Could this be the game that appeals to non-gamers?

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An advert for an unannounced video game, Worlds, has been spotted on the back of the instructions of 60097 by Eurobricks member mikaelsol.

I admit that not a lot can be determined from the image but somehow it does sounds interesting. If, as it suggests, it provides an environment where you explore, discover and create, hopefully without any conflict or tedious puzzle solving, it might be what LEGO Universe should have been.

Release dates, platforms supported and so on are not mentioned and LEGO.com/worlds is not yet live, so we will have to wait for more information.

Source Eurobricks. Thanks to jamesster for the news.

31 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

I hope it will be a downloadable game like Minifigures Online, though I am not sure if LEGO wish to take that path. If not, hopefully there will be a PC version. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Sounds more interesting than Dimensions - which is going to be the one that obviously gets a lot more press.

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By in United Kingdom,

I would welcome the opportunity to be able to build and create my own online world. Then my ideas and plans would not take up any space at home or create holes in my wallet. It has the TT games logo, and although they have generally been aimed at children (and the occassional AFOL with children like me!) they have been very good. Also to be able to have a "sandbox" element would be great and as long as they kept it away from licenced themes, the price would hopefully be sensible. However, with nothing much more to go on than the back of this box, we'll have to see.....

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks interesting. You can craft things from Lego. I wonder where you get the bricks from? Maybe you have to Mine them...

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By in Australia,

For legal purposes, this in no way looks, feels, resembles, or is inspired by a game called "Minecraft".

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By in United Kingdom,

This has something of the feel of the classic Lego games about it- Creator, Lego Island, Rock Raiders, etc. which is exciting. The landscape being made completely from bricks is also intriguing. Hope we hear more at E3.

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By in Belgium,

Sounds like a Minecraft clone to me (which is funny since Minecraft is kind of a digital clone of LEGO to begin with) but I have one GIANT thumb up for the complete absence of any realistic non LEGO element in the environment of that picture !

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By in United States,

It's only like Minecraft in that you can take stuff apart and build stuff, and only if this accidental early ad is as close to the game as Jurassic Park's game, and not like Dimensions' early promos.

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By in United States,

This is odd. Why on earth is there an ad for something with literally no press? I don't think this game will be very interesting either. I bet it's going to be like a combination of Minecraft and LDD.

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By in Finland,

Woah, a Lego game where you... create things? That has nothing to do with Lego! For real though I am really exited. I and my brother really loved the not-so-great level editors of the two Tt games, Indiana Jones 2 and Harry Potter.

Wait, what do you mean by "it might be what LEGO Universe should have been"?

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By in United Kingdom,

Jamesster? I remember playing with him on LEGO Universe... Fun times. Like @legoguysw said, I think this has a Creator sort of feel to it. I loved playing the LEGO Creator games as a child but now that I look back on it they were terrible. I hope there are no licensed products.

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By in United States,

Mostly I'm excited that it looks like prospects are good for another non-licensed western-themed line.

Colors and landscape and figures are also reminiscent of the "Pueblo" Ideas project: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/74687

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By in United Kingdom,

Ooo part 17485 (Brick, Round 2 x 2 with Pin Holes) in lime...

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By in United Kingdom,

Wait, could this be a Lego Minecraft esque game? (Like Minecraft but Lego?)

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By in United States,

A Lego game like Minecraft or better yet Everquest Landmark would make a lot of sense. Definitely one of those ideas where you wonder why they haven't already done it yet.

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By in Brazil,

What's that flower piece behind the Lego logo?

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By in United States,

From the looks of the art, it looks like the Creator game I had as a kid (I still have the disk, and need to install it on my PC)!

If it's like Creator, or even Creator meets Minecraft, and is not available on PC, I may have to get one of the current consoles with the game!

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By in United States,

Unless this turns out to be more like LU (though correcting the fatal error of having to sets to go along with it), this is going to be a major flop. Nobody wants to pay for something they can get for free, like LDD or other similar systems. the Creator games weren't a huge success I hear, either, so I don't know what LEGO is thinking...

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By in United States,

Somebody who commented on the Hoth Bricks article says the following (http://www.hothbricks.com/2015/05/lego-worlds-le-prochain-jeu-video-lego/):

"Pour info, on a eu une droit à une démo du truc lors de notre voyage payant au pays de la brique. C'est vraiment du Minecraft en puissance avec exploration et construction in-game, via une interface semblable à celle de LDD."

Run through Google Translate:

"FYI, we had a right to a demo of the thing during our paid trip to the land of the brick. It's really Minecraft power with exploration and building in-game, via an interface similar to that of LDD."

(I assume they're talking about the LEGO Inside Tour or something similar)

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By in United Kingdom,

They should have given LU to TT in the first place...

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By in United States,

Sounds cool, always wanted a game that centered around creation with LEGO bricks.

What exactly is a "non-gamer" though? Someone who avoids any type of game whatsoever? If someone plays a puzzle game on their phone occasionally, are they still a "non-gamer?"

I prefer to use the term "casual gamer."

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By in United States,

I'm actually Beta testing this game right now. Who knew? Can't wait for this, it's really awesome.

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By in United States,

@SuperDKong: One aspect that typically separates "Non-gamers," from "casual" gamers, at least in the LEGO community, are that they are typically people that prefer to "play" with physical bricks to a point where they will on occasion make disparaging marks in reference to games. This is not a universal trait, by any means, but it's unfortunately common. A "game for non-gamers" would be a game that would interest these people in playing it.

If you're someone who games occasionally, but not as a regular habit, then yes, you are a "casual" gamer.

@StorzN: Not to be mean, but you're either not being completely honest, or you're violating your NDA. I was a beta tester for LU, and one of the rules was that you were in no way allowed to mention that you were testing - and I've heard about similar rules for other games.

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By in Australia,

Non licenced? The Warner Bros logo would indicate otherwise..........

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By in United States,

If this really is a minecraft like game, than I am super pumped! One of the things I loved about Lego universe was the social building. You can't explore people's creations in ldd. I loved being able to explore someone's secret base, or haunted house, or pirate ship from a minifigs perspective.

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By in United States,

It will be interesting to see if this becomes a Minecraft competitor. It could do really well, I think, if it's LDD mixed with Minecraft mechanics, where you can build anything you want in whatever colors, but also adventure off and do your own thing.

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By in United States,

@Lind_Whisperer The "classifications" have gotten increasingly more complex, even, now that mobile phone and tablet games are reaching previously disinterested demographics. A "casual gamer" is often used to mean someone who plays "casual" games, like Candy Crush or Words with Friends. The growing distinctions are at the same time interesting and exhausting.

But you're right, a "non-gamer" in this scenario is the kind of person who says "I hate video games, I never play them", but then goes and picks up something like this.

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By in United States,

LDD video game? I want this in my life now... maybe it'll be PC only, to provide some payback for Dimensions not being at all compatible with PC... either way, whatever the heck this is, it looks epic.

EDIT: I think City will have something to do with this. That digger is from the Demolition Starter Set.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ That describes me fairy accurately. I used to play a lot: Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem but now don't have the time (and dexterity, probably) to invest in that sort of game. I do dabble in the likes of PvZ on my tablet but only really when I have nothing better to do, like when on holiday.

A virtual world full of LEGO in which you explore and build, well that could be something that does appeal to this 'non gamer'.

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By in Germany,

now that's news, sounds awesome, i'm very excited

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By in Netherlands,

@privatematrix warner logo doesn't automatically mean licensed, warner owns TT

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