Media Molecule Making Progress With Tearaway Says Producer

By Ishaan . November 29, 2012 . 12:00pm

At Gamescom this year, Sony announced Tearaway, a PlayStation Vita platformer in development at Media Molecule, the studio that created LittleBigPlanet. This morning, Media Molecule provided an update on their progress via the European PlayStation blog.


“It’s been a few months now since that tense and exciting moment at Gamescom, and it might seem that we’ve been super quiet over at Mm Towers, but we haven’t,” reports producer Michelle Ducker.


“For the Tearaway team, it’s been non-stop. We immediately began to tackle a lot of the key areas of the game we felt weren’t strong enough, and focusing on the bits that will become the foundations for us to build an entire game upon.”


Ducker continues: “We’ve had quite a few ‘jamming’ sessions whilst making this, the first being the god-like powers, and then, post-Gamecom, we spent time on Iota’s abilities and how they developed during the paper adventure.”


Media Molecule have a “key milestone” coming up a few weeks from now, Ducker shares. By that point, the team aims to produce their first fully-playable game theme, which will form the basis for the rest of the game to be built upon.


“We’re looking good for our milestone: the underlying technology, visuals, animation, audio, and gameplay for the theme are well underway, and in building the whole area we hope to find the answers to many questions we’re still asking ourselves about the rest of the game,” Ducker concludes.

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  • GreekGod88

    cant wait for persona 4 , Tearaway, Ys 4,Guacamelee,Warriors Lair, Soul Sacrifice and Killzone ^_^

    • HassanJamal

      Its a good time to be a vita owner!

  • It has been awhile! I can’t wait to see some screenshots or more gameplay footage in the near future. Another game to look forward to on the Vita. The games are a-coming! :D

  • Marcelo Henrique Chaves

    You guys prepare the game while i prepare my pocket, cause its gonna be day 1 purchase for me.
    And Saving for special edition already. Loved the art in this game.

  • Elvick

    Super excited for this. The trailer was perfection. Loved everything about it.

  • Göran Isacson

    Nice to see it’s still trucking along, this and the game about the puppet with scissors that I for some shameful reason can’t recall the name of is something I am looking forward to SO MUCH. Won’t ever say no to a neat-looking platformer they are my entertainment drug of choice.

    • JonathanisPrimus

      Puppeteer? That’s a PS3 game though.

      • Göran Isacson

        That’s the one! I was mostly just referencing it because it was a neat-looking platform/puzzle game though, so this and Puppeteer just stick together in my mind.

    • Elvick

      Puppeteer, Rain and Tearaway were the most interesting things about Gamescom for me. Killzone was nice too.

      • Göran Isacson

        Right, can’t forget about Rain either. For some reason that’s a game I’m both looking forward to and feeling mildly skeptical of, mostly because I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around how it will play. It definitely looks interesting, but unlike Puppeteer and Tearaway it’s not the kind of game I can look at and go “oh, I get how this will be controlled/what the challenge will be”.

  • miyamoto

    after seeing Little Big Planet Karting and Tearaway I am calling it …Little Big Planet 3 in full glorious 3-D level creation or LBP 3D will blown Minecraft out of the water!

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