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.