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EA Announces Create, A Game About...Creation

It'll be better than Kodu.

It's hard to see past the Zerg rush, but before Blizzard's RTS hit the streets, one of the big things we talked about was customizable play--the concepts you see in games like LittleBigPlanet or Kodu. With neither of these titles in EA's stable, it was about time that we had a game like Create, an EA Play Label joint that looks to be a watered down version of those aforementioned titles.

In Create, you'll design open environments with tools like brushes and textures, and solve individual "level-based challenges" created by designers. The latter action will, in turn, earn players even more tools for design. Warning, though: Create is a baby-friendly title. It probably won't allow us the opportunity to build a killer triple-decker ramp off of The Mona Lisa's schnoz.
  
“Create uses families’ imaginations to develop new ways to play together that are both fun and challenging," Harvey Elliot, GM at EA Bright Light said in a statement. “We wanted to design a game where the entire family can explore, decorate, and solve challenges where no solution is wrong and the only limit is the imagination." 
 
 

 

In a cool twist, you'll be able to upload your creations and challenges and share them with friends on the Xbox 360, Mac, PS3, and PC versions of Create. Said buds can then "remix" the levels and add in dongs, curse words, set new challenges based on your old ones, or do whatever else they desire.

Create is coming to the PS3, Macintosh, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii this November. The PS3 version will support Move control. No word on the 360 version supporting Kinect
 

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Posted by BradNicholson

It's hard to see past the Zerg rush, but before Blizzard's RTS hit the streets, one of the big things we talked about was customizable play--the concepts you see in games like LittleBigPlanet or Kodu. With neither of these titles in EA's stable, it was about time that we had a game like Create, an EA Play Label joint that looks to be a watered down version of those aforementioned titles.

In Create, you'll design open environments with tools like brushes and textures, and solve individual "level-based challenges" created by designers. The latter action will, in turn, earn players even more tools for design. Warning, though: Create is a baby-friendly title. It probably won't allow us the opportunity to build a killer triple-decker ramp off of The Mona Lisa's schnoz.
  
“Create uses families’ imaginations to develop new ways to play together that are both fun and challenging," Harvey Elliot, GM at EA Bright Light said in a statement. “We wanted to design a game where the entire family can explore, decorate, and solve challenges where no solution is wrong and the only limit is the imagination." 
 
 

 

In a cool twist, you'll be able to upload your creations and challenges and share them with friends on the Xbox 360, Mac, PS3, and PC versions of Create. Said buds can then "remix" the levels and add in dongs, curse words, set new challenges based on your old ones, or do whatever else they desire.

Create is coming to the PS3, Macintosh, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii this November. The PS3 version will support Move control. No word on the 360 version supporting Kinect
 

Edited by Xtrememuffinman

Bad LBP?
 
EDIT: Finally got through that assy quest!

Posted by Drebin_893

Sounds like it could be alright as a family game.

Posted by BeachThunder

Ironically uncreative name :|

Posted by Gabriel

ugh Kodo

Posted by Atomasist

Looks okay.

Posted by m2cks

Wait, dongs?! Sold!

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

So yeah, this is just an uninspired, generic, not so great looking LBP without all of the indie charm. Sweet.......?

Posted by Video_Game_King

Wait, so it's just creation? To what end?

Posted by gingertastic_10

Sounds pretty cool.

Posted by BeachThunder
@Video_Game_King said:
" Wait, so it's just creation? To what end? "
creation...
Posted by HS21

Not interested.

Posted by HT101

I don't really care about this game at all.  Also, what is up with this motherloving quest from Best Buy?  It's hella easy so there's that.

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Posted by MayorFeedback

Wonderful.

Posted by DaManGB

alright? could be good

Posted by aurahack

Creationism! 
 
Also, looks pretty childish :(

Posted by Video_Game_King
@BeachThunder said:
" @Video_Game_King said:
" Wait, so it's just creation? To what end? "
creation... "
Yet that's not an end in itself, that's just a means to reach an end. What would I be doing with these creations?
Posted by fox01313

Looks somewhat from the screens like Joe Danger & looks like the level made by people where no solution is wrong might result in larger file sizes (to accomodate for all the options) or it will go into something like Scribblenauts where you can find one solution that's the quickest (like my favorite of putting in Cthulhu & watch the fun) which is endlessly repeated until finding something else to play.

Posted by jford

Not sure how Kinect would work with this game. Cool concept though.

Posted by RecSpec

In before shots at creationism, haha.

Posted by mubblegum

I don't know what I think of this game... it kinda looks cool, and kinda doesn't? It seems to have been done before, but I'd be interested to see what they do.

Posted by Death_Unicorn

All right.

Posted by PhatSeeJay

That look spectacular!

Posted by finmon

Poor man's LBP for Xbox users?  
Could be interesting though...

Posted by Tregard

Looks like a bad physics sandbox...

Posted by Pessh

LBP?

Posted by Webby

Not sure about this

Posted by damswedon

well that seems absolutely fuckatrocious 

Posted by BeachThunder
@Video_Game_King said:

" @BeachThunder said:

" @Video_Game_King said:

" Wait, so it's just creation? To what end? "
creation... "
Yet that's not an end in itself, that's just a means to reach an end. What would I be doing with these creations? "
Getting a sense of self-satisfaction from doing so? ¯\(°_o)/¯ 
Posted by Honk

To me it looks a little too childish for much enjoyment.  Hopefully that's not the case, since I enjoy Little Big Planet.
Posted by D34dM4n

so creation for creation's sake? i will probably never touch this game

Posted by wrecks

I predict fail.

Posted by Linkin10362

Sounds kinda weird, but I'll look forward to it.

Posted by metalsnakezero

There is no way this can be good as LBP. Completely uninteresting and I'm not just using those words to get the best buy quest :D

Posted by Video_Game_King
@BeachThunder: 
 
I'm not a theological expert, but that sounds like masturbation :P.
Posted by Timmy

So it's Spore, right?

Posted by bigdaddyjack21

Bland name

Posted by ZombiePie

I know that it sounds like a senseless floccinaucinihilipilification but the picture looks like a bad Thrillville with what sounds like motion controls tacked on.

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Posted by Matt

I love procrastination

Posted by kungfuchamber36

 Creationism!

Posted by Onigenko

I would rather just wait for LittleBigPlanet 2, thank you very much.

Posted by SumDeus

Lol biodegradable.

Posted by DukeTogo

Kodu is something I already completely forgot about.

Posted by Jimages

Haha :P

Posted by Yeahbuhwhat

I can't create anything worthwhile myself, so the value of this game depends on the quality of the community behind it.

Posted by habster3
@Onigenko said:
"I would rather just wait for LittleBigPlanet 2, thank you very much. "

This.
Posted by TheBeast

They need to mix this with the Spore creation tools...

Posted by VoshiNova

Right on I guess

Posted by Piglet

make.believe?

Posted by CrazedJoker

A version of LBP that fell out of a developers ass after a bad encounter?