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Gilgamesh
08-15-2010, 12:18 AM
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Exactly 21 months ago I started a project: to make bipedal mechs in LBP and create a series of levels around them. Today this project is officially finished! To commemorate this achievement I am throwing the Ultimate SackMech Challenge; a chance for you to win some fabulous prizes. :)


The Winners

1st place: eagerneph
2nd place: shadow3596

Congratulations!


The Challenge

Be the first to collect all 8 sacred words and unlock the true ending of SackMech.*
* You must have Community Prizes and Photo Booth Pictures turned ON in your LBP profile settings to take part in this challenge.

Where do I find the sacred words?
There is one word at the end of each SackMech level when all objectives are completed.

How do I unlock the true ending?
Play the level SackMech, Epilogue and complete the message on the sacred wall.

How do I prove I unlocked the ending?
You will get a picture of yourself dressed in ceremonial garb in the Epilogue level (only 1 player can enter the Epilogue level). Simply send me a Private Message (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/private.php?do=newpm&u=1118) here on LBPC with that picture (or a link) included.
(If you don't know how to upload pictures from LBP, read this thread (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?30449-How-to-Upload-LBP-Photos-to-the-Internet))


The Levels

SackMech, Mission 0 : Proving Grounds (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?27724)
SackMech, Mission 1 : Patrol Duty (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?27810)
SackMech, Mission 2 : Distress Call (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?27869)
SackMech, Mission 3 : Intel Infiltration (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?27882)
SackMech, Mission 4 : Border Assault (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?28638)
SackMech, Mission 5 : Blockade Gambit (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?28897)
SackMech, Mission 6 : Fortress Breach (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?30232)
SackMech, Mission 7 : Final Trial (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?33171)
(All levels can be found in LBP by searching for "@Jirugameshi" or "SackMech")


The Prizes

The 1st place winner will receive 1000 XP AND his or her choice of one of the following prizes:

One FREE LittleBigPlanet or LittleBigPlanet PSP DLC code of the winner's choosing.* (Available for NA (US and Canada) region games only).
One FREE month of LBPCentral donor status. No more ads, and loads of extra forum features!
1000 extra XP. This brings the total to a whopping 2000 XP!!

* DLC can be any one costume, costume pack, level kit or other LittleBigPlanet or LittleBigPlanet PSP add-on worth no more than 5.99 USD on Amazon.com. Some add-ons may be unavailable.

The 2nd to 5th place winners will each receive 1000 XP AND 1 FREE level video or 500 additional XP.
The 6th to 10th place winners will each receive 500 XP AND 1 FREE level video or 250 additional XP.

In addition, everyone who unlocks the true ending of SackMech receives all 7 SackMech mechs as prizes to use however they want!


Notes

If you have any questions or have a bug/problem to report with one of the levels, post in this thread or in the level's thread and I will get on it ASAP.

Winners will be announced as soon as I receive 10 valid entries in my inbox. I will then distribute the prizes.

Good luck everyone! :)

RockSauron
08-15-2010, 12:21 AM
Hm... intriguing.

Well, it'll give me an excuse to play LBP... /cough

Emogotsaone
08-15-2010, 01:28 AM
Im on it! Crap. It's late. But. I. I want to. Play...

Dragonvarsity
08-15-2010, 03:08 AM
Wow, awesome idea for a contest. I'll definitely mention this on my blog soon.

Emogotsaone
08-15-2010, 02:19 PM
Meh Internet turned to crap, not sure if i can...

eagerneph
08-16-2010, 12:52 AM
Yay! I did it! :):p:)

Emogotsaone
08-16-2010, 01:19 AM
No!!! I was so close!

Gilgamesh
08-16-2010, 03:59 PM
There's still plenty of prizes left to win, so the challenge is still on!

If I get enough entries before next week, I'll try to add another bonus prize, so get those leg actuators working on overdrive! :)

LBP333
08-16-2010, 04:18 PM
man, not going to be able to even play lbp for a few weeks...Someone somewhere REALLY doesn't like me entering contests...:(

RockSauron
08-16-2010, 04:24 PM
Yay! I did it! :):p:)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd1lURjdy4I

Yeah, I gave up in level 1.

Still, awesome concept and worked much better then I expected in LBP1. Can't wait to see what you do in LBP2 when you don't need to work around such stuff.

But yeah, you deserve much more recognition O_o. I haven't played any of your levels since your train one eons ago, and I didn't get far at all (couldn't kill one of those mechs... was there a way to aim? XD) but yeah.

Still cool. And by that I mean mind blowingly wow. But yeah, only 200 plays on the intro? D:

shadow3596
08-16-2010, 09:22 PM
What places are still left???

eagerneph
08-16-2010, 11:09 PM
What places are still left???

I think all the places, since I checked again, and me and Gilgamesh are the only ones that have finished the last level.

And thanks RockSauron for the awesome "CONGRATULATIONS"! It was tough though, I gave up for a while, but then I got motivated again.

TomBurk
08-17-2010, 12:40 AM
Great Brandon :p I'll make it tomorrow;)

Emogotsaone
08-17-2010, 01:44 AM
D:
I wanted to win.

shadow3596
08-17-2010, 02:07 AM
I think all the places, since I checked again, and me and Gilgamesh are the only ones that have finished the last level.

And thanks RockSauron for the awesome "CONGRATULATIONS"! It was tough though, I gave up for a while, but then I got motivated again.

I finisih it too!!
Im just waiting for gilgamesh to log in so i get my price!!!

Gilgamesh
08-17-2010, 02:59 AM
Only 8 more to go. :)

@RockSauron: Thanks for the comment, that means a lot. :)
You don't usually need to aim the weapons, just lure the enemy into your firing range. You can also try to land on top of them to damage them.

The levels are a bit tough, but I couldn't really call it a challenge if the levels were easy to get through. But it should get easier with a bit of practice.

shadow3596
08-17-2010, 07:26 AM
Awesome!!
I can't wait to get my prize:):):):):):):):):)

eagerneph
08-17-2010, 09:56 PM
Great Brandon :p I'll make it tomorrow;)

I don't understand why I keep getting called by my real name :p

Gilgamesh
08-19-2010, 09:16 PM
Alright everyone, since I now know my new device works I've added a new prize: Free level videos!

2nd to 10th place winners will receive a coupon for me to record one of their levels and post them up on my youtube channel. It can be for any current or future level, and could even be used for me to record one of your friend's levels if you want.

shadow3596
08-22-2010, 04:43 PM
Alright everyone, since I now know my new device works I've added a new prize: Free level videos!

2nd to 10th place winners will receive a coupon for me to record one of their levels and post them up on my youtube channel. It can be for any current or future level, and could even be used for me to record one of your friend's levels if you want.

Can we get an extra 1000 ex or 500 xp
instead of the coupon????

eagerneph
08-22-2010, 05:38 PM
Can we get an extra 1000 ex or 500 xp
instead of the coupon????

Well...that would be alot to ask from Gilgamesh considering his rank is gonna go down with the xp he's already giving us and stuff. Ya know? It's not like he has an unlimited amount of XP.

Gilgamesh
08-22-2010, 06:33 PM
Sure, I guess if you don't want the level video you can exchange it for 50% more XP. I should have enough to cover that. :)
So if you get 1000 XP that would be 500 extra, and for 500 XP it would be 250 extra. I'll add it to the first post.

Additionally, since I haven't received any new entries, I am putting a deadline of Wednesday the 25th at 18:00 EST for the contest. I will not accept any more entries at that time and will distribute prizes to those who have entered. :)

I'm reminding everyone that there's still 8 spots left, so if you want to get your hands on tons of XP you'd better hurry!

eagerneph
08-22-2010, 07:10 PM
Cool!...is it still to early to receive my prize?

shadow3596
08-22-2010, 07:25 PM
That sucks me and eagerneph are the only entries
but its good for you gilgamesh you dont have to
waste any more xp hehehe
lucky eagerneph you get a free voucher code!!!!

shadow3596
08-25-2010, 12:17 AM
Is it still too early to get my prize???

Gilgamesh
08-25-2010, 01:52 PM
Sorry for the wait guys. I wanted to give a little extra time due to LBPC's server situation. I will announce winners and hand out prizes as soon as I get home later today.

:)

shadow3596
08-25-2010, 05:06 PM
Thanks Gilgamesh!!!!

Gilgamesh
08-25-2010, 10:53 PM
Alright, this challenge is officially over!

Congratulations to the winners: eagerneph and shadow3596! :)

Thanks for playing!

shadow3596
08-25-2010, 10:58 PM
Thanks for everything Gilgamesh!!!!!

eagerneph
08-27-2010, 11:10 PM
Thanks for the challenge man! Sorry more people didn't participate though. I don't know why.

shadow3596
08-27-2010, 11:16 PM
Thanks for the challenge man! Sorry more people didn't participate though. I don't know why.

Maybe people played the first level and hought it was too hard
so they didnt play the rest:(

Gilgamesh
08-28-2010, 02:04 AM
Maybe people played the first level and hought it was too hard
so they didnt play the rest:(
That's alright though. I want people to play SackMech because they like the gameplay and the challenge, so that they get a sense of accomplishment when they finally pull through. I understand fully that it's not for everyone, but if I had dumbed down the series to accommodate every type of player, I probably wouldn't have found it as cool and satisfying to make in the end.

As it stands, finishing SackMech is a pretty tough challenge. Nowhere near as difficult as the Extreme Platforming levels, but still tough. That's why I have no problem handing out my mechs, several months' worth of work, to those who manage to beat the series. I figure they deserve at least that much. :)