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8 Nov 2010

From YellowHead to Sackboy

“He had a lot of personality, even then” reflects Kareem, as he, Francis and I glance at some concept artwork and look back to the early days of the now iconic character’s origins. “I think it was the cheekiness. Dave always does that, pays attention to personality and very subtle things. When YellowHead was pulling the big old rock, the character looked like he was straining, even though there was no supporting animation… his little debug arms stretching as he pulled.” YellowHead was very much placeholder programmer art created by Dave for the first playable CraftWorld code which was taken up to Sony on that fateful day of the pitch. But although he was merely a stand in, he ended...
3 Nov 2010

New LittleBigPlanet 2 “Featurette” - The Creatinator!

The Creatinator is a handy new power-up that lets you launch all kinds of useful objects - from water to fight fires to supercharged rockets. And that's just for starters - once you start tinkering in Create mode, the possibilities really open up. Just imagine a gadget that lets you launch streams of giant flaming cows to demolish walls - I'm sure that's something lots of you have been waiting to see for a long time...
29 Oct 2010

New servers bring new features!

Cool Levels Cool Levels and Highest Rated now work slightly differently, and also need a little bit of time to settle down, so may look weird for a few days. The new servers allow us to tweak the way that Cool Levels works much faster than before, so we may play around with it a bit to get it working just the way we want it! MmPicks If you look under the new MmPicks Search category, you’ll find a selection of our favourite levels. The current selection has been taken from the Media Molecule blog, and we will be adding to it over time. Enjoy! Play Queues Queues are now active in LittleBigPlanet! When you find a cool level you...
18 Oct 2010

Room 299 Community Events'

Uit de ruim 300 inzendingen voor de LittleBigPlanet 2 competitie die werd gehouden op nl.playstation.com werden uiteindelijk de 6 beste Nederlandse LittleBigPlanet level designers uitgenodigd voor een zeer speciaal LittleBigPlanet 2 event in Room299 op donderdag 7 oktober 2010 jongstleden.
28 Sep 2010

LittleBigPlanet UK Fan Meet 2010 at Eurogamer Expo

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23 Sep 2010

Important news regarding the release date of LittleBigPlanet™2

We know this will come as disappointing news for all you LittleBigPlanet fans, and believe us, we are disappointed too. We are a tight-knit team and we take enormous pride in our work, so to raise the bar we’ve set with the original LittleBigPlanet, a game that has been so embraced by all, we’ve agreed to allow ourselves a bit more time to deliver the experience that our great fans and community deserve. We are truly sorry, but hope you understand that we have to build the best possible game, as it is the foundation of our community. On the upside, we are going to find a way to give more of you a taste of LBP2 prior to launch,...
19 Aug 2010

LittleBigStore: Marvel Costume Kit 4

Marvel Costume Pack 1 * Daredevil * Iron Man * Thing * Doctor Octopus * Mystique Marvel Costume Pack 2 * Spider-Man * Thor * Human Torch * Elektra * Ghost Rider Marvel Costume Pack 3 * Wolverine * Captain America * Rogue * Invisible Woman * Venom Marvel Costume Pack 4 * Magneto * Green Goblin * Hulk * Punisher * Storm Don’t forget that the Marvel Level Kit is also available, featuring 4 new Marvel themed levels for you to play! The Final Marvel Costume Kit will hit the store this week, depending on your region’s regular store update day. An exclusive Marvel wallpaper featuring all of the heroes from the packs is here for you to download right now! Enjoy!
5 Aug 2010

LittleBigPlanet 2 Adventure Trailer

But LittleBigPlanet 2 isn’t just about creating – first and foremost, it’s about fun in all its forms. So aside from all of those creative tools, there’s a whole meaty Story Mode to explore. It’s an epic adventure through time and space, featuring awesome gameplay types, cool new power-ups, and a quirky cast of new characters. And on top of all of that, up to four players can get involved for maximum multiplayer merriment (thanks, Mr Thesaurus). So, take a peek at all of this by checking out the new ‘Adventure’ Trailer… There’s going to be lots more LittleBigPlanet news to come over the next few weeks (especially once GamesCom gets started). But I’ll be down there in the comments...
2 Jul 2010

Next Week: Marvel Level kit and Costumes!

Fortunately our Sack Hero is not alone and will receive help along the way from legendary Super Heroes as he races against time to put a stop to the villains' dastardly scheme. Sackboy must battle his way across rooftops and the city streets to reach the villains' secret laboratory, where he must stop them from launching their deadly weapon, or LittleBigPlanet will be changed forever! Do you have what it takes to guide Sackboy through four levels of peril? Are you a worthy match for the Super Villains of Marvel? Will you battle side by side with the most famous Super Heroes of all time? The Marvel Level Kit is out next week, along with the first of four costume...
25 Jun 2010

Marvel Costume packs and Level Kit coming July 7th!!!

* Captain America * Daredevil * Doctor Octopus * Elektra * Ghost Rider * Green Goblin * Hulk * Invisible Woman * Iron Man * The Human Torch * Magneto * Mystique * the Punisher * Roque * Spider-Man * Storm * The Thing * Thor * Venom * Wolverine Plus, we're also unveiling a spectacular Marvel Level Kit , which includes a four levels of adventure against the evil plans of Magneto. And of course, while you play through the levels, you'll collect a huge assortment of Marvel-themed music, objects, materials, stickers, and a special "Rooftop" background to help you CREATE your own dastardly levels. Stay tuned to more details on the Marvel Level Kit next week. Until then... Make mine Marvel.
21 Jun 2010

LittleBigStore: Solstice Costume

The Solstice is when the tilt of the earth's axis will mean the northern hemisphere is the closest to the sun that it will get all year, making it hotter, making it summer time! In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history, a strange race of people called the Druids celebrated the when the sun was at its strongest - at midday on the Solstice - by performing mystical rites and combing their beards. We too shall celebrate the Solstice, by once again releasing this free costume, and once again re-using an old joke about just how long their beards are... Download the costume for free on the store this week!
16 Jun 2010

LittleBigPlanet Community Game Jam

LittleBigPlanet Central has a full lowdown of the event , written by the very people who attended, well worth a read if you want to hear first hand about how all the new tools come together, and how they can be used to build your own games…. The first hour or so was chaos. Straight up. We literally didn't know where to begin. The vast selection of new tools, features, and options left us all flying off in different directions. Some of us messed with the circuit boards, some of us made little contraptions, while others explored the new materials, objects, stickers, and decorations to be used in LBP2. Others played with sackbots and switches and gravity controls. Meanwhile, the...
14 May 2010

LittleBigPlanet Central’s Creator Spotlight: Jackofcourse

What has now become the opening question for the Creator Spotlight crew, would you be so kind to please list the levels you’ve published to date and any statistics you’d like to share with us, e.g. plays, hearts, how many rocket animals per level, etc. Whatever you feel like sharing. * Perennial Danger * Perennial Expedition * Flaming Timberland * Flaming Timberland 2 * Calamity Construction * Industrial Assistance * Tribal Ruins * Pretty Simple * Egyptian Findings * Industrial Assistance 2 * Shoot! Jump! Die? That is one great list to be proud of! Which of these is your own favorite? And why? Hmm this is a very tough question. I have a few favourites for different reasons. Flaming...
12 May 2010

Announcing the LittleBigPlanet space for PlayStation Home

And there's more to come! In a few weeks you will be able to release your competitive side and show off your sharp-shooting skills in the LittleBigDerby. Check out the trailer below: Finally, no LittleBigPlanet experience would be complete without the iconic Pod … which is why you’ll find the LittleBigPlanet Pod Penthouse in Estates this week! Crafted from the finest cardboard, this personal space can be rotated to get the best out-of-this-world view! But not only that, the Pod also includes your own personal Creator mini-game and comes complete with a special prize on entry. This truly is the perfect place to express your creative flair.
10 May 2010

Présentation de LittleBigPlanet2'

Oyez, oyez, Sackboys et Sackgirls ! Nous avons quelque chose à vous montrer. Asseyez-vous, respirez profondément et ouvrez grand vos yeux ! Voilà notre tout nouveau jeu : LittleBigPlanet 2 ! Il nous a fallu du temps pour le faire, beaucoup de cachotteries et de clins d'œil entendus, mais nous sommes très excités à l'idée d'enfin lever le voile et de vous présenter ce sur quoi nous travaillons depuis un an ou deux. Nous avons vraiment hâte de tout vous dire ! Il y a tellement de nouveaux outils et de nouveaux objets qui vous donneront le pouvoir créatif suprême pour concevoir des choses surprenantes, et pas seulement des niveaux considérablement améliorés, mais des jeux entiers, vous verrez !
6 May 2010

LittleBigStore: More Animals!

In addition to the existing herd of creatures Sackboy can already transform into, pretty soon he'll be able to take the form of a Hippo, Turtle, Fly or Peacock. It's looking decidedly like Hugo will soon have some company in the LittleBigPlanet jungle, and the way we're heading we'll be able to open our own wildlife reserve before too long! Take a walk on the wild side as the More Animals pack hits the LittleBigStore next week . Aww aren't they cute? If you can class a fly as cute anyway.
29 Apr 2010

LittleBigPlanet Central’s Creator Spotlight: Morgana25

*If you could list your favorite thing about LittleBigPlanet, what would it be?* My favorite thing about the game is that you have this wonderful set of tools to express yourself creatively. You can tell stories, make beautiful images or scenes, create characters and any number of other things that are uniquely you. I really love that it brings artsy, creative types and logical, engineering types together too. The mix of art and science doesn't happen enough in real life. Imagine what people could do if it did! *Aside from drawing inspiration from other creators and levels, is there anything in the world outside of LittleBigPlanet that inspires you?* Well my career as a graphic designer has influenced my work...
23 Apr 2010

Contraption Challenge 11 - Artillery weapon

You'll also need to make a simple target for your Artillery Weapon to destroy. Please ensure that your target is NOT a person! Alternatively you can use one of the collectable targets prvided in the level CC11 - Example by Nuclearfish ! To take part create your Artillery Weapon and put it in a short level to show it off. Then publish it using the prefix 'CC11' in the level title so that we can easily find it. You've got until Friday 9th May to publish your level. After the deadline, our judges will shortlist the entries down to just 4! Then there'll be a poll for everyone to vote for their favourite finalist, and *whoever gets the most votes...

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