Tearaway  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Tearaway  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Media Molecule's Dreams: Everything We Know So Far https://www.gameskinny.com/muoba/media-molecules-dreams-everything-we-know-so-far https://www.gameskinny.com/muoba/media-molecules-dreams-everything-we-know-so-far Tue, 25 Oct 2016 02:00:01 -0400 chopchamen

Media Molecule, the creators known for Little Big Planet and Tearaway, have a new exciting game under development -- Dreams

What is Dreams?

With an initial tech demo showcased back in 2013 Dreams has actually been in development since shortly after the release of Little Big Planet 2 (2011)

"Before we knew it at Media Molecule we had made hundreds of these things, imagine this multiplied from our tiny stuff to the thousands of millions of brilliant PlayStation users online"

- Alex Evans, Co-Founder and Technical Director at Media Molecule

Dreams is a game in which you can create whatever your mind can think of, whether it's a character, a piece of scenery, foliage, or something that doesn't fit any category whatsoever. You can paint, sculpt, animate, create music, or if you want you can simply experience what others have created. You can use your work, or the work of others to make a movie, diorama or even a game, it's multiplayer too! From an entertainment point of view, there is virtually unlimited fun to be had.

There is heavy networking involved on this game, as it was explained by Media Molecule that everything you upload will be available to everybody for use in their own work. But don't worry, there will be an original creator link on every piece of creation, so there won't be a huge deal with plagiarism. This is great for someone who has a gift in directing, but isn't the best at sculpting a visual, or vise versa.

Media Molecule has hosted a number of live streams showcasing some of what can be done in Dreams, below is a live stream that shows off a created environment, a robot, and some other cool things! (Note: Everything you see at any given time is created with the same feature shown after 14:00)

Media Molecule hasn't shown anything recently, Their last live stream was back in August 18th. As somebody who gets their fix off of this sort of game, I hope they start live streaming again, or hopefully announce something big about Dreams soon!

Two videos for Tearaway Unfolded's release https://www.gameskinny.com/mxau9/two-videos-for-tearaway-unfoldeds-release https://www.gameskinny.com/mxau9/two-videos-for-tearaway-unfoldeds-release Wed, 09 Sep 2015 19:37:23 -0400 Charly Mottet

Tearaway Unfolded used to be a PS Vita exclusive... until yesterday, where it was released onto the PS4! And to celebrate its release, two new videos - a trailer and a TV ad - were released at the same time the game came out. 

The trailer lets critics speak for the game through different quotes accompanied by some music, showing different aspects Tearaway Unfolded. It also shows Scraps, the main character's enemies. 

The television advert is... well, a TV ad, with an exciting voice telling you how you can "blow, rip, flow!" through the fascinating paper world the game has to offer you. 

Tearaway Unfolded was a game designed uniquely for the PS Vita, using all of the features, from the camera to the motion controls and the rear touchpad. It wasn't easy to adapt this game to the PS4, but Media Molecule managed, and they used the touchpad and motion control features of the DualShock to make it happen. 

Cutest platform adventure games ever

For those of you who are squealing over the cuteness of the game and are discovering this little world, know that Tearaway Unfolded was developed by Media Molecule, the same developers who brought us LittleBigPlanet.

Tearaway Unfolded is a platform adventure game where you play as either Atoi, if you chose the female character, or Iota, if you chose male, a messenger determined to deliver an important messenger to the player - you. Characters in-game even refer to you as "the You". It kind of makes you feel almighty sometimes. 

Media Molecule's First Look at Their PS4 Project Is a...Trip https://www.gameskinny.com/59o7k/media-molecules-first-look-at-their-ps4-project-is-atrip https://www.gameskinny.com/59o7k/media-molecules-first-look-at-their-ps4-project-is-atrip Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:01:38 -0400 zoLo567

U.K.-based studio Media Molecule, the minds behind LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway, are working on PlayStation 4 title. Today the company put out a teaser for the new project. And it is a trip.

"Embrace Your Mistakes"

The YouTube description for the video reads:

A rendering error on our new PS4 project caused this trippy sequence of colorful nonsense that begged to be shared. Consider it an exclusive peek at our new game if you like, it's not particularly revealing, but it is fun, that much we guarantee... mostly.

This makes the footage shown to somehow be a part of the game.

The short clip shows what look like faces having various strobe lights shown on them, with a moustached fellow in particular being shown. The music played with the video only adds to the trippiness, and is actually catchy.


Media Molecules last project, the PS Vita exclusive Tearaway, was released last November. Aside from this video, the studio has not revealed anything about the PS4 project, though the company did do a demo for the PlayStation Move controller during the PS4 reveal event in 2013.

Count me interested

While the video was not exactly actual gameplay or anything of the sort, I do wonder how it will tie into the project. This teaser did its job on me, as I now want to know more about the project, and how it will all come together. So far Media Molecule has a good track record, so I am sure they will find a way to make this game as interesting and creative as their past endeavours.

Hopefully we will hear more from Media Molecule soon, and get an idea of what this new project has in store. While there are a few good-looking games coming out next year, a project from this studio will be an amazing addition to the PS4 lineup.

Underrated, Thy Name is Vita https://www.gameskinny.com/e9cam/underrated-thy-name-is-vita https://www.gameskinny.com/e9cam/underrated-thy-name-is-vita Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:16:10 -0500 Matt Whittaker

In many circles, the PlayStation Vita bears a dark reputation as “the handheld with no games.”

Don’t get me wrong, the amount of blockbuster first and third party exclusives on the system is definitely lacking compared to the much more popular Nintendo 3DS. However, when one takes a look at the entire library on the Vita, its “gameless” reputation simply doesn’t hold water.

I will preface the rest of this opinion piece by flat out saying:

The PlayStation Vita is a failure compared to the 3DS in terms of sales figures.

As of February 22nd, 2014, the Vita sold 7 million units worldwide (according to vgchartz) compared to 43.2 million 3DS units. That is not a typo folks, the Vita has sold less than 1/6 the units the 3DS has sold (the 3DS has almost a year of market-time more than the Vita, but just by looking at the numbers that’s irrelevant). Sony definitely has some serious work to do if they hope to sell even 20 million units by the end of the Vita’s cycle.

While the numbers paint a heinously hideous picture, one simply has to spend a few hours with the Vita to fall in love with the quirky device.

I often find myself playing a major console title and a smaller Vita title concurrently, and I find myself enjoying each game more when I do this. I love AAA console titles for their narratives, scale, graphics, and gameplay; I love Vita titles for their quirkiness, challenge, stress on gameplay over cinematic experience, and portability. I don’t feel the need to play mobile games, as the mobile experiences on Vita are greater than any mobile game I’ve experienced. I am able to satisfy any touchscreen gaming urge I may have (which is maybe once every, I don’t know, millennium), and have the tight, button-based, precision controls I demand from skill based gameplay.

While I feel that everyone who is serious about gaming should have either a console or a gaming PC (don’t worry Master Race, I have your back), a handheld can greatly compliment the games you play on your main system. In terms of accessing the type of handheld content I personally enjoy (opinion alert!), the Vita is the ideal handheld system.

It has fantastic games.

One of the five greatest games I have ever played (Persona 4: Golden) is a Vita exclusive

One of the five greatest games I have ever played (Persona 4: Golden) is a Vita exclusive. I love a well-designed JRPG (as my undying love of the Pokémon series can attest to), so this urge was satisfied by the eighty plus hours I spent with Persona 4: Golden.

If a platformer isn’t going to be ultra-challenging, then I feel it needs to be super charming and quirky. Both Tearaway and Little Big Planet: Vita satisfy this bizarre personal requirement of mine. I am in the camp that firmly believes Tearaway should be packaged with every Vita, as no other title has perfectly demonstrated every feature of the system without feeling gimmicky.

What really stood out about Tearaway, and made it one of my favorite handheld titles of all timewas the way the player was incorporated into the beautiful paper-craft universe. The front camera is used to place the face of the player, charmingly known as “The You,” into the paper world’s sun. If something “scary” (placed in quotations because no sane human will be scared by Tearaway) was happening, I made a scared face. If something joyous was happening, I smiled. This level of emotional interaction added a depth to the game that could not be accomplished without the Vita hardware. 

Little Big Planet: Vita is the definitive entry in the aforementioned series. The precision platforming, combined with the touch and gyro controls, makes the gameplay a joy. If you are a fan of Little Big Planet and haven’t played the Vita version, you are doing yourself a great injustice.

The excellent content on the PlayStation Vita certainly doesn’t come close to ending here.

Want a cinematic, console-esque experience on a handheld? Uncharted: Golden Abyss should be right up your alley (it was the closest thing to a “console game” I’ve ever played on a handheld).

Want to play a sports game? (I sure don’t, but that’s a conversation for a different day.) One can find the acclaimed FIFA and Madden titles in the PlayStation Store.

Want a solid shooter? The grossly underrated Unit 13 will satisfy both first and third person shooting needs, and Killzone: Mercenary will allow players to play a quality first person shooter title online.

Bizarre Japanese visual novels that consistently make you question your sanity more your thing? Look no further than the truly strange Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.

All of these games can be great fun, but where I find the greatest enjoyment is in the wealth of quality indie titles available for download (which is definitely the ideal way to get your games on the system).

I could begin naming them, but I’ll be here until I’m 40.

The Vita has had a small revolution as the “indie-system,” and this could not be more true. As I have previously written, indie games are the best place to go if you are looking for developers that take risks in their games.

All of the quirky things you love about indies are beyond present on the Vita, and the tight controls and gorgeous screen allow you to experience them at their best. With PlayStation Plus, one will get a couple of excellent games every month for free, and tons of discounts of the extensive indies available. Because of this, PlayStation makes it affordable to access the incredible lineup on the Vita (once the still annoyingly high cost of entry is paid, mind you).

Obviously this article is completely opinion-based, one could absolutely detest indies and non-Nintendo handhelds.

All I can say is that if you get the chance to fool around with a few quirky games on the PlayStation Vita, I’d be surprised if you didn’t find at least a little joy.