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CaptainCowboyHat
01-10-2010, 11:46 PM
LBL: Fairytale - Ali Baba and the Forty Point BubblesCaptainCowboyHat
My entry in the fairytale competition over at LittleBigLand. I figured I'd post it here; I'm rather pleased with it!
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I can do 5 or so F4Fs... I have more free time now, as I've been laid off! :rolleyes:

jackofcourse
01-11-2010, 12:15 AM
Awesome as usual :)

I missed 5 bubbles on my first go!

Shall definitely be back for more (as always!)

Genius idea and more platformy goodness. Will post more when I play again

iGotFancyPants
01-12-2010, 01:38 AM
I gotta play this level BOB SAGET!

I can't wait to get back to you with feedback :D

CaptainCowboyHat
01-12-2010, 01:49 AM
BOB SAGET!


Do I want to know? :confused:

iGotFancyPants
01-12-2010, 08:01 PM
Do I want to know? :confused:

Yes, you do want to know.

WARNING: CONTAINS BAD LANGUAGE. CLICKING IT AIN'T MY FAULT DANGIT!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqtr_RvR3sY

BTW I'll be playing this level in about a half hour :D

Morgana25
01-12-2010, 09:22 PM
I played this the other night and really enjoyed it. Seriously sneaky bubble hiding skills ya got there Cap'n. :D Loved the look of it and your punches of lighting (I love that use of lights!) and especially that it has some of the feel of your Princess series in the platforming. You can run right through it fairly easily which is good but if you really want to get those darn bubbles you have set up some great challenges to get them. Really varied gameplay too. Never felt repetitive or stale at any point either. I'm not that good a bubble hunter it seems.... didn't get to see our mysterious guide. I'm going to have to go play it a few more times to get those darned bubbles!

Well done 5 stars & hearted!

Mod5.0
01-12-2010, 09:25 PM
Awesome level

Pros:
+Great atmosphere
+Level idea is great
+Point bubbles are hard to find
+obstacles are well done

Cons:
At the end when the said I wasn't a great LBP player... ;)

iGotFancyPants
01-12-2010, 09:54 PM
Well, me and my friend just played and I must say, the level was excellent.

I'll definitely be playing again, I only got about 20 bubbles this time around xD

5 stars and hearted.

TheAdipose
01-13-2010, 03:11 PM
Hiya,

Loved the idea of this level. the speech bubbles were genuinely funny. visuals excellent. I love the point bubble counters - i'm assuming mag key on point bubble somehow? We found a level hole. Right next to the first counter, we jumped left and fell through and landed in very dark water. we restarted at this point cos we wanted all 10 bubbles!

I dont know if this is intentional but at the start you can climb the jugs and get onto the roof. There are some very very clever use of hidden passages here. Just by the rising and falling platforms, there is a jug in the fire - is this a mistake? We got all 10on the first section and photo'd it!

A minor bug, but when got to the gate, Luos got through but I didn't. I realise in 1p that can't happen.

Loved the water sections. We got to the 2nd bubble counter, realised we missed one, so killed ourselves but were then stuck behind the falling rock. I realise this is deliberate - but perhaps a checkpoint AFTER the blockage but BEFORE the points counter would sort this.

Really good difficulty slope through the 4 sections.

At the end, a boulder tried to fall on me, I dodged it RIGHT, then accidently died, which spawned me beyond the final bubble. I dont mind the boulder chase, but I think you need to let the player be a little further on before it drops.

I absolutely loved this gameplay. You managed to bring back the 'hunting for prize bubbles' gameplay from the mm levels into a user level. The way you hid them and had such great variety of gameplay in there was fantastic. this is definately my favourite fairytale level so far - and I've played a few. Definately 5* and a heart. ...and I will be coming back to move my 38 to a 40! Luos and I have the top score in 2p atm.

I don't believe 5 people have asked for F4F yet, so if you could play and review 'in pursuit of the meddling magpie' for me that would be greatly appreciated. Adi

CaptainCowboyHat
01-14-2010, 01:11 AM
Thank you, TheAdipose... That is very helpful feedback. I'm actually not sure whether I'm allowed to actually fix anything at this point, since the competition's going on, but once it's over I will go back and clean it up.

1. No, you are not supposed to be able to get on the roof. I'll fix that.
2. Yes, the vase is supposed to be sitting there in the fire - why? I don't know, I just thought it looked cool and added to the busted-up ruins atmosphere. Also it saved me from dying a few times during playtesting.
3. Yeah, I always assume people will play my levels alone because I never play levels with anyone else. Oops. I'll see what I can do.
4. I'll have the trigger that makes the rocks fall before the 2nd scoreboard also trigger the checkpoint to prevent that very situation!
5. I think you're right about the last boulder...It's a little mean. I'll make it easier.

Again, thanks! I'll play your level next time I'm on!

julesyjules
01-14-2010, 01:20 AM
Such a simple but clever idea to use the bubbles in this way! Each one counts and acts as its own seperate lil challenge. Great flow to this as well Cap'n , really enjoyed it. : )

TheFirstAvenger
01-14-2010, 01:46 AM
I finally got the chance to play this yesterday night and once again you really impressed me with the gameplay! I just find it to be so much fun, I did find it a bit easier than your princess levels which was a nice welcome. :)

The visuals were also great with all the details and decorations used very well. I only got 17 bubbles on my first playthrough though, I'll definitely be back to try and collect them all! I must say, you have a really great chance of winning the competition.

4 Stared & Hearted.

comphermc
01-14-2010, 02:02 AM
Yep, this was a great little level with some fantastic speech bubbles. The fact that you used 3 layers shocked me!! :p Are you branching off from the OH No!! series?

@TheAdipose... put a magnetic key switch on the point bubble and wire it to the light. Since there are no keys, the light will stay off until the bubble is collected (thereby destroying the switch). That's the easiest way to do it.

CaptainCowboyHat
01-16-2010, 12:34 PM
Yep, this was a great little level with some fantastic speech bubbles. The fact that you used 3 layers shocked me!! :p Are you branching off from the OH No!! series?


I never intentionally went for the title of "one layer guy" :P But yeah I guess this was an attempt at a non-OH NO!!! level. That's why I went gleefully overboard with all the jagged corners!

Luos_83
01-16-2010, 05:48 PM
Me and Adi collected all the scorebubbles.
Lovely level!

what adi said, because we discussed the level while playing.
Can you show me how to get that lava like texture you used, it looks much better than setting materials on fire.

thekevinexpress
01-16-2010, 06:13 PM
Couldn't get through this. Maybe there's something wrong with me, because I've been having a super hard time completing levels the past week. :p

So after that thing with the spikes falls down right as you enter the blue lights area, where am I supposed to go? I'm curious how the rest of the level goes.

shropshirelass
01-16-2010, 06:20 PM
The idea behind this level is so simple but works so brilliantly!

The bubble hunting is compelling (or is that just me being obsessive...?) and will draw players back to look for more. Some of them are very well hidden though (some downright sneaky!) so it takes some real effort to get them all. Breaking the hunt into sections and having a scoreboard after each one was a very good idea as it makes locating any missing ones a lot easier. Thank goodness you wired them in order, too. I was able to work out roughly where the last bubble I needed must be located and just targeted my searching there, phew!

The way you wove the gameplay around obtaining the bubbles was great too. Some bubbles were just really well concealed but others required skill to obtain without losing too many points by dying. I'm not going to tell you how many times I died on one playthrough trying to reach that bubble placed under the collapsed rock. Every single time I lowered myself carefully into the water, wham those spikes got me! I take my hat off to those two guys who obviously aced the level as well as finding all the bubbles! You packed a lot of variety into the gameplay too and overall it was challenging but not as hard as your other levels.

Loved all the visuals too, especially the Moorish town at the end, some really nice use of materials and stickers. Last but by no means least, the speech bubbles were very funny – I really did “laugh out loud”.

Good luck with the contest! I’m very glad it inspired you to make this level.

5 stars and hearted.

CaptainCowboyHat
01-16-2010, 10:47 PM
Couldn't get through this. Maybe there's something wrong with me, because I've been having a super hard time completing levels the past week. :p

So after that thing with the spikes falls down right as you enter the blue lights area, where am I supposed to go? I'm curious how the rest of the level goes.

I'm not sure where you mean. Do you mean when you're on the bridge and the broken, spiked platform falls from above? If so, you just go right and jump down. If not, describe it more, so I can figure out what you mean! :)

Mnniska
01-17-2010, 12:45 PM
Ah,that level was Awesome!

Great fun,exellent visuals and funny dialoge. This level has everything a level should have!

I really think you should win the crown,this level is by far the best one I have played (so far!) in the competition.

Good luck 8D

thekevinexpress
01-17-2010, 02:01 PM
I'm not sure where you mean. Do you mean when you're on the bridge and the broken, spiked platform falls from above? If so, you just go right and jump down. If not, describe it more, so I can figure out what you mean! :)

Uh, yeah, that part. Don't worry about me, my brain hasn't been working lately. I played it again and couldn't believe I missed that. :p

jackofcourse
01-17-2010, 09:45 PM
37 so far...I shall be back! :)

Powershifter
01-25-2010, 10:35 PM
Loved this level! Definitely my kind of level :) I got 34 on my first time through! I died a bunch of times trying to make sure I explored everywhere. I'll be back! :)

BTW... 5 stars and a heart ;)

RangerZero
01-27-2010, 04:03 AM
I just randomly played this from the spotlight thread and I am not disappointed!! Your level truly is excellent.
I think I have some flair because I love secrets and exploration and with your level here, I've been served! My first walkthrough was extremely compelling. I died quite a few times and found 35 bubbles but I'll be back at it.
Your visuals are excellent and the level design, use of layers, is superb. Probably not of a difficulty level for the generic LBPer but what gives, it's excellent for intermediate and experimented players. We need our fun sometimes too!

:star::star::star::star: .5
(gave 5 in-game)
:)