For the latest episode of the PS Nation podcast, PS Nation chatted with Media Molecule founder, Mark Healey. He previously worked on Rag Doll Kung Fu, before moving onto the hotly anticipated PS3 exclusive, LittleBigPlanet.
They say, "they went as far to establish us a studio." Is media molecule owned by Sony? did Sony fund the studio? what are the chances of MM working for things that's non-playstation. If anyone has any detail, let me know :)
Media Molecule is not owned by Sony, and this is their first game besides Rag Doll Kung Fu. Now, as we can all see, Little Big Planet is going to be one hell of a game and I bet Sony will take Media Molecule under their wings as they seem to be a valuable asset to what the Playstation brand represents, innovation.
With This game they can make 1st party cameo on it, that means there will be a Mario Kart like game where u will build ur own tracks for sure after LBP is done. There will be Sackboy Racing...and then Sackboy Brawl? lol..who knows
idea Wan. We could basically create all those Nin games like mario kart, wii play etc as levels in LBP. Imagine that.
@BlackIceJoe....nice article find. This game is brilliant, etc., etc. Media Molecule is about to be a household name. Hell yeah I want a Sackboy plushie. Shooooot... :)
Hellz Yeah is right. Sackboy Plushies!? Sign me up. I'll take a regular and a Helghast... ;)
I want a Wander From Shadow of the COlossus one! Gotta be possible with 1st part inclusion. So essentially, the studeio they are in, and the IP, is owned by Sony, and Sony treat MM right, so will they stay or go multiplatform after this contract has run out (1 exclsuive title)? I hope it continues, even if they are one horse wonders, Insomniac and these guys (althoguh Resiatcne does nothing for me) seem to ahve great community spirit. PS3's horizon is now lookign undeniably bright.
i never thought about the story. Perhaps its should be as simple as Mario considering that this game is for everyone. Perhaps Save sackboy's parents. It would be cool though if they get some Sony first parties baddies to be level bosses. Just looking at the Killzone sackboys shows that this game is really only limited by a persons imagination. Great stuff MM.
there will be a lot of these sackboys and I will not be suprised to see many others like Snake, ratchet, master chief, mario, samus - all in sackboy form! more like UTIII but kiddie! wow, LBP will be one hell of a game! i really hope it won't dissapoint!!
Did you guy said SSBB (Sony's Sack Boy Battles?). Edit: Any ideas to those creative tools now? Don't get happy just yet, my idea, try to get it and I'll hire Achmed to kill you.
luv the killzone sackboys... they look sooo bad--asss..
it's like how can it be so damn cute when it looks so damn bad-asss! that's just so unfair!! I want LBP now!!
looks like the game is going well with tons of surprises.
Killzone sack boy's are so cool!
Just what everyone action figures collection need. To stand right aside with that big head Mario that don't fit with anything else. Or you can put one each side and go simetrical!!! [/nerd mode off... ok, it really never turns that much off]
Difinitely a buy for me, it just looks so fun. I could finally get a little rest from shooters and play something different for once.
the keys are a good idea.
Sackboy in a kids meal at McD's. I'm telling you that is marketing gold. Do that and you will sell triple the # of LBP copies. I'll bet parents (myself included) will go get a happy meal for that.
Here's the deal and how Sony conducts business. They give a slew of developers, mainly smaller ones, a shot at big time development on their systems. They hand them the IP's a lot of times and they handle the production of their games. If they pan out,"Sucker Punch/Naughtydog" Sony buys them. If they don't "Ninja theory" Sony sends them with their walking papers.
i am not sure about NT but HS is a platnium hit. So i doubt it was Sony that let them go. Even when people were saying that Killzone 1 is a flop Sony still bought GG and even given them a big budget for KZ2. Sony really do look at fostering good dev studios and the results speak for themselves.Heck even former employees like David still maintain close ties with Sony. MS on the other hand seems to be the opposite. Well thats why Sony 2nd parties are loyal to Sony. Sony gives them the freedom to be what they want to be and do what they want. Sucker punch, Insomainc and ND were all doing cartoony platforms last gen but Sony didn't forced them to do different things. Even Media Molecule said Sony said all the right things which is why LBP is exclusive to Sony. Sonys since the beginning always push the gaming industry forward.
Killsack is da coolest. I want a Chimera sackboy!
OH MY GOD! I came in here just to say those Killzone Sack Boys are soooooo cute!!! I wasn't originally going to get this game Day One because of other expenses in my life, but now I'm going to have to make room. Just because of those Sack Boys. I'll even preorder it, if you guys give me a Killzone Sack Boy plushie! I am so obsessed with this game now. I was following it a little bit before, but now I'm all ears. Maybe not my eyes (Darn you Sack Boy!), but you can have my ears. Does anyone want to read the article to me? I can't stop starring at the Killzone Sack Boys. :D EDIT: OH-EM-GEE x2! I just got this crazy idea. What happens if the story mode for LittleBigPlanet was a parody of all the First Party and exclusive games released for the PlayStation thus far (maybe even a few other ones that have yet to come out... aka Infamous)? GotF (Game of the Forever)??? Please, try MoE (Meaning of Existence). :D Imagine playing as Nariko and Kai Sack Boys fighting against Bohan. Or Hale against the Chimera. Better yet, Nathan and Elena in Uncharted. Oh my God I'm going to wet myself. I'll stop now. :) Wait, one more thing. Even if these parodies are not in the game, could I create something like it?
Sony should make it happen. This will be like SMBB for Sony but it will totally be original. R&C, J&K and most of other 1st parties charcters should be in them with the bosses the baddies for each level end. It will be a riot.
sackboy plushie please with teh LE edition and make a keychain version to boot, hell go all out on merchandising, my daughter will be a sony fangirl for life then!
i wounder if you'll be able to share and trade you sack boys. because if you can than this game will totally own
This game will do for the PS3 what the Wii did for Nintendo. Appeal to women ! YAY! If women like it , then its more game time for us LOL! But Seriously, this will be hours of non stop entertainment IMO.
Sackboy plushiiiiiiiiies! * ^ *
omg i just had a panick attack of excitment
should include a Sackboy plush & maybe bonus levels, items or making-of DVD. The universally positive interest in this title might warrant a special edition release, even though it's a totally new IP. It looks like an incredibly engaging title, whether you want to create or play a never ending game.
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