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LittleBigPlanet Karting Beta Dates Announced; San Diego Game Jam Recap

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My fellow LittleBigPlanetians,

I’m happy to report to you all that the LittleBigPlanet Karting Beta will begin next Tuesday, July 10th. Those of you lucky enough to be selected will start receiving codes next week, and we will be sending out vouchers to more people as the test continues through Tuesday, July 31st, so if you haven’t registered yet, make your way over and sign up ASAP right here.


In related news, we recently had a really amazing group of LBP creators join us for an entire week here at SCEA’s San Diego Studio where they were able to get their hands dirty experimenting with LBP Karting’s Create tools. I think it’s safe to say that a good time was had by all, and the participants gave us invaluable feedback on some tweaks that will end up giving you all really great experience when LBP Karting hits store shelves later this year. The LBP franchise has always had a strong community element so it was great to have the people we’re making the game for in our studio face to face talking through their creative ideas and processes. At the end of the day, this level of interaction helps us make a better game.


Big shouts out go to Spider-Jew, JustinArt, LamboLover4898, ConfusedCartman, codibear8383, Crazy_s, and Taffey. We are truly grateful that you all could spend some time with us at our studio – thank you for your continued support. We had an awesome ti-… You know what? I should let THEM tell you about it. Check out this link to read about their impressions on creating in full 3D, some fascinating stories about mad cow disease, what it’s like to work with the team here at San Diego Studio, and something about a save fairy that sounds totally weird.

Thanks again, hope to see you all online next week!

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raymondfundora said:

July 6th, 12:13 pm

I Signed up, I Hope i get in! Will we be able to port our LBP2 costumes into the real version?

raymondfundora said:

July 6th, 12:28 pm


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    Steven Isbell said:

    July 6th, 8:46 pm

    We just gave you a story about seven lucky creators who got to check out LittleBigPlanet Karting’s Create Mode and I hope they don’t mind me speaking for them, when I say that their excitement levels for the game have gone beyond the max now!

    So we cannot wait to release the beta next week and give even more lucky folks the chance to check out LittleBigPlanet Karting for themselves!

Crazy_S said:

July 6th, 12:43 pm

Can’t believe that I’m on the :)

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    Steven Isbell said:

    July 6th, 8:48 pm

    Still feels like a bit of a dream huh?
    Well, start believing it! We were so impressed by everything that was created at the LittleBigPlanet Karting GameJam!

Red_Khaoz said:

July 6th, 12:47 pm

@Ray: I’m really excited for this and hope I get a code on the first wave. I been having trouble logging in and loading stories on here. It just took me about 7 minutes to just comment on this story.

neoprime33 said:

July 6th, 12:47 pm

I’m signed up and hoping to test it too! :)

shrimpdude said:

July 6th, 12:48 pm



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    Steven Isbell said:

    July 6th, 8:49 pm

    Oh yeah, I’m definitely getting excited for the beta’s release!

Sonic-Boom said:

July 6th, 12:52 pm

coool soo cool i would buy the game when its out already bought lbp 1 and 2 also bought modnation racers so its just a matter of time it gets released to buy it

Wolfdre said:

July 6th, 12:56 pm

I signed up as well. Seems like its a great time for LBP Betas. Good luck everyone! maybe ill see you there ;)

D-Squad3 said:

July 6th, 12:56 pm

This day just keeps getting better and better! I’m already sold on this.

Crazy_S said:

July 6th, 12:59 pm

Everyone is going to love this game. It is amazing and really addicting.


July 6th, 1:04 pm

I better get into this beta!! Since I didn’t get into the LBP Vita Beta….I am also a Plus member!!!

codibear8383 said:

July 6th, 1:05 pm

Thank you sooooo much for featuring us, Coker!! It was an honor to come play your game! <3 CodiBear

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    Steven Isbell said:

    July 6th, 8:50 pm

    Awww… You didn’t think that we would forget about Sparkles and the rest of our awesome GameJam crew? ;)

Satnamji said:

July 6th, 1:10 pm

Whether or not I get into the Beta, I’m very happy that they’ve opened the Beta testing process to a broader base of users, with ample time to make improvements. Gives me more confidence in my decision to pre-order.

lovelyblueness said:

July 6th, 1:10 pm

Nice meeting but 3 men should have been replaced by 3 women to make feedbacks more fair.

Crazy_S said:

July 6th, 1:11 pm

Thank you Coker for showing me that Save Fairies are real :)

newsense2008 said:

July 6th, 1:16 pm

It’s Spider Jew and Crazy S from Best show ever!


July 6th, 1:23 pm

this game is amazing i cant wait too pick it up in stores

DangerousBunny- said:

July 6th, 1:25 pm

Unfortunately LittleBigPlanet has turned into an Exclusves Club and continues to do so. Starting from MM picks to a select few that get to visit Sony or the handful that are selected by some strange process to get into betas. Or you might publish a level or Video that fits in with a marketing strategy, that can be used and promoted for those marketing purposes. But the real players and fans who buy every DLC, spent all their time and money on the game, create and publish levels and promote and support the game in any way possible, are just left out and don’t count. Good luck to you all, seriously I mean it and I hope you get to enjoy the beta! But don’t count on getting in. Just check the official LBP forum, it’s as dead as the support that the fans of this game are (Not) getting. If you are not on the “VIP” list, you don’t matter. Sorry, I had to say how it is… I love this game with all of my heart and thousands of fans try to change things for the better and keep it alive. But maybe speaking out helps and all of you deserving die-hard fans and creators will get your spot. Best of luck to all of you!!!

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    Steven Isbell said:

    July 6th, 8:55 pm

    We truly would have loved to have invited so many people but unfortunately with these things, space is always limited and so we had to seek out a mere handful of creators close to the San Diego area.

    Fortunately with a dedicated community such as ours, we had no problems finding these great creators and I will be the first to say that each and every person invited to the LittleBigPlanet Karting GameJam, most definitely deserved their invite and really impressed us with what they created at the event!

    We know that you all want to check out LittleBigPlanet Karting for yourselves though, which is why we have pushed to released the beta, so shortly after this event.

    Here’s looking forward to even more awesome creators from across the globe getting the chance to show off their creations in the LittleBigPlanet Karting beta!

tusunami said:

July 6th, 1:29 pm

This is what dreams are made of mos def

MakoSOLIDER said:

July 6th, 1:41 pm

Digital version?

saab01 said:

July 6th, 1:46 pm

Just registered hopefully I get a code. I would like to see the difference between this and Modnation.

SlyCooperFan100 said:

July 6th, 1:51 pm

I didn’t even know that there was a PS3 beta for LBP Karting coming up! This is the first I’m hearing about.

I tried to sign up on the page provided, but for some reason I keep getting the error message “We’re sorry but this feature is unavailable.” Can someone help please? I really want to get in on this beta!

rera121989 said:

July 6th, 1:57 pm

I hope EVERYBODY who enrolls eventually gets in. I hope i get to part-take in this great beta. I played it twice at E3 and it was pretty amazing. I just prefer the Modnation controls over these, as i was unfamiliar with them.

Dusean17 said:

July 6th, 2:41 pm

Excited for this, but LittleBIGPlanet PS Vita is taking up my money right now so this title will have to wait but I am still purchasing bet your PS3 on that.
I hope we see some awesome stages and some Karts maybe with character designs.

Let me in the BETA so I can help with LBP! I would love tooooooo! XD #1 LBP Fan right ere’

GLiTcH2 said:

July 6th, 2:44 pm

Woot sweet, Glad to hear it is starting next week. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!! I assume that in the email there will also be a link to private beta forums to submit feedback and report bugs, glitches, exploits, etc…..????

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    Steven Isbell said:

    July 6th, 8:57 pm

    Anybody lucky enough to be selected for the beta will receive an email containing their invite and instructions on how to participate.

OveReAction10 said:

July 6th, 2:49 pm

Can’t wait to try the Beta myself, if I have being selected. I’m a big gan of Racing game genre. I hope I get lucky enough to receive the Beta key, my birthday is under a week after the Beta release.

Spider-Jew said:

July 6th, 3:11 pm

Everyone is really going to love this game. I can’t wait for people to get into the beta and start creating. It was a great experience and the guys making the game are awesome people!

tsr13 said:

July 6th, 3:57 pm

Thanks Coker! We had a blast all week, and we can’t wait to see what the community does with the incredible tool set in this game. -Taffey

thecursedmark said:

July 6th, 4:49 pm

I registered last week when they first went up, i better get my voucher ’cause I’ve been waiting a long time for this one!

P.S. Why is this in the PS Vita section? Last time i checked it was only for PS3

dash383535 said:

July 6th, 4:53 pm

I really hope i get in i spent countless hours on LBP, LBP 2, and LBP PSP and i bet ill spend hours in beat if i get in

dash383535 said:

July 6th, 4:54 pm

sorry my keyboard suck i meant beta

dieseldog09 said:

July 6th, 5:41 pm

I signed up for the BETA. Love racing games and LBP, can’t wait for it to come out so we can create awesome stuff and share it with the world (or at least other players)

DelMurice said:

July 6th, 6:17 pm

Ooooo… It’s like two of my favorite games combining forces.. I hope I am picked for the beta test *crossing fingers*

RoyalXIII said:

July 6th, 6:42 pm

Hey, I can’t remember if I already signed up for this or not. Is there a way to check? I don’t want to sign up twice by accident & get kicked off y’know.

ripper171 said:

July 6th, 7:35 pm

Just hope that some love is shown for the MNR community. Ya know, the ones that gave you guys so much feedback that ended up being used in LBPK!

PshycoNinja said:

July 6th, 7:44 pm

If got anything from this post its this:

codibear8383 is very cute ;). Call me haha.

stink_boy11 said:

July 6th, 7:46 pm

I am excited, yet disappointed that we can’t play the beta up till at least September. 3 weeks is not enough time to fully enjoy the beta. No one can become familiar with any of the features in only 3 weeks. To me, and almost everyone on, we don’t find it fair.

TheInsaneJames said:

July 6th, 8:20 pm

Woot, I signed-up last week, I sure hope I get in!!!

streetsurfer77 said:

July 6th, 10:46 pm

wow little big planet karting Media Molecule you never cease to amaze your fans im really looking forward to seeing that email in my inbox (:

hydranoid620 said:

July 6th, 11:06 pm

My jaw just made out with the floor…

JUGGALO414 said:

July 6th, 11:51 pm

i can finally post in a ps3 site with a ps3?!? well that took long enough!

Johnny475 said:

July 7th, 12:39 am

i hope i get a beta im a really massive fan of the LBP franscise iv played both of them and ModNation Racer is cool too if i get a beta i will be chuffed seriously

ratcherocker231 said:

July 7th, 1:30 am

i h0pe i get in the lbpk beta im a big fan of littlebigplanet and im truly sad): th@t sackboy will be goin bye bye on the kart and will be heading off in the vita version the only thing to say we will miss our delightful , cute, happy , little mascot of sony PS but the best thing is u can hang out with him on the g0 w/ your ps vita /psp/ 0r on ps3 the sequel or the 2 upcoming games

ID_Arti said:

July 7th, 5:56 am

I really hope il get the email, couldn’t participate in the previous beta because i got my vita afterwards =/

jazzyrider said:

July 7th, 7:19 am

Very cool – I hope I get a chance to try this out!

posh_kitten said:

July 7th, 8:30 am

my friend and I are really excited for the beta we signed up the first chance we got and approximately how many people will get in?

Shadowk30 said:

July 7th, 8:53 am

Can’t wait to try it out if i get in! This is gonna be sooo cool! Are people allowed to record videos of the beta?

MuSic-MaN_19 said:

July 7th, 9:39 am

I really REALLY hope i recieve an e-mail saying that i have recieved an LBP karting beta code.If i do ill be so SO EXTREMELY happy that i just wont be ably to express my emotions :D..any ways thanks SONY,media molecule and the people behind ModNationRacers for making such an epic game that sure its gonna be and i really hope that as many people as possible get to take part in the beta so that we ‘the fans’ can make this game even better ;)

Lordofchaos5 said:

July 7th, 10:01 am

There is pretty much no difference between LBP Karting and Modnation Racers

troopper102 said:

July 7th, 10:21 am

I hope i get in. I’m really excited.

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