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11 Feb 2011

Introducing the community project: Hansel & Gretelbot

Hansel & Gretelbot is the creation of 12 community members, names you may well recognise: Wexfordian , Comphermc , Morgana25 , rtm223, Hilightnotes , xkappax , Catiers , GruntosUK , CENTURION24 , Jaeyden , Cuzfeeshe and steve_big_guns . A few months ago the Community Molecule set them a challenge - could they create a full game experience? Their own complete LBP Theme, using the new LBP2 tools to develop all original story, mini-games, bosses, cutscenes, music, and voices. The team was gathered, designs were drawn up, themes were picked and building began, now several months later they are very nearly ready to launch their project for you to play! Once upon a time, in a little cottage on the edge...
10 Nov 2010

LittleBigPlanet Contraption Challenge 12

Your Exterminator could be anything! From a machine that chases Sackboy and destroys everything in its path, to an evil spaghetti-monster with multiple attack phases. Think of it as a boss or an enemy but without the need for Sackboy to fight back. The crazier and more original your idea, the better – but it should certainly inspire Sackboy to run like his little life depends on it. To take part in our challenge, just troop on over to the Official PlayStation EU Community forums . There, you can find all the instructions you need to enter the competition. The challenge is open now, so get to it! Oh, and Big news for Irish entrants! Courtesy of SCE Ireland, the...
19 Oct 2010

LBPC PSP Creator Spotlight - Jeffcu28

Jeffcu28 Art can take many forms. It can be a beautiful painting, a thought-provoking sculpture, or a moving composition of music. It's not often one thinks of video games when the word "art" is brought up, even less so when it comes to handheld games. Enter Jeffcu28 : Calm, collected, well-spoken, and absolutely determined to change the world's mind about what form an artist's canvas might take. Since the release of LittleBigPlanet PSP in November 2009, Jeffcu28 has treated us to some of the most incredible and varied levels we could possibly imagine. We've bounded across giant flowers, watched a level being painted right before our little button eyes, and experienced the vengeful sadness of a love story gone terribly...
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.
23 Jun 2010

LBPC Creator Spotlights: Teebonsey, Jump_Button and Poms

Teebonesey If you could list your favorite thing about LittleBigPlanet, what would it be? My favorite thing is twofold - First is the ability to prize your brain open like a dusty old crate and let loose the wild beasties within in an unheard-of capacity. The second is the ability to actually experience in a strange way the untamed insides of so many other peoples' brains. Part of that experience is how the "LBP level" is its own medium and we've been able to explore it, to innovate with it, to invent with it. It's a microcosm of every major new art form. We are the first filmmakers, the first recorders of music, the first photographers, all in the shoebox...
14 May 2010

‘Turbo! Pack’ Development Diary 9: ‘Tanks a Lot’

We found that you can have fun emitting bridge sections while swinging the bridge emitting arm around. We also found that the bridge sections can get in the way, and that you can just emit lots on one gap to easily bridge it, so we limited number of bridge sections that can be emitted to one at a time. The tank was good fun, but we decided that what we also wanted something that actually fires missiles. Technically (here comes the science bit), the tank fires projectiles, which aren’t self propelled, and we want missiles, that zoom towards their target rather than arcing towards them like a grenade (okay, not very scientific). Making these guys actually go in the right...
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...
10 May 2010

Aankondiging LittleBigPlanet 2'

Kom erbij Sack-lui, en zet je oren open. We willen graag iets vertellen. Ga lekker zitten, haal even diep adem en kijk hier eens naar: onze gloednieuwe game LittleBigPlanet 2! We zijn er in het geheim al een tijdje mee bezig. Niet verder vertellen, je kent het wel. We vinden het geweldig dat we eindelijk een tipje van de sluier kunnen oplichten en jullie mogen laten zien waar we de afgelopen paar jaar zo hard aan hebben gewerkt. Er is zo veel te vertellen over alle nieuwe tools en voorwerpen die je de ultieme creatieve vrijheid geven. Je kunt er alles mee bouwen. Niet alleen levels, maar zelfs hele games!
30 Apr 2010

‘Turbo! Pack’ Development Diary 6: ‘Hopping Mad’

Like all our other vehicles, the pogostick itself is a 3D object. There was quite a lot of head-scratching over the design to start with because obviously if we made one that was realistically proportioned then it would be about half the height of your Sackperson. In other words, ridiculously tiny. We think our solution works pretty well however! For something so simple, this level is a real success. It just goes to show that you don’t have to make something massively complicated for it to be fun! Remember though, that when decorating, less is sometimes more. Don’t go too crazy with your stickers and materials just because you can. Now, what are you waiting for? Hop to it!
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...
19 Mar 2010

LittleBigPlanet Contraption Challenge 10 winner

...and the winner is Crouching boat, hidden car by Asbestos101 . Congratulations to Asbestos101, who wins a PSPgo™ and a copy of LittleBigPlanet to play on it! You can see the finalists’ entries showreel below, and all all the contraptions submitted so far since the very first challenge can be seen on the official YouTube channel . If you want to join in the fun of the LittleBigPlanet Contraption Challenge, then keep an eye on community.eu.playstation.com or stay tuned to this very site, for information on when the next Challenge starts, and be part of one of the most popular PlayStation Forums events ever!
18 Mar 2010

PSP Create Contest : What did Sackboy do next?


For this competition we are looking for you to create a level to show us what adventure Sackboy got up to after ‘The Carnival'. Since Sackboy enjoyed his travels so much, he decided to revisit his previous adventurous locations, but where did he revisit?, and what new adventure did he get up to? Whatever he did next is entirely for you to decide. Did he go back to 'Tinsel Town' to become an even bigger movie star? Or did he move back 'Down Under' to Australia to play with the kangaroos? Maybe he hit the slopes again in 'Alpine Run'? To find out more about entering the competition, I suggest you head over to the LittleBigWorkshop forums at once!