The place: Game Developer's Conference, San Francisco. The date: March 2007. LittleBigPlanet
to the world, some nineteen months before its eventual October 2008 release date. We'll be honest: we count ourselves among that group of people that Media Molecule developer Alex Evans says "didn't see it coming." Sony's knockout PS3 exclusive still excites us, and Evans, remembering that initial reveal, tells Eurogamer, "I want to do another LittleBigPlanet reveal that people don't see coming." Oh, you tease! Give us something!
Evans elaborated, "It's still LittleBigPlanet
, but people will be saying, 'I thought it was this - now you're telling me it's this as well?!'" So, we thought LBP
was this – namely, an uncommonly creative console game with an unprecedented level of user-generated functionality – but Evans wants to tell us it's something else as well? A time machine perhaps? The alchemical secret to transmutating lead into gold? LittleBigPlanet