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Media Molecule: Secret project is ‘scary but exhilarating’

Media Molecule co-founder Alex Evans has confirmed the company is now split into three groups. One is the studio management team, another is working on Tearaway, and a third section is producing an “unannounced” product.

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  • Sony details plans for gamescom panel

    Sony has provided more details on its gamescom presence, starting with its press conference which kicks off at 7.00pm CET/6.00pm BST on August 14. It will be streamed live from the PlayStation Blog. A panel discussion will also take place, the topic being “games as art”, and it will include: SCWW president Shuhei Yoshida, Ian […]

  • Sony initially wanted LBP to launch as a free-to-play title

    Media Molecule co-founder Alex Evans said during a panel at Develop this morning that at one time, Sony wanted the firm’s LittleBigPlanet to launch as a free-to-play title.

  • MM: 1.5 million new users came to LBP after PSN outage

    Media Molecule has said this morning that deciding not to do another LittleBigPlanet was similar to a child leaving home, adding its now added 1.5 million users since the PSN outage. Find a full report inside from the Develop keynote by Lewie Procter.

  • Media Molecule-Harrison keynote to headline Develop

    Develop organisers have announced that the opening keynote of the event, a chat with LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule and ex-SCE WWS head Phil Harrison, will be the main headliner later this month. Harrison, who first brought the company to Sony’s attention, will interview co-founders Alex Evans, Mark Healey and Kareem Ettouney for a session called […]

  • Media Molecule's Evans: LBP2 delayed because not all PS3s are connected

    Media Molecule head Alex Evans has told VG247’s Joe Anderson that LittleBigPlanet 2 was delayed into 2011 because not all PS3s are connected to the internet and capable of receiving a patch.

  • Develop Awards intro features Mark Rein in a bubble bath

    Mark Rein. In a bubble bath. Playing with Halo and Gears of War dolls. Enough said.

  • Media Molecule to patch in Move creation levels for LBP2

    Media Molecule’s Alex Evans has said that sometime after LBP2 is released, the firm will put out a patch that will contain creation tools for the controller.

  • LBP2 might not be fully backwards compatible, says Media Molecule

    Media Molecule’s Alex Evans has told Edge that the recently-revealed LittleBigPlanet 2 might not be 100 percent fully backwards compatible with its predecessor.

  • MM's Evans: LBP2 a disc-based game to reach "wider audience"

    Media Molecule co-founder Alex Evans has revealed that one of the reasons why LittleBigPlanet 2 is a disc-based title, and not a massive DLC expansion, is to reach a “wider audience”.

  • LBP boss would "love there to be a sequel"

    Will there be a LittleBigPlanet 2? Well, let’s see. Media Molecule boss Alex Evans isn’t prepared to say. “I’d love there to be a sequel, put it that way,” he told GI. “But that’s not an announcement – although I will say that the entire team is working on LBP.” LBP2 confirmed. There’s a full […]

  • Web-based level-sharing portal coming to LBP

    Media Molecule co-founder Alex Evans has told 1UP that a web-based platform for sharing LittleBigPlanet levels is on the way. The system will allow players to advertise their levels to other users and queue up PS3 downloads for the next time they turn the game on. “Rather than going on forums and saying, ‘Please search […]

  • GDC: LBP still isn't finished, says Media Molecule

    Media Molecule’s Alex Evans and Mark Healey revealed at GDC 09 that LittleBigPlanet is only really half finished. “We still feel like we’re halfway through the development of LittleBigPlanet, to be honest,” said Healey. “I claim that LittleBigPlanet is potentially a game creation package, which isn’t finished if you like, but potentially.” “We want LittleBigPlanet […]

  • Media Molecule co-founder teases new LBP project

    Media Molecule’s Alex Evans has teased Gamasutra with a taste of the firm’s next LBP project. He said he cannot go into details at the moment, but did say the unannounced title would be “really fucking cool.” Evans said the idea for the title came to Media Molecule during a “brainstorming session”. “Then at a […]

  • LittleBigPlanet co-creator added to DICE line-up

    The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced that Media Molecule’s co-founder Alex Evans, the co-creator of LittleBigPlanet, will speak at DICE later this month. “Our take on ‘Creative Gaming’ is that it’s an incredibly broad church, and Little Big Planet represents our particular first take on User Generated Content,” said Alex Evans, co-founder […]

  • ...and we're back - Christmas news round up

    Happy New Year. We’re glad we shut down over Christmas. You didn’t miss a whole lot. By far the most important story over the break was news that Free Radical cut its workforce by 140 to just 40. The developer was confirmed as being in administration just before the Christmas holiday. Speaking to 1UP, Cameron […]

  • LittleBigPlanet team "already at work on a sequel"

    This BBC report‘s claiming that the LittleBigPlanet team is already working on a second game. “Even before the game has hit the shops, the team are already at work on a sequel,” it says. Hardly a shock, but there you go. Media Molecule boss Alex Evans went on, putting the impending success of the first […]

  • LittleBigPlanet roll-back videoalised on BBC

    Ripten’s carrying a video of Media Molecule’s Alex Evans explaining to the BBC what caused the LittleBigPlanet delay, and he confirms that it literally was a single email behind the madness. Take a look.

  • Media Molecule: "We don't see 2D as a copout"

    Speaking to Kikizo, Sony’s Pete Smith has said that a 3D approach to LittleBigPlanet may not have even been possible, and that plumping for a 2D design wasn’t a “copout”. “Part of the beauty of the game being 2D is that it keeps it really simple, and that really helps,” he said. “If you were […]

  • LBP beta is "quite an old build," more keys coming soon

    Media Molecule boss Alex Evans has warned against judging LittleBigPlanet on last night’s beta release, saying the distributed version is already out of date. “Since it’s a beta, it’s already quite an old build,” said the developer on the MM blog. “We have some cool new stuff that’s been in our private test for a […]

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