LEGO, NetDevil Partner For LEGO MMO

March 5, 2007

In what could be the greatest sounding premise for a MMO to date, building block company LEGO and indie game company NetDevil have revealed that a new massively multiplayer game based on LEGOs is in the works.

While details are scarce at the moment, a brief statement by both companies further adds fuel to the belief that this could be the next big thing for the genre (provided it’s done right).

“The LEGO brand represents construction, creativity and problem solving — values that compliment the MMOG market,” commented The LEGO Group’s Lisbeth Valther Pallesen. “By merging the online world of social interaction with physical play, the LEGO brand is providing new experiences for children, as well as fans. NetDevil’s technological capability, openness to work with a large community, and their enthusiasm for the LEGO brand made them a natural partner.”

NetDevil president Scott Brown added: “Playing with LEGO bricks and developing online worlds are both creative activities. To bring them together is deeply professionally satisfying and we look forward to working with the LEGO team.”