ROBLOX Works with LEGO® for LEGO® Hero Factory: Breakout

August

13, 2012

by Roblox


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LEGO(TM) Hero Factory Breakout

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ROBLOX has worked with LEGO® to bring you LEGO® Hero Factory: Breakout, a new game that sends up to 10 ROBLOX players to the futuristic Makuhero City. Players take the role of Stringer or Voltix – hero or villain, respectively – and compete to win a five-on-five, team-based scavenger hunt. Not only are the heroes constantly battling it out with the villains, but each team can destroy the other’s scavenger items, adding an unpredictable challenge to winning the hunt.

The first team to collect all six items in the scavenger hunt wins. Winners also bank a special piece of equipment; heroes take home an Aquajet Pack and Plasma Gun, while villains receive an Arachnix Drone. Both are pictured below.

Heroes WinVillains Win

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LEGO® Hero Factory: Breakout features:

  • Makuhero City’s towering buildings, which players can enter and search for pick-ups
  • The iconic Hero Factory at the center of the Makuhero City
  • 12 scavenger hunt pick-ups
  • Custom graphic-user interfaces and menus
  • All-new body shapes and character animations for Stringer and Voltix
LEGO Hero Factory Breakout Screenshot

LEGO®Hero Factory Logo - LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2012 The LEGO Group

Stringer and Voltix required much more complex character animations than those of the normal ROBLOX character, so we enhanced our animation system for this game. We used 14 joints (the standard ROBLOX character uses five), each of which is powered by a physically simulated motor, to create more refined and natural body movement. As a result, you’ll see characters’ hips bend after landing from a jump and arms oscillate when simultaneously running and shooting. The increased detail meshes well with the game mechanics, as your character is constantly moving and scavenging while trying to stop the opponents, and illustrates the flexibility of the ROBLOX engine.

Play LEGO® Hero Factory: Breakout to take control of Stringer and Voltix in Makuhero City today.