The latest LEGO video game comes courtesy of ClockStone Studio, the developers behind international phenomenon Bridge Constructor, which has been played by more than 80 million people around the world. Their latest title is LEGO Bricktales, a game that builds on the foundations of LEGO Builder’s Journey by handing creative freedom back to the player.
LEGO Bricktales’ premise is simple: journey through a series of diorama-like worlds that can be rotated at will to discover new secrets and pathways, while using preselected assortments of LEGO bricks to build solutions to puzzles and challenges along the way. That’s how the final product plays – but where did the idea come from, and how did development begin?
Those are the questions tackled in the latest episode of Bits N’ Bricks, the LEGO Group’s official video games podcast hosted by Brian Crecente and Ethan Vincent. The answers shed light on how the game was ‘born in a bathtub of DUPLO bricks’, how the studio took inspiration from Nintendo’s Captain Toad, and where LEGO Builder’s Journey fits into the story.
Hit play on the video above to listen to the podcast in full, or find it through your preferred streaming service. You can also check out a full transcript of the episode at LEGO.com by clicking here. The rest of the Bits N’ Bricks podcast is available through the LEGO Gaming YouTube channel, and you can check out our review of LEGO Bricktales here.