Episode 58
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Morgana25
03-07-2011, 05:23 AM
Episode 58


Welcome to another delicious hamper of awesome levels, handpicked for you by the Spotlight Crew from LBPC's very own level showcase! And this time we have a new PS3 Spotlight layout - snazzy!

As you will have (or will soon have) noticed, the LBP.me integration implemented on the rest of the site has now been integrated specially here, with some clever (and rather complicated) BBCode. Clicking on the level badge icon will take you to the spotlighted level's LBP.me page (http://lbp.me), while clicking on the level's title should take you to the Level Showcase (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?40-Level-Showcase) thread as usual. We would like to thank Aya042 and ConfusedCartman for helping with these changes, and hope you find them helpful.

Additionally, the spotlight crew would like to apologize for the tardiness of episode 58! This episode has been in the works for four weeks, due to an unexpected (and rather overwhelming) volume of over 1000 new levels in the showcase since the release of LBP2! For this reason, the PS3 Spotlight Crew are only considering levels published before Friday the 28th January. This was to allow us to catch up on level-playing. The surplus of levels will (hopefully!) be caught up on before long! So if you published your level after Friday, Jan 28th, fear not! It is still waiting to be played!

Enjoy!


PS3 Spotlight

http://id.lbp.me/img/bl/g121002-a9d641a9.pngGalactic Base Defence - 1.3urbandevillThis is a space tower defence. The galactic colony is attacked by hordes of nasty aliens. Use 3 different type of turrets to protect the area! NEWS - Now you go back to the bridge if you loose - 4 Levels - Score limit is fixed!

I always loved those tower defense games you could play online on your PC, and now there's a much better-looking one I can play on LBP2, right from one of its makers! Neat little subtitles give you tips on what to do, and the logic that controls the mobs and the towers is seamless. This level forces you to think tactically - make the wrong moves and you'll be destroyed in a few waves - make the right ones and you'll last a lot longer! Be prepared to try again and again at this one, it's addictive.Tower defense games have really taken off over the past little while. They're incredibly addicting, overly time consuming and ridiculously fun! Finally, the tower defense experience has been brought to LBP with Urbandevill's Galactic Base Defence. Everything you love about the genre has be captured here, with three types of upgradeable towers and plenty of different monsters to destroy and maps to chose from. Urbandevill has set the bar high on the tower defense levels of LBP2, and won't be undone for some time to come!


http://ib.lbp.me/img/bl/78b2b98651badc51ffacfcf1120fd7d803a48500.pngMedite rranean Street Racing by steve_big_guns (LBP2 AD LEVEL)steve_big_gunsExhilarating top down miniature racing action for 1 to 4 players. Complete 4 laps as quickly as possible to achieve the best score (CPU ghost car available in 1 player).

A solid, pristinely decorated race circuit (with a very cool timer in the middle) makes up this level, around which you compete against your friends for that high score. One of the best races in the imagisphere at the moment, you will keep coming back for more of this Mediterranean speedway.Race against friends or a computer in this high quality top down racer from Steve_big_guns. The track is brilliantly decorated and full of power ups, and the 'ghost' computer gives you something to shoot for if you're playing by yourself. I haven't seen many LBP racers come close to the quality as this one here, so if you've got any fondness for the genre whatsoever, make sure to check it out!


http://ic.lbp.me/img/bl/a9cd7e5080feb3d0bd5d10aefc87897dc950ab82.pngIsland s of Birds (1P)jump_buttonOne player only, sackboy come across a egg he maybe hungry but he have to do the right thing and take the baby back safe to it own mum.

If you're looking for some classic Jump_Button visuals and more of his unique gameplay then this is the place to come! Grab the ankles of this little bird-bot and let him fly you up to those hard to reach places, finding fruit to feed him along the way. Delicately refined visuals are the icing on the cake here - a general all-rounder (but remember, only for one player!).
As the brave discoverer of a baby bird whose been separated from it's mother by chance, it is your responsibility to return it to safety! What makes jump_button's level unique is the way you have to guide the baby bird along its way. Using it's ability to fly, wait for you, and gain energy by eating you have to navigate the tricky terrain with hopes of finding home. The superb 3D visuals and colorful atmosphere only add to the experience, makign it one you don't want to miss!


http://i5.lbp.me/img/bl/d558672af4fa3fc68a93750afb56392459943467.pngSaviou r Machine : PrologueAsbestos101The scene is set and the fate sealed for this little slave-bot... destiny is a wicked temptress indeed... [Chapter 1 will be due in a few weeks, until then I hope you enjoy this prologue/trailer/teaser]

This is in my opinion the most atmospheric and polished cutscene level published so far in LBP2. Our very own Asbestos101 has used subtle lighting, finely tuned global effects and sackbots full of character to effectively tell an emotional story and set the scene for his coming level series. Whilst we will have to wait a while to see what it's like, this is surely the best use of movie tools so far, and not to be missed!
Finally the true potential of the new cinema camera's is starting to be unleashed, courtesy of Asbestos101! This astonishingly atmospheric and detailed trailer doesn't only showcase the authors artistic flair but is an excellent introduction to a series that's looking to be a real hit. If you want to see some of the possibilities LBP2's new tools have to offer, look no further than this fantastic teaser level.


http://i0.lbp.me/img/bl/4209105f0b8ea62a9560cfb13b7112b1db83c174.pngThe Spire Part 1HughDawg03You wake up in an alley, your head spinning. You try to figure out what's going on ,but something isn't right. The ominous shadow of the Spire is ever present and something is following in the darkness. Help Walt in The Spire: Part 1

A real cinematic level at heart, The Spire part 1 introduces us to a dark and gritty world with an intriguing story that's bound to captivate you. The visuals and lighting are bang on, and the puzzles / platforming that fills the level are entertaining and will keep you in the action. Make sure to explore every nook and cranny, because there's a lot to do in this stellar introduction to a series that's bound to get better and better.


http://i5.lbp.me/img/bl/a35e77517f4f3d5eb7a23c8e4713ad320ae0842b.pngClockw orx 2NuclearfishThe spinning clock survival challenge returns! Bounce around to earn points whilst avoiding deadly gaps for as long as possible. This sequel features bonus points, power-ups and lots of other snazzy cool stuff.


This is the first real survival challenge of LBP2 that's got me hooked. It's great visual style and simple yet perfectly executed concept make for a score challenge like no other. While the game play is fantastic, and the difficulty curve is just right, it;s the power ups that you can collect that really push this level over the top. This is an amazing score challenge that you'll want to play time and time again, and my current favorite since LBP2 has come out.


http://i8.lbp.me/img/bl/798fe76d81edf79046da41ef1a5bf790e6db4553.pngTHE ABANDONED HIDEAWAY 3DfenderjtLost in a hideaway which has been abandoned for over 100 years back when pirates were at war with each other. Set in a remote unknown area in France. Make your way out of "The Abandoned Hideaway..." LBPCentral.com. May lag in some areas due to 3D

If you're looking for another dose of rich, over the top 3D visuals and fun, bouncy game play from Fenderjt then you've come to the right place! The level of detail in The Abandoned Hideaway is incredible, and the dynamic and dangerously fun platforming makes it a truly fun level to gad through. This level has two published versions, one for LBP1 and one for LBP2, so make sure you check out the right one!


http://if.lbp.me/img/bl/89f887ef9dcd123c8bfe1d3640cace173bf40a7e.pngStereo/mono 2FyshokidThis is the probably not so highly anticipated sequel to one of the more popular levels in the LBP2 beta, Stereo/mono (which sadly, isn't playable in the full game). Like the first one, this is a Rythm-platformer, which means that you'll have to time the jumps to the music etc. There's a special prize included if you ace the level! Enjoy!

What happens when you take a catchy custom soundtrack and sync an entire level to it using dazzling lighting effects and obstacles? Stereo/Mono 2, that's what! This level by Fyshokid expertly combines music, platforming and visual flair to create a level that makes you feel as though you're literally in the song itself. An amazingly unique experience, this is a level you don't want to miss.


http://i3.lbp.me/img/bl/1e38641d69b4a4a6385ea524f73b76a1fd379d6f.pngDonkey Kong (Retro Arcade Version) - UPDATED 2/7 [LBDW]ChazprimeUPDATED 2/7/2011! An homage to the classic Nintendo arcade game. Guide the hero to the top of the construction site to rescue the girl. One player only. A big thanks to Maelkav, SpikeStarkey & Azikira for the music. (v1.63)

This recreation of arguably the most classic video game of all time is perfect. It feels, looks and plays exactly like the original, which is no easy feat to pull off. If you've never had a chance to play this game from almost 30 years ago, or if you're just looking to get your nostalgia factor on, then just play this level. That's how accurate it is. Awesome.


http://i0.lbp.me/img/bl/4700a6abbbfc401a9c02e006945647e9cdb0fbfa.pngTank Top Deathmatch!NinjaMicWZ2 to 4 player deathmatch with custom mini-tanks. Multiple attacks, overheating, lifebars, smart scoring, tracking hud, turbo boosting, intuitive controls, and fun action for friends.

With the surplus of multiplayer battle minigames being published as of late, Tank Top Deathmatch stands out from the crowd as a breath of fresh air. Its easy to learn controls and fast, intense gameplay make it an absolute blast to play with friends and its clean, appropriate visual style keeps the arena interesting. So grab a couple of buddies and go check this one out now!


http://if.lbp.me/img/bl/7bfb5ef67f4cfee79e1a2165bde9d364cad53439.pngKarkan eias CavesXTrophxCakes cakes cakes.. always do something eh... "is the cake a lie?" Explore the caves where everything looks pretty and colorful.. but sometimes the pretty colorful things means "Danger". I hope you enjoy and good luck.

While all the new innovations pouring out with LBP2, it's nice to have a good, old fashioned platformer to play through every once in a while. And Karkaneias Caves sure delivers on that front! Some beautiful scenery, plenty of fun obstacles and a silly and amusing premise make this level a blast to gad through. If you're looking for a well polished, beautifully designed level to get away from all the survival challenges and versus matches then make sure to give this one a go!


http://i1.lbp.me/img/bl/761eb7f47617d6115963472e3c1903328cddc0c0.pngThe Mysterious Mines of Misfortune 2SX_Shookie99Detective Sack continues his investigation as he ventures into the mines to track down any traces of the secret society known as the Dark Tri United. (Made entirely in LBP1)

It's nice to see that awesome levels are still pouring in from LBP1! This great platformer from Shookie99 provides tons of entertainment. Lots of hidden score bubbles, an atmospheric setting and a wicked boss battle bring this level together as something truly enjoyable. And although it's from LBP1, it still works and looks even better in LBP2, so make sure to check it out!


http://id.lbp.me/img/bl/e1d16d654e316cc39d2a387c9ae479f9754ae8ab.pngSteel City Mini Game: Furnace FrenzyMalhat06Survive the Steel City furnace by jumping molten metal bars. Collect score bubbles to get to the top of the leader board and unlock secret achievements for extra bonus points. WARNING! This level gets hard. Please note that no sack people were harmed in the making of this level... but lots of sackbots were burnt to a crisp. Have fun and enjoy!

This survival challenge isn't for the weak. It's gut wrenching, brutal difficulty curve make it one of the most challenging mini games in quite a while. Yet the deaths never seem unfair, and the action is so intense you'll be back for more before you know it! Throw in an awesome introductory scene, some great lighting and visuals, and plenty of score bubbles and you've got a classic that will have people like me occupied for hours on end.


http://ib.lbp.me/img/bl/e2b83d51a0f5dd607ff75a4b15e70a7a443e98b2.pngVietna m: FPS Advanced (With Co-Op Support)PPp_Killer1 - 4 players. Advanced verison. Level design partly seen in LBP2 beta. No sacks left behind, includes unqiue co op support so no need to leave your friends behind. Choose either a AK 47 - M16A1. Triangle to pull out your pistol. R2 to reload. Sackbot enemies that take cover and fire. An non stop action packed LBP style FPS. Thanks goes to Evret for ammo logic help.

I honestly never thought I'd see the day where an FPS level could be this good. Nonetheless, PPp_killer's unique and absolutely awesome shooter breaks the barrier with over the top quality and game play, which make this level something really special. An ammo and damage counter, co-op support, great visuals and precise controls are what makes this level what it is. If you want to see what every entry into this genre should look like, search no further than this level.


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!

[LBP2] Want a vast world to explore stock full of neat quests and cool characters? Check out Deliver me from Eve: The Moolah Nightmarket (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=738733) by pickled-punk.
[LBP2] Check out Omnicron (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=738848) by urbandevill to see where the future of LBP RPG's is headed!
[LBP2] Fancy yourself some more Mm style mini game action? then play Coconutters (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=740669) by Rovient!
[LBP2] Check out a unique spin on versus minigames with Penguin Turf War (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=740727) by RTM223!
[LBP2] More awesome Mm-esque gameplay and visuals in Da Vinci's Study (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=744758) by MikLSP!
[LBP2] Remember Asteroids? Well you can play an amazingly precise recreation with asteroids (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=744401) by zekeknight!
[LBP2] Check out some cool camera work in the movie level Captain Sabertooth and the Island (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=744835) by GhostViper!
[LBP2] For some good times, bring a friend and try out 2 player air hockey (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=745586) by XxAtmusFEARxX!
[LBP2] To see some great sequencer work and listen to an awesome track, play ~New Music Video Level~ (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=745953) by Nevenz!
[LBP2] Defend your base and attack your opponents in Versus Defence (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=748402) by Ryukofdeath!
[LBP2] Check out some amazing artwork in Bloo's Art Gallery (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=749254) by Bloo_boy!
[LBP2] Kidnap unsuspecting Earthlings in The Roswell Experiment (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=750605) and its level hub (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=750589) by c_mckamey and Luos_83!
[LBP2] Grab your friends and see who can survive the longest in-ROTATINATOR- 9000 (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=758185) by xTrophx!
[LBP2] Who says Guitar Hero can't be done in LBP? Deadmn doesn't! Check out his level, Little Big Guitar Hero! (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=754290)
[LBP2] Fantastic visuals and a fun premise collide in Nature's Dream (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=752213) a mini game by ShamgarBlade!


PSP Spotlight

Little Big PyramidNo Good Monkey/NoGoodMonkeyhttp://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac207/tross13/Spotlights/PSP%20Spotlight%2058/2011-02-08-002.pngThe most important soul in Egypt is missing. And the Gods have chosen you to find him. Uncover mysteries behind, beneath and inside famous Egyptian landmarks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJK19DaOy1U

This level was the surprise hit in the psp spotlight office this week. From the fun gameplay to the homemade characters breathing with life, this level has it all. The platforming shined for me in several sequences leaving we grinning like kid. Picture perfect camera angles compliment the detailed environments, which really opens up the gameplay in some spots. And for the high score hunter, there is even a bubble chain or two.... if your quick. My favorite part of the level is a rescue mission near the end that comes completely out of nowhere, but is done so well, I had to cheer! And you will too. No Good Monkey has done a fantastic job capturing the charm and lighthearted nature of the story mode levels in this cartoony and fun pyramid adventure. Make your way through the story and the landscape, picking up score bubbles and plenty of smiles along the way. This is what a LittleBigPlanet level is all about!Some levels try to create atmosphere and asthetics similar to those in the story mode. This level takes those two qualities from the story mode and enhances them with quirky characters and genius gameplay. The visuals are surpassed only by it's fun factor and will keep you amused until the end.

Molten Popcorn Perils of the Third KindGilgamesh/Jirugameshihttp://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac207/tross13/Spotlights/PSP%20Spotlight%2058/2011-02-08-001.pngA simple, challenging platformer set on an active volcano. Avoid firey demise as you quest for tasty popcorn for grandma. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2r0lH70mys

This is one of the more unique levels I have played in a long time. Right off the bat, I knew I was into something different. The quirky and funny characters greeted me and sent me on my way into some very nice and challenging platforming with eye popping visuals along the way. The environments look great with colors and materials chosen, and like nothing I've seen on psp. Being spoiled on direct control over the last couple weeks, a vehicle sequence on the psp should hardly be fun right? Wrong! Climb aboard and prepare to impressed by a one of a kind trek up a fiery mountain. This is just a portion of what this level has to offer, so what are you waiting on? Go play it... now.Picture in your mind a typical level in LittleBigPlanet. Got it? Ok, now imagine a level that is in no way similar to the one you're imagining and you'll start to have an idea for what this masterpiece mash-up of weirdness is all about. Why are birds carrying me across lava so that I can monkey swing across rat bottoms? I don't know and I don't care. All I care about is that this level is pure awesome and that I can't stop playing it. This is an easy recommendation for a Spotlight and one of the quirkiest and most fun levels I have played so far this year.It's a quirky story that sets you out on a quest for tasty popcorn, but you'll soon be enjoying lovely visuals with well designed areas and superb gameplay. Get yourselfs ready for a cracking adventure!

PacMan (survival challenge)darcyh/darcyh_http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac207/tross13/Spotlights/PSP%20Spotlight%2058/2011-02-08-003.pngA fun mini game based on the legendary arcade game PacMan. Collect all of the bubbles, but watch out for the ghosts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mxQgvDlIuE

Wow!!! That is exactly what I said, when I spawned into this. The opening Pac-Man font of darcyh's newest level is spotlight worthy. But the ingenious gameplay that followed cemented it for me. I have played a few Pac-Man remakes on psp but not like this. So grab yourself a pocket full of quarters, and head on down to the arcade for some good ol' pixelated retro goodness. Nothing brings back the good memories for me like a classic arcade remake done right.Yeah, yeah, another Pac-Man clone. I guess I'll load this one up and... Whoa. Holy s.... uh, Sackpeople! That pretty much sums up my reaction to this level, and I'm sure yours will be similar when you give this one a try. The build quality and corner editing of this level is simply unmatched, and the gameplay is nothing short of spectacular. Put a quarter in this one and prepare to get re-infected with Pac-Man fever!PacMan hasn't recieved a great reputation on PS3 or PSP versions of LBP - but this level will seriously change your mind. It's not only a remake, because this level is clever and reinvents the arcade classic. It really has to be played to be believed.

The Sky Islands of Oneiros Ch. 3SeekingTruth86/SeekingTruth86http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac207/tross13/Spotlights/PSP%20Spotlight%2058/2011-02-08-004.pngThe thrilling conclusion to the Sky Islands of Oneiros trilogy. Prove your platforming and bubble collecting skills as Sackboy and Grandpa Sack venture through the crumbling Trials of Oneiros! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47H6EPfHixo

I never get a good score on St's levels, not because the gameplay is to tough, but because I am staring at the amazing art the whole time and I end up dieing.... alot. Some levels look good. Some levels look great. But this level is the Mona Lisa of psp lbp. I admit it. I am a sucker for pretty levels, and more than a few times, I had to pick my jaw up from the floor. SeekingTruth is known for his gorgeous visuals and rock solid gameplay, and this is a level that I have played over and over in the last couple days, and I still find little details that amaze me. I just can not stop playing this. Join your musky old, rootin-tootin Grandpa in the third installment, and hopefully not the last (crosses fingers), of SeekingTruth's epic fantasy. To be perfectly honest, I did a little happy dance when I saw another level by SeekingTruth86 show up on the Community Moon. Enjoy a triumphant and appropriately epic return to Oneiros and meet up with good ol' Grandpa Sack as you continue your aventures. With visuals that are sure to amaze you and sink-your-teeth-into-it delicious platforming, you have zero excuse for not playing this one. Beg, borrow, or steal a PSP and dive in!A gorgeous spectacle of a level rounds off this spotlight, but don't let the visuals fool you because this level can be tough! The gameplay though is both fair and fun and will have you itching for a high score. If you've played the other two levels you'll know what wandery to expect, and if you haven't then you should have!

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!


JetArtois is really Going for a wonder! (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?45850-Going-for-a-wonder%21) in this gem of a level.

claptonfann
03-07-2011, 05:24 AM
Been a long time coming. Hope to play them all :3

Super_Dork_42
03-07-2011, 05:25 AM
I had already played four (I think) of these. I'm on a roll! (8 if you count the honorable mentions)
Darn you for getting the first post claptonfann

JKthree
03-07-2011, 05:25 AM
Well worth the wait,
for spotlight 58!


Guess its going to rough on you for awhile spotlight team with the flood of levels till things cool down (at least till summer) You thought of trying to get more members to the spotlight crew? (not asking to be in the crew, just asking)

darcyh
03-07-2011, 05:31 AM
Well done spotlight crew, i could not have been easy playing all those new levels with the huge amount that have been coming in recently, i am amazed you finally got it all done!

Also well done to everyone who was spotlighted too, I'll be sure to play all those levels as soon as i can

2 in a row on the psp side for me! I cant believe it!
I love create mode, this game rules!

nillrecuring
03-07-2011, 05:54 AM
This is a great spotlight, thanks guys i'm on my way to play some of those psp levels since i got Little Big Planet on PSP, and there were some great LBP2 levels there but what happened to the LBP1. Some great levels there but i'm thinking that maybe a few levels got skipped in the overload of LBP2. Like i mean Vectoids, or Lockstitch's new level, and ToykoyMegalplex's awesome start to a series he got bored on (i'm awesome at listing levels as you can see). Anyway you got some great levels there thanks spotlight crew and great levels to those who got spotlighted!

Shadowcrazy
03-07-2011, 05:56 AM
congrats to pickled-punk for the mention...although tbh I was hoping it would have been spotlighted

OmegaSlayer
03-07-2011, 06:09 AM
Good work staff!
And a great amount of work! :)

booXely
03-07-2011, 06:10 AM
Wow, must be a change going from the slow trickle of levels in the days leading up to LBP2 to the flood of levels now, I must commend the spotlight team for keeping up with it, I'm sure many sleepless nights went into playing them all. Big congrats to all who were spotlighted, too bad Holguin didn't get his level out in time for this week.

ShamgarBlade
03-07-2011, 06:17 AM
Thanks for the mention guys! :) Great spotlight, keep it up!

mutant_red_peas
03-07-2011, 06:19 AM
Wow! Thanks spotlight team!

A rise in levels, if I noticed correctly. There's some of those I haven't heard of before - until now!

Keep up the great work, can't wait for 59!
:p

Duffluc
03-07-2011, 06:31 AM
Congrats all spotlighted creators! You guys have really put us through our paces over the last few weeks, that's for sure. Hopefully we'll be back to a bi-monthly publishing schedule now, even if we aren't completely caught up on all the level's we've got to sift through. :p

jump_button
03-07-2011, 06:53 AM
Thanx to crew for the spotlight I really didnt think ill get one with high volume of levels out there, feel like forever from the last one will play the one Iv missed :)

rialrees
03-07-2011, 06:57 AM
Way to go guys, I think we were all starting to get a little worried about the spotlight for a while there! Glad to see you're managing to claw your way back out of the flood of new levels!

*Toddles off to add some more levels to her queue*

jimydog000
03-07-2011, 07:47 AM
EDIT: i just realized that on the psp spotlight the levels are only from less than two weeks after episode 57, what happened to the others like 'Mar Y Tierra' and 'red rampage'? i think they both definitely deserve a spotlight (as well as other levels too).
"So if you published your level after [B]Friday, Jan 28th[/B ], fear not! It is still waiting to be played!"

NinjaMicWZ
03-07-2011, 08:07 AM
Thanks for the spotlight :D haven't gotten a play on that lvl in a month, so this'll help... glad to see this is finally back on track.

rtm223
03-07-2011, 10:45 AM
Great work guys, all I can really say is "I'm glad I'm not you", having seen how much work there has been for the spotlight team this past few weeks.

Keep up the good work and thank you for my nod :D

anoken
03-07-2011, 10:53 AM
Queued these all up, they look great!

I'll need to check out those PSP levels too.

tanrockstan34
03-07-2011, 11:55 AM
Well... This one has been a tough one to make. We lost a lot of valuable crew members this time around.

I'd like to say thanks to all of the newly retired members for helping us get our start (Keldur, Rhyas, and I). We were the newbies for a while there. :p

Good spotlight, but it seems so much longer than four - six weeks.

Arnald23
03-07-2011, 11:59 AM
Incredible spotlight, congratulations to the people that got in aswell for the spotlight team for creating another one. XD

CCubbage
03-07-2011, 12:14 PM
Great job getting this out, guys - Nice list, and a few I haven't played yet.

Bovrillor
03-07-2011, 12:52 PM
Added all spotlights to my queue, some I've played already but all will receive in-game feedback in time :) Thanks to the spotlight crew as usual, great job!

Surprised that Johnee's 'Blast Radius' hasn't been spotlighted... or did I miss it?

If only you could queue PSP levels... I just don't have the heart to bother with it any more. Between the crashing and insane loading times... yeh u get the picture.

Nuclearfish
03-07-2011, 01:05 PM
Thanks for the spotlight! :D

It's great that these are back on track. Although it's a bit of a shame only Duffluc and Holguin posted their comments, I always like reading multiple opinions from the spotlight crew. Ah well. I assume you've split them up depending on date published? Surely poor Duffluc isn't doing all the hard work? ;)

Actually, come to think of it, I have no idea who is in the spotlight crew. Is there a list of you all somewhere?

Sack-Jake
03-07-2011, 01:31 PM
Isn't the point of Community Spotlights to get levels noticed that haven't necessarily been on Cool Levels?
These are good, but I feel like I've played all of them because they were on trending levels or cool levels for a significant amount of time.

Gilgamesh
03-07-2011, 01:58 PM
Whoa! Thanks for the spotlight! I certainly wasn't expecting that. :boo:

Queue'd up and ready to play. Congratulations to all the spotlighted creators and to the spotlight team! That can't have been an easy spotlight to make. Good stuff! :)

AdenRalumdan
03-07-2011, 02:00 PM
Good job Duffluc for all those plays and reviews O.o!
Another great spotlight :D

Nuclearfish
03-07-2011, 02:01 PM
Isn't the point of Community Spotlights to get levels noticed that haven't necessarily been on Cool Levels?
These are good, but I feel like I've played all of them because they were on trending levels or cool levels for a significant amount of time.

I always thought the point was to showcase the best levels by the LBPC community, regardless of how popular they already were. That's like automatically excluding a film from receieving any Oscar nominations if it already won a load of Baftas. If it deserves it then it deserves it.

Fenderjt
03-07-2011, 02:40 PM
Im very please my level has been spotlighted, i worked hard on this one. Thanks everyone and congratulations to any other that have been spotlighted. Keep up the good work :)

NinjaMicWZ
03-07-2011, 03:02 PM
Isn't the point of Community Spotlights to get levels noticed that haven't necessarily been on Cool Levels?

No. I'e been here since it started and for 2 years plus it's always been to cosign & recommend the best recently published levels by members of the LBPC community that were posted in the Level Showcase forum. Doesn't matter whether they're steve_big_guns or a brand new member who's only got 1 level and 0 plays. A 5 star, triple A, must-play level is a 5 star, triple A, must-play level no matter who published it, or how many plays it has.


These are good, but I feel like I've played all of them because they were on trending levels or cool levels for a significant amount of time.

Certainly not mine. I didn't even come close to cool pages for anything in the last 2 months. I published mine 3 days after LBP2 released and there was probably 10,000 levels published that day for me to compete with.

Thegide
03-07-2011, 03:11 PM
Congrats to all! And kudos to our spotlight team for getting this out there despite being swamped.

OriginalCreator
03-07-2011, 04:36 PM
Well done spotlightcrew for getting through all the levels. Definatly worth the wait. Only lbp would have community members as dedicated as the spotlight crew. Also thanks for my semi spotlight for my guitar hero level it put a big smile on my face because of the quality levels that were unlucky enough to not get a spotlight. :)

Duffluc
03-07-2011, 04:45 PM
Although it's a bit of a shame only Duffluc and Holguin posted their comments, I always like reading multiple opinions from the spotlight crew. Ah well. I assume you've split them up depending on date published? Surely poor Duffluc isn't doing all the hard work? ;)

Oh no! This definitely isn't the case. It's true I was the only one able to get comments up this episode but rest assured, but the entire team was hard at work playing all the levels. :p In fact, if anything I don't play as many of the levels as I should...

Also, with all the changes to staff over the past weeks it has been hard to keep track of whose still in it. We're going to make an official announcement next episode for our new team members.

Bloo_boy
03-07-2011, 04:49 PM
Hey umm thanks for the mention ^^ but the level link was the old one >_< but heres the new one so you can add it there, and sorry I took down the old one, It was badly made and it didnt have the lbp.me link.

Anyway heres the new one its more updated and better made! thanks :)
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?46865-Bloo-s-Art-Gallery&highlight=Bloo%27s+Gallery

Aselrahc
03-07-2011, 05:08 PM
Awesome! Already seen a bunch of these, but a replay is warranted! Thanks to the spotlight crew! I have a question; If you published a level ON Jan. 28th, where does it fall? In the intro you address levels before and after the 28th, but not on the 28th. Have they been played and considered, or are they still in the queue? :)

JustinArt
03-07-2011, 05:51 PM
Finally the newest community spotlight episode has been posted (I actually knew the reason it took so long since the release of LBP2). Congrats to every spotlighted levels. Can't wait to see more levels coming up in the next episode.

shropshirelass
03-07-2011, 06:06 PM
Woah, the power of the Spotlight! I just checked the top ten trending levels on lbp.me and six of then are on the Spotlight List. It's so hard for creators to get plays at the moment that it's nice to see something like this genuinely helping.

An extra big thanks to the Spotlight crew for all their hard work. You guys really are heroes.

Congratulations to the creators featured. There are some very cool levels on the list (I'm so pleased Mysterious Mines and Saviour Machine made the list!) and I'm looking forward to trying the one I haven't checked out yet.

OCK
03-07-2011, 06:46 PM
Congrats to everyone who made the Spotlight, there are some great picks and some gems I have yet to discover :)

nysudyrgh
03-07-2011, 07:03 PM
ah my level was published after Friday, Jan 28th
so still has a chance of being spotlighted

pickled-punk
03-07-2011, 07:03 PM
Hey Spotlighters, thanks for your hard work & the mention of my level: cool!

Lockstitch
03-07-2011, 09:11 PM
Uh, thank god... I've been relying on the in game search to find the good levels.... less than ideal. Thanks spotlight team!

JonnysToyRobot
03-07-2011, 09:22 PM
All this has shown me is that Duffluc is a beast.

Also, that there are several levels I need to check out, although I've played one of them already (as in just now, not gonna name names though) and wasn't too impressed. Anywho... onwards.

RSQViper
03-07-2011, 09:58 PM
Sweet update! Some day I'll make it on here... :(

JetArtois
03-07-2011, 10:45 PM
Blimey, I got a mention, sweet as! Cheers guys and nice one for the spotlights you PSPers. Come on, lets keep it going till the NGP comes along.:)

midnight_heist
03-08-2011, 02:29 AM
Thanks for the hard work guys and gals!
I feel you missed a few, but beggars can't be choosers. :)

SeekingTruth86
03-08-2011, 04:55 AM
Woot! Well worth the wait! Thanks for toughing through the PS3 overflow, spotlight crew- and a big grats to my fellow PSPers darcyh_, gilgamesh, and nogoodmonkey! I've played your levels and think they are definitely worthy of the spotlight! And grats to jetartois for his nod with Going for a Wonder, PSPers should be sure to check out his updated version :)

RSQViper
03-08-2011, 02:42 PM
I'm a bit surprised Jedi Arts isn't on here. That was a great level with tons of plays. But some fine levels on here I've already played and obviously some I need to check out.

JetArtois
03-08-2011, 07:04 PM
Woot! Well worth the wait! Thanks for toughing through the PS3 overflow, spotlight crew- and a big grats to my fellow PSPers darcyh_, gilgamesh, and nogoodmonkey! I've played your levels and think they are definitely worthy of the spotlight! And grats to jetartois for his nod with Going for a Wonder, PSPers should be sure to check out his updated version :)

Cheers for the mention dude. :)

Voodeedoo
03-09-2011, 01:48 AM
Haven't been here in a while, I nostalgia'd a bit haha. Glad to see my friends from before still making levels, and all these fresh new faces. Contraglutations, spotlight team.

Malhat06
03-09-2011, 11:13 AM
Thank you for the Spotlight :) Didn't expect it considering all the great levels out there at the moment, so it's a real pleasant surprise :) Cheers and well done to all the other creators and well done to the Spotlight crew, don't think id have had enough time to be able to play all those levels and make levels as well!

moonwire
03-09-2011, 06:23 PM
What the... I think the queue button just broke :boo:

SeekingTruth86
03-10-2011, 06:20 AM
Am I a bad person if I cackle maniacally whenever I see somebody die while playing my levels? XD Extra thanks for the video jeffcu28!

Chazprime
03-10-2011, 03:58 PM
Wow, thanks for the spotlight! Great list there...a couple I haven't checked out yet :)

Pattington_Bear
03-10-2011, 07:53 PM
Another awesome set of levels, well done guys.

shookie99
03-12-2011, 02:47 AM
Oh I do not envy the spotlight crew at all. Great job guys making it through all those levels. and of course, thank you so much for the spotlight, was not sure it stood a chance with all the influx of levels pouring in the last few weeks. Great job and keep it up.

FreeAim
03-12-2011, 09:02 AM
It's great to be all healthy again! Especially since there are several levels to play. Thank you for this spotlight, timing couldn't be better!

DDTheGamer
03-12-2011, 08:11 PM
When's the next community spottlight coming? Just wonderin' :)

The-Questor
03-12-2011, 08:25 PM
There were a LOT of PS3 levels that got a spotlight!

Mad typing skillz
http://image.wetpaint.com/image/2/WIe-PY3ZOq-zqs5aQH1aRA82170

butter-kicker
03-13-2011, 07:04 PM
Well it's official im porbaly not going to ever get a spotlight (I TRY SO HARD TO AS WELL :( )

nysudyrgh
03-14-2011, 04:48 PM
cmon BK
we will both make it up here someday (determined look)
i know we can cuz were both awesome and :cool:
as well as otherz of course

poms
03-15-2011, 08:51 AM
Wouldn't it be a good idea to create an acount like "LBC_crew" and publish a level with a link to all the spotlighted levels?
That would give some of this levels a push to get some plays.

Shadowcrazy
03-15-2011, 08:54 AM
Wouldn't it be a good idea to create an acount like "LBC_crew" and publish a level with a link to all the spotlighted levels?
That would give some of this levels a push to get some plays.

taking the spotlight to LBP2 itself? I like it...every episode could be a level link and you guys could STILL review them here and have the reviews here aswell...or even make reviews next to the link VIA grabbable material or something

NinjaMicWZ
03-15-2011, 09:59 AM
Keldur was working on a level link vault, and ideas for an episodic one that would be merged into the vault when expired, in the beta... but obviously it was all lost with the beta stuff (could bring over bugged crap, but I say no). Not sure what ever happened to the idea, and I haven't seen Keldur on LBP2 in awhile.

Shadowcrazy
03-15-2011, 10:10 AM
I think it would be marvelous if someone did it...hell i have some ideas on its appearance:

1. some company building
2. a simulator with each link being in some tiny room that has a "theme" to it
3. a cool computer that when you jump into the controllinator you scroll through the levels with a screenshot or two of the game to be played
4. the creator's sackperson next to some cool object housing the level link

i could go on and on but yeah lol you get the picture

poms
03-15-2011, 10:52 AM
I think it would be marvelous if someone did it...hell i have some ideas on its appearance:

1. some company building
2. a simulator with each link being in some tiny room that has a "theme" to it
3. a cool computer that when you jump into the controllinator you scroll through the levels with a screenshot or two of the game to be played
4. the creator's sackperson next to some cool object housing the level link

i could go on and on but yeah lol you get the picture

Yeah, a nice presentation would be cool, and it wouldn't be hard to do because there's no game play needed. And the same pre-made level structure could be used for every spotlight. Just have to change links, descriptions, screenshots...

Shadowcrazy
03-15-2011, 01:15 PM
sounds like you volunteer ;) lol

tbh someone with your reputation building the spotlight area where the level links be present would be the best thing ever...and hell if this goes well maybe even make the OTHER spotlights into LBP2 levels with their own PSN account aswell?

LBPC is expanding...and jumping into the game itself helps LBPC define itself as THE BEST LBP FANSITE

poms
03-15-2011, 05:57 PM
sounds like you volunteer ;) lol

tbh someone with your reputation building the spotlight area where the level links be present would be the best thing ever...and hell if this goes well maybe even make the OTHER spotlights into LBP2 levels with their own PSN account aswell?Mmmh... I'd be glad to be involved in this, but my English is not spectacular, and though I have plenty of time at the moment, I'll be "missing" from May to October for work.
Some other creators would have to get in this... maybe Jwwphotos? and we need the opinion of the Spotlight crew. Any suggestion?

Doopz
03-15-2011, 06:09 PM
I've actually been thinking about this, I was even thinking about asking the spotlight crew if I could do it myself. But I think poms would be a much better choice, so I'll just head off now...

Shadowcrazy
03-15-2011, 10:20 PM
well poms like you said it could be a signature area and such...as for october someone could just copy your design and make a "halloween" theme or something


you know we have unlimited choices with LBP2 and especially now with the 3D camera

at any rate we have vast choices in how to make this happen and keep it coming at a steady rate....plus i think its better then the internet search thingy they have....since i barely use that it would be nice to just pop in LBP2 and just go into levels from there.

Morgana25
03-15-2011, 10:33 PM
Wouldn't you need the authors of the levels to send you level links? I can imagine what a nightmare that would be.

Shadowcrazy
03-15-2011, 10:38 PM
IIRC when I was playing around with Level Links it let me also choose levels in my hearted list...so if this is still the case then the Spotlight PSN account would just have to Heart the levels they're going to spotlight and use the level links to link the hearted level....which also makes a great ALTERNATIVE to people who dont want to play the level they can simply mow down your list of hearted levels for all the spotlight levels too....everyone wins :D

poms
03-15-2011, 11:37 PM
You can also create links without hearting the levels. Just have to play them once and you can create the link from the "recently played" page.
Anyway, nothing wrong on hearting the spotlighted levels.
I wouldn't complicate this a lot. Just a clean/nice looking menu were you choose the level to play.
@Shadowcrazy, you seem to have some good ideas about this. I vote for you to do it ;)

Shadowcrazy
03-15-2011, 11:46 PM
lol I don't build levels good sir...I don't have the patience to work on a blank canvas much less all that space in LBP....thats why I only have 1 level with barely anything on it....I have great ideas....I can make games in LBP2 that could rival those set by some of our brightest minds in LBP2....only problem is i cant build them....but if someone ever decides they want to make the games i create...you'd see how many hearts id be getting :D

but yeah lol i suck at building...so id have to swing it back to you friend

ferrrch
03-16-2011, 12:02 AM
Congrats all spotlighted creators! good job!

poms
03-16-2011, 12:25 AM
Ok, some questions here:
- Is the spotlight team Ok with this?
- Who creates the LBPC account? and who publish it? Morgana25 maybe? ;)

The making of the level is not a problem. I think I can make it very quick.

RoDRiGo-FiLiPiNo
03-31-2011, 02:54 AM
These are really great levels in this spotlight. I'm glad that these were noticed!

szloby3
04-03-2011, 03:44 PM
that is well cool

Mick'o'Mania
05-01-2011, 08:08 AM
Is it just me... Or there hasn't been a new spotlight for months?

Alismuffin
05-01-2011, 08:47 AM
It's not just you. I wonder what's going on

rialrees
05-01-2011, 10:52 AM
You might find this thread interesting discussion - http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?55225-LBPC-community-and-creator-spotlights.

Aya042
05-16-2011, 04:01 PM
Locked and archived. :)