Posted by Caitlyn Muncy on Feb 13, 2012

LEGO Universe Gone Forever

In October of 2010, the LEGO Universe MMO was released with what seemed like a huge following. It was aimed at the younger audience, but there are plenty of older enthusiasts that signed up. The FreeToPlay business model started up shortly after they had released their game, and although they tried valiantly, it didn’t work out the way they had hoped.

On January 31st of this year, they ended up having to pull the plug. It’s definitely sad to see such a fun and creative game go, but that’s life sometimes. There are other games out there such as the LEGO Batman, Harry Potter, and Indiana Jones that seem to have continual success, but maybe that’s just because they have a familiar aspect to them.

It definitely makes you wonder if it would’ve succeeded if those familiar characters were in the game as well. There are many other factors that go into the decision of ending a game, but it’s certainly something to think about. If you go to the LEGO Universe website, you can cry your eyes out to a video of the history of the game from beginning to end.

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Caitlyn Muncy

Raised in a Podunk town in southern Indiana, Caitlyn had an appetite for games at a young age, growing up with SNES, PlayStation consoles, a Gameboy, and a PC. She has branched out into several different fields of art, music, and journalistic endeavors. Apart from being parent to Darth Giblet the hamster, she is currently attending Indiana University for Fine Arts. You can follow her on Twitter.

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  • Helion98

    Well… I played Lego universe beta and free to play version because they didn’t release it in Russia. Lego universe was epic and awesome game there you can do whatever you want and smash stuff i liked it. Sadly i didn’t even witnessed the Imagination Nexus, It was a hard work on that game. But i know why it crashed upon itself.

    Reason: They release it in US, UK, Germany and other country’s but they didn’t Release it in nor Russia, nor china, nor Japan. I mean there are many lego fans out there and you mustn’t just don’t release it there. Not only didn’t they released, they blocked all payments for those countries so no one was able to pay for the sub in Russia and “Banned” countries. They say that they don’t have enough subs? They could have them if they opened there eyes.

    Anyway Lego Universe is off and you might blame the releaser’s for the Game shut down.