Anniversary marked by the launch of a new podcast which explores stories behind a quarter of a century of LEGO gaming innovation.
December sees LEGO marking a quarter of a century in the video games space.
From the small-scale release of a SEGA Educational game, LEGO Fun to Build, in Japan December 1995 to global blockbuster titles LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 or LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, the last 25 years has seen the iconic LEGO System in Play come to life digitally in over 80 commercial games.
The company has sold over 200 million games globally with the top five best selling LEGO games over the 25 years (in no particular order) including LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (pictured), LEGO Batman: The Video Game and LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.
“Over a quarter of a century after the launch of the team’s first video game, the LEGO brick and LEGO System in Play continues to provide the ultimate creative medium for gaming fans of all ages,” commented Ronny Scherer, senior director of LEGO Games. “It offers builders and game developers unlimited opportunities to create, play and develop in a way that is continually evolving to provide new, exciting play and gaming experiences and that can help introduce new gamers to digital play.
“We are proud to have long embraced the digitalization of the LEGO brick both through products and gaming to extend the enjoyment of LEGO play across both the real and the digital worlds, opening up new playgrounds for all.”
To mark the anniversary, a new podcast series – Bits N’ Bricks – is launching, delving into the company’s video games history and exploring the many facets of LEGO gaming, from unreleased projects and bestsellers.
The podcasts will examine digital play innovations at the LEGO Group more broadly, as well as a number of specific titles and themes. These include a previously undiscussed project with Mojang on a LEGO Minecraft title.
Each episode will be available on the LEGO Group website, as well as on all popular podcast platforms for free.
The 25th anniversary will also see the launch of a webpage dedicated to the Bits N’ Bricks podcast, as well as a packed infographic timeline that illustrates some of the key moments in the LEGO Group’s quarter of a century history in digital play and gaming.