LittleBigPlanet Vita is the fifth installment in the LittleBigPlanet franchise, a series of puzzle platformers for the PlayStation 3 and PSP centred around user-generated content.
As in previous titles in the LBP series, players control a character named Sackboy through a variety of worlds. It also features various non-platforming mini-games.
Players are able to create their own levels and share them online. The touch-screen display can be used to directly draw objects and platforms in the game world. In addition to the unique creation tools, the game also features all of the tools available in LittleBigPlanet 2. Costumes are transferrable between the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita games.
Numerous multiplayer options are available. The Vita's multi-touch displayed can be used by two players for competitive games, as well as up to four-player online competitive or co-op gameplay. A turn-based play style named "Pass'n'Play" is also available. The rear touchpanels present on the Vita are used for pushing objects toward the player, creating platforms out of parts of the world.