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Luckett_X
11-08-2008, 04:05 PM
Hi there, don't know if any of you have played my levels yet, but I've taken to pimping them across the internets until MM instigate a better system of exposure! I already recognise donkey show here, so, here we go:


Sackhouette - Forest King's Request

http://i36.tinypic.com/e833th.gif
http://i38.tinypic.com/2m3ljjo.jpg
http://i37.tinypic.com/2yllmwl.jpg

Video of Beta version by TeknoManEX:
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When the final servers went up, I tweaked my old beta level by adding music, a few small visual tweaks and the noticeable upgrade to my level series titular star: BestMan, now in 2.0 form!

http://i37.tinypic.com/eq5iyo.jpg

For people unfamiliar with the level, the silhouette visual style is gonna be a trademark of this set of my level out-put. The level has a fully functioning multiple hit Boss, not using brains in any way. Also, if you get stuck on the Frog section, heres a tip: DO NOT JUMP.

You can find the level by searching "sackhouette", no idea how well its doing since I can't check it until tomorrow night. Please play it, heart it, rarrrrrrr.


Sackhouette 2 - SkyGoose's Dilemma

http://i37.tinypic.com/qzlzzb.gif

The 2nd level in my Sackhouette series follows on from Forest King's Request, as your intrepid sackboy/girl visits the Sky Realm. Thunder is the main hazard up here, with perilous jumping across ancient pillars, BestMan's missing BestJet and a trio of deliquant ducks. All this and TWO boss encounters!

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There are many windmills because there is a lot of wind in the sky, you see.

http://i36.tinypic.com/2qjvtlf.jpg
Unsightly spelling error has been fixed, but you will have to fix BestMan's problems!

http://i33.tinypic.com/w8qccn.jpg
This segment may be the one to replace the frogs from the first :lol

http://i35.tinypic.com/191q1u.jpg
Even the sky isn't safe from chavs..

http://i34.tinypic.com/15n69fb.jpg
I quite like making these shrines and set-pieces, its making the fearsome mechanical bosses that causes me real grief!

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[WARNING] BOSS ENCOUNTER: .:The THUNDERTRUNK:.

Easy ways to find my levels is to search Sackhouette, which should certainly at least find my first level and from there you should be able to access my second.

Hope you enjoy them! I've been tweaking them alot already from feedback so if you haven't played them yet, now is the perfect time!

azbgamer
11-08-2008, 04:08 PM
Wow they are really good:cool:

Conall-Star
11-08-2008, 04:15 PM
that art design is fantastic. will make sure i check these out.

Gondito
11-08-2008, 07:40 PM
hey i played the first one, i love the style of these levels, but some parts are uneccesarily frustrating, and after playing the level multiple times, it ultimatyely led to me giving up on the level, when i would of liked too see all of it.

ConfusedCartman
11-08-2008, 07:59 PM
I played this earlier today. Fantastic work.

Cloud
11-08-2008, 09:01 PM
Holy schlapskie. You made Sackhouette? That's my favorite level. Excellent job, I'm gonna go try out number 2 now. =D

Edit: I can't get past the smoking chav goose. Even when I bring his PSP the smoke is still there. =/

RedPanda
11-08-2008, 09:19 PM
stuck on part 2 at the PSP part :( tried placing it everywhere I can near the duckie, but the gas stays... tried to replay just in case it was a glitch - but it still doesn't work - I heard the breaking noise as soon as I entered the level and again as I died once on the mini-boss both times I played I love these levels though ^.^

edit : looks like I'm second in line :P

Luckett_X
11-08-2008, 10:25 PM
Sorry about that! When fixing a problem with a winch and grab-sponge getting stuck under some platforms, the stupid editor deleted all magnetic switches on the area I added geometry to. Its fixed now, but the [PSP] quest was indeed glitching at that point. Go beat it!

For people who found the first level too difficult, when was the last time you played it? I've changed some of the harder parts considerably over the last couple of days, so it should be more than easy enough now!

UmJammerSully
11-09-2008, 01:06 AM
Holy crap, Luckett, I had no idea you used these forums. I played your levels today and they're honestly my favourite levels out of user levels or MM levels. The style makes my eyes sing, the difficulty is great, the dialouge is gold. You're honestly an absolute inspiration and I can't wait to play the rest of the series.

GO BESTMAN!

Dr. Chaos
11-09-2008, 05:48 AM
I can't recommend these levels highly enough.

It's hard to find alot of stages in LBP that feel uniquely their own and Luckett nailed it while oozing them with charm.

The complaints about the frogs continue to perplex me though, I've done four playthroughs of The Forest King's Request and I died just four times at that point (the frogs), twice on the first attempt and two more on the third and fourth playthrough respectively. I really don't get it, it feels like a fairly basic sequence (I had read about it before on Neo Gaf and was expecting a hopping nightmare).

Heart these levels, people, I die a lil on the inside everytime I glide past these stages and then notice quick instant trophy cash ins on the first page with a gajillion plays and hearts.

OCK
11-09-2008, 06:36 AM
They look beautiful, I will try them out later on today:)

Maedhros
11-09-2008, 07:34 AM
Fantastic levels!

Voltiare
11-09-2008, 07:50 AM
Definitely the best art design I have seen so far. Reminds me of Patapon.

Anyway, glad to have you on the forums. More talent is always a good thing.

gevurah22
11-09-2008, 08:21 AM
FROOOOOOOOOOOGS!!! =P

Good to know you found LBPCentral, Wurm.

OCK
11-09-2008, 12:29 PM
I played them both and they are truly beautiful and fun to play (that to me is the perfect combination) :) Excellent work and I look forward to the next one in the series.

Dr. Chaos
11-09-2008, 10:12 PM
I vote Best Man for new LBP mascot.

If he needs help leading a bloody revolt against Sackboy's throne, I will gladly aid him in his rebellion.

Luckett_X
11-15-2008, 11:00 AM
Just had to recreate BestMan because the editor wasn't letting me edit the saved object of him anymore, presumably because i saved him offline or the patches locked it.

Anyway, stoked my levels got featured on the site!

Tomo009
11-15-2008, 12:09 PM
I beat the thundertrunk boss on the second and had no idea where to go died, but still they are both great and really really beautiful, how did you learn your level design skills?

Night Angel
11-15-2008, 07:54 PM
These levels are amazing! You took real advantage of the darkness and made some cool figures. I love 'em!

aer0blue
11-16-2008, 11:02 PM
These are the most impressive levels I have seen, visually/artistically-wise. The gameplay could use a little work, as it's a little bit too difficult (or maybe it's just me...I'll try again later), but visually, it's unlike anything I have seen on LBP so far. This deserves more attention for sure. Luckett_X, I'm looking forward to your next contributions. Even if you decide to make different levels unlike these, I would like to see one or two more later on in the future. Very good stuff, keep it up!

ryryryan
11-16-2008, 11:08 PM
Aw man, wish i saw this earlier so i could play this. Now i gotta wait 2 weeks :(

Risen
11-17-2008, 01:44 PM
These are the most impressive levels I have seen, visually/artistically-wise. The gameplay could use a little work, as it's a little bit too difficult (or maybe it's just me...I'll try again later), but visually, it's unlike anything I have seen on LBP so far. This deserves more attention for sure. Luckett_X, I'm looking forward to your next contributions. Even if you decide to make different levels unlike these, I would like to see one or two more later on in the future. Very good stuff, keep it up!

That pretty much sums it up for me as well. Well done!

It would be useful to know that it takes multiple presses of the buttons to kill the bosses. It took me some time to figure out. Also, it's really annoying that there's no warning or real way to avoid the fireballs from the boss in the first one. If there is some way and I just didn't see it, then it should be made more obvious somehow.

Gilgamesh
11-17-2008, 03:10 PM
I've tried the first level. The style is very unique and perfectly executed. The level itself though is very difficult, and becomes confusing with more than one player :)

Still, the boss was nice, but I haven't yet gathered the courage to try the second one :p

Linque
11-17-2008, 03:11 PM
Awesome presentation. I need to try these out.

Zorez
11-17-2008, 08:09 PM
Very cool levels.:cool:

Luckett_X
11-19-2008, 02:51 AM
Fancied making something like this since I first started making Sackhouette:

http://www.luckettopia.com/sackhouettecover_c.png

:p

Risen
11-19-2008, 01:53 PM
Except for the typeface used for the title, that's a pretty cool box art comp!

Rossinho
11-19-2008, 11:30 PM
Yeah, they're fantastic levels. I love the bit at the start of the 1st one, really sets you up for the rest of the level.

Can't wait till the next one

Endoftime56
11-20-2008, 12:20 AM
Played your levels, great job man, keep up the good work. :cool:

ClankXIII
11-20-2008, 12:41 AM
Do you have a BestMan costume?

aer0blue
11-21-2008, 05:00 AM
Oh... And by the way...

BestMan wtfpwnz.

Luckett_X
11-24-2008, 12:38 PM
Preview of Sackhouette 3:

I've enjoyed making a level at a leisurely pace so far. I know people are eager to play the next installment, but it's quite early on and I havent gotten too far yet as I was refining some concepts. But after the madcap rush to finish the 1st before the end of the Beta (I lost my entire almost finished 1st level to the save corruption plague!) and then blast out the 2nd early on after the retail releases its been nice to go at my own pace. Anyway, heres some pics of the characters from the 3rd episode:

http://www.luckettopia.com/Sackhouette3_BestMan_noGuardian.jpg

Of course BestMan is back!

http://www.luckettopia.com/Sackhouette3_GreatGopher.jpg

This level is all about the gophers! Level starts off in a mountain range, but you'll soon learn a new interesting digging mechanic I've created to take the level underground...

http://www.luckettopia.com/Sackhouette3_TuskTusk.jpg

Dr Ivor.E won't be the main villain in this episode, but his lackeys the Tusk Force will be! Gonna have fun with them in several boss encounters hopefully!

Look forward to Sackhouette 3, currently under construction!

aer0blue
11-24-2008, 06:30 PM
Are these all original characters of yours, or did you just make them up for Sackhouette?

Anyway, looking forward to the third installment. :)

Luckett_X
11-24-2008, 07:09 PM
I guess you could consider the little guy on here a BestMan prototype. I've referred to them as 'Luckettopians' in the past.

http://www.luckettopia.com/wp-content/themes/luckettopia/luckettstandgif.gif

But nope, every single character has been made up just for Sackhouette! The villains in the first iteration that was lost to a save corruption were going to be aliens! I settled on elephants when re-maiking the first level from scratch because of the Elephant temple in the Temples template background.

Night Angel
11-24-2008, 07:13 PM
Can't wait for Sackhouette 3! Your characters are so well-made and creative :)

Luckett_X
11-30-2008, 06:32 PM
lol, just been playing through story mode with the girlfriend this weekend and finally got the cardboard facemask, so:

http://www.luckettopia.com/bestman_costume1.jpg
http://www.luckettopia.com/bestman_costume2.jpg
BestMan costume!

noahbird
12-09-2008, 09:14 AM
Wow, I'm so impressed by both of these levels. I've played tons of user levels now, many of them from this thread and I have to say "World of Light" and your levels are hands down my favorite. Perfect balance of difficulty, creativity and artistic expression. Great frackin' job!

Hexagohn
12-11-2008, 10:27 PM
Hey I played the first one, I love the style of these levels, but some parts are unnecessarily frustrating, and after playing the level multiple times, it ultimately led to me giving up on the level, when I would of liked too see all of it.

I agree, I started the level and loved it (the first one that is) but when I got to the part with the frogs we died, then we started over and died again so I ultimately gave up, here you mention not jumping? I wish i'd known that earlier lol. Maybe consider putting some sort of hint in the level that your not supposed to jump? I still haven't finished it. The level looked amazing though and I really liked all the little side quests, those were a seller for me. Anyway brilliant levels overall.

BasketSnake
12-11-2008, 11:15 PM
I searched for these the other day but didn't find them. I got so ****** off.

Luckett_X
12-11-2008, 11:18 PM
Sackhouette - Forest King's Request should be found either on Page 5 or 6 of Cool Levels. Search by my PSN id Luckett_X, but yeah, thats pretty disappointing if people cant even find my levels through the broken search engine with a made up word like Sackhouette.

Also someone else decided to name their levels Sackhouette, and I'm not entirely sure I believe they didnt copy the name as they protest.

xkappax
12-12-2008, 03:14 AM
i had a heck of a time finding your levels at first, too. they really have to fix that stupid search feature.

I enjoy your levels. They remind me a lot of loco roco. I look forward to the third installment.

NinjaMicWZ
12-12-2008, 05:00 AM
Played both a little bit ago... beautiful work. This is what I like to see, and it's amazing how fast the level quality has progressed on here since launch day. Hearted, and I'll constantly keep an eye out for whatever else you publish.

ApellesJr
03-14-2009, 08:20 AM
These are my favorite levels!

I had no idea you were on this site though. That's awesome.

By the way, after I beat the boss in the first one I became trapped under some of his body parts and had to restart. It was a freak, coincidence, but i still had to restart.

Zwollie
03-14-2009, 09:26 AM
It seems I need to play these levels....RIGHT NOW!! :)
They look absolutely amazing, can't wait to play these.

Snowspot
03-14-2009, 10:56 PM
Wow this looks amazing, gunna check it out soon :)

Morgana25
03-17-2009, 04:30 AM
Played through both levels last night and just loved them. They are beautiful to look at and fun to play through. The originality of the characters is amazing and I love how the backgrounds are quirky and fit the style of your characters perfectly. Your lighting is lovely and I like the "cut out" quality of the columns and homes in the backgrounds. Some of the platforming I found tricky but not enough to affect my love of this level. Nice work. 5 stars & a heart.

ApellesJr
04-20-2009, 05:00 PM
Any news on part 3?

RangerZero
04-20-2009, 05:03 PM
LuckettX doesn't seem to be playing LBP anymore.

I'm gonna go get news of him since there's also nice updates lately.

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ApellesJr
04-20-2009, 05:05 PM
He needs to get his boo tay up and finish part 3.

Jaeyden
04-20-2009, 07:00 PM
I haven't seen him in LBP for at least two or three months. I think he's done. :(

Jaeyden
04-20-2009, 08:00 PM
I haven't seen him in LBP for at least two or three months. I think he's done. :(

ApellesJr
04-20-2009, 08:05 PM
NOOOOO! I don't believe that...it's not true.

RangerZero
04-20-2009, 11:10 PM
NOOOOO! I don't believe that...it's not true.

I've been talking with him somewhat regularly and I know he encountered alot of problems with Sachouette3. I lost the level on a corrupt save at some point and he also got the profile bug where it says you saved but in fact you lose your progress (this one is fixed now though).

At some point he simply stopped playing the game but i'm gonna send him an Email tonight and see what's up.

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Luckett_X
04-21-2009, 02:44 AM
Yo dudes, I'm not done. Not yet! In all honesty when I learned what was coming in Yarg/Create Pack 1, I stopped tinkering and decided to wait for it to launch as there was some stuff I straight up needed to continue. So am gonna get back into the swing of things this weekend! And as RangerZero said, I hit loads of Save corruption nonsense which soured my playtime a little bit.

I still play LBP occasionally for a quick catch up on all the awesome levels I see dotted around, but I am guilty of completely flopping out of communities such as this one. I'm sorry!

Whalio Cappuccino
04-21-2009, 05:23 AM
Yo dudes, I'm not done. Not yet! In all honesty when I learned what was coming in Yarg/Create Pack 1, I stopped tinkering and decided to wait for it to launch as there was some stuff I straight up needed to continue. So am gonna get back into the swing of things this weekend! And as RangerZero said, I hit loads of Save corruption nonsense which soured my playtime a little bit.

I still play LBP occasionally for a quick catch up on all the awesome levels I see dotted around, but I am guilty of completely flopping out of communities such as this one. I'm sorry!

Good to know your still around man, hope to see the third installment, cuz these levels are amazing.

Dexiro
04-21-2009, 05:32 AM
i can't be bothered to play these levels right now, but i think they look amazing

kind of looks like something off patapon :p