There’s no doubt that some people love creating levels in LittleBigPlanet, but the actual figures are something to behold. Media Molecule announced that 725,000 LBP levels are now available, from original creations to user-made takes on popular franchises such as “LBP Jurrasic Park.”
The community within LittleBigPlanet grows everyday, nearly to two million players now. So far, they’ve logged about 125 million game sessions and four million comments on people’s levels. Mark Hardy, European Marketing Director of Content and Platforms at SCEE talked a bit about the community.
“LittleBigPlanet is giving people from every walk of life the opportunity to express themselves creatively,” he said. “The game is just the start. This is Creative Gaming; never ending experiences that take on lives of their own through their players.
“LittleBigPlanet appeals to a generation shaped by their networks and thirsty for great experiences to share with friends. Where LittleBigPlanet goes from here is up to its community; it is theirs to shape however they like. This makes it much more inclusive than gaming has ever been before.”
I guess it’s time for me to go back and explore some of the LittleBigPlanet levels. You have to expect that most of the levels online will be completely terrible, but even if only 1% are truly excellent, that still leaves 7,250 awesome levels. Hopefully the cream rises to the top.
If you know of any really good LBP levels, let me know in the comments!