When Minecraft first appeared in 2009, it took the gaming world by storm. It sold over 100 million copies around the world, and during peak times of the day, more than a million people are playing it at the same time. Even classrooms are getting in on the fun (check out the September issue of OWL Magazine for deets).
Have you ever tried explaining this game to a non-gamer? It can be tough to describe. It's all about building your world however you want, where the only limit is your creativity. When you put it like that, it sounds a little like the video-game version of playing with LEGO.
That brings us to LEGO Worlds, a game that actually is the video-game version of playing with LEGO.
Everything you see in this game is made of LEGO bricks, from the grass to the pigs to the pirate ships, and it can all be built or unbuilt on a whim. This game's world is bright, colourful, and lively—and you can do whatever you want with it.
LEGO Worlds joins the sandbox
LEGO Worlds is part of a genre called "sandbox" games. In sandbox games, what you do is totally up to you.
Instead of following a rigid plot, you get to interact with the world however you want to. In the case of LEGO Worlds, this even means shaping that world to your own unique creative vision.
Adventure meets creativity
It's not all just free-form fun. There are some small quests you'll need to do right at the beginning that teach you how to play the game. But once you're past the first few quests, it's up to you to decide what to do next. You'll meet lots of other LEGO figures while you explore, and many of them will have mini quests for you to complete. But you don't have to do these quests if you don't want to.
LEGO Worlds is the best of both worlds—adventure quests for when you want a bit of structure, and free-roaming creativity for when you want to run wild.
LEGO Worlds available now for Nintendo Switch
This game has been available on other systems for a while, but now it's finally coming to the Nintendo Switch. This means that for the first time, you can take this game on the go.
Want to see LEGO Worlds in action? Check out the trailer below.