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Lego Lord of the Rings video game for mac, will it happen?

Lord of the Rings Video game Mac OSX

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#1 mpaisana

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

Hey everyone,

Does anyone know if they'll be launching an OSX version of the game? I know some of the previous games have been launched for the operative system, but i googled it and I don't know if it's usual for the Mac version to be released after the other platforms. Does anyone have any clue?

Thanks

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#2 mpaisana

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

After getting no reply here or elsewhere, I contacted TLG about the availability of the LOTR video game for Mac, and I got the following reply:

"Thanks for getting in touch with us.

We love to hear from LEGO® fans!

I'm afraid the set you asked about isn't available to buy at the moment!

It might be around soon, but I can't tell you about any new LEGO toys until they're actually in the shops!

The best way to get sneak previews of our toys is to join the LEGO club, it's free! We'll even send you five LEGO magazines a year!

All you need to do is go to www.LEGOclub.com and sign up, or call one of our experts on 00800 5346 5555 and let them know you want to join.


Thanks again for getting in touch."

It's clearly a standart reply. I didn't ask for any set or toy, I asked them specifically about the video game. I guess we'll probably see a version of the videogame somewhere in the future, but they could at least throw a launching estimate, like they did for other platforms. All other Lego games are available for Mac.

Hope this helps.

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#3 Deathleech

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

If all the other Lego games are available on Mac, I am sure LotR will be too (unless the game totally flops).  The real question is just when it will be available...

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

View PostDeathleech, on 19 November 2012 - 06:33 PM, said:

If all the other Lego games are available on Mac, I am sure LotR will be too (unless the game totally flops).  The real question is just when it will be available...



I think this probably has something to do with Apple's demands for app reviews in the app stores... My guess is that it's gonna take a while, unfortunately :/ I don't think this game will flop, at all!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:09 AM

Can you run it through parallels?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:40 AM

It will eventually be out for Mac.  Every Lego game has.  But it's a small market and a low priority, and they won't start porting it until the PC version is out.  I can't say how many months, but it's not so bad.  Just a few months late.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:24 AM

Lego may have to cancel the production of the game altogether. The Tolkien estate are suing the producers of the movies stating that the license does not include 'intangible products' such as video games. The license to use the characters and settings only extends to 'tangible products' such as Lego construction sets and prop replicas or action figures. Real things. There's also a hullabaloo about the use of LOTR characters in casino gambling games.
So, depending on the outcome of the case Lego may be forced to scrap any LOTR or Hobbit games.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:38 AM

Interesting.  I hadn't heard about this.  I could google it I suppose- but if you have a particularly good story- give us a link!

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#9 Jargo

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:01 AM

Here is a link to the story in The Guardian.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:05 AM

View PostJargo, on 21 November 2012 - 06:24 AM, said:

Lego may have to cancel the production of the game altogether.

that is ill news indeed Jargo. I hope we see the game in all platforms, and a hobbit videogame too. I've contacted some blog owners to see if they can gather some news, i'll update this topic if I find out anything!
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

The mac version will be out on the 21st of February!

http://www.macgamest...d-of-the-Rings/

http://www.feralinte...om/en/news/357/

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

View Postshiftaltcmd, on 13 February 2013 - 04:56 PM, said:

The mac version will be out on the 21st of February!

Many thanks for the info my friend!
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