Update (May 16, 2019): We finally have a release date for NimbleBit’s LEGO Tower! The full game will be released on July 1, but you can pre-register now on the Google Play Store at the link below.
Original article (March 27, 2019): Tiny Tower was one of the best mobile titles around when it was first released way back in 2011, and frequent updates by developer NimbleBit have kept the game alive for all these years. Now the series is trading in its trademark pixel art for plastic blocks in LEGO Tower.
Not many details have been released about the game, but from the trailer above it appears that it will feature the same gameplay as Tiny Tower with what is essentially a LEGO reskin. The inhabitants, known as Bitizens, have been replaced by tiny LEGO characters, complete with element numbers that match real-world pieces. Every part of the tower, from the lobby to the crane at the top, is now made out of blocks.
With more than 2,300 unique LEGO pieces available in 52 colors, Tiny Tower could not have found a better crossover. Customizing your Bitizens, floor colors, lobby style and so on is a big part of the original game, and with LEGO involved there is no end to the options available. Harry Potter exclusives might be out of the picture, but generic wizard hats are certainly on the table.
For those who have never played Tiny Tower, it’s a simulation game where you build and manage the floors of an ever-growing skyscraper. Each floor hosts an apartment, shop, restaurant, or another type of business. The Bitizens that move into the apartments can then be given jobs, earning money to build more floors.
There isn’t much in the way of deep gameplay, but it is a great way to pass the time on your mobile device. The original Tiny Tower is free-to-play and supported by in-app purchases. This title is likely to follow the same strategy.
LEGO tower is slated for release sometime this Summer. We’ll update this article with more details as soon as they’re released. Until then, keep your hopes up that NimbleBit’s Pocket Planes will find its way back onto the Google Play Store.