Tag Archives: Jonathan Smith
Tue, Mar 01, 2011 | 20:03 GMT
Traveller’s Tales production boss Jonathan Smith has confirmed that the studio is “exploring” the possibility of developing a LEGO game with Kinect and Move.
Wed, Jul 08, 2009 | 09:43 BST
Lego Rock Band will work with “current” Guitar Hero controllers, Traveller’s Tales boss Jonathan Smith has confirmed.
“We’re certainly compatible with all the forthcoming new Rock Band instruments – and in the future you’ll continue to be able to use any instruments which are Rock Band-compatible, as are the current Guitar
Hero controllers,” the boss told VG247.
The game, which releases for PS3, 360, Wii and DS later this year, ended up being a Rock Band product rather than a Guitar Hero one due to Harmonix’s enthusiasm for Lego, Smith added.
“The team at Harmonix have passion for Lego, and really pushed the idea forward,” he said.
“The core Rock Band idea of ‘building a band’ is perfectly aligned with the values and playfulness of Lego gaming.”
Tue, Jul 07, 2009 | 09:41 BST
Lego Rock Band will have a Jackson 5 track, Traveller’s Tales boss Jonathan Smith told VG247 this morning.
“We have the Jackson 5′s amazing ‘I Want You Back’; “Breakout” by Foo Fighters, and ‘A-Punk’ from the brilliant Vampire Weekend,” said the developer.
These new tracks are in addition to those confirmed when the game was announced, named:
- Blur: ‘Song 2′
- Carl Douglas: ‘Kung Fu Fighting’
- Europe: ‘The Final Countdown’
- Good Charlotte: ‘Boys and Girls’
- Pink: ‘So What’
The game’s out later this year for 360, PS3, Wii and DS.
Mon, Dec 01, 2008 | 18:07 GMT
Lego Batman’s won the Children’s BAFTA for Best Videogame 2008.
“We’re absolutely delighted; it’s a very special accolade for the whole team,” said TT Games boss Jonathan Smith.
“To get this acknowledgment, here in our home country of the UK, to be acknowledged by the British Academy for the work that everyone’s done on LEGO Batman, was really thrilling.”
Press release after the link.
Wed, May 14, 2008 | 12:14 BST
In his Nordic Game keynote, Traveller’s Tales boss Jonathan Smith said that lack of proper titles for children led him to create the Lego Star Wars series, according to GI report.
“We believed that children were very badly served by the games they were being given,” he said.
“As parents at the time with children ourselves we knew that children were looking for things in games that they were rarely getting. We identified a market opportunity.”
Loads more quotes from the speech through the link.
Wed, May 14, 2008 | 20:17 BST
Fri, Mar 28, 2008 | 12:07 GMT
According to this, Traveller’s Tales boss Jonathan Smith will be headlining Nordic Game 2008 with a talk called “Putting the Pieces in Play”. We’re sure it’ll include all the Lego you can handle.
Rob Kay and Ryan Lesser from Harmonix are also going to be speaking, and will be bringing some “special guests”, apparently, presumably from the music world.
This year’s event takes place in Malmo, Sweden, as usual, from May 14-15