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ConfusedCartman
01-02-2010, 01:03 AM
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mrsupercomputer
The Magician
Interview conducted by MrsSpookyBuz (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/member.php?u=3896)

Initiating boot-up sequence... Scanning data... Great designs - found! Fabulous gameplay - found! Thrilling levels - found! Searching database... Questions formulated! Answers deconstructed from binary source into English... Silicon coating vapourised... Prepare yourselves, mere mortals, mrsupercomputer is in the building! Read on...


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http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/images/creator_spotlight/mrsupercomputer/mulberrywoods.jpg
If you go down to the woods today, you'll meet some scary lumberjacks!


The Low-Down

What video games did you enjoy playing before LBP was released?
I play a little bit of everything, but right before LBP was released I was spending a lot of time with Halo 3, Skate, Mass Effect, Bioshock, Rainbow Six Vegas, The Orange Box, Braid, and N+. Occasionally, I'd pull out my old Gamecube for some Super Smash Bros. action as well.

What was the first full level you ever built? And what was it like?
The first complete level that I built was Mulberry Woods. After scrapping a rather lackluster zombie apocalypse level, I decided to spend some time making random objects in create mode. One of those objects was a bull dozer, which I found much to wimpy, so I modified it into the deadly saw dozer! I loved it so much that I decided to build an entire level around it and that's how Mulberry Woods was born. In my opinion, it hasn't aged that well, but it still holds a special place in my heart and I'd love to do a "remastered" version someday.

What levels have you published to date?
Mulberry Woods
Basilisk Bog
Zephyr Valley
Manufactured Madness

Which of these is your own favourite? And why?
While I really love them all, I'd have to pick Zephyr Valley as my personally favorite. I was really happy with how it all came together and I absolutely love the characters and world I created.

Are there any other creators who inspire you?
Oh, definitely! There are way too many to list, but I'll highlight two guys that I rarely see mentioned, Keldur and Javi Haguse. They both have just a small number of published levels, but I've found myself amazed at the talent that's on display in them. The mechanics and visuals in Keldur's level, Lafarge's Request, are insanely good and the atmosphere in Javi's Descent series is some of the best I've seen in any level. It's exciting to see them and so many other creators continually raising the bar, I just hope I can keep up!

Whatís the worst thing thatís happened while creating?
It has to be the "fail to load" error that appeared when I published Zephyr Valley. The error didn't prevent people from playing completely (players could usually load it on the second attempt), but it was extremely frustrating. In fact, it was so frustrating that I spent the next day frantically copying the level, piece by piece, to a new space on my moon. And then, after I spent all of that time rebuilding it, I discovered that the error was simply caused by a corrupted prize I was giving away at the scoreboard.

Whatís your pet hate in LBP?
The limited profile space. I currently have four full levels on my moon and I am constantly prompted with the "Your profile cannot be saved because it is too large..." message. Because of this, I've had to removed a lot of prototype objects and even some half finished levels from my moon. In the last Mm podcast, I believe they said they would be increasing it in the future so that's good news. I just hope it comes sooner rather than later.
PLEASE NOTE: This interview was conducted before the updated profile space on LBP!

If you worked for Media Molecule, what tool/object/material would you have liked to see developed?
I'd love to have the ability to turn material invisible or inactive, so that I can edit objects or switches located in the background without having to move the objects in the foreground. It'd also be great to keep them invisible outside of create mode as well, so that creators could make use of invisible material without having it become a major hassle to move and manipulate. I know some people dislike invisible barriers, but when used correctly, they can be very helpful.


http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/images/creator_spotlight/mrsupercomputer/zephyrvalley.jpg
The legendary "Zephyr Valley". Play it now! If you've already played it, play it again!

Digging Deeper

Your creations are a fabulous mix of technical know-how and design flair. How do you get the balance right?
Well, I don't have a specific process that I go through when creating a level, but ever since Mulberry Woods, I've tried to plan both my visuals and mechanics of my level on paper before hopping in to create mode. Of course, some ideas don't translate well from paper to in game, so I also spend a lot of time developing small, "bite-sized", versions of my levels where I can tweak visuals and test my gameplay ideas. This allows me to explore the versatility of a theme or idea before I invest a lot of time into a full level. I believe it's this little bit of extra planning that helps me achieve the right balance of visuals and gameplay.

Zephyr Valley is in my Top 50 favourite levels - did the level work out as you intended or was it planned differently?
I'd say that about 95% of the level turned out exactly how I envisioned. There were a few areas where I had planned different platforming elements (specifically more timed platforms), but I just couldn't get them right, so they got cut. One area that was completely unplanned was the race through the stormy clouds at the very end. Because it wasn't planned out beforehand, it feels a little tacked on. It turned out okay, but I wish I could have executed it better.

You managed to make 'gritty', 'moody' and 'industrial' genuine words to describe LBP levels. Is this an accurate observation?
I suppose it is, especially when thinking about levels like Manufacture Madness and Basilisk Bog. I'm certainly not the first (or best) person to make gritty and moody environments, but when I do, I try my very best to pull the players into that setting.

Without exception, your levels are great fun to play. What do you personally find fun in other creators' levels?
Thanks, I'm really glad you had fun with them! Personally, I have the most fun with levels that keep the player on the go. Well designed jumps and a nice progression in difficulty is essential. And while I enjoy puzzles, I like for them to be relatively quick to solve, so that I can get back to running, jumping, and swinging through the rest of the level!

You're the 'two-word-snappy-title' king! Is this a conscious thing, or does the title come to you right at the end of the creation process?
I don't know about about being the king, but I'm certainly glad people liked the titles. I'm extremely picky when it comes to the names and in most cases, I don't come up with them until the very end. Sometimes, it would drive me crazy trying to think of a title, because I would have the level ready to release, but no name to go along with it! Thankfully, I have a wonderful wife who listens to her husband go on and on about the video games he loves and she was very helpful in selecting the names of my levels. Hmm, now that I think about, maybe she just helped so that I'd finally shut up about it!

And finally, if there was an actual super computer building a level, what would the level be like?
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http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/images/creator_spotlight/mrsupercomputer/manmadness.jpg
The 'gritty' introduction to "Manufactured Madness"

Our Conclusions

Playing mrsupercomputer's levels again was like a guilty pleasure - much like saving your favourite chocolates or bottle of wine for a special occasion. I'm not convinced that 'levels' is the correct description for them. mrsupercomputer builds WORLDS, and these worlds are inhabited by fantastical creatures or amazing machines and contraptions. These worlds invite you in and absorb your attention, and it's only when you've reached the scoreboard will you feel like a complete amateur creator! These worlds are fabulous to play, and are among the true pinnacle of LBP Community Levels. Impressed? Oh, you WILL be!

MrsSpookyBuz
01-02-2010, 01:12 AM
A truly great creator to make a wonderful start to the 2010 Creator Spotlights. Thank you for posting, CC. :)

Apart from his superb creations, mrsupercomputer is one of the most kind, gentile and most modest person you could ever wish for to interview. As we sometimes say in the UK, he's a 'bloody nice bloke'. Modern translation - he's cool!

A wonderful creator who very much deserves this. Well done, B!

:)

Alec
01-02-2010, 01:16 AM
Great Interview! and the first in 2010 (YEAH!).

I gotta play Mrsupercomputer's level's as soon Im home! :D


/Alec :)

Kern
01-02-2010, 01:34 AM
Yay great interview! I really enjoyed all the levels you've made!

piggabling
01-02-2010, 01:38 AM
Very good! Such a modest creator! :p

Congrats Mr.SC

Snowspot
01-02-2010, 01:43 AM
You will probably go down as one of the best creators for Little Big Planet.

BabyDoll1970
01-02-2010, 01:45 AM
Thanks for yet another excellent creator spotlight! :D I haven't played any of mrsupercomputer's levels but I will now.. so good advertising, MrsSpookyBuz!
Cheers, and congratulations to both of you ;)

thanatos989
01-02-2010, 02:00 AM
Mrsupercomputer's levels are indeed fantastic. Combination of awesome visuals and addictive game play are second to none. When I play them, I'm torn between playing for fun or playing to study them.

Incinerator22
01-02-2010, 02:55 AM
lol. It would enslave us all, eh?

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Morgana25
01-02-2010, 02:55 AM
Excellent interview of an incredible creator! Thanks both MrsSpookyBuz & mrsupercomputer!

javi haguse
01-02-2010, 02:56 AM
I gotta agree with you... that javi haguse is something else! lmao
Dude, thanks for the compliments! I'm truly honored!
mrSC's is one of my favorite creators and has changed the way I build and see LBP.
He truly has that Midas touch and I'm honored to play and build with him!
..keep an eye out! I can tell you that he'll be raising the bar once more pretty soon!
Congrats!

Kendan
01-02-2010, 02:59 AM
I loved mrsupercomputer's Basilik Bog. Tis one of my favorites from WAY back. Congrats to mrsupercomputer for the spotlight and thanks again to MrsSpookyBuz for another great interview. :)

qrtda235566
01-02-2010, 03:02 AM
All hail the best creator in LBP...besides Splapp-me-do. I reccomend Splapperz for the next creator spotlight. Tree Fortress 1 and 2 were the best two levels of the year.

Zephyr Valley's enemies were incredible. The environment also felt very Prince of Persia-y to me for some reason.

Oh, and Manufactured Madness is so G.

TheFirstAvenger
01-02-2010, 03:13 AM
Another great interview! I've kinda been hoping mrsupercomputer would be the next Creator spotlighted, after playing Basilisk Bog for the first time he became one of my favorite creators, even after all these months that level still remains in my Top 5, I know his next level will be Zephyr Valley 2 but I still have my hopes that he will one day create Basilisk Bog 2. :)

Incinerator22
01-02-2010, 03:14 AM
I gotta agree with you... that javi haguse is something else! lmao

Really? I'd have to disagree. His levels are bland, and very short of effects. lol. Just kidding.

MrSuperComputer, very nice move of shedding light on these two underrated but phenomenal creators.

mrsupercomputer
01-02-2010, 03:16 AM
Thanks for the kind words everyone and thanks for the great interview MrsSpookyBuz, it was fun!


..keep an eye out! I can tell you that he'll be raising the bar once more pretty soon!

Hmm, I don't know about that. Best not to hype anything up too much... the pressure will kill me!


The environment also felt very Prince of Persia-y to me for some reason.

Well, the newest game was my inspiration so I bet that's why!


I know his next level will be Zephyr Valley 2 but I still have my hopes that he will one day create Basilisk Bog 2. :)

Water would work well with a Basilisk Bog sequel me thinks...

TheFirstAvenger
01-02-2010, 04:02 AM
Water would work well with a Basilisk Bog sequel me thinks...

So is that a confirmation???

chezhead
01-02-2010, 05:01 AM
It would enslave us all?
Well good job peeps on the spotlight!
..again...

javi haguse
01-02-2010, 05:25 AM
Hmm, I don't know about that. Best not to hype anything up too much... the pressure will kill me!


lol. u know I said that on purpose... that will add up to all that pressure u made up for the past couple of months

Littlebigdude805
01-02-2010, 05:46 AM
I remember when I first saw Mulberry Woods on the level showcase, seemed like last week, look at you now ='). Mrsupercomputer's levels never failed to impress and deserves every bit of admiration that he receives.

Oh and so that you supercomputers can understand:
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dajdaj03
01-02-2010, 06:28 AM
Yeah! One of my first favorite creators! ;) (and one of the best of course...:p)
Congratulations for this great interview!

jump_button
01-02-2010, 06:31 AM
:) one of the best in fact I voted for his level for level of the year

robotiod
01-02-2010, 08:26 AM
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this is quite poetic in a way, great spotlight mrs SB and hope you bring us more levels soon MRSC they are brilliant.

Keldur
01-02-2010, 10:12 AM
I definetely saw that coming, him bein spotlighted.

I mean, the clues were clear enough to me: amazing aesthetics, nice paced levels, revolutionary elements in every level, dinamic gameplay (I do specially love this), detail filled gameplay and two worded titles. Yup, that's a pro.

Besides, I love how in his levels we always end up kind of doing the same: rescuing; be it forests, swamp people, skyish towns or robots.
Makes you feel like a little hero!

PS: And thanks for the mention! However, I wish this interview had been done after you played part two, so your comment in there could have made my ego grow even larger!

PaddyJ
01-02-2010, 11:28 AM
I definetely saw that coming, him bein spotlighted.

I mean, the clues were clear enough to me: amazing aesthetics, nice paced levels, revolutionary elements in every level, dinamic gameplay (I do specially love this), detail filled gameplay and two worded titles. Yup, that's a pro.

Besides, I love how in his levels we always end up kind of doing the same: rescuing; be it forests, swamp people, skyish towns or robots.
Makes you feel like a little hero!

PS: And thanks for the mention! However, I wish this interview had been done after you played part two, so your comment in there could have made my ego grow even larger!

THERE'S A PART 2?! Nice. Anyway well done Mrsuppercompurter, amazing levels. Loved all of them. Love the graphic too, I hope I'm that Goud one day

CCubbage
01-02-2010, 11:44 AM
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You're definately in my top 10 creators, man! (I won't mention which one because it will lessen the impact if I say it to another creator in the future).

Not too many creators have the sense of visuals, gameplay, atmosphere, and story - you're one of those few people who can pull it ALL together consistently.

Definately deserving of a creator spotlight!

AbstractFlesh
01-02-2010, 11:45 AM
Amazing interview MrsSpookyBuz! All hail King Mrsupercomputer!

Matt 82
01-02-2010, 12:52 PM
Another great interview, and with my favourite creator no less. Fantastic stuff.

coyote_blue
01-02-2010, 01:25 PM
Grats to mrsupercomputer on the spotlight. Zephyr Valley and Manufactured Madness both rocked my face. I'm still puzzling out the logic that must be behind the jetpack boss.

All in all, I think he shows a great balance between flashy additives and good-old-fashioned. Grats again.

Aselrahc
01-02-2010, 01:49 PM
Mrsuper! your levels are some of my favorites! Congratulations on the spotlight!!

RockSauron
01-02-2010, 01:53 PM
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Kern
01-02-2010, 02:29 PM
Ah I see what your saying there rock but what do you mean "his levels are ugly?" ;)

moonwire
01-02-2010, 03:41 PM
Great interview, and the person interviewed is one of my favourites too!

All these 1010101100010101's, do you press 1 and 0 random, or is there something behind the numbers?

RockSauron
01-02-2010, 03:43 PM
Great interview, and the person interviewed is one of my favourites too!

All these 1010101100010101's, do you press 1 and 0 random, or is there something behind the numbers?

Try quoting the post ;)

chezhead
01-02-2010, 04:05 PM
I play a little bit of everything, but right before LBP was released I was spending a lot of time with Halo 3, Skate, Mass Effect, Bioshock, Rainbow Six Vegas, The Orange Box, Braid, and N+. Occasionally, I'd pull out my old Gamecube for some Super Smash Bros. action as well.

Exactly what I do.
I have a friend that whenever she comes over, we almost ALWAYS play SSBM together.
Never grows old.

Kn0cked-0ut
01-02-2010, 05:03 PM
Great interview and interviewing ;) Its really interesting and helpful to read about other creators

Flare Skull
01-02-2010, 06:04 PM
Hehe played the levels long ago! :) Wonderful creator and very inspiring work :D

moonwire
01-02-2010, 06:13 PM
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I still can't figure it out...

SLS10
01-02-2010, 11:58 PM
Who cares about numbers? I care about the spotlighted creator. Congrats for the feature, mrsupercomputer. We hope to accurately replicate your awesome.

RockSauron
01-03-2010, 12:02 AM
Who cares about numbers? I care about the spotlighted creator. Congrats for the feature, mrsupercomputer. We hope to accurately replicate your awesome.

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... this is fun :p

Seriously though, um... I said it before, but incase you don't understand... congrats XD

ScoutsBoo
01-03-2010, 01:53 AM
Congratulations on the creator spotlight mrsupercomputer! It just amazes me how the super creators are also so very modest. It goes without saying that your levels are just top-notch, awe-inspiring, brilliantly put together gems, but I also thank you for being such a great presence and role model as well.

Thank you MrsSpookyBuz for another excellent choice and, as always, thoughtful and insightful interview.

jwwphotos
01-03-2010, 06:36 AM
Too cool!! Happy New Year and a brand new Creator Spotlight to make it all so much more special. A wonderful choice to bring in the New Year as well!!

When I first arrived at LBPC, I got some feedback from mrsupercomputer and to honor my F4F I wondered if there was any particular level I could look at. The replay was "Nope, you can play which ever one sounds like fun to you! Hope you enjoy it!"

Well.. not only is he humble, but I was hooked for sure and an instant fan once I started playing his levels. Incredible detail, great atmosphere and total fun. ...and a really great guy! He has really helped me raise the bar in my own creations with his advice and introspective thoughtful comments. Thanks mrsupercomputer!!

MrsSpookyBuz thank you so much for the honor of reading these amazing interviews. You are a spectacular interviewer and I love all the extra goodies you toss in to kick them off as well as the follow up.

Wonderful stuff!

Zwollie
01-03-2010, 07:24 AM
Aaaaah that computer with the super levels...who also happens to be a guy....Ugh, I'm messing up again!!

Congratulations Mr. Supercomputer, you are without a doubt one of my favourite creators and surely one of those few creators that can actually transport players to other and dare I say "magical" worlds.

Great interview once more, thanks for keeping up with these!!

moonwire
01-03-2010, 12:47 PM
Thank you keldur, for giving me the link to understand this thing!

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MrsSpookyBuz
01-03-2010, 12:55 PM
I don't understand all this binary stuff - it's all noughts and ones to me!

(Sorry, that was a terrible joke)

*hides*

mrsupercomputer
01-03-2010, 02:50 PM
So is that a confirmation???

It is something I would like to do some day, but we'll see. Zephyr Valley 2 has taken a lot longer than I anticipated and once I finish, I think I'd like to do something different than all my other levels. Maybe something simple that I can get published quick. After that, a Basilisk Bog sequel is definitely a possibility. My plans always change though, so who really knows!?! :p

Gravel
01-03-2010, 08:38 PM
Good stuff here... even better levels!

Ricano
01-03-2010, 09:21 PM
Awesome Interview and awesome levels!

IStwisted
01-03-2010, 09:48 PM
Great interview. Zephyr Valley is one of my favorite levels ever.

julesyjules
01-03-2010, 09:57 PM
Good to see you get a Spotlight Mr S, one of LBP's finest! : )

GruntosUK
01-04-2010, 06:25 AM
Another great read, from another fantastic creator. Thanks to the interviewer and interviewee :)

And hearing news on Zephyr Valley 2 has brightened up my first day back at work.

Teebonesy
01-04-2010, 07:12 AM
Definitely a must-do for creator spotlight. What took so long, jeeeeeez!

Great read! It's cool to learn how different we are in our approaches, both to creating and playing. Thanks to both of you for another winning spotlight.

comphermc
01-04-2010, 07:38 AM
Ah, I can finally comment on this after trying unsuccessfully from a phone for two days...

Mrsupercomputer sucks and Javi Hagusi is waaay better! :p

Haha, just kidding, MrSC. You know already that you were my creator hero when I started seriously creating! Glad you got your spotlight.

And thanks to Lisa for the great read (even though it was dated!). Keep it up, girl!

:)

NinjaMicWZ
01-04-2010, 02:04 PM
Probably my favorite active creator. I like that part about his design process. Working on things in a new slot before instituting them into the level was something I started doing with some of my last few levels, and I'm definitely taking the idea of sketching things out to heart. I've been drawing out isometric diagrams, logic and design concepts, and idea notations like crazy when I get bored... can't wait to put mrsupercomputer's philosophy to the pad.

Thanks, Mrs.

squirlin
01-05-2010, 05:26 AM
Hey thanks for doing this spotlight, zephyr valley has been a long time favorite and it was great to get a glimpse at the mind behind it. :D

javi haguse
01-05-2010, 02:14 PM
Mrsupercomputer sucks and Javi Hagusi is waaay better! :p


U know, it would've been a little believable if YOU HAD SPELLED IT RIGHT!! :)
lol

comphermc
01-05-2010, 02:25 PM
Dangit, sorry Javi. It was very late, and I... um...

javi haguse
01-05-2010, 02:33 PM
yea yea yea... lmao

mrsupercomputer
01-05-2010, 08:19 PM
Maybe I should edit my interview to make it say Hagusi...

javi haguse
01-06-2010, 12:22 PM
LMAO!
..and here we go again...
u know what, at least my name is not censored by lbp!! ohhh ;)
lol

MrsSpookyBuz
01-06-2010, 02:08 PM
And thanks to Lisa for the great read (even though it was dated!).
:)

Hey, there's a long queue, ya know!

FlameAtNight
01-06-2010, 04:03 PM
Great interview Mrs SpookyBuz!

I think a super computer is making levels though!

He's enslaved many fans already!

Hail MrSuperComputer!

Apu
01-07-2010, 02:10 AM
Recently I was thinking of making a platformer in a factory. So my vision was checkered plate n iron material...in straight boring lines :blush:

Then I played Manufactured Madness. What a level, u can literally feel the iron and the heat of melted iron and smoke. The environment is bang on perfect, hell I cant even make boxes look that good with great use of tape.:p

People up there in LBP truly deserve to be there and one of em is Mr. Supercomputer. Cheers :)

ConfusedCartman
02-14-2010, 10:41 PM
Locked and archived. :)