The Beta’s On!

By | LittleBigPlanet

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The final wave of the LittleBigPlanet™ PlayStation®Vita Beta invites has launched. Check your email inboxes to see if you are one of the lucky ones chosen to take part. If you are, grab your voucher, download the game and get playing! We’re very excited to see what wonderful things you delightful beta testers Create and Share with the community.

Be sure to let us know if you find any horrible bugs though. We want to squat those squiggly nasties before they find their way into the final game. All of your efforts really help us to make this game better and we feel that makes you part of the LittleBigPlanet™ PS Vita development team.

So get your codes and get going! A vast beta awaits, Sackchums.

LBP PS Vita Behind the Curtain Developer Diary

By | Dev Diary, Double Eleven, LittleBigPlanet

We have lifted the LBP curtains, revealing the passion both we and our brothers in arms Tarsier Studios have put into making the game an amazing experience.

Media Molecule have set the bar at a new height with the advent of the very first LBP. Both Tarsier and ourselves sought to pay homage to these efforts while creating something refreshing and original. PS Vita has been a tremendous platform for our game, taking full advantage of the new features the device brings as well as harnessing every drop of its processing power. We’ve always believed there is no better demonstrator of PS Vita’s abilities than LBP PS Vita.

The folks at Tarsier have leveraged our tech to create what we believe is truly awesome gameplay. We hope it comes across in this video on how the game was designed!

LittleBigPlanet™ PS Vita Beta!

By | LittleBigPlanet

Double Eleven are excited to announce the upcoming LittleBigPlanet™ PS Vita Beta!

That’s right! We’re releasing a beta of LittleBigPlanet™ PS Vita for European and North American regions to sink their teeth into. We want you to take our lovely project and tear it to pieces! Play, Create and Share your way through this delicious chunk of our game and tell us what you think. We want our favourite testers (that’s you!), to help us make our wonderful adventure even betterer than it already is.

Head on over to LittleBigPlanet.com and follow the instructions there to sign up for a chance to participate.

Us lot at Double Eleven, and our cohorts at Tarsier Studios, are bubbling with excitement to see what you lovely community folk come up with during this Beta, so make sure you Create like you’ve never Created before. Show us the amazing things you can do with our new gadgets and gizmos!

Double Eleven Becomes Sony Exclusive Developer

By | Double Eleven, LittleBigPlanet

London, 19th July 2011 – Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced that UK-based game development studio Double Eleven had signed a deal which would see the company, currently working on LittleBigPlanet for PSVITA developing games exclusively for SCEE and Sony platforms.

Double Eleven are one of the brightest new UK development studios, having been formed by former Rockstar Leeds lead-engineers in 2010. Double Eleven were recently revealed as the architects behind the technology driving LittleBigPlanet on PS VITA at the recent E3 in Los Angeles.

Under the terms of the deal, Double Eleven will work on LittleBigPlanet but will also begin to develop new titles for Sony platforms.

“Double Eleven are one of the most exciting developers to emerge onto the development scene in recent years, their technical expertise makes them a great fit for LittleBigPlanet on PSVITA and we’ve very pleased with the progress the team have made on this hugely anticipated title,” explained Michael Denny, Senior Vice President, SCE Worldwide Studios Europe.

“For us to become strong partners with Sony at such a crucial stage in our own development underlines the unswerving commitment we have made to the quality of our production, said Lee Hutchinson, CEO at Double Eleven. It is a testament to the hard work of all the exceptional team here at Double Eleven and we’re delighted that this agreement will help our company grow and flourish, working on prestigious titles, on leading-edge platforms. The opportunity to work so closely with Sony is simply fantastic and we look forward to a truly exciting new phase in our own development, with the absolute intention to become a world-class studio.”

LBP PS Vita Press Release

By | LittleBigPlanet

“Double11, one of the brightest of a new wave of ambitious development studios in the UK, are delighted to announce that they are working on LittleBigPlanet for Sony’s new PlayStation Vita handheld device, revealed at the recent E3 in Los Angeles.

The exciting new studio based in the North-East of England, which boasts incredible talent & experience for a relatively new start-up, now has a staff count exceeding thirty.

Double11 was formed in 2010 by ex-Rockstar engineers Lee Hutchinson and Matt Shepcar and has gone from strength to strength in a whirlwind 12 months. Having had to be tight-lipped about their work for so long, both Lee and Matt are delighted that news regarding this prestigious project can now be revealed.

“It’s a fantastic achievement and a privilege for the studio to be working on a project such as LittleBigPlanet, particularly for such an exciting new platform. We’ve spent the best part of a year recruiting a crack squad of games development professionals and we’re delighted that we can finally announce it. It was really great to see such an enthusiastic response at the recent E3 and we are confident we’ll be able to do more so in the future.” – Lee Hutchinson, CEO, Double11.

Double11 are chiefly the technology architects on the project and are working closely with Sweden’s Tarsier Studios, who contributed significant content to the last two editions of LittleBigPlanet on the PS3.

Initial reaction from the E3 PS Vita demo has been extremely positive and Double11 are confident that they can achieve great things with Sony’s new platform.”

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By | LittleBigPlanet

Double Eleven can finally reveal what our expert ninjas have been meditating over. Together with Tarsier Studios, we bring you: LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation®Vita!

We can’t say too much about the project just yet, but expect to see more updates in the coming months.

Check out the E3 reveal trailer here: