By Jonathan (Ardua) Doyle
Some people cover their walls in fine art. Some people have statues and busts and sculptures.
My shelf at home has a wind up robot trying to kill a spaceman. Beside them a Minotaur and a Skate punk hang out and make fun of the Genie.
Why bother with any other sort of decoration when Minifigurines exist? Prior to this, that’s all they were. Fun collectible little Lego models that I had on my shelf. I’m already eyeing up Series 11 and deciding which of them I want.
Now, in the finest traditions of the internet, I need all of the things.
Today Funcom has announced LEGO Minifigures Online coming in 2014 for PC, Android and iOS.
From the Press Release:
- Explore many wondrous LEGO worlds each teeming with life, detail and awesome adventure! From lush islands held by swashbuckling pirates to alien worlds where the Galaxy Patrol must battle dangers such as the mind-controlling Pluuvian Brain-Beast!
- Find, collect and play with almost one hundred different Minifigures! The Ice Skater, the Chicken Suit Guy, the Roller Derby Girl, Alien Avenger and many, many more; millions of LEGO fans all over the world have held them in their hands and now they can step into their shoes as they explore the world of LEGO Minifigures Online!
- Interact with the environment around you and use it to your advantage! Smash an enemy turret and re-build it to work for you, destroy a wall to discover a hidden passage and even build machines to help you take down the big bosses! Smashing stuff definitely feels good, but as all LEGO fans will know, building something feels even better!
- Compete or collaborate with friends from all over the world! Face the adventure together or engage in awesome player vs. player battles where you must build towers, traps, mines and turrets while taking on the enemy and smashing theirs!
- Discover unique abilities with each Minifigure! Take control of the rocked-out DJ and literally drop your beats on unsuspecting enemies, or assume the role of the Aztec Warrior and go to battle making sure no one is spared your mighty spear! Maybe the Plumber is your guy? Sure! A plunger in the face will stop those baddies!
- Gather experience and level up Minifigures by smashing your way through enemies, rocks and LEGO bricks! Customize your playstyle by collecting special bricks and put them together in unique shapes to upgrade abilities such as luck and creativity!
- There are hundreds of different characters available in the LEGO Minifigures line and Funcom will continuously keep adding more and more of these for players to collect in-game! Funcom and The LEGO Group are working closely together to blend the physical world of LEGO Minifigures with the digital one; for instance players who purchase bags containing real Minifigure will immediately be able to jump into the game and play with their virtual counterparts!
- Unravel an exciting story that spans across worlds! Take on quests such as searching for buried treasure in the pirate world, rescuing the kingnapped king in the medieval world, and even helping Zeus himself in the mythology world!
Funcom in Oslo and Lego in Denmark. Clearly my European neighbours are set to take over my life in very short order. All hail our brick based overlords!
Check out www.funcom.com for more.