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Back in 2006, When Alex, Mark and Dave pitched LittleBigPlanet to Sony, the loveable bag of fluff we all know as Sackboy was nothing more than debug programmer art - a little pink square body and a triangular yellow head, aptly called YellowHead. Even at that early stage the character that would become Sackboy had started to emerge, but how did he evolve from that set of simple shapes into the Sackboy we all know and love? It’s been two years this week since LittleBigPlanet was released, what better time than this could there be to find out?
Last October was the first anniversary of LittleBigPlanet, and being relatively new to Mm, I was keen to find out where Sackboy came from. In order to enlighten us all, I grabbed two of the key artists involved with his creation, dragged them into a room and, bombarded them with questions…. Unfortunately we never actually published the results… until now…
With a company birthday at hand, it was a perfect time to give our website a little makeover, and put it back together after some rather annoying spamhaxors destroyed it recently.
We’ve filled it up with some new bits and bobs that we hope you enjoy, the most poignant one today being the history section, which at the moment contains the first part of the Mm story, as told by mister Alex Evans.
Once up on a time, Dave, Alex and Mark all worked together at Lionhead studios. They had worked here together on many projects over the years, and now made up the R&D dept, building conceptual things such as ‘The Room’, stealing bits of Francis and Kareem’s time, and also working on their indie title Rag Doll Kung Fu in the evenings.
The Movies, Fable, B&W2 were in crunch at the time, and they were all under threat of being dragged off ‘The Room’, and being placed in the other various teams to help them ship on time. Having acquired a taste for making things their own way, they began considering their options. Alex especially, according to him, was looking to leave.
Oooh hot scoops… Check out the rest!
We’ve also got a new section called The Lab. This will run alongside this blog here as another place for us to write about the things that influence us, or things we’ve made, tech ramblings, stories, all sorts of things!
Media Molecule was founded four years ago! Okay, okay so it was a few weeks ago now, but we waited for the new site to be ready, shh! We celebrated by piling into a local Italian eatery and plying ourselves with all manner of treats, meats, sweets and booze.
Two years ago, in January 2008, the gang here posted photos showing how the office had changed over the years
I tried to find someone to ask about the history of the yellow wall, but everyone looked mega busy, just at that moment however, Alex walked by and I pounced.
Over the next few weeks we will be celebrating the first Birthday of LittleBigPlanet! It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the game was released, and we’d like to thank every gosh-darn one of you for making our year so much fun! There’s going to be a lot to look forward to in the next year, starting with this week’s store update…
It might be traditional for the birthday boy or girl to receive gifts, but to celebrate this special day, as a present from us to you, we have created this special one Birthday Cake Costume, which will be downloadable from the store on Thursday for one week only!
But wait! What’s this?
Because we love you all so much, we didn’t stop there, and we’ve decided to celebrate the birthday by re-releasing the ever-coveted Space Suit Costume which was originally available at the game’s launch back in 2008! We’ve even made a special birthday wallpaper for you (widescreen, 4:3, PS3, PSP, Mobile).
Keep your eyes out for exciting things happening over the next few weeks, and remember to get your two FREE costumes this Thursday, November 5th. Happy Birthday LBP!
Every now and again we get sent pictures of amazing LittleBigPlanet cakes made by crafty bakers with lots of talent. Well, faced with his Son Lautaro’s first birthday at the weekend, Mark decided there was only one course of action – to turn his talents to the world of cakes, and create this masterpiece.
It might not be as grand as some, but we think it does the job rather nicely don’t you? Happy Birthday Lautaro! :)