- “ They call it... LittleBigPlanet. ”
- — LittleBigPlanet 2 Introduction
LittleBigPlanet is an award winning series, originally created by Media Molecule. As of now it has six full length games, LittleBigPlanet, LittleBigPlanet PSP, LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet 3, LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, and LittleBigPlanet Karting, as well as two spin off downloadable games titled Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves, and Run Sackboy! Run!. The series has put a strong emphasis on creativity and are well known for their in-depth level customization tools, unique art style and user friendly level search feature.
In LittleBigPlanet, Sackboy must travel around Craftworld to stop a new evil, The Collector, from taking over. As you travel around and meet new friends, The Collector starts capturing those new friends, and eventually you must confront him and defeat him. This was the first game in the series, and was praised by both critics and fans alike.
In LittleBigPlanet (PSP), Sackboy is sent by The Mystic to travel around the world to see what is troubling several Creator Curators, as they have not responded to their party invitations. LittleBigPlanet (PSP) has most of the core functions of the first LittleBigPlanet, however is missing some minor ones, such as only having two layers, and not being able to take in-game screenshots.
In LittleBigPlanet 2, a giant mean-looking vacuum cleaner called the Negativitron comes to suck up all the creativity from Craftworld. Sackboy, and several other characters along the way, are invited by Larry Da Vinci to join a team titled The Alliance to help stop the Negativitron.
LittleBigPlanet 2 added many new Logic items to the series, which has been a core feature of the series ever since.
In LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, a villain called The Puppeteer seems to want to turn the civilians of Carnivalia into Hollows, a soul-less and unhappy husk of a sackperson. It has mostly the same features as LittleBigPlanet 2, with a few additions such as the Memoriser and Rotating Disc, as well as compatibility with the PS Vita's touch screens.
In LittleBigPlanet 3, a new friendly face named Newton who becomes evil so Three Heroes and Sackboy need to stop the "evil" Newton from releasing The Titans. LittleBigPlanet 3 has all the same features as its predecessor LittleBigPlanet 2, but with several new ones, such as 16 layers and the Popit Power-up.
In Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves a T-Rex rampages in LittleBigPlanet and Sackboy will do whatever it takes to save LittleBigPlanet once again. Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves can be downloaded off the PSN or be downloaded off LBP 2's disc
All of the online servers were closed on July 31, 2016.
LittleBigPlanet Hub was going to be a PSN download title that featured free and exclusive content, besides offering options to buy everything that is currently available for LittleBigPlanet on the PlayStation consoles. It is most likely cancelled, though there has been no comment from Sony or any other companies on the matter.
Run Sackboy! Run! is a LittleBigPlanet spin-off that came out in October 2014. It is an endless runner where you collect score points and unlock costumes for LittleBigPlanet 3. It was released on iOS, Android, and PS VITA. The game is free to play.
- All games' online services were shutdown in Japan, mostly due to poor sales of the franchise in the country. Well that's what they told us, but in reality they just updated the game to not let Japanese consoles access the server. I don't know why they did this since all regions are connected to one server and it would not reduce the cost of the server. there are some rumors though, such as the translation team not wanting to work on the franchise anymore.
- A common misspelling of the franchise's name is "Little Big Planet".
- Media Molecule did not produce Run Sackboy! Run!, LittleBigPlanet 3, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure.
- The mainstream series all have russian themes.