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23 Apr 2010

‘Turbo! Pack’ Development Diary 4: ‘Construction Derby’ – Lisa Harmon, Senior Artist

This level also introduces not one but two new story characters that are also 3D and can be collected in prize bubbles as their separate components. If you really wanted to there’s a couple of heads you could attach to the crane as wrecking balls… not that we would condone such things! The new theme really started to come into its own with this level, with the use of lots of bright colours and in particular a lovely pale coloured wood. We’ve made an entire set of new materials that hopefully you’ll find as useful as we have done! Amongst other things we’ve also made some materials that look like plastic to really get that “toybox” feel. We really loved...
23 Apr 2010

‘Turbo! Pack’ Development Diary 3: ‘Construction Derby’ – Sam Dickinson, Designer

The first was the Forklift Truck. It worked exactly how we wanted, but unfortunately it was prone to falling over when lifting a heavy load. So what we did was attach some peach floaty material to each load, to make it a lot lighter and stop the forklift falling over. Just like in real life, the pallet was essential to allow loads to be lifted easily. Next, we wanted to pick up some really big things. So we made the Crane, with a hook. Then we realised that it would be even cooler to be able to pick things up if they didn’t need something for the hook to attach to. So we made a claw attachment and now we...
9 Apr 2010

Turbo! Pack Development Diary

We want the Turbo! Pack to be full of cool vehicles, with some action-packed levels to use them in. Currently we’re working on a race level, where you get to drive a Monster Truck and a Racing Car. Lots of creators like to make a rocket car of some description, but there are a couple of problems with super fast vehicles in LittleBigPlanet: Sooner or later you’re going to hit the edge of the level. There’s no penalty for going too fast. Just moving very fast is all very well, but we wanted to have circuits, like a real race track. At first we tried a vertically scrolling track, with emitted track sections, like a shoot-em-up. But no cornering was...
8 Apr 2010

The Incredibles packs are out today, celebrate with Wallpaper!

Also hitting the LittleBigStore at the same time, The Incredibles Level Kit , featuring a Gallery Level filled with memorable landmarks from The Incredibles, prize bubbles containing all the materials used to make it, and masses of other collectables ... To celebrate, we made up this shiny Wallpaper for you computer or PlayStation, PSP or what have you! Download it below, and check the LittleBigStore later today to get your hands on The Incredibles Level Kit and Costume kit !
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!

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