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mnimmo1986
03-11-2010, 07:13 PM
Would you like to become a Superstar of LBP and win a cool, rare sticker?



http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/4713/rarestargold.png
Become a Superstar! of LBP


If so, then you are in luck.



For this competition we are looking for you to create a level to show what adventure Sackboy got up to after completing his parade in 'The Carnival'. Since Sackboy enjoyed his travels so much, he decided to revisit his previous adventurous locations, but where did he revisit, and what new adventure did he get up to?

Whatever he done is entirely for you to decide.
Did he go back to 'Tinsel Town' to become an even bigger movie star? Or did he move back 'Down Under' to Australia to play with the kangaroos? Maybe hitting up the slopes again in 'Alpine Run'?

To keep this going with some sort of theme to stick with, but to also try not to narrow down creativity much, levels are to be based around any of the story mode themes.
That's, Down Under, The Orient, The Bazaar, Golden Sands, Alpine Run, Tinsel Town and The Carnival.


So, what are you waiting for, get creating and have fun.
For more information, including the rules of said competition please follow this link:


http://tr.im/wdsdcomp

jeffcu28
03-11-2010, 07:19 PM
Ooh...shiny new sticker. Thanks for the heads up mnimmo.

Salivating,
jeffcu28

Fastbro
03-11-2010, 07:36 PM
Yes! New contest! Can't wait to start my entry!

Voltergeist
03-11-2010, 08:22 PM
Uh, I think I'll stick with user-done contests for now. I'll be excited to see the entries though!

mnimmo1986
03-11-2010, 08:36 PM
Uh, I think I'll stick with user-done contests for now. I'll be excited to see the entries though!
But this is just a user-done contest, just with an official prize.

Or am I mistaken your definition of the term "user-done"?

jeffcu28
03-11-2010, 08:41 PM
But this is just a user-done contest, just with an official prize.

Or am I mistaken your definition of the term "user-done"?

Oh wow. I didn't realize you came up with this contest mnimmo. It looked like an official contest hosted by Cambridge. Thanks for your hard work in putting this together!

Excited to see the entries,
jeffcu28

mnimmo1986
03-11-2010, 08:50 PM
Oh wow. I didn't realize you came up with this contest mnimmo. It looked like an official contest hosted by Cambridge
Oh please:blush: I didn't do that good of a job with the announcement thread, did I? :p


Thanks for your hard work in putting this together!
No problem :)

fatcat1413
03-11-2010, 08:53 PM
oh boy another exciting contest! i dont have much creativity with e right now BUT ill probably make one of the best levels cuz im imagining something right now as we speak! :)

Voltergeist
03-11-2010, 08:59 PM
But this is just a user-done contest, just with an official prize.

Or am I mistaken your definition of the term "user-done"?

Oh wow, had me fooled too. Well, I'm busy at the moment so I think I'll pass.

Good luck to the participants!

SalieriAAX
03-12-2010, 12:26 AM
Hmm, interesting...

So how is it you're able to offer the ribbon as a reward? Have you entered into a very unprofessional relationship with somebody at Cambridge?

CyberSora
03-12-2010, 12:36 AM
I knew this wasn't Cambridge's competition! Because:

(a) Cambridge is too busy to have fun with us right now.
(b) You forgot to capitalize in the third sentence, something a company wouldn't do (I know, I'm doing a Taffey here). :p

So ya, I'm in! And... how did you get that sticker? Only 105 were downloaded. Were you one of those "Chosen Ones"?

Spark151
03-12-2010, 02:07 AM
I just finished working on a level....

I don't know if I should enter....

Well... If I do enter, I wouldn't know what type of level to make since I don't like any of the themes much...

Although, I will enjoy checking out the levels! :)

By the way, just a guess, most levels will be probably Tinsel Town Theme. Although only 2-3 will be good! XD

Fastbro
03-12-2010, 08:25 AM
Wow! I though it was an official contest! I'm still not a 100% sure if I'll enter because I think I've side tracked enough from my current project. (Contests, Imagithon, etc.)

mnimmo1986
03-12-2010, 11:21 AM
Hmm, interesting...

So how is it you're able to offer the ribbon as a reward? Have you entered into a very unprofessional relationship with somebody at Cambridge?
Been speaking with AceCreator, so rewards will be coming from him.



(b) You forgot to capitalize in the third sentence, something a company wouldn't do (I know, I'm doing a Taffey here). :p

So ya, I'm in! And... how did you get that sticker? Only 105 were downloaded. Were you one of those "Chosen Ones"?
What sentence? The "and what adventure..."? I know technically it should be, but it's a continuation of the previous sentence, it's not meant to be a new one.

As for the sticker, the best image you can get is just by taking an image of the PSP screen of a level with this in. That better image used in the post was supplied by AceCreator.

And no. I didn't get a copy of that sticker while it were on offer on the store.

CyberSora
03-13-2010, 02:35 AM
What sentence? The "and what adventure..."? I know technically it should be, but it's a continuation of the previous sentence, it's not meant to be a new one.



I know, but I think it's supposed to have " " around the sentences/questions.

I'm not sure about this. Where's Taffey?

Taffey
03-13-2010, 06:28 AM
Now that the dust has settled from my Week of Über Busyness, I can finally get around to stopping by this thread. :)

Thanks mnimmo1986 for setting up and posting this contest - it's a great idea! The concept of extending the existing story mode levels is fantastic and will really help give creators a direction. I'm looking forward to playing the entries!

I still haven't decided if I'm going to enter or not, but I'll give it my best shot. My primary bottleneck is time, and until I get my flux capacitor working properly I just don't have enough of it. I may forgo sleep though, because I'm loving this contest. :)




I'm not sure about this. Where's Taffey?Oh, ok FINE. :) I was going to leave this alone but I'll step in to referee.




Since Sackboy enjoyed his travels so much, he decided to revisit his previous adventurous locations, but where did he revisit?, and what new adventure did he get up to?Should "and" be capitalized or not? The correct answer is..... C) None of the above. There shouldn't be a question mark after "revisit", but that's a stylistic technicality. This being a message board I don't see anything wrong with it, but don't expect an English professor to be so forgiving.




You forgot to capitalize in the third sentence, something a company wouldn't doYou apparently aren't familiar with some of the companies I've seen. (Fortunately, though, neither Cambridge nor Mm seem to be "those" companies.)


There, is that better? :)

mnimmo1986
03-13-2010, 01:14 PM
Should "and" be capitalized or not? The correct answer is..... C) None of the above. There shouldn't be a question mark after "revisit", but that's a stylistic technicality. This being a message board I don't see anything wrong with it, but don't expect an English professor to be so forgiving.
Picky, picky, picky :P

Fixed ;)

SalieriAAX
03-13-2010, 01:14 PM
In pre-20th century English, question marks and exclamation marks were not always used in such a way that they ended sentences as they commonly do today, yet nobody sat down and 'changed the rules'. Grammar is descriptive, not prescriptive ;)

Arrestor
03-13-2010, 04:26 PM
Some apes can easily eat insects out of a bottle with the help of a wooden stick.


Random knowledge ftw! (No offense!)

Silver39
03-13-2010, 09:40 PM
Wow, what great timing. I'm about to start on a series that is a sequel to the LBP Story Mode. The Into Level does start out in Tinsel Town, so right now it looks like it's eligible. Is it?

mnimmo1986
03-14-2010, 10:31 AM
Wow, what great timing. I'm about to start on a series that is a sequel to the LBP Story Mode. The Into Level does start out in Tinsel Town, so right now it looks like it's eligible. Is it?
Sounds fine to me.

Like I say, as long as it's based on one of the story modes themes, your good to go.

Whatever you put in the level on from there is entirely up to you.

CyberSora
03-14-2010, 08:14 PM
Should "and" be capitalized or not? The correct answer is..... C) None of the above. There shouldn't be a question mark after "revisit", but that's a stylistic technicality. This being a message board I don't see anything wrong with it, but don't expect an English professor to be so forgiving.


Well yes, unless you remove "and" from the beginning of the new question, making it proper (I believe).

Grammar! FTW!

(That was fun while it lasted. :p )

Now, on with the said contest.

@mnimmo
First off, how did you get in contact with AceCreator? Also, how did you get a sticker from him?

mnimmo1986
03-14-2010, 08:47 PM
@mnimmo
First off, how did you get in contact with AceCreator? Also, how did you get a sticker from him?
He's got his own account on the LBW Forums: AceCreator Profile (http://forums.littlebigworkshop.com/lbp/profile?user.id=24610)

As for the sticker. Do you mean the image used in the post? He just sent me it when I asked for it since I were adding it to the post to show off the prize.

If you mean the eventual prizes, I don't have them, since they will be codes that are to be redeemed on the PlayStation store. Those codes will be coming from Ace himself, not through me. But of course I would be supplying him with the details of the winners.

Bovrillor
03-23-2010, 02:22 PM
Well done Mnimmo for getting the ball rolling on competitions. Hopefully we'll see some contraption challenges too at some point, I don't find the story mode themes that inspiring.

mnimmo1986
03-23-2010, 08:43 PM
Well done Mnimmo for getting the ball rolling on competitions. Hopefully we'll see some contraption challenges too at some point, I don't find the story mode themes that inspiring.

I can't say for sure about me hosting further contest, but surely Ace would want to continue the contests considering his post about the stickers at hand...



http://forums.littlebigworkshop.com/t5/PSP-General-Discussion/Superstar-Gold-Rare-Sticker/td-p/236909
Hi fellow Creators,

Some of you may have seen the 'Superstar! Gold Rare Sticker' appear briefly on the PSN Store. Here's the lowdown on this particular item:



It was put on the European Store by mistake. Precisely 105 were downloaded.
Even though its rarity has been compromised, we will be giving this sticker as a prize in community held competitions over the next few months.
However, we have five new Gold Rare Sticker awards for more specific achievements (such as artistic and technical ability) making an appearance in a couple of months' time, at which point we will stop giving out the 'Superstar! Gold Rare Sticker' and proceed with the new truly exclusive stickers instead.


We hope that clears everything up.

Keep your eyes peeled for ways to win the ‘Superstar! Gold Rare Sticker’ over the coming weeks,

AceCreator.


So by all means, I'm sure there'll be more to come, and maybe just the one you want ;)

Fastbro
03-23-2010, 08:58 PM
I'd still like to enter this contest but it feels to late. Plus I can't come up with any good ideas from the story levels. If you host another contest in the future though I'll be sure to take part!

mnimmo1986
03-23-2010, 09:07 PM
I'd still like to enter this contest but it feels to late. Plus I can't come up with any good ideas from the story levels. If you host another contest in the future though I'll be sure to take part!
Well there are still nine days left.
:(

Fastbro
03-23-2010, 09:14 PM
Well there are still nine days left.
:(

Please don't use the sad face Sackboy... Your making me feel bad! Its typical that the contest ends on the exact day that the Easter Holidays begin.

mnimmo1986
03-23-2010, 09:19 PM
Please don't use the sad face Sackboy... Your making me feel bad! Its typical that the contest ends on the exact day that the Easter Holidays begin.
Didn't mean too :)
Also didn't realise about the holidays. Well I knew Easter was close, but I forgot about the school holidays :D

CyberSora
03-24-2010, 03:07 AM
Nine days left!? Noooooo!!!

Seriously, can we extend this a day or so? I got a LOT to do, and with the other contest going on (and LBP PS3 Survivor) going on, I'm not going to hit this contest until the end of the week (I think).

mnimmo1986
03-24-2010, 10:39 AM
....I'm not going to hit this contest until the end of the week (I think).
Well in that case you'll be fine, unless you meant the end of next week.

Fastbro
03-24-2010, 06:36 PM
Although I'd like more time, I think I may just enter to give poo some more competition!

mnimmo1986
03-24-2010, 06:51 PM
Although I'd like more time, I think I may just enter to give poo some more competition!
That's the spirit.

As for an extension to the deadline, I'll have a look at the state of the entries received around Sunday/Monday and consider extending the deadline then if certain expectations haven't been reached..

CyberSora
03-25-2010, 01:06 AM
That's the spirit.

As for an extension to the deadline, I'll have a look at the state of the entries received around Sunday/Monday and consider extending the deadline then if certain expectations haven't been reached..

Or if you can except a little bribe. ;)

amazingflyingpoo
03-25-2010, 07:29 AM
Although I'd like more time, I think I may just enter to give poo some more competition!

Uh-oh! Fastbro is coming for me!!! Not fair! can we disqualify him for intimidation or something :-P (BTW Fastbro, there are 5 stickers up for grabs :-D)


As for an extension to the deadline, I'll have a look at the state of the entries received around Sunday/Monday and consider extending the deadline then if certain expectations haven't been reached.

I will be making my official post over at LBW on Monday evening (well.... Monday for me in China, that would probably be Sunday Night or Monday morning for you), so remember that that is coming when you tally up the people entering the competition if I have not made my post yet :-)

Thanks again for the awesome competition Mnimmo!

mnimmo1986
03-28-2010, 12:14 PM
I have decided to extend the deadline of this contest by a few days.
The new deadline is Monday, April 5th at 9pm.

So, for people who have still yet to submit a level, you have that bit longer to get ideas together and get them in your level. Heck, even start a new level for entry into this contest.

As for people who have already submitted a level, it's a great time to double check and see if you are happy with your level. Polish it up, tweak bits here and there. Anything that you may think that will help it shine that little bit more.

Fastbro
03-28-2010, 02:51 PM
Excellent! A week will be plenty of time to finish mine!

xero
03-29-2010, 12:51 AM
I don't know if I can make a level by 4pm local time on the 5th, especially since I had to restart my file and I have to unlock everything again. However, I will look forward to admiring the entries!

ThisIsInsane
03-29-2010, 05:22 PM
I just finished working on a level....


By the way, just a guess, most levels will be probably Tinsel Town Theme. Although only 2-3 will be good! XD

I think you're right. I just finished my level on Tinsel Town, and there are two others on it already.

Fastbro
03-31-2010, 05:17 PM
Of got plenty of time to work on my level now that its school holidays! The annoying thing is my level has corrupted on me TWICE today!

ConverseFox
03-31-2010, 09:39 PM
My school is using tomorrow & Monday as snow make up days :grr:

Silver39
04-01-2010, 01:02 AM
Can we submit it here? Cause it's on my sig. I'm only submitting this so I can say I participated :)

amazingflyingpoo
04-01-2010, 01:55 AM
I'm pretty sure that you need to go to the official thread over at LittleBigWorkshop and submit it there. :)

mnimmo1986
04-01-2010, 12:16 PM
Can we submit it here? Cause it's on my sig. I'm only submitting this so I can say I participated :)


I'm pretty sure that you need to go to the official thread over at LittleBigWorkshop and submit it there. :)

Yes please. you need to submit on the LBW thread ;)

ConverseFox
04-01-2010, 01:25 PM
Well that means I can't enter:(
I don't know why but I can't log-into that sight

Fastbro
04-02-2010, 09:12 PM
I fearing that my entry won't be finished in time... I've still have a lot to do and not much time left...

mnimmo1986
04-03-2010, 08:43 AM
Well that means I can't enter:(
I don't know why but I can't log-into that sight
Really?
It's just the same log in credentials that you use for logging into the PSN.


I fearing that my entry won't be finished in time... I've still have a lot to do and not much time left...
Well, if you must, just cut it short.
I mean it would be a waste to make a level, and then not submit it at all, even if it isn;t as you first planned.

xX-EPIC_MEATWAD-Xx
04-04-2010, 06:38 AM
So I don't think I'm going to make a level before the deadline just because of my scedule right now and I have to re-unlock everything again. :( But I would like to know how many other rare stickers and competetions are going to be held and when. Just would like to know to be prepared. :)

mnimmo1986
04-04-2010, 08:17 AM
But I would like to know how many other rare stickers and competetions are going to be held and when.

There will be others, but as for when and how many... that's anyone's guess.

Ace has said that there will be further contests for this sticker for a few months (he hopes), and after that, theses stickers will not be available because there are other limited stickers that will be on offer after that.

Fastbro
04-04-2010, 09:33 PM
Just published my entry. "Yeti In The Alpine! WDSD" Now to post it on LBPW.

VelcroJonze
04-05-2010, 12:27 AM
Fastbro, your level is awesome!! I really enjoyed playing it. It had such a perfect look to it. Everything just looked outstanding. The story was very interesting and had me engaged from the very beginning. I like how all of your characters feel real, and when the Yeti threatened to fill my bath with custard I died laughing. I played this a couple times and got the high score, you can get some great bublle chains going if you think about where you should hit them. :p

Nothing bad here, a very good level!!

I am really beginning to dig your style now.

Five stars and a heart, I think I have hearted all of your levels now, I know I hearted you as creator a while back. :D

ConverseFox
04-05-2010, 12:59 AM
Really?
It's just the same log in credentials that you use for logging into the PSN.

Yes, and that is the problem. It says I'm too young.

P.S. I'm 14yrs old.

mnimmo1986
04-05-2010, 08:55 AM
Yes, and that is the problem. It says I'm too young.

P.S. I'm 14yrs old.
Bah, that's just stupid.
Who would include an age check on a for... oh yeah, Sony would :rolleyes:
Sorry.

- - -

Anyway, last day for entries people... You have 12 hours left before the contest closes.

Good luck all :)

Fastbro
04-05-2010, 02:32 PM
Fastbro, your level is awesome!! I really enjoyed playing it. It had such a perfect look to it. Everything just looked outstanding. The story was very interesting and had me engaged from the very beginning. I like how all of your characters feel real, and when the Yeti threatened to fill my bath with custard I died laughing. I played this a couple times and got the high score, you can get some great bublle chains going if you think about where you should hit them. :p

Nothing bad here, a very good level!!

I am really beginning to dig your style now.

Five stars and a heart, I think I have hearted all of your levels now, I know I hearted you as creator a while back. :D

Really? I did think the level was that good. Thanks for the confidence boost!

mnimmo1986
04-05-2010, 09:04 PM
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

That's it folks.

I will download all entries in the next hour or so ready for judging, which will begin either tonight or tomorrow.

Please DO NOT ask me if your level has been judged yet, nor do not ask me when the results will come.

I will endeavour to complete the judging ASAP. So please, just sit tight.

Oh, and thanks to all of the entries received, I look forward to playing your levels.
Good luck http://forums.littlebigworkshop.com/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Taffey
04-05-2010, 09:12 PM
Have you judged my level yet? When do you think you'll have the results?


Please DO NOT ask me if your level has been judged yet, nor do not ask me when the results will come.Oh, sorry. ;) (Of course I never submitted a level, so judging it would be quite tricky.)

Thanks again for an excellent contest mnimmo! There are some great entries here. The ones I've played so far have all been very fun, and I intend to catch up on the rest of them shortly.

Looking forward to the next contest! :D

Fastbro
04-05-2010, 09:15 PM
Good luck to everyone who entered! And may the best levels win!

mnimmo1986
04-05-2010, 09:27 PM
Have you judged my level yet? When do you think you'll have the results
There's always one :rolleyes:

Anyway, for anyone interested, here's a list of all entries:
http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/6889/98712152.png
Oh, and one late comer, that got me on a technicality with the time :|

Ruby of the Princes WDSD by, brimostudios

xX-EPIC_MEATWAD-Xx
04-06-2010, 01:32 AM
Man those are a lot of entries, good thing im waiting for the next competition! :D

ConverseFox
04-06-2010, 01:41 AM
I would have entered, but since I can't log onto LittleBigWorkshop, It looks like I won't be able to enter any of the rare sticker contests :cry:

xX-EPIC_MEATWAD-Xx
04-06-2010, 02:21 AM
I've played amazingflyingpoos level. IT IS DA BOMB!!! :D

mnimmo1986
04-11-2010, 09:52 PM
Winners announced!
http://forums.littlebigworkshop.com/t5/General-Discussion/What-did-Sackboy-do-next-Contest-Winners-Announcement/td-p/242618

Fastbro
04-11-2010, 10:18 PM
Wow! Thanks a lot mnimmo1986! And congrats to the other winners too!

VelcroJonze
04-12-2010, 03:13 AM
Congratulations to the winners!!

Voltergeist
04-12-2010, 03:11 PM
Hmm. I am a bit disappointed, as I believed the contest would be about imitating the look of the levels, not necessarily creating great levels. Of the winners, only Poo's would seem to truly fit the theme. Regardless, congrats to the winners.

Oh, and make sure you have good security on your computers, I know a few people in low places who tell me they plan on hacking the winners... these things gotta be leaked you know, for the good of the community. While I am not directly involved, I can tell you that they won't be out to cause harm in most cases, just to steal the sticker from back-ups. However, the group in question has confirmed to me no one's computer will get hacked if the sticker is leaked by week's end, and full protection and anonymity to the leaker. Again, I am not directly involved, just looking to warn and inform people.

Congrats!

mnimmo1986
04-12-2010, 04:14 PM
Oh, and make sure you have good security on your computers, I know a few people in low places who tell me they plan on hacking the winners... these things gotta be leaked you know, for the good of the community. While I am not directly involved, I can tell you that they won't be out to cause harm in most cases, just to steal the sticker from back-ups. However, the group in question has confirmed to me no one's computer will get hacked if the sticker is leaked by week's end, and full protection and anonymity to the leaker. Again, I am not directly involved, just looking to warn and inform people.
Right...

Why from a backup?
Why not just get the latest update and hack it from that since the data for the sticker is already there?


Hmm. I am a bit disappointed, as I believed the contest would be about imitating the look of the levels, not necessarily creating great levels. Of the winners, only Poo's would seem to truly fit the theme. Regardless, congrats to the winners.
It was stated that the level just had to be "themed" around a story mode theme. Not necessarily duplicate everything from a said theme.

SalieriAAX
04-13-2010, 12:56 PM
Oh, and make sure you have good security on your computers, I know a few people in low places who tell me they plan on hacking the winners... these things gotta be leaked you know, for the good of the community. While I am not directly involved, I can tell you that they won't be out to cause harm in most cases, just to steal the sticker from back-ups. However, the group in question has confirmed to me no one's computer will get hacked if the sticker is leaked by week's end, and full protection and anonymity to the leaker. Again, I am not directly involved, just looking to warn and inform people.

Congrats!

That is totally insane. Seriously, who would do that for the sake of a purple ribbon? That's not to say I don't envy the winners for the cool prize, but I can't see the point of desiring to obtain it illegitimately - sort of loses all meaning.

But yes, congratulations to the winners. I have played some of the levels and I'm sure they were all well deserved.

Voltergeist
04-13-2010, 02:37 PM
Tell me about it. I'm a big fan of leaking these things though, so while I don't support their methods I hope they succeed in a peaceful release. Man, if I ever win one of these things, it's going all over the interwebs five seconds after I obtain it. :)

Fastbro
04-13-2010, 05:18 PM
Tell me about it. I'm a big fan of leaking these things though, so while I don't support their methods I hope they succeed in a peaceful release. Man, if I ever win one of these things, it's going all over the interwebs five seconds after I obtain it. :)

I could rant about why I disagree with you but to be honest I can't be bothered. (and don't want to start an argument.)

Aya042
04-13-2010, 09:07 PM
Locked due to contest finishing.