Social scientists still can't explain why, but it's a well-known and generally accepted truth that Europeans are obsessed with colorful blocks. They can't get enough of them. LEGO and Duplo toy blocks were invented in Denmark, and there are even theme parks dedicated to the things all over the continent. So it should come as no surprise that the next big thing in bright, cheery building blocks should come from Europe – the Netherlands to be precise.
But the small Dutch videogame developer Codeglue isn't messing around with real-world plastic toys. With their upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game Rocket Riot, Codeglue and publisher THQ are taking the focus off of building and putting it squarely on destruction. Lots and lots of destruction.