It's slowly coming together -- brick by brick. The LEGO Universe
MMO is still on track, and it's still under control of NetDevil
. While the company has gone quite quiet on the production of Jumpgate Evolution
, GamesIndustry.biz was able to catch up with the company at GamesCom in Cologne
to ask them some questions about the LEGO Universe
This interview is with Ryan Seabury
, the creative director on the project, and focuses in on the challenges behind making a directed gaming experience coupled with the creative power of a sandbox game, and then making it all accessible for kids and their families. It's really a great read if you're interested in how game design decisions are made, and how LEGO Universe
will bridge the gap between an entirely open sandbox world and a more "theme park" experience.