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Confirmed: TT working on Lego Potter and Indy Crystal Skull games [Update]

Friday, 13th March 2009 12:20 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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A Traveller’s Tales employee has just confirmed to VG247 that she is working on both Lego Harry Potter and Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull at the UK developer.

“That’s right,” we were told on the phone when asked if the information was correct.

“But they’re not confirmed. I can’t really talk about them.”

An online CV let the cat out of the bag today, saying the staffer was working “on LEGO Harry Potter & LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull which are both in the early stages of production.”

Neither game has been officially announced.

A Lego Potter game has been long rumoured, and a second Indy title was heavily hinted at by the BBC earlier this year.

We’re contacting EA, Warner and Activision for comment now.

Update: Mention of both games has now been removed from the CV.

Update 2: This story originally contained the name of the staffer involved. After consideration, the person’s name and the link to their CV has been removed.

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37 Comments

  1. BillyBatts

    “WAS working as a XXXXXXX on LEGO Harry Potter & LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull which are both in the early stages of production.”

    fixed

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Syrok

    :)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Captain Fruitloop

    I feel there’s a lesson here somewhere, about what you should and shouldn’t list on an online CV that anyone can look at.

    Possibly a costly one too, for the unfortunate XXXXXX.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Rock_Me_Amadeus

    if she’s been working in the biz for so long, she should know better, innit

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Captain Fruitloop

    Next Monday on the GamesIndustry.biz careers section – a sudden opening for an XXXXX position at a well known and highly successful UK studio!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Deanzor

    Is she fit? Now I’ve got her mobile number, I’m going to pester her for a picture of her tits.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. trav

    She’s going to need some money, so you may get lucky.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    EA will have her working on Army Of Two for this! That’ll teach her!

    #8 5 years ago
  9. that_happy_cat

    The classy thing to do would have been to contact TT Games directly… but, you know, gratz for the hits and all.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. chantelleStar94

    OMG Yippeee! I lurrrvvve Lego Indy cannot wait 4 new one. feel sorry for the girl thos becaus my boyf said she’d be in truble for talking about the games. But he also said he’d buy me Indy 2 (deffo better than potter) wen it comes out so Yay! ;) xxx ;)

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    zomg! :-D

    #11 5 years ago
  12. kutsurogu

    Seriously, Pat. Is this how low you’re willing to sink?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Bringit

    Eek. This isn’t a nice story at all. Good one to get certainly… but still. Poor girl.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Zarckan

    Pat wasn’t the first to mention this, GI.BIZ were…

    #14 5 years ago
  15. kutsurogu

    Right, Zarckan. And it was equally scummy of them. But to phone her up and then quote her is equally disgusting.

    I’ve heard people in the industry refer to VG247 as the ‘gutter press of games’. Now I understand what they mean.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. BillyBatts

    Destined to become a case study in CV writing. A bit harsh yes, but frankly she really should have known better.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Deanzor

    I can now confirm she is quite hot and had got okay tits.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Deanzor

    has, even.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Deanzor

    Unless they’ve falled off since the picture message she (never) sent me.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Abstract Poster

    Honestly you need to rename this site to Cobblers247.com

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Shatner

    gamesmedialol

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Mad-elph

    Geki Army of Two is being made in Montreal like the first one, its almost done but I digress… And getting ‘moved’ to montreal would be a step up from most UK cities. Just no footy.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Truk

    Now that GI has removed their name and link, perhaps it would be nice of you to follow their lead? I’m certain, Pat, that you’ve got access to the comments to see the good reasons given as to why it was removed.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve edited the staff member’s name and link to the CV out of the story.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Shatner

    verydecentofyoupatshameyouhadtobepersuadedbyothersthoughlol

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Patrick Garratt

    Well, I’ll explain my reasoning. Quite frankly, in my opinion I behaved perfectly properly. I followed a lead, checked with the person involved and reported accurately.

    When I spoke to this person on the phone, I explained who I was and asked questions, to which I received the answers you can read above.

    That’s what a news journalist does in the real world. The games industry has a serious problem understanding that, in my experience.

    The “real” journalists (as in, those that work in mainstream media) that I’ve shown this story and thread to today have been completely dismissive of the reaction.

    I removed the information because the intention with this story was never to damage, simply to report. I have no intention of making anyone’s life difficult, but the information had been posted in the public domain.

    I’m not going to get into a “spat” with anyone over this. This is a public forum and you’re all welcome to voice your opinions in it, but the editorial on this site will continue as it is, whether you consider it to be representative of a “gutter” style or not.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Truk

    Pat, please don’t think that I agree with any of the other comments given above. I have no problem with how you’ve behaved; you’ve only done what journalists are here to do. I made my suggestion because the story is the leaked information, not the leaker’s identity, and leaving the name can only cause further harm to a person who has acted stupidly, not maliciously.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Truk

    Actually, the most horrifying thing about all this is the use of comic sans on her bloody website.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Patrick Garratt

    Yep, I know, dude. That’s why I removed the info. Was the right thing to do.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Patrick Garratt

    :D

    #30 5 years ago
  31. GamingProfessional

    Ha ha very funny, you are full of it. I happen to know the person involved and was actually there while they took the call. I know for a fact that the phone conversation you mention did not happen the way you stated above. The statement “That’s right,” was in reference to whether they were the person named and they also stated that they wished to make no comment on this story. in addition to this they said that they wished to have their name taken off the article thinking you were from GI.biz, to which you responded that no article had yet been published. I would think this would have given you the idea but obviously not. They never confirmed
    “A Traveller’s Tales employee has just confirmed to VG247 that **** is working on both Lego Harry Potter and Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull at the UK developer.”

    kutsurogu was right on the money when he said…

    “I’ve heard people in the industry refer to VG247 as the ‘gutter press of games’. Now I understand what they mean.”

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Patrick Garratt

    That is a complete lie. I have no idea who you are, but that is simply not true, as you well know.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. GamingProfessional

    Why do you think I’d give you my name?! I’ve seen what you do with people’s names!

    If you want to discuss your comments with me, just call the phone number you called earlier.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Shatner

    gamesmedianeverliesorattemptstoobfuscateeverlol

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Patrick Garratt

    If you are who I think you are, you have my number on your phone. Call me tomorrow and we’ll talk about anything you want to talk about. Mail me at patrick [@] vg247.com instead, if you like. If you want me to delete these comments, just say so. OK?

    #35 5 years ago
  36. GamingProfessional

    I thought you had no idea who I was lol, and no you don’t know me, we have never crossed paths thank god! and at this stage it does not matter if you take the stuff off because everyone knows what you are like.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Patrick Garratt

    Righto.

    #37 5 years ago

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