Hoping to build on the success Sony’s found with LittleBigPlanet, EA announced that they’ll be tapping into player’s imaginations this fall with Create – a game in which players will build levels and solve puzzles in an open sandbox world.
Drawing inspiration from games like the aforementioned LittleBigPlanet, but also from Warner Bros. Games’ Scribblenauts, players will be tasked with solving puzzles but will be limited (mostly) to what they can dream up. They’ll be able to drop in various items and build simple solutions or vast Rube Goldberg-esque contraptions to get to the answer.
“Create uses families’ imaginations to develop new ways to play together that are both fun and challenging,” said Harvey Elliott, VP and General Manager at EA Bright Light. “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.”
Players will be able to share their creations, solutions and newly created challenges with the Create community through their game console, or via the Create website. Folks will be able to download these puzzles and mix them up and pass them back on to create new challenges for players.
The game will be available for pretty much every major platform out there, and EA plans on making use of their various strengths where applicable. For instance, the PlayStation 3 will support the motion detecting Move add-on, and the Wii version will throw out online connectivity altogether.
Create is slated for release in November 2010 on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac platforms.