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CCubbage
05-20-2009, 12:55 PM
Level will be unlocked Friday Morning at 7:00 AM (EST)

Contest Start: Friday Morning at 7:00 AM (EST)
End: Tuesday morning at 7:00 AM

1st Place 750 points!
2nd Place 500 points!

This is an arcade experience influenced by Asteroids! and Tempest, and is probably unlike anything you've played in LittleBigPlanet. It has a decent length and continuously changing challenges, plus a classic 3-life design.

So get ready! And warning - there is a reason it's called Vertigo.... this level may ACTUALLY make you dizzy!

Jaeyden
05-20-2009, 06:09 PM
I'm sooooooo there.

dawesbr
05-20-2009, 06:10 PM
If I get the time, I'm there! Just better hope ThThTh doesn't enter...

CCubbage
05-20-2009, 07:40 PM
Ok! This is goona be fun. Pass the word on to anyone else that may be interested! I'm going to PM a few....

oldage
05-20-2009, 08:02 PM
I'm interested....and it ain't school this friday, so I'm free :D

olit123
05-20-2009, 08:39 PM
I will definitely have a go at this when I get back from school tomorrow. Thanks man!

Whalio Cappuccino
05-20-2009, 09:19 PM
Level will be unlocked Friday Morning at 7:00 AM (EST)

Contest Start: Friday Morning at 7:00 AM (EST)
End: Tuesday morning at 7:00 AM

1st Place 750 points!
2nd Place 500 points!

This is an arcade experience influenced by Asteroids! and Tempest, and is probably unlike anything you've played in LittleBigPlanet. It has a decent length and continuously changing challenges, plus a classic 3-life design.

So get ready! And warning - there is a reason it's called Vertigo.... this level may ACTUALLY make you dizzy!

No! You will unlock this now!

Night Angel
05-20-2009, 09:52 PM
Arcade :( I dunno...

CCubbage
05-20-2009, 10:58 PM
No! You will unlock this now!
Sorry.... putting final touches on it and final play balancing. But it WILL be ready Friday morning.


Arcade I dunno...

If all you like to do is prance around happy little easy levels grabbing point bubbles.... this is DEFINATELY the wrong contest for you. But if you like arcade experiences that REALLY ROCK, you'll love this one!

This is a sweaty-hand, heart pounding game where you have to focus on the screen every second or you get your tushie handed to you.

Silverleon
05-20-2009, 11:14 PM
Sorry.... putting final touches on it and final play balancing. But it WILL be ready Friday morning.



If all you like to do is prance around happy little easy levels grabbing point bubbles.... this is DEFINATELY the wrong contest for you. But if you like arcade experiences that REALLY ROCK, you'll love this one!

This is a sweaty-hand, heart pounding game where you have to focus on the screen every second or you get your tushie handed to you.

Ha! then this is definetaly the level for me, so count me in!
Finally something that seems challenging! >:]
(It better not just be hype tho and ends up being some easy level:kz:)

CCubbage
05-20-2009, 11:34 PM
Ha! then this is definetaly the level for me, so count me in!
Finally something that seems challenging! >:]
(It better not just be hype tho and ends up being some easy level:kz:)
Quote from GrantosUK earlier (who is one of the testers): This is a really addicting game! But it's HARD... especially after a few drinks!

Silverleon
05-20-2009, 11:40 PM
Then couint me in! :D

johnrulz77
05-21-2009, 12:03 AM
IMM SOOOOOOO IN!!!!!!!!

whether im good at it or not, im the kind of guy whos obsessive at points,

for example.... i wasted over a week of my life getting the highest score on Little Dead Space 2

i made it.... untill i realised 4 other people had the max score, giving me 5th place....

EPIC!... fail..!

Burnvictim42
05-21-2009, 05:16 AM
Sounds pretty cool :D Hopefully i can find some time this weekend to kick butt >:O

GruntosUK
05-21-2009, 10:00 AM
Trust me its hard, and its not called Vertigo for no reason either. Keeping track of everything that is going on is a challenge, but one you won't be able to stop attempting till you've mastered it. The best thing is you get a little further and a little better with each play, its perfectly balanced.

I won't be entering the contest, I've had loads of plays (even though I still suck at it). This contest will be huge once everyone finds out how addictive it is.

Should be very competitive unless ThommyTheThird enters :p

CCubbage
05-21-2009, 12:07 PM
Trust me its hard, and its not called Vertigo for no reason either. Keeping track of everything that is going on is a challenge, but one you won't be able to stop attempting till you've mastered it. The best thing is you get a little further and a little better with each play, its perfectly balanced.

I won't be entering the contest, I've had loads of plays (even though I still suck at it). This contest will be huge once everyone finds out how addictive it is.

Should be very competitive unless ThommyTheThird enters :p
Thanks man!

Did some visual updates and I'm ready for the launch in the morning! Whew.... this was was HARD to get out the door!

brnxblze
05-21-2009, 01:51 PM
Sounds cool, I'm in! I don't have school Friday-Monday so I have a lot of time on my hands ;) .

wexfordian
05-21-2009, 01:54 PM
I'm hopeless at the high score competitions but I'm looking forward to playing this. Always nice to see new work from a great creator.

MrsSpookyBuz
05-21-2009, 01:58 PM
Count me in, too! I'm probably going to be really bad at it, though I'm old enough to remember the wire-frame Tempest arcade machine. CLASSIC! :)

CCubbage
05-21-2009, 02:08 PM
Yeah, I love that old stuff... the games didn't last long, but playing them was like popping potato chips - and you would get a bit further each time and WANT to see what would come next.

That's my whole goal here - I filled my object, emitter, and creature brains thermo to the absolute hilt adding different stages that would change the gaming strategy throughout, and make the gamer wonder what's coming next. The simple but eclectic visuals are definately inspired of Tempest 2000, which took the wire frames and added really interesting lighting.

Also, just like a classic arcade game - there are 3 lives and you get to cross the finish line every time, so even if you don't get through the whole thing it's possible to rack up a decent score.

(on the other hand.... maybe when I open it tomorrow I'll get the reaction "You're kidding, right? My child can do better than that!") :D

johnrulz77
05-21-2009, 09:27 PM
this is going to be amazing!

i just realized, if i manage to place 2nd/1st ill have enuf for an ultimate bundle!

Silverleon
05-21-2009, 10:23 PM
this is going to be amazing!

i just realized, if i manage to place 2nd/1st ill have enuf for an ultimate bundle!

lol, taking the easy path eh?

Sonic5411
05-21-2009, 10:55 PM
sounds awesome i will definitely check this out

CCubbage
05-22-2009, 11:00 AM
THE CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY OPEN

VERTIGO! has been unlocked!

Have fun.

Coxy224
05-22-2009, 06:47 PM
I can't beleive I had to play through that terrible level Ccubbage ;)
Awful, boring and really frustrating.
I got a pretty high score and I'll be back for more - good job

CCubbage
05-22-2009, 06:51 PM
I can't beleive I had to play through that terrible level Ccubbage ;)
Awful, boring and really frustrating.
I got a pretty high score and I'll be back for more - good job
Awe gee... that's harsh!

OK, UPDATE ON THE CONTEST.... A BIT AGO WEX (mr. hopeless at these things) BLEW THE ROOF OFF AND OFFICIALLY GOT THE FIRST 10,000+ SCORE WITH 13,866.

Right now its #1 Wexfordian, #2 Slasher1973, #3 Y2Josh23!!!

Now don't get frustrated everyone... it is easily possible to get 20,000+ on this level.

KEEP GOING!!!!!!

Loius
05-22-2009, 08:39 PM
15,000 > 13,000

<3

Those dual-plasma-gun-wielding ships are EVIL.

EEEEVIL.

Angled camera is eviller though.

CCubbage
05-22-2009, 10:40 PM
15,000 > 13,000

<3

Those dual-plasma-gun-wielding ships are EVIL.

EEEEVIL.

Angled camera is eviller though.
Awweee.... the camera isn't THAT angled - just a tad.

So... right now we have Loius #1 and Wex #2...

It's possible to get around 30k on this level, so there's still plenty of room for improvement!

Burnvictim42
05-23-2009, 12:30 AM
Ahem, make way for mr. number 2 ;p I'm catchin up to you louis >:O

I really don't think its possible to get 20k on this level lol. Sure the points are out there... but collecting them is a whole different matter..... what i need is a second player to fetch the points for me lol.

great job on the level though- i posted some feedback in your thread.

Loius
05-23-2009, 12:45 AM
Is the camera centered on not-the-center-of-the-game-area then? 'Cause it looks like I can see the thick rubber on the right side and a sudden cut-off on the left

I dunno.

I keep getting pulverized by a random fast electric blob after the first two trianglers, and it always comes from the one part of the game area I can't see :P

CCubbage
05-23-2009, 01:00 AM
The "Vertigo" effect is that the camera itself keeps moving around. Thats the vertigo affect that drives the game. The camera angle is only slightly dropped down and to the left a little, which actually gives a much bigger area to view the screen.

They key is to stay in the center and take quick trips out of the center when necessary. I've timed every single obstacle that flies out from the sides to have reason and not be cheap (I spent about 20 some hours carefully timing everything).... I know... couch potato.

By the way, Burnvictim.... I don't save my own score (not fair), but I've actually pulled 32,000 in this game by myself. I don't want to give anything away to ones that have not made it to the end.... but the last "unlethal" section is FANTASTIC for picking up tons and tons of combos.

Burnvictim42
05-23-2009, 01:03 AM
Oh, i know, the last section is amazing. I just keep getting conflicted between "grab points, or kill things?" D:

and wow, you're blowin our scores away D: Time to try again >:D

EDIT: 19657... and i had 20k before i died the final time :P Point withdrawn. And movin up to number 1 :P

CCubbage
05-23-2009, 01:29 AM
Oh, i know, the last section is amazing. I just keep getting conflicted between "grab points, or kill things?" D:

and wow, you're blowin our scores away D: Time to try again >:D

EDIT: 19657... and i had 20k before i died the final time :P Point withdrawn. And movin up to number 1 :P
Great job! Tell you what, I started realizing when I was making this game that it's like eating potato chips... it's hard not to eat another!

Silverleon
05-23-2009, 01:35 AM
14, 2??K
Which places me in 3rd place!
Well, last time i saw i was in 3rd place at least.
(And in my 3rd try! lol, 3rd place in 3rd play is kinda odd to happen eh? :D)

Burnvictim42
05-23-2009, 03:21 AM
Great job! Tell you what, I started realizing when I was making this game that it's like eating potato chips... it's hard not to eat another!

I know... i think i'm getting the shakes D: Too bad i won't have another chance to play this for a few days D:

CCubbage
05-23-2009, 09:44 AM
Ok, so far BurnVictim is #1 with..... 23000!

Coxy224
05-23-2009, 05:08 PM
Ah man, I'm not even close. At least I'm getting there though, very good level (and fun)

01philip01
05-23-2009, 05:35 PM
Quote from GrantosUK earlier (who is one of the testers): This is a really addicting game! But it's HARD... especially after a few drinks!

LOL words of wisedom:)

MrsSpookyBuz
05-23-2009, 07:12 PM
Never mind 'it's hard after a few drinks'! This level is enough to drive you TO drink!!!

It's one of the most addictively brilliant one-more-go levels ever. I love it! And yes, I'm an eighties arcade junkie, not to mention an alcoholic after this sublime level!

Well done, CC. I'm 23rd or 24th at the moment, but I'm embarrassed to say I've probably had more tries than the actual position I'm in! :)

MrsSB

CCubbage
05-23-2009, 11:03 PM
Never mind 'it's hard after a few drinks'! This level is enough to drive you TO drink!!!

It's one of the most addictively brilliant one-more-go levels ever. I love it! And yes, I'm an eighties arcade junkie, not to mention an alcoholic after this sublime level!

Well done, CC. I'm 23rd or 24th at the moment, but I'm embarrassed to say I've probably had more tries than the actual position I'm in! :)

MrsSB
Thanks! That's a huge compliment (I'm a big fan of hyper cube frenzy, by the way!).

I'm pretty impressed by Burnvictim's score.... his is actually dead on with my scores on this thing!

2nd place can still be done, people!!!!

Burnvictim42
05-24-2009, 03:47 AM
Well, ive been bumped to second. Allieron has beaten my score... for now. I'll beat it eventually, right now i'm playing Rag Doll King Fu lol.


EDIT: can you say "sniped"? :P Up to 26 k now.

CCubbage
05-24-2009, 10:06 AM
Man... this competition has gotten tough. I'm not even sure "I" can beat the 2 top scores anymore.

But I'm sure it can be done!

Coxy224
05-24-2009, 09:46 PM
lol - just give up Cub! It's a two horse race now :p
I've played it more times than everyone else put together I think and I'm only just ahead of Jaeyden - I even finished the level without losing all my lives and didn't get anywhere near :(

CCubbage
05-24-2009, 10:17 PM
lol - just give up Cub! It's a two horse race now :p
I've played it more times than everyone else put together I think and I'm only just ahead of Jaeyden - I even finished the level without losing all my lives and didn't get anywhere near :(
It's OK Coxy... don't feel bad... I'm not sure I can beat the top scores at this point - these are dedicated dudes!

Edit: Actually, I just beat both of them (but I didn't save the score, it seems unfair)

CCubbage
05-26-2009, 12:08 PM
AWESOME JOB GUYS!

Ok, so the final:

#1 Burnvictim42
#2 Loius

Honorable mention (sooooo close!) Jaeyden

Hope you had as much fun as I did!

Loius
05-26-2009, 05:15 PM
*too dizzy to celebrate*

BasketSnake
05-26-2009, 07:22 PM
I've not played this yet but I've seen many in my friends list hearting it in turn. I will play it tonight.

Rustbukkit
05-26-2009, 07:42 PM
Quote from GrantosUK earlier (who is one of the testers): This is a really addicting game! But it's HARD... especially after a few drinks!

Well if drinks are provided then count me in! Seriously though... sounds like fun, I'll give it a whirl.

Burnvictim42
05-26-2009, 09:02 PM
I wanna say "good game" to everyone who participated. You were gettin pretty close there Louis. D:

and then thanks Ccubage for making such an addicting game that i keep dragging my friends to lol

brnxblze
05-26-2009, 09:47 PM
Whoa, I was just about to try to get a high score and then I saw burnvictim's score O.O .

Loius
05-27-2009, 10:21 AM
I could've made it if...

waaait a minute, Firefox thinks 'could've' isn't a word? >:|

... made it if I hadn't died during the last stage. I had a x10 score in the bonus section, and then I got squished by the bonus floaties. Go me. Had 23,000 about halfway through the bonus section, I think. D:
Needless to say the death prevented me actually scoring any more from them, so, bleeeegh.

Good game :D That was an awesome level to play over and over and over and get dizzy from. *spins*

CCubbage
05-27-2009, 12:35 PM
Thanks guys! I actually had an AMAZING game of this and broke 30k last night. Had a 15x score in the bonus round!

Burnvictim42
05-27-2009, 06:58 PM
Impressive! you know, its funny, its really the bonus round that gets me every time. Sure there are a lot of points there, but i can't get them all! Makes me wish the 2nd players i take with me didn't always die right before then XD