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Nuclearfish
12-11-2009, 11:09 AM
http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/37159iAC0CDA8A45ED2BE9/image-size/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1
http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/37161i4F1AD61C95DD4B69/image-size/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1

Welcome to the ninth LittleBigPlanet Contraption Challenge!

For this challenge you need to make some sort of vehicle capable of crossing over a large gap. It can do this however you want, whether it be jumping over, extending to the other side, flying across, building a bridge for itself or anything else - the more creative and original your idea, the better!


http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/37160i1A4784CC8A8A371B/image-size/medium?v=mpbl-1&px=-1

For all the details abut this challenge, check out this thread at the Offical Playtation forums (http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/LBP-General-Discussion/PS3-Contraption-Challenge-09-Gap-Crossing-Vehicle/td-p/9820255) which tells you everything you need to know. You have until Sunday 27th December 2009 to get your level/s published. All of the finalists will be featured in a video as usual, but this time it should (not 100% certin at this stage, but it's likely) be shown to the world on the Europen PlayStation blog. :)

Good luck, and have fun!

comphermc
12-11-2009, 11:46 AM
Unstuck CC08, and replaced it with CC09.

Looking forward to what everyone comes up with!

:)

robotiod
12-11-2009, 12:20 PM
this sound incredibly interesting. I hope there is something special.

comphermc
12-11-2009, 01:06 PM
I have to say, I'm loving the new logo. I'm not sure I have the time to participate, but this one looks like fun.

:D

robotiod
12-11-2009, 01:21 PM
Yeah that logo brilliant, You are a brilliant creator nucleor. (this is were he says he didn't make it :P

Nuclearfish
12-11-2009, 04:13 PM
Yeah that logo brilliant, You are a brilliant creator nucleor. (this is were he says he didn't make it :P

Thanks! (yes, I did make it) :) But it's a shame you won't get to see it in action until the end of the challenge when the video is here... let's just say I got a bit of inspiration from the Rube Goldberg challenge. ;)


Anyway, enough about the logo - I can't wait to see what everyone makes. It's quite a tricky challenge, but hopefully you'll all think of some interesting ways of getting across.

Syroc
12-12-2009, 12:25 PM
It just has to go over the gap right? Not be able to move further after that?

:)

Jaydetiger
12-12-2009, 01:14 PM
Can the level itself go beyond the scope of the challenge? I had a way I thought might be neat to cross the gap - it was easier to do than I thought and I am done ... so I started playing with the level ... added a front end setup, some lighting, some sound ... ended up creating a second gap for it to cross - because just one gap wasn't satisfying ... and after all the work it looks stellar (in my own noob opinion) ...

The question is, if I wanted to continue to make a level out of this thing - a real level - can I still enter it if part of the level contains the contraption/solution?

rtm223
12-12-2009, 01:16 PM
Is anyone else thinking of a robot lemming step builder drone?

comphermc
12-12-2009, 01:19 PM
Is anyone else thinking of a robot lemming step builder drone?

I am now... :)

That would be awesome... if you made him grab a little platform out of a little back-pack and lay it down, I would bow to the awesomeness

Syroc
12-12-2009, 01:28 PM
Is anyone else thinking of a robot lemming step builder drone?

Do it!

We command you to!
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PS: I give xp to whomever builds the first working Lemming step builder! :D

robotiod
12-12-2009, 01:34 PM
that was what i was thinking too only kidding :P

Nuclearfish
12-12-2009, 06:28 PM
It just has to go over the gap right? Not be able to move further after that?

:)

Yes. It still should be a kind of vehicle, so it's best if it at least drives/walks/moves up to the gap to begin with. But then all it needs to do is enable Sackboy to get across the gap, so once you're across it won't need to move further.


Can the level itself go beyond the scope of the challenge? I had a way I thought might be neat to cross the gap - it was easier to do than I thought and I am done ... so I started playing with the level ... added a front end setup, some lighting, some sound ... ended up creating a second gap for it to cross - because just one gap wasn't satisfying ... and after all the work it looks stellar (in my own noob opinion) ...

The question is, if I wanted to continue to make a level out of this thing - a real level - can I still enter it if part of the level contains the contraption/solution?

Well, there's really no limit as to how much you can do. But it would be best to publish a shorter version as well. Doesn't matter if you still have multiple gaps to show off it's re-useability, but when the time comes to play all the levels and vote, it's better if they only last a couple of minutes max.


Is anyone else thinking of a robot lemming step builder drone?

What are you waiting for?? Go and build it! Now! :D

Incinerator22
12-12-2009, 06:45 PM
Haha, I have the perfect frog tank for the job ;)

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=631&pictureid=8492

Syroc
12-12-2009, 07:46 PM
Yes. It still should be a kind of vehicle, so it's best if it at least drives/walks/moves up to the gap to begin with. But then all it needs to do is enable Sackboy to get across the gap, so once you're across it won't need to move further.
Good, than I can try what I had in mind.

iGotFancyPants
12-12-2009, 07:50 PM
I'll be joining this CC! I tried fooling around but it was kinda fail. I will, however, try to make an entry and a good one at that!

Fredrik94
12-12-2009, 08:53 PM
ive built a lemming stepbuilder, just need some tweaking

edit: I think im finished...

Jedi_1993
12-12-2009, 10:18 PM
I just uploaded my Mega Mower.
And I hope I can enter some more of these, they're really fun.

Incinerator22
12-12-2009, 11:35 PM
Well, my frog tank is pretty hard to use, because it takes practice. You have to be on level ground, and wait for the tank to be completely still, ect. But once you get the hang of it, it's pretty consistent. I probably could update it to make it easier if I made it lighter, but it wouldn't be as realistic. Shoul I do something like that?

Another question, can it be attached to baloons overhead,or peach floaty?

The gap is about 3 or 4 tank lengths long too. Is that ok?

Fredrik94
12-13-2009, 12:16 PM
contraption finishėd. level name = ''CC09 - Lemming Stepbuilder Drone''

Jaydetiger
12-13-2009, 03:59 PM
Two entries published:

CC09 - Moonwasp

CC09: Emitroporter


(I'de also love feedback from anyone on the Emitroporter because I think it may be on the edge of rules but I wanted something a little off the path)

Chamion B
12-15-2009, 02:04 PM
I'm so entering this!

Limesta-
12-16-2009, 12:07 PM
I shall enter this, I have heaps of random gap crossing ideas.

R0GUE--Elite
12-17-2009, 09:52 PM
Why does sackboy find it so hard to jump when hes on a bridge!? eh.. i'm sure players will get across fine.. its the contraption that matters right!? :(

Published my entry: "CC09 entry =)"

I would love feedback ;)

Dante95
12-19-2009, 08:53 PM
Tried your contraption, and i found it GREAT! In the beginning, the look wasn't so good. But when i saw what it did, i totally changed my mind. Ingenious, works well and it's very very interesting. Suggestion: change the title! Give it a good name! Bridge-Maker, Gap-Passer, everything, but a simple "CC09 entry" is banal!

ktang77
12-20-2009, 08:01 AM
I got a great couple of ideas for this! :)

R0GUE--Elite
12-21-2009, 12:08 PM
thanks for the feedback, dante.
I'm calling it ROBB (rusty old bridge builder)

I'm sorry that you didnt like its aesthetics :(, maybe its just me who likes the rough, rustly look in lbp?

oh, and thankyou nuclearfish, for the comment :)
"...very contraption-ish!" - it is a contraption challenge after all! :p

Nuclearfish
12-26-2009, 02:33 PM
If anyone is still wanting to enter, you've got the rest of the weekend to get your entries done. :)



Well, my frog tank is pretty hard to use, because it takes practice. You have to be on level ground, and wait for the tank to be completely still, ect. But once you get the hang of it, it's pretty consistent. I probably could update it to make it easier if I made it lighter, but it wouldn't be as realistic. Shoul I do something like that?

Another question, can it be attached to baloons overhead,or peach floaty?

The gap is about 3 or 4 tank lengths long too. Is that ok?

Sorry for the late response. Doesn't matter if it's difficult to use, but it is better if it's easier. You can use balloons or floaty of you want. And the gp can be as big as you like, but at least big enoguh so that if your vtank were to st drive over it it would fall down or get stuck. (TSFRJ's train is a good example - the gap is tiny, Sackyboy can jump it, but the train can't get across).

ktang77
12-26-2009, 08:23 PM
Well, I made 3 entries and they all aren't that great... :(
Check'em out if ya want.

LeuraZ
12-27-2009, 05:32 PM
I just published my entry for the challenge (CC09 - Reachstacker), it's under my PSN: LeuraZ.

My vehicle wasn't supposed to be made for the challenge at first, but I thought it could have some use for it as well. I hope you like it.

IStwisted
12-28-2009, 04:22 AM
hope it's not to late. just published a contraption. It was supposed to be called "cc09 wicked clown car" but I didn't get to the clown car part.

EDIT: published "CC09 wicked clown car".

piggabling
12-31-2009, 06:35 PM
Will there be a CC10?! I never saw this competition until today... :(

Fredrik94
01-08-2010, 05:22 PM
Most likely, Let's hope so!

Ayneh
01-08-2010, 09:39 PM
If I search for CC09 will all the entries come up? I don't want to miss any.

IStwisted
01-12-2010, 02:04 PM
I just published my entry for the challenge (CC09 - Reachstacker), it's under my PSN: LeuraZ.

My vehicle wasn't supposed to be made for the challenge at first, but I thought it could have some use for it as well. I hope you like it.

Just played this.
You definitely get the "Most Massive Contraption" award. :)

LeuraZ
01-12-2010, 04:31 PM
Lol, thanks! :) *Gladly accepts his award and puts it into his trophy case*

Kern
01-12-2010, 06:27 PM
i really wanna enter this :(

IStwisted
01-12-2010, 06:37 PM
Lol, thanks! :) *Gladly accepts his award and puts it into his trophy case*

I hope you have a big trophy case.:)

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=1105&pictureid=10230

Nuclearfish
01-14-2010, 06:50 PM
The finalists have been chosen, the video is here, and now it's time to do the voting. :) It's a bit different to the last challenges, because we've already narrowed down the levels to just 5, and you're choosing your favourite from those.

To watch the videos and vote, you'll need to go to the EU playstation forums: http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/English-Forums/ct-p/55
Just scroll down until you get the poll at the bottom. :)

IStwisted
01-14-2010, 07:09 PM
Love the new intro. And the new voting process. Thanks Nuclearfish, for a great show.

R0GUE--Elite
01-17-2010, 05:05 PM
Thanks for putting me through to the finals mr.NuclearFish and well done on the intro, must have taken ages (especialy the cogs!) :). Picking just 5 out of all of the entries must have been a challenge, I played them all and found loads of really amazing ones!

Update: I won?.. I won!!
thankyou everyone who voted and everyone who entered. also, thank you, nuclearfish for setting up these amazing challenges!!

Nuclearfish
02-02-2010, 09:46 AM
Congrats Rogue, indeed you did win, as it now says here: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/02/01/littlebigplanet-contraption-challenge-9-%E2%80%93-and-the-winner-is%E2%80%A6/ :D Well done to all the other finalists too!

Whilst we wait for CC10 to start, here's an awesome video by Chimpanzee, which shows every finalist for every challenge so far:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZVVlfR645I

Dante95
02-02-2010, 12:49 PM
Ahah, awesome video! Congratulations Chimpanzee! I'm waiting for CC10... Oh, and the preview picture of this video is my Flying Pirate Ship :D I'm proud of been 3 times finalist, CC04-05-08 :p