Prequel to the Sequel Competition Results!

posted Dec 3, 2010, 9:03 PM by Alex / PSN: TapDatApp   [ updated Dec 4, 2010, 1:08 PM ]

Hiya everybody! As you may very well know, for the past few months, Sacktastic™ has been running our first ever LittleBigPlanet Competition in which users try to recreate any sort of specific LittleBigPlanet 2 Level, but in LittleBigPlanet 1 for the PlayStation 3. This one was especially...well, special! Why you ask? Because the Winner has been Promised to Receive an Ultra Rare Prize CROWN to Wear in Both LittleBigPlanet 1 & 2, thanks to the amazing folks over at Media Molecule & Sony PlayStation. First we'd like to say that the contest went really well. Through this process, we gained tons of traffic, had a great amount of levels entered into the contest with lots of people putting some really hard work into their creations, and many new friendly community faces have joined us along the way. All properly submitted entries were judged by the Sacktastic™ Team in aspects of accuracy, quality, originality, and fun. There are three main places for the winning trio, along with a few different special sections where we will recognize specific levels that did not win, but excelled in particular aspects of the judging process and deserve to be mentioned. So without further ado...we'd like to Officially Announce the Results of the Sacktastic™ "Prequel to the Sequel" Competition!

Lady_Wulf / PSN: Barachiel-
for the level 

*Congratulations Lady_Wulf! You are now the newest member of the LittleBigPlanet Royalty Family. Your level truly blew us away on all sections of the chart. It was highly accurate and represented the real level perfectly and it had a lovely and pleasing design to it. On top of all this, it was made flawlessly while only using the tools provided in the Original LittleBigPlanet PlayStation 3 Game, yet it still replicated the unique LittleBigPlanet 2 Feeling oh so well. Your level is truly one of the most impressive games ever...out of all of the millions of levels now published on LBP. We can tell a lot of hard work and effort went into creating this entry and thus; we feel that your win was definitely well deserved. Once again, CONGRATULATIONS - we will contact you shortly with a Special PlayStation Store Promotional Code for your Region that will allow you to download your Rare Prize CROWN DLC! You have made all of us here at Sacktastic™ very proud and we hope you continue to be an active member of our community :)

OH and as if the Amazing Crown Itself wasn't are also hereby invited to join the LittleBigPlanet 2 BETA Program (must live in a participating region). More details on how you can get cracking and download the LBP2 BETA Client will be included when we contact you.


*2nd Place*
Strangepom (Username & PSN)
for the level 
*3rd Place*
Jedi_1993 (Username & PSN)
for the level 

*Congratulations to both Strangepom & Jedi_1993! You two made the judging process especially tough on us. Strangepom's Pipe Dreams Replica is as close as you can get to the real thing in the first game, while Jedi's Gravity Arena Replica gives off the exact same look, feel, & vibe one experiences from the real Creatinator-&-Multiplayer based minigame. The Sacktastic™ Team looks forward to interviewing both of you in the near future and as a little special treat, you are both invited to join the Official LittleBigPlanet 2 BETA Program (must live in a participating region). If you are already in the BETA, we may be able to arrange for you to giveaway your earned BETA Codes to personal friends of your own who may not have been invited :)


Special Thanks:

The Sacktastic™ Team would mainly like to thank the creators & developers of LittleBigPlanet, Media Molecule, for all their over generous cooperation with us and for their donation of the Rare Prize Crown as our Main Prize for the Winner of this competition.

Additional & Various Thank-Yous:
  • James Spafford - Community Manager at Media Molecule
  • Tom Kiss - Community Manager at Media Molecule
  • Mark Valledor - Marketing Manager for SCEA (& LBP Community Update Writer for the Official US PlayStation Blog)
  • Austin Straub & Daniel Straub - Hosts of LittleBigPodcast
  • Justin / PSN: albinopanther - Previous Moderator & Early Design Manager for Sacktastic
  • Leather-Monkey (Mark Summerell) & Moleynator (Jack Northcott) - Heads of Sackinima
  • "8-Bit" Mickey Paradis - Contestant of "The Tester" Season 2 & Staff for The Game Heroes
  • Will "Cyrus" Powers - Winner of "The Tester" Season 1 & Current QA Tester for PlayStation
  • Amanda "Amped" Brockman - Contestant of "The Tester" Season 1 & Helper for the Daily Debate on Twitter
  • A.J. / PSN: AJTHEGREAT5 - Personal Friend & Helpful Creator for Some of Our Projects
  • Lucas / PSN: Phiro3 - Personal Friend & Initial PS3 + LBP Enthusiast
  • Anyone Who Ever Supported or Encouraged Me & the Rest of Us =)
Last, but definitely not least, Sacktastic™ wants to Thank YOU! We love being a part of the LittleBigPlanet Community and its truly been a blast so far. Thanks for all the good times past and to come, and thanks for always being there and staying active :D