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Nattura
05-08-2009, 11:30 PM
I have made 3 levels so far and I want more people to enjoy them. I'm not really looking constructive feedback since I don't plan on changing anything...unless something is broken.

I'm basically really into decorating and artistic stuff so my levels so far aren't the most challenging.

PSN : Nattura

Lost Tomb of Anubis

This is my most recent level. It's an Egyptian themed level. It was made before the Egyptian theme pack and uses custom stickers. You basically run into a tomb out in the desert and find your way inside. Once inside you find yourself headed down the wrong way and have to work your way out.
There's really no story text included so it can be what you see or feel.
Be sure to wear your Egyptian costumes and take pictures!

MM featured this level in their latest Mmpicks.
There are some videos of the level on youtube if you look (not made by me).

http://i484.photobucket.com/albums/rr210/toshimomo/n001.jpg

Fantasy Forest

A simple relaxing level in a dark but colorful forest. Collect points, meet some creatures, and enjoy the scenery. Nothing complicated and no story. This was my 2nd level and it is mostly a visual experience.

http://i484.photobucket.com/albums/rr210/toshimomo/lbp003.jpg

Akemi Gardens

You run into a Japanese girl who needs help and you better bring her with you or you won't get very far. There are puzzles, obstacles, and a short story. This was my first level so maybe I was overly ambitious lol.

http://i484.photobucket.com/albums/rr210/toshimomo/lbp005.jpg

Thanks for playing!! :)

CCubbage
05-08-2009, 11:34 PM
Yeah, for those of us that have been around for a while these are definately known. I love Lost Tomb of Anubis, but will check out the other ones also!

Silverleon
05-08-2009, 11:38 PM
They seem like good levels, and well decorated too.
I'll be sure tho give them a try later today or tomorrow.

Nattura
05-08-2009, 11:39 PM
Really? o.O that's good to hear then. I just joined a min ago and I've never really looked at this forum before lol

ConfusedCartman
05-08-2009, 11:42 PM
Really? o.O that's good to hear then. I just joined a min ago and I've never really looked at this forum before lol
Oh yeah - good levels almost never pass our radar unnoticed. It's a great place to submit your levels and improve your skills, and I'm sure there's a ton of members who'd love to learn from you as well. I've yet to play your levels, but I've seen the videos of the Lost Tomb of Anubis and I can tell you're very talented.

Killian
05-08-2009, 11:52 PM
Welcome Nattura! I remember playing your Fantasy Forest and loving it. The only drawback was that I suffered some lag, which was the engines fault.

Nattura
05-08-2009, 11:56 PM
Thanks! lol wowow people respond fast around here. I was on lbpworkshop before this and.............um yea. I'm liking this already :)

I wish i could make FF not lag but I think it was my fault putting too much stuff into a small area...oops. I couldn't really take it apart to fix it but I tried.

GhostViper
05-09-2009, 12:07 AM
Thanks for the reminder. I was meant to play your levels after I saw it on MM's homepage, but I didn't have a ps3. Now I will :)

dkjestrup
05-09-2009, 12:10 AM
Ahhh, boys, another one to "welcome" into our clan,

Fairly soon we'll have converted you to worship the "ConfusedCubbage25" and pray you could make custom content half as good as Takelow. Thurthermore, you must conform to letting us claim you as our own...

On a more serious note, I LOVED your levels, you have serious talent. The egypt level ripped mine to shreds (although it was my first) so badly it wasn't funny!

Great to see you here, and hope you stay for the long haul. If you ever need feedback, the best option is F4F and help others first. I'd also like to add if you want to find good levels you can almost be certain that checking out the Reccomend a Creation forum will net you some fun!

ConfusedCartman
05-09-2009, 01:44 AM
I took the liberty of updating your thread's title so more people would take a look - trust me, our members know Lost Tomb of Anubis, and you should show off a bit anyway. ;)

mrsupercomputer
05-09-2009, 03:05 AM
Hey Nattura, welcome to the forums! I'm actually a big fan of your levels! You've got a great eye for visuals and I've enjoyed the gameplay in your levels as well. I hope to see you around the forums and I hope to see more work from you in the future!

Morgana25
05-09-2009, 03:59 AM
Love, Love, LOVE Lost Temple of Anubis. Had to take the new Egyptian costume through it the other day! Seriously beautiful work!

AJnKnox
05-09-2009, 04:45 AM
Sorry but I am fairly new...and hadn't had the pleasure of your levels.

I just played Lost 'Temple of Anubis' and was just awed!

What amazing use of the tools and your imagination. What a beautiful atmosphere you created! Simply Beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!



:grr:

Nattura
05-09-2009, 06:38 AM
I took the liberty of updating your thread's title so more people would take a look - trust me, our members know Lost Tomb of Anubis, and you should show off a bit anyway. ;)

lol you confused me with that! I didn't know what to name the thread...I figured listing all 3 names would be too long. But okay wooo Mmpick <3 lol

I'm just glad to still get some plays even if I'm not on "cool pages." I'm not even sure how people find my levels half the time...

lol dkjestrup o_O hi. Not sure what you're talking about but sure...I'm all yours.

thanks again to everyone =D

...what does F4F stand for...I figured it has to do with wanting feedback..? <-- noob

RangerZero
05-09-2009, 06:56 AM
Welcome Naturra! Another great creator joining us. We are getting some pretty impressive guild.

I love your levels. Your gameplay won't make history maybe but dear God your so talented with scenery and looks it's not even funny. Especially Anubis Tomb, I almost fell down my chair!

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Zwollie
05-09-2009, 07:12 AM
F4F: feedback for feedback

Basically when you tag a thread with F4F in the level showcase it states that you are willing to return the feedback others have given you on your level.


Btw, welcome to the forums Naturra!!
Your levels are well known and lost temple of anubis was one of the first "jaw on the floor" levels I played!!

Killian
05-09-2009, 09:36 AM
...what does F4F stand for...I figured it has to do with wanting feedback..? <-- noob

Go here (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7962) for more information of Feedback 4 Feedback.

smasher
05-09-2009, 10:29 AM
Played your lost tomb of anubis a long time ago. I thought it was simply AMAZING. I'll be sure to check the rest out.

CCubbage
05-09-2009, 11:39 AM
Okay, I know you aren't necessarily looking for feedback, but.... since this IS in the showcase, and I have a big mouth, here goes....

Akemi Gardens

I was playing this. The part where you're supposed to use the jetpack to put the japanese girl into the cart?.... Well, I realized I could grab the cart to open the hatch, and I hadn't seen the japanese girl.... so I flew really quick through the hatch before it closed and continued on through the entire level without the Japanese girl....

It was pretty funny. Throughout the level there would be magic mouths saying things, but no girl would be standing there. However, after using the puzzle pieces I couldn't get any further in the level because I didn't have her with me.

It was my 7-year-old that, at that point, said "Umm... Daddy? I think you were supposed to put that girl I saw in the cart"

Then I left my son to play it, and he called me a bit later to show me he had gotten the L-shaped puzzle piece wedged between some trees and couldn't continue.

Awesome level, I gave it 5 stars and a heart... but you may want to make that little latch that opens when the girl is sitting on the button close a BIT faster to prevent morons like me from messing up the level :D

BasketSnake
05-09-2009, 12:15 PM
Lost temple of anubis my favourite level so far I think. I can't think of anything else right now. Its great.

xkappax
05-09-2009, 12:26 PM
Hey, Nattura, you made it! Glad to see you here! This forum is much better than workshop. On workshop, you'll get like two comments and then your thread will fall into oblivion for the most part. The people here really care about their creations, and it tends to be a very friendly environment.

Anyway, I am a huge fan of your levels, always have been, always will be. Anubis is in my top five user created levels. Fantasy Forest is up there for me too. And to think, I probably would have never found your level if you hadn't left a comment on my friend Patrick's Seal of Silvraen level!

Your levels have wonderful lighting and a brilliant artistic quality. I cannot wait to see what you come up with next, and again, welcome to the forums!

Nattura
05-09-2009, 05:12 PM
...The part where you're supposed to use the jetpack to put the japanese girl into the cart?.... Well, I realized I could grab the cart to open the hatch, and I hadn't seen the japanese girl.... so I flew really quick through the hatch before it closed and continued on through the entire level without the Japanese girl....


O_o maybe i should make it faster then lol. I know people can "cheat" if they play with more than 1 person too.
That level was so frustrating/exciting for me. I couldn't sleep for a few weeks. Sometimes everything would fall apart....I didn't use dark matter to hold things lol. I also keep adjusting things and adding/changing text to help people because I was getting complaints. I try not to think about it cause I felt like it was a good vision gone wrong somewhere...since not everyone can enjoy it (but maybe it's their fault they don't do it right =p).
I think my first rating on it was 1 star/"empty". I wanted to poop.
Anyway I'm glad you and your son enjoyed it =D


...
Your levels have wonderful lighting and a brilliant artistic quality. I cannot wait to see what you come up with next, and again, welcome to the forums!

I'm so into lighting. I was all excited when i saw this game had lights to use. I just don't like lights to be seen unless it's part of the actual decorations. Too bad I just can make a series of boxes and just decorate them...life would be easy.
I play peoples levels and they might be really good and have nice theme but I'm always thinking "There should be a light there....and here....and..."

AJnKnox
05-09-2009, 05:26 PM
what does F4F stand for...I figured it has to do with wanting feedback..? <-- noob


Yes it means feedback 4 feedback :) (oops already answered!)





:grr:

CCubbage
05-09-2009, 05:41 PM
O_o maybe i should make it faster then lol. I know people can "cheat" if they play with more than 1 person too.
That level was so frustrating/exciting for me. I couldn't sleep for a few weeks. Sometimes everything would fall apart....I didn't use dark matter to hold things lol. I also keep adjusting things and adding/changing text to help people because I was getting complaints. I try not to think about it cause I felt like it was a good vision gone wrong somewhere...since not everyone can enjoy it (but maybe it's their fault they don't do it right =p).
I think my first rating on it was 1 star/"empty". I wanted to poop.
Anyway I'm glad you and your son enjoyed it =D



I'm so into lighting. I was all excited when i saw this game had lights to use. I just don't like lights to be seen unless it's part of the actual decorations. Too bad I just can make a series of boxes and just decorate them...life would be easy.
I play peoples levels and they might be really good and have nice theme but I'm always thinking "There should be a light there....and here....and..."
I've found that lighting is actually what brings a level to life. You can have a basic wall, then shine a light on it... and all of the sudden its immersive.

Interestingly, I built Splat II by turning off ALL the lights and then doing everything with LED's piece by piece.

I was actually struck by a similar effect in Fantasy Forest (which, in bucking the system a bit... is actually my favorite of your levels at this point). I love the creepy glow the lighting creates.

xkappax
05-09-2009, 05:51 PM
My favorite is when I accidentally go out of a camera zone in one of your levels, and I see the lights you use, Nattura. They're GIGANTIC. It only happens when I'm with 3 or 4 people, but it's so funny and awesome to see a light that is that big!

Nattura
05-09-2009, 06:08 PM
My favorite is when I accidentally go out of a camera zone in one of your levels, and I see the lights you use, Nattura. They're GIGANTIC. It only happens when I'm with 3 or 4 people, but it's so funny and awesome to see a light that is that big!

Omg nuu! hahaha I hate that! I don't want people to see the lights and I know people do when there's more than 1 player. I didn't like Mm's video of my level because it had 2 people and you could see stuff you shouldn't. I hate the camera! >;O
It's embarrassing...like if I bent over and my butt crack peeked out...it's like that.

Yeah the spotlights have to be huge to get the coverage I want. I wish there was a radius option on them to make a wider or thinner beam of light.

LED lights are much easier to work with. I just don't like the little dot the foggy lights make in front of the light...whats that about? -.-

I used that though in my Anubis level behind a picture or Tut (I think it was him...) to make his eyes glow when you get closer and they watch you move. No one has commented on it before and I was excited about it. Maybe because you fall close to it so people don't see it.

CCubbage
05-09-2009, 06:19 PM
You know, someone who has some incredible light in his levels is Takelow. I think he's gone inactive from LBP, but if you check out his "The Bearer" series based on the Lord of the Rings, it's some of the best lighting I've seen. His use of materials is also pretty amazing.

lk9988
05-09-2009, 06:21 PM
I played your Lost tomb of anubis level a long time ago, and I still think it's the best silhouettelevel out there! It had really good visuals and lighting, and I like your eye for detail. It also has imaginative platforming and a unique art style.

But I'm still yet to play your other levels.:(

xkappax
05-09-2009, 07:09 PM
Omg nuu! hahaha I hate that! I don't want people to see the lights and I know people do when there's more than 1 player. I didn't like Mm's video of my level because it had 2 people and you could see stuff you shouldn't. I hate the camera! >;O
It's embarrassing...like if I bent over and my butt crack peeked out...it's like that.

Yeah the spotlights have to be huge to get the coverage I want. I wish there was a radius option on them to make a wider or thinner beam of light.

LED lights are much easier to work with. I just don't like the little dot the foggy lights make in front of the light...whats that about? -.-

I used that though in my Anubis level behind a picture or Tut (I think it was him...) to make his eyes glow when you get closer and they watch you move. No one has commented on it before and I was excited about it. Maybe because you fall close to it so people don't see it.

Hah hah hah! I know what you mean. I have a part in the crystal cave where no matter what I do, the camera won't listen to me and you can see the edge of the level. I've tried every single setting I possibly could think of, and my thermo is so full I can't add more material to cover the area or even corner edit it. :P Nice analogy with the "butt crack peeking out" though. I don't like people seeing my behind the scenes stuff. I just LOVE gigantic lights though.

Pitcard
05-09-2009, 08:58 PM
Howdy Nattura!

Good to see you've joined the soundest community on the web :)
I think I've only played your lost tombs level. It was really beautiful. Full of unexpected moments and a very real and tactile experience. I'll try my best to play your other levels and give feedback :)

If you're interested checking out mine, they're all in my sig.

Morgana25
05-09-2009, 09:48 PM
You should see the size of some of the spotlights in my Chroma Stone levels xkappax they are huge and Nattura's right on - in order to get the color and coverage they need to be.

I did notice the Tut's eyes following me when I played it and thought it was a great effect! You've got some really fantastic effects all over that level though. The glaring sun behind the pyramid that just screams early sunrise light and heat and the spotlight at the end of the level that is just the right shade for a shaft of daylight piercing through the darkness of the tunnel. Just beautiful! Very cinematic and it brings an emotional component to your levels that I rarely experience even with other very talented creators.

CCubbage
05-09-2009, 10:02 PM
I like the "feather palms" :D

I would have never thought of that in a million years. Suddenly I have a big urge to go find uses for feathers in my levels.

Nattura
05-10-2009, 12:33 AM
I did notice the Tut's eyes following me when I played it and thought it was a great effect! You've got some really fantastic effects all over that level though. The glaring sun behind the pyramid that just screams early sunrise light and heat and the spotlight at the end of the level that is just the right shade for a shaft of daylight piercing through the darkness of the tunnel. Just beautiful! Very cinematic and it brings an emotional component to your levels that I rarely experience even with other very talented creators.

yay it worked lol =)
It's so cool to hear comments like this because making levels reminds me of when I make art. I have a small vision and I go with it and just see what happens. I like to hear how people respond to it because, like with art, it usually can be interpreted in different ways and give off different emotions. As the creator I kind of get lost in the process of everything too. I might be proud of it but I don't necessarily get those feelings that players can. I just want to paint something pretty for the viewer and its cool to see good feedback in the end. LBP is more than a game!



I like the "feather palms" :D

I would have never thought of that in a million years. Suddenly I have a big urge to go find uses for feathers in my levels.

lolol I think I saw someone use feathers in a dark level and it looked like leaves to me...so I tried it on the desert palms. It's cool when they move so it looks like it's windy hehe

Morgana25
05-10-2009, 12:37 AM
I come from an artistic background so I look at most levels with an artistic point of view. That's another great thing about LBP it's appealing to creative visual types and logical minded engineer types too. It's sort of amazing the range of talent and different backgrounds a lot of creators bring to the LBP table.

xkappax
05-10-2009, 03:06 AM
I come from an artistic background so I look at most levels with an artistic point of view. That's another great thing about LBP it's appealing to creative visual types and logical minded engineer types too. It's sort of amazing the range of talent and different backgrounds a lot of creators bring to the LBP table.

So true. I'm an artist, my husband is an electrical engineer. Somehow that ended up being a really good combination in level making. Left brained and right brained come together in this game!

dkjestrup
05-10-2009, 06:06 AM
So true. I'm an artist, my husband is an electrical engineer. Somehow that ended up being a really good combination in level making. Left brained and right brained come together in this game!

Are you serious? My mothers cousin is an Electrical engineer, I plan on being one, and Morgana25 just worked on a level together. Lol.

That is two LBPC Duos of Electisticgineer Proportions!! (joking)

xkappax
05-10-2009, 12:19 PM
Yep, and Morgana is also a graphic designer. Funny how that happens. Larry likes to be referred to as a "fungineer" when he's working on LBP, though. :P

Now, the real question is... if Nattura's visual style met the mechanics of someone who is an electrical engineer or some sort of engineer... would the world explode?

julesyjules
05-10-2009, 03:12 PM
Add another fan to the list, 'Anubis' (we actually had a brief PSN exchange about this level i think) and 'Fantasy Forest' are among my faves. The only 'flaw' on FF is the initial lighting lag, you just couldn't resist that 'Just One More Bulb!!' syndrome. ;)

Its an incredibly gorgeous level.

xkappax
05-10-2009, 03:14 PM
I think Fantasy Forest and Anubis are works of art. Which is what I believe Nattura was going for. That spider at the beginning of Fantasy Forest gave me chills the first time I saw it. Is it wrong that something in a video game should do that to me?

julesyjules
05-10-2009, 03:28 PM
I think i had my googly eyes on the whole time i was playing it.

"coo!'

"aaah!"

"Ooooh"

Nattura
05-10-2009, 06:02 PM
Add another fan to the list, 'Anubis' (we actually had a brief PSN exchange about this level i think) and 'Fantasy Forest' are among my faves. The only 'flaw' on FF is the initial lighting lag, you just couldn't resist that 'Just One More Bulb!!' syndrome. ;)

Its an incredibly gorgeous level.

lol yeah I remember your psn.
It's also the glass to cover the ladybugs that makes it laggy. I didn't want glass but I didn't want people jumping back there. I wish there were invisible thin walls. Sometimes I want to make 3D decorations but not have people get onto them...

CCubbage
05-10-2009, 06:07 PM
Actually, invisible walls are pretty easy. just take rubber or dark matter (depending on which is appropriate), draw a thin strand, and then shrink it down until it becomes invisible and set them close enough together so that it prevents the player jumping into the background. I do it all the time.

Nattura
05-10-2009, 06:42 PM
Actually, invisible walls are pretty easy. just take rubber or dark matter (depending on which is appropriate), draw a thin strand, and then shrink it down until it becomes invisible and set them close enough together so that it prevents the player jumping into the background. I do it all the time.

Yeah I figured that out when I was making the lost tomb. I had to block of a small part before you enter the place.
That's after I made the FF though, so I didn't know at the time and I don't think I can deconstruct it now lol.
They should just have an invisible option on dark matter since people do it anyway.

CCubbage
05-10-2009, 06:51 PM
Now that's one I can agree with. Maybe an "invisible dark matter" material! So it shows up when in create mode but when playing its invisible. But that's one less thing we get to make fun of with other peoples levels - little chunks of dark matter everywhere. I already miss feeling superior to others when I saw visible pistons flying things around :D.

However, just from a personal preference I thought the lady bug behind the glass was a pretty cool effect. I thought "hey, that glass looks really good there". But the next thing I thought was "why did someone install a pane of glass in the middle of the forest?"

Matt 82
05-10-2009, 07:36 PM
When I was showing off LBP to my sister to demonstrate why I was so excited about a 'level editor', Anubis was the level I showed her. She understood why I kept going on about the game from then on.

It has set design that I couldn`t achieve in my wildest dreams.

Haven`t tried the others yet but think I'll have to.

Nattura
05-11-2009, 05:47 AM
When I was showing off LBP to my sister to demonstrate why I was so excited about a 'level editor', Anubis was the level I showed her. She understood why I kept going on about the game from then on.

It has set design that I couldn`t achieve in my wildest dreams.

Haven`t tried the others yet but think I'll have to.

that's a big compliment lol =)

You can do more than you think, don't worry. Keep messing around and adding things. The cool thing is that LBP is also a community where you can share and learn from others or be inspired to try something new.



However, just from a personal preference I thought the lady bug behind the glass was a pretty cool effect. I thought "hey, that glass looks really good there". But the next thing I thought was "why did someone install a pane of glass in the middle of the forest?"

LOL I know! that was my issue...why is there glass in a tree? Just pretend it's some magical slimy wall of solid bug juice...or something

NinjaMicWZ
05-11-2009, 09:21 AM
Lost Temple of Anubis is one of my favorite levels. It conveys alot of silent emotion and wonderous awe... like the deity that once resided there yearns to be worshiped again as it once was. I also really like Fantasy Forest. They're both gorgeous levels, and pretty fun to play.

Akemi Gardens is a good play, and has some nice looks and a neat escort concept... but you can tell it was your first one, because it's a little clunky and rougher around the edges than your other two levels.

CCubbage
05-11-2009, 12:42 PM
that's a big compliment lol =)

You can do more than you think, don't worry. Keep messing around and adding things. The cool thing is that LBP is also a community where you can share and learn from others or be inspired to try something new.



LOL I know! that was my issue...why is there glass in a tree? Just pretend it's some magical slimy wall of solid bug juice...or something
You know what.... that's not a bad idea.... Just to totally polish it off, you should stick a bug juice sticker on the glass.... oozy stuff... that would look pretty incredible.

wexfordian
05-11-2009, 01:27 PM
This has to be one of my favourite levels. The visuals you achieved in this were simply amazing. Great use of the ps eye also. Great to have a creator like you on these forums. :)