Kid-friendly Lego MMO from mature-themed Age of Conan developer gets an open beta this June

Funcom announces that an open beta for Lego Minifigures Online will begin this summer and that it's secured $1.6 million to help bring the game to market.

Lego Minifigures Online, the upcoming kid-friendly MMO from mature-themed Age of Conan developer Funcom, will enter open beta on PC this June, the company announced today. The open beta will be held in "select markets," though we're still waiting to find out what that means.

As its name suggests, Lego Minifigures Online is based on the massively popular collectible toys. These toys "come to life" as players can collect them and take them on virtual adventures though worlds themed around pirates, space, and medieval settings, among others.

Lego Minifigures Online is expected to launch in full as a free-to-play title across PC, iOS, and Android this fall. It's already been in closed beta for many months now, and Funcom says the purpose of the open beta is to test the game "even more thoroughly" with a large number of players. You can register for the Lego Minifigures Online open beta at the game's website.

Separately, Funcom announced that it has secured $1.6 million in funding, which should give the company "increased financial flexibility in preparing for the launch of Lego Minifigures Online." The funds come from YA Global Master SPV Ltd, which is managed by US-based investment firm Yorkville Advisor.

For more on Lego Minifigures Online, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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12 comments
xcollector
xcollector

What am I suppose to do in this game?

DevilPhoenix
DevilPhoenix

So Age of Conan's massively horrid launch bugs + no boobs to compensate and keep people around? 

Sounds like fail to me.

vackillers
vackillers

Lego Love is something that we can all relate to :D

drybones41
drybones41

Didn't the last lego mmo shut down after a while?

Saidrex
Saidrex

dammit. Again no Lego nudity =(

StHapns247
StHapns247

Hook 'em young on the "f2p", microtransaction, grind fest MMOs.

By the age of 18 they'll be throwing their first credit card at you.

Riddick123
Riddick123

Is Age of Conan still an active MMO?

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

So what will be the catch? Eventually you'll have to pay a subscription fee, microtransactions or just a pay wall after playing for an hour, is that what will happen?

Also iOS, Android and PC only? FFS!

Still though, it will do well if it does everything different to The Elder Scrolls: Online! ;)

StHapns247
StHapns247

@Riddick123  It seems to be as it routinely shows up on the "best free MMOs to play today" lists.