Little Big Planet Coming to Parsons – Preview

On September 20th to 21st, exactly a month before the game hits store shelves, Sony Computer Entertainment of America will bring the highly anticipated game to Parsons The New School for Design. The purpose is to let a large number of design students get down and busy with the creation toolset for a marathon 24-hour design off. Are you all getting excited yet?

More than 120 students will be broken up into teams of 5 people to design a level. Afterwards each team will present their level to a panel of video game designers from Media Molecule, the creators of Little Big Planet, Parson’s faculty, and media representatives. They will judge them and award the winner levels with a special section of the game, the “City of Parsons” if you will. Are you all salivating yet?

Wipe the drool off and wait until I’m finished. As you may or may not know, depending if you’ve read the About Us page or not, some of our contributors come from that prestigious institution. Best part is that our very own Fred McCoy, aka Megalongcat will be participating in the event and afterwards will be able to give an in-depth view into Little Big Planet a month before the rest of us unwashed peasants can touch the game. Stay tuned.

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Eric Swain

A graduate of Boston University, majoring in English and Creative Writing and has spent significant time studying story structure and theory in the mediums of books, film and video games. His articles offer unique perspective on deep game development and design through his eclectic prose. you can find his critical analysis on

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