What You Didn't Know About LEGO Indiana Jones 2

by Andrew Reiner on Nov 13, 2009 at 08:58 AM

Game development often lasts for years. And in that stretch of time, studios have their fair share of ups and downs. From humorous game bugs to stress-relieving antics, Game Informer peers behind the curtain of game development. In this entry of Tidbits, developer Traveller's Tales shares secrets behind the development of LEGO Indiana Jones 2.

  • Every new vehicle created for the game is built in LEGO first. We have a team of fanatically dedicated artists who assemble everything with real LEGO brick before committing it to the code.
  • The movie hubs are the biggest levels ever to be created in a LEGO game.
  • The local pizza restaurant told us that we are their number one customer.
  • We burned through 13 Xbox 360 power packs, and three TVs during the development of the game.
  • The first place the game could be played by the public was at LEGOLAND Windsor for their LEGO Indiana Jones Fireworks Extravaganza.
  • There are almost an infinite number of combinations available in the Creator Mode.
  • The Mos Eisley cantina music makes a secret appearance somewhere in the game.
  • The PS3 version of the game is 7,378,763,776 bytes on disc.
  • Four non-rechargeable batteries exploded over the course of LEGO Indiana Jones 2, due to someone mistakenly trying to recharge them.
  • Traveller’s Tales’ QA spent 35,000 man hours testing the game.
  • The record for making the quickest fully playable level in the Creator was eight minutes from start to finish.
  • Traveller’s Tales development runs on cakes. More than 50 cakes were required to fuel their creative works in the months of August and September.
  • The satellites you can destroy and the antennae that you can pick up in the Cairo area of the Raiders of the Lost Ark hub is a reference to the actual film. For filming the scenes on Sallah's terrace, 350 television antennas had to be removed from local buildings to present a 1930s skyline.


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