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Funcom piecing together Lego Minifigures Online for PC, mobile

A lineup of characters from Lego Minifigures Online.

Above: A lineup of characters from Lego Minifigures Online.

Image Credit: Funcom

Developer Funcom is working on Lego Minifigures Online for Android, iOS, PC, and browsers. The massively multiplayer online title is due out in the second half of 2014.

It’s free-to-play and targeted at younger players. It should have different gameplay mechanics across a variety of famous Lego settings like Pirate World, Space World, and Medieval World.

“We could not be more excited to be working with Lego on such a great franchise,” Lego Minifigures Online executive producer Lawrence Poe said in a statement. “I think you could even say the team has been training to make this game since we were little kids. That excitement carries over into everything we do, and we’re throwing every ounce of our passion and creativity into the game. We are 100 percent focused on delivering the fun, safe, quality experience that people expect when they think of Lego minifigures.”

Lego Minifigures Online encourages players to explore the varying worlds to collect items that they can then build with. The title will have no connection to the other Lego games on the market.

This isn’t the first Lego MMO. Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive launched Lego Universe in 2008. WB shut the game down in 2012 due to”unsatisfactory revenues.”

Funcom’s previous works include the adult-focused MMO Age of Conan and the mystery-filled MMO The Secret World. While those mature-themed games might make it seem weird that Lego would allow Funcom to produce its family-focused MMO, the developer also produced MMORPG Pets vs. Monsters and Facebook title Fashion Week Live, so it has experience with more casual audiences.


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