Interview: Media Molecule Talks Tearaway!


One of the big highlights of gamescom last week was Media Molecule‘s return to the spotlight with Vita adventure Tearaway – the UK studio’s first title since LittleBigPlanet 2. Predictably, it’s a riot of colour, creativity and wild invention, telling the story of iota – a plucky young hero on a mission to deliver a unique message to you, the player.

You’ll help him on his way by interacting with his environment via the Vita’s touch screen and rear touch panel. It looks like an absolute delight to play, leveraging all the Vita’s features to offer up a unique, exciting gameplay experience.

The morning after they revealed the game on stage during the Sony press conference, Media Molecule co-founder Alex Evans and “design lead/chief doodler” Rex Crowle kindly sat down with me for a quick chat about the ideas driving the game, as well as a few words on the LittleBigPlanet series. Take a look at the video below, and then, for good measure, treat yourself to one more viewing of the game’s debut trailer. You can’t have too much of a good thing, right?

We’ll have plenty more on Tearaway from the team at Media Molecule as development progresses – stay tuned.

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I think this is the first game to truly break the fourth wall in the video game medium. I really can’t wait to experiance the true interaction with the characters and environment.

I love MediaMolecule.

Great interview. I always approve of more Tearaway information.

Super excited to see more of the game over the coming months. Looks really charming and incredibly fun. Iota is a great addition to the PlayStation family.

CrazySasquatch- 21 August, 2012 @ 19:03

God I need to buy a vita. This game looks so fun. So much love for MM And their creativity!

Looks BRILLIANT:P I wish it was coming to the PS3 to:(
+ Can you put the Trailer on PSN please? ;)

Looks wonderfull but the thing that putted me off (besides the look of the main character) is the blowing and screeming at the Vita, that is horrible for a mobile game.
I can’t see myself playing that on the plane or train.

Day one!I hope that it will have online and that i will be able to create my own lvls too like LBP ^^

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