EDIT: Perhaps contact LEGO via Twitter or email to let them know you support this idea.
tl;dr: This RRU n00bie/big LEGO and GOG fan is interested in trying to bring classic LEGO games to GOG.com, and was wondering if anyone had any support, suggestions, and feedback.
Hey RRU community,
I've never posted on your forum before, so I hope I don't speak out of turn, but I have a proposal of sorts that I'm interested in.
Some of you may be familiar with the PC/Mac games digital download service GOG.com (formally "Good Old Games" or as I call them, "Good Old Games and more"); despite having moved into new games territory, they are still very well-known around the interwebs as the service dedicated to preserving classic games and tweaking them to work on modern machines. I frequent the forums there A LOT, and thus have a decent reputation and a few developed "digital friendships" over there.
A few months back I created a topic dedicated to raising support for bringing the Humongous Entertainment classics (which some of you may be familar with) to GOG, as although they are children's games (which GOG doesn't have very many of), they are very fun point and click adventures of yore. (Plus, the company that bought HE - Atari - is already on GOG, and indie developer Nimbus Games is re-releasing them for iOS and eventually for PC/Mac.) I bring this up because I'm considering doing something similar with the LEGO games (although not tonight; I'm too tired), the pre-movie titles of which are somewhat like the HE games as they are beloved classics that kind of been swept away in the mists of the mind. (Or, both HE games and Lego Island are some of the most posted "nostalgia" images on Reddit Gaming.)
GOG will go after games their community shows interest in (look at the recent re-release of System Shock 2) or ones they believe will sell well. They help judge that via the Community Wishlist; I've posted a link to the LEGO titles here: http://www.gog.com/w...tal&search=lego (Please only vote for the ones you're interested in, to keep it accurate.) Also, you can contact GOG saying you would like to see LEGO on GOG here: http://www.gog.com/s...uestions_issues (just realize you'll get a generic response about how bringing games to GOG can be tricky due to legal and liscensing issues)
Having browsed just a tad before posting, it does seem like this community has developed some connections with people who have worked on some of these games, I was wondering if you all could think of anyone who might still have "sway" with those in the LEGO world. I'd be willing to contact them if you don't really want to.
In essense, I'm looking for support if you like this idea (email GOG and vote on the wishlist), and for your ideas as to how I can help make this happen. I plan on making a thread on GOG dedicated to this eventually, but again, I'm tired and am partially focused on the HE titles.
EDIT: Free bonus content is also big over at GOG, so some sort of Lego Island soundtrack would be nice (although getting The Torpedoes music for that release would probably be next to impossible, unless they were desperate for money. ); also, the Lego Island comic book was really fun to look at.