Diggs: Nightcrawler Brings Noir Storytelling to Wonderbook

on August 21, 2012 11:42 AM

Announced for Wonderbook is a book called Diggs: Nightcrawler from the animation studio Moonbot.

The premise for the book is that Diggs is a detective bookworm that works for Humpty Dumpty. He ends up being framed when Humpty takes a great fall. The story unfolds with players working with Diggs to clear his name and find the culprit of the crime.

Moonbot is focusing on getting players to interact with the book and have the characters interact in different ways depending on how the book is moved. Diggs gives hints to players to know when to advance or backtrack in the book.

The book is aimed toward younger audiences but they are working to incorporate elements that hark back to classic adventure games.

While many are hesitant about Wonderbook as a whole, the idea of an adventure game that players can interact with in a physical way is an enticing proposition. It will be interesting to see if these kind of titles will be able to give adventure games a modern twist.

 /  Staff Writer
Paul is what you would call a Jack of All Trades. He has an interest in programming and video games. He is also a capable artist, photographer, writer, reader, and an Ancient Karaoke Performer. He has been gaming since the late 80s starting with games such as Tetris and Arkanoid. His favorite genres in games include Role Playing, Action-Adventure, Rhythm, and Old School 2D Platformers. Books are another interest of his as his collection of books slowly overruns his living quarters.