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Ludographie now online
By Kobold at 2009-09-16 18:23
Check out http://ludoid.fr/ludographie.htm

Basically it just shows Fred's games in pictures. If you click on LBA you get to the MBN.

Other than listing all of Fred Raynal's games (including Agartha but not Trium Planeta) it contains the message "A VENIR en 2010" and this image:

Google translate gives me:

The name of the next game is on the back of the slate!
If you click the image you get to a page of Ubisoft which lets you sign up as a game tester for them.

(credit to A-n-d-r-é for notifying me)


Sorry folks, its not LBA3.
Fred says this directly on the back of the slate


LBA: Lupin Island Destiny Demo V1.0 Released
By Necdilzor at 2009-09-02 21:25
After some time of hard working, the LID team releases the first demo of the game. LBA: Lupin Island Destiny is a mod for LBA1.

The demo lets you play on a new island with new characters, even a new inventory item: The Hammer.

More information

Expected downtime
By elmuerte at 2009-08-19 06:53
The MBN will go offline for a little while in the near future. The machine the MBN is running on will be physically moved to a new location. During this move the MBN will be unreachable.

To get your LBA fix you can always visit the IRC channel #lba on the EFNet IRC Network.

Update: The move is happening on Monday 24th of August, between 15:00 and 19:00 UTC

Update: And we're back

Little-Worlds Studios releases "Color Cross"
By Darkflame at 2009-07-04 17:45

Color Cross is a picross-like puzzle game, with the neat twist of having to form colored pictures.
Its available for PC, DS and iPhone.
A 1-hour demo of the PC version is available here;
(And I have written a short review of this color-cross demo here).

You can already buy the DS game for a great price on amazon here;

We urge all members of MBN, and guests viewing this site to please check it out, and spread the word. Its a well produced puzzle game, and deserves to help sale so that Little Worlds continues to flourish and be able to support larger projects.

On a related note, Sébastien Viannay also informs us that Parcal Dubois, who formly worked on LBA2 has also joined their team.

Play.com selling Soul Bubbles for £7.99
By Darkflame at 2009-04-29 07:31
I dont normally put straight adverts up, but seeing as this is a utterly superb DS game, which the creator of LBA helped a little with, I thought this worth informing people about;


More details of Soul Bubbles and a review is featured a few news posts back.
At 8GBP + Free Delivery (for UK) its well worth buying.

Little-Worlds Studio's Foray Back Into the Mainstream
By Axx at 2009-04-25 23:36

Little-Worlds Studio has in the past few years expanded quite significantly since I visited their offices back in June 2006. Back then they had some 6 or so titles published, today they have more than 50. Back then the team consisted of 8 permanent staff, today that number has swelled to 26. Back then they were exclusively developing DVD Interactive games and applications, now they have diversified their development for multiple platforms. LWS has already developed, or is developing, titles for the PC, Nintendo DS, DVD and iPhone.

But so far, of all the games developed, none are of a large, or even medium scale. However, that may all change very soon. LWS has already been developing its own Wii proprietary technology, and is an " official developer for the Wii, Xbox 360 and PSP" as stated on their revised website. Its interesting to note here that Xbox 360 is now on the list, however whether this is an indication of interest in developing larger mainstream games, or smaller downloadable titles, remains to be seen.

A few months ago, a well placed source hinted that LWS was attempting to return to its roots by developing large scale mainstream titles. Something may be in the works, but he was not in the position to clarify the matter, just that it was a matter of waiting to see what will happen. That could possibly tie in with the with their 360 development plans.

There may be more information in the coming months. If any progress is made, apparently we'll be the first to know!

Relentless Movie Project Released!
By Darkflame at 2009-04-01 12:27

An early preview version of the long-in-development LBA film project has been unveiled,
just in time for the games re-release on gog! (see post below).


GoodOldGames releases Little Big Adventure for $6
By elmuerte at 2009-03-31 15:30
Little Big Adventure is now available on the GoodOldGames website:
For a mere 6 US Dollars it will be yours. The other Adeline games (LBA2 and Time Commando) will also be available on GOG in the near future.

GoodOldGames is a digital distributor that specializes in selling classic computer games. All the games they release have been made to work on Microsoft Windows XP and Vista and do not contain any DRM.

So it looks like our effort to get LBA on GOG has paid off. Now everybody will be able to enjoy Little Big Adventure.

Zero Punctuation: Little Big Planet (very small LBA referance)
By Darkflame at 2009-02-05 09:16

Just on the last frame;

No biggy, just thought any mention of LBA should be recorded really.

MBN year's review 2008
By Kobold at 2008-12-30 20:06
Fréd Back in the Game Business
Soul Bubbles released

Soul Bubbles is the latest game where LBA's creator, Fréd Raynal, helped with the production. He offered "spiritual and game design guidance" to the game's creators. The game was released on June 13th this year for the Nintendo DS. It's a "sidescroller where you blow bubbles". It was critically acclaimed by IGN, who gave it a 8.4 and said:
Originally Posted by IGN UK
More than anything, Soul Bubbles is just great fun to play with – blowing a bubble around has never been more fun. There is surprising depth to its puzzles, and it’s great to see the DS host such a great and intuitive idea again after months of copycat shelf-filler. More of this please, everyone – it’s been a while since we had something this addictive to play on the plane.
It's also on Fréd's site.
Wii owners in Europe can still download a free demo of the game to their Nintendo DS in the Nintendo Channel. The full game is available for half the original price (so 20€) at amazon.

But there's more. Fréd is already working again, this time at Ubisoft, on a "secret project". Stay tuned in 2009.

There have been a couple of interviews with LBA's creators over the past twelve months. LBA 3 is still not in developement, but apparently the rights to the project are "no longer a problem".

Fan Games
"Twinsen" finally released

Two years after the initial demo was released, the production of the Twinsen platformer fan-game by .TakaM has stopped. The full version is available for download. Though the game itself remains unfinished, it is still a great game to play for lovers of platformer games. It is the first LBA fan game where a full version was released.

LBA Remake
While the project was halted this year, the LBA Remake by Jasiek made it to the Dutch press! You can read the article and the translation here.

Other Projects:

LBA Modifications

Inventor's Mods
While the big projects who are creating an entire storyline, such as the LBA Prequel, LBA: The Great Rebellion and LID have not been finished this year, the first LBA modifications which each only contain one scene have been created by Inventor. They are the first mods of the game being finished. There are three projects you can play when you have the original Little Big Adventure installed on your computer (LBA doesn't work for you? Check our troubleshooting guide!). The modification was made possible by the new LBArchitect and LBA Story Coder fusion into a single program to enable creating scenes, and all the other LBA modification tools by our members.

Vindish's Mod

After Inventor's success, member Vindish released his own little modification of LBA 1. It can be downloaded in this thread.

Other LBA Mod news
I could go on with the usual blah blah about "the LBA spirit being kept alive" and so on. But the truth is, there's a lot of new spirit surrounding our 11 and 14 year old games. A new game by Fréd released and LBA fan games and modifications finally getting released, 2008 was a very active year for our forums. LBA 3 will be coming, guys! Happy new year.

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