Whatever it is that 5th Cell is doing, it's doing it right. As a fully independent developer, the company behind Drawn to Life is out to deliver a fresh take on gaming, based purely on interesting designs and concepts that are held together with solid hooks based on their platform. Don't ask IGN how a company like THQ – usually responsible for licensed products only, with very little original content throughout – has pushed itself to deliver a more aggressive, original take on game publishing, but it's working so far.
Known for last year's quirky "design your own hero" platformer Drawn to Life, 5th Cell has again teamed up with THQ to deliver a vibrant and loveable original experience again on DS, this time out to prove that the company has more in the tank than just kid-friendly, sadbox experiences. The latest product brewing from this newly-formed company, Construction Combat: Lock's Quest, brings the same art style and beautiful pixel art back to DS, this time taking elements from real-time strategy, role playing, puzzle, simulation, and adventure games.