One of the most prominent Mac developers is undoubtedly Feral Interactive. They have been in contact with some of the most esteemed developers and publishers, including Warner Bros Interactive and Square Enix, taking their innovative and passionate projects and bringing them over to the long-forgotten portion of Mac gamers. And one of the most prominent series that they have worked on are the LEGO games, with November's release of LEGO THE INCREDIBLES marking the fourteenth game that the company has released, when excluding the deluxe edition for LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2. And it's a journey that started all the way back in April of 2009, making it nearly a decade of rebuilding the interactive bricks for Mac. Ranging from their first release LEGO BATMAN to their most recent one, LEGO THE INCREDIBLES, Feral Interactive has a rich history with these titles and one that celebrates its tenth anniversary this April. Below is a timeline of Feral Interactive's involvement with the LEGO games.
April 2009: LEGO BATMAN releases for macOS.
Arkham Asylum is home to Gotham City's criminally insane villains – or at least it was until they broke out. Now they're working together to commit a string of fiendish (and surprisingly elaborate) crimes and it's up to you to stop them!
Take control of the Dynamic Duo. Play alone or with a friend as Batman and Robin, and use their array of hi-tech suits, vehicles and special abilities to put the crooks behind bars, then switch to other Gotham City crime fighters like Batgirl and Nightwing to finish the job.
2010: LEGO HARRY POTTER YEARS 1-4 releases for macOS.
Connect the bricks from Privet Drive to the Triwizard Tournament and experience the magic and adventure of Harry Potter and his friends in the first four stories – LEGO style! Cast spells, make potions and discover a fantastical world in this humorous action adventure game for the whole family.
You'll join Harry, Ron, Hermione and other favorite characters at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to learn the arts of magic and explore Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, the Forbidden Forest and other enchanted locations. Beautifully detailed environments, tongue-in-cheek humor and learning are all hallmarks of LEGO video games, served up here with lashings of broomsticks and screeching mandrake roots.
LEGO® Indiana Jones 2™: The Adventure Continues combines the fun and creative construction of LEGO bricks with the wits, daring and non-stop action of one of cinema's best loved adventure heroes. With a unique and hilarious take on all the Indiana Jones films – including for the first time ever Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – LEGO Indiana Jones 2 follows Dr. Jones' escapades from the jungles of South America to the Peruvian Ruins and beyond.
Fans can experience the most authentic LEGO experience yet by designing and building their own levels brick by brick, and by fusing their levels with the ones in the game to create a custom experience. In LEGO Indiana Jones 2, everyone can build, battle and brawl their way through their favorite cinematic moments – or create their own.
October 2011: LEGO STAR WARS III: THE CLONE WARS releases for macOS.
The Saga continues. Build, battle and laugh your way across the Star Wars™ universe like never before! Play as Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi through a story spanning the entire Clone Wars era. LEGO Star Wars™ III: The Clone Wars combines epic space battles, challenging puzzles and of course, the imaginative gameplay of LEGO.
The Sith and their allies have declared war on the Jedi Council with an army of droids, and it’s up to you to stop them. With the Dark Side gathering power and entire star systems in turmoil, galactic freedom hangs in the balance.
March 2012: LEGO HARRY POTTER YEARS 5-7 releases for macOS.
Lord Voldemort is taking Hogwarts apart brick by brick and it’s up to you to stop him. Build, break and enchant your way through an incredible LEGO adventure set in the Muggle and wizarding worlds.
Based on the last three Harry Potter books and final four films, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 brings encounters with new characters, new challenges and lots more magic as you prepare for the ultimate showdown with Lord Voldemort.
September 2012: LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES releases for macOS.
When the Joker teams up with Lex Luthor to bring chaos to Gotham City, it’s up to Batman, Superman and the rest of the Justice League to thwart their villainous plans!
Featuring a brand-new DC Universe story with sharp dialogue and humorous voice acting, players are given complete freedom to explore Gotham as a glittering cast of DC superheroes including Superman, Wonderwoman or the Flash. With piles of side-quests and fun activities scattered throughout an immense, open world, this is the biggest and best LEGO game yet.
May 2014: LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES releases for macOS.
Fly, smash and swing your way through a side-splitting LEGO adventure as over 100 classic Marvel characters. The Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man and the rest of the universe’s heroes must fight together to stop Doctor Doom’s evil alliance of villains.
You’ll need all your super-skills to thwart their plan to build a devastating weapon from the magical Cosmic Bricks. Play as Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider-Man, the Hulk and many more in a hilariously chaotic battle for Earth all brought to life with LEGO’s signature wit and visual flair.
October 2014: THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME releases for macOS.
Emmet Brickowski is an averagely ordinary construction worker until he finds the mysterious Piece of Resistance and is mistakenly identified as the “Special”, who is prophesied to save the world from a sticky fate. Together with his new friends Wyldstyle, Batman and Princess Unikitty, Emmet will embark on an epic quest to bring down the tyrant Lord Business, who wants to destroy the universe by gluing it all together.
Play as over 90 LEGO characters and build your way from the towering metropolis of Bricksburg to the rainbow-colored world of Cloud Cuckoo Land and on to the lair of Lord Business himself in this hilarious adaptation of the hit film The LEGO Movie.
Batman and the Justice League join forces and blast off into outer space to the stop the evil android Brainiac from using the power of the mysterious Lantern Rings to shrink the Earth and add it to his twisted collection of miniaturized civilizations.
In this epic, original LEGO adventure, play as over 150 of the greatest super heroes and most cunning villains and combine their powers in a united effort to track down the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late!
June 2015: LEGO JURASSIC WORLD releases for macOS.
Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, as well as the highly anticipated Jurassic World, LEGO® Jurassic World™ is the first videogame where players will be able to relive and experience all four Jurassic films.
Reimagined in LEGO form and told in TT Games’ signature classic LEGO humor, the thrilling adventure recreates unforgettable scenes and action sequences from the films, allowing fans to play through key moments and giving them the opportunity to fully explore the expansive grounds of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna.
March 2016: LEGO MARVEL'S AVENGERS releases for macOS.
The best-selling LEGO Marvel videogame franchise returns with a brand new action-packed, Super Hero adventure.
LEGO Marvel’s Avengers features characters and storylines from the critically-acclaimed film Marvel’s The Avengers and the smash hit sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as playable content based on additional Marvel Studios blockbusters, including Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Play as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in their quest to save the world.
June 2016: LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS releases for macOS.
LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ marks the triumphant return of the No. 1 LEGO videogame franchise and immerses fans in the new Star Wars adventure like never before. Players can relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in a way that only LEGO can offer, featuring all of the storylines from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, retold through the clever and witty LEGO lens.
The game will also feature exclusive playable content that takes players on adventures between Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, providing additional insight about the new movie and its characters.
August 2018: LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 releases for macOS.
Join your favorite Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities as they go head-to-head with the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror!
Explore 18 different Marvel locations ripped from time and space, all of which come together to form one huge, incredible Chronopolis Open Hub World.
Picking up directly where LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes left off, this all-new sequel features a completely original branching storyline.
November 2018: LEGO THE INCREDIBLES releases for macOS.
Two incredible films, one incredible game!
Experience the thrilling adventures of the Parr family as they conquer crime and family life through both Disney-Pixar films, The Incredibles and Incredibles 2, in a LEGO world full of fun and humor.
Explore action-packed story levels and an epic hub world, including the city of Municiberg, as you use your Super abilities to bring Villains to justice and wrestle with baby Jack-Jack’s unpredictable powers.
You can also team up with family and friends in two-player co-op to assemble incredible LEGO builds!
Our review for LEGO THE INCREDIBLES will release next week.
As illustrated by this timeline, Feral Interactive has had an immersive history and relation with the LEGO games, developed by TT Interactive and published by Warner Bros Interactive. And yet, they have had so many more projects that have taken installments from the most popular franchises.