Media Molecule on â??doing more with lessâ??

Media Molecule on â??doing more with lessâ??

By Michael French in Paris

June 23rd 2008 at 12:13PM

Paris GDC: LittleBigPlanet chiefs discuss the virtue of small-scale iterative design

In a relaxed and lively keynote opening this week’s Paris GDC, the co-founders of Media Molecule outlined the creative vision behind their PS3 game LittleBigPlanet, stressing a major lesson about ‘learning to do more with less’.

Using examples from the founding of their studio, and then the idea which sparked their new PS3 title, company co-founders Mark Healey and Alex Evans told attendees that conventional wisdom around rising team sizes and budgets can be proven wrong.

“It seemed like the prevailing win was that you have to spend more money an team sizes have to be bigger,” exp