Episode 60
We're back, and do we have a spotlight for you! We've been treated to a veritable treasure trove of levels for this episode (Gasp! A bonus to the PSN downtime?), and we've found so many worthy of mention that you" /> Community Spotlight Episode 60 [Archive] - LittleBigPlanet Central Forums

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Morgana25
05-29-2011, 07:36 PM
Episode 60


We're back, and do we have a spotlight for you! We've been treated to a veritable treasure trove of levels for this episode (Gasp! A bonus to the PSN downtime?), and we've found so many worthy of mention that you may have a hard time fitting all of them on your queue. Nevertheless, we urge you to squeeze them all in there (jump on top of them, if you have to) because they are all wonderful!

Firstly, we would like to highlight a few exciting and upcoming changes to the LBPC Community Spotlight Search Engine (http://spotlight.lbpcentral.com/). Some of these updates include:
Removed Creator Name (LBPC Name) from the list and the database. This has freed up space for some of the following:
Added Level Badge images
Added PSN Polaroid images
Added lbp.me icon/links
Added icons for Game version (LBP, LBP2, PSP)
Added level type (co-op, versus, cinematic)
Changed/added filter options in the left navigation for the prior two changes
Added additional counters along the bottom.These changes have been made possible by the hard work of v0rtex, Aya042 and ConfusedCartman, so thank you all very much! These updates will be in place as soon as v0rtex updates the app, so stay tuned!

You may also notice that the PS3 Spotlight is split into two sections. The first section contains levels that have been published between May 1st and midnight on Wednesday May 25th (Spotlight cut-off dates will return to normal from this day forth! Yes, really!). The second section contains levels hand-picked specially by our slaves temporary volunteers who are valiantly ploughing through the backlog of levels left from the avalanche of LBP2's release. Our heartfelt thanks goes to this team for stepping up to the plate. Be sure to play levels from both sections - they're all awesome.

Also, PSP fans will be pleased to see that the PSP Spotlight is back! This abnormally large PSP collection features levels from all the way back to February, including the backlogged levels. The dedicated PSP crew have re-convened and burned through the lot, so be sure to play those too.

Enjoy!

PS3 Spotlight Current Spotlights
http://i3.lbp.me/img/bl/7b3ffd5e56a6b84d24e797b623bfa212b3f21e56.pngSuper Afro Samurai Monkeys!LordMagicPantsThe Floating Monkey Temples are under attack by the EVIL forces of the zombie, werewolves, and ninjas! Send Sackboy in to aid them!

Lord Magic pants has worked his "magic", and has produced a level with just about everything a platforming or movie fan could possibly want. With his quirky, odd, but strangely charming storytelling, characters, and plotline, this level is sure to keep you laughing until you hit the scoreboard! Defeating ninjas, werewolves, zombies, or a combination of the three is made even better with his eye popping visual style, and his pitch perfect platforming.For those of you that have played and remember the original, LordMagicPants' newest offering is more than a simple rehash of an old level. Indeed, this level puts the new LBP tools to good use, introducing new and exciting enemies, obstacles, and challenges for you to work your way through in this lengthy adventure! Great visuals and cutscenes are brought to life with colourful characters that look absolutely perfect, and can be equally as hilarious. Now's the time to revisit this level and try it out in all its glory!

http://ie.lbp.me/img/bl/b2e18dd793d87d10150ea30dfa90178f7f8f6214.pngFigmen t [50 Minute Movie]ladylyn1As a mentally unstable character Charles' life is devastated by the mysterious murder of his beloved wife. Fighting with his condition and as a prime suspect himself it's a race against time to investigate the horrific crime and discover who the murderer is. Theme: Horror/Thriller. Single player for best results. Run time = 48 minutes.

If you haven't heard of this one – where have you been? Ladylyn's epic undertaking, an entry to the Sackinima Movie contest, runs to almost an hour in length! (Challenge accepted!) I must say that I initially thought that any LBP movie of that length would suffer greatly in quality, but Ladylyn proved me drastically wrong. Exquisite camera work, excellent use of music and sound effects, and an engaging, well-paced plot really draw you in to this piece. Grab some popcorn, get a big old tub of Coke (other carbonated drinks are available from all good retailers) and enjoy! My mouth simply cannot form words to describe how much of a pleasure it was to watch such a fantastic movie. Ladylyn strikes again, returning to LBP2 with a ground breaking 48 minute movie, complete with voice acting, chapters, and a story that has a plot twist that will shock you in ways no other LBP movie will. Complete with awesome camera tricks, this level is like a giant present wrapped under a tree, surrounded by adorable puppies. Yes, that is the best I could come up with.We all knew it was only a matter of time before the true 'epics' started to come about in LBP2. These are levels that go above and beyond what's regularly expected, and ladylyn1's newest creation does exactly that. Figment is an incredible movie level that spans 48 enthralling minutes, its story and atmosphere keeping you engrossed for every second of the journey. A handy chapter select allows you to come back to view whichever scene you were at if you're forced to leave, and after watching a couple of minutes you'll definitely want to get through the whole thing. Find the time to give this one a go, you won't regret it!

http://i8.lbp.me/img/bl/478c5b1298ef4b4cd1ce7b098703fc4f99788131.pngGabrie lla: The Iron NightmareTurbo_Egg_SaladTake a trip through a dark and nightmarish world where everything seems to have turned into metal. Is this really a nightmare or is it actually happening? If it is just a nightmare, then whose is it?

The Iron Nightmare. What a fitting title for this twisted romp through an amazing, atmospheric level by Turbo_Egg_Salad. This is one of those levels that will keep you glued to the TV the whole way through! Make sure you take a minute to play through this engaging masterpiece... Explore the vast expanse of a true nightmare in Turbo_Egg_Salad's Gabriella: The Iron Nightmare. Not only does it convincingly blur between dream and reality, it also is packed with top-notch visuals structured by an intriguing storyline. It's an experience you don't want to miss. If you looking for something creepy and beautifully crafted, I highly recommend Turbo_Egg_Salad's Gabriella: The iron Nightmare. Straight away your drawn in by an intriguing start, then things take a turn for the more bizarre. The setting is perfect and packed with strange things to give you that melancholic nightmare vibe, the lack of colour for the most part really adds to the dark mood. Couple that with the eerie music and you'll be on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next.If there was ever a level that was able to give you nightmares, this would definitely be the one! An almost disturbing journey through an absurdly atmospheric and grim land of metal and malice will have you working your way through some ingenious areas and drafting the help of a oh so slightly creepy little girl. The custom soundtrack lends itself to the atmosphere perfectly, and when coupled with the stylized visuals, brings the whole thing together. If you've been hankering for a good horror level to try out, don't miss this one!

http://i3.lbp.me/img/bl/df3c290db02949b77e1e3e87e320c6550dd835ee.pngFlip (1-4 Players, Platformer)Krazy159A retro platformer inspired by VVVVVV. Up to 4 players can play! Reverse the gravity and Flip by pressing X to get across obstacles. Please note that at anytime you're stuck in a level you can press O and choose level select although time and score will be disabled.

Don't be fooled by the simplistic, yet nice, visual style of this level. Flip is a level that has the simplest of concepts, but will have you on the edge of your seat! As you flip your way through, Krazy159 ramps up the difficulty perfectly, while giving you very intuitive controls to navigate with.Holy mother of flip! This level took me by surprise! Krazy 159 has taken a simple mechanic, pleasing but simple visuals, and produced a level which will challenge, excite, and possibly embarrass you! The level of difficulty ramps up perfectly here, first leading you in, enticing you with its promise of a smooth ride, and then throwing you into a dastardly set of puzzles that will have you begging for mercy! But you will not put that controller down, because completing this will be one of the most satisfying feelings you will have all week. Fantastic!This level is just crazy fun, reminiscent of many flash games. The controls are fluid and you'll be on the edge of your seat as you dodge spikes.. or scream out when you don't quite make it. The style is simple but very effective. If you want something fun from start to finish, play this!Krazy159's simple but fun game play mechanic makes this a stand out level that is as fun as it is clever! The arcade-esque visuals simple but intuitive controls will have you thoroughly using your powers to reverse gravity and send yourself sprawling into the air and (hopefully) out of danger! Similar to many a flash game, this challenging and fun level will keep you entertained as you work from room to room in an attempt to one up each and every obstacle!

http://i2.lbp.me/img/bl/442885f8a5df3b16b81d539ad0ba250e87cdcb3c.pngRemnan t: IgnotusLockstitch(Part 1) A silent structure drifts in the periphery of the cosmos... Yet, within cardboard and plastic, something still lives.

Lockstitch never fails to amaze me with his ability to continually pump out awesome platformers. He keeps it fresh with a beautiful aesthetic, and very fun game play, while making brilliant use of the LBP2 tool set. When your weaving your way through all of those mechanized obstacles, you'll realize that this is platforming at it's best!! Lockstitch cannot be stopped. It is obvious that his level has got everything: A plate full of platforming, a giant helping of clever puzzles, and a heaping pile of visuals to wash it down. This is Lockstich's best work so far, and I can't wait to see what he has planned for us next time! Did I mention there's a giant robot? Who doesn't love giant robots!?Lockstitch strikes again with his patented crisp visuals and innovative platforming! Set in a mysterious, high tech locale that holds a hint of the sinister, this great sci-fi platformer will put you through your paces as you attempt to escape! Plenty of great visuals and contraptions will keep you on your toes throughout the journey, while hidden secrets and plenty of bubble chains keep the already entertaining action always at its peak! Yes, this is platforming at its very finest, and its flawless execution should be more than enough to coax you into giving it a go.Created to the same high standard and formula that you know and love, Lockstitch brings us another polished platformer with streamlined visuals and unique gameplay. You won't have seen many of these obstacles in any other level, which is what I love about it, Corner editing here is immaculate: everything that moves or rotates slots together smugly and techy shapes are everywhere. The x-ray windows allow animated parts of the background to show through in an ingenious fashion, and it all adds up to make another platformer you just won't want to miss.

http://i9.lbp.me/img/bl/e69c813e3e5a1ceb32827dd6c36db39b15c27deb.png=STAR WARS= &#x06 BATTLEFRONTCENTURION24Travel back to Cloud City on the remote planet of Bespin. Here you will battle for domination over the City by capturing COMMAND POSTS. Fight for either the REBEL ALLIANCE or the GALACTIC EMPIRE. (ONLINE ONLY) Music: Recreated by the Musical Genius "hilightnotes" Contributers/Playtesters: BabyFaceJM, SuperTwinBros & a special thanks to "guneye"

Right from the get go, it's obvious this level is going to be something special. The short but sweet introduction gives way to one of the most clever and innovative versus levels around. The great tutorial will help get you into the action quickly, and once you're in you won't want to stop! This level blends superb use of the sackbots and an inspired, authentic star wars feel to a great degree of success, so make sure to give it a shot and don't forget to bring some friends along! the more the merrier!Star Wars Battlefront is a multiplayer, Star Wars themed, masterpiece. Whether you're a Star Wars fan or not, this level has something to offer you. It's worth a play just to get a glimpse of all the sheer detail CENTURION24 has put into it. With deep game play, and the best Star Wars costumes I've ever seen. This is a level you cant afford to miss!Over the last few weeks, I've seen some levels in LBP2 that are such remarkable homages to Star Wars, I can hardly believe my eyes. This is one of those levels. Whilst inside of an immense map, faithful to the films, you (and your faithful AI buddies) are tasked with dominating the level. Are you more of a Rebel Alliance warrior, or a Galactic Empire Sith? Make your choice and battle it out online – you're bound to have a blast! (Pun most definitely intended)

http://i4.lbp.me/img/bl/084ffc44bec13ce2279293025c343134b0ccd6fa.pngMassiv e Epic Raging Destruction (3D FPS TRAILER)steve_big_gunsMade with Special_D. A fully rotating 3d fps cinematic game play trailer for an upcoming project.

My brain exploded. One minute I was watching the new release from one of the most respected creators of LBP, and the next I'm drooling on to my controller and dreaming sweet dreams of cheese. This versus level trailer is astounding to watch, but when you read about the makings of it (He had to what?), it gets even better. The one and only steve_big_guns (in partnership with the highly talented Special_D) has made an enticing, action-packed shooter Versus which looks like nothing you've seen on LBP before. Will it ever be playable? I'm keeping all fingers and toes tightly crossed.Steve, you sun of a gun. (Sorry, couldn't resist.) After an initial bout of cussing to myself in amazement, I could only ask myself one thing. How? This is unlike anything you've ever seen, or indeed, thought possible in LBP. What they did to pull this off is beyond me, but suffice to say, there's no way you can't give this level a go. With hints at an actual playable version some time in the future, Steve has once again reminded us why he's one of LBP's most influential and popular creators. Well done.All I will say is this: After playing Massive Epic Raging Destruction by steve_big_guns, you'll be surprised when you return to your Pod, because this level does not look like it was made in LBP2 at all.

http://ie.lbp.me/img/bl/08e43da6ba1b5c832ca5764bc4125fa3813a9cf9.pngClockw ork RuinsHolguin86Can you outmanoeuvre the plethora of ancient traps in this overgrown ruin? Slow down time and avoid death atop crumbling pillars in this action packed marathon of doom! | LBPCentral.com | LittleBigPlanetarium.com

Can I let you all in on a secret? Shh, keep it quiet. I've never played any of Holguin86's levels before. I know, it's close to blasphemy. But what a level to be introduced with! At first I was struck by how beautiful the level was, and shortly after throwing my controller at the screen a few times (for kicks!) I was drawn in by the game-play. I was worried that the time controlling mechanic would fall short of expectations, but it's put to use brilliantly – adding an intelligence to the level that really ups the ante. Holguin86 didn't just build a platformer, he built something better. He built a platformer that used the power of time! By the press of a switch, objects will slow down drastically, allowing the player to safely dodge crushing walls, falling pillars, rolling mine-carts, and more. The game mechanic worked very well, and was super fun to use, so why not visit the Clockwork Ruins today?Holguin's done everything right with his latest platformer, Clockwork Ruins! The ability to slow down time makes this level stand out among regular platformers, and the way it is executed is perfect. The visuals are as spot on as always, and the level's climax is both heart pumping and endlessly entertaining. Lots of secrets give you more than enough incentive to give this level multiple plays, as if the superb platforming wasn't enough in itself! Yes, this is another gem from another of my favourite creators, so make sure to give this level your utmost attention, because it deserves it!

http://i6.lbp.me/img/bl/7a6e55c4d46a5c6f1a2cb7e4d1277f3722afbcf9.pngNeon LimitsNuclearfishA simple platformer featuring no story, no originality, no detailed visuals, no innovative gameplay and only 2 materials. It does however have lots of bounce pads, point combos, multiple routes and hidden secrets. Recommended for 1 player only. Music by Asbestos101.

Nuclearfish is back on the spotlight, this time with a platforming level made entirely of two different materials. The description says it all really – if you're looking for a storyline you won't find it here. But yay bounce pads! In all seriousness though, this is a great level – I had a blast trying to improve my score-combo skills, and the fiendishly hidden secrets will keep you coming back for more!Nuclearfish's newest level wastes no time getting to the point, which is fun! This level is a superb platformer done in great style that will challenge you at every turn. Tons of hidden secrets, multiple paths, and flashing lights will keep you bouncing around this level, trying to achieve the highest score possible! Anyone that has a knack for platforming fun and a bit of a competitive edge will want to play this level time and time again to discover all it has in store. If you're looking to simply play, then look no further than Neon Limits!Smart, simple and fun, this platformer won't blow you away on the visuals front - but the multiple pathways, the hidden secrets and the vanishing bounce pads will keep you on your toes. Perfectly polished and plenty to do, this level will keep you entertained for a good 10 minutes as you try and grab every last bubble on every last route.

http://i9.lbp.me/img/bl/b49a33d0935d62627e8a4329fbc30a0907f41c44.pngPuzzle Rooms 2 [1P]SneakySteve1983This is a SINGLE PLAYER puzzle level where the goal is to reach the green door using many other coloured doors and other objects.

SneakySteve1983 returns with his sequel to LBP1's Puzzle Rooms. The premise? A series of rooms with puzzles of increasing difficulty, which you must get through. Simple, at a first glance, and then you play it. The style of this level is remarkably simple, a great strength really as you aren't distracted from the puzzles themselves. Gameplay is innovative and at times the puzzles were difficult enough to make me pull my hair out – but you'll always want to come back for more! Now, where did I leave my hat . . .I missed the first puzzle rooms level, so I was pleasantly surprised when I booted up this gem. Sneakysteve1983 had me scratching my head throughout most of this one. With some of the best puzzles I've seen in all of LBP, Puzzle Rooms 2 holds it's own against games like portal, so if you love puzzles don't miss this one! Don't be surprised if you end up with a bald spot though.Easily one of the most clever levels I've played in a while, Puzzle Rooms 2 will put your wits to work as you do your best to solve these mind bending challenges! The premise is simple. Drawing obvious inspiration from Portal, reach the correct door using the tools at your disposal. Those tools happen to be different sets of doors that do different things, and understanding how to use each of them is key to success. The puzzles are well thought out and rewarding to complete, and you feel accomplished once you reach the end. The crisp, clean visuals and relaxing sound track ensure the experience never gets frustrating, so put your thinking caps on and start solving some puzzles!

http://ic.lbp.me/img/bl/29c29eda98a9545e5eb2b045fdf1acd6650e5940.pngNina Stitch-Some-More 'My Baby Just Cares For Me' Recorded VocalrialreesA showcase level demonstrating the synching of recorded vocals with a music sequencer. The logic, and a few set pieces, are available as prizes for watching!

I've played many music showcases, but this is the first one that has had a full set of vocals to accompany the music! Rialrees has integrated the vocals flawlessly into this charming little show, and the best part about it is. She can sing!! Also, look out for the piano guy for a laugh.Custom sound tracks are becoming more and more popular in levels lately, but none of them use the most natural of all instruments; the human voice! Rialrees' unique level perfectly blends old style cinema, a great custom track and her astounding voice to create an experience you simply won't find anywhere else on LBP! Make sure to do yourself a favor and check out this exceedingly unique level by an exceedingly talented creator!When we say someone's talented in LBP, we're usually talking about level design. Not only is rialrees talented in that (just look at the authentic visuals she's put together for this one), but she also has a bloomin' good voice, and pulls off a perfect rendition of Nina Simone's popular song right here in LBP2. Seriously, this music video has more soul than most of the videos on MTV.

http://id.lbp.me/img/bl/a7d00b28728fc772e722ac5ae7b5c7f1e951907f.pngRubik' s TubecomphermcDon't touch those switches. Don't do it! Get lost in the labyrinth that is Rubik's Tube, and collect all 25 hidden orbs. Find at least 20 to unlock Race Mode! Voiceovers by the lovely leklack. Cheers!

Comphermc's latest masterpiece involves platforming and puzzling your way through Sector 12; a maze of tubes and bounce pads with a dash of epic for good measure. The visuals are clean and stimulating, the game-play and concept ingenious. What really does it for me are the Pythonesque nods hidden around the level, from the condescending, slightly unnerving announcements (Voice talent: Leklack) to the near-missable posters and messages scattered around for you to discover. Rubiks Tube is like cake, everyone wants a piece, and when there's no cake left, everyone wants more. I know I did! The simple, yet hilarious story, the Jungle of tube based platforming, The hidden "Emergency Protocol" Posters, and the fantastic sounding computerized voice was just icing on the "cake". Let's not forget the visual charm of it all! I cannot wait to see what Comphermc does next!Comphermc's latest masterpiece is an absolute maze of a level. It will bend and twist your mind in ways you didn't think possible, constantly coaxing you to your next goal and closer to the finish line. The engaging platforming is incredibly well planned out, and despite the seemingly random design, you won't ever find yourself wondering where to go next for more than a few seconds. Such a feat is testament to just how good this creator is as a level designer, and when you wrap up all this clever gameplay together with some great lighting and visuals, you've got another Comphermc level that's sure to impress.Tubular tangles make up a third of this level - there are so many your eyes will water if you try and trace your route as you whizz through them. Add to that 25 ingeniously hidden secrets, convoluted platforming that doubles back and around on itself, a constant throb of tense music and a collapsing pipe here and there, and you get Rubik's Tube by comphermc.

http://id.lbp.me/img/bl/65d84d7c042074e6fcb1dd94da5171af4077ec20.pngSKUNK FACTORY [ PART 1 ]BobToxIt has been a long time you were looking for a job! NOW, thanks to the SKUNK FACTORY, your dream will come true! Special thanks to SHADOWRIVERUB for the lights and Magic.

This level has been eagerly anticipated by many of us on LBPC for some time now, and Bobtox certainly doesn't disappoint with his first playable level, set in the Skunk Factory. On entering the realm of 'The BOSS', you are asked to prove your worth to get a job at the factory. A whole host of wonderfully satisfying platforming elements follow as you dig deeper into the factory's mystery. I was struck by this series when Bobtox released his trailer, and I am so thrilled to see that he is continuing the project. The Boss is good, and I can't wait for the next instalment!This has been a long time in the making and you can tell a lot of love and care went into it. This level is a masterpiece that if you haven't checked out yet, do it now you crazy person! BobTox does not disappoint with what is surely one of the most anticipated levels in LBP2 so far. The humor is superb and hidden throughout. Cinematics will make you squeal with excitement. Extraordinarily polished and utterly beautiful. This is a must play. When you see cinematics with this level of polish, environments with so much character and a unique story to die for, you have to wonder how one person could come up with all of those on their own. Well - BobTox has done it, and it's waiting patiently for you to go play it!It's not often you'll find a level with near as much character and charisma that's been seamlessly blended together, such as BobTox's Skunk Factory. The humorous characters, the great custom stickers, and the visuals that absolutely drip with style all come together perfectly to create a world that you won't want to leave! Score prizes and plenty of bubbles give the whole thing a competitive edge, and will make you want to revisit this factory more than once!

http://ie.lbp.me/img/bl/e9eb97c23069f8f368964395b1917bf745fc96f4.pngThe Apprentice Wizard: InitiationCRIFFERXander is the first Wizard in over five hundred years to achieve Infinite Life. So it's no surprise when the head of the Wizard's Guild pays him a visit. But will young Xander have the courage to accept the challenge and embrace his own destiny?

Take control of a young wizard in the making who can cast all kinds of nifty spells to you you navigate the landscape. Then we have the scenery which is stunning and makes the world much more believable. It has a great little story to boot so I highly recommend you check this one out.This level is just gorgeous! But that's not all Criffer offers you in The Apprentice Wizard. Using spells to help traverse the environment, you'll find yourself in the midst of some very fun platforming! Can't wait for part two!From the very beginning of this level, I was simply gobsmacked. Criffer has really mastered the use of the extra layers in his creation, crafting an immersive and believable environment in which his story unfolds. The abilities bestowed upon your character are simple to master, but that doesn't stop you from enjoying the challenge as you make your way through this level. Also – just you wait till the ending. One simple moment had my jaw dropping to the floor. You'll know it when you see it!Criffer's level is not only one of the most beautiful levels I've seen in a while, it's also one of the most innovative. Masterful use of the 3D glitch creates memorable scenery that's simply of the highest caliber you could ask for. An eerie, and equally beautiful custom soundtrack give the world a real personality, but the atmosphere isn't the only stand out feature here! No, the sackbot which you control has at its fingertips a variety of powers and spells for you to use! This makes the action all the more fun, and will give you one of the best platforming experiences out there!

http://i3.lbp.me/img/bl/f83f937035defcb062c325ecc44fc5aa33be0175.pngHigh Tech Cave 3 ( 1 Player )ALS_TheGamerWhat is this? The technology of an ancient civilization,shining crystals,underground waterfalls,strange symbols and greening ! Help Sack to explore this cave... NOTE : Highly recomended for 1 player only,becuse this level have lag in some parts. This level was divided in 2 parts cause some problems with thermo... I hope you enjoy it !

The impressive forces of nature meet the unstoppable power of technology in ALS_Thegamer's latest High Tech Cave. Stunning visuals abound here, and the intricate detail and movement in the level wowed me in every stage. This level is up there with some of the best plat-formers I've had the pleasure to play in LBP, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.This level is the perfect mixture of high tech and cave. The glowing technology looks like tribal patterns across the walls making it fit right in. There's lots of point opportunities for competitive types and good few secrets to top up your score. The platforming is solid with some neat effects all around the cave make this level a real beauty.The third installment in the always beautiful High Tech Cave series is as stunning as ever. ALS_TheGamer superbly blends the futuristic with fantasy to create a world that is magical and mysterious. Some hidden secrets, tons of point bubbles and great platforming design keep the whole journey fresh and exciting, so if you're looking ot lose yourself in a fun and unique world, look no further than this excellent High Tech Cave.ALS_THEGAMER has created a high tech masterpiece! In High Tech Cave 3 you will traverse, well, a high tech cave, but a very beautiful cave it is! The nature themed environment is integrated flawlessly with a high tech element. Throw in some brilliant platforming, and you have one heck of a level! Way to go!

http://ia.lbp.me/img/bl/c3a6af371b78899b08b179fbcba26669725be216.pngThe Chamber: Level 4 by JakePutzJakePutzThe Chamber: Level 4 is an innovative, fast-paced, medium/hard difficulty, multi-player friendly platformer with an unlockable race mode. Please enjoy!

Jakeputz is back, and industrial platforming has never looked so good! With every twist and turn, we are treated to satisfying puzzles and innovative level design. One of my favourite sections involved taking a big leap of faith over a chasm of probable certain death, placing all of your faith in the timing of Jake's contraptions to save your stitches. It goes without saying, of course, that everything flows and works perfectly, amazing you at every corner. This level is a really fantastic platformer with twists and turns all over the place that will require utter concentration. The obstacles are very clever and there is never a time when you are bored, action packed from start to finish. Very satisfying puzzles and great gameplay make this a must play.There's more platforming goodness to be found in the fourth entry to JakePutz's The Chamber series! This is a tricky level that hold something new in store for you around every turn, so make sure to keep your wits about you! The unlockable race mode only adds to the hectic platforming, making it all the more challenging (and rewarding) to complete. Throw in some great industrial design and visuals and you've got an incredibly dangerous, and incredibly fun level that's sure to entertain!

http://ia.lbp.me/img/bl/01a868b26854eaeee10695f711635a1bba9bbd5e.pngSteamp unk Skallywags 2: Prologue L1GhTmArEAfter plundering a couple of islands, you and the captain seek to plunder some more. A pirates's life is great ain't it? And nothing can go wrong...right?

L1GhTmArE's latest creation, SteamPunk Skallywags 2 is another example of his creating prowess. In this level you platform your way through some brilliant obstacles, while trying to take in all of the detail of the beautiful steampunk themed scenery! Make sure to bring a few extra lives though. Your gonna need em!After the awesome Steampunk Skallywags of LBP1 I jumped at the chance to play another one. L1GhTmArE's visuals have redoubled in detail; rust drips off everything and not one surface goes undecorated. This level isn't purely visual, there's challenging gameplay too that will punish you dearly if you spend too much time admiring the carefully crafted environments. Please give this one a play - it has had far less attention than it deserves!L1GhTmArE is a creator who knows his strengths. Strong visuals, and challenging platforming. He executes both brilliantly in his latest creation, dropping your sackboy into an intricate, nail-biting platformer, with dangers at every turn and satisfying challenges for you to attempt. I especially loved the beautiful detail he uses in the animations of his diabolical contraptions, proving that every one of his creations is a labour of love.And you thought the first Steampunk Skallywags was detailed! Welcome to L1GhTmArE's 2nd entry into his beloved series, which somehow gets the one up on the already superb first level. More fantastic platforming and more inspired steam punk visuals are the order of the day for this level, and they deliver them in spades! The cinematic sequences are equally as well done, and tie in a great story that is entertaining as it is impressive to watch! Make sure not to miss this one, it's a classic.

http://ia.lbp.me/img/bl/efafdd98eda1b67251b32d8822933daec2c7f6f3.pngMTG - A Malevolent TaleOneEyedBansheeA somewhat dark but light hearted tale of what occurred following the events of Little Big Planet 1.This is my team's entry for LittleBigPodcast's MTG Crown Contest. Control the menu with the dpad! Series created by OneEyedBanshee, Prattz, XTrophx and Jayhawk_er, aka PF4! Thanks for playing!

I'm surprised that a small team of 4 creators has managed to produce so much material! You've got a main menu, a level select screen, an amazingly crafted introduction cinematic, levels galore, a boss battle, and more! All of it looks wonderful - some of the best Mm-inspired visuals I have ever seen are right here. Go play every last level in this mammoth series, they all deserve it.Let me just say, I'm a sucker for a good movie. And what I'll really take back to my pod from this series is the skill this team has shown in their cinematography. The animations, the timing, the music and above all the sheer charm of the introduction alone should be enough to win your appreciation of the time and effort spent on this entry to LBPodcast's 'Mind The Gap' contest. Every once in a while, you come across one of those levels that manages to impress on every front imagineable! A Malevolent Tale is just such a level. From it's incredible and hilarious opening movie, to the massive amount of content stuffed into the level's following chapters, this is truly an epic tale that will have you enthralled for a long, long time. Seriously, this level took me almost an hour to complete, and each moment was as exciting as the last. Everything was done right with this great contest entry. I would wish the team luck, but from the incredible quality of their creation, I don't think they will need it!A true juggernaut in the MTG contest, OEB and his crew of equally talented creators have made a level truly worthy of being a finalist. The character animations were the best ive ever seen, and the platforming and story really connect the level together. Not to mention some absolutely fantastic musical endavours! Deffineatly try this out folks, Its a platforming adventure you most certainly will not want to miss!

http://ib.lbp.me/img/bl/12b2541f65b0799cf4e25cba83937a70368300b2.pngThe Unquiet Grave - A tale of Undying Love(Film) Kaiju_KidThe Unquiet Grave is a much loved 14th century English/Irish folk song, and has many versions both lyrical and musical. This is my version, along with a wonderful musical interpretation by the talented NeonSudagatz.

Kaiju_Kid has succeeded in creating a truly unique level (with excellent music by NeonSudagatz) . I'm a bit of a softy when it comes to poetry, and being pretty familiar with this folk song, it was interesting to see their interpretation of it. The visual style of this level is stark and powerful, forgoing spectacle in favour of emotion, and attention to detail. If you need a break from all the zombie hunting, and need something to feed your soul instead of devour it, then I'd really recommend you check this out. Deeply artistic and equally as emotional, Kaiju_Kid's heartfelt movie level, The Unquiet Grave, is a fantasticly stylized rendition of the old folk song of the same name. Sit back, relax, and absorb the chilling story told through rhymes and beautifully designed scenery. If anything in LBP is capable of moving you, emotionally, this is the level that will do the trick.

http://ia.lbp.me/img/bl/04ac54437fd3df6de27325aa5e5460277650afb9.pngBubble BridgeNick930930A massive and point-bubble filled platformer with several paths and challenges. Enjoy! Note: The ending is currently under maintanance!

The name is very suiting as there's bubbles absolutely everywhere! This is a bubble chain lovers dream come true. There's also a tonne of alternate paths so you'll be running all over the place in the quest for those bubbles. Immensely satisfying platformer with some lovely scenery making it a highly enjoyable experience.Nick930930 has succeeded in creating an immersive environment, with multiple paths and tons of fun! My favourite section is the bridge near the end, with excellent use of the friction tweaker to make things just a little more complicated than your run of the mill platformer. A great but simple concept put to good use. I can't wait to see more from this creator!Nick930903's not lying. There is a bridge. And, there are bubbles. So many, in fact, that you'll be bouncing around like mad trying to collect them all. This fun and frantic platformer will have you chaining your points together as fast as you can to attain the highest score possible as you make your way through this incredibly fun level. But make sure you think quickly, because the path splits frequently, making every playthrough unique and as fun as the last!

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] Fancy indulging your inner child? Find all the bunnies in Munchy Bunny Bounce (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?56629-Munchy-Bunny-Bounce) by Pookachoo
[LBP2] Herd as many sheep as you can against the timer inBaaarmy Herding: Candy Course (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=851441) by mercury7891
[LBP2] Race to the finish line on a frosty winter's eve inThe Great Oak (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=851714) by Okkle
[LBP2] For some great sci-fi action try Starship Loltrain! (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=851954) by fruitmanlolli
[LBP2] Puzzles, platforming and eep! Spiders! Try out Emeria (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=853199) by sixaxes
[LBP2] Stunning visuals inspired by Luos_83, and fun gameplay to boot! Check out Heart of Darkness Act 1 (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?56881-Heart-of-Darkness-Act-1&p=853591#post853591) by Arnald23
[LBP2] For stunning visuals and an engrossing atmosphere, take a look at Darkening Dreams (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=855722) by SX_Shookie99
[LBP1] More atmospheric platforming in the charmingly eerie Lost in The Dark (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=852629) by Warlord_92
[LBP2] Ye Olde warfare in the Caribbean! Destroy your opponent's fleets in LBP2 Age of Empires (RTS) (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=851141) by Willman4
[LBP2] Innovative gameplay ideas and truly striking visuals inFlowerbucket (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=855875) by Mnniska
[LBP2] Try to seek out the treasures hidden in Slimy Sewer Dungeon (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=856463) by keyboardcat1882
[LBP2] A striking style of design, and engaging imaginative puzzles in Puzzle Rooms (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=856686) by K3NDRAKRAY
[LBP2] Four-player puzzles based in a cheerful, vibrant setting: Get By With a Little Help from Your Friends (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=854220) by v0rtex2002
[LBP2] And more four-player fun with a challenging twist: BS Industries Cooperative Tesing Compund (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?57179-BS-Industries-Cooperative-Testing-Compound-(Four-Players)&p=857036#post857036) by SLS10


Backlog Spotlights
These spotlight levels were published between the 8th and 13th of February. It's taking us some time to work through all of the backlog, but rest assured, we'll gather our whips resources and get through them all in time! Check out some of the highlights from this section.

http://i9.lbp.me/img/bl/a997a334e8252558df23724af2e7bd13e0c574c6.pngClose Encounters of the Herd Kind (Online Multiplayer Only)NuclearfishSheep are scattered throughout the British countryside (aren't they always?) and UFOs have arrived to... herd them back into their pens?!?? Has the universe gone mad????? A versus game for 2-4 players, online multiplayer ONLY due to individual cameras. Huge thanks to c_mckamey for the cars and logic help, and to everyone else who helped and tested!

It's not often that a level concept will get me chuckling throughout the night, but Nuclearfish really hit my funny bone with this! But don't just look at the comedy! This is a highly addictive versus level, packed with beautiful detail and responsive controls to boot! Highly recommended in four-player mode for ultimate enjoyment!

http://i8.lbp.me/img/bl/3283cb506c6bfe70653cc925b3a3dc45d98390a6.pngMaximu m CarnageFoofles***1-4 Player, read in-game help. L Stick moves, R Stick aims, R1 fires laser, L1 Grenades, L2 homing missiles*** You are a member of the elite special forces unit Sack Squad. Intel indicates that a secret weapon is being developed at an offshore research facility. Your mission - infiltrate the facility, neutralize the secret weapon, and destroy all records of the development. Are you ready to unleash Maximum Carnage? Be quick and earn a time bonus! *Updated with small fixes*

Killer Robots, eerie Sentry Towers, and holo lazers abound in Foofle's Maximum Carnage. This is a level that you can come back to time and time again for some good old fashioned . . . well . . . carnage! Excellently crafted and reminiscent of classic anime action, this level is a must play!

http://ie.lbp.me/img/bl/4ce7791b72185a2c80be54191cf7004542cac157.pngSackbe ard's Long Day.Pickle_of_FireStep into the strange and fantastical world of Sackbeard the pirate as he has a really quite terrible day. This is an LBP experience like none other! Preferably one player at a time. Parts 2 and 3, out now!

Pickle_of_Fire Leaps on to the scene with the beginning of a promising series - Sackbeard's Long Day! Pickle's attention to detail throughout his levels are worthy of praise. Seemingly insignificant objects are turned into works of art, environments leap off the screen, and the irreverent storyline will have you giggling throughout!

http://i5.lbp.me/img/bl/675b88c4c0bedd3d715a24dc891ace8e027b77b9.pngIndust rial PlatformsATMLVEThe worlds largest platforms industry is also a very dangerous place. Funny... the place doesnt actually MAKE platforms, it just has them scattered everywhere with a layout perfect for a sack person to have a fun and slightly challenging adventure. Enjoy... or not. Its kinda up to you wether or not you actually take joy in the play through of this level, so who am I to tell you what to do? LBPcentral.com

There are a lot of factory levels out there but this one is genuinely distinctive. An enclosed, even claustrophobic atmosphere has you almost believing you can feel the heat coming off the metal as you navigate the twist and turns of this factory. The gameplay matches the visuals in style - fun, challenging in parts and packed with good ideas. Great to see one LBP2’s best platformers to date coming from a “new” creator!

http://ia.lbp.me/img/bl/fdade3f6d1b2d0659d6ce8cc85725441304abbf4.pngVectro idsCuzFeesheAsteroids on Steroids! Blast your way through wave after wave of challenging and unique enemies. Collect destructive powerups! Thanks to TheJollyRajah for testing, and CompherMC for the excellent fonts!

This is Asteroids at its finest! While putting his own spin on it, Cuzfeeshe has managed to pull off the game play perfectly. The flawless vector graphics and the precision controls, make for an experience not to be missed!

http://ic.lbp.me/img/bl/59c7a99ecdc23ceaade70ba6b43424d75fbd9dfc.pngSpace Shooter!miketheironYou've only got 10 lives to beat the evil space-baddie's war-ship. Bonus points are awarded for a gloriously rapid victory! For 1-4 brave players. Update 2: Added EASY mode (infinite lives) at the cost of only 1/2 bonus points awarded, and added life counter to HARD mode (thanks to GL0cK10). Update 1: Added Smart Bombz, and a Personal Assault Drone(tm) for maximum damage!

Play this hectic shoot 'em up that will challenge your dexterity as you swerve past bullets from all angles. The presentation is top notch and it's really a shame this level doesn't have more plays. This is the reason I joined the spotlight. This level is really a hidden gem – please give it your time and your plays. If you're into side-scrolling shooters, you could imagine this as a really awesome boos fight at the end of a level. It's got it all – stunning visuals, smooth controls, and fiendish enemy AI. Go on, give it a whirl!

Also hidden in the murky depths . . .
Played everything you can find 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] Underwater gameplay reaches new heights in The Ship Yard (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?48318-The-Ship-Yard&p=766321#post766321) by Jdsfrog
[LBP2] A faithful remake of a classic, come on, you know you want to! Try out TETRIS (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?48459-Tetris&p=767599#post767599) by ShadowriverUB
[LBP2] Hectic challenges await you as you attempt to Capture the Flag in Tweakzone Online (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?48562-TweakZone-Online&p=768276#post768276) by tomatenbrei
[LBP2] What's that coming over the hill? Eek, it's a monster! Run! (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=768364) by Siljin
[LBP2] A vibrant, retro take on a Zombie Survival - dare you accept the challenge? BlueDot City 2: Downtown (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?48743-BlueDot-City-2-Downtown-(the-return-of-the-unique-zombie-surival-game)&p=769684#post769684) by Cackfog
[LBP2] While away the hours win your very own LBP Arcade! Little Big Retro Arcade 2 (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?48747-Little-Big-Retro-Arcade-2-is-back-and-better-than-ever&p=769707#post769707) by dadrester
[LBP2] Use your sackknight chums to help you solve the puzzles in The Clockwork Knight (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=769858) by craelon
[LBP2] Speak with the man himself and witness stunning visuals as you explore Shamgar's Hideout (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?49091-Shamgar-s-Hideout&daysprune=-1) by ShamgarBlade
[LBP2] Not your average Rocket Vs! Control the hotspots and sabotage your friends in Firefight VS (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?49000-Firefight-VS.-by-Hexagohn&daysprune=-1) by Hexagohn
[LBP2] Tired of walking everywhere? Do you ever just want to jump yuor way through life? Well now you can in Hopping Madness (Versus) (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?49059-Hopping-Madness-(Co-op-version-now-available)&daysprune=-1) by SeparateEntity
[LBP2] Really wonderful cinematic skills and attention to detail in Killzone 3: Made in Amsterdam (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?49064-Killzone-3-Made-in-Amsterdam-Holland&daysprune=-1) by Tony_Too
[LBP2] Irreverant humour and challenging platforming abound in King Orca and his Evil Sandcastle of DOOM (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?49116-King-Orca-And-His-EVIL-Sandcastle-of-DOOM!-LBP2-version&daysprune=-1) by LordMagicPants


PSP Spotlight

Frost in the Factoryspok22/spok22http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff393/valmassoilbpc/PSP%20Spotlight%2060/IMG_4198.jpgSlip, slide, and jump your way through the Factory's Frost.

Spok22 comes back to the spotlight with another gem, and I couldn't be happier. If you liked Mm's Wilderness levels in the original LBP, then you'll need to check out Frost in the Factory. I have been a fan of Spok's gameplay and slick level designs since I beta tested his first level. Simply put, it's classic platforming at it's best, and always pure fun! Spok doesn't publish levels very often, but when he does, he always impresses me, and makes me remember why this game so fun to play.A chilly atmosphere will be all but forgottten when the gameplay really heats this level up! Search for secrets or blast your way through this amazing level, it's your choice. Beautiful visuals compliment this fantastically designed level.

Heart-Break HavenThe-Questor/The-Questorhttp://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff393/valmassoilbpc/PSP%20Spotlight%2060/IMG_4188.jpgA place where souls go once there owner's hearts have broke.

For The-Questor's last level, he creates an amazing silhouette based movie. Not only does he create his own music, he creates professional cutscenes that are like a good LBP2 movie! This is a new genre of LBP PSP entertainment, it's one everyone should know about.Who says you need fancy camera tools and sequencers to make a quality cinematic experience in lbp? The Questor does it without the the raw horsepower of the ps3 and makes it all possible on the psp. Movies have become a popular medium in lbp2, and I was hoping someone could pull this off on the portable version, and the Questor was the man for the job. The engrossing story, Fantastic character designs, and epic set pieces will hook you while custom music tracks play haunting melodies in the background. This is a special level and something the Questor, and anyone who creates on the psp should be proud of.Anything LBP2 can do, the PSP can do better - even without fancy cutscene cameras! The-Questor shows us here that movie levels can be done as he weaves amazing tales of loss in these interactive stories. Not one to miss!

LiftedrOckalOvEer x73/indie_r3cordshttp://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff393/valmassoilbpc/PSP%20Spotlight%2060/IMG_4201.jpg You and your father are two security guards who work for a train company, protecting the trains from the bad guys in the wild west. Apparently, everything goes normal, but something weird happened...

Anytime indie_r3cords releases a new level it's reason to celebrate. In my opinion, he is the most unique creator in lbp. So it's no surprise that Lifted is unlike anything I have ever played on psp. Whether you are taking pop shots at cowboys perched on hills, off of a speeding train, watching as aliens kidnap horrified cows, or solving puzzles in an underground bunker, you are guaranteed to be entertained. Nothing but great stuff here.Not happy with the innovative gameplay so far in this spotlight? Well look no further because this level is all about great visuals and clever new ways to play: from a train scene to an alien spaceship. indie_r3cords is really carving a name for himself and we can't wait to see what he's going to do next!

Livin' la Voodoo LocaSeekingTruth86/SeekingTruth86http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/SeekingTruth86/LBP%20PSP/Valmassoi1.jpg You may have boiled Dr. Voodoo in his own brew, but he won't be defeated that easily! Dodge his deadly traps as you platform your way through the haunted bayou to Doctor Voodoo's final resting place!

Travel back to the bayou for a rematch against Dr Voodoo that will test Sackboy's platforming skills, and his sanity. Devious creatures and beautiful landscapes are aplenty, with the white knuckle, adrenaline packed gameplay SeekingTruth has become known for. No one can make a level look and play this good. Well, no one but SeekingTruth. Dr. Voodoo is back! In Livin' la Voodoo Loca, be prepared to encounter creepy critters, clever dialogue, engaging gameplay, and simply phenomenal detail. You thought visuals couldn't be this good on PSP, SeekingTruth86 proves you wrong.

Mar Y TierraVelcroJonze/VelcroJonzehttp://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff393/valmassoilbpc/PSP%20Spotlight%2060/IMG_4194.jpg Somewhere between Isla Moya and the main land, Mar Y Tierra happened. Travel through a lush jungle filled with strange but quiet creatures.

What's that you say? Sticker art in a VelcroJonze level? That's right! VelcroJonze has mixed beautiful sticker work into Mar Y Tierra. Not only will you find beautiful visuals, you'll also find his signature platforming gameplay. This is most definitely one of my favorite levels. VelcroJonze? If you haven't heard of his excellent platforming, unique visuals and huge level repetoire than you haven't played enough LBP PSP! In this level you'll have all that you expect to the highest quality, and a great lot more to boot. You have to play this one, words cannot do it justice!

Minecart MadnessCoxy224/Coxy224http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff393/valmassoilbpc/PSP%20Spotlight%2060/IMG_4199.jpgTravel to the Canyons for some minecart action. Swing, jump and battle your way through the cave for the highscore!

Prepare to be blown away in a great adaption of Mm's Canyons on PSP. Great looking environments surround the familiar fast-paced gameplay Coxy224 executes perfectly.Coxy takes us back to the canyons in one of my favorite new levels. We've seen mine carts on the psp before, but not like this. The high flying gameplay, while riding in an out of control mine cart had me cheering, and even gave a couple of "Oh Snap!!" moments. Coxy's take on the canyons is a fresh way to look at those Mm levels in a whole new light.

Modern Warfare SurvivalWoodburyRaider/WoodburyRaiderhttp://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb435/WoodburyRaider/MWSBadge2.jpgModern Warfare Survival by Woodbury Raider. MWS is based on the MW2 campaign.

How can a FPS be done on psp? WoodburyRaider pushes the psp and the lbp engine to it's limits in this fully functioning shooter. Not to be outdone by that technical marvel, he put's you through the paces in some set pieces pulled straight from the MW2 multiplayer maps, and some nice gameplay thrown in the mix for good measure. A total joy to look at and a blast to play. Not just one for Modern Warfare fans, this one is for all who love innovation in their gameplay. First PersonShooters will never be the same again.

Red RampageBlueBulletBill/BlueBulletBillhttp://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff393/valmassoilbpc/PSP%20Spotlight%2060/IMG_4195.jpgThis is one time you'll want to get a red screen!

Whaaaaaat? BlueBulletBill made a level that is not blue? Yep. BlueBulletBIll has stepped out of his comfort zone to bring us a fantastic level that is completely red. Expect engaging gameplay sequences, bubble emitters, and so much more. B3 is great with gameplay. His new level delivers the goods on all cylinders as you go toe to toe with his awesome, and dare I say, unforgiving level designs. If you are up for a good challenge, then step up and play this. But reaching the scoreboard should land you a trophy, and a free t-shirt saying, I survived the Red Rampage!The irony isn't lost on us when BlueBulletBill rings out a red level, but it's been out for a while now so we'd like to also focus on the clever platforming, bubble collecting fun and lovely feeling throughout this level. Expect a similar style to the Blue equivalent of this level, but this one is somehow even better. Great level, great creator, hearts needed!!

Tera Cota IIVelcroJonze/VelcroJonzehttp://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff393/valmassoilbpc/PSP%20Spotlight%2060/IMG_4193.jpg.... Sackboy continues his descent into the corrugated craziness that is Tera Cota.

VelcroJonze has done it again! In Tera Cota II, your sackboy will platform through one of the most fun levels ever made. Bundled with bubble combos, it's one you'll come back to play over and over again. As if one level wasn't enough for Velcro, he's churned out another spotlight worthy level! In the follow-up to Tera Cota you'll be bouncing around, swinging and pulling levers more than ever before. Alongside the clever monotone visuals are the usual hidden scorebubbles, but can anyone get the highscore on this bubble collecting frenzy level??

* The Tear Garden *kaiju_kid/Kaiju_kidhttp://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff393/valmassoilbpc/PSP%20Spotlight%2060/IMG_4191.jpg A tranquil garden where secrets abound. Happiness above, sadness underground...

Kaiju_Kid has taken a completely different approach in creating his newest level, The Tear Garden. As said by him, you will find no fancy logic, adrenaline rushing action, or goofy characters. Instead, what you will find is the definition of beauty. Sticker art, phenomenal corner editing, and a fascinating story. This is an experience you don't want to miss. Kaiju_kid established himself as a great ps3 creator a long time ago, so he is always welcome on the psp side, and for good reasons. His levels are all a joy to play and he has some of the best writing chops in the business. With his latest, Tear Garden, travel to a lush, and peaceful place that will have you smiling until you reach the scoreboard. Better than meditation.Some levels excel at visuals, but that word isn't even strong enough for The Tear Garden whose visuals are so beautiful it may well bring a tear to your eye! Pictures and words aren't strong enough, you have to play this one to appreciate the glory of the vibrant colours that bring this level to life.

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!


Chain some brains together in pcwzrd's Brain-Chain Survival Challenge - PSP Port (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?48338-Brain-Chain-Survival-Challenge-PSP-Port)
Wertpol executes beautiful scenic transitions in Love (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?50799-Love)
For a fiery platformer, try poulweile's Molten Crater - Spyro (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?52285-Molten-Crater-Spyro)
For a charming RPG set in the old west, try JetArtois' Reds Dead, Detention! (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?52254-Reds-Dead-Detention%21)
A spectacular platformer by Bubbatom. Steamy Mountains (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?52787-Steamy-Mountains)
If you ever wanted to play the lbp2 level Hedge Hopping on the city bus, then VelcroJonze's Little Hedge Hopper (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?56909-Little-Hedge-Hopper) is just what the doctor ordered.
Cory_7101995's new level is fun as it is original. Saving Valentine's Day (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?52851-Saving-Valentine-s-Day)
Platforming perfection awaits you as you climb the tree of life (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?51776-the-tree-of-life) by nysudyrgh
Do you need lot's o' lurve? Try Love's Me...Love's Me Not! (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?53517-Love-s-Me...Love-s-Me-Not) by JetArtois.
Originality abounds in kacperski1's Handdrawn World 3 (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?53682-Handdrawn-World-3)
For a fun, great playing level, pataponkoSVK's James Sack: Men in black (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?55596-James-Sack-Men-in-black) is just what you need.

VelcroJonze
05-29-2011, 07:43 PM
Great job everyone!! :)

This has got to be the biggest spotlight ever.

And a huge congratulations Kaiju_Kid , who is spotlighted on ps3 and psp this time. I don't think that's ever been done before!!

And thanks to valmassoi, without his help, the psp spotlight wouldn't have been possible. :D

Silver39
05-29-2011, 07:44 PM
The PSP spotlight looks appropriate. :D

For now. :(

rialrees
05-29-2011, 07:47 PM
Huge congratulations to all the spotlighted levels! We've really been given a bumper pack of tremendously high quality levels to play through this last two weeks, and I'm sure you'll agree when you queue these beauties up for yourself.

And major applause for the PSP team - you guys really pulled it back this week, way to go!

Alec
05-29-2011, 07:48 PM
Holy ....! That's what I call a spotlight! Amazing work spotlight crew for bringing this back on track again!

FlipMeister
05-29-2011, 07:49 PM
Congrats to everyone who got a spotlight, every level spotlighted truely deserved it :)

craigmond
05-29-2011, 07:58 PM
Good job. Sad face again, mine not there. Good job though.

nysudyrgh
05-29-2011, 07:59 PM
Dang it, so close ... well at least I haz a spotlight nod. :)
Thx spotlighters for this wonderfull community spotlight.

Edit:
The dedicated PSP crew have re-convened and burned through the lot
OMG, they burnt our levels ? :(

Holguin86
05-29-2011, 08:00 PM
Congratulations creators! This is the largest Community Spotlight in LBPC history, I believe, and all of you deserve it!

psyntens
05-29-2011, 08:01 PM
Congratulations for all the Spotlight lvls. Really here has a lot of my favorites levels and big creators. I hv to see some levels of this list. Good worck of Spotlight team. :D

OmegaSlayer
05-29-2011, 08:02 PM
A big hug to all the spotlighters!!!
Great great great work.
I'll mop the floor from all your sweat.
You're amazing and made a lot of people happy.
That's what the community needed.
Thanks so much!

CENTURION24
05-29-2011, 08:03 PM
Thank you kindly for the spotlight and for getting another community spotlight back out so promptly. Sweet!

Morgana25
05-29-2011, 08:03 PM
Congratulations to those spotlighted! Amazing number of epic levels this time around!

Special appreciation to the Spotlight crew and the new volunteers who've helped pull this spotlight out of the dark and into the light for the community. Your time and hard work is very much appreciated. :)

Shadowriver
05-29-2011, 08:04 PM
Yey, finally you guys make it, now i hope you guys keep up :) Gratualtions for all spotlighted ;]

CCubbage
05-29-2011, 08:04 PM
Wow, what a list!!!

And I got a Retro spotlight.... for a Retro level! Thanks guys!

GREAT idea slowly going back through the levels from several months ago and doing backlog spotlighting. It allows a current spotlight without missing the older ones.

Congrats everyone!

Mr_T-Shirt
05-29-2011, 08:13 PM
Woah, that's a looooong list!

Congrats to all who were picked and to the Spotlight team for getting this up and going again!

OmegaSlayer
05-29-2011, 08:16 PM
Oh, and congrats to the creators who got spotlighted! :p
(I forgot... :( )

anoken
05-29-2011, 08:17 PM
Congrats to all the spotlightees! I think this is the longest spotlight ever!

Also, thanks for all the nice words, it truly was a whole lotta work to get the PSP spotlight out.

darcyh
05-29-2011, 08:18 PM
awesome, good work everyone
thanks to the people who have been spotlighted
and to all the spotlight team
and good work to velcrojonze, kaiju kid and nuclearfish who got 2 spotlighted levels each
(i think i just thanked velcro 3 times)

woah that is a lot of levels

The-Questor
05-29-2011, 09:01 PM
Wow, that's a LOT of PSP spotlights!
I'm extremely glad that the PSP side has exited it's temporary quell.
It seems we have a new branch of exceptional creators to continue on the PSP legacy.
It's amazing how many great levels were released, this spotlight sums it all up.
Congrats to everyone who got in this issue of our glorious spotlight! ^_^

julesyjules
05-29-2011, 09:09 PM
Jeez, what a great bunch of levels. Superb stuff, well done all!

smasher
05-29-2011, 09:44 PM
Congrats to all who made the list! Keep those levels coming!

Voltergeist
05-29-2011, 09:52 PM
Wow, I thought I'd never see the day! Thank you so much for the honor, as always.

Time to get back to the PSP section, because this spotlight makes it clear that I've missed a lot.

shropshirelass
05-29-2011, 09:54 PM
Well done to the Spotlight crew on producing such a bumper Spotlight. It's really great to see the Spotlight back on track and I know what hard work has gone into pulling this off. Thanks to all those involved.

Also congratulations to all the creators featured. You keep on raising the bar and it's wonderful to see. <3

eagerneph
05-29-2011, 10:16 PM
Thanks for the awesome spotlight guys! Can't wait to play these. So many new levels from so many great creators!

ATMLVE
05-29-2011, 10:17 PM
Wow, thanks so much! A level I published in februaury, suddenly getting mentioned! I never expected that! Great work to everyone else, its not easy getting on that big(figuratively) list!

ALS_TheGamer
05-29-2011, 10:25 PM
-Thanks you,LBPC Spotlight team for pick my level and congratulations for the creators who get spotlighted ! Great work as always.

-Greetings ! :)

JetArtois
05-29-2011, 10:33 PM
Congrats to all u spotlighters, I've even managed a couple of nods, so thanks spotlight team for the heads up. I've got a PS3 now so will be sure to check out the levels, but hats off to the LittleBigPSP. There's been all the talk of the PSP side going stale, but this goes to show that it's still hanging on in there. Well done all! X

Joey
05-29-2011, 10:48 PM
Congrats to everyone who got spotlighted!
Amazing work on getting the Spotlight back on track Spotlight team. :)

grayspence
05-29-2011, 11:07 PM
I had a super duper fun time playing these levels with everyone, and I feel even better knowing the rest of the community can share the fun too! Congradulations to those creators that got spotlighted!

L1GhTmArE
05-29-2011, 11:24 PM
Good stuff LBPC! You all brung the heat with some high caliber levels for us to play through the last 2 weeks. Guess the downtime was good for polishing up those superb levels. Keep 'em coming...we'll be ready!

Also thanks crew for picking my level to be in the spotlight. Lot of delicate work went into it...also this keeps my streak alive of 9 straight XD

SLS10
05-30-2011, 12:06 AM
It's interesting - I've never been a footnote spotlight before. :P

Thanks to all the wonderful staff members, and to the temporary aid that's helping them burn through the majority of the backup.

My next work will thrill you - I guarantee it.

kaiju_kid
05-30-2011, 12:32 AM
wow, this was unexpected! Spotlight on ps3 and psp, what an honor!
:love:
Thank you, thank you!

Arnald23
05-30-2011, 01:46 AM
Wow is good to be a slave....I mean volunteer, is good helping the spotlight team even if I have a ton of work to do but still little by little it helps :p

This i one of the biggest spotlight we ever gotten plus some levels I haven't played to it would be fun playing them. Congrats to the people that got there level spotlight :D

v0rtex
05-30-2011, 04:10 AM
Wow - what a great list! Congrats to all !!

And thanks for the nod... I really wasn't expecting that!

Also a HUGE thanks to the Spotlight Crew for such a valiant effort during what, at times, must have seemed like an insurmountable task. Well done!

And finally... an update... The Spotlight Search Engine (http://spotlight.lbpcentral.com/) is all updated and ready to go. I don't know if anyone else saw it, but there were some wonky caching issues going on. I've worked that out now. And I've updated the database with this new spotlight. Hope you like all the changes.
:D

Xx_Mr_Orange_xX
05-30-2011, 04:24 AM
Wow! what an impressive spotlight! Congratulations to the spotlight crew for bringing this in such a timely manner, and congratulations to everyone that got spotlighted.

Nick930930
05-30-2011, 04:35 AM
Woohoo!!! My several hours of work finally paid off! My goal to try and get a level spotlighted has been fullfilled! Now to continue working towards my next goal.. that pretty pink bow ;)

Thank you very much for the spotlight, was very pleased to see my name up there.

ConverseFox
05-30-2011, 04:37 AM
I just noticed that I got an LBP PSP mention. :>

Duffluc
05-30-2011, 08:24 AM
Congrats all spotlighted creators! It was a blast playing through all these awesome levels, you guys were busy during the PSN outtage. :p Huge thanks to all the new recruits that played a massive amount of levels this week and helped get this thing back on track, where it will hopefully stay!

WoodburyRaider
05-30-2011, 01:35 PM
Thanks so much for the Spotlight and amazing work Spotlight Crew! I'm so happy to see the PSP Spotlight up and running again along with the recent LBP2 levels!

calyst_aayla
05-30-2011, 03:37 PM
congrats to all those who were spotlighted!! ^_^

coyote_blue
05-30-2011, 05:03 PM
Super grats to the spotlightees! And thanks to the spotlighters - Mm Picks or no, the LBPC spotlight remains my "to-do list" of choice.

Maxi
05-30-2011, 05:09 PM
Yay,
I was hoping Malevolent tale would make it.

JakePutz
05-30-2011, 06:55 PM
Big huge thanks to the crew for the spotlight, I am so surprised! I only put my level in the showcase because it wasn't getting played, I never even considered a spotlight! Congrats to all and thanks again.

LordMagicPants
05-30-2011, 09:19 PM
Aghh! Super, special, awesome, mega thanks for adding my level (grr level icon looks fugly still...) and lots of other super shiny looking levels! Gonna add them all to my que and might even dig out my psp, never played one decent level on psp but these look sweet!

Cheers spotlight team for the awesomeness!

Jayhawk_er
05-30-2011, 10:04 PM
Woot woot!! Awesome stuff! And some more levels for me to play, bout time honestly! Great work you guys! :D

Gravel
05-31-2011, 03:23 AM
Now that's what I call a 'Spotlight'. Nice and bright! *Smiles*

Congratulations to all... you deserve it!

RangerZero
05-31-2011, 07:17 AM
Congrats to all the spotlighted creators :)

And for the team, keep up the good work!

butter-kicker
05-31-2011, 10:41 AM
Another Week, Another Spotlight Dissapointment for me.
Maybe I Just Am Rubbish

Kaumy
05-31-2011, 02:49 PM
Good levels, when you can put them to the queue, congratulations to the creators :)

Note: Do not forget to levels below the Spotlight ;)

CYMBOL
05-31-2011, 03:14 PM
Well, seems like I'm actually familiar with a lot of the levels mentioned this time. Nice to see that many were already MMPICKs.

Thanks again to our tireless team if spotlighters!!!

And congrats to all those picked. :)

JustinArt
05-31-2011, 06:10 PM
Another great job on the spotlight. Great to see the great levels scored the spotlight, including epic levels made by L1GhtmArE, Steve_Big_Guns, Lockstitch, the guy who made "Star Wars Battlefront", the guys behind "A Malevolent Tale", CompherMC, CCubage, and Foofles. Glad the spotlight crew keeps up the pace.

Mnniska
06-01-2011, 07:12 AM
That spotlight is HUUUUGE, Maaan that's alot of levels! Good job though, can't imagine all of the work put into this, good thing summer is here so that you can play all of this stuff paha.
Also, thanks for mentioning my little level-thingymajing. I didn't really expect it as it's so small..and random..and..small. xD

Bah! Great job!

Willman4
06-01-2011, 05:25 PM
Yay! My level is in the spotlight:)

aceofthorns
06-01-2011, 06:24 PM
I am very glad to see that the psp spotlight is back! hope it stays that way.

shookie99
06-02-2011, 02:24 AM
Congrats to all the creators. Well deserved for the hard work put in. And thanks for the honorable mention as well.

ATMLVE
06-02-2011, 02:28 AM
Another Week, Another Spotlight Dissapointment for me.
Maybe I Just Am Rubbish
Certainly gonna end up that way with an attitude like that!

ShamgarBlade
06-02-2011, 07:33 AM
Thanks for the mention guys, I appreciate all your hard work.

SneakySteve1983
06-02-2011, 08:00 PM
Thanks for the spotlight.
It makes the effort worthwhile :)

Bovrillor
06-03-2011, 08:32 AM
I wish PSN would let me login so I could actually queue these :(

Mnniska
06-04-2011, 03:52 AM
One thing.

Why are you guys picking levels that have already been Mm-picked? Surely these levels have already gotten an unhealthy amount of attention, why would you spotlight them even MORE? The spotlight is there to show off the gems in the community, right? Why would you pick the most obvious over-played levels?

Actually, why not put in a play-count limit? if your level has over 5 000 plays then surely it have gotten the attention it deserves, then the spotlight might aswell leave it.

It's like turning a spotlight towards a huge sun! Use the big shining spotlight to uncover the underplayed and unappriciated levels instead :]

Morgana25
06-04-2011, 05:09 AM
It's about the level quality, not how many plays, if it's been MM picked or only 5 people have played it. It's about showcasing the quality of the level regardless of statistics. They also turn that big spotlight on underplayed and underappreciated levels too - but including the more known levels doesn't take away from that. There are no set numbers of levels that can be included in the spotlight, so both kinds of levels can be spotlghted without "hurting" the other.

Mnniska
06-04-2011, 11:53 AM
Oh, alright then. It just seems ssomewhat silly to me to spotlight something that have gotten huge amount of attention anyway. It just dosen't make sense IMO. Isn't the spotlight about discovering NEW and INTERESTING levels for players? Everybody have already played a level when it's promoted with big pink ribbons in LBP, the spotlight helps noone at all by further praising those.

When I come to think of it, exactly what purpose does this spotlight fill if it's not about suggesting undiscovered levels for others to play?

I would rather see the big levels leave the spotlight and have more focus on the underplayed levels to increase attention on those who haven't gotten enough of it. :B

Gilgamesh
06-04-2011, 12:37 PM
Isn't the spotlight about discovering NEW and INTERESTING levels for players [...]
When I come to think of it, exactly what purpose does this spotlight fill if it's not about suggesting undiscovered levels for others to play?
As far as I can remember, the purpose of the spotlight has always been to showcase great levels that were posted in the Level Showcase. Nothing more, nothing less.
Finding hidden gems is a side-effect of this, not the primary goal.
If it was the primary goal, the spotlight team would have to start culling levels before every showcase (adding to the already long process) in case the level got outside exposure between when it was chosen and when the spotlight went up.

smasher
06-05-2011, 12:42 AM
Oh, alright then. It just seems ssomewhat silly to me to spotlight something that have gotten huge amount of attention anyway. It just dosen't make sense IMO. Isn't the spotlight about discovering NEW and INTERESTING levels for players? Everybody have already played a level when it's promoted with big pink ribbons in LBP, the spotlight helps noone at all by further praising those.

When I come to think of it, exactly what purpose does this spotlight fill if it's not about suggesting undiscovered levels for others to play?

I would rather see the big levels leave the spotlight and have more focus on the underplayed levels to increase attention on those who haven't gotten enough of it. :B

I don't see any harm in including ALL levels of spotlight quality in the spotlight. Regardless of any attention the level may have already received. :) As Morgana said, there is no limit to the number of levels we include in the spotlight, so be assured, that any level that makes the cut will be in it. It's not like spotlighting a MM pick'ed level is going to bump someone's level from the spotlight. The worst thing that can ever happen is the spotlight is a little bigger. That's it. I see no harm in having a bigger spotlight. All you have to do is skip over the MM picks. Should be no prob.:)

fcpbhh
06-12-2011, 11:20 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW:):(;):rolleyes::devious::p:D :love::boo::hatsack::hood::moody::gopher::gopher:: royalty::confused:

Morgana25
06-13-2011, 01:52 AM
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