Spielberg “the gamer” is the real deal, developer says

Boom BloxThere’s some good news for fans of EA’s upcoming Steven Spielberg-produced Wii title Boom Blox this morning. Apparently the man is a true gamer; comfortable enough in his skin to spout off references to games long past, while at the same time savvy enough to know that Crysis isn’t just a word used to describe the U.S. economy.

“I was actually pretty surprised to find out how much of a gamer Steven Spielberg is,” said Amir Rahimi, senior producer on the Boom Blox project told GameIndustry.biz at the Nintendo Media Summit this week. “He – regularly, when we meet with him – makes references to games that a lot of us game developers haven’t played or haven’t played in years. But also recent games, like Crysis, he talks a lot about.” And despite the director’s busy schedule, particularly with the release later this year of the new Indiana Jones movie, he displayed his commitment to the projects with regular office attendance. “He came up with the original concept, but he also – when he wasn’t off shooting Indiana Jones or doing other big projects out of town – I’d say he was in the office on average every week.”

Steven Spielberg: Legendary director. Deft video game producer. Consummate multi-tasker.

From GoNintendo, a listing of pretty much everything this Boom Blox game has to offer.