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ConfusedCartman
11-15-2008, 01:47 AM
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Welcome to our first ever Community Spotlight! For those of you who don't know, Community Spotlight(formerly known as "Featured Creations") is a way for us to show off, or "Spotlight", our favorite levels made by you! We scour our Level Showcase (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=40) for awesome levels, and we neatly organize them in a list format to allow you to easily find them on your own. We've got a roundup of 12 different levels for you to tackle, all of which are fantastic in one way or another. If pictures and/or a video is available, it will be provided under the listing. Please keep in mind, these levels are in no specific order.

Level Title - Forum Username/PSN Username - Original Thread
Azure Palace - donkey show/gevurah22 - Thread (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3377)
Description:

"The basis of the stage is to acquire the Azure Key and unlock the Underwater Palace's secret treasure. You have to have the Key with you at all times considering it not only unlocks passages and is necessary for puzzles, but it provides both offense and defense for... you know... giant underwater beasts. =D" - donkey show

Media(if available):

http://www.daviddino.com/lbpazure11.jpg
http://www.daviddino.com/lbpazure15.jpg
http://www.daviddino.com/lbpazure15.jpg%3C/a%3E (http://www.daviddino.com/lbpazure15.jpg)YBxahZljFMs

The Sackhouette Series- Luckett_X/Luckett_X - Thread (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4380)
Description:

The Sackhouette series is a unique set of levels that follow a very recognizable visual style. With a bright background color and silhouettes for characters, it's a very surreal experience that you just have to try for yourself.

Media(if available):

http://i38.tinypic.com/2m3ljjo.jpghttp://i33.tinypic.com/w8qccn.jpgoQ4v6d7Moak
The Pirate's Voyage - Maedhros/Maedhros - Thread (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4408)
Description:

"After chowing down some grub, you notice that your coin pouch is missing! How will you pay your check? Venture across the great pirate-filled sea to find your loot! Yarr!" - Maedhros

Media(if available):


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y83/Doodmar/P7190004.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y83/Doodmar/P7190007.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y83/Doodmar/P7190009.jpg
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Vacation? - RedPanda's partner/SkwerlChomp - Thread (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4430)
Description:

"Vacation? is a continuation after the final boss battle on Story Mode. The King has presented Sackboy/girl a vacation to wherever his/her little heart can imagine. Sackboy (let's just refer to sackboy from here on >.< ) starts the level in a jet en route to his dream destination. The music is happy and sackboy is in bliss just imagining how much fun he will have once he arrives!" - RedPanda

And a note from me: this level is definitely worth a try. It's definitely very creative and I love the beginning of it.

Media(if available): None

Out of Africa - OCK/OCK - Thread (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4350)
Description:

A level set in Africa, you are taking a tour when things suddenly go wrong. Can you survive the natives and get Out of Africa?

Media(if available):

Picture Album for Out of Africa (http://www.flickr.com/photos/32169450@N05/)
Limbo - LittleBigGiant/Gondito - Thread (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4395)
Description:

An odd little level, but it's very creative in it's lack of detail. Contrast plays a big role here, and there's really no answer to "Why?", although you'll be asking yourself that while playing through it. Give it a shot.

Media(if available):


http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/231/medium/1_DSC01452.JPGhttp://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/littlebiggallery/images/231/medium/1_DSC01451.JPG
Platforming for Dummies - Cloud/Cloud7654 - Thread (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4282)
Description:

"Basically, I wanted to go back to basics and test your skills with the X button. I must warn you, I've been told that the level is rather difficult."

And a note from me: While it isn't the most visually attractive level in the world, it is definitely challenging and fun. Give this level a chance, you might actually beat it.

Media(if available):

http://cloud.halo-ring.org/pics/LBP/IMG_0518.JPGhttp://cloud.halo-ring.org/pics/LBP/IMG_0515.JPG
Singe Ruins - Tyler/Tylerburrito - Thread (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3991)
Description:

What almost seems like an extension of Great Magician's Palace is actually a fun - and difficult - platformer that has a few surprises up it's sleeves. Definitely something you should give a try.

Media(if available):

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Trouble In Sackville! - Stuff/Kibbles01 - Thread (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4045)
Description:

Sackville is under attack! Flee the destruction and escape safely or meet your demise.

Media(if available):

UjXoIp8X3lwTekno Fortress - aer0blue/aer0blue - Thread (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3720)
Description:

"Tekno Fortress is a behemoth of a level that was inspired by many original 2D platforming games, so see if you can spot which one influenced on what! It also includes puzzles, branching paths, story, a secret boss, a LOT of prizes, and much, much more! Regarding the story, it's a sort of prequel to the upcoming chapters I'll be working on after the game's release. The level took me about 40 hours to make and an additional 8-9 hours of tweaking. It filled up the whole thermometer of a Medium-sized crater." -aer0blue

Media(if available):


http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f344/aer0blue/TF1.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f344/aer0blue/TF2.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f344/aer0blue/TF3.jpg
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The Domain - docpac/drpacifist - Thread (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4125)
Description:

"The level starts out with some fairly simple obstacles but the difficulty progresses right up the the big finish. I've attempted to incorporate every trick I've learned from the story mode plus a few tricks of my own. The final room uses over 15 switches, 4, motors, a few pistons, and a gaggle of geese. I built the level in sections so most of the cool stuff you'll see will be available as prizes. There are a total of 21 prizes." - docpac

Media(if available):

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3151/3001603943_a408bd2fb5_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3037/3001604021_bd007399d3_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3164/3002440112_1a4d00f5b1_o.jpg

Marino
11-15-2008, 01:49 AM
Very nice Cartman. :arg:

Congrats to all the winnars. :)

Gondito
11-15-2008, 03:11 AM
Cartman is it possible you could change my level name Void to Limbo? thats actually the official name and i want people to be able to find it

UmJammerSully
11-15-2008, 03:24 AM
I wholeheartedly agree with all of the choices here. Sackhouette particularly is just....It's the very definition of why LBP is so great.

Tyler
11-15-2008, 03:48 AM
I absolutely adore all of these levels, and I'm happy that my level made it up there. Congratulations to everyone for working so hard!

OCK
11-15-2008, 03:52 AM
Congrats to everyone, you all deserve it. I made it a point to try all these levels and they are all great. Let's keep the high quality stuff coming:)

Marino
11-15-2008, 03:56 AM
Cartman is it possible you could change my level name Void to Limbo? thats actually the official name and i want people to be able to find it

Fixed.

:)

Gondito
11-15-2008, 04:01 AM
Fixed.

:)

thanks:):)

Night Angel
11-15-2008, 04:39 AM
All of these levels look amazing. You creators have put a lot of work, time, and effort into these, and they turned out excellent.

Stuff
11-15-2008, 04:46 AM
i myself am impressed with alot of these levels. Imagine if we all got together and made a massive awesomely epic level....

aer0blue
11-15-2008, 04:48 AM
Thanks all, and congrats to everyone, as well. :)

Voltiare
11-15-2008, 05:32 AM
Congrats to all. You all deserve it.

BTW, is it just me or is that only 11 levels?

ConfusedCartman
11-15-2008, 05:54 AM
Congrats to all. You all deserve it.

BTW, is it just me or is that only 11 levels?
The Sackhouette series makes up two levels so far, actually, so I counted them as 2 even though there's only one listing there.

Night Angel
11-15-2008, 05:55 AM
i myself am impressed with alot of these levels. Imagine if we all got together and made a massive awesomely epic level....

That would be insanely cool...but very hard to do :p

Luckett_X
11-15-2008, 10:58 AM
Thanks for the feature! I only started work on Sackhouette 3 the other night so its a ways off, but more people playing the original 2 levels is always appreciated!

Congrats to others on the list. The Domain is one of my favourite user levels thus far!

RedPanda
11-15-2008, 03:35 PM
YAY! Thanks for the recognition ^.^ wish we coulda got video or pics up, but time got the best of us >.< Anyways, SkwerlChomp spent most of his days working on this level and it's been played about 50 times in 2 weeks. I hope this can spread a little light onto his work, cause in my opinion, his attention to detail really makes the level stick out. Due to thermometer limitations, the story will be continued. The second level is in the works, and this site will be notified upon completion. Thanks for the opportunity to post this level on such a thriving site! :p

docpac
11-15-2008, 07:23 PM
I'm going to have a busy afternoon... Congrats to everyone.


i myself am impressed with alot of these levels. Imagine if we all got together and made a massive awesomely epic level....

Completely possible. We could all create sections or whatnot, send them to each other, and each of us compile them in our own way. Might be interesting.

RAINFIRE
11-15-2008, 08:03 PM
hey i hope i can get on this list soon, i just uploaded a level called "Time" it might be a little hard to find as i never have tried to find it myself, but look for the dragon eye patch (no there is not a dragon in it) and i uploaded it early because i thought what better a way then to have other people say what they would like me to do with the final touchups, i am done with all the challenges and stuff just need to get the final touch ups done and i just wanted to ask if you guys could play it and leave a comment on things you would want to to see in it.

Please play it i spent quite a bit of time on it

Cheers!

P.S. the puzzel at the end i will give you guys some help so that does not frustrate you: start at the top left and all the pieces in the pieces box going from left to right and top down in the actual puzzle that is reversed so the top left one in the box is the one in the bottom right in the puzzle: So please play it, i have not had many plays because people well i do not think that they see it in the cool levels or what not so if you have any tips to get my level pushed farther up in the cool levels list so i can get more plays on it then please respond to give me and to give us all some tips


P.P.S oh and the story is that Time is your new master and you are its new test subject and so in this level you have to overcome obstacles that the clock has set up for you in a quick fashion so you do not get blown up with the rest of the level

Cheers!

dorien
11-15-2008, 08:22 PM
hey i hope i can get on this list soon, i just uploaded a level called "Time" it might be a little hard to find as i never have tried to find it myself, but look for the dragon eye patch (no there is not a dragon in it) and i uploaded it early because i thought what better a way then to have other people say what they would like me to do with the final touchups, i am done with all the challenges and stuff just need to get the final touch ups done and i just wanted to ask if you guys could play it and leave a comment on things you would want to to see in it.

Please play it i spent quite a bit of time on it

Cheers!

P.S. the puzzel at the end i will give you guys some help so that does not frustrate you: start at the top left and all the pieces in the pieces box going from left to right and top down in the actual puzzle that is reversed so the top left one in the box is the one in the bottom right in the puzzle: So please play it, i have not had many plays because people well i do not think that they see it in the cool levels or what not so if you have any tips to get my level pushed farther up in the cool levels list so i can get more plays on it then please respond to give me and to give us all some tips


P.P.S oh and the story is that Time is your new master and you are its new test subject and so in this level you have to overcome obstacles that the clock has set up for you in a quick fashion so you do not get blown up with the rest of the level

Cheers!

Dude sounds like a nice level

But you should put this level in Level Showcase and not here:kz:

docpac
11-15-2008, 09:04 PM
I hope you guys don't mind if I post this, slightly edited :), on the workshop forums. I sure wouldn't mind extra plays and I imagine neither would the other creators.

UmJammerSully
11-15-2008, 09:24 PM
hey i hope i can get on this list soon, i just uploaded a level called "Time" it might be a little hard to find as i never have tried to find it myself, but look for the dragon eye patch (no there is not a dragon in it) and i uploaded it early because i thought what better a way then to have other people say what they would like me to do with the final touchups, i am done with all the challenges and stuff just need to get the final touch ups done and i just wanted to ask if you guys could play it and leave a comment on things you would want to to see in it.

Please play it i spent quite a bit of time on it

Cheers!

P.S. the puzzel at the end i will give you guys some help so that does not frustrate you: start at the top left and all the pieces in the pieces box going from left to right and top down in the actual puzzle that is reversed so the top left one in the box is the one in the bottom right in the puzzle: So please play it, i have not had many plays because people well i do not think that they see it in the cool levels or what not so if you have any tips to get my level pushed farther up in the cool levels list so i can get more plays on it then please respond to give me and to give us all some tips


P.P.S oh and the story is that Time is your new master and you are its new test subject and so in this level you have to overcome obstacles that the clock has set up for you in a quick fashion so you do not get blown up with the rest of the level

Cheers!

If you've posted the level on level showcase and it deserves to be here, then it will be. I don't think it's necessary to start advertising it here.

Maedhros
11-15-2008, 11:38 PM
It's an honor to be recognized so early in my LBP "career" haha.

All ye pirates get out there and plunder some villages and loot da treasures yarrr!

RAINFIRE
11-16-2008, 12:22 AM
If you've posted the level on level showcase and it deserves to be here, then it will be. I don't think it's necessary to start advertising it here.

I did and i have not gotten a single reply on it :cry: :sad face: so i was kinda dissapointed and sorry about that i know it was not supposed to be here just i thought i should share my story oh and i am glad you all think it sounds good now go and do me a favor and play it.

Cheers!

gevurah22
11-16-2008, 03:14 AM
I'm really honored to have The Azure Palace up there, but don't bother anymore. It apparently got moderated... I have no idea why, but if it's for something I think it is, then I'm done with this game for good. This is dumb.

Stuff
11-16-2008, 04:09 AM
I'm really honored to have The Azure Palace up there, but don't bother anymore. It apparently got moderated... I have no idea why, but if it's for something I think it is, then I'm done with this game for good. This is dumb.

Its still up on the front page...

gevurah22
11-16-2008, 04:25 AM
Its still up on the front page...

Well, it's not in "My Levels." Plus I got the pop-up saying that it was moderated.

aer0blue
11-16-2008, 05:31 AM
Well, it's not in "My Levels." Plus I got the pop-up saying that it was moderated.

I was wondering what the heck happened to it... Didn't see it on Cool Levels, but I did see it on people's Hearted Levels... My guess is, maybe it got "moderated" for having blood? There's some red paint resembling blood near the start of the level... Anyway, that's all I can think up.

Note to self: backup your levels. :\

docpac
11-16-2008, 05:52 AM
Well, it's not in "My Levels." Plus I got the pop-up saying that it was moderated.

Someone may have flagged it to be funny, but it should come back up. There is no reason for that level to be removed.

QuozL
11-16-2008, 06:00 AM
Well done to everyone featured, a lot of great levels to check out now.

Cheers QuozL

gevurah22
11-16-2008, 06:03 AM
I was wondering what the heck happened to it... Didn't see it on Cool Levels, but I did see it on people's Hearted Levels... My guess is, maybe it got "moderated" for having blood? There's some red paint resembling blood near the start of the level... Anyway, that's all I can think up.

Note to self: backup your levels. :\

Well they don't delete your stages off of your moon so it's okay in that respect.

Hexagohn
11-16-2008, 06:24 AM
Ohhh they dont? Im glad to hear that at least. I was actually checking around the forums to see if that was the case or not. I really hope they put it back up or something.

PsychoticMarik
11-16-2008, 07:11 AM
The fact that sony,or anyone else for that matter believes that people wont make levels based on other fiction is just insane.

I mean come on....we arent going to charge people for these levels =_=
I mean really...how long will this game last if we cant make levels based on other games,movies,TV shows and such?

And if they start taking levels down for "blood" then I will just up and quit LBP.
To censor the community like that is just overkill.

aer0blue
11-16-2008, 02:40 PM
I mean really...how long will this game last if we cant make levels based on other games,movies,TV shows and such?

This was said from day 1--no copyrighted material.

lbp
11-16-2008, 04:50 PM
Excellent work Cartman, and excellent levels and ideas people! Talk about some great ideas and levels that we're seeing!

LBP

UmJammerSully
11-16-2008, 09:02 PM
Out of curiosity, how are the levels for community spotlight picked? Is it just one person picking them? Also, I'm glad we're having a whole 12 levels in one go instead of just the one. Decent levels seem to be churned out quite regularly so 12 levels a fortnight is quite good.

Risen
11-17-2008, 02:00 PM
Thanks for compiling this list. I don't have the time to check out every level that comes up in the showcase section, but this allowed me to sit down and have a play across many quality levels at once when I did have some time.

Infinitely more useful than "Cool levels".

moleynator
11-19-2008, 10:17 PM
Limbo video:

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Finally got some new discs to record onto!!

Cloud
11-20-2008, 12:01 AM
I just played all of the other levels, and they are fantastic. Good choices for the first community spotlight!

Creative
11-20-2008, 05:37 PM
Awesome! Will try to play all of them :hero:

FrozenNeon
11-22-2008, 06:10 PM
Played them all and i was really impressed :).

Hopefully my level - Frozen Murder - will get on next segment :P.

Night Angel
11-24-2008, 02:57 PM
Again, excellent levels people. Can't wait to see the next Community Spotlight

UmJammerSully
11-25-2008, 12:37 AM
Episode 2 is this Friday, right? I look forward to it.

ConfusedCartman
11-25-2008, 01:09 AM
Episode 2 is this Friday, right? I look forward to it.
Yep, I'll have it up Friday. PMs will start going out tonight and tomorrow.

PsychoticMarik
11-25-2008, 11:30 PM
This was said from day 1--no copyrighted material.

It may be because I didnt keep up with LBP all that well but I honestly dont remember hearing it.
And if they really believed that would be the case then they are really idiotic.
Not to mention this is all fan made stuff anyway, so no one will sell it...not even a way to sell it.

Kinda insane to censor people of nothing.

moleynator
11-26-2008, 05:00 PM
The domain is now processing on youtube. I will post it later.

2 Videos in this post! One more video to be uploaded tomorrow if I get enough time.

EDIT:
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EDIT 2:
Vacation?
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UmJammerSully
11-27-2008, 02:03 AM
(Removed because i'm a whiny little something apparently)

aer0blue
11-27-2008, 02:11 AM
Easy there, Chaz. It doesn't mean your level doesn't have what it takes. It might get featured in a future episode.

SuperPhillip
11-27-2008, 02:48 AM
Yikes!

What brilliance!

Seems I have something I need to play tonight.

ConfusedCartman
11-27-2008, 03:03 AM
But I haven't got my PM yet.

Wait, that couldn't possibly mean....

.........
.....
..........
....

NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
Sorry, I didn't update you guys. PM's haven't even begun to go out yet. My lack of computer is making this whole thing a lot harder. We'll get it up, though, don't you worry.

lbp
11-27-2008, 03:58 AM
Totally awesome work here guys! Keep it up!

LBP

UmJammerSully
11-27-2008, 07:21 PM
Sorry, I didn't update you guys. PM's haven't even begun to go out yet. My lack of computer is making this whole thing a lot harder. We'll get it up, though, don't you worry.

I was kidding anyway, but I'm glad I have a chance still. :hero:

FrozenNeon
11-27-2008, 10:32 PM
Oooooh its friday today :p

Looking forward to the spotlight, it would be like winning an oscar getting on there :)

moleynator
11-27-2008, 10:54 PM
Out of Africa (By OCK):

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OCK
11-27-2008, 11:36 PM
Thanks for the video although I have to say this was taken from the earliest version of the level and at least a dozen changes have been made since then. The whole cannon section, camera zones, the river section, speech bubbles and I ton of other things were completely changed or modified so this video is not the best representation of my level as it stands. Still, I thank you for taking the time to record it but I may just have to make find a way to make another video myself.

moleynator
11-27-2008, 11:39 PM
Thanks for the video although I have to say this was taken from the earliest version of the level and at least a dozen changes have been made since then. The whole cannon section, camera zones, the river section, speech bubbles and I ton of other things were completely changed or modified so this video is not the best representation of my level as it stands. Still, I thank you for taking the time to record it but I may just have to make find a way to make another video myself.

:eek: I can re-do it if you want...

At one point on the cannon bit, the flowery background did a double flip and then landed on top of the other half of the flowers. I edited it out as well as some other parts.

OCK
11-27-2008, 11:41 PM
Yeah, sorry to be bother but so much has changed with the level that I feel another video is definitely warranted. If you have the time to do that then great but if not then I can find another way. The truth is that it seems like video is what really sells a level and for that reason I definitely want my level represented in the best possible light. Thank you for your understanding :)

ConfusedCartman
03-26-2009, 04:34 AM
Locked and archived.