A little big competition

Pitch 06 Jan 2009 Comments

Heard of Little Big Planet? The new PlayStation 3 game released by Sony in November is already a hit. You move your sackboy around some crazy levels and you can more importantly create and share your own levels that you have designed within the game.

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Five students took on the challenge and worked for a few hours to create some original, kiwi-inspired levels. The Sony team then judged the three levels that had been created to choose a winning team of two: Alexander Browne and Adam Kerr, both from one of MDS’ 3D Computer Animation class. Difficulty, originality, design elements/ideas and execution were what impressed the Sony team and both received a PSP and some games each for winning the competition. The challenge was overseen by the Games faculty and it was a great opportunity to show to some of MDS’ current students in 3D Animation what the Games industry can be about.