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08-22-2010, 09:39 PM
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It's that time again... the joyous posting of our fortnightly community spotlight. We hope you all find something you enjoy in this monster of a list. The Spotlight Crew, and all of us here at LBPCentral, would like to thank Morgana25 for all of her hard work on the spotlight team, as she takes a well-earned vacation from spotlight duties. We are very grateful for her long, deep commitment to the Spotlights for over 36 episodes!

We would also like to welcome OKINGO and Joey to the PS3 spotlight and VelcroJonze to the PSP side of things. We would also like to thank our extra helpers we've had playing the tidal wave of levels in the Level Showcase.

In addition, due to external commitments of the PSP Spotlight Crew, we are incorporating 5 extra days' worth of PSP Spotlight levels in this episode. Enjoy!

PS3 Spotlight

Sack of Persia 2 - The PlanetariumTOBSn08/TOBSn08
http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/vv356/TOBSn08/EinFoto_39.jpgSearch for the Paintinator of Time in the Planetarium.

If you've played the first Sack of Persia, you'll know what's in store in this spectacular sequel - awesome and very unique visuals, ingenious, challenging platforming and great secrets! One of the best temple-esque levels I've ever seen, you will love the challenge of dodging electrified obstacles and finding every last concealed diamond.For the hardcore and those who thrive on challenge. Multiple moving circles and platforms will challenge even the best players in this fantastically complex level. Electric and spike hazards are everywhere and timing is critical if you hope to see the scoreboard. Another brilliant and beautiful level that really brings the challenge too.The first level in the Sack of Persia series was an absolute gem, so there were high expectations for its direct sequel. Thankfully, Sack of Persia 2 delivers even more beautiful environments and fantastic platforming than the first! More hidden secrets unlock a fantastic minigame that you won't want to miss either, so get searching! SoP 2 - The Planetarium is an inspired and ingenious level that you've simply got to play.
Just as ever TOBSn08 has presented us with a masterfully crafted, tricky gad, with the soft and serene blues and greys being juxtaposed with dastardly platforming. Expect great and original set pieces and some clever twists on old favourites.
The Wise Owlbonner123/bonner123
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=21310Sackboy travels to the Sky Mountain Temple in the hopes of meeting the Wise Owl. This level is the second in my music pack level series. There are a bunch of secrets and easter eggs to find in this level, unlke my other levels. Gameplay isn't the most innovative, but hopefully it will still be fun. Special thanks to killzonequinn07 for making the owl because i'm quite rubbish at character design.

Built in classic bonner style, this fiendishly designed level will have you dodging swinging spike blades, talking to giant birds and enjoying the scenery. Another tightly polished level from bonner123 that shouldn't be missed.With a bunch of solid puzzles and platforming, all lovingly bundled with an expertly executed theme and a handful of internet meme's, The Wise Owl may not be a super whizz-bang flashy level, but If I had to think of some words to describe it (and I do, remember? ^^) , i'd call it 'Solid', 'Satisfying' and 'Sssssss-Good fun' :DEclectic as always, bonner123 brings more platforming goodness to your ps3. Every kind of platforming imaginable is in this level and the fun doesn't stop! Lots of R1 action, swinging, jumping, and every combination of the above make for a varied and complex experience too. All the usual randomness you'd expect from bonner123 is here too in the form of mudkips and portal references. Lighthearted and wild, it's another classic bonner123 level.Bonner continues his hot streak of great levels with The Wise Owl, a fun and entertaining romp through a towering temple. Great level design and polished visuals along with some quirky humor and of course, mudkipz, keep this level fresh and fun throughout.
Rebuilding ImaginationTehgamebuilder/Tehgamebuilder
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu15/Morgana25_photos/APhoto_143.jpgA very detailed post apocalyptic level that is candy to the eye. A real shocker to anyone who wants to see what earth would look like after a worm has eaten half of it!

It's always nice when people capture the ever-charming apocalypse scenario so succinctly and with such panache (Ok, i'll stop using fruity words now) but the the scenery in bang on the money. Not that eye candy is all you sign up for when you play this level, prepare to pick your way through very tricky terrain as everything collapses around you!The apocalypse depicted with stylized rubble and some lovely if drab lighting effects make this a beautifully melancholy level to play. The premise is a little wacky given the serious atmosphere of the level and keeps things from getting too serious. If climbing over ruined buildings and winding your way though debris is your thing, load this one up.Navigate your way through the aftermath of a giant space-worm attack on the planet in this detailed and immersive apocalyptic level. The setting is absolutely dripping with subtle touches that make this a treat to explore.
Danger in The Subway (Remake) parts 1 and 2xQziCyFlaMeZxQz/xQziCyFlaMeZxQz
http://i37.tinypic.com/2miw41.jpgYou are lost in an abandoned subway station. There are two parts to play here.

There's a great atmosphere in this level, induced by the subtle lighting, detailed visuals and some clever use of sound. Everything is stickered to perfection, right down to the little rust stickers on the boxes you will be using to solve puzzles, and the custom-made brick stickers on the walls. Dark, gloomy and awesome to look at, these levels will be 10 minutes well spent.Travel underground for our next level, into a dark and dingy world created by the masterful xQziCyFlaMeZxQz. Two parts of a fantastic series are showcased here, and will have you begging for more superb gameplay and top-notch visuals. Are you ready to take this ride? I never played the original levels to this series, but I don't think they're needed to enjoy this great remake. Great stickering and lighting keep the level looking nice and spooky, while the challenging platforming really grabs your attention. Don't miss these two awesome levels!
A Shroomey Place to Dance!Keith-Midnight/Keith-Midnight
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu15/Morgana25_photos/APhoto_142-1.jpgA very colourful cartoon styled level with insane frogs and swearing mushroomz!

Once you get into the groove of this level you'll find it hard to not dance along with alarmingly hyperactive denizens of Keith-Midnight's trippy little world. Everything bobs up and down charmingly and the character design is pretty crazy too, all delivered with a very disarmingly quirky sense of humor :P
Very unique palette of colors make this a cheerful and cartoony level. Cute and charming characters and mushrooms give it a whimsical feeling while the gameplay is kept to a minimum through most of the level. One for the casual player and those who appreciate stylized visuals.This funky little level is bursting at the seams with charm and character. The blindingly bright colour palette coupled with the wavy and wonderful shapes and shrooms really keep you enthralled in this wacky world. A great boss at the end that's as unique as the rest of the level really tops it all off!
Mining Mishapsstandby250/standby250
http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt100/standby250/Mining%20Mishaps/APhoto_18.jpgYou are Sackboy, and once again you find yourself in a troublesome situation. For one reason or another, you have decided that it would be a good idea to lower yourself into an abandoned mine. Obviously, because you are made solely of stuffing, it turns out that your idea wasn't such a clever one after all, and you must then struggle to find your way to safety, using different objects in the mine to aid your journey - such as leftover explosives, and movable mining carts. So why not join our hero on yet another quest?

This level just proves that theres still mileage in those tried and true themes such as the Mines! A very claustrophobic level with a very tight and well selected material and lighting set, mine carts and perilous leaps acros gaps of certain death await you in this little underground gad.Never have I seen a mine that needed a safety audit as much as this one. This frantic mine themed level will have you fight for survival against diverse and unique hazards in an excellent looking and well designed environment. See if you can avoid mishap in these mines!
Survival Linejwwphotos/jwwPhotoshttp://www.jwwwebdesign.com/photos/LBP/SurvivalLine/SurvivalLine11.pngWelcome to Survival Line - A co-op survival challenge where the cooperation of your team can help keep you alive.. but for how long? One player plays as the gunner clearing the large objects out of the way as well as sending down a much needed paint gun for the others running the line. The runners are in charge of well... staying alive for as long as possible!! Quite fun and addictive, but could be considered hard! For 2 - 4 players with cooperation as well as quite a bit of strategy.

How much can you trust your friends? Really? That much? I wouldn't be so sure, why not task them to take point as the gunner in Jww's new co-operative survival challenge and see how much your "friendship" pays off! This level definatly puts an interesting spin on the old conveyor belt survival, and we all know things are more interesting when genuinely tricky co-op is involved. If you can nab a friend (or an enemy) you should give this one a whirl!
Grab a few friends and take on this nail biter of a survival challenge from jwwphotos. Speed and strategy are required if your a runner and keeping an eye on your pals so they don't shoot you into fiery debris with their paintinators doesn't hurt either. Not up for running? Take on the role of the gunner and protect your pals on the line by dispatching the big debris. Challenging, fun and very unique. Check this level out to see what attention to detail, craftsmanship and a commitment to having fun can do to make a unique experience.Good co-operative survival levels are few and far between, which is exactly what makes this great challenge a real treat. As one person tries to clear the way, the others will do their best to survive as long as possible. Amazingly fun to play with friends, and looks just as good too!
Death SwampRangerZero/RangerZero
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=21582This is the last day of training for Sackboy. If he succeeds this last test/exam, he might be accepted in the AJS (Army Of The Jumping Sacks). But it will not be an easy test that's for sure because it's a course held in the famous "Death Swamp". Yes, the place where many Sackboys died for real...

You will be replaying and replaying this cracker of a level in a vain attempt to reach the hiscore, squashing a few frogs along the way. A great level to compete with your friends to see who's the better LBPer. Put simply, it's green, gloopy ... and addicting!Here's one for you die-hard racers, Death Swamp is the very essence of a truly grueling obstacle course sets it in some of the most beautifully unforgiving territory known to man!
Well, it's not quite THAT hard, but it's definatly hard enough to separate the Pro's from us lowly mortals. As you lie face down in a slimy puddle 400 yards back, bubbling to yourself, they'll be masterfully swinging from reed to reed to frog to reed to turtle to bridge... and securing their rightful place about 1,500 places above yours!
Addictive platforming with massive score potential await you in this fantastic level from RangerZero. The genius of this level is that it plays on several levels. Casual players will enjoy the jumps and cattail swinging amidst a lush green swamp and the hardcore bubble chasers will adore the combos, secrets and hard to reach areas. Something for everyone in this cool level!The Death Swamp is rightly named. It is a swamp, and you will most likely die. But don't let that discourage you from giving this brilliant level a go! Plenty of hidden secrets, bubble combos and some excellent scenery make this one place you won't mind dying in, oddly enough!
Black and White Planet 3jump_button/jump_button
http://a.imageshack.us/img686/535/aphotob.jpgThis is my third black and white level, wanted to try a new take on the style. Some box puzzles nothing too hard and some other things. Wanted to take the style and really go for it - I hope it pays off.

If jump keeps knocking it up so many notches at a time, we'll be needing an entirely new scale to work from soon! At any rate, this level is a blissfully gourgeous addition to Jump's elegantly underspoken Black & White series. There have been many imitators but none have come close to the pure, visceral style and substance found in the originals. There's not much I can put here really, we all know what the deal is and if you aren't reading this with a understanding look in your eyes, then get on this one ASAP! High contrast graphical punch defines the Black and White series from Jump Button and in this latest in the series the visuals are even more intense than before. Lush grassy areas that look amazing in the silhouette style of the level are a nice organic contrast to the architecture of the platforming. The plant enemies are particularly neat. As if the first two Black and White Planet levels weren’t beautiful enough, jump_button has blessed us all with another stunning visual onslaught. If you’ve played the other two, then you’ll know to expect platforming complimented by some of the most outstanding visuals in a while.Jump-Button is back with more of his signature black and white artistry. This new installment looks even better than its predecessors, squeezing out every ounce of potential the unique silhouette effect has to offer. This level simply further defines Jump_Button as one of the best artists and creators LBP has to offer.
A Journey through a Mind...Keith-Midnight/Keith-Midnight
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu15/Morgana25_photos/APhoto_141.jpgCartoon styled level inspired by tim burtons works. a funny and random level based on its style!

Ooh, a double spotlight? As a relative newcomer to the LBPC fold, Keith-Midnight is certainly making a splash with his pair of debut levels! His 2nd level shows his advancement as a creator as it's full to the brim with wondefully twisted character design and a very consistant neo/cartoon style. This is someone to keep an eye on :)A Journey Through a Mind more than successfully captures the Tim Burnton style it was inspired by. It is a fascinating and gorgeous level that delivers some great gameplay and artistic, enigmatic visuals that will enthrall you. The mind of this creator must be a beautiful and interesting place indeed.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4895314166_8809762c8e.jpg6 level Epic dragon hunting collaboration.

Many people have created many series's of levels since the birth of LBP in novemenber '08 ,but not many have been created so whole-heartedly with a massive sense of scale as the Dragon Slayer series by Centurion24/Jaeydon. This six part series has to be some of the finest and highest level craftsmanship possible in LBP1, with the metaphorical bar being raised in so many ways. Starting with a very cleverly designed prologue, through the physical platforming of the keep and concluding with some massive boss fights, this series really is a cut above. If you've got a tidy little half hour to spend on littlebigplanet tonight, make sure it's this one; You won't be dissapointed.Every once and awhile a level series is made that changes the face of LBP forever. This is one of them. Prepare to rethink how a level's scale can be made, how objects and decorations can be used and the power of custom stickers. Amazing visuals transport players into a world that is so big it takes 6 levels to tell the tale. Excellent storytelling and innovative gameplay truly make this feel like a game outside of LBP. You owe yourself the opportunity to experience this masterpiece made by two legendary creators that never cease to amaze with their talent for innovation and style.These collective levels must make up one of the most ambitious and well realized projects ever undertaken in the LBP universe. It is a series like no other. Everything in these levels seems absolutely perfect, from the grand castles to the terrifying dragons. Yet trying to sum up this tremendous level series in but a few sentences is almost a sin in itself, so I'll simply tell you what you should already be doing: Go and play them. Now.
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu15/Morgana25_photos/APhoto_145.jpgA futuristic virtual reality game show with a super fast pace. The founder, champion and record holder known as FIRE-START needs to be challenged; will anyone beat his score?

If fast paced platforming gets your motor running load up this hot little level where time is not on your side. Oranges, yellows and reds in bright flat colors make the platforms an attractive backdrop for the climbing, swinging, jumping and sliding challenges provided. Best played as a solo level.I tend to hold grudges against levels like these. Mainly, because they steal hours and hours of my life away. This frenzied platformer is great in its own right, but the real killer is the addition of the "Ghost mode". Racing against the image of Firestarter himself is challenging, invigorating and an absolute blast. Just don't be surprised if you happen to look up at the clock after a couple of runs, and find yourself two hours late for work.
A real trailblazer of a level here, lightning fast obstacles with a long timer give you plenty of sneaky ways to shave precious seconds off the clock and the nice, gameshow-ey colours help you to see whats coming up. The Ghost 'replay' mode of a top scoring player is a particularly clever little addition, but if your anything like me it'll be gone in mere moments, ready and waiting for you past the finish line. Best as a solo experience.
Loch'd Up! Part 1Bombw87/Bombw87
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=22061&d=1281947606Sackboy has travelled to Scotland in search of the Loch Ness Monster. The adventure begins in a village next to the loch.

This level is gorgeous, there's no other word for it. One moment you're skipping happily along through a beautiful Gardens-esque area with awesome houses - then you take the boat-ride from hell and land yourself in the creepiest loch you could ever imagine. Beautiful and yet full of intriguing gameplay, this level will make you WANT to find the Loch Ness Monster - and that's saying something.
Cute, cartooney and very imaginative this is a fun level! Awesomely lit underwater areas and a cleverly told story make this level really stand out from the crowd. Prepare yourself for the Loch Ness monster like you've never seen it before! This sublime level has you encounter the legendary creature, explore the depths of its lake and gad through a bright and cheery town. The great visuals and premise make this a good one.
A monster of a level this one is. A very conservative yet elegantly underspoken art style has paid off for bombw87 as he's created such a very long yet constantly entertaining level, with goofey characters including (but not limited to) a crazy scotsman and a robo-loch ness monster! Personally, I can't wait to see where part 2 is gonna' lead us.
Children of the Echo (1 Player)drei/angiefaramarzi
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu15/Morgana25_photos/APhoto_144.jpgDue to the thermometer this level wasn't very long linear wise but the story will be told and finished in the upcoming sequels. (one player only)

Lush, green and full of places to explore, this level was made for those who like to wander and take in visuals. You'll spend most of your time looking for the next torch to light and taking in all the lights and details. A short but lovely level for those who prefer eye candy to platforming.This magical and mysterious forest is so well realized you could almost forget it's LBP you're playing. The lush, vivid visuals are absolutely perfect, and exploring this level is something you will really take your time doing, if only to try and take it all in. Great exploration and fantastic visuals make for one of the most beautiful levels I've ever seen.
Optimal Gemini .01NinjaMicWz/NinjaMicWz
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu15/Morgana25_photos/APhoto_146.jpgA semi-short re-imagining of the original Seminal Gemini project, which featured the then-new 2x flying paintinator. This one is an expanded dose of the 1st half, souped up, built from scratch, and loaded with new takes on the old and a much more polished and balanced gameplay flow.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn5nF3kVPmk&feature=player_embedded

A classic re-imagined. With a fresh coat of stickers and all the new materials that a year of dlc can provide, NinjaMicWz makes his return to LBP in style with his 2x co-op level. You and a buddy are treated to furious paintinator action while zipping around using a jetpack. Platform puzzles that will make you think all in a glorious red, silver and black abstract setting. What a great way to welcome a great creator back to the community than his inclusion in this spotlight!
Tall Temple TrialsBakscratch/Bakscratch
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu15/Morgana25_photos/APhoto_147.jpgTake a trip to the tall temple, and work your way to the top,
Its filled with lots of cool platform bits.

Precise cut materials make some splendid architecture in this temple themed level. Warm pops of orange light contrast nicely with the cool moonlit blues of the stone. Platforming ranges from from easy jumps to diabolical spike sections. A serene location for some hot platforming.The latest Bakscratch level that has some epic proportions, and gameplay to match. With a gorgeous visual style and a variety of platforming, you’ll enjoy every minute of this beautiful level. This great temple level from bakscratch does everything right. It has fun and enjoyable platforming, clean and well lit visuals and some great, unique obstacles. It's an absolute blast to to play through and should not be missed!
With pure, unadulterated gameplay being the crux of this level, an eager (yet clumsy) player may meet their downfall at the hands of precision platforming. Did I mention Bakscratch doesn't believe in infinite life spawns? For me, that really speaks worlds about his philosphy of gameplay mechanics, and if you give this level a whirl, you'll see what I mean
Also from the Showcase...
Played everything in the Spotlight and still looking for more?
These levels stand out from the crowd for a variety of reasons, so be sure to check them out!

For an underground adventure with a plasma spewing plant boss descend into Draconia Cave (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?32452-Draconia-Cave&daysprune=-1) by ShamgarBlade.
telescopic (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?32772-telescopic&daysprune=-1) by deboerdave has a really unique look ad will keep you hopping.
Basic Platformer: The Movie: The Game (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?32655-Basic-Platformer-The-Movie-The-Game&daysprune=-1) by UltimateClay uses few materials but keeps a tonne of clever gameplay.
For a space adventure with great spaceships, try out OK Space Accident (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?32523-OK-Space-Accident&daysprune=-1)by celsus
For campy black and white alien invasion movie stylings check out Invasion of the Sack Men From Space! (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?32959-Invasion-of-the-Sack-Men-From-Space%21)by SpeedyMcKnuckles.

PSP Spotlight

The Beauty of Greykaiju_kid/Kaiju_kid
http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac207/tross13/Spotlights/PSP%20Episode%2046/8-11-2010-0013.pngA surreal adventure in a monochrome world... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3urdelzFc0&feature=player_embedded

Stunning, abstract, stark, shocking, bizarre... These are all words that can be used to describe Kaiju_kid's latest, but somehow none of them do this level justice. The one-of-a-kind visuals are complemented perfectly with some truly fantastic gameplay, and when this one's done I promise you'll be going straight for that 'replay' button.kaiju_kid comes over to the psp side and delivers the goods yet again. Absorb the mind blowing scenery, attempt perilous platforming, and discover hidden secrets. Like a bizarre hybrid of Timothy Leary and Andy Warhol, this is a level you have to experience.A beautiful art style comes to PSP with kaiju_kid’s latest level. Play your way through this piece of art by swinging jumping and platforming, and enjoy yourself the whole way. Definitely not one to miss due to its unique look and renowned creator.Surrealism, cubism, pop art, and mime? This level effortlessly mixes these traditional styles to achieve a unique artistic flare that will have you pantomiming to pick your jaw off the floor. As if exquisite visuals weren’t enough, kaiju_kid paints another layer of awesomeness with fun, challenging, and fast-paced gameplay that beautifully compliments the stylish background. A PSP level? This should be hung in a museum!A Bubbly Gardenvalmassoi/valmassoi
http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac207/tross13/Spotlights/PSP%20Episode%2046/2010-08-18-061.pngJoin Sackboy in the greatest search of bubbles in Little Big Planet History. Featuring 3 garden areas of combo-filled bubbles and secrets, high scores will be an achievement! Part 1 of 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAVcdx4O3as

Ok, got a good chain going... 8x... doing well through this section... 11x... almost got it... *poof* DANG IT. Ok, restart. Sorry, no time to write comments for this one, too busy finding secrets and perfecting my extreme bubble chains. Ok, going through the first section again.. *poof* AGH!!! Somehow though, I love the abuse. Restart.I love the smell of bubble chains in the morning! There are enough bubble combos in this level for the morning, afternoon, evening, and all of next week. Whet your appetite for things that go pop in a lovely little jaunt through the garden, and see just how long you can continue your chain..... before your multiplier goes pop.No level will have you cursing and shouting just to come back for more as much as this one. The trick to this is to keep a combo going throughout each of three well designed sections, but this simple premise quickly gives way to finding secrets, quick ways around the courses and keeping up a huge chain of bubbles. We await the next in the series with baited breath. Ah…the B. ubblefloris, a rare bulbous plant endemic to the valmassoi grasslands. Harvest the plant’s potency to keep your Sack happy with high-scoring combos in this bubbalicious botanical paradise, and be sure to find all the secret spots if you want to unlock a trove at the end. Like eating Pringles on a lazy summer afternoon, you’ll find yourself saying, “Okay, one last time!” over and over again.Forgotten FactoryCoxy224/Coxy224
http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac207/tross13/Spotlights/PSP%20Episode%2046/2010-08-18-062.pngWhen a factory mysteriously loses all power, Sackboy is sent to investigate. But can he restore power in a variety of puzzling challenges and find out who is behind the lockdowns? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiZskWocDAs

Batteries are the new Companion Cubes, thanks to yet another genius action puzzler from Coxy224. Bring your positively charged pal along with you to help run machinery, but when he runs low on juice be sure to bring him to the nearest recharging station. It's cooperative gameplay with the cutest little electrical storage device you've ever seen. Zap!Who knew charging batteries could be so fun? Coxy's latest concoction will have you powering up machines to progress you to the scoreboard, as you move your Sackboy(girl) and battery to different locations. Excellent gameplay, and a race that will have you on the edge of your seat. This is one not to be missed.A surge of bliss awaits you in this new masterpiece by Coxy224. You’ll be shocked with a thousand volts beholding ingenious gameplay that requires the player to manipulate a battery in order to pass mechanical-themed obstacles and adorable robodoggies. Don’t leave this forgotten! With this factory, the fun keeps going and going and going…Jack McHan and Etlentos - Part 3HonzaM25/HonzaM25
http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac207/tross13/Spotlights/PSP%20Episode%2046/2010-08-19-063.pngJack McHan finally arrived to the planet Lantea and now is he looking for Etlentos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMKWm8TPOcI

Part 3 in my favorite new sci-fi series is out! Teleport back to HonzaM25's awesome little universe and embark on a whole new series of adventures, including an incredible and scenic "underwater" section. Hmm, that intro screen looks familiar somehow... No, it must just be me.Honza finishes his Jack McHan series in style with a visit to the uncharted planet Lantea. Explore the landscape, search for hidden areas, platform over deadly obstacles, and even ride on the back of a couple jellyfish in an underwater sequence that will leave you wondering if Cambridge added real water to the toolset, and only informed Honza.Jack McHan returns and is straight into the spotlight because of some fantastic visual scenes and fun gameplay. The concluding chapter of a gripping tale is finally here, and you’d be crazy to miss it.Breathtaking visuals grace the finale of the Jack McHan trilogy by HonzaM25. Scene after scene, you’ll be mesmerized with vibrant and well-designed landscapes, and it gets even better when a wall of rock unexpectedly peels away to reward you its treasures. With multiple endings to boot, you definitely need to play it again to fully enjoy the finale of this wonderful journey to another world.Tree's, Bee's, and Fee'saustimerr/austimerr
http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac207/tross13/Spotlights/PSP%20Episode%2046/2010-08-18-060.pngA fun level with nice visuals where you travel to and through the bug's world to solve the mystery of why the bugs are so hungry! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSIp9Xnw3pQ

Now look. I don't mean to bug you about this, but you simply must come out from that rock you're living under and play this level. austimerr has created an absolutely charming insect-sized world that's sweet as honey, and there's plenty of clever dialog created on the wing to go with it. So crawl over to your PSP, download this level, and see what the buzz is all about.Have you ever wondered what insects talk about when no people are around? Wonder no more. Clever level designs and top notch gameplay, combined with a funny story and some of the best stickerwork this happy gadder has ever seen, makes this a level I keep coming back to.This is one of the cutest levels you’ll play all year, and has an epic tale to boot. Simple gameplay mixed with some of the best bug visuals make this a unique but excellent formula for success. Download this one now for a great romp through a well designed level.So what exactly do these trees, bees, and fees possess? A lot of charm and personality, that’s what! This level is swarming with fun, classic gameplay tailored to a quirky forest inhabited by lovable insects. Make sure you’re alone when playing this - unless you want others to hear you snorting till the very end.Also from the showcase...
Played everything in the PSP Spotlight and still looking for more?
These levels stand out from the crowd for a variety of reasons, so be sure to check them out!

Check out Apocalypse:Rising (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?32589-Apocalypse-Rising) by balgarino007 for some awesome Zombie visuals.
For a puzzling level where you need to think outside the box, play [The Game] (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?33282-The-Game) by happyface4
LittleBigLock (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?32833-LittleBigLock) by Maboe84 will help you give out items to your friends with a cool code mechanic.
The Lost Stickers (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?33189-The-Lost-Stickers-%28Story-Mode-Stickers%29) by SketchNZ showcases some of the stickers that Cambridge didn't let you have!
Valmassoi's level, [Pt. 1] Patapon: Lost In Time (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?31420-Pt.-1-Patapon-Lost-In-Time) is a cute adventure with some brilliant character design.


08-22-2010, 09:47 PM
Ah yes, I've been waiting all weekend for this... suppose I'm done creating for tonight... again, thank you so much spotlight crew, and especially Morgana.

08-22-2010, 09:51 PM
It always feels great to be spotlighted! Everytime is like the first time for me. :)

... and I still can believe the speed at wich great levels are made. There are some really awesome choices there that I will absolutely need to play. Thanks alot to the spotlight crew!!


08-22-2010, 09:52 PM
Honorable mention... I'll take it! Thanks, guys! :D

08-22-2010, 09:56 PM
Wow - Great looking Spotlight. Thanks as always to the Spotlight Crew for their hard work, and a very special thanks to Morgana for her tireless efforts for over a year and a half. I imagine you will be sorely missed, but I think you so deserve a good long break.

08-22-2010, 09:59 PM
I got to do a lot of comments this week, I hope you guys enjoy my inane ramblings :P

08-22-2010, 10:04 PM
PS3 Spotlight

Sack of Persia 2 - The Planetarium by TOBSn08/TOBSn08
The Wise Owl by bonner123/bonner123
Rebuilding Imagination by Tehgamebuilder/Tehgamebuilder
Danger in The Subway (Remake) parts 1 and 2 by xQziCyFlaMeZxQz/xQziCyFlaMeZxQz
A Shroomey Place to Dance! by Keith-Midnight/Keith-Midnight
Mining Mishaps by standby250/standby250
Survival Line by jwwphotos/jwwPhotos
Death Swamp by RangerZero/RangerZero
Black and White Planet 3 by jump_button/jump_button
A Journey through a Mind... by Keith-Midnight/Keith-Midnight
FIRESTARTER by ladylyn1/Ladylyn1
Loch'd Up! Part 1 by Bombw87/Bombw87
Children of the Echo (1 Player) by drei/angiefaramarzi
Optimal Gemini .01 by NinjaMicWz/NinjaMicWz
Tall Temple Trials by Bakscratch/Bakscratch

PSP Spotlight

The Beauty of Grey by kaiju_kid/Kaiju_kid
A Bubbly Garden by valmassoi/valmassoi
Forgotten Factory by Coxy224/Coxy224
Jack McHan and Etlentos - Part 3 by HonzaM25/HonzaM25
Tree's, Bee's, and Fee's by austimerr/austimerr

And your DLC:

08-22-2010, 10:08 PM
Wow... I feel so fuzzy and warm. Thanks so much for the Spotlight! Really means quite a lot to hear such nice and wonderful things about a level you have poured so much love and attention to these past several months. To be honest, there is another creator name that should be listed up there on the spotlight for Survival Line and that is TheKillian. It was his original concept and those first days we spent working on this together are some of the most memorable, fun and incredible days I have ever had in LBP. I updated this one quite a bit since then, but never lost sight of those memories and how much fun we had accidently zapping unknowing testers coming in to visit our little corner of mayhem. Thanks Killian!! This one is for you!! :)

Thanks so much spotlight team!! You've made me very very happy. I don't get to put out levels as fast as I want these days due to my other duties here at LBPC and especially since I am horribly slow and meticulous. I will be sure and cherish the memories of the warm glow of your light pointed my way for quite awhile. :) ..well, at least until maybe my next level comes out?! lol

08-22-2010, 10:15 PM
Thanks Morgy for helping us out in our time of toil this week (even though she was supposed to be having a break), what with messed up tables and PSN issues and server migration and all. It's been a bumpy ride. Well done creators also - lots of talent there to be proud of. We should have our reviewing system sorted for next episode, thanks to good old comphy. Great spotlight people!

PS: Thanks for touching up my notes Matt. Those few extra words really make a difference! :p

08-22-2010, 10:18 PM
Congrats to all of you who were lucky enough to get spotlighted, I'm sure each one of you are feeling like extremely Happy Gadders! :)

Thanks Spotlight Crew for churning out such nice Community Spotlights so frequently! :)

08-22-2010, 10:22 PM
I'll make sure i play this levels tomorrow!!!

08-23-2010, 04:05 AM
Aww... I thought my newest level "The Hero Chronicles LV6 Sky Metropolis" will make a spotlight after hearing from a lot of players that I surprised them with the visuals and gameplay but it didn't :(. Oh well at least that was one heck of the spotlighted levels of the episode and what matters the most is how much fun we had making them.:) Congrats to every spotlighted levels you deserve it. Great to see some of my major favorites like "The Dragon Slayer" level series, "Black and White Planet 3", and "Firestarter" making a spotlight. Gotta try all of the levels in this episode that I missed since they looked great. Awesome work LBPC crew.

08-23-2010, 04:56 AM
I remember playing some of these levels. I especially remember Black&White Planet 3 and A Shroomey Place to Dance. I still gotta try out DragonSlayer and the rest of these wonderful levels. I mean who doesn't like dragons? :p

08-23-2010, 05:37 AM
Honorable mention? For me? :) Thank you! I'll take it as well! ;)

08-23-2010, 06:07 AM
Good spotlight these levels look good that I might play them.

08-23-2010, 06:11 AM
Yay, the Spotlight's out again! Some truly outstanding levels on the list this week. Congratulations to the creators who got featured - you guys just keep raising the bar! :)

A huge thanks to the Spotlight team for all their hard work putting the Spotlight together and a particularly big debt of gratitude is owed to Morgana for working so tirelessly for so long. Enjoy your break! *wonders how she's going to manage without Morgana's hearted list to browse* :boo:

EDIT: How rude of me...:blush:...I completely forgot to say welcome to Joey, OKINGO and Velcrojonze! Best of luck with your new roles - you'll need...err, I mean that's very brave of you!

08-23-2010, 06:21 AM
Congratulations creators! There were some downright epic levels this time around and I love that this community is still fired up when it comes to new and original stuff! Keep it comin'!

The crew worked through some really troublesome technical issues this time around and a huge thank you goes out to them for hanging in there and getting things done when the going got tough. A very special thank you to a certain member who stepped up in our hour of need.... he knows who he is :)

Also wanted to welcome Joey, Okingo, and VelcroJones to the spotlight crew! Glad to have you on board :)

As for me - I'm going to try and take a break for awhile from the spotlight. I'll still be lurking about but need some R & R from the playlist and managment of level threads for a bit. :)

08-23-2010, 06:38 AM
Congrats creators on another outstanding batch of levels :D The last fortnight has been real crazy as far as the spotlight goes. Thanks so much to everyone who helped!

08-23-2010, 06:46 AM
Congrats to Ninja for being back.

08-23-2010, 08:10 AM
Awww... I'm sad my level didn't get spotlighted. Oh well there's always next time! Thxs for the amazing spotlight guys, those people really deserved it! (may I ask though... When is the deadline for a showcase thread to be post that may get onto the next spotlight...?)

08-23-2010, 09:02 AM
Thanks to the crew :) i know they been alot of levels this week must had been hard to keep up. i know i have alot i need to play

08-23-2010, 09:35 AM
I love waking up in the morning to find awesome levels to play. Thanks!

08-23-2010, 10:16 AM
may I ask though... When is the deadline for a showcase thread to be post that may get onto the next spotlight...?)

The cut-off point for the level showcase is usually Thursday, to give us time to collate stuff for a Saturday post (it didn't work out on Saturday this time around though, because of huge technical issues). Any levels published Friday onwards are eligible for the next episode.

08-23-2010, 10:54 AM
congrats to everyone who got spotlighted!
Great levels! had fun playing through all the levels. :)
Thanks to the spotlight team for this great opportunity

08-23-2010, 11:08 AM
Congratultions to all the talented creators who made it to the spotlight. It's an awesome line-up!

Many thanks to the spotlight crew for all your hard work and special thanks to you Morgana, I shall miss reading your brilliant reviews.

A very warm welcome Joey, Okingo and VelcroJones!


08-23-2010, 11:31 AM
Congratulations to who got spotlighted, it looks like I have some cool levels to play!

And thanks spotlight team for all of your hard work, also, welcome to the team Joey, Okingo, and VelcroJonze.


08-23-2010, 12:43 PM
Another spotlight already? *turns on ps3 now* :D A big thankyou to all of the spotlighters for putting this all together and congratulations to all those whose levels were mentioned! Also, a special thank you to Morgana! I hope you enjoy your break! :) And, of course, a warm welcome to OKINGO, Joey, VelcroJonze! now, if you'll excuse me... *runs off to go play*

08-23-2010, 01:22 PM
Wow! Thanks for the spotlight guys! For some reason, a spotlight here always means more than practically any amount of hearts or plays on the actual game - it's the opinions of these people on the site that mean the most! Feels awesome!

Also, thanks to the spotlight team for all their hard work, and congrats to everyone else who got spotlighted!


08-23-2010, 02:13 PM
Great spotlight! Tons of levels that all look unordinarily vibrant... I like it! Congrats all and hugs around!? o.O

08-23-2010, 02:36 PM
Hey everyone,

As always, I had a blast playing all the community levels, and I'm constantly amazed with the level of talent around here. Congratulations to everyone for keeping LBP thriving with awesome levels, and a super high five for those who made the spotlight!

I would like to personally thank Morgana for her unrivaled dedication to the spotlight; please enjoy your well-deserved break and don't forget to stop by from time to time for the lolz and picking up Taffey's obscure references. ;)

Also, welcome to the team OKINGO, Joey, and Velcrojonze. I promise it gets better after the hazing ritual.

Patting everyone on the back,

08-23-2010, 02:50 PM
Gah I knew I should have put the finishing touches on Cubeworld 3 :p

Oh well, Congrats all who got in - I looks forward to playing your levels :D

and the usual thanks to the team ofc

08-23-2010, 03:06 PM
Congrats all creators! Some fantastic levels there! ;)

And great job Spotlight team :D

08-23-2010, 03:55 PM
I really should check the Level Showcase section way more often :grr: Fortunately, you're here.

Thanks for this other Spotlight! :) There are levels I missed and I absolutely must play.

08-23-2010, 04:26 PM
The cut-off point for the level showcase is usually Thursday, to give us time to collate stuff for a Saturday post (it didn't work out on Saturday this time around though, because of huge technical issues). Any levels published Friday onwards are eligible for the next episode.

Oh so i could still be spotlighted next time seeming as my level was posted saturday (or friday...) Ok thankyou!

08-23-2010, 04:46 PM
OoOooooOOooOoooOOOOOooooOoooooOOooOOoooOooOo Some very nice lvls :) I'm going to go play them now...brb! I have a feeling though that they're going to be fantastic ;)

08-23-2010, 04:48 PM
Ok, congrats who everyone who got the spotlight and thanks to all the crew for their hard work; welcome OKINGO and Joey.

ps: Good luck Morgana;)

08-23-2010, 07:03 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I never knew how much work it takes to put one of these spotlights together. It is an honor to be here.

Huge congratulations to everyone spotlighted, we had a great time playing all your levels.


08-23-2010, 07:06 PM
Huzzah! Great job spotlight team! I was playing these levels with some of my mates when I started wondering why the levels they picked were so well selected! So naturally I came back to LBPC and saw this! Woot!

I seriously can't wait.... in fact...

*runs off to play levels*

08-23-2010, 07:20 PM
wow congratulation to all the people that got spotlight, strange I only played like 2 or 3 of these level but that means more level 4 me to play lol :p

Also I just wanted to say congratulation to the spotlight team for probating another wonderful community spotlight.

08-23-2010, 07:25 PM
Seriously, once again I realize that Community Spotlight are flawed.
I started a discussion about it here (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?33945-Community-Spotlights-don-t-do-justice-to-levels-and-creators&p=589108#post589108), in the site feedback section to avoid quarrels here, where there's people that rightly deserve their spotlight and praise (I'm not joking and not even sarcastic).
So congrats guys, thanks spotlighters, but try to not miss cool stuff that deserve this spot next time.

08-23-2010, 07:31 PM
Another great chance to get out and play some levels.

08-23-2010, 07:42 PM
OMG!!!! My first PSP real level got spotlighted! Thanks spotlight crew!

08-23-2010, 09:00 PM
Thank you for another great episode, both to the creators and the team. And a sincere thanks to Morgana for all of her work that she put into these spotlights. You will be missed.

08-23-2010, 09:10 PM
A very fun spotlight indeed, and one that has plenty of titles that must have slipped under my nose. Congrats to all the creators, PS3 and PSP alike.

Now, where'd I put that controller...

08-23-2010, 09:22 PM
Epic spotlight! Seems to keep getting better and better! I'm starting to wish I had a PSP, too... those levels look fantastic.

Big welcome to OKINGO and Joey on the PS3 side of things. Morgana, we will miss you!

/runs to play unplayed levels

08-23-2010, 10:47 PM
EDIT: oh you deleted that users comment, good. :P

Generic creator thanks!
Generic spotlight thanks!
Generic morgana break thanks!
Generic welcome new reviews thanks!

08-23-2010, 11:11 PM
Wow, thanks guys!

08-23-2010, 11:12 PM
Wow, I just realized the fact that I reviewed a few of these levels up here on the spotlight! The two in particular I liked was "Mining Mishaps" and "Death Swamp" because both of those levels had an amazing replay value! I kept playing those over and over! But I can't forget the Dragon Slayer series. That one just rocked my socks off. For real. :) I'll have to play all of these other levels posted on here when I get the chance.

08-23-2010, 11:24 PM
Great spotlight guys! Thanks! I'll try to give all the levels a play.

javi haguse
08-23-2010, 11:46 PM
Congrats to Ninja for being back.

completely agree.

08-24-2010, 12:17 AM
Congrats everyone on the spotlight! i gota say i wasn't expecting a spotlight mention :D

08-24-2010, 12:18 AM
Enjoy the deserved break Morgana, we've seen 'em come and go on this team and you've outrun em all!

Thanks to the creators & crew for the new picks as always!

08-24-2010, 01:25 AM
Yay I got spotlighted for Bubbly Garden and Spotlight nod for Patapon!!! I feel so honored :p Coxy I love how you said the cursing and shouting thing. That's what I did when I played your level "in search of idols." Anyways, congrats to all well deserved spotlights!

08-24-2010, 02:25 AM
wow I just played some level and they are incredible no wounder you guys got the spotlight lol :p

08-24-2010, 02:37 AM
Great job team and congrats to everyone in the spotlight! And hats off to you Morgana. Thanks for setting the bar for quality spotlights - I hope to see you back in the band someday! Until then, enjoy the "break" ;)

08-24-2010, 06:06 AM
Thanks for the nice review spotlight crew

08-24-2010, 08:29 AM
Man, it's honestly been quite a while since I've seriously dug into some good old LBP levels. A new one by Jump_Button will be enough to bring me back in, but holy crap is this list a winner. I played through Dragonslayer and ALMOST beat Death Swamp (it was diabolically tricky and I had to run). Jww's Survival Line will be the best time you have with 4 players. All of these were amazingly well done.

I'm definitely planning to check out the new Black and White as well as this level Loch'd Up which sounds very interesting indeed. I'm sure I'll run through more too but I'm so backlogged on levels I'll never hope to get through them all. Bring on lbp.me and the "my queue" feature already, gull durnit. I don't know how you spotlighters keep this up. Enjoy the much-deserved vacation Morgana. There aren't enough crowns in the world for ye.

08-24-2010, 09:00 AM
Another great spotlight! Fantastic work guys!

08-24-2010, 12:18 PM
Another fantastic spotlight. Thanks everyone :D

08-24-2010, 12:48 PM
errm thanks for the spotlight =)
and thanks for your effort dear lovely spotlight crew
dont want this to sound like an oscar-award speech :D
so I'm out

08-24-2010, 12:51 PM
Wait now I wounder what will you guys create next?

Or wend will we have our first LBP2 community spotlight lol :P

08-24-2010, 12:52 PM
Thanks very much for the spotlight :)

It's an honour again.

Special thanks to Morgana for her work on the spotlight team, u'v been fantastic.

08-24-2010, 02:41 PM
I really need someone to take me along these levels, for some reason I have not found the time..
stupid time, should be slower.

08-24-2010, 03:12 PM
is there a list of ALL spotlight levels readily available still? i remember someone compiled it. i need a year or so of catch up to do, along with these.

thanks, morgana. i was in one of ccubage's very final spotlights too, and i'm glad i'm at the retirement party. i hope more people give it a spin now.

i'm happy i can come back and still hang with the best, because i'm always critical of my own stuff, and have seen some seriously amazing work in the last couple weeks, that could have never been done in '08 and '09.

08-24-2010, 03:22 PM
Well I haven't decided to quit quit yet... just on a break ;) We'll see.

I don't think we have one place with a list of them all. Just the archives for now. If you want to wait a bit there might be something that would help you get caught up on the way, just not yet. Is that cryptic enough? lol

08-24-2010, 06:50 PM
That was a long (but great) spotlight!

Thank you spotlight people!

08-24-2010, 07:47 PM
Still no luck. Someday I WILL make a level that's spotlight worthy! Aside from this...

I've played a few of those levels already, and I can definitely say those levels are amazing! As one would expect, the spotlight crew did an epic job once again! Thanks for giving us fantastic levels to play! :D

08-25-2010, 04:24 PM
Wanted to put up a link to Vortex's gift to the community. If you want a quick and easy way to look up spotlight levels past and present, head over here (http://spotlight.lbpcentral.com/) and check it out! Don't forget to let Vortex know how much you like this and thank him here (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?34059-LBPCentral-Spotlight-Search-Engine!&p=591172#post591172).

08-25-2010, 05:32 PM
Woo first Shotlight.

Did I mention Bakscratch doesn't believe in infinite life spawns?
Lol its true.

08-25-2010, 09:37 PM
Woo first Shotlight.

Lol its true.

Neither do I >:]

08-27-2010, 04:47 PM
Hmm, I should read the new spotlight.
*reads it*
I got mentioned? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS? Someone is getting fired!

08-28-2010, 06:17 PM
Yay! First time being spotlighted! xDxDxDxDxDxD!!

08-29-2010, 10:42 AM
Great job spotlight team and congratz to all creators

08-29-2010, 10:59 PM
Hey spotlight crew, just telling you my level has a period at the end of it. "A Bubbly Garden." <- Period. It's cool if you don't change it, just telling you guys :)

09-03-2010, 10:44 AM
what is spotlight? :/

09-04-2010, 06:52 AM
I'm so bleak right now, while we were on holiday all 3 of our tv's and my PS3 + all the games were stolen. So now I have to start everything from scratch... don't let it happen to you, guys. From the looks of the spotlight, you've got too much to lose... meh

09-05-2010, 07:59 PM
Locked and archived. :)