The idea was to release 4 casual mobile games before the launch of the LEGO MOVIE. The games were to be embedded into the McDonald’s Happy Meal app.
The LEGO Movie Batman is an endless runner game. It is cross-platform and runs on iOS and Android devices.
The player navigates the Batmobile on 4 lanes, 2 of them are on the ground and the other 2 are on the rooftops. The starting fuel supply is sufficient for part of the ride. The player picks up fuel cans along the way and extends the game time.
The goal is to drive for as long as possible and collect the maximum number of points. The game ends when the player hits an obstacle.
It took a total of 45 days to develop.
Over this time we • Connected particles. • Added the game timer. • Developed an obstacle course. • Made the game cross-platform. • Implemented Batman jumps on the rooftops. • Implemented Batmobile navigation using fingers. • Implemented automatic jumping on trampolines on rooftops. • Implemented 4 types of game items: fruit, Wyldstyle, fuel, and obstacles. • Hired a developer who is a mathematician to create a 3D perspective simulation. • Developed and implemented an algorithm for scattering fuel and other game items.
The player controls the Batmobile using the ← → slices and the Grapple Hook button. Slices are used to switch from one lane to another.
Pieces of fruit appear on the lanes by 4 in random order. Each piece of fruit is worth 5 points. Collecting the whole row brings +15 points.
• We adapted the game to be embedded into other software. • The game was successfully developed before the release of the LEGO MOVIE™ .