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05-21-2010, 10:39 PM

The Softly Spoken Artist
Interview conducted by Teebonesy (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/member.php?3340-Teebonesy)

LittleBigPlanet is shelter to a matted wilderness of varied creators. So it only makes sense that somewhere out there you'd come across some fantastically individualistic creators with a wholly unique approach. Occasionally, you'd be right. Jump_button is the consummate quirky artist, a soldier in the ranks of unique and innovative creators devoted to originality in his work. He's soft-spoken, shy, he doesn't say or type much, and when he does it's often missing punctuation and any vestige of grammatical proofreading - But look beyond the sparse writing, and behold the concept sketches he does for his levels. They are as intricate and detailed and wonderful as you're likely to find in these talent-rich creatorlands. His artistry defines his levels, and despite his hesitancy to be an open book, his creations speak for him, and in the case of jump_button, they speak volumes more than any long-winded spotlight-introduction-writer ever could.



In rusty Robot Town, where the wild robots graze...


All right, this one isnít really a question, but if you would be so kind, please list the levels youíve published to date and any statistics youíd like to share with us, i.e. plays, hearts, how many rocket animals per level, etc. Whatever you feel like sharing.

Levels up now

Black & White Planet 1
Black & White Planet 2
Robot Town 2
Up & Away In Sky Town
Sky Townís Rain Factory part 1
Sky Townís Rain Factory part 2
Sackboy Tells a Bad Joke
The Nostalgia of the Infinite
The Forbidden Land: The Nostalgia of the Infinite
8 Bit shoot Ďem up
Tick Tock Woods

Levels no longer up

A Bridge too Far
Sky Dragon
Robot Town
Sackboy In Sky Town
Majoraís Mask Tribute
Metal Gear Solid Story Tribute

Now, tell me... of these levels, which is your favorite? And why?
It would have to be Up & Away In Sky Town. It was a level when everything came easy and just worked, and it's a nice relaxing level to play.

How long have you been playing LBP?
Well, I was lucky to get into the Beta and got the game the day it came out. (The delay over the song was a killer.)

What was the first full level you ever built? And what was it like?
A Bridge Too Far was the first level I built, it was a little like my Sky Town level. It was just a lot of broken bridges that you had to get over.

What creators and levels (if any) have inspired you to create?
There are a lot of good creators and levels that inspired me to do better and to keep going, a lot I wish I had the idea or the know how. But I donít like looking into LBP for inspiration, I feel that they are [other creators'] levels and wouldn't want to take from them. Being inwards-looking is very limiting and do we really need more of the same? That's why we see fads like the sharks.

Aside from drawing inspiration from other creators and levels, is there anything in the world outside of LittleBigPlanet that inspires you? This could be a hobby, profession, or even a particular movie or type of music. Pretty much it can be anything in your personal life that has contributed to your experiences as well as inspired you as a creator.
Other Games, Anime, especially Studio Ghibli, Jing King of Bandits and FLCL are the big ones for me. And just everywhere. You never really know when or where you get inspiration from. Everyday there are things that could give you inspiration but it's up to you to see that.

What are some of your other favorite video games (excluding LBP) - new and old?
All Mario, Zelda, and Metal Gear Solid games, Final Fantasy 6, 7 and 9, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Chrono Trigger, Banjo-Kazooie, and Eternal Darkness

If you could list your favorite thing about LittleBigPlanet, what would it be?
Creating you own levels! Could it be anything other than that?

And your least favorite thing?
Being joined by slap-happy sackboys.

Whatís the worst thing thatís happened while creating?
Had a level fall apart on me and everything unglued, still no idea what it was.

On a sort of similar subject, have there ever been any great ideas you had that failed or for any other reason you never implemented?
In my Majoraís Mask Tribute remake trying make three days pass in game and if the player didn't get to the end when the three days passed, the moon would come falling. I still think it can be done, it's just a pain to get it right.

If you worked for Media Molecule, what would your first order of business be? This could be anything from adding materials or tools to eradicating H4H.
Well Iíve always wanted a long black and white striped scarf for my sackboy, so scarfs DLC, lol.



The fantastic netherworld of "Black and White Planet"


Your level "Nostaglia of the Infinite," referencing the Giorgio de Chirico painting itself inspiring Fumito Ueda's original cover art for ICO, wears its inspiration on its sleeve - You're clearly a big fan of the work of Ueda and Team ICO. But something tells me we're not likely to see a level by you with "ICO" in the title. Could you talk about why originality is so important to you when you create, and how do you define the difference between doing a tribute level and simply drawing inspiration from a level?
Yeah, youíre right, I am a big fan of Team ICO, and you canít call yourself a gamer if you have never played ICO or Shadow of the Colossus. The difference between doing a tribute level and drawing inspiration for a level is that it does not directly copy or build upon the storyline or game play of the source material as most traditional tributes would. Nevertheless, it features many of the same elements, themes, and styles as the source material. Ueda and Team ICO make they games in the same way; they donít slap you in the face with links and ties to past games.

You might be considered a "strong-willed" creator - you don't let criticism get you down, and you tend to put a lot of effort into your levels, and you don't give up on an idea just because someone may not like it. When it comes to level ideas - How do you know you're going to do one and commit to it, and how important is that commitment?
Iíve been called a lot of things but never that. Hmmm... When I have clear ideas, I'll make some rough mock-ups to see if they can be done. But there's no point where I say ďThis is it!Ē and commit to it. It just happens slowly and everything falls into the level bit by bit. Criticism is never a bad thing, but if you give it, then you have to be ready to get some back.

You're clearly a very talented artist, the sketches you've published are amazing and have little bits of Steampunk, Anime, and something unique that's all yours. How big a role does your art play in your life, and how does it inform your level creation?
I just love drawing. It's nothing more than just a hobby and something to relax and do in my free time. I did fail my Art GNVQ - Mostly it has to be said, thanks to Barbie being the project we were given that year. Wish I was joking but Iím not. The artist side of LBP for me is a big part and so it plays a big part in level creation.

For a while you were working on a cool-looking Majora's Mask level that never came to be finished. I'd love to hear the detailed behind-the-scenes story of what you went through and what happened there.
It's still on my moon, I was trying to work out how to make three days pass in game, and items. Then I got hit by the failed to load level bug. Lost a lot of work and just have not been back on it. It was like falling off a horse: The longer you wait to try get back on, the harder it is to get back on.

Your levels have a very distinctive art style. You're one of the few creators out there that has a real signature to the overall look - You can look at any of your creations and say "that's a jump_button." How did you arrive at the look of Sky Town, Robot Town, Watermill Valley, etc?
I would say my style is a weird blend of fantasy and technology with a little Surrealism (meaning bizarre or dreamlike). The result is a quirky, colourful, odd-angles-looking level.

Iíve never been that good at defining my art style. Way I think about it is like every town got its own look and theme but exist in the same world. If that makes sense, I wish all towns were really like that!

What happened to Robot Town 1? Did you delete it from your published levels?
Taking down a level is never an easy thing to do. There were a lot of holes and stuff that needed fixing. It was an old level, one of my first lot of levels. When I find the time I hope to clean it up and put it back up.

You were chosen by Mm to create a level for the "Game of the Year" edition. You created Watermill Valley, a level that seems to be very comfortable living in the same world as "Sky Town". The process involved having to turn your level into Mm, them coming to your house, and shooting an interview with you. This seems like a terrifying prospect for the introverted artist you seem to be. Could you tell us all about that experience?
I was close to deleting the E-mail thinking it was that week's "Sack it to Me". Watermill Valley started with it being a Sky Town level, but I wanted to do the water element. It looks really dated now with water out, doing some of the same things but looks better. There were three stages: Beta, Alpha and Final. Mm did give us a lot of freedom to do what we wanted to. I did feel like I needed to really push myself more with the Watermill Valley. I hope that shows for back then. I was unsure about doing the intro, but sometimes you have to just say, "What the hell". I wish I didnít now, thanks to the hate spam from random people. The guy that showed up to do the interview didnít have an idea what he was doing ^^; In fact, he didnít even know what LBP was and had never seen it! So, yeah, it was awkward.

And now... a lighthearted question: Man, you're a talker. Can I get a word in edgewise here?
Yeah, never been much of a talker!

Finally, is there anything you, as a creator, would like to add to this? Or any other experiences youíd like to share? If not, Iíd like to ask one more question of you: If you could give any bit of advice to new creators out there who are thinking about entering the wonderful world of creating, what would it be?
Create for yourself and not for others. At the end of the day we all have the same tools. Anyone can easily create anything they can think of!



HELP! Where's jwwphotos? Is that his balloon?! Sweet mercy!


On this episode of Rewind, ScoutsBoo, Teebonesy, xkappax and jwwphotos visit the jump_button exhibit at the local art museum. Will they be able to behave themselves and not cause egregious damage to the precious artwork? Will we somehow manage to show off a ton of cool behind-the-scenes peeks at jump_button's classic levels? WILL WE?!?

...probably not.



Jump_Button's the quintessential LittleBigPlanet creator - He's a one-of-a-kind figure, absolutely unique and filled to bursting with quirk, talent, and imagination. Jump's known around the boards for his frequent pranks, early news-breaking, and rogue grammatical style. He's got strong opinions on originality and level creation, and at the same time his most-wanted DLC is some sweet scarfs. His eye for mood and visuals is peerless - You say "direct control seat", and he sees an aerial view of patchwork farms through a haze of drifting clouds. His levels are elegant, rewarding, relaxing, and visually stunning. If you haven't played a jump_button, or it's been a while, the wild worlds of Steven Foreman await.

05-21-2010, 11:03 PM
Congrats Jump_button for the spotlight!
Another amazing interview everybody!
And the creator rewind was hilarious! :D

05-21-2010, 11:10 PM
That was a great read!
And I loved the creator rewind as well! :D

05-21-2010, 11:13 PM
Great interview once again. Can't ever disappoint!

Congrats jump_button. A well-deserved spotlight for one of the best creators out there! :p

Also, a big thanks goes to the spotlight crew, you guys working hard just to please all of the members here. You're all amazing :)

05-21-2010, 11:19 PM
as a tribute to jumpbutton no punctuation just amazing levels and always doing something interesting thanks.

(Seriously , I love nearly all of jumps levels, and Up & Away in Skytown is a bonafide classic for me. Congrats due!

Oh, and i didn't think the vids would get any better after the last one - I was wrong - thanks guys, another job well and hilariously done!)

05-21-2010, 11:19 PM
Yay, I've been a huge fan of Jump_Button's work since Up & Away In Sky Town...such novel gameplay and unique visual style; it's the level I get people that aren't familiar with LBP to play when they are over. Nostalgia of the Infinite and it's 2 sequels also rank up there among my favorite levels (also a big fan of Team ICO and can't wait for The Last Guardian). Congrats Jump_Button and thanks for the spotlight.

05-21-2010, 11:19 PM
Wow. That was too awesome for words.

05-21-2010, 11:34 PM
Also, all of you scare me... With your epic levels of amazingness! :p Can't wait for the next installment!

05-21-2010, 11:40 PM
Thanks alot to the spotlight crew, I know it may had been like drawing blood from a stone some times lol. and loved the creator rewind, really funny stuff enjoyed watching it :)

05-21-2010, 11:40 PM
Is it wrong that I've never played or even heard of jump_button (Excluding seeing him here on LBPC)?

That was a great spotlight!

Your levels are on my "Levels to play" list. ;)

05-21-2010, 11:41 PM
Thanks everyone for your kind words, and thanks to ConfusedCartman for puttin' this up for us. ^__^ I have to say that I really enjoyed reading this interview. I didn't know very much about jump_button, only that he was a fantastic artist. I've always enjoyed his levels, but getting to see them in create mode and getting to pick them apart was such a great experience. Congrats, jump_button, I think this spotlight was long overdue! ^__^ And thanks for trusting us with your levels. I promise that I will only use them for evil purposes... whoops. Did i say that out loud? :P (kidding, kidding!)

05-21-2010, 11:57 PM
Thanks everyone! Glad you enjoyed our bit of silliness on the web. Congrats to jump_button on the much deserved spotlight. It was great getting a sneak peak at everything in create and not to worry, everything was permanently destroyed in the void thanks to boxGhost's cheetah loving frenzy.

We had quite a great time doing the rewind and Teebonesy did an outstanding job on his first turn on an interview!

05-22-2010, 12:05 AM
Great spotlight! I've always considered Jump_Button to be a REAL artist... I almost picture him with a little brush in his hand instead of a game pad. One of the things I respect about him the most is never letting the LittleBigPlanet audience intimidate him from building whatever he wants... something I also share. It's resulted him a great diversity of creations.

Great stuff! Thanks again creator spotlight team!

05-22-2010, 12:33 AM
My favorite creator, I think, at the very least in terms of artistry. Not saying that gameplay isn't also fantastic.

Glad to see him get spotlighted!

05-22-2010, 12:48 AM
Another great Creator spotlight, congrats to Jump_Button. Your sky town levels incredibly fun, and very relaxing to play. :p When I've got friends over playing LBP, those are some of the levels I show them first, and they're as blown away as I am. And great work spotlight team, the creator rewind was hilarious :p well done!

05-22-2010, 12:50 AM
Congratulations Jump_Button! I'm a big fan of your concept art and love playing your beautiful levels. Well deserved Spotlight!

@ The Crew - Still loving this new format. Your vids and thoughtful interviews always make me laugh, think and become inspired... although not always in that order ;) Kudos guys and gals!

05-22-2010, 12:54 AM
Congratz Jump Button, tho i haven't played your levels yet, i'll be sure to check them out, they seem pretty good! :)

And nice video too, pretty funny (Is that they one you were thalking about Xkappa? :p)

Well, awesome job on the vid and a congratz to Jump! :D

05-22-2010, 12:56 AM
Great spotlight! :D these videos are icing on the cake, I love being able to get a peek at the creators levels after reading these interviews. Keep em coming :)!

05-22-2010, 12:56 AM
Those videos are absolutely magical btw

I enjoyed the backwards deconstruction of black and white.

05-22-2010, 01:08 AM
One of my favorite creator for his great style and levels!

Congratulations Jump_Button! Nice interview as usual!

And I loved that video, the intro and outro are hilarious! :)

Great work everyone!

05-22-2010, 01:31 AM
Wow, that was a great read, I loved the creator rewind too, it was funny. Jump_button is one of the best creators out there, when I first stumbled upon his levels, I was astonished. Keep up the great work guys! :)

05-22-2010, 01:59 AM
Another brilliant interview! Very interesting read and nice to find out more about the background of another great creator. I've always enjoyed checking out jump_buttons work, there is simplicity but there is also great detail. Always a feast for the eyes and great gameplay to boot, what more could you want? The creator rewind hilarious :) Keep it up guys, these just keep getting better! :D

05-22-2010, 02:50 AM
Good interview :D Good to know he builds solely for himself and doesn't devote himself to accomplishing other people's dreams. Peace be with you

05-22-2010, 03:55 AM
one of my favorite creators EVER....hope we get another NOSTALGIA of the INFINITE coming soon...those levels were pure art for me :)

lol and of course when my LBP2's 1st RPG series comes to fruition you can bet jump_button will get an invite as an important NPC :)

05-22-2010, 04:23 AM
"king and queen" font ftw! ;)
Bad layer switching on B+W level was...interesting. :P

The part where you deleted everything then rewound the footage was awesome.

And the cheetah/warp gag was really funny too.

Did you spell check jump's responses? Or did he do it by himself? j/k

These videos get funnier each time, would be amazing if you topped this one!

05-22-2010, 06:33 AM
one of my favorite creators EVER....hope we get another NOSTALGIA of the INFINITE coming soon...those levels were pure art for me :)

lol and of course when my LBP2's 1st RPG series comes to fruition you can bet jump_button will get an invite as an important NPC :)

Sorry to tell you but that one still a long way off, but they is a level that should be done sometime next week.

05-22-2010, 06:40 AM
Another great spotlight for another great creator. Well done guys :)

05-22-2010, 10:07 AM
I lol'd too much at the creator review xD you guyas are awesome - once again congratulations to jump_button, I especially loved the nostalgia of the infinite, up and away in sky town and robot town, and I'm looking forward to what you come up to next :)

05-22-2010, 10:19 AM
Congratulations jump-button on your well deserved spotlight.

Excellent interview Teebonesy, you're a natural!

The video had me in stitches! There's just something about the combination of Teebonesey, jww, sara and scoutsboo that works so well and is absolutely hilarious! I love watching your demise Teebonesey, sorry! The funniest part for me was the 'bleep'! You're all stars! Thankyou for so much enjoyment.


05-22-2010, 11:00 AM
Great job jump! Adds an extra insight! I love these things.

One thing: Why is the little heading "Interview conducted by Tebonesy" so minscule? I think this needs to stand out a bit to show who has being performing such an excellent job.

05-22-2010, 11:12 AM
These Spotlights are becoming a real highlight of the site for me and this was another great episode. I love jump-button’s distinctive quirky style. The Nostalgia of the Infinite levels are two of my favourite LBP levels. A very well deserved Spotlight for one of the game’s more unassuming creators.

The interview was a great read again, really teasing out jump-button’s style and approach to creating and the video was a lot of fun – I particularly enjoyed the nice bit of Teebonesy self-parody in the intro – reminded me of some Teebonesy-esque posts by dawesbr a while back! Anyhow, the four of you clearly had a blast making the video and that makes the end result so much more engaging.


05-22-2010, 11:28 AM
Congratulations, Jump_Button! You really deserved this spotlight! :D

Great job on the interview and the creator rewind! This one is my favourite so far! So funny!

05-22-2010, 01:54 PM
Another great spotlight! :)

It's really interesting to see how varied and unique creators are.

05-22-2010, 02:21 PM
Very interesting and well put together interview. Its great to have an insight into such an amazing creator.

05-22-2010, 02:42 PM
Boxghost! Noooooooo! Great interview, good to see jump_button finally spotlighted.

05-22-2010, 04:25 PM
One of my favorite creators! Great interview!

And another hilarious creator rewind!

05-22-2010, 05:04 PM
Amazing stuff there.

I remember playing Sky Town for the 1st time. So much fun with those balloons.


05-22-2010, 05:11 PM
Wow that video was hilarious :p

05-22-2010, 07:48 PM
I would have spotlighted him just for that walking colossus in nostalgia of the infinite!

What a great work -and so professional!- spotlight team. It's just a pleasure reading all these creator spotlights!

05-22-2010, 07:57 PM
I'm really amazed at the time and effort put into these videos - but the best part about them - they are truly entertaining, while being insightful.

Well done team. Look forward to more. :)

05-22-2010, 10:04 PM
Congrats Jump Button! I don't know you but you definately deserved it! Nice levels. :)

Who's the guy with the mic in the Creator Rewind?

05-22-2010, 10:52 PM
Do you mean the sackperson with the moustache? if so, that's Teebonesy. We all talked in that one except boo, but I only said like one thing and jww said stuff in the museum part.

05-23-2010, 02:03 AM
So hilarious! The spotlight team should have their own TV series as far as I'm concerned.

05-23-2010, 02:06 AM
Awesome work team and jump_button!

05-23-2010, 03:27 AM
Excellent spotlight, the video was hilarious! One recommendation for the video though, could you turn off the HUD please? :)

05-23-2010, 05:13 AM
Do you mean the sackperson with the moustache? if so, that's Teebonesy. We all talked in that one except boo, but I only said like one thing and jww said stuff in the museum part.

Yea, I think he's the one. He was in the Creator Rewind 1. lol

05-23-2010, 07:11 AM
Yea, I think he's the one. He was in the Creator Rewind 1. lol

You're correct, he IS the one!

I won't be clowning around in all these vids though. Consider the Creator Closeup the LBP version of the classy suit-and-tie event where everyone buys tickets and gets a program and sits down to a high-profile event with a master level creator.

Meanwhile, the Creator Rewind is what we put together when a creator's not available, and in lieu of having the creator on hand to host directly, we basically clown around in their levels for ten minutes and call it a day, and hope that somewhere along the way we can squeeze in a tidbit of insight here and there.

Jump_button was a phenomenal host for this whole spotlight, he was completely helpful with me throwing new questions at him and getting us copies of his levels to play with. It was a joy to take part, so thanks jump!

As for the next video, right now we're leaning toward a classy Teebonesy-free (I'll be out of town anyway so shut it!) Closeup event with a mystery creator whom I will not name here. I'll just say that it will be very cool indeed to peek behind the scenes of this one.

05-23-2010, 04:31 PM
Very good interview, the video was great! Good job everyone, and congrats to jump_button!


05-23-2010, 05:59 PM
Congratulations jump_button! I remember how magical it felt when I first played Up & Away in Sky Town. My little brother and I had so much fun playing that we played all your other ones. :)

Thank you creator spotlight crew for another awesome episode! The text is always fresh and engaging, and I'm really loving those videos.

Flying away on a balloon,

05-23-2010, 07:26 PM
Congratulations JB!!

You truly deserve the spotlight, you are my favorite ps3 creator.

Great interview!!

05-23-2010, 07:28 PM
Yay! Jump Button! WOOHOO!
I like the way you did the Rewind!

05-23-2010, 08:11 PM
Awesome Spotlight, the interview was pleasant reading, and the creator rewind was beyond imagination!!! Rocket cheetahs FTW!!!

Jump_Button is by far one of my favourite creators, since his style is so sincere wonderful, and his creations are so mind-boggling. And look, another poem, and this one is for Jump_Button. :D
As I fly away with my balloon
In a wicked and magic sky-town
My smile comes up
when my balloon goes down
I am stunned because
The journey was incredible
If I could make a level eatable
This one would would be edible
Jump_Button is the creator
Who else could it be
Who else would (and could) create this
With an imagination so free
I am dissappointed
when the level is done
Though I got the answer
of where that cow had gone!
Hope you all like the poem!!!

05-23-2010, 08:38 PM
Congrats to jump_button. I'm impressed with his artwork and his level designing is an visual masterpiece. He became one of my inspirational authors after playing some of his levels like "Tick Tock Woods" and "Black and White" and he even inspired me to show some artistic concepts of my newest level series in my level threads. Great interview and video too.

05-23-2010, 08:52 PM
Congrats jump_button! Played your levels and loved them since I joined LBPC.
Interview was great, and the video was awesome! :love:
Well done!

05-23-2010, 09:50 PM
Jump_button is a awesome creator!Creator rewind was very funny!:p

05-24-2010, 12:08 AM
HaHHHAAAA! Great stuff, once again :D

Much thanks, Teebonesy and Jump_Button, for an awesome interview and especially Jump_Button for trusting that motley crew with some precious levels (!!).

Fabulous video, yet again. The 're-construction' of the level was fascinating. Nice work ScoutsBoo, Sara, jw and Teebonesy ;) Lotsa fun x

I love the creator spotlights.

05-24-2010, 04:21 AM
Gratz Jump_button!! Awesome interview and hilarious rewind. You really deserve this spotlight. You are an incredible creator and an inspiration to us all Always looking forward to playing your stuff. Keep it coming man!

05-24-2010, 07:18 AM
Jump button is my inspiration when i got my LBP

05-24-2010, 10:32 AM
Brilliant brilliant brilliant to Jump_Button and the Creator spolight crew :D

05-24-2010, 01:52 PM
Question to Jump_Button:
Where DID that cow go? was it in the level you had withdrawed, which seems to be named "sackboy in sky town?"
I found the ending so hilarious with the cow and the big-birdie-bomb-boss thing.

05-24-2010, 03:35 PM
Question to Jump_Button:
Where DID that cow go? was it in the level you had withdrawed, which seems to be named "sackboy in sky town?"
I found the ending so hilarious with the cow and the big-birdie-bomb-boss thing.

The cow maybe back really soon ;) in fact any day now

What to say thanks for everyone nice comments. its all way good to hear others enjoy my levels too, and thanks to Teebonesy for make it painless and just being a nice guy. And the others in spotlight crew that I trust will take care of my levels, some of which are not published yet. ;)

05-24-2010, 03:39 PM
It was a pleasure to be able to spotlight your levels, jump_button, and don't worry, aside from a few rocket cheetah mishaps, your levels made it through the ordeal safe and sound. ^__^

05-24-2010, 05:27 PM
I dunno.. I think Teebonesy was quite attached to one of those balloons and snuck off with it . He seemed to be treating it like Wilson in Cast Away. :rolleyes:

05-24-2010, 05:52 PM
Definitely a talented creator! That was a boss Majora's Mask remake! :p

Also, I knew rocket cheetah's can't be trusted...

05-24-2010, 07:43 PM
Congrats on a well deserved Spotlight jump_button :) I always enjoy your levels, keep up the great work.

05-24-2010, 07:43 PM
Wow absotely loved the interview and video, the creator spotlights just keep getting better and better :D Great job!

05-24-2010, 11:46 PM
Great interview! You are a very talented person jump_button :p

05-25-2010, 01:05 AM
Everytime I hear this guy's interview on the Game of the Year edition, it makes me laugh. I love how he says "Hiya". lol priceless.

05-25-2010, 01:39 AM
Great interview guys! Not only do I love the information on my favorite Creators, but the humor is quite original! Rocket-Cheetah-as-a-getaway-car FAIL! :p

05-25-2010, 02:07 AM
Jump_button's levels are absolutely beautiful, and what a way to top it off with a simply hilarious Creator Rewind! Black and White World looks simply amazing, I should play it when I get the chance!

05-25-2010, 02:37 AM
OMG the rewind was so hilarious, congratulations jump button and thanks to everyone who worked on that video.

05-25-2010, 03:46 AM
Congrats jump_button on being the focus of yet another excellent creator spotlight! I've been a fan of jump's work for quite a while now, and the portable version of Sky Town is still one of the best levels on the PSP.

Thanks as always to the spotlight team for a fantastic job on everything from the great writeup, entertaining video, well-developed format, and Teebonesy's tomfoolery (teebfoolery?). I can't wait for the next installment!

05-26-2010, 03:55 AM
Did you have the rocket cheeta hooked to anything?

05-26-2010, 04:33 AM
Did you have the rocket cheeta hooked to anything?

Nope. :) However some invisible DM tracks might have been utilized here or there.

05-26-2010, 02:16 PM
Congrats "Jumpy" for the spotlight! Well deserved!
Very interesting and entertaining read!
Another great job by the Creator Spotlight team too! I loved the video!

05-26-2010, 03:58 PM
Nope. :) However some invisible DM tracks might have been utilized here or there.

When were those used? The end didn't look like you had em but i was doubting the middle when they do a loop and hit the thing.

05-26-2010, 04:03 PM
They were used in the beginning, middle and end, although the one in the middle gave the guys the biggest problem. :P It was pretty much an hour of me sitting and watching them work on getting it perfect and feeling useless. I even went so far as to build a bed on the top of one of the structures in robot town for my character so I'd be out of the way. lol.

05-26-2010, 04:07 PM
When were those used? The end didn't look like you had em but i was doubting the middle when they do a loop and hit the thing.

Actually in all the cheetah bits. At the beginning and end (which was the same scene only the latter looking destroyed) there were two invisible DM tracks above and below so it would hit the pedestal. In the middle part, I made a small loop ramp utilizing short straight sections of overlapping invisible DM so the velocity of the cheetah would follow the track and do a loop. ;)

05-26-2010, 04:27 PM
They were used in the beginning, middle and end, although the one in the middle gave the guys the biggest problem. :P It was pretty much an hour of me sitting and watching them work on getting it perfect and feeling useless. I even went so far as to build a bed on the top of one of the structures in robot town for my character so I'd be out of the way. lol.

You built a bed. Was it a well done one? And how do you get in the videos anyway?

05-26-2010, 04:34 PM
Yeah, I built a bed. :P It was pretty much the same bed from the level "7 Days" I even made a little pillow. ^__^
What do you mean "how do you get in the videos?"

05-26-2010, 04:49 PM
Yeah, I built a bed. :P It was pretty much the same bed from the level "7 Days" I even made a little pillow. ^__^
What do you mean "how do you get in the videos?"

You. Were. In. The. Video. (Yes?) How do you get in the video? The creator spotlights.

05-26-2010, 04:53 PM
You. Were. In. The. Video. (Yes?) How do you get in the video? The creator spotlights.

We are on the Creator Spotlight team.

05-26-2010, 04:54 PM
Grats to jump_button on the spotlight. "Sky Town" and "Black and White" are two levels I use on anyone who doesn't understand LBP, to get them to buy it. Keep doing what you do, man.

05-26-2010, 04:55 PM
Yeah, jww, teebonesy, scoutsboo and I are on the creator spotlight crew. So we get to be in the videos. Also, we make the sets, too. ^__^

05-26-2010, 04:57 PM
...and do the interviews. :)

05-26-2010, 05:03 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot about that part. LOL. That's a pretty important part, eh? :P

05-26-2010, 05:06 PM
lol... yup.. as well as write the intro and final thoughts stuff. Which reminds me.. I need to do the final thoughts for the next creator spotlight coming next week!! :eek:

05-26-2010, 05:10 PM
How do you get on the team?

05-26-2010, 06:43 PM
Team is full right now and this really isn't the place to ask about it. This is to celebrate Jump_Button most deserved spotlight. ;)

05-26-2010, 07:10 PM
Team is full right now and this really isn't the place to ask about it. This is to celebrate Jump_Button most deserved spotlight. ;)

Sorry, great work Jump_Button!

05-27-2010, 01:11 PM
Awesome interview! It's always great to get a better look into the Creators that we all know an love from the very best levels on LBP! The video sounds awesome, but China loves blocking any media that it can, and that video met the "ban" bill :( No matter, though, it's not the interview crew's fault!

Keep up the great work!

06-02-2010, 04:16 AM
Congrats on the spotlight jump_button. I do like your style and ingenuity, and this is much deserved. And please forgive me for the late comment.

And once again, sheer magic has been accomplished by ScoutsBoo, Teebonesy, xkappax and jwwphotos. These spotlights are LBPC treasures.

BRAVO to everyone! :)


06-04-2010, 03:31 AM
Congrats on another spectacular Creator Spotlight, and congrats to you jump_button for being one of my absolute favorite artists...err creators!

06-06-2010, 01:56 PM
Locked and archived. :)