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OneEyedBanshee
05-22-2011, 06:58 AM
Myself, Prattz, XTrophx(Joey) and Jayhawk_er have been working on an entry for LittleBigPodcast's MTG contest. The deadline is very soon so we have began publishing and unlocking things as we get them 100% finished. Will try to get some pics up on lbp.me soon.

It's a story on how the characters from Little Big Planet 1 ended up in Eve's Asylum and spans across several levels. The collector attempts to atone for his sins but quickly gets tired and a dark plan comes into action. Play it to find out the rest!

Thanks for checking this out. :)

http://lbp.me/v/0f2sw-

http://lbp.me/v/0f2sw-

Oddmania
05-22-2011, 08:36 AM
Queued up! :) I really like the concept.

xkjz3l
05-22-2011, 09:15 AM
hehehe i still laughing,thats the best cinematic lvl ive seen in months or maybe ever,the characters are really well remade and the visuals are just amazing
I loved the slow motion part with the song haha that was so funny
Congratulations to all the people involved in this lvl

KlawwTheClown
05-22-2011, 11:33 PM
It was incredibly fun to work on this with you guys, and I learned a lot of neat little tricks that I'm sure I'll start using now. :D

Here are some photos from the first 2 levels, just because I can't figure out how to upload photos in the intro, like PSYNTENS did, and I wanted to put a few photos on here. :)


http://ic.lbp.me/img/ft/09c2b7ea8482efca1815d4c63c20fb6e853425ec.jpg
http://i6.lbp.me/img/ft/d0660a8bff36c0b4ead4e47547d22f2c6e3b6f37.jpg
http://i4.lbp.me/img/ft/9b40f8d768b1bd181a3b5ce5f057f544a8a9cd6c.jpg


http://ie.lbp.me/img/ft/21ef6bbf30c86a97e6a7a691a8e31fed6f5d1119.jpg
http://if.lbp.me/img/ft/9ef0c5194f7d2dce13ec1b473421e62baecf37eb.jpg
http://i4.lbp.me/img/ft/f0470eb2df0bc4ab8b6533364c6a910cfc025153.jpg

Angelgozen
05-23-2011, 01:57 AM
Sounds Sweet i approve

psynten´sWife
05-23-2011, 04:43 AM
is the best serial levels what i see, you guys deserve to win the crown :D

Joey
05-23-2011, 04:46 AM
I had a lot of fun creating with such an awesome team AKA PF4.
I will miss these creating days. Anyways I just hope that everyone enjoys it! and thanks a lot for the kind words. :)

http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww92/Joester1991/7d636bef264682f62b505804535b4f13099b318c.jpg

psyntens
05-23-2011, 04:53 AM
Hey guys i dont have words for this, i was see ur its degrees were doing work for this and longed to play it can be because i knew the result would be exceptional, it is a very funny story, creative and especially well represented, a very good use of characters as LBP2 LBP1, materials, ideas, obstacles, music all together actually makes them one of the best levels I've seen in LBP2. Good luck in the competition and truly wish you all the work is well rewarded with a well-deserved crown :)

Jayhawk_er
05-23-2011, 12:51 PM
You guys gotta try this. OEB spent many a sleepless night for us. Totally worth it. I'm sorry to say I left one thing screwed us up that I hope doesn't ruin it. Thanks for putting up with us OEB!

grayspence
05-23-2011, 01:01 PM
After watching all of you slave over this entry, It feels great to see it published, even though I didn't make it!
I loved the cutscenes, gameplay, and scenery when I visited you guys in create mode, And I can't wait to play the actual level for myself :)
I'm proud of you guys, keep up the good work!
Alrighty: Played your level:

-I have yet to see anyone animate a cardboard character as well as you guys did. I am still trying to figure out how you made the Collector run around like an actual sackperson.
-The humor was lighthearted and funny, but not funny enough to ruin the mood. (I still love that clothes hamper gag!)
-The menu system was awesome, and the level select was one of the coolest things Ive seen anyone do to a menu, ever.
-The actual levels were amazing. The gameplay was top notch, and I loved trying to get the bubble combos while I bounced around on the bounce pads.
-The visuals were awesome. You successfully acheived a MM style look from both LBP, and LBP2 world themes.
-Gameplay was nostalgic, but fresh at the same time, and the Meercat boss was top notch fun :)
-The story was beyond any other contest entry. Im being serious, you guys totally came up with a flipping amazing Plot, which Im sure will land you major points in the contest. ;)

I will deffineatly come back to this when you guys get the boss battle working. Can't wait to see the ending!

Good luck! (I doubt you'll need any! :p)

Oddmania
05-23-2011, 02:58 PM
You did a fantastic job, guys! :) I didn't expect this at all when I began watching the Introduction level (I mean, I knew it'd be another excellent level, but not that funny! :p ) What I loved the most are all the (not so) tiny details, such as the Collector's eyebrows and the King's and the Queen's eyelids (when they're tied up). The way they move really adds something to your level. You really had me in the stitches! I also played the first level too, but not thoroughly because I was in somewhat of a hurry and time was running out, I didn't expect the intro to be that full!

Great job, and good luck for the contest you're not going to win! :) *nose becoming longer :p *

kirbyman62
05-23-2011, 03:09 PM
Played it yesterday and everything about it is amazing. The intro movie, the levels themselves, even the music I adored (plus you've made we want to play it again to win it). Very clever with the story too, which is always good.

Angelgozen
05-23-2011, 06:01 PM
DUDE O_O you are one twisted soul to turn little big planet into such a.... DARK MASTERPIECE like that O_O The great storyline of Darkness that has consumed the light, you are a master creator with a team of master creators XD but seriously you are all still messed up XD

Lockstitch
05-23-2011, 07:37 PM
Brilliant execution on this project. You guys successfully recreated the vision and feel of MM's levels while adding in your own flair. It really felt like some sort of official expansion pack to me. Great work!

Jayhawk_er
05-23-2011, 11:21 PM
Yeah! Panda Force Four! I've loved reading all the reviews and comments, and thanks for all the nice words everyone. Honestly my favorite part of making this was learning I'm not too bad at using the music sequencer. Making your own music is fun! ... And not to mention joey basically rediting all my songs so they actually sounded bearable :D but hey, who cares about that?

Joey9898
05-24-2011, 01:22 AM
I played the levels, they are awesome, just as good as MM makes them. I love how you put twists on the story mode levels. I see a new MM pick coming up. And yay for Joeys!

Jayhawk_er
05-24-2011, 01:26 PM
For the record... OneEyedBanshee and Joey stayed up all last night it seemed like finishing the final level. So if you wanna give it a whirl:

http://lbp.me/v/0hzw0h

Understand they were crunched for time, but to be honest, I think they did a phenomenal job. :D

JustinArt
05-24-2011, 05:10 PM
Man, this level series is seriously epic. Brilliant job!

VISUALS:
The prologue movie is ingeniously well done. The animation of the characters from LBP1 are really funny and clever. The levels has the same visual style as the story levels of LBP1 and LBP2 combined.

SOUND:
Brilliant custom musics. Whoever created these masterpieces deserves to win an award for best custom musics. Great usage of cinematic musics and interactive musics, too.

GAMEPLAY:
The gameplay of the levels brings back memories of playing through LBP2 story levels. The giant evil meerkat boss battle at the end of level 3 is brilliant, too.

OVERALL:
This series deserves to win the contest. Looks like we'll be seeing more of the series soon, judging by the ending of the giant meerkat battle. A :) and a <3.

EDIT: Hey you already got the final level finished. Can't wait to check it out the next time I'm on LBP2.

JakePutz
05-24-2011, 07:14 PM
Fantastic job you guys, I loved every bit of it! Good luck, I would be shocked if you don't win!

kirbyman62
05-24-2011, 07:27 PM
I saw there was another level, so I went to the main level and went on the Level Selector, and I can't work out how to use it. What am I doing wrong? Also, I've got the 'March of the Bees' song and I love it, I listen to it while I'm creating :)

OneEyedBanshee
05-24-2011, 08:53 PM
It should be in the level hub, if that doesn't work visit XTrophx planet to find it. But really we ran out of time and that level is not as good as we'd hope for. So after the contest we are going to make it far far better. :) Just press x on whatever level after selecting the level select menu. Scroll with left and right on the dpad.

Qrii_Nakari
05-24-2011, 09:18 PM
I just played this series moments ago, and I was incredibly blown away by the high amount of quality painted throughout this masterpiece! In fact, calling this a masterpiece is an understatement! :D The narrative was done fantastically well, and I loved the humor and cinematic effects! The gameplay felt so unique in a way that I was willing to play through the entire series again! The only thing I was confused about was Eve's "accent" in her dialogue; I got the impression that Eve was French instead of Spanish... But other than that, the level of detail was phenomenal! I'm with JakePutz; I'd be very shocked if you guys didn't win the contest.

Jayhawk_er
05-24-2011, 10:10 PM
SOUND:
Brilliant custom musics. Whoever created these masterpieces deserves to win an award for best custom musics. Great usage of cinematic musics and interactive musics, too.


Thanks! Joey probably did the most with the music, we listened to all those songs probably 300 times each while we were working on the levels. We all pitched in to make them sound good throughout the entire thing, and changed up some stuff, added percussion etc. To help each other out.


Also, I've got the 'March of the Bees' song and I love it, I listen to it while I'm creating :)

Haha my favorite of all of them, probably because I was mostly in charge of making that one and I'm biased and stuck up about myself :D


he only thing I was confused about was Eve's "accent" in her dialogue; I got the impression that Eve was French instead of Spanish... But other than that, the level of detail was phenomenal!

That would be the result of me not being able to make a good accent haha. I actually had her saying Monsieur Da Vinci at one point, luckily the rest of the team caught it and put me in line. :)

Thanks again for everything nice everyone has said. It really makes you feel all warm and fuzzy when after so long people acknowledge hard work :)

K3NDRAKRAY
05-25-2011, 04:07 AM
Great series!!! You guys are awsum :]

biorogue
05-25-2011, 12:09 PM
looks, great. Can't wait to play. adding to the queue

Jayhawk_er
05-25-2011, 10:12 PM
More pics from Level 4...

http://ie.lbp.me/img/ft/14e7216bf9e7634626164cb0c0abcb8fef7883f1.jpg
http://i2.lbp.me/img/ft/17291e7b807f417d5e612eb3c23baedf1770b6bd.jpg
http://i9.lbp.me/img/ft/dd9227b1d2e750fb87da3cf4f090173ea96e2dd4.jpg

SongfireVarda
05-25-2011, 10:20 PM
I cannot complement you enough on the entire series. It was absolutely fantastic. The dialogue was well-written, and the scenery was just beautiful. I especially liked when Eve's Asylum was transformed-stunning. And the gameplay was just plain fun. Excellent work!

Qrii_Nakari
05-27-2011, 02:41 AM
No matter which entry Mm had slapped their pink ribbon around, I want you guys to know that this series is still the best I've seen so far. :D

Jayhawk_er
05-27-2011, 08:57 PM
Thank you Spaff! :)

http://lbp.me/u/Spaff_Molecule

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=34400

kirbyman62
05-28-2011, 09:50 AM
It should be in the level hub, if that doesn't work visit XTrophx planet to find it. But really we ran out of time and that level is not as good as we'd hope for. So after the contest we are going to make it far far better. :) Just press x on whatever level after selecting the level select menu. Scroll with left and right on the dpad.

I worked that out after, thanks for your help though. I liked it but I agree it isn't as good as the previous ones, can't wait to see the final version. Congrats on the Mm Pick guys!

Gravel
05-28-2011, 06:53 PM
This is probably the best story I've ever seen in LBP. The characters are re-imagined to pure perfection! The 'thing' that really sets this level apart, is the level of animation in the characters... particularly those big ol' eyes. These characters truely ACT, allowing us to see the story through their eyes. (and what good storytelling it is!) The directing is flawless. The camera work superb. Transitions amazing, and it all flows without a hitch. I would love a tutorial on the sequencing used here. That everything is beautiful looking only adds to its designed charm. Seriously, you guys took this game to a whole new level. Congratulations one and all. It far exceeds Mm's own work... so score yet another one for the community!

OneEyedBanshee
05-28-2011, 07:40 PM
Thanks Gravel :D That means a lot. I'll see what I can do about a tutorial.

Emperor.Vagak
05-30-2011, 03:27 AM
Meerkat shooting lasers. Nuff said.

LBP2_Tutorialist
06-01-2011, 11:27 PM
That has to be the best series of levels ever! I felt like I was playing MM's levels. THAT'S HOW GOOD THEY WERE!! My favorite part was the LBP1 remade scenes.
EDIT: They were much better than MM's! (No hard feelings MM staff...)

Domik12
06-03-2011, 07:56 AM
Hello!

It is one of the best levels serias in LBP IMHO. Great story, amazing visuals and very fun and creative gameplay! 5 stars in old scoring system!

Here are videos off all levels that I record during walking though:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRKaeYFRYLc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTs2zWBridU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swwPW9DmYUc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlk7nnahFN8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvcuIo6y9EU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F55lJ8XYeLY

OneEyedBanshee
06-03-2011, 12:21 PM
Glad you enjoyed it and thanks very much for recording those :D

Eve sounds so different! Wonder if the people saying she sounded more French heard a different version. She definitely sounds Spanish in my version.

Also in the title it says "by OneEyedBanshee", it's by me, Prattz, XTrophx and Jayhawk_er. Dunno if you can fit that in, if not remove it or put PF4(Panda Force 4). If that's possible, thanks!

Domik12
06-06-2011, 08:59 AM
Hi, OneEyedBanshee! I edit titles for the videos. Sorry for some mistakes :)

tomodon246
06-06-2011, 09:43 AM
How hadn't I found the thread for this before!???



Have you ever hyperventilated because of a level- due to its sheer awesomity?


I came pretty close when I watched those cinematics. THEY WERE GREAT!

When Frida the bride was destroyed in slow motion........... I ASPLODED!


(Well..... I hope it was slow motion...... my connection does have a tendency to lag....)

OneEyedBanshee
06-06-2011, 03:12 PM
Thanks Domick12! That's fantastic.

Haha Tomodon, you just gave me an idea for "slow motion"....:kz:

Glad you enjoyed it. :D

Jayhawk_er
06-14-2011, 03:46 PM
Have you ever hyperventilated because of a level- due to its sheer awesomity?


Awesomity eh? I gotta get that one in my vocabulary :D

hefeglass
06-22-2011, 03:11 AM
Incredible series you guys have put together..don't have a single critique. Great work!

OneEyedBanshee
07-13-2011, 11:43 PM
Just popping in to say we published a level containing all the music as prizes if anyone is interested. :)

http://lbp.me/v/2223k1

DizaumBR
07-19-2011, 06:52 PM
Queued! I'll do the feedback in game! ;-)

Try mine if you get time.

Cheezy WEAPON
08-20-2011, 10:21 PM
These levels is just nuts.
NUTS.

The cinematics are all perfectly timed and it baffles me on how you managed to make things flip, move and glow so smoothly without busting the therm instantly.

Usually I hate overly flashy levels and movies (they take forever to get to the actual action), but I've been humbled by the funny intro and sweet levels. It's good in my book.

You've got to show us how you did some things, like the warp gates. I am just baffled at all the big efx.

Lord-Dreamerz
08-20-2011, 11:53 PM
I Love these levels real well~ nuff said.
*mew

Jayhawk_er
09-14-2011, 02:54 AM
Guess what I found on the LBP website....

http://www.littlebigplanet.com/images/assets/shared/promos/en-minigame.png

Look familiar to someone from the series? :D Did we perhaps inspire something?