Create First Look

The key to solving puzzles is to use your imagination.

One of two EA Play games shown at EA's Tokyo showcase was Create, a game by Bright Light that revolves around the design philosophy of "What if?" Game designer Emily Newton Dunn described the game as a way for you to express yourself with hundreds of objects, giving you the freedom to customize every moment in the game. It's a much simpler version of Little Big Planet's creation mode, and instead of a platformer, Create is a physics-based game with challenges that you complete to unlock more objects to use.

The game's 14 different worlds each come with 10 unique challenges that you need to complete to unlock the hundreds of items that are in the game. Challenges range from trying to get a rocket to go through a hoop, to trying to get a racecar to the end goal. Some challenges limit how many objects and what kinds of objects you can use to complete it, whereas some let you use anything in your inventory and your imagination. The more crazy and elaborate the solution, the more points you get. An example that was shown was the challenge where you have to get a car to the finish line by building a ramp in order for it to safely go through a flaming hoop. Or instead, you can attach some balloons to the vehicle and have it float through the fiery ring. A more complicated solution is to fill the path with an assortment of spring ramps, causing your car to do flips and hit other objects along the way, like a well-rigged Rube Goldberg machine.

In any of the challenges, you can decorate the world that you're in. You can choose the backdrop, such as a beautiful sunset or a city skyline. Cloud stickers can be stamped onto your background, and you can even animate them. Like with any paint program, you can bring up a color wheel and choose a brush type to paint over your landscape. Everything is categorized in themes, so you can choose to make your level look like something from the past or future or set it up in space. Creatures range from dinosaurs and unicorns to zebras and robots. These objects don't interfere with your challenges, but you can probably create a unicorn ranch on a spaceship if you wanted to.

Everything you create can be shared online, and you can download and edit the creations of others. Our demo was on the PlayStation 3, and it is compatible with the PlayStation Move. Create will also come out on the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and PC in November.

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20 comments
capinchronic1
capinchronic1

LoL it looks like garbage next to LBP2.... You can make full games on LBP2 people!!... SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GET LBP2 YOU WON'T REGRET IT!! TRUST ME!! ;)

RealFabioSooner
RealFabioSooner

It actually seems to draw as much from Scribblenauts as from LBP, which is good. Also, it's truly multiplataform, which is always great. I wonder if user-created content will be shared between versions.

magicalclick
magicalclick

@Matthew-first I agree. And without a mascot like sackboys, the game feels lifeless.

Matthew-first
Matthew-first

um... it looks like Little Big Planet a bit.... but without sackboys n girls...

iluminat23
iluminat23

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pudgexd
pudgexd

I don't really buy puzzle games but this one looks interesting and unique. Oh there's editing tools to create new puzzles!!!

Blueskied
Blueskied

I am curious. I love physics games.

green_dominator
green_dominator

Kinda like Little Big Planet but not as daunting or insanely huge in it's scope, I might have to try this out when it comes out.

ichc1000x
ichc1000x

Sounds like a purchase to me. :D

BlackDiamond81
BlackDiamond81

I love reasoning so this is right up my alley. I am still getting LBP2 because this is no substitution.

raza3
raza3

looks interesting

dkjestrup
dkjestrup

Haha that is supposed to be a LBP clone? There is no way that will even compete with LBP, it looks terrible.

angry_roman1011
angry_roman1011

tests logical skills huh? I might look into this one

X-RS
X-RS

hmmm. two things we need in gaming are in this game: bmx graffiti though i doubt this will be the tittle to deliver either...

jagus12
jagus12

Scribblenauts in 3D... Nice

DeadSarow
DeadSarow

Seems interesting, and it's great that they're making this sort of genre for the Xbox 360.

thattotally
thattotally

I hope this is an enjoyable game to play.