LittleBigPlanet Scoops Edge Innovation award

Media Molecule takes the gong for its "play, create, share" platformer

Media Molecule takes the gong for its inspired "play, create, share" platformer during Edinburgh Interactive Festival.

Media Molecule has taken the gong for its inspired platformer during Edinburgh Interactive Festival, beating such competitors as Flower, Left 4 Dead and Far Cry 2.

The award, given to the game judges feel has done the most to mark out new directions for videogaming, was accepted by Sony UK MD Ray Mcguire on Media Molecule's behalf.

Media Molecule created the following video as thanks for the award.

It was the sheer range of LittleBigPlanet's achievements that made it stand out from the other games on the shortlist. From its remarkably intuitive and flexible level editor to the way it connects players to play together and share their level designs, the vision and technology that lie under LittleBigPlanet's soft, loveable exterior are still unparalleled. And let's not forget Media Molecule and Sony's continuing support of the game through DLC and updates. LittleBigPlanet keeps growing, and this award in no small part is to mark its vibrancy as a game to which we keep returning.

Congratulations, of course, go too to the five games also shortlisted, each of which has also made great strides in pushing the creative culture of videogames forward.

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