Posted: 3 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
This creative play starts simply and is accessible to any age, but then can be made more complex and powerful so that full games can be created by dragging, dropping, connecting and shaping elements with the PlayStation controller. The levels the player creates can then be shared with the community.
It's a great way to start understanding how video games are made, even if all you do is create a rocket charged skateboard. But like the more recent incarnation, Dreams it's a powerful tool in its own right that has led to many players getting work in the games industry.
Release Date: October 2008
You will need PlayStation Plus to play online with PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita. You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more about system accessibility settings.
The following games are like LittleBigPlanet. They address a similar topic or offer a similar way to play. They are good options to play next and also good alternatives to LittleBigPlanet for younger age ratings.
LittleBigPlanet is in These Lists
In addition to the similar games listed above, which have been linked to this game specifically in the database, you may find games with a similar theme to LittleBigPlanet in the following lists:
Players enjoy making new connections in these games, as well as connecting with wider family and friends. Listen to the chatter while children play these games, and you hear as much talk about homework, television, YouTube or what's happening in the world as who to shoot in the head next.
Some of these games are aimed at younger players to play on their own, but others (as indicated by their PEGI ratings) are better for teenagers or played together in a family. Find some games that pique your interest, read through the details and decide how your child might benefit from playing them.
You can unleash your creativity with these games that enable you to make your own games. Start with something familiar and try making your own levels in Mario Maker or get to grips with building in Minecraft. Build your confidence and creativity and soon you’ll be creating more complicated games in Dreams or LittleBigPlanet.
We put this list together with the help of the brilliant National Videogame Museum, (NVM). The World's First Fully-Playable Cultural Centre Dedicated to Games. If you want more information about making your own videogames, the NVM has free resources to get you started.
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