Spielberg Launches Puzzle Game

Boom Blox hopes to engage kids and adults alike
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2008 4:02 PM CDT
Steven Spielberg has co-developed a new game called 'Boom Blox.'   (EA)
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(Newser) – As if the release of the next Indiana Jones film wasn’t enough to keep him busy, Steven Spielberg launched a new video game for the Wii last week, called Boom Blox, ABC News reports. A puzzle game with cute characters and engaging animations, it was created with the intent of "bringing grownups and kids together with a great activity," Spielberg says.

In the game, characters manipulate different types of blocks to solve puzzles, whether it’s finding the sweet spot to destroy a block structure in one go, or removing blocks without toppling the overall structure, á la Jenga. Being a bit overwhelmed with movies, Spielberg says he enjoys getting away to develop games. And besides: “in terms of annual revenues, the gaming industry is larger” than the movie business.