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Kog
04-13-2009, 06:49 PM
Hello, I've played several levels that are all about playing around with your friends and those gave me the idea for this level. I wanted to make a level that has tons of activities that you can do with your friends in a nice little environment.

But I need some help with ideas. I need you guys to think up activities we can do in this level, and a better name for it.

I've got several ideas so far;

A Paintanator Arena:
Fight with your friends by shooting each other and various targets. I may make a 'capture the flag' sort of thing were you must get a 'balloon' to your side and vice versa.

Slap Off
The group stands on a small platform above gas, and slap each other off it. Will definitely be better with the infinite checkpoint.

Playground
A nice little area with swing sets, monkey bars, slides.

Ball room
Using my ball objects I will make a small room for people to run about and try to not get destroyed by the balls.

Now I need many more ideas and a better name for the level, so please tell me your ideas!

Shennette
04-13-2009, 07:16 PM
Do the thing where one person with a jetpack carries another person with a paintanator.

Umm... wouldnt the balloon float away though, what kind of balloon are you talking about?
Also, it could be pushed by sack people couldn't it, so it'd be like cheating. But still, great idea.

Pitcard
04-13-2009, 07:18 PM
Pretty nice ideas!

You could call it LittlebigSandbox. Or Group Sack-tivities (cringe... could work though ;) )

I really like the idea of the balloon paintgun fight. The balloon could be holding a big bomb, which only triggers when its on one of the teams bases. Your team has to shoot the balloon till it floats over to the other team and destroys their base/its members O_o

The Playground could be a mid section between two areas. Like a mini level, the players have to get through a over sized playground!

I haven't played your bouncing balls level, but I'll have to check it out :)

For the slap off, you could have each player on his own jetbike, and you have to slap the other player off his... dunno if this'll work too well though. Maybe the traditional platform over gas would be better but just throwing some ideas out.

I've never seen the jetpack + paintinator combo before Shennette, but thinking about it it sounds awesome!

Shennette
04-13-2009, 07:23 PM
For the slap off, you could have each player on his own jetbike, and you have to slap the other player off his... dunno if this'll work too well though. Maybe the traditional platform over gas would be better but just throwing some ideas out.

Yes, you could have them on different layers, cause slapping works across layers, also, you could board the other person's bike, then they could throw you off by stopping suddenly or something.

Pitcard
04-13-2009, 07:41 PM
hehe just what I was thinking, but to keep the players close to each other in the race would be tricky.

Maybe have the jetbikes all in one invisible bracket. The jetbikes can slide around within the bracket but not too far from eachother, then just hook the bracket up to the pistons or whatever and have the bracket racing along holding the 2 or 3 jetbikes inside it. Each jetbike has its own thruster so you can dodge your friends slaps and move in close when you wanna attack!

Dunno if that makes sense, but it should work nicely.

Kog
04-13-2009, 08:30 PM
Do the thing where one person with a jetpack carries another person with a paintanator.

Umm... wouldnt the balloon float away though, what kind of balloon are you talking about?
Also, it could be pushed by sack people couldn't it, so it'd be like cheating. But still, great idea.
Well the grabbing part of the balloon would be a slightly heavy stay in place floaty, which is connected to a float unless tethered floaty by a string. This would make it a balloon.

You two may be reading it wrong though, this level is supposed to be for playing around, your not really supposed to complete the level, until you get bored. So there won't be a playground that you have to get through, just a playground you can play on.

I'll take your ideas in consideration, thanks!

Pitcard
04-13-2009, 08:41 PM
I meant that the playground could be a transition bit, where you go from one play area to another, then you can spend all the time you like on the games there.

Echonian
04-13-2009, 08:42 PM
Slapping each other off seems like a pointless minigame, its boring, and I've done it, just not in a minigame form.

Don't forget to have a race/obstacle course. One of those would be great.

Shennette
04-13-2009, 09:27 PM
Well the grabbing part of the balloon would be a slightly heavy stay in place floaty, which is connected to a float unless tethered floaty by a string. This would make it a balloon.


Oh... I see. I thought it would be free floating, like the one from the "Objects" section (2nd page of items).

but still, if it is made of floaty, someone could grab it and drag it. also, if it is tethered peach floaty, then it will right itself back to its center (So i think pink floaty would be better).

Oh... electrify it. i guess that'd work.

Kog
04-13-2009, 11:20 PM
Oh... I see. I thought it would be free floating, like the one from the "Objects" section (2nd page of items).

but still, if it is made of floaty, someone could grab it and drag it. also, if it is tethered peach floaty, then it will right itself back to its center (So i think pink floaty would be better).
I'm going to make it electric or something.

Pinchanzee
04-13-2009, 11:48 PM
Add a ball pit to the ball room ;)
Agreed with Echonian
Slap off would be a 1 shot novelty and would last about 3 seconds

Shennette
04-17-2009, 11:43 PM
tug of war!!!!

Shennette
04-26-2009, 04:43 PM
Mabye a trivia thing to see who gets the answer first.
Each person in their own area with 3-4 buttons on the back layer. the question appears and they go back onto the button they think is the right answer.

Burnvictim42
04-27-2009, 01:32 AM
I know there are a lot of "sword fight" levels out there... you could put that in if you wanted? But i have a feeling that would be similar to the slap off in regards to interest level.

you definitely need a race of sorts.

all i can think of for now, i play solo for the most part =/