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LEGO Worlds


Lego Worlds is a Lego-themed sandbox game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game allows players to build constructions in a 3D procedurally generated world. A beta version of the game was released on 1 June 2015 on Steam Early Access. It was released on 7 March 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A version for Nintendo Switch was released on 5 September 2017 in North America and 8 September 2017 in Europe.


Gameplay:

Lego Worlds is a sandbox video game which allows players to build a world made up of Lego bricks.[1][2] The player is rewarded for collecting objects spread across the map with "studs", an in-game currency. The player can build using the items they have encountered. Players can create their own world by using predefined Lego structures or using the "brick-by-brick editor tool". Players' appearances and outfits are customizable in the game. Terrain and environment can be modified via landscaping tools. A variety of vehicles, such as helicopters, and creatures are featured in the game. A multiplayer option and features for world-sharing have been added to the game through later updates.[3]


Development:

Prior to the game's official release, it was teased in the back of a Lego set's construction manual.[4] It was formally announced on 1 June 2015 with a simultaneous early access release on Steam to allow the gaming community to provide feedback for continual improvements and the integration of additional content over time.[5] The game left early access and Warner Bros. released the game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 8, 2017.[6] The Nintendo Switch version was released in September 2017.[7]


Reception:

Reception was generally positive, though players had mixed opinions in some cases. Metacritic gave the Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions a score of 59/100,[8] 71/100,[9] 66/100,[10] and 69/100[11] respectively. The game was nominated for "Family Game" at the 14th British Academy Games Awards.[13][14]


Downloadable Content:

Two Add-ons were released for the game. The one named Classic Space Pack added a new biome in the game, several characters, creatures and vehicles and 2 brick builds: the Space Scooter Base and the Mineral Detector Base. The second one named Monsters Pack added a new biome some characters and 3 brick builds.


References:

  1. ^ Saed, Sharif (1 June 2015). "LEGO Worlds officially announced, is Minecraft with LEGO". VG247. Retrieved 2 June 2015.

  2. ^ Chalk, Andy (1 June 2015). "See if you can guess which game Lego Worlds looks like". PC Gamer. Retrieved 1 June 2015.

  3. ^ Crecente, Brian (1 June 2015). "Lego takes on Minecraft with Lego Worlds, in early access now". Polygon. Retrieved 1 June 2015.

  4. ^ Hannley, Steve (27 May 2015). "'LEGO Worlds' Teased by TT Games and WB Interactive". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 2 June2015.

  5. ^ Osborn, Alex (1 June 2015). "Warner Bros. Announces Minecraft Competitor Lego Worlds". IGN. Retrieved 2 June 2015.

  6. ^ O'Cononr, Alice (8 March 2017). "Bricking it: LEGO Worlds leaves early access". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved 23 May 2019.

  7. ^ Newhouse, Alex (27 July 2015). "Nintendo Switch Version Of Lego Worlds Dated". GameSpot. Retrieved 23 May 2019.

  8. ^ "LEGO Worlds Review - IGN". IGN. Retrieved 21 August 2018.

  9. ^ deAlessandri, Marie (15 March 2018). "Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice at forefront of BAFTA Games Awards nominations". MCV. Retrieved 16 March 2018.

  10. ^ Makedonski, Brett (12 April 2018). "BAFTA names What Remains of Edith Finch its best game of 2017". Destructoid. Retrieved 13 April2018.

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