Following user outcry over the moderation of user-made levels in LittleBigPlanet, Sony today responded by issuing a list of suggestions for creators to follow while it and developer Media Molecule improve moderation policies.
Authors are requested to make sure that the content created is suitable for all ages as everybody has access to the level once it’s published. Other people’s copyrights are also requested to be respected; authors are urged not to use images, brands or logos they are not entitled to use. Finally, users are asked to report inappropriate levels; hoax reports are highly discouraged.
The unofficial Sony blog Three Speech notes that over 84,000 levels have been uploaded to the game, from where less than 0.5% levels have required active moderation.
Sony has announced that a couple of animal suit costumes are coming to LittleBigPlanet today. This includes shark, gorilla and plant costumes, along with a special MotorStorm costume, all of which you can view to the right.
Prices vary from free for the plant costume (which was designed by a fan), 99c for the animal costumes and the “holy shit” cost of $1.99 for the MotorStorm costume.
Recently released LittleBigPlanet includes an introduction and tutorial voiced by the famous Stephen Fry, who was powered by a script from writer Dean Wilkinson, giving it a mix of humor and personality along with the trademark Fry style.
Wilkinson also worked on the in-game text, renamed characters and extended their personalities and interaction, noted Sidelines, the agency for creative writers looking to break into games.
The promised demo for LittleBigPlanet, the cute sandbox game that is in development at Media Molecule for the PS3, will not appear this year, according to SCEA PR Manager Ron Eagle who confirmed this to MTV.
“I can officially confirm that there won’t be a demo this year,” Eagle told Totilo, as reported on MTV’s Multiplayer blog.
He said that the game is still on schedule for release next year and that more of the game will be shown off in January. Eagle also claims that he has played through 60% of the game’s 50 pre-designed levels.