Thursday, January 7, 2010

Here comes LEGO Universe

LEGO Universe continues to move closer to seeing the light of day -- a demo version and extended trailer from game developer NetDevil debuts today at the Consumer Electronics Show -- and it's exciting to think that something I've been curious about since 2008 will be up and running by the end of the year.

The Massively Multiplayer Online title is an entire world built out of LEGO bricks and elements, where your avatar (in-game persona) is a LEGO minifigure. This week, the cover story of the Denver Westword News is about the game's development.

It covers the tricky issues of product testing, copyrighted or inappropriate characters generated in LEGO bricks, and how adult fans of LEGO are helping to shape the game.

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