Picking up the pieces after LEGO Universe fell apart, The Secret World and Anarchy Online developer Funcom has constructed a video to show off their take on a LEGO-based MMO, LEGO Minifigures Online.
It looks wonderful. I love the idea of collecting minifigs with different powers — I mean, I do it in real life, and mine have no powers at all. I’m just a little worried about the platforms it’s coming to. PC is a given, but web browsers, Android and iOS? That’s… ambitious. It’s not that there haven’t been good MMO games on mobile. They’re just normally quite limited, and I want my LEGO MMO to be as big as my imagination (10 cubic feet, give or take).
“We could not be more excited to be working with LEGO on such a great franchise. I think you could even say the team has been training to make this game since we were little kids,” says Lawrence Poe, Executive Producer on ‘LEGO Minifigures Online’. “That excitement carries over into everything we do, and we’re throwing every ounce of our passion and creativity into the game. We are one hundred per cent focused on delivering the fun, safe, quality experience that people expect when they think of LEGO minifigures.”
When I think of LEGO minifigures, I think of unwrapping a blind bag to reveal the fifth damn mermaid. If they can accurately recreate that experience, then they’re officially evil.