May 20, 2009 // 6:35 pm
- Freestyle Skier Sarah Burke
introduced the next LittleBigPlanet 'The Patch' video via PlayStation Blog today, as follows:
Hi there, I'm Sarah Burke
and I'm a professional skier. When I was at the X Games this year, I met up with some of the folks from Sony to work on creating my very own level for LittleBigPlanet.
I had played plenty of video games before, but never had a hand in design which made me super nervous. Lucky for me the Sony peeps made it super easy.
They first showed me a few of the levels of LittleBigPlanet that were already made, so I got a good idea of the feel of the game. Then we just started talking and brainstorming to flush out an overall concept for the level.
We fiddled around with the different looks of the character, the car and the surfing. I told Mark lots of details of what I liked about X Games, how slopestyle was an event this year and how I loved to surf almost as much as I love to ski.
What I thought was most appropriate – and most fun, since the kids playing it would actually be at X Games – was a level about my trip to X Games
, what I hoped to achieve while in Aspen, and the reward I would give myself if/when I won Gold!
Then I left to go practice on the mountain while the Sony guys spent some extra time putting some spit and shine to create my super-cool level.
Everything about making the game was super easy and very fun. I loved working with all the people at PlayStation and they helped to make my LittleBigPlanet level exactly what I had imagined.
The only bummer to the whole experience is that I was scheduled to play the level with tons of kids in the sponsor village on the Sunday of X Games. I had already won the Gold Medal in Superpipe, just like in my level. Unfortunately, in the slopestyle event on Saturday, I took one of the worst falls of my life and hurt my back really badly.
I wish that I could have hung out with all the kids on Sunday and played, but the doctors told me not to leave my bed. Hopefully we can make it up next year!