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Lego Harry Potter, Crystal Skull games next from Traveller's Tales

Fri 13 Mar 2009 11:41am GMT / 7:41am EDT / 4:41am PDT
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Studio also pitching to Peter Jackson for Hobbit tie-in

A staff member at UK studio Traveller's Tales has seemingly confirmed that the developer is currently working on two new Lego games, long-rumoured to be in production.

According to the staff member's CV, Lego Harry Potter and Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull are both in development at the Warner Bros owned studio.

While EA has the rights to publish one more game based on the Harry Potter movies, Warner Bros is the parent of the Potter franchise and has already put Traveller's Tales to work on other brands including Batman.

The staff member also states that they had worked on a demo to pitch to Peter Jackson for a game based on the forthcoming Hobbit movies, due in 2012.

Traveller's Tales is known to be working on one other Lego title - Lego Battles - due for release on the DS this year, and had considerable success with the Lego Star Wars franchise.

8 Comments

Why was this news? Hopefully **** doesn't get in trouble for what appears to be an honest mistake on *** part.

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Edited 2 times. Last edit by a moderator on 13th March 2009 7:52pm

Posted:5 years ago

#1
Terrible. You really shouldn't have printed this. Extremely bad form. As someone who's wife is an animator in the games industry, I can only imagine how **** must be feeling right now.

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Posted:5 years ago

#2
This is an issue we considered before publishing a news story, but in the end we felt that because the Lego titles have been such good business in the past - they did lead, after all, to a very lucrative company acquisition - that the information was important news.

We considered the nature of the source, as well as the way in which the information was highlighted to us. Ultimately we felt that the CV, as a means of intentionally conveying information to prospective employers - with the contents clearly made public online - was meant to be seen by people, so was a fair source to use.

Posted:5 years ago

#3
Well, still very bad form. Given that the information hadn't been announced by TT yet, you could reasonably have believed it to be confidential and checked with her as to whether she meant to put it on there or whether it was an oversight. Just because people put their information online like that doesn't necessarily mean they expect the whole industry to be directed to it via the front page of Games Industry.biz.

Did you check with her?

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Fran Mulhern on 13th March 2009 5:05pm

Posted:5 years ago

#4
Step one on how to destroy a young talented person's career.
As if we need that in the UK right now.
Disgusting decision to post this. I fully agree with your last comment Fran.

Posted:5 years ago

#5

Phil Elliott
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Story and comments updated to remove identity of staffer involved.

Posted:5 years ago

#6
Yeah, saw that - better late than never. I did hear she's been sent home and will have a meeting next week though. No idea of the truth in that, but that's what someone who knows her told me. Hope she's okay.

Posted:5 years ago

#7
I don't comment here much, and I'm not fully employed in the industry like you guys but the comments here make me think of a certain quote...

"News is something that somebody somewhere doesn't want you to print/wants to supress...All the rest is advertising." Attributed to William Randolph Hearst and Lord Northcliffe.

Perhaps an out-dated centiment in today's enviroment of extreme brand image control but for me is something that respected journalists should always remember.

Posted:5 years ago

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