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Cambridge Invents // LittleBigPlanet PSP

Collusion’s 2014 series of films celebrating Cambridge’s creativity

Press play above to see Laura Dilloway describe how the team created LittleBigPlanet PSP.

Do you know that Cambridge is home to a number of major computer games companies who play an important role in the creation of many popular gaming titles, and that one of them is LittleBigPlanet PSP? 

LittleBigPlanet is a puzzle platform game originally created by Media Molecule that was produced for Playstation by Sony Computer Entertainment. The games focusses on gameplay and user generated content, with the tagline ‘Play, Create, Share’. Following its launch in 2008, there are now five games across three platforms, all following the adventures of lead character Sackboy. 

In 2009, the Guerrilla Cambridge Studio (then SCE Studio Cambridge) took on the major project of redeveloping the highly successful LittleBigPlanet for the PSP – PlayStation Portable.  Since the computing power of the handheld device was significantly lower than that of a console and the experience of playing on a small screen would be different, it required the team to radically re-write the code and re-design the levels, as well as create new content for the portable version.  

Senior Environment Artist, Laura Dilloway was part of the team who delivered LittleBigPlanet PSP. The game was released in 2009 and received a positive reception, going on to win the 2010 BAFTA Games Award for the Best Handheld Game. 

Guerrilla Cambridge Studio has produced many games including Killzone: Mercenary for Playstation Vita (2013) and Play TV for Playstation 3 which turns your console into a personal video recorder (2008). They are currently working on a couple of yet to be announced projects. No doubt these new titles will bring further success and showcase the creativity of Cambridge.    

Press play above to see Laura Dilloway describe how the team created LittleBigPlanet PSP.