Make a LEGO® Video Game

Back in early September, Unity beta tested an interesting new concept. They incorporated virtual LEGO® bricks into their game development platform. Consequently, anyone can make a LEGO® video game. Incidentally, Unity is downloadable software that makes video game development accessible to any level of user. The platform claims that even a complete novice can develop their first “microgame” in as little of 45 minutes following online tutorials. Additionally, it is free for students and individuals.

Make a LEGO® video game with Unity!
Game development screen (©2020 The LEGO Group).

With the beta test over, the official partnership launches on October 26. The LEGO® Games aspect allows budding game developers to use the familiar LEGO® system of play to create digital worlds. Additionally, Unity collaborated with Bricklink. This means that if you have models created with Bricklink’s Studio, you can import them into your games. Check out the trailer below.

With no game development experience of my own, I am intrigued. The process sounds easy. Therefore, why not develop my own LEGO® game? I can see there are pirate Minifigure pieces in the software which could be fun. What are your thoughts on the LEGO® Games team-up with Unity? Will you make a LEGO® video game? Comment below or reach out on social media. For more LEGO® related news, click here.

Until next time,

-Tom

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