We were over in Los Angeles again last week, to show people more of Tearaway. Judging by the smiles and nice comments, everyone seemed to be really interested in our newest game, and those smiles have carried themselves over into some previews. Would you like to read them? They include some shiny new screenshots too!
OK, so it turns out wallpapers only come in rectangles, but those other promises will hold true, for behold!
Your phone, your computer, your Vita - they’re all sick. It’s not swine-flu, but these devices are in desperate need of help.
But it’s ok folks, there’s no need to call a Hambulance. Allow us to trot out these Tearaway wallpapers, which are sure to cure a computer or computery device of any ailment!
Apply the wallpaper to the sick device like an oikment, and stand back to admire your Ham-dy work…. The Pigment will soon return to their pale complexion.
Just pork your desired size:
OK that’s enough of the puns, they’re such a boar.
Did you know that you’ll soon be able to pre-order Tearaway, and if you do you’ll be bestowed with even greater gifts than these fine wallpapers, oh yes.
We’re excited to announce details on the magnificent and exclusive bonus content you’ll get for pre-ordering your copy of Tearaway! Participating retailers will offer two options, each with a different set of treasures.
The Jukebox Pack, which contains:
- Splendiferous iota and atoi Avatars for use on the PlayStation®Network
- Resplendent PlayStation®Vita Wallpaper
- Audiolicious Tearaway Soundtrack with bonus track
and The Special Delivery Pack, which includes:
- Oppulent iota and atoi costumes for LittleBigPlanet™
- Exclusive skin for the in-game rideable pig, and printable papercraft plan to match
Yes, that’s right, there’s an in-game rideable pig. Look at it, just look at it…
We’ll be making that into a wallpaper for sure, so stay tuned for that! Tearaway itself will be available on shelves and in the PSN Store this October.
Now tell us, which pack will you be pre ordering, and why? Because we can’t make our minds up!
We’re proud to announce that you’ll be able to get your hands on, and indeed in, our new game Tearaway at the end of this year! Tearaway will be available on shelves and in the PSN Store on:
- October 22: USA
- October 23: Europe, Australia and New Zealand
October 24: Australia and New Zealand
- October 25: UK and Ireland
In Tearaway you’ll journey through a vibrant, living papery world, with a plucky messenger who has a unique message to deliver - to you! As the papery world of Tearaway unfolds in your hands, you’ll be able to use your god-like powers to help your new messenger friend, iota or atoi, complete their very special delivery.
You’ll uncover a magical dimension inspired by folklore, and built realistically from paper that unfolds and comes alive before your very eyes. As you explore this world you’ll meet the papercraft creatures that live within it, help out strange new friends and encounter dangerous challenges.
We’ve designed the world of Tearaway to blend with our own through the unique features of the PlayStation®Vita, which allow you to help your messenger buddy to solve puzzles using the power of touch, literally breathe new life into this papercraft land, and reach up into the world using the rear-touch panel to see your fingertips appear inside the game! We think this is an adventure unlike anything you’ve played before.
Here’s a little more backstory on how Tearaway came to be from our very own doodle-meister and lead designer, Rex Crowle.
Normally a game has just one piece of box art, but we have two main characters for you to choose from - iota and atoi. Who should go on the front of the box then? It was an impossible choice for us to make, so instead of making it, we made a reversible double sided inlay, so you can decide for yourself!
So finally, and without further ado, allow us to present the box art that you’ll be seeing on shelves this October.
We’ll be back with more Tearaway news soon!
We’re at PAX East this weekend with a little papery booth, and as part of it, we’re giving people the chance to win a PS Vita, and a copy of LittleBigPlanet Vita!
You don’t have to be at the show to win though, (although you do need to be in the USA) you just need to download this pattern for an Iota / Atoi Messenger’s Headband, print it out, make it and send us a picture of you wearing it - like the one below.
Download the plan by clicking on this magical hyperlink.
We’ve been packing the world of Tearaway into suitcases to bring its papery landscape to Boston for PAX East this coming weekend. If you’re going to the show, come and find us at our little papery booth, and we’ll reward you with treasures!
We’ll have a selection of buttons and shirts and papercraft things for people to collect by completing some *very* simple challenges. Tearaway won’t be playable, but you’ll get a chance to meet the team behind the game, encumber yourselves with treasures, and see the Tearaway papercraft concept art. So come along and say hi! Our booth number is 1193.
For those who cannot make the show, fear not, there will be plenty of chances throughout the year to meet us and win our treasures, at shows and via the internets! Stay tuned post pax for news on some new contests!
In the latest episode of GT.TV, Geoff Keighley talks to our resident bearded doodler Rex about a previously unseen area of Sogport - The Lab.
The Lab is an area which explores the physicality of music and paper, and all the platformy fun those things can provide. I’ll let Rex explain, check it out below (skip past Spock to the 15m mark)
P.S It’s okay to admit it was that edgy, suggestive headline that brought you here, you naughty people.
We’re a bit sleepy today, because we stayed up all night umming, ahhing and generally struggling to pick winners to our wendigo mask contest. Finally, after an intense session balancing the merits of each entry, we’ve settled on some winners.
The only way we could settle on those winners though, was to double the number of them from three to six, and make sure we had a good spread of incredible mask creations, and our favourite photographic scenes.
Before we get to naming the winners though, we’d like to thank everyone who entered: Thank you guys, we loved your masks, and we’ve printed them out to put on the wall!
As a little thank you for helping us decorate, we will send an A3 professionally printed tearaway papercraft elk plan to everyone who entered, and we might even get Rex to sign them.
NOW. The Winners. Each of these winners will receive a signed framed doodle by Rex.
Not a winner per se, but the first ever Tearaway Cosplay by @stuffstuffthing cannot go unnoticed! We’ll send you a small cool thing, once we can work out what that might be!
We will contact everyone, starting with the winners, via Twitter DMS. So make sure you’re following @tearawaygame if you want to hear from us!
If you haven’t heard from us in 7 days, then get in touch.
Look at all the amazing entries below, and thank you everyone who entered, you are all awesome. Another creative challenge awaits….
So listen right, don’t tell anyone, but we’ve got a contest going on right now, and you could win big time just for glueing some paper together!
You might not have heard about it, because we were busy on a whirlwind press tour, sorry about that, but now we’re back we’re ready for some crafting!
So - Make a wendigo mask from our template, take a photo, and you could win some original, signed, framed artwork from the one and only Rex Crowle. It could look something like this, but a million times better, because this was just a really, really old drawing I found on Rex’s desk.
How do you win this thing then? It’s really very simple.
- Make a wendigo mask
- Send us a photo
- Win the contest
The full rules are below, but that sums it up.
Oh before you go, we wanted to clarify two things that weren’t in the original contest post
- You should make your Wendigo as unique as you can, give it some personality, stick those eyes on wonky, use those yellow strips as teeth or hair or whatever.
- You can stick other bits of paper onto the mask you like, you don’t need to just use the stuff provided! Here are some examples of what we mean…
OK, now let’s get sticking, there’s only a week left to enter!
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
Our favourite three photos will win a framed, signed, doodle by Tearaway lead designer and art master - Rex Crowle.
We’ll be judging on both the awesomeness of the mask, but also of the photo itself, so no artistic ability required here folk, just cutting and sticking and growling.
To enter the contest, do this:
- Download the plans for the mask - make it and customise it
- Pose in some kind of awesome photograph
- Follow @tearawaygame on Twitter
- Tweet your photo @tearawaygame along with the hashtag #tearawaywendigo
The contest ends on Feb 11th at 9:00am GMT
We’ll DM you shortly after that date if you are one of the winners!
It’s been a little while since we updated you on our progress making Tearaway, but that all changes today! We recently showed some new parts of the game to members of the gaming press, and their previews and coverage of that should start appearing today across the web. We introduced them to an area of the game we’ve been working on for quite some time, and today we’d like you to see it too!
Just one of the stops you’ll make as you go on your delivery adventure in the world of Tearaway is Sogport, a mysterious island marooned in a deep sea of glue, and inhabited by some very fishy folk with a fearful obsession with the island’s monstrous local wildlife. See for yourself….
We’re also really excited to introduce you to atoi (pronounced like the French phrase; “ah-twa” )
When you start your adventure, you’ll be able to customise the game to your liking, choosing which messenger will accompany you on your journey, either iota or atoi, and also on the shape, size and colour of your god-like fingers.
Look out for previews of Tearaway on the internets today, they should hold some more interesting surprises.
We’ll leave you with one more thing - a creative challenge!
We’ve put together the plans for you to make your own Wendigo mask, and what’s more, we’re running a contest - say whaaaaaat? Check out this blog post for info on to make your own mask, and enter the contest. Do it now!