LEGO has long established a presence in the videogames scene since the mid-1990s, believe it or not. While recent LEGO games from Traveller’s Tales and WB Interactive are considered definitive, they’re not the only ones. Much like the LEGO experience as a whole, there have been multiple genres given the LEGO spin over the decades. The scale seems to go from more action-oriented titles like the upcoming “Skywalker Saga,” to something more cerebral. So this past weekend LEGO announced a new upcoming videogame. As told by The Brick Fan, this title is being developed by the company that brought us the “Bridge Constructor” simulation-puzzle series.
“LEGO Bricktales” is the latest addition to the LEGO gaming library courtesy of ClockStone Studio and Thunderful. Think of ClockStone’s earlier “Bridge Constructor” puzzle games. These involve the player having to build a bridge over a river/ravine. Limitations range from being given a set number of pieces or buying pieces on a given budget. Now give that simulation-puzzle premise a LEGO makeover. Now the situations explode into numerous possibilities across various brick-built locales. Challenges might include, as seen in the trailer below, building a helicopter to rescue stranded minifigures. Can you get it done using the LEGO pieces provided? How many attempts might you need?
The announcement trailer provides no further details on ClockStone’s “LEGO Bricktales” other than it releasing sometime this year. Perhaps like “Bridge Constructor,” this LEGO game could see a multi-system launch. That includes the usual WB-TT videogame haunts of PlayStations, Xboxes, the Switch and PC. It’s already confirmed on Steam. There’s also iOS and Android to consider. Hopefully we’ll get more “LEGO Bricktales” trailer soon so we’ll know more of what to expect from this offering.