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piggabling
03-28-2010, 07:32 PM
The Mm Themed Mini-Level Contest: The Gardens
Deadline: May 2nd, 2010

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/3154/gardenscopy.jpg (http://img90.imageshack.us/i/gardenscopy.jpg/)

This came to my mind a few hours ago and I thought it would be a cool idea for a Community Contest. How about a contest to create little "Mini-Levels" using themes from LittleBigPlanet's story mode? I thought that since you wouldn't have to create full levels, more people would be interested. I also wanted to encourage people to build more VERTICALLY than horizontally, like most levels.

I have a copyable template on my published page that has the perimeters in which you must create your level. It may seem small, but I'm sure you could find ways to use the available space. I've decided to start with the first stop in story mode and as long as people keep entering the contests, keep going in order all the way to The Wilderness. I need participation in order for this to be successful!!

I will need two active and un-biased judges to help me out also. If you would like to judge, please let me know here in this thread and I'll see what I can do! :]

Judges
1. piggabling
2. SirAsphalt90

RULES: READ CAREFULLY
1. The level must be created during the contest period
2. The level must use the template provided
3. The level must only use the approved materials
4. All gameplay must take place within the boundaries given. This means that the sackboy should never leave the boundaries, although you can build outside of them.
***Logic and scenery can be placed outside the boundaries!***
***All gameplay pieces must be within the boundaries***
***The perimeters must remain intact to make sure all gameplay takes place within them. Having the boundarie visible will not affect the final scoring of your level(s)***
5. Only TWO levels can be submitted per person/group
6. The level(s) must be submitted before the deadline
7. Collaborations are allowed
8. Glitches are acceptable
9. When posting a level, make sure to include name, author, and general location
DISQUALIFICATION WILL RESULT IF THE RULES ARE NOT FOLLOWED

Material List:
-All Basic materials
-All types of Glass
-All Garden-Themed materials

Grading:
The levels will be graded on a scale from 1-10 in four categories:
1. Gameplay
2. Visuals
3. Fun Factor
4. Overall Quality

The best score will be a 100.00, but creators don't have to worry about that! The judges will do it!


Here is the template level:
Mini-Level Garden Template by piggabling

The deadline, as of now, is May 2nd, 2010. It should be a decent amount of time to create a small level. If it sounds like too little time, let me know. If you don't want your level being copied, remember to make it un-copyable!

The prize for winning is unknown, if there is one, so bear with me.

So, get to work and create some masterful mini-levels, but please follow the rules of the competition! Be sure to stay creative and have fun! I look forward to seeing some unique levels! Who wants to be crowned "King of Mini-Levels?" :P

piggabling
03-28-2010, 07:35 PM
Reserved for entries!
LEVELS:
1. A Midsummer Night By: Zhion5991
2. Walk in The Park By: Jarheadgunner514
3. Malevolence unfolds in The Gardens By: OneEyedBanshee
4. Once Upon The Gardens By: Chuck_18mp
5.
Etc...

Thanks for the entries so far all of you! Keep them coming for us! You have about two days! :p

FlipMeister
03-28-2010, 07:41 PM
Hey, piggabling, can I be a judge? I'm pretty good at judging!

thestarlight_600
03-28-2010, 08:24 PM
Cool, I'll be a judge!

thestarlight_600
03-28-2010, 08:25 PM
You seem sad, Can i help by being a judge?

piggabling
03-28-2010, 08:57 PM
Alright, I've got judges but now I need entries!!! Thanks guys!

Doopz
03-28-2010, 11:24 PM
Yeah, why not? I'll enter, that's what I always say though... and give some people time to make the level, you posted this 3 hours ago lol.

Make the prize a crown and I'll definitely enter.

piggabling
03-29-2010, 12:43 AM
Yeah, I know I've got to give people more time, but I just can't wait!! Haha! I want to star judging! Anyway, does everyone think you've got enough time? It should only take a day or three to put together a nice level in the space I've provided. I think...

Also, to anyone who has looked at the template, is it too small? It's fifty large grid squares by fifty large grid squares. If you look at it, it looks pretty narrow and tall. That is my point though; to make people build more vertically.

Just let me know and if anyone has any questions, don't be afriad to ask! Hopefully, I will be able to hold contests through the end of the year! After I'm finished with the story characters, I'll have to find another theme! But first I have to get through his one. I'm looking way to far into the future... My goal is to have at least enough entries for a third, second, and third place!! Lol! :p

Chump
03-29-2010, 02:20 AM
hmm... Interesting... I'll tell you tomorrow if I can participate.

piggabling
03-29-2010, 02:49 AM
hmm... Interesting... I'll tell you tomorrow if I can participate.

Great! We need as many participants as we can get! It wouldn't take very long to make, so please at least give it a shot! Just throw somthing together for the heck of it! I think I've decided to not follow a story character for next round, though. Unless that's what everyone wants... I want to keep people engaged! Lol!
The next round (if there is one), will give much more creating freedom. I suppose we'll all have to learn as we go!

Arctos13
03-29-2010, 06:33 AM
Sounds fun! School holidays coming up so I MIGHT be able to actually participate!:D
Hmmm, for some reason helicopters spring to mind...

piggabling
03-29-2010, 11:48 AM
Helicopters? Haha! I can't wait to see what everyone can come up with! :p
But remember, the level doesn't necessarily have to be long, time wise. You're given some space and it's all up to you to figure out what you're going to do with it!

Zhion5991
03-29-2010, 05:28 PM
I just published my entry :D It's called A Midsummer Night By Zhion5991.
Just to warn you though, I wasn't going for gameplay, more for visuals. Hope you enjoy it!

piggabling
03-29-2010, 10:26 PM
I just published my entry :D It's called A Midsummer Night By Zhion5991.
Just to warn you though, I wasn't going for gameplay, more for visuals. Hope you enjoy it!

Thanks so much! I think I'll go and play it soon. The judges and myself will wait until after the dead line to judge it though. So if there's any changes you want to make, you have until the deadline to refine the level.

Come on people! It doesn't take long to make these levels! Go on and give it a shot! We appreciate all entries and participants!
:p

Also if anyone has any ideas for prizes, please let me know! Thanks!

Chump
03-30-2010, 12:36 AM
I'm in! I'll work on it tomorrow :)

piggabling
03-30-2010, 01:38 AM
I'm in! I'll work on it tomorrow :)

Awesome! It's actually more fun than you'd think to create it. I started working on a little sample for you guys and 45 minutes went by very fast! Haha!

RJA00000
03-30-2010, 03:18 AM
This contest sounds quite fun, I'll see if I have the time to enter. By the way, will you be doing this with down-loadable content packs such as the Metal Gear Solid Pack, the Monster Pack, the History Pack, the Pirates of the Caribbean Pack, and the soon to be The Incredibles Pack?

Widget
03-30-2010, 07:40 AM
Yeah I think I'll probably enter this, School Holidays in couple of days. I'm just going to finish Part 1 of my Planet Rawning Series then I'll get to work, expect to see it in maybe 2 weeks?

Also I will probably use aspects of MGS, Pirates of Carribean, Monsters and History Pack etc. is that okay?

piggabling
03-30-2010, 11:47 AM
Alright sounds good. About future contests, I will not be doing a contest that is primarily based on any DLC. I don't want to limit the number of participants I can get.

Also, you can ONLY use stickers, switches, and decorations from any DLC in this round. This round you can only use basic, Garden~themed, and glass materials for this round!

AbstractFlesh
03-30-2010, 11:51 AM
I'm in :p :p

bmoney2310
03-30-2010, 04:21 PM
Sign me up I'll join.

qrtda235566
03-30-2010, 08:12 PM
I'll try to participate, but, as with most LBP contests, I'll probably get distracted and it probably won't happen. But we'll see...we'll see...

thestarlight_600
03-30-2010, 09:10 PM
hey, by the way my PSN is coolboy999.
anyhoo, are there gonna be these for all story chapters? if so can I judge all o them. I love judging.
I'm in Greece from the 4th to the 13th of april. But I'm gonna bring this computer with me.

Soo I baisicly play the levels? cool:):)XD

thestarlight_600
03-30-2010, 09:23 PM
Why don't you do one each month! :confused:

piggabling
03-30-2010, 10:32 PM
This is great! I love seeing all these people who say they're going to enter!

I'll keep on working on the themes of future contests, if this contest goes well and if people are still willing to compete in future contests. I may also throw in some special twists to future contests. Maybe alter the creating space/shape. Of course the theme will change too. Going in the order of the chapters was my original plan, but it seems more boring everytime it comes to my mind... The next theme might be the next chapter, or it may be something original, I'm not sure yet.

@thestarlight_600---> My original plan was to do one each month!! But I'm not sure because it will take a week or two for all of us judges to get to playing all the levels and get the scores organized! We'll start judging the levels right after the deadline and I explain the scoring system to you guys in a bit more detail when we get there. It won't be too hard. You could probably judge the next round as long as you're a good judge this time around! <__<

A little *Hint, Hint* to the creators--- use as much space as possible and remember all judging aspects while you're creating. The length of the level isn't going to make or break it, but it definitly will help to make it longer and more immersive... UTILIZE THAT SPACE!!! :idea:

Maybe I'll keep giving a few hints for you all down the line... :rolleyes:

TonyTwoGunz
03-30-2010, 11:25 PM
Im in! Sounds like a cool idea for a contest :D

Emogotsaone
03-30-2010, 11:49 PM
I will join, sounds fun and i love the simplicty of the Gardens.

Emogotsaone
03-31-2010, 10:44 PM
Alright sounds good. About future contests, I will not be doing a contest that is primarily based on any DLC. I don't want to limit the number of participants I can get.

Also, you can ONLY use stickers, switches, and decorations from any DLC in this round. This round you can only use basic, Garden~themed, and glass materials for this round!

Wait... What?

~~Also, you can ONLY use stickers, switches, and decorations from any DLC in this round. This round you can only use basic, Garden~themed, and glass materials for this round!

That makes no sense

Fredrik94
03-31-2010, 11:29 PM
It does, even though it is terribly explained.

YYou can use stickers, switches and decorations from all DLC this round and only the basic, garden-themed and glass materials.

piggabling
04-01-2010, 02:52 AM
It does, even though it is terribly explained.

YYou can use stickers, switches and decorations from all DLC this round and only the basic, garden-themed and glass materials.

Yes he's right. Sorry lol! It made sense in my head but I guess it didn't come out as well.. :p

Emogotsaone
04-02-2010, 10:36 PM
So i started yesterday, its fun so far. Does that mean we can use Garden items too?

Luos_83
04-03-2010, 02:42 AM
I got some questions about stuff not mentioned in the rules.

Are the following things allowed?:
1. If I would use an emitter, I could emit 10.. if not 50 levels that are 50/50 big grid sizes big within the 50/50 space.
2. Partial emitted level pieces, so I could change one 25/25 piece with another.
3. Move the 50/50 piece around the level to change backgrounds.
4. If I have a non basic material looking object that is in fact one of the basic materials it would considered a glitch.. and therefore not against the rules? (moocow)
5. Usage of water.
6. Is it ok if my account is US while I live in Europe (EU) :p

HyperInuyasha
04-03-2010, 07:44 AM
This is very interesting. Also, I think levels that are somehwat based off of the story levels are interesting. I'm entering.

thestarlight_600
04-03-2010, 09:05 AM
wait... how will us judges know exactly which levels are which? there should be some kind of code, MMMLC1, for example.
plus, will there be a round for each story chapter?
can I judge all?

Emogotsaone
04-03-2010, 06:55 PM
Oh no, not Luos_Desruc! He will kill me.

EDIT:
I have published a short level today, not saying it will be my final entry. Name: Walk in The Park/PSN: Jarheadgunner514

piggabling
04-04-2010, 03:57 AM
Okay luos thanks for all those wnderfil questions: :/

So one: water is allowed.
You can move the building space, but please assure me it will stay the same size.
About the emmiters, if you can find a way to do what I think you're explaining, and can keep the sackboy and all he does in the box, I'd say go for it! I'm anxiuos to see what you can come up with.
I'm going to have to say no to the cow glitches material though. It just isn't on the list.
You're account is fine also!

At emo; the gardens objects are allowed.

Can't wait to see some more entries!!

Emogotsaone
04-04-2010, 02:47 PM
Okay luos thanks for all those wnderfil questions: :/

So one: water is allowed.
You can move the building space, but please assure me it will stay the same size.
About the emmiters, if you can find a way to do what I think you're explaining, and can keep the sackboy and all he does in the box, I'd say go for it! I'm anxiuos to see what you can come up with.
I'm going to have to say no to the cow glitches material though. It just isn't on the list.
You're account is fine also!

At emo; the gardens objects are allowed.

Can't wait to see some more entries!!

Did you see my entry?

piggabling
04-04-2010, 03:12 PM
I haven't seen it yet because I'm on vacation... But I will get to it!!

OneEyedBanshee
04-04-2010, 07:34 PM
I'm interested. What stickers can we use exactly? Can I use colours for instance? I think it's a basic sticker set that could be used in any theme.

Can we create stickers?

3D glitch or no?

A little confused on theme lol. I know it's gardens. Does it have to tie in with the first gardens level story wise?

piggabling
04-04-2010, 10:38 PM
Alright, all stickers are allowed and the 3-D glitch is accepted. It must tie into the gardens story levels in some way. Looks, the simple gameplay, characters, etc. It only is required to tie into the Gardens theme minimally...

OneEyedBanshee
04-04-2010, 10:55 PM
So you could have some crazy story that features the king and queen, has similar looks to gardens but that's as far as it goes?

FlipMeister
04-05-2010, 07:08 AM
So you could have some crazy story that features the king and queen, has similar looks to gardens but that's as far as it goes?

Essentially, yes. You are only bound by your own imagination! And the rules...

piggabling
04-05-2010, 01:43 PM
Yep! Thanks, Asphalt! The level can be goofy and everything or be like a child of a level from the Gardens. It just has to have some similarities to the Gardens. Definitely be creative!!

OneEyedBanshee
04-05-2010, 04:06 PM
Alrighty! I got started on it and the area is pretty small so I'll have to cram stuff in! Since you said you encourage more vertical I was expecting something much taller and skinnier but a square will do I guess. Maybe for future possible contests altering the shape a bit would be interesting. Imagine having to make a level in the shape of a pig for instance.

piggabling
04-05-2010, 06:23 PM
Alrighty! I got started on it and the area is pretty small so I'll have to cram stuff in! Since you said you encourage more vertical I was expecting something much taller and skinnier but a square will do I guess. Maybe for future possible contests altering the shape a bit would be interesting. Imagine having to make a level in the shape of a pig for instance.

Yeah, it is pretty small, I know. I had most of the same thoughts as you when making this contest, except the pig-shaped one. Haha! I was debating the height of the space in my head. I didn't want straight column-like levels being made by everyone, so I kept it a square to see how it goes the first time around. It will definitely change next round. It made be larger in all aspects, just longer, or just taller. I'm not sure as of now. Just trying to get past the first round! :p

It seems like it's going well so far, but I won't really know until the deadline and all entries have been submitted. I hope all who've posted here are working on one now! That's all I can do now though... Just hope :)

OneEyedBanshee
04-05-2010, 07:10 PM
Oh yeah I'm working on it, I'm actually loving it! Lots of fun and I'm trying to make it as over the top crazy as I can. King and Queen are gone just a tad psychotic lol

piggabling
04-05-2010, 07:46 PM
Great! Over the top sounds crazy! :p

bmoney2310
04-06-2010, 03:16 AM
I'm gonna have to resign from the contest I have a level idea thats cooler and I'm gonna roll with it before I forget all my wonderful ideas

Fredrik94
04-06-2010, 06:29 PM
I'm working on an entry as well ;)

Mnniska
04-06-2010, 08:12 PM
Ohh,sounds like alot of fun! I absolutely Love The Gardens and only creating a mini level fits me perfectly! (as I have loads of other level projects coming uo too..) I hope I'll be able to spend some days creating a little submission. Awesome idea anyways.

piggabling
04-06-2010, 10:55 PM
Thanks! Can't wait until the deadline so I can play all of the entries! Judging will be the hardest part for me... Expect to see some close scores if we get a lot of entries. The contest runs on the power of the community, so get active and create some mini levels! You've still got plenty of time!

Emogotsaone
04-06-2010, 11:02 PM
I need feedback on my draft of a level please!

OneEyedBanshee
04-06-2010, 11:10 PM
I swear I am loving this! It's taken me away from my serious project and I'm just having fun with it. I'm actually really liking what it's coming out like. I was messing with the objects and I'm not sure it's even garden specific but the skateboard eats soo much thermo! Nearly 25% like wha?! What gives, it's not that good! I will be steering clear of that anyhow. Hopefully it'll be done in a day or two but this is a proper small level I'm doing.

piggabling
04-07-2010, 04:16 AM
I need feedback on my draft of a level please!

The judges can't give you feedback. You need to get it from others members and from yourself...

Alec
04-07-2010, 09:14 PM
Intresting competion I'll see if I have time for this :)

Fredrik94
04-08-2010, 02:05 PM
Emogotsaone: Try posting your level in that level showcase place?

Mnniska
04-08-2010, 04:25 PM
Oh dear,I thought we were going to have way less space o.o

I guess I'll have to take those old gameplay-ideas I have gathered since the water came in order to fill the level with gameplay goodness! Hehe this will be fun..

piggabling
04-08-2010, 10:51 PM
Oh dear,I thought we were going to have way less space o.o

I guess I'll have to take those old gameplay-ideas I have gathered since the water came in order to fill the level with gameplay goodness! Hehe this will be fun..

Great! I definitely debated the size of it, but I think it's a decent size for what I wanted the contest to turn out as. :)

Emogotsaone
04-08-2010, 11:05 PM
Emogotsaone: Try posting your level in that level showcase place?

Silly silly man, i'm not done yet...

HyperInuyasha
04-09-2010, 04:02 AM
I'm almost done, just decorating a little.

OneEyedBanshee
04-10-2010, 06:23 PM
Published finally. Called 'Malevolence unfolds in The Gardens' by me of course :p OneEyedBanshee!

piggabling
04-11-2010, 01:42 AM
Thanks! Will be adding to the entries list asap! :p

Mnniska
04-11-2010, 02:17 AM
Hehe so I have started my entry now. Really crazy stuff. After only 5 hours of working I already have a big chance of being disqualified xD

Though,I'm sure the judges/people will enjoy it,and I will definitely enjoy creating it..

piggabling
04-11-2010, 02:26 AM
Why would it be disqualified? Haha! :p

Alec
04-15-2010, 06:21 PM
I started to work on my entry but I don't think it will be done, I don't have the time ... :(

piggabling
04-15-2010, 10:31 PM
I started to work on my entry but I don't think it will be done, I don't have the time ... :(

You can do it! You've still got 10 days! Work, work, work! Haha!

Alec
04-16-2010, 02:41 PM
You can do it! You've still got 10 days! Work, work, work! Haha!

I don't really have time in my real life so I'm not much on ps3 :(

thestarlight_600
04-19-2010, 08:05 AM
how will I know what all the levels are?

thestarlight_600
04-19-2010, 08:06 AM
oh, yeah, oneeyedbanshee. I accidently already played your level as I thought it wasnt an entry. soz.
its really good. Might win!

FlipMeister
04-19-2010, 08:42 AM
how will I know what all the levels are?
You will know what the entries are, because they will be listed on the 1st page.

PaddyJ
04-19-2010, 08:56 AM
I'm entering :D expect fetching parts underwater to build a submarine. So you can get across a toxic bit of a lake. Probably done in about 2-4 days.

piggabling
04-21-2010, 12:50 AM
Cool! Thanks everyone!
We've only got 3 entries so far, though :(

To judges: We will start judging after the deadline.

piggabling
04-24-2010, 09:10 PM
Sorry for the DP, but is there anyone who would like a one week extension to the deadline?

I'd like as many entries as possible!!

Chump
04-25-2010, 06:03 AM
DUN! go see it under my PSN! :D
"Once Upon The Gardens"

piggabling
04-25-2010, 02:50 PM
Alright, I've added a one week extension because I want a few more entries. :(

New deadline: May 2, 2010!!

PaddyJ
04-26-2010, 07:25 PM
Thanks man. I'm redoing my entry. It's about finding glue and stuff to put Dumpty back together.

Mnniska
04-27-2010, 04:51 PM
Heh I would have entered but I ended up continuing it and got a big level instead xD

Feel free to try it out,it's crazy,and very garden-ish :] (plus I have not got a single piece of feedback here on LBPC,I'm really surpriced as this place has provided me with feedback every time before D: )

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?25905-If-The-Gardens-had-Pixie-Sticks

Anyway! I wish the best of luck to you guys with your entries. I wish I could have joined in but there's just not enough time right now. :)

piggabling
05-01-2010, 02:39 PM
One more day, everyone! Please finish them up if you're still working... :\

piggabling
05-02-2010, 10:19 PM
Alright, I'm not expecting any more entries. Sooo, any entries after this post will not be eligible... Thanks to those who entered! Judging will start soon...

Mnniska
05-13-2010, 12:32 PM
I'm looking forward to entering the next one if there will be one! :)

piggabling
05-14-2010, 10:58 PM
Yeah, I need to get to judging... Haha :p

Kody59527
05-30-2010, 05:34 PM
Any news on the judging?

piggabling
06-13-2010, 01:59 AM
Winner!


OneEyedBanshee!

Congratulations!

X-FROGBOY-X
06-13-2010, 02:16 AM
Congratulations OneEyedBanshee, the level was awesome, you totally deserved it. :)

piggabling
06-13-2010, 02:19 AM
It really took me waaaay too long to get the winner... Haha! But here it finally is! Believe it or not! Haha! :p

Chump
06-13-2010, 02:44 AM
Thanks, I've been waiting for so long to know who finally won! :D
Congrats Oneyba totally deserved it ;)

OneEyedBanshee
06-13-2010, 03:22 AM
Why thank you folks, glad you liked it! :D

ApeCheese
06-13-2010, 04:44 AM
Congratulations, OneEye! ....what'd you win?

Alec
06-13-2010, 03:44 PM
Congrats Banshee! :D

piggabling
06-13-2010, 05:15 PM
Well there's kinda no prize... -_-

He's kinda just won bragging rights... Haha! ;D

ApeCheese
06-13-2010, 06:18 PM
That's pretty bad, man. Pre-tty, pre-tty, pre-tty bad. You should make him an exclusive piggabling object or sticker, maybe a pig-shaped trophy or something.

Arnald23
06-13-2010, 06:19 PM
Congratulation OneEyedBanshee

piggabling
06-13-2010, 06:48 PM
I told them that there probably wouldn't be a prize so it shouldn't come as a suprise to any of them. I have no means of getting a prize. Once the XP system returns (if ever), that will be the prize. :]