It’s another example of how creating community content forLittleBigPlanet 2 could potentially help a Train2Game student find their way into the games industry.
Game Developers Media Molecule challenged a team of LittleBigPlanet 2 community modders to produce a new single player campaign, using only the creation tools in the game. The result is a rather nice looking mini-story mode called ‘Hansel & Gretelbot’
There’s no word on how Hansel & Gretelbot will be released as of yet, but Media Molecule incidate that it’ll be free.
Train2Game blog readers can see the rather nice looking trailer below.
There’s probably plenty of Train2Game Game Developers who’d love the opportunity to have their content released to as wide an audience as the LittleBigPlanet 2 community. A first step towards this could very well be creating their own LittleBigPlanet 2 levels, with Media Molecule previously stating they’ve employed several community developers.
There’s certainly a lot of potential to be extremely creative with LittleBigPlanet 2 as well, as seen in examples of community created levels based on Portal, Flower, Wolvenstein and Dogfight.
LittleBigPlanet 2 last released last month and took No. 1 in the UK Charts in its first week. It’s still in the top ten now, but only just, having dropped to No. 10. The game got very good reviews, with plenty of 9s and 10s from the gaming press.
Of course, LittleBigPlanet 2 isn’t the only game that allows users to create there own content. Another prominent example is Team Fortress 2, where some of the best modders seeing their content being sold by Valve, and making a profit from it too!
Meanwhile, last month saw a Starcraft II modder was offered a job at a Game Development studio.
Train2Game students may therefore find modding and community creation provides a useful step into the games industry.
So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on Hansel & Gretelbot? Do you think it looks as good as the original game? Perhaps even better? And have you created any of your own levels for LittleBigPlanet 2?
As usual, you can leave your thoughts here on the Train2Game blog or on the Train2Game forum. Alternatively, you can let us know what you think via the Train2Game Twitter and Facebook pages.
[Source: PlayStation EU Blog]
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