LEGO Universe is a massively multiplayer online game currently being developed by the LEGO Group. The game will unite the fun, quality and creativity of a LEGO product with a virtual environment’s imaginative play possibilities!
Calling LEGO Universe “massively multiplayer” means that thousands of LEGO fans will be able to team up in the gamespace. LEGO Universe will also be a “persistent” gameworld, constantly evolved by the players actions.
Within LEGO Universe, players will safely create, build, quest and socialise together. This entirely new online world will be the spot for LEGO enthusiasts of all ages to form their own adventures.
Players start as a basic minifig character with no plastic whatsoever. Through completing tasks and challenges, beating enemies or trading with other players, those characters collect plastic – the currency of the land. This can be used in shops to buy region related accessories or melted down for players to create their own bricks, which may be needed for quests. As players team up they can use their different abilities to unlock new areas that offer new challenges.
With simple gameplay akin to the Lego Star Wars and Indiana Jones games, regions based upon the different lines of Lego figures (I’m going to play in the Knights section and Kim will be in the Pirates one obviously), and an intriguing economy this could be the game that everyone who was ever a kid has been waiting for.