28th June 2016
Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii U
The official LEGO game of the extremely popular latest Star Wars offering. Following the story of a rebellious Stormtrooper named Finn and a force-sensitive scavenger named Rey as they discover their destinies.
After working purely on handheld projects previously for TT Games and while at Spiral House, I requested a chance to move onto the console team as the Wilmslow office was requested to develop this promising title.
Unlike on the handheld titles where scripting was done by the construction designers, console scripting is done by the code department. The script team were short of staff for this project so I was asked to take responsibility for numerous story levels and a majority of the freeplay mission scripting. I think the original idea was for me to get used to the in-house console engine as it was greatly different tech from the handheld engine, however the scripting workload because so vast I didn’t get the opportunity.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the #1 best selling game in the UK for 5 consecutive weeks.