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comphermc
03-14-2010, 04:32 AM
Hey everyone!

I've got a fun little contest idea for everyone. I get kind of sick seeing the same default switches floating around LBP, and I thought it was kind of fun to make my own custom switches for Interstellar Infiltration. Not to mention, of course, that they can look so much nicer. So, the idea of this contest is for you all to design a custom switch. As an example, we can see a custom switch in the bottom of this picture:

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/6513/picture28h.png

Well, I figured this contest could run in one of two veins. Either an open class contest, with no theme in mind... or specifically geared towards the theme of Interstellar Intervention, so that the winner's switch could be used in the sequel (yup!).

So, here's what I'll do... Both!

Contest 1: Design the bestest, most awesomest, general purpose switch!

This switch can take on whatever form you want, so creativity will be rewarded, as will ease-of-use and general fun-factor. It would be best to make something that would set you apart from everyone else, but if you can create a simple, neat looking switch, that is desirable as well. I really don't know what you guys might come up with, so I'm going to watching closely.

Contest 2: Design a switch to be used in Interstellar Infiltration 2!

...or whatever its name turns out as. This should also be pretty self-explanatory. If you haven't played the original level, it would probably be best to do so. Don't worry too much about matching the style of level (although if you pull if off, brownie points), as I will make slight modifications to ensure it fully fits. As an example, I spent about 30 minutes making this little switch.

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/9048/aphoto65.jpg

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/6015/aphoto66.jpg

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/83/aphoto67.jpg

It's similar to the switches in the original, while being unique and fun. Yours doesn't have to be exactly like this... I was just playing around.

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So, anyone interested? My motivations for this are to expand the options that creators have for switches in their levels. It is my intention, then, that your ideas would be free for others to use. If you have a problem with this, that's fine, I'm just laying out how I feel about these sorts of things.

:)

Prizes

Whenever we get VBExperience back, I will make it worth the winners' while. Before we upgraded, I had darn-near 10,000 XP, so I'm thinking it shouldn't be hard to give a big payout. Something like 1000 XP to the winner of each, and 500 XP to the runners up.

Deadline

One month. April 14th at 12:01 AM. To make it easier, just have them submitted on the 13th.

How to Enter

Obviously, I will need to see your entry. The best method is to publish a level with your switch. Copyable is preferred, but not demanded. The winner of Contest 2 will need to eventually allow me to copy the switch, so that I can use it. When you wish to make an entry, make this very evident with the post you make, and tell me how to find the switch. I won't be too picky, but if I can't find it, I can't judge it. Limit: Two switches per contest. These can go in the same level.

Judges

I will need probably two of you. Let me know via PM.

iGotFancyPants
lbpholic

Cheers, and good luck!

:)

comphermc
03-14-2010, 04:33 AM
Entries:

Competition 1
ghostrider135, 2?
Srgt_poptart, 2
MisterVista, 1
waD_Delma, 1
TNSv, 1
v0rtex, 2
LordCanti07, 1
shiftydoggy1, 1
blackfalcon, 1


Competition 2
X-FROGBOY-X, 2
LittleBigDude805, 1
Srgt_poptart, 2
Fredrik94, 1
KernelM, 1
v0rtex, 2
TNSv, 2
RJA00000, 1
Col_Pickering, 1
Richasackboy, 1

piggabling
03-14-2010, 04:43 AM
This sounds fun. Not too time consuming and I should stay interested with it and not give up. Haha! Well anyway, expect an entry from me. But just to clarify, I can enter 2 switches for contest one and 2 for contest two?

comphermc
03-14-2010, 04:54 AM
4 total, yes.

Incinerator22
03-14-2010, 06:21 AM
It's great that even switch can blow your mind when made by some of the brilliant members of this community...

Intriguing contest. ;)

warlord_evil
03-14-2010, 06:35 AM
Can our switches use a lot of logic?

comphermc
03-14-2010, 02:38 PM
Well, simple is preferred for Contest 2, but go wild for Contest 1. In the example I have above, it has a piston, winch, mag key, grab switch, and 3 mag key switches. Is that considered 'a lot of logic'?

If you design it carefully, much of the switching logic can be contained within the switch itself. The examples I have above are glorified Non-dissolve Permanent switches, as shown in the logic pack. A low strength piston allows free-range movement, and a winch locks it in place. The key is on the moving part, and the key switches are on the left.

X-FROGBOY-X
03-14-2010, 06:44 PM
http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab294/COLT4547/x-frogboy-x/APhoto_4.jpg

Here's my entry, it's a valve that once you turn it it goes to the left and activates whatever.
I have a level for it. Just search my PSN, X-FROGBOY-X. By the way, were you supposed to already add visual stuff, because I already did. :blush:

comphermc
03-14-2010, 08:03 PM
I checked it out and your piston has broken. :(

Now worries, I will only judge the final product! :p

Nurolight
03-14-2010, 08:09 PM
I was just making the setting (II Styled)

Next up... The Switch!

X-FROGBOY-X
03-14-2010, 08:15 PM
Oh no, I'll go fix it. Thanks Comphermc. :)

EDIT: I fixed it. It should work now.

comphermc
03-15-2010, 12:01 PM
Got an entry from LittleBigDude805. Just making a note for reference later...

:)

rtm223
03-15-2010, 12:21 PM
Soooo, I have this level called Wheeley Good Switches.... anything in there fit the bill? ;)

comphermc
03-15-2010, 02:17 PM
I dunno... anything you want to submit?

iGotFancyPants
03-15-2010, 02:33 PM
Don't you have to be human to be able to submit something? Sorry rtm :p

comphermc
03-15-2010, 04:14 PM
Alright, so I'm brainstorming ideas for what to do with all the submitted switches for the general contest. How's this for an idea...?

All switches are compiled into a single, copyable level to show them off. Then, the winner of that contest is given the level to publish on their craft earth, with an explanation of its purpose. Thoughts on that?

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At any rate, I want to make this a learning experience, as much as a showcase of talent (this whole teacher thing again), so I think I am going to also post up suggestions and tips for making your own switches as they come to me. First up, which I intend to publish tonight as a mini-tutorial, is how to make a simple linear switch that is either permanent or toggle-able. The concept and execution are fairly simple, but I figured it might be interesting to post none-the-less. Check back later for news.

:)

ghostrider135
03-15-2010, 04:37 PM
ive got a couple of switches nothin spectacular but ill enter them anyways, level name is switches and the psn as per is the 1 the only ghostrider135 :P

Littlebigdude805
03-16-2010, 01:53 AM
could you possibly switch mine to contest 2? :)

you already did :O

...physic!!!

WESFUN
03-16-2010, 02:01 AM
hmmm this looked real fun but my evil ps3 died on me, at least i got my lbp disk out YAY

srgt_poptart
03-16-2010, 02:03 AM
I made two switches for the second contest, and 1 for the first, but will probably make another for contest 1.

Here are my entries for contest 2:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/48453541@N06/4436217765/

Here is my entry for contest 1(It's made of wood to fit the style of my new level.)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/48453541@N06/4436217765/in/photostream/

All the switches are in a copyable level titled Custom Switches by srgt_poptart.

By the way Comph, is it ok if we use one of our entries in a level of our own? It's the switch for contest 1, so there's no chance of it being added to your level.:p

comphermc
03-16-2010, 02:15 AM
By the way Comph, is it ok if we use one of our entries in a level of our own? It's the switch for contest 1, so there's no chance of it being added to your level.:p

Yeah, that's fine by me. There's something wrong with your embedded pics, though.

srgt_poptart
03-16-2010, 02:35 AM
Alright, thanks. I had some trouble fixing the pictures, so I just added a link to my Flickr page. By the way, my name isn't really Moheeni Bambooni. I just made it because I'd rather not have strangers on my real Flickr page.

Fredrik94
03-16-2010, 11:35 AM
Ok. I have a question.

Does the switch have to be a On/off switch?
Does it have to be able to go off after getting turned on?

Right now I have a pretty cool switch, but once it's turned on it can't get turned off again, also it would be best if using a direction mag switch instead of a on/off switch. If not I will have to add an extra mag switch.

Thanks :)

comphermc
03-16-2010, 12:16 PM
Doesn't matter the output. Generally I prefer directional, but converting them is easy as pie.

Fredrik94
03-16-2010, 04:53 PM
You didnt answer the question ''does it need to be able to be turned off again after being turned on''

Anyway, my first entry for Contest 2 (The serious one, right?) will be published soon I think.

Kern
03-16-2010, 05:31 PM
Count me in!

Fredrik94
03-16-2010, 08:20 PM
First entry for Contest 2 published.

PSN: Fredrik94
Level name: SWITCH

comphermc
03-16-2010, 08:38 PM
You didnt answer the question ''does it need to be able to be turned off again after being turned on''
Entirely up to you. I'd like them to be permanent in Contest 2.

Fredrik94
03-16-2010, 08:49 PM
Great, then the switch I made is entierly as you wish :)

srgt_poptart
03-17-2010, 04:07 AM
Oh, I don't think I made mine a permanent for contest two... But I did add in a converter, just to be sure, so you could probably figure something out. I mean, your comphermc! :p

Kern
03-17-2010, 12:38 PM
I sent you my switch as an object is that ok?

comphermc
03-17-2010, 04:12 PM
It's okay for now, but it will be tough for my judges to do their work when the time comes. ;)

Kern
03-17-2010, 04:42 PM
It's okay for now, but it will be tough for my judges to do their work when the time comes. ;)

I do plan on publishing it 8D I just want to make a ultra sexeh display level :p

iGotFancyPants
03-17-2010, 05:42 PM
Just played some entries... looking good so far!

@Fredrik94: Before becoming a judge I was going to design a switch for this competition... it was practically the exact same as yours! ;)

mistervista
03-17-2010, 06:37 PM
I published one for contest 1.

The level is called 'constant grab switch for comphermc'.

I'll do one for contest 2 soon but will have to put that in the same level as I have no more free slots. I'll let you know when it's done.

waD_Delma
03-17-2010, 06:48 PM
I have published my entry "My switch - Custom Switch Contest entry" but I don't know witch one category it belongs.

TNSv
03-18-2010, 06:05 AM
i will enter! For both contest, i will submit 4 entries in total. 2 for each contest. i will publish a quick level sometimes today.

comphermc
03-18-2010, 04:21 PM
No rush on submitting them. You have quite some time. I will check the levels out tonight (assuming I'm not completely consumed in God of War 3) and add your entries to this list.

srgt_poptart
03-19-2010, 12:24 AM
Has anyone signed up to be the third judge? I need my suck-up time.

Ha, just kidding. i was wondering who it would be though. Has anyone sent you any messages comph?

comphermc
03-19-2010, 12:54 AM
Yep, forgot to add him to the list. Should be good to go now.

midnight_heist
03-20-2010, 12:23 AM
It would be cool if you put all the entries into one level.
Any plans on doing anything like that?

comphermc
03-20-2010, 02:27 AM
Yep!


Alright, so I'm brainstorming ideas for what to do with all the submitted switches for the general contest. How's this for an idea...?

All switches are compiled into a single, copyable level to show them off. Then, the winner of that contest is given the level to publish on their craft earth, with an explanation of its purpose. Thoughts on that?

Guess you're in favor of that idea, huh?

Kern
03-20-2010, 03:55 PM
I Can't make a Uber Sexeh level to publish mine ;-;

would you be able to publish mine as locked? :(

comphermc
03-20-2010, 04:33 PM
I Can't make a Uber Sexeh level to publish mine ;-;

would you be able to publish mine as locked? :(

Why can't you publish yourself? I only ask because I haz no more room!

rtm223
03-20-2010, 04:35 PM
Why can't you publish yourself? I only ask because I haz no more room!

You do have locked versions of levels that have been properly published still knocking about on your published levels, you know :p

comphermc
03-20-2010, 04:41 PM
This is very true. I intend to fill those eventually, though! I just don't like deleting levels from the servers.

Kern
03-20-2010, 07:08 PM
Its because i've been banned off my playstation 3. So i can't physically get on LBP never mind publish.

comphermc
03-20-2010, 07:11 PM
Well, you have plenty of time to "unban" yourself. :)

v0rtex
03-20-2010, 11:41 PM
OK comphy... I just published my entries for contest # 2. I'll probably work on another for the first contest later. Let me know if you run into any issues.

comphermc
03-21-2010, 06:37 AM
Cool, I checked em out! Nice showcase level. Added to the list... :)

srgt_poptart
03-21-2010, 08:34 PM
I made another switch for contest one, but I'm feeling kinda lazy right now and am probably not going to add pictures. I updated the original level though, and added a scoreboard and the second switch

Also, is it okay if we withdraw entries? Because I personally am not a big fan of my new switch and might try again later to make a better one.

Blackfalcon
03-21-2010, 08:46 PM
I'll definitely give this a shot! :D And I fully support putting the entries in a single level.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/blackfalcon_album/animal0064.gif

comphermc
03-21-2010, 08:51 PM
Also, is it okay if we withdraw entries? Because I personally am not a big fan of my new switch and might try again later to make a better one.

Sure, as long as you only have 2 published at the end, I don't care how they've gotten there. :)

v0rtex
03-22-2010, 02:20 AM
OK - I officially need to get a life. It was a beautiful spring day here in Minnesota, and this is how I spent my afternoon...

Got another one for you compermc. For contest 1. Almost silly to call this a switch, but I had fun with it. It's called: RGM Switch.

It just occurs to me that I have not published either of my levels as copyable. That is part of the rules, yes? I will go change that.

TNSv
03-22-2010, 03:57 PM
Just published the level with my entries. The first switch in the level is for contest 1. The last 2 are for contest 2. Search for @TNSv to find it.

Blackfalcon
03-22-2010, 07:52 PM
Can you enter one switch into both competitions?

Thanks for running the competition, I've already surprised myself and come up with a rather good switch. =) Simple, but cool.

http://i.neoseeker.com/mgv/272671-Blackfalcon/671/5/animal0064hb2_display.gif

Make My Dinner
03-23-2010, 03:43 AM
I'll try my best, man... ;)

comphermc
03-23-2010, 03:52 AM
You can have a total of four switches, two at most for either contest. Sorry I've been lax with this contest. This is beginning to look like a busy week. Things should be winding down near the weekend.

:(

TNSv
03-23-2010, 02:33 PM
Could you please check the level out? I have it published on my account.

v0rtex
03-23-2010, 08:25 PM
Ok - One last entry for contest 1. It's called: PGSwitch. I've also made a couple minor tweaks to both the others and set them all to copyable.

Thanks for doing this comphy - it's been a very pleasant distraction! :p

Blackfalcon
03-23-2010, 08:29 PM
You can have a total of four switches, two at most for either contest. Sorry I've been lax with this contest. This is beginning to look like a busy week. Things should be winding down near the weekend.

:(

You didn't answer my question; can you enter the same switch in both contests?

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii220/blackfalcon_album/animal0064.gif

comphermc
03-23-2010, 08:52 PM
Yeah, sure... don't see why not. But, it won't place (top 3) in both places. It would have to be one or the other. If you have preference, it would be best to clarify that.

TNSv
03-23-2010, 10:13 PM
You still haven't added me to the entries list! Im serious! I have the stuff published!

comphermc
03-25-2010, 09:06 PM
Sorry for the delay, guys. I have been swamped with projects for class. I've updated the entry list with all the levels/switches that I've seen yet. If you think you should be on the list, or notice an error, let me know.

:)

X-FROGBOY-X
03-28-2010, 02:45 PM
I got my second entry for Competition 2, it's basically the first one but tougher. Would that count, I can always delete it if it doesn't.

RJA00000
03-28-2010, 03:17 PM
I sure did find this a tad late, but I sure cannot simply pass up this challenge, so count me in!

RJA00000
03-28-2010, 09:10 PM
So sorry for the double post, but I am now finished with my entry for contest number two. It is called RJAs Custom Switch Contest Entry. I hope you enjoy it!

comphermc
03-28-2010, 09:51 PM
Cool. I've updated the entries post. Y'all have just over two weeks now...

:)

lbpholic
03-29-2010, 11:38 AM
Right im gonna start looking at some of these entrants tonight i can't wait to see what people have come up with.

Blackfalcon
04-01-2010, 06:08 PM
My switch is done, and the level will be ready really soon. I'm excited, it'll be my first to be published! =D

http://i.neoseeker.com/mgv/272671-Blackfalcon/671/5/animal0064hb2_display.gif

comphermc
04-01-2010, 06:26 PM
Which contest is it for, Blackfalcon?

Richasackboy
04-01-2010, 07:17 PM
Haha, I'm gonna enter - with less then two weeks left! Impossible!

Or not. :P

Luos_83
04-03-2010, 03:13 PM
So..
I might enter.
I made a basic organ-switch, that I will probably change into a high detailed massive switch for you to put in your level,
Im gonna make it use at least 3/4th of the thermo though, so you better make your level tiny! :p

ShiftyDog
04-03-2010, 06:24 PM
can we use logics?

comphermc
04-03-2010, 06:50 PM
can we use logics?

Of course.

Brian.C.Powers
04-07-2010, 10:52 PM
I'm gonna enter this contest. Hopefully I can finish before the deadline. Haven't even started making a switch yet just trying to make it somewhat appealing. You guys shocked me with your lack of emitters in the Logic Pack. I think I'll have to come up with some Emitter Switches.

Brian.C.Powers
04-08-2010, 08:16 PM
Alright here it is. I am surprised I finished it because my mind almost split in half from the shear awesome of it. I'm gonna have to ask yall to brace yourselves for the name. I CALL IT!!! The Directional Incrementation Logic Board. It is an amazing little processor that works with other DILBs next to it. I have a demo level that is locked that I will be entering in the contest. The reason it is locked is because I don't want know one stealing the pure awesomeness of the most logical logic creation in existence. I will be sending PSN invites to the judges and contest host so that I can then send you keys to check it out. It took me a day to make, but I am very confident that I have this contest in the bag. I am going to enter it into the first contest that isn't for your game because you may not be able to entirely figure out how it works and use it properly. Here are the details:

My PSN: LordCanti07
The Level: Directional Incrementation Logic Board
Contest Entry: Contest 1
Level of Awesomeness: Infinite

EDIT: Well it appears as though Comphermc has to many friends so I won't be able to give him the key. I guess I will unlock the level, but this post shows that this is my creation and if anyone else tries to still it the proof of it being mine is here.

Here are some pics for you guys that won't get to see it in action until after this contest is over.

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/brian_c_powers/DILB/DILBSolo.jpg
One DILB

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/brian_c_powers/DILB/DILBWorkinginaGroup.jpg
Many DILB Working Together

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/brian_c_powers/DILB/LevelEntrance.jpg
Level Entrance

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/brian_c_powers/DILB/DILBDemo1.jpg
DILB Demo

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/brian_c_powers/DILB/DILBDemo2.jpg
DILB Demo 2

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/brian_c_powers/DILB/DILBDemo3.jpg
DILB Basic Tutorial

comphermc
04-09-2010, 01:02 AM
Cool. You've been added to the list of entrants.

X-FROGBOY-X
04-09-2010, 01:28 AM
Oops, I forgot to make my level copyable, it is now though.

ShiftyDog
04-10-2010, 09:51 PM
i'm up for contest 1. level name "SD1's Custom Switch"

Blackfalcon
04-11-2010, 05:15 PM
Got my entry level finished at last, not uploaded yet but will be ASAP (as long as I can get the System Update done :( ). It'll be my only level, so you should have no problem finding it! ;)

And I'm sorry, but I couldn't let my first ever level be nothing but a switch on a blank background; I made a level around the switch, hope you don't mind!

Edit: It's up now!

http://i.neoseeker.com/mgv/272671-Blackfalcon/671/5/animal0064hb2_display.gif

srgt_poptart
04-12-2010, 09:45 PM
I know this is kinda nitpicking, but I have 2 switches entered in contest 1, not just 1. Just saying.

comphermc
04-12-2010, 11:20 PM
i'm up for contest 1. level name "SD1's Custom Switch"

Got my entry level finished at last

Added to entry post.


I know this is kinda nitpicking, but I have 2 switches entered in contest 1, not just 1. Just saying.

It's not nitpicking if it's fixing a mistake. :)

---

Just a heads up to everyone else... less than 2 days left. I will be super busy these next few days, but will be able to judge them at the week's end.

:D

Incinerator22
04-13-2010, 12:36 AM
Alright here it is. I am surprised I finished it because my mind almost split in half from the shear awesome of it. I'm gonna have to ask yall to brace yourselves for the name. I CALL IT!!! The Directional Incrementation Logic Board. It is an amazing little processor that works with other DILBs next to it. I have a demo level that is locked that I will be entering in the contest. The reason it is locked is because I don't want know one stealing the pure awesomeness of the most logical logic creation in existence. I will be sending PSN invites to the judges and contest host so that I can then send you keys to check it out. It took me a day to make, but I am very confident that I have this contest in the bag. I am going to enter it into the first contest that isn't for your game because you may not be able to entirely figure out how it works and use it properly. Here are the details:

My PSN: LordCanti07
The Level: Directional Incrementation Logic Board
Contest Entry: Contest 1
Level of Awesomeness: Infinite

EDIT: Well it appears as though Comphermc has to many friends so I won't be able to give him the key. I guess I will unlock the level, but this post shows that this is my creation and if anyone else tries to still it the proof of it being mine is here.

Here are some pics for you guys that won't get to see it in action until after this contest is over.

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/brian_c_powers/DILB/DILBSolo.jpg
One DILB

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/brian_c_powers/DILB/DILBWorkinginaGroup.jpg
Many DILB Working Together

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/brian_c_powers/DILB/LevelEntrance.jpg
Level Entrance

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/brian_c_powers/DILB/DILBDemo1.jpg
DILB Demo

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/brian_c_powers/DILB/DILBDemo2.jpg
DILB Demo 2

http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/brian_c_powers/DILB/DILBDemo3.jpg
DILB Basic Tutorial



Cool. You've been added to the list of entrants.

Isn't it supposed to be logic converted into custom, material form?

comphermc
04-13-2010, 01:39 AM
Well, yes, but technically he had some sort of interface. That part only would be judged.

Richasackboy
04-13-2010, 02:42 AM
OK, I've finished my entry - One night's hard work! =P

Level name; Versitility Switch
Location; South Pole
Icon; Sonic The Hedgehog pack Chevron
Packs used; The Incredibles, Creator Pack 1 (Do you have the Incredibles kit, Compher?)
Status; Locked and copyable
How I'll show you the level; I'll temporarily add you as a friend (possible?) and give you the key. You can then delete me and mess around if you like. Level is also an example of how the switch might work in II2 (in other words, I basically ripped off your Interstellar Infiltration style =P)
Switch is located below showcase. Three packs of three score bubbles and a scoreboard included.

comphermc
04-13-2010, 03:03 AM
Richa, can you add a key room? I have a copyable one if you want to fuss with it, or you can use vortex's easier-to-use version. I just don't have any more space.

:)

Richasackboy
04-13-2010, 02:56 PM
Kay... Gonna do that tonight.

comphermc
04-13-2010, 04:35 PM
Tonight is the night, fellas. When I wake up tomorrow morning, I will lock the thread for judging. If you are planning a late submission, you'd better get on that! ;)

:)

Col_Pickering
04-13-2010, 06:29 PM
I've made an entry for your consideration. This could fit in either contest, but I was thinking of Interstellar Infiltration when I made it. It is called : Rheostat(entry for comphermc's switch contest). Might be easiest to find @Col_Pickering--my search for rheostat just now didn't find it.
I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has come up with :).

comphermc
04-14-2010, 03:31 AM
Added to the list.

:)

Richasackboy
04-14-2010, 03:33 AM
Forgot to mention I'm entering my switch for Contest 2. :)

comphermc
04-14-2010, 05:44 AM
It is done.

And that's the deadline, folks. Give me some time to check the pulse of my judges and we'll get on with it.

Locked until results are in!

comphermc
04-22-2010, 09:26 PM
Hey guys!

Sorry it took so long. Real life, and the completion of my level, really got in the way. I've had these judged for a few days, just didn't have time to do the write-up. So, without further ado, let's start with contest 1..

Contest 1
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This contest was to design the best overall, general use switch. There were no limitations.

1st Place: v0rtex - v0rtex's PGSwitch was just awesome. It put a new spin on the common toggle, and it was brilliantly executed. If you haven't tried it out yet, do so! Even though this was for contest 1, I think I'm even going to use a similar idea in the sequel to Interstellar Infiltration

2nd Place: TNSV - TNSV's custom timer switch was just really cool. It's a bit hard to appreciate how nicely it comes together at the angle shown in the display level, but it works really well. It was also the basis for a the custom 2-way switches used in my most recent level. Thanks for that, TNSV.

3rd Place: WaD_Delma (PSN = WA_delmaw) - WaD_Delma's 'swingy-switch' was so utterly original. It's a nice spin on the wheelie good switches pioneered by rtm223, and the extension works very well.


Contest 2
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This contest was to design a switch specifically for the sequel to Interstellar Infiltration. Hence, space-themed.

1st Place: Fredrik94 - This. Switch. Was. Awesome. I love the use of springs to make a fun and entertaining permanent switch. This will be used in one-form or another for sure!

2nd Place: TNSV (first switch) - Another switch built on the idea of permanence and springiness. It worked really well, and offered a nice change of dynamic for player-switch interaction.

3rd Place: Srgt_Poptart (first switch) - Nice, simple, effective. Using rotation instead of linear translation offers a nice departure from normal custom switches. Nice.

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Now, what to do with all of these switches? Well, I really don't know, to be honest! What do you guys think? I know that I'm going to try to use as many of them in subsequent levels that I can, but I can't ensure that they will all fit in. Let me know if you guys have any ideas!

As for the award/prize. We are still waiting on VBexperience to be added to our new forum software, so I'm going to have to hold off on those. If you guys remind me when it comes back, I will be sure to toss some XP your way for all your hard work.

Thanks, guys, and sorry again for the delay!

-Comph :)

srgt_poptart
04-22-2010, 10:59 PM
Wooh! Bronze! Well, I really can't say I expected much better. For me it was just fun to make the switches. Very fun contest, with some brilliant entries. Congrats to Fredrik94, he really deserved it. (I played all the entries too. Gotta see what the competition was like.:kz:)

v0rtex
04-23-2010, 05:12 AM
Cool! Thanks. I only played a few of the entries. From your description, it sounds like I really need to see Fredrik94's entry at least.

For what it's worth, CC has assured me that if you report the winning prize amounts to him, that he is keeping track and will award it when the VBexp returns.

Congrats to all the other winners!

And thanks again for the contest comphy, it was a fun distraction. My favorite to make was my RGM Switch. I didn't expect it to win, as it's hardly a switch, but it was a blast to put together!
:)

Fredrik94
04-23-2010, 09:38 AM
Wooh! 1st place :D I really didn't expect this O_o
I'm not that happy with the visual stuff on my switch tho (tbh it's mostly because I didn't know how to create the same style as in Interstellar), but I found the concept a bit entertaining, and it looks like you did as well :)
Gratz to v0rtex and to the people who won 2nds and 3rds.

Loved your new level, btw, comph. It was worth the wait of the switch contest :)


I'll be sure to check out everyone's entries. :D

Blackfalcon
04-23-2010, 05:43 PM
Congrats guys and thanks comphermc, this was a nice little competition. I should play some of these.

http://i.neoseeker.com/mgv/272671-Blackfalcon/671/5/animal0064hb2_display.gif

ShiftyDog
04-23-2010, 09:29 PM
well done guys.;)

comphermc, can i delele the switch of mine in lbp world or not?

IStwisted
04-23-2010, 10:27 PM
Now, what to do with all of these switches? Well, I really don't know, to be honest! What do you guys think? I know that I'm going to try to use as many of them in subsequent levels that I can, but I can't ensure that they will all fit in. Let me know if you guys have any ideas!


How about a "comphermc's custom switch emporium" showcase level?

srgt_poptart
04-23-2010, 11:40 PM
I think that's what he originally said he was gonna do. Like a showcase level filled with switches.

comphermc
04-24-2010, 12:51 AM
Yeah, that was the original plan, but I'd have to delete a level to do it... stupid limit. Do you guys think that the winner should get to put all the switches into a level?

ShiftyDog
04-24-2010, 01:09 AM
idk... is it for contest 2?

srgt_poptart
04-24-2010, 01:25 AM
Well, which winner? I'd ask them if they have room, or if they'd mind having on their page. I have room, so I'll do it if no one else will.

TNSv
04-24-2010, 07:55 AM
Yes! I got second place in both contests! Thank you for appreciating my hard work.

Fredrik94
04-24-2010, 01:52 PM
tbh, I'd rather have someone else have the showcase level published. It would make me look like I was a skilled creator or something O_o

Richasackboy
04-24-2010, 02:49 PM
Aw, well. :)

Blackfalcon
04-24-2010, 05:09 PM
Whoever hearted my Custom Switch level is a hero.

http://i.neoseeker.com/mgv/272671-Blackfalcon/671/5/animal0064hb2_display.gif

comphermc
04-24-2010, 05:13 PM
Lol, well, we may as well see if v0rtex wants to showcase all of the custom switches.

:)

v0rtex
04-24-2010, 06:41 PM
I suppose I could, but I've not really been playing much LBP of late. Perhaps next week or next weekend I could put it together.

v0rtex
04-28-2010, 03:16 PM
OK - ATTENTION Fellow contestants! I am going to put together a showcase of all the entries, but I found last night that many of the published levels are not set to COPYABLE.

SOoo... If you would like to have your entry included in the level, please either change/republish as copyable, or contact me with other arrangements (lock and key, if you'd rather not publish an open copyable level, or just a captured object version of the switches in question; I can even stop by your pod(s) and can capture it myself in create mode, if that would be better for you. Just let me know.)

Those of you whose levels are already copyable, please disregard this - I've already got your levels on my moon. :)

Thanks!

Richasackboy
04-28-2010, 04:28 PM
I'll send you the code - Even I've forgot what it was now!

Blackfalcon
04-28-2010, 04:32 PM
I'll send you a friend request and the key, tell me when you've copied the switch, I'm intent on leaving the level open to the public. :)

http://i.neoseeker.com/mgv/272671-Blackfalcon/671/5/animal0064hb2_display.gif

Fredrik94
04-28-2010, 05:58 PM
Ill make mine copyable the next time im on.

v0rtex
05-01-2010, 03:29 AM
OK - Sorry to be a nag folks, but I was hoping to get to work on this tonight and through the weekend. The thing is... I still only have a few of the entries saved on my moon as most of them appear to be un-copyable. FWIW, A captured object could just be sent to me (you'll have to friend me first, of course), or stored in my copyable key level (just search: @v0rtex2002).

A little help please?

comphermc
05-01-2010, 04:45 AM
Thanks, v0rtex, for dealing with all the hassle. I am away from my PS3 until Sunday night at the earliest, or else I would help to replicate/duplicate the switches that are not copyable. C'mon guys, your help is appreciated in this matter.

:)

Fredrik94
05-01-2010, 09:59 AM
Lmao! I forgot to make it copyable, i'll remember to set it copyable next time im on xP

Blackfalcon
05-01-2010, 11:20 AM
Key sent, enjoy! =D

http://i.neoseeker.com/mgv/272671-Blackfalcon/671/5/animal0064hb2_display.gif

srgt_poptart
05-01-2010, 06:34 PM
If you've copied my level v0rtex, did you happen to see my plethora of random objects above the switches?

v0rtex
05-01-2010, 07:14 PM
If you've copied my level v0rtex, did you happen to see my plethora of random objects above the switches?
I did... made me laugh. What's up with that?


So I've got quite a few of them now. Still missing a few too - including some of the winners...

Competition 1
ghostrider135, 2 - Not Copyable
Srgt_poptart, 2 - Got 'em
MisterVista, 1 - Not Published(?)
waD_Delma, 1 - Got 'em
TNSv, 1 - Not Copyable
v0rtex, 2 - Got 'em (of course)
LordCanti07, 1 - Got 'em
shiftydoggy1, 1 - Can't even find this PSN (kxWolf)
blackfalcon, 1 - Got 'em


Competition 2
X-FROGBOY-X, 2 - Got 'em
LittleBigDude805, 1 - Not Copyable
Srgt_poptart, 2 - Got 'em
Fredrik94, 1 - Got 'em
KernelM, 1 - Not Published(?)
v0rtex, 2 - Got 'em (again... duh)
TNSv, 2 - Not Copyable
RJA00000, 1 - Got 'em
Col_Pickering, 1 - Got 'em
Richasackboy, 1 - Got 'em

That's 8 missing switches! Sure would like to have them, but I am going to get started with what I do have.

v0rtex
05-26-2010, 01:35 AM
OK - I quickly lost control and turned this into a full-fledged level. But, hey! I had fun doing it and that's what this whole thing is about, right?

So I ran out of thermo and decided to break it into two parts (the same as the contest) - with apologies to wa_delmaw... I included your "Part Two" switches in this first installment, and by the time I realized it, I just decided to leave them in.

I will start working on Part Two immediately.

Here is the Level Showcase thread for Part One:
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?27624-SWITCHAROO!!-(Part-One) (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?27624-SWITCHAROO%21%21-%28Part-One%29)

Let me know what you think! And my apologies to most all of the creators on the liberties that I took with your designs. I tried to change nothing (or as little as possible) in the actual mechanics and logic, but I did change most of the materials and restickered almost everything to make them better fit the theme of my level.

Fredrik94
05-26-2010, 01:07 PM
Awesome, i'll check it out later :D
I'm glad I didn't try to make a showcase level, cause it woulda been terrible and much worse than v0rtex' awesome showcase.

comphermc
05-26-2010, 09:10 PM
Excellent. It was just wonderful, v0rtex. Nicely done. :)

Tophat_Smile
05-27-2010, 01:32 AM
Wish i can join but still i aint that good t making switches lolz

Okisaan
05-27-2010, 08:50 AM
Is this contest still running? Tophat maybe we could make a switch together? If it's alowed off course!

comphermc
05-27-2010, 11:21 AM
Hey, guys... this contest is closed and over with. v0rtex is actually compiling a level with all of the entrants. Sorry!

:)

Tophat_Smile
05-27-2010, 01:05 PM
lol oh well

mistervista
05-27-2010, 01:17 PM
Probably a good idea to lock this thread now.

v0rtex
05-27-2010, 01:30 PM
Well if we do lock it, please keep your eyes peeled for the release of SWITCHAROO TOO!! It will be a while though.