[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
th September 2012: Sony Computer Entertainment
UK has today revealed details of a search for PlayStation's next
intern - sure to be sought-after by anyone looking to gain
experience in the gaming industry. The month-long position, hosted
by Swedish Studio Tarsier, will be awarded to the applicant who can
create the best mini-game using upcoming PlayStation
®Vita title, LittleBigPlanet
Sackboy's first PS Vita adventure will be let loose on September
th. Once the game is launched, would-be interns will
have one month to get to grips with the all-new minigame creation
feature and submit their efforts for consideration.
To test and review each entry PlayStation has assembled a crack
team of portable gaming aficionados from across Europe. These
PlayStation Judges will put each minigame through its paces before
selecting a top five from each country. The final decision will
then be handed over to the team at Tarsier - the studio behind
®Vita - to choose the overall winner. Submissions
will be judged on gameplay, originality, and commercial appeal.
PlayStation has collaborated with Moleskine to create custom
edition LittleBigPlanet notebooks. The top five finalists from each
participating country will each receive one of these.
The overall winner will be flown to Sweden where they'll spend
one month working within the different departments of Tarsier,
polishing their title from amateur excellence to a fully-fledged
piece of official DLC.
Elliott Linger, Product Manager for LittleBigPlanet PlayStation
Vita said: "Gaming is an exciting and fast-growing industry but it
can be tricky to get your foot in the door. This internship offers
a whole month's experience at a great studio, all for creating an
awesome minigame. We're expecting hundreds of entries and can't
wait to see what players of LittleBigPlanet
®Vita come up with."
To enter would-be interns should head to
http://lbpinternship.eu.playstation.com/, fill in
a few details and include the unique LBP.me URL for their minigame.
Applicants are advised to be inventive, PlayStation expects a ton
of entries from the ultra-productive LittleBigPlanet community -
make sure your minigame and application stand out!
To keep up with all the latest LittleBigPlanet news and the
LittleBigPlanet internship log onto
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