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Behind the scenes at the LittleBigPlanet 3 Game Jam 2014

11 creators, 24 hours and a whole lot of fun…

It has become something of a tradition to host a LittleBigPlanet Game Jam for some of our top creators and community folks prior to the launch of a brand new title.

So we recently gathered 11 top creators and community folks for an exclusive chance to play and create with LittleBigPlanet 3!

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LittleBigPlanet is a truly creative series and nothing helps inspire game creators than a fun little game jam that gives aspiring developers the chance to flex their creativity whilst surrounded by good friends and creators.

Each creator was given access to the full toolset of LittleBigPlanet 3 and tasked with making something brand new in just 24 hours time (sleep optional) that could not previously have been created in LittleBigPlanet!

24 hours of creative fun…


What occurred over the next 24 hours was a wonderful amalgamation of creativity and friendship that saw our creators and a collection of the LittleBigPlanet development team working together with each other to create games all day and throughout the night.

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Thx for an awesome weekend at the #LBP3JAM I had an amazing time and loved meeting the creators and game devs. I was just blown away by the game and by the passion you guys have put into it”

There was fun had by all and our guests had some fantastic things to say about both the Game Jam event and LittleBigPlanet 3 itself! It was an amazing experience for both them and us since it also gave us the chance to hear directly from the community what they though of the game!

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Game Jam guest blogs

The LittleBigPlanet 3 Game Jam isn’t just all about us though and some of our guests have their very own blog posts where you can hear all the fun that they had with the LBP Community Team and their fellow creators!

LBP3 GameJam – Jammers Share their Experiences! By rialrees and everyone!
LBP3 GameJam – Create Mode Revealed! By rialrees
My experience at the #LBP3JAM! By DeKa1357
LBP3 Game Jam By retrogamer7

Meet Oddsock!

Naturally our creators had lots of great fun with Sackboy’s new friends and we saw plenty of creations featuring all three group members – OddSock, Swoop and Toggle!

Let’s talk about Oddsock today! Oddsock is the speediest, most agile chum in our group of friends, offering all-new ways of playing LittleBigPlanet and interacting with the world around you!

Click here to learn more about the new character and check out the brief video below!

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I’m annoyed that you didn’t announce the beta through official channels. Not all long term creators go on fan sites so I never got a whisper of it. I’ve been in every single LBP Beta minus Vita, and i’m sad that I never got a chance to at least sign-up.

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dude you’re not the only one that wanted to play the LBP3 beta. A lot of people wanted to play this beta and yeah it’s kinda unfair. I know some good LBP creators that deserve to be in it but never given the chance too.

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Sumo screwed up doing it the way they did. They should have given people a chance to sign up officially, just like all the previous betas.

I semi-agree, but at the same time it’s just as fun waiting for the game. The beta is great, but I think that the secrecy is just as cool.

renaultmilton 24 October, 2014 @ 15:50
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Oddsock is so CUTE! But with the Game Jam makes me interested in the new features! In November, I will get the game, Just a mouth to GO!

Steven Isbell 24 October, 2014 @ 16:38
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Be sure to check out rialree’s rundown of all the new tools and features that she saw at the Game Jam!
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?91607-LBP3-GameJam-Create-Mode-Revealed!

renaultmilton 24 October, 2014 @ 15:51
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Also for the FIRST time, i can see your face.

Steven Isbell 24 October, 2014 @ 16:38
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Then you probably haven’t been looking hard enough! ;)

Please, when will we be able to preorder LittleBigPlanet3 on the European Playstation Store?
It’s still not there despite it was anounced long ago.

Steven Isbell 24 October, 2014 @ 16:39
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Which console are you trying to pre-order for?

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For the PS3… I tried from the French and Spanish PS STORES and it’s not there, neither for PS3 nor PS4; I even tried from the Web-Store version and it doesn’t have it.
Suprisingly enough, in the US store, you can preorder it.

Please, I’m desesperate D: I really love LBP I don’t want to miss week-1…

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This is awesome! Congrats to everyone who went, and hope they had a good time! Loved the video! :)

-hyper

Steven Isbell 24 October, 2014 @ 16:40
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Everyone had a blast! It was really amazing to get a chance to see everyone get hands-on with the new tools!

When can we pre order LBP3 in the PlayStation store for PS4?

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Hello Steven! Just wanted to notify you about some glitches and bugs i have discovered! In total so far, i have found 7 of them. The first bug is that when i was trying to save my level and earth, i froze and had to restart my ps3. I tested this out and froze all 5-times. The second glitch is when reviewing a level, some sackboy’s heads are smaller than usual. And, when i try to give a level tag, i cannot see the tags. The third bug is, i cannot heart anyone because, the heart button is invisible. The fourth bug is there’s no sound when copying an object or slapping an other Sackperson. The fifth bug is i could put objects in my pod. This includes, the materials, power-ups, gadgets, and other objects. The sixth glitch is, i was able to collect a story mode song that is not supposed to be found in the BETA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y2dokbb70g It’s called,
Shugo Tokumaru – Rum Hee
The final bug is sometimes when i play a level, it fails to load and sends me right to the pod....

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Hello Steven! Just wanted to notify you about some glitches and bugs i have discovered! In total so far, i have found 7 of them. The first bug is that when i was trying to save my level and earth, i froze and had to restart my ps3. I tested this out and froze all 5-times. The second glitch is when reviewing a level, some sackboy’s heads are smaller than usual. And, when i try to give a level tag, i cannot see the tags. The third bug is, i cannot heart anyone because, the heart button is invisible. The fourth bug is there’s no sound when copying an object or slapping an other Sackperson. The fifth bug is i could put objects in my pod. This includes, the materials, power-ups, gadgets, and other objects. The sixth glitch is, i was able to collect a story mode song that is not supposed to be found in the BETA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y2dokbb70g It’s called,
Shugo Tokumaru – Rum Hee
The final bug is sometimes when i play a level, it fails to load and sends me right to the pod. The BETA has also been very laggy too. Thank you for listening! My PSN is, “D-RodLefty13” and thank you so much for inviting me to the LittleBigPlanet 3 BETA! I really appreciate it! :D Also, i am currently a Freshmen at the “Minuteman Vocational Technical High-School” In Lexington Massachusetts. I’m taking Game Development and Level Designing. It would be an honor to work for you guys one day! I’m also an artist. I do free-handing drawing! Thank you so much again! <3 Sincerely, -Dylan Rodriguez PS: My e-mail is "dylanrodriguezlbp@gmail.com" :)

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Why not PS Vita version of this game ? Sony totaly abandoned PS Vita owners ?

Hi! I was wandering that will the objects, stickers, materials and all the stuff I bought in lbp2 and 1 be on lbp3 even though I swiched to ps4? It would be shame if they wouldn’t ‘couse I’ve been playing the series so long :D

And does the online gameplay and sharing levels need PS plus?

Any chance we are going to see a sale on all the costumes/items in the playstation store prior to launch? Create some buzz, get us excited to see them on the next gen system!! Come on now, it’s a good idea :)

Any chance this thing is gonna turn up on the ps store? It’s the only reason I bought a ps4 and while we’ve known what the U.S. pre order bonuses are going to be for months and you can see on the various retailers websites what you get, it’s a blackout here. The only 2 retailers that are mentioned on the official lbp ps blog don’t mention any bonus content at all.

With a few of weeks to go (cheers again for region specific delay) you would think that after some searching I could find a place to give money to.

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