It’s simply incredible to think that the original LittleBigPlanet first launched 10 years ago on PlayStation 3 beginning with America and the US region on 27th October 2008 and becoming available worldwide by 5th November 2008!
Since then we have seen our wonderful community grow over multiple titles across two console generations resulting in over 10 million community levels being published for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita and PSP!
10 years of community creators
Our community are very well-known for their creative talent, so well-known in fact that a number of them have now got careers working in the video games industry designing games!
LittleBigPlanet obviously means a lot to these folks and a few of them spoke to us recently about what the series means to them.
LittleBigPlanet was completely and utterly life changing to me. I began making levels and contraptions, just at home online. That was nearly 10 years ago now. I have had such an amazing time over the years here at Mm, working on LBP2 and its DLC, Tearaway, and most recently Dreams. There is no way I’d be here without LBP!
John Beech (johnee) – Media Molecule
“I can’t even describe how much LBP means to me. From building silly gigantic dragons and robots in the LBP1 beta to working on the franchise proper, it’s been an awesome gateway into becoming a professional game developer for over seven years now! Not only that, I’ve met loads of awesome sack folk from around the world that I’m really happy to call friends to this day.”
David Dino (gevurah22) – Sumo Digital
“Although it’s been years since I last published a level in LittleBigPlanet, I’ll be forever grateful to the franchise for rekindling my love for creation and design. I’ve been a professional level designer for 7 years now, and that is exclusively due to the experience and exposure that I made through playing LittleBigPlanet!”
Matthew Compher (comphermc) – Tarsier Studios
10 years of community creations
It’s not just about those guys though! Your creative talents know no bounds and we continue to see incredible community levels published by the community every week!
Here are just a couple of those amazing creations that have recently been published in LittleBigPlanet!
Return to Carnivalia by Trixel_Creative
Rotary by Tevlon1
These two creations and over 1,200 more from across LittleBigPlanet’s entire 10-year history can be found in-game in our weekly updated Team Picks.
Mm celebrates LittleBigPlanet with a special Dreams livestream
Our very good friends at Media Molecule are also going to be celebrating 10 years since they launched the original LittleBigPlanet with a one-of-a-kind Dreams Livestream where they will be building a LittleBigPlanet-style creation in Dreams!
The livestream begins at 5pm GMT / 6pm CEST today and it’s one that you’re not going to want to miss!
Follow Media Molecule on Twitch and make sure you tune in for this very special event!
A LittleBigGift from us to you
Since it’s a very special birthday! We think that you’re all deserving of a special treat! So we’re pleased to announce that later today we’re going to be giving away the LittleBigPlanet 3 PS4 Theme to everybody!
Come join the celebrations
The 10th Anniversary celebrations don’t end here though!
Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook where we will be having a month-long celebration of the past 10 years of LittleBigPlanet including nostalgic level features, memorable moment highlights and even some birthday giveaways for our community!
So come and share your memories of LittleBigPlanet with us this month!