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Even More Art from that Canceled Flash Video Game

Flash Game Speedster Designs - Roger Robinson

About five years ago, BottleRocket Entertainment was working on a Flash video game for Brash Entertainment. Several months in, Brash folded, and the project was canceled. We’ve previously posted about early screen art, concept art, a video clip and a commentary in our Flash video games guest post series.

Yesterday, nailbiter111 on ComicBookMovie posted an extensive gallery of concept art by Roger Robinson from his Facebook album, as well as a collection of test animations.

The art has apparently been out on Facebook for a year, but there are a lot of designs in there that I hadn’t seen before. I especially like this drawing of the Shade.

The Shade - Roger Robinson

The sheer scope of characters included is astonishing, and if nothing else, the game would have looked awesome.

Take a look at the gallery, either on ComicBookMovie or Facebook, and tell us what you think!

Thanks to Mack Nathan, Flash Neighbor for the links!

Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Adventure Announced!

Hey Speed Readers,

Yet another awesome nugget of DC Comics Video Game news as Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Adventure has been announced for the Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PC.


Described as a “DC Comics Encyclopedia” by the developers, 5th Cell, the game boasts over 2000 unique DC Comics superheroes and supervillains! In addition to the usual Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman offerings we’ve already seen a glimpse of members of the Flash Family (with cool props like the Cosmic Treadmill), Captain Cold and reportedly we will be able to play as 130 different Green Lanterns!


While I’m not that familiar with Scribblenauts and it’s style of play, the concept is pretty simple; If you can spell it, you can use it. I’m sure some of the more colorful executions of this playstyle have obviously been omitted seeing as the game is rated “E10”.

In this side-scrolling puzzle-actioner you play as Maxwell who is tasked with collecting objects known as “Starites” of which a certain number are required to advance to the next level. In the vein of old school graphic adventure point and click games (like Monkey Island) just about every object in the game can be interacted with by clicking on it which opens up a myriad of options depending on what you are actively doing in the game. The key part of the gameplay however is the ability to utilize Maxwell’s magic notebook to summon items (or other characters) into the game to help you solve puzzles by writing the name of the object or character on the screen. Usually you are limited to 3 to 4 summons in order to solve a puzzle and the games “emergent” play style really requires you to exercise and hone your mental agility and think outside of the box.

Honestly it sounds like one of those games that sounds more fun than it seems, but the reviews don’t lie; this is the fifth in a series of an extremely well-received and award-winning franchise.  I remember being intrigued by the studios first effort in this genre, Drawn to Life, but never really following up on it due to a lack of a Nintendo Wii or DS. Unfortunately I still have yet to pick up either of those systems (or their next-gen counterparts) so it will really depend on just how cool this game ends up being (and how much in price these consoles drop) before I decide to take the plunge.


While I’ve noticed a fair bit of New 52 pandering, from the looks of it I think we can also expect some traditional DCU love as well. Just in the Flash-themed picture from above we have the traditional Golden Age Flash, Kid Flash, Professor Zoom and Black Flash! With 2000 or so characters I think we can expect a lot more variety to come.

Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure is due out sometime this Fall and needless to say, Speed Force will be keeping a close eye on the development of this title. In the meantime you can check out the official trailer, HERE.

So who is already a big fan of Scribblenauts and can testify to it’s greatness? Anyone plan on picking up the games for the first time due to the presence of the DC Universe? Please let us know in the comments below.

Pictures courtesy of CBR.

Thanks for reading,


Flash Profiled in Infinite Crisis Video

DC’s upcoming multiplayer online battle arena game, Infinite Crisis, has released a video profiling the Flash in the game.

Blaze into battle with the blazing speed of Flash, The Fastest Man Alive! This former police scientist is a blur on the battlefield, dashing through obstacles and enemies with devastating effect. Striking with lightning speed, The Flash is the consummate assassin — in and out before you even realize he was there.

Infinite Crisis is currently in beta. You can sign up for a beta key at the game website.

How the Flash could have looked in INJUSTICE

Injustice: Gods Among Us - Flash Concept Art

Artist Justin Murray has posted a bunch of concept art from Injustice: Gods Among Us, including this piece showing a Flash design for the video game. He explains, “It was the best thing in the world to be given the chance to redesign some of the worlds most badass superheroes and villains. They wanted us to go in a live action summer blockbuster movie direction with these designs. Hope you like them!”

(Via Techcitement)

The Flash in Video Games Part 6: Injustice

Today’s guest post is by Colin Crebs.

Flash fans rejoice! Another playable Flash in a fighting game appears, this time in Injustice: Gods Among Us. But is he done well, or is it an… injustice?

Injustice: Trinity Plus the Flash

Pictured above: The Flash striking a pose with the DC Trinity, with Solomon Grundy photobombing.

For quick reference, here is a video of the Flash fighting Shazam. You can see the Flash do some super-speed combos, slow down time, and perform his Super Move where he runs entirely around the world just because why not. If you practice with him for a few minutes, you will discover he’s very different in play-style from his appearance in MKvDC. He will seem generally slower, with no ability to zip around the stage with impunity. But he may grow on you.

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