Tearaway is about going on an adventure. It’s a very personal journey between two people: you, and your new messenger friend. If you’re going on an adventure, you’re likely going to see lots of amazing things, and you’ll probably want to tell people about them. That’s why we gave iota and atoi their own cameras!
As soon as we put the camera into the game, the whole studio started documenting and sharing their journeys through the vibrant papery landscapes, and in addition to providing us with mementos, it was clear that it could be a great avenue for creativity too. If you know anything about us, you’ll know that’s something we can’t help but include in our games.
You’ll be awarded the camera early in the game, it comes with kit lens, with a nice depth of field, and you can get snapping straight away. To unlock new lenses and special filters, you’ll need to collect confetti; little colourful bits of paper you’ll see throughout the world. You can spend this confetti on numerous things, including camera items.
There are five additional lenses to collect, each brings something different. There’s the Macro lens for close-ups, a zoom lens for capturing distant scenes, a high speed lens for fast moving objects, a wide angle for capturing more of the scene, and finally, the Quantum Lens, for capturing photos of the real world using the PS Vita’s front and rear cameras.
On top of the different lenses, you can unlock a set of filters help you get super arty. These filters could be warming or, cooling, put everything into negative or turn a scene black and white… There are 15 filters in total, all with their own special effects and properties.
Once you’ve taken a snap you’re particularly proud of, you can share it with your friends via Facebook or Twitter, or with the world at large via our Tearaway community website. We can’t wait to see what you guys manage to capture and share come 22nd November!
We’re going to be at PAX Prime this week, if you’re going to be there too, then make sure to come and say hello at the PlayStation area of the Expo. We’ve got lots of Tearaway things going on, and you’ll be able to get your hands in the game too. Check out the poster below to make sure you don’t miss out!
For those of you who can’t make it, we’ll be live streaming a playthrough of the showfloor demo on friday at around midday local time (that’s 8pm in the UK). Come and watch us on Twitch.tv’s live PAX Coverage.
Tearaway’s release date is fast approaching, and to celebrate our new game’s forthcoming release, we thought we’d have a bit of fun with our previous game, LittleBigPlanet, and hold a Tearaway themed LBP contest!
We’re asking for people to create a level for either LBP 2, or LBP Vita that’s inspired by Tearaway.
To help you on your way, we’ve put together an LBP sticker pack with 36 Tearaway themed stickers, plus a music track too. You don’t need to use any of them in your level, but we thought they might help!
To enter the contest, make your level, and upload it as normal, but include the tag [TearawayCompetitionEU] in the name somewhere. The entries will be judged by us at Mm based on Tearaway-ness, creativity, and originality, and the winner will receive a PS Vita, and of course, the Rare Prize Crown! Four runner’s up will win some signed Tearaway artwork.
Get creating folks! Don’t forget to check out the rules and things over on the official contest page.
Here at Media Molecule we love to make new things on new platforms. To us, making games is a real labour of love. Our very blood, sweat and tears are poured into every pixel, every line of code, every note in every song, and every little post it note we use to plan our lives.
Tearaway is our first handheld game, set in a totally new world, with characters on a new adventure. Throughout development we have constantly explored all the ways we could think of to create the most fun and enjoyable experiences possible on a PS Vita, whilst also learning how to make a 3D creative platformer! We are really proud of the work we are doing, and are really excited to share it with you!
We are now in the final stages of development, and have come to the realisation that we need a little more time than we anticipated to finish the game; to tie all of the mechanics, story and amazing visuals together into the adventure that we want you to play. To give us that time, we’ve decided to move the release date by one month, from mid-October, to November 22nd.
We’re really, really sorry for the minor delay, we promise you hand on heart that the wait will be worthwhile! Thanks for being patient, please don’t be too cross with us, lots of love, Mm xxxx
At E3 we launched another papery creative challenge for you fine folks, and you took to it like a cheetah takes to rockets.
We’ve just spent a gruelling hour debating the winners, and we’ve picked three. That’s three winners…. plus also three runners-up.
The winners will receive some framed, signed artwork, and the runners-up will get a little goody bag of treats that we’ll put together from things we have lying about the place.
We’ll also attempt to send a tiny gesture to everyone who entered, as a little thank you!
You all made such great squirrels, we can’t wait for the next challenge!
Ok, without further ado….
Congratulations all, we’ll be in touch soon! Check out all the other entries on our Pinterest gallery below, and stay tuned for more creative challenges!
As is customary at this time of year, a squadron of highly trained Molecules has been sent forth from the safety of Mm Towers in the UK, to the familiar walls of the L.A Convention center where E3 is held each year.
Yes, the Molecules are in town for E3, and we’ve brought Tearaway with us so we can show it to as many people as we possibly can.
With a bit of luck, and some big smiles, those people will go on to share their experiences with the rest of the world, so you should see some previews across the internet over the next few days. We were also lucky to be included in this year’s press conference, so look out for Rex playing Tearaway - he’s been practising all week, bless.
If you can’t wait that long and need a Tearaway pick-me-up right this very second, then stay put, ready your eyes and ears, and prepare for your mouth to fall agape - We’ve got exactly what you need: A brand new trailer for Tearaway!
We’re also running a new creative challenge! A contest to build a papercraft squirrel where you can win some signed artwork from the Tearaway team. Follow this link to find out how to enter!
We have to get back to E3 things now, but please send us your squirrels, we’re really looking forward to seeing them!
As you know, the entire world of Tearaway can be crafted from paper in the real world, and as you travel through the game you’ll collect plans to make some of the creatures and wildlife that you spot. At the end of the latest Tearaway trailer you’ll spot one of our resident papercraft experts, Tom, making a Squirrel at warp speed. Whilst you might not yet have the ability to craft at such speed, you can download the squirrel plan to make your own cool looking squirrel guy at a quite normal speed.
We are also running a squirrel making contest, in which you can win some signed artwork from the Tearaway team. To enter, all you need to do is make a squirrel, and then either
- Tweet a picture of your squirrel to @tearawaygame with the hashtag #tearawaysquirrel.
- You should also follow @tearawaygame on twitter, as we will DM the winners!
- Post the photo to our Facebook wall
- Keep your eye on on your post as we’ll use it to contact you if you win!
We’ll be judging the squirrels on their originality, how good they look, the photographic scene they are in, and also on how big you make Rex’s smile when he looks at them!
We’ll have multiple winners, and it doesn’t matter which country you’re in! Contest close date Monday 24th June 2013.
We took a bit of time off working our lil’ booties off to make some squirrels ourselves, check them out, perhaps they’ll inspire you to customise your own…
And again - here’s the link to the squirrel plan, have fun!
You read that correctly m’hearties, if you want to play Tearaway THIS WEEKEND then get yourself down to the UEFA Festival in London. The festival runs from today for the next four days, and at the PlayStation area, you’ll be able to get your hands on (and in) some great new and unreleased games, including Sly Cooper, Puppeteer, and Tearaway!