Disney Infinity is All About Creativity

Playing Disney Infinity will be something like building a fort.

Nintendo has released the first episode of a “docu-series” about the upcoming Skylanders competitor, Disney Infinity. The series will look at the inspiration behind the game, and this first episode is called simply “Creating Disney Infinity”.

The video is only a couple of minutes long, and doesn't go into much depth, but it's worth a watch if only for the black-and-white clip of Walt Disney himself that starts it off:

“We have often been asked: where do we get the ideas for our stories?”

It's a particularly useful quote in this case, as various people working on the game take the opportunity to talk about where the idea for the game came from. However, this is more a case of various soundbites (“We always start with a blank sheet of paper”, “Storytelling has always been at the heart of Disney”) than solid information, so don't expect to find out anything about the actual physical process of getting Disney Infinity from concept to product.

One interesting thing we do get to see is an artist drawing (or pretending to draw, since the image is already finished) various characters that'll appear in the game, with the signature colourful, polygonal look the designers have opted for. We also get to see some of the figurines, before another black-and-white clip (this time of Disneyland), and a kid making a fort. The promise with Disney University is that players will be able to create whatever they can think of, and the trailer does manage to make that look possible.

Disney Infinity is due to launch for PC, PS3, 360, Wii U, Wii, and 3DS on August 18. Will it be the next big thing?