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Killian
11-22-2008, 06:17 PM
It's called "Earthquake Evasion". Search or add me on PSN, The_Killian.

The entire level is held up by pistons to achieve the earthquake. It took me 60+ hours to make. There was a seemingly endless amount of flaws but it's finished!

Video:

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The video doesn't capture the feel of the level in my opinion.

Gondito
11-22-2008, 06:25 PM
Played the level, absolutely awesome. and very unique, i can imagine what it took to make everything work properly

Cloud
11-22-2008, 06:36 PM
Wow! That level was awesome. The earthquake actually felt like an earthquake and wasn't too over the top. I loved every single second of it.

Killian
11-22-2008, 09:14 PM
Thanks guys. The thermometer was completely full.

Dragnet
11-22-2008, 10:27 PM
Wow! The first time the earthquake began was a magic feeling, the first time in LBP Ive seen someone try and recreate something from real life and actually pull it off, awesome work man! Hearted you and your level :D More!!

whatisnarwhal
11-22-2008, 10:32 PM
Awesome level. I can see why it took the whole thermometer. :)

FrozenNeon
11-22-2008, 11:09 PM
Wow, from the responses, i NEED to play this level...

*Turns on PS3*

Killian
11-22-2008, 11:33 PM
Thanks for your words of kindness. :P

I'll try to play the levels of the people who commented on my level.

JostVice
11-22-2008, 11:49 PM
Really awesome, master piece! Was hard at some places because there weren't any light, but finished it. really nice :)

Rabid-Coot
11-23-2008, 12:11 AM
Great level, not as scary as the real thing though.

HalfSwiss
11-23-2008, 12:27 AM
Ah, I loved the falling lights.

FrozenNeon
11-23-2008, 12:42 AM
You are NOT serious.

The LittleBigPlanet online server isn't letting me go on. :| Now of all times!

OCK
11-23-2008, 06:38 AM
I was enjoying this a lot up until the part where you have to get on the elevator. I pulled the switch and it moved about 1cm then stopped. I tried playing around with the switch for a full 5 minutes but the elevator did not want to move so I had to exit the level.

Normally I would never go back and play a level where I got stuck for no good reason but you have created a quality level and I will try again. I think creators need to playtest their levels more (I am sure you did) to avoid and solve such problems before publishing because ultimately most people would get very annoyed at such a thing happening and perhaps even give the level a low rating because of it. One other suggestion is to make some custom arrow stickers to replace the neon pink ones (yellow and black pattern maybe?). I find many creators using this arrow even when it completely stands out from the overall look a level is trying to achieve. It is a small detail that I think can really make a difference.

Overall I think you deserve any and all recognition for the earthquake effect you have created. I don't even want to think about the amount of headaches getting that thing to work properly caused you lol. I appreciate the originality and I look forward to your next level.

Btw, if you have a chance check out my level and leave some comments on my thread. Thanks and great work! :)

Killian
11-23-2008, 07:00 AM
I was enjoying this a lot up until the part where you have to get on the elevator. I pulled the switch and it moved about 1cm then stopped. I tried playing around with the switch for a full 5 minutes but the elevator did not want to move so I had to exit the level.

Normally I would never go back and play a level where I got stuck for no good reason but you have created a quality level and I will try again. I think creators need to playtest their levels more (I am sure you did) to avoid and solve such problems before publishing because ultimately most people would get very annoyed at such a thing happening and perhaps even give the level a low rating because of it. One other suggestion is to make some custom arrow stickers to replace the neon pink ones (yellow and black pattern maybe?). I find many creators using this arrow even when it completely stands out from the overall look a level is trying to achieve. It is a small detail that I think can really make a difference.

Overall I think you deserve any and all recognition for the earthquake effect you have created. I don't even want to think about the amount of headaches getting that thing to work properly caused you lol. I appreciate the originality and I look forward to your next level.

Btw, if you have a chance check out my level and leave some comments on my thread. Thanks and great work! :)

The earthquake stops the switch from being pulled fully sometimes and you have to hold it there. If it didn't work I'm sorry it has never stopped working completely. I'll try to add some custom arrows in later on. Thanks a lot for the in-depth feedback. :)

OCK
11-23-2008, 07:17 AM
OK cool and no problem. Let me know what you think of my level when you have some time to check it out.

Killian
11-23-2008, 07:19 AM
OK cool and no problem. Let me know what you think of my level when you have some time to check it out.

I remember searching for it a few days ago and not being able to find it. I'll search for your name next time. :)

OCK
11-23-2008, 12:02 PM
I played it again and cleared it, I have the 2nd highest score :) The elevator seemed like it was going to not work again but it kicked in and took me where I needed to go. Great work once again.

I noticed you were able to play my level, thanks. I would appreciate it if you could leave some comments on MY THREAD (I think it's on page 3 or 4).:p

Killian
11-23-2008, 01:15 PM
I played it again and cleared it, I have the 2nd highest score :) The elevator seemed like it was going to not work again but it kicked in and took me where I needed to go. Great work once again.

I noticed you were able to play my level, thanks. I would appreciate it if you could leave some comments on MY THREAD (I think it's on page 3 or 4).:p

No problem.

FrozenNeon
11-23-2008, 07:06 PM
Oh hell yes (2nd highest score :P).

I liked the level on a superhuman level. I had a couple of issues with running across the bridge where i would just fall inbetween without me being able to control it, and on a run that would of made me number one, the escape pod landed in a strange way and i couldn't finish the level :kz:.

I liked the lights smashing alot, and i sadistically enjoyed the person who shouts at you to help him while you swing on by and leave him on fire... Good times. ;)

Can you play and comment my level please? Its on page 2 or 3, Frozen Murder :). Much appreciated.

Killian
11-23-2008, 07:39 PM
Oh hell yes (2nd highest score :P).

I liked the level on a superhuman level. I had a couple of issues with running across the bridge where i would just fall inbetween without me being able to control it, and on a run that would of made me number one, the escape pod landed in a strange way and i couldn't finish the level :kz:.

I liked the lights smashing alot, and i sadistically enjoyed the person who shouts at you to help him while you swing on by and leave him on fire... Good times. ;)

Can you play and comment my level please? Its on page 2 or 3, Frozen Murder :). Much appreciated.

Thanks for the feedback. I've republished the level with some tiny changes to make the escape pod more reliable. I'll be sure to have a look at your level.

Grethiwha
11-23-2008, 10:29 PM
I played it again and cleared it, I have the 2nd highest score :)

Oh hell yes (2nd highest score :P).
Heh, I seem to recall getting the 2nd highest score... :p

Really good level, the earthquake effect, obviously the selling point of the level, felt really good, and I appreciate the work you put into it. :)

Dijkie
11-24-2008, 08:51 AM
I liked your level, but you should add more lights. It's really difficult to see where you're going at times.

Killian
11-24-2008, 07:17 PM
I liked your level, but you should add more lights. It's really difficult to see where you're going at times.

I've heard a few people say this but I like that about the level. If enough people mention it I'll change it.

Nagash_MalKaVian
11-24-2008, 07:25 PM
wow I like it a lot, sometimes is hard to move or jump but it's part of an earthquake 5/5 ^^

FrozenNeon
11-24-2008, 07:33 PM
I checked and my level is on page 4 :p

webwizart
11-25-2008, 08:58 AM
hello,

congratulations with your earthquake system.
it is really realistic, i found it after de azura level the most original
level i found so far.

a big thumb up
ofcourse i hearted the level.

i liked the elevator sequence and the puzzle was also inventiv
only 1 minor point at some places it is a little to dark.

i cant wait for your next level. you:hero:

Dijkie
11-25-2008, 11:30 AM
I've heard a few people say this but I like that about the level. If enough people mention it I'll change it.

It frustrated the hell out of me at some points, to the point where I would quit the level altogether. I would certainly advise you to add a few lights to the locations where it's really difficult to see where the platform ends and the pit begins. Nobody likes losing lives due to poor level design.

QuozL
11-25-2008, 12:25 PM
Good fun, like the earthquake system, well done mate.

Cheers QuozL

FrozenNeon
11-25-2008, 05:10 PM
It frustrated the hell out of me at some points, to the point where I would quit the level altogether. I would certainly advise you to add a few lights to the locations where it's really difficult to see where the platform ends and the pit begins. Nobody likes losing lives due to poor level design.

If it was that much of a problem then why not turn the brightness up on your tv or use a sackboy with neon eyes or the glow in the dark skin?

xbriandeadx
11-25-2008, 08:13 PM
that was pretty awesome. Very original

Killian
11-25-2008, 09:21 PM
I turned up the range on some of the lights and republished to make it easier to see the jumps. If there's any more suggestions please let me know. Thanks for the comments.

Walter-Kovacs
11-26-2008, 09:32 AM
I played your level, the earthquake was very cool.

Neverynnal
11-26-2008, 07:30 PM
Gotta say this level is definitely in the top 5 that I've played. Great level man and keep up the good work!!!

Killian
11-28-2008, 07:27 AM
Added video to the original post.

Neverynnal
11-30-2008, 08:00 PM
I'd like to give this level a courteosy bump. I recommend everyone to check this level out. Probably the most impressive level I've seen thus far simply because of the amount of effort and time put into it. Also Killian I recommend you actually have a thread with your level name showcased rather than "my masterpiece is complete". It's sure to give you more plays.

Neverynnal

Whalio Cappuccino
11-30-2008, 08:36 PM
Very well done Killian, the little effects such as the smashing lights, even so much as the elevator working for only a meer 2 seconds then breaking is awesome. Very original, only one suggestion, maybe instead of having a two way switch at the lift that takes you up, you can switch it to a sensor switch, I had to sit there trying to get it to move to the right for about a minute ( literally ) because the earthquake kept causing my sackboy and the switch to stay on the left side, got pretty irritating but I kept going because it was really fun. I also loved the guy stuck in the fire, was he there because he was trying to warn you or about him being stuck in fire?

docpac
11-30-2008, 09:00 PM
This level was great. The earthquakes and falling debri was excellent.

oldage
12-01-2008, 12:59 PM
Holy!
I played it and it's just awesome !
I'm gonna heart you next time, only hearted level :p

NeoShai
12-01-2008, 04:45 PM
Very well made and is genius. Brilliant.

Killian
12-22-2008, 09:06 PM
I'd like to give this level a courteosy bump. I recommend everyone to check this level out. Probably the most impressive level I've seen thus far simply because of the amount of effort and time put into it. Also Killian I recommend you actually have a thread with your level name showcased rather than "my masterpiece is complete". It's sure to give you more plays.

Neverynnal


Very well done Killian, the little effects such as the smashing lights, even so much as the elevator working for only a meer 2 seconds then breaking is awesome. Very original, only one suggestion, maybe instead of having a two way switch at the lift that takes you up, you can switch it to a sensor switch, I had to sit there trying to get it to move to the right for about a minute ( literally ) because the earthquake kept causing my sackboy and the switch to stay on the left side, got pretty irritating but I kept going because it was really fun. I also loved the guy stuck in the fire, was he there because he was trying to warn you or about him being stuck in fire?


This level was great. The earthquakes and falling debri was excellent.


Holy!
I played it and it's just awesome !
I'm gonna heart you next time, only hearted level :p


Very well made and is genius. Brilliant.


Thanks a lot guys for your kind words.


**Update**

Fixed two major bugs:

Replaced pull switch with a visible sensor switch to prevent the lift breaking.

Added instructions on how to increase brightness as the level is much too dark on some HD TVs.

ALpha_7
12-22-2008, 11:09 PM
Really enjoyed the level, 5 stars and a heart. I can't even begin to fathom the time it took to setup the earthquake effect, but it works really well.

mrsupercomputer
12-22-2008, 11:42 PM
I thought about doing an earthquake level myself, but when I thought about all the potential problems, I was scared off! Glad to see that you were able to do it. I'll give this a play next time I'm online for sure.

Killian
12-23-2008, 12:06 AM
Really enjoyed the level, 5 stars and a heart. I can't even begin to fathom the time it took to setup the earthquake effect, but it works really well.


I thought about doing an earthquake level myself, but when I thought about all the potential problems, I was scared off! Glad to see that you were able to do it. I'll give this a play next time I'm online for sure.

Yeah there was a ridiculous amount of issues. Thanks guys.

uzman
02-16-2009, 07:59 AM
That was really great! Outstanding. I never expected something of that greatness, judging by the title. Well, i'm not really good with titles...:blush:

CheesyMcFly
04-03-2009, 05:20 AM
I finally got around to playing your level Killian, and it was awesome. I loved the gameplay and the atmosphere, particularly the lights which fell to the ground and broke. In fact this was my favourite part of the level, but also the only thing that I felt could be improved even more. When the lights fell to the ground they switched off, but as they bounced back up they would turn on again. If you could hook these up to a permanent switch to make sure that they stayed off after they had 'broken', then they would be perfect.

dkjestrup
04-03-2009, 06:10 AM
I thought about doing an earthquake level myself, but when I thought about all the potential problems, I was scared off! Glad to see that you were able to do it. I'll give this a play next time I'm online for sure.

You ever consider shaking a camera zone? :p

Killian
04-03-2009, 09:16 PM
That was really great! Outstanding. I never expected something of that greatness, judging by the title. Well, i'm not really good with titles...:blush:

Thanks. :)


I finally got around to playing your level Killian, and it was awesome. I loved the gameplay and the atmosphere, particularly the lights which fell to the ground and broke. In fact this was my favourite part of the level, but also the only thing that I felt could be improved even more. When the lights fell to the ground they switched off, but as they bounced back up they would turn on again. If you could hook these up to a permanent switch to make sure that they stayed off after they had 'broken', then they would be perfect.

There are improvements I want to make but I'm working on 3 projects at the moment and I just don't have the time. :(

CheesyMcFly
04-04-2009, 07:12 AM
Yeah that figures, after I posted this I realised that your level was from 4 months ago (!!!) so I'm sure by now you've moved on. But if you're ever tempted to return, that's the only thing I'd touch.

KoRnDawwg
04-05-2009, 08:20 PM
This level is awesome! I played it three times all the way through trying to discover the mountains of secrets there are hidden in this level, great stuff! There's just one little con which I would like to point out (even though I doubt I am the only one who has said this...), it is amazingly hard to jump whilst the floor is shaking, even though the earthquake effects are indeed very nice, it's hard to maneuver around the place whilst the ground is rumbling and shaking violently. Not that this is much of a problem, in fact it seems to be a lot more realistic and quite frankly, I like it. But I spent around five minutes trying to get out of the lift after it had been destroyed since it kept on bobbling all over the shop as I was trying to get out of it xD

Overall an excellent and entertaining level, I have given it five stars and a heart.

PS. Thanks once more for trying my levels :p

johnrulz77
04-06-2009, 12:15 AM
its levels like this that make little big planet such a good game :p

tjb0607
04-06-2009, 11:35 PM
Wow, nice! I'll have to play it sometime soon.. The PS3's being used right now... ;(
I can't wait........

dobi6
04-07-2009, 01:02 AM
Super cool level... I liked the the whole mine feel - 5 stars and a heart from me...

Only thing I wish for was that there was more mine type things in it..... drills and explosions and such...but is all great..

Morgana25
04-07-2009, 06:34 PM
Very nice level. I can see the technical nightmare this would have imposed on me but you pulled it off really nicely. Great attention to detail and challenging too. Thanks for sharing it.

Killian
04-07-2009, 07:22 PM
Thanks for the feedback everyone! :)

I really didn't expect feedback at this stage since it's four months old! Though it's very encouraging. :)

CCubbage
04-07-2009, 07:30 PM
I was wondering why there was no paintinator....

johnrulz77
04-07-2009, 08:51 PM
thats the point, paintinators get overused, there everywhere;
killian showed us you can make an amazing level from scratch, not using silly toys like the paintinatior, as fun as it can be, it should be used when NECESSARY :p

High Voltage
06-08-2009, 04:02 PM
Absolutley Astounding (Alliteration PWNZ), this is probably the most realistic earthquake i've ever seen on Littlebigplanet, brilliant job and keep up the good work!

Loius
06-09-2009, 09:40 PM
Pretty fun level, I liked how it felt like a real earthquake (it was hard to maneuver) :)

When I was swinging above the fire and the ... person said 'No, stop!" I jumped down to save them and caught on fire and asploded >..<

Other than that, no gripes.