The Legends of Oz World team at Summertime Entertainment teamed up with the incredible team at Linden Lab (Creators of Second Life), led by Producer Bo Barfield and Art Director Jordan Itkowitz, to create a Legends of Oz pack for their block building app Blocksworld. The Legends of Oz Blocksworld project has been one of my favorite projects to work on since joining Summertime back in 2009. Each morning, I open the Blocksworld app to see what new inventive contraptions players have built using the Legends of Oz pack. See for yourself, by downloading the Blocksworld app at the Apple App Store for free. The Legends of Oz pack is available as an in-app purchase for only $1.99. Below is the press release.
Legends of Oz Comes To Blocksworld
Linden Lab and Summertime Entertainment announced today that Blocksworld now features a special Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return set. With the new set available today, players of Linden Lab’s free, 3D building-block game for the iPad will be able to create and play with content and characters from the upcoming animated feature film, slated for release on May 9, 2014. Download the Blocksworld app at the Apple App Store.
The Legends of Oz set includes:
* 25 new props and decals players can use to create playable versions of characters from the film, including Dorothy, Toto, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and more.
* Four new puzzle challenges and step-by-step building experiences in which players can re-create iconic scenes from the movie
* A new world of terrain to build in, featuring the Emerald City, Jester’s Castle, and dynamic lighting effects
* The new Four-Legged Block – great for creating small creatures like Toto and bringing them to life
* New action controls, expanding Blocksworld’s drag-and-drop visual scripting language to make it easy to control multiple characters in the worlds that players create
The Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return set is the first content licensing relationship for Linden Lab’s Blocksworld, which has seen more than 1 million downloads and more than 400,000 user-created worlds shared. This campaign was brokered by KZero Worldswide.
Blocksworld is a free 3D building-block game for kids and family that brings the imaginative play of toy blocks to your iPad’s touch-screen. Snap-together 3D blocks to build anything you can imagine – from crazy characters to cars, space rockets, animals, robots, planes, monsters, and much more – and then bring your creations to life! Simple drag-and-drop controls make it easy to add interactivity and animations to anything you make. Play with your creations in action-packed games, share what you’ve made with your friends, and explore creations made by people all over the world.
About Linden Lab
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in San Francisco, Linden Lab makes shared creative spaces that inspire and empower users to explore and share their creativity with others. For more about Linden Lab, its products, and career opportunities please visit LindenLab.com.
About Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is an animated feature film based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. In the film, Dorothy (voiced by Lea Michele) awakens to a devastated post-tornado Kansas, and is soon whisked back to Oz and its new villain in this 3D-animated musical adventure. The film also stars Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Kelsey Grammer, Dan Aykroyd, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt, Patrick Stewart and Bernadette Peters. More information about the film can be found at www.LegendsOfOzMovie.com.
About Summertime Entertainment
Founded by Ryan Carroll and Roland Carroll, Summertime Entertainment is a multi-media company specializing in family-friendly entertainment for film, television, digital, mobile and other trans-media platforms. Currently, Summertime Entertainment is in production on a new franchise of epic proportions, the re-vitalization of the indelible and beloved world of Oz. Through various forms of digital worlds, online communities and a brand new stereoscopic, 3D animated feature film, Oz will soon be brought back to life in literally new dimensions, for a whole new generation to love and cherish. More information about Summertime Entertainment can be found at www.SummertimeMedia.com.
Founded in 2006, KZero is a market-leading online games consulting firm providing strategy, analytics and insight for the rapidly growing kids gaming market. KZero clients include Summertime Entertainment, Viacom, The BBC, France Televisions, Mattel and Ubisoft.