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OCK
09-30-2011, 10:03 AM
The House of Mouse becomes the Den of Darkness

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, we present a very special contest in honor of the deliciously dark Halloween. Somewhere a Mouse is very afraid indeed, heavy is the crown...

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Once upon a time a man had an ambitious idea to take some of the most beloved Disney movies and turn them into something more sinister. The man quickly realized just how big a project this would be and called a meeting with his fellow Contest Crew minions of the Dark. Together they declared with a thunderous roar “give this idea to the creatures of the night and let us see what black magic they might weave!” And so it begins…

In this month’s contest we want you to take a classic Disney or Pixar movie from the list provided and twist it into something dark and sinister. Whether this means dark humor or something scary is entirely up to you. Disney has an amazing catalogue of films; their movies have touched children and adults alike from all over the world. Your levels should seek to retain that magic and wonder, we expect nothing but the best, be as ambitious as you can be. We realize just how hard it is to cram a Disney movie into an LBP level so we are being generous with our length guidelines, use those 15 minutes wisely! For inspiration/examples check out the masterful novel “Wicked” by Gregory Maguire or the recent “Red Riding Hood” (bad movie but a good example of retelling a classic story!) Remember though, this is Disney so nothing too dark! As a measuring stick ask yourself if there is any chance of the level being moderated because of the material within. If the answer is yes then tone it down a bit! Feel free to make use of cameos, we know there are lots of cool Disney characters out there and if you can find a creative way to add them into your story then all the better!


Building requirements

• Create a level based around one of the following Disney/Pixar movies. The level should have a dark, sinister theme and must be a reinterpretation of the classic story:

Pinnochio, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, Bambi, Aristocats, 101 Dalmatians, Fantasia, Toy Story (series), Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, Wall E, A Bugs Life, The Incredibles.

• Gameplay should be based around platforming ( NO MOVE LEVELS!)
• Level links are allowed
• Cutscenes are allowed but not required. Taking the 15 minute length a potential mix would be 2.5min intro, 10 minute gameplay, 2.5min outro.
• Levels should be long enough to keep the judges entertained for 15 minutes max (note that levels don't NEED to be 15 minutes!).


How to enter

• Build a level before the deadline that fits the contest description and building requirements.
• Include the text “(LBPC5)” in the level’s title. Don’t forget to add things like a nice looking badge, some tags, and a concise level description.
• Publish your level before 11:59PM GMT on 15th November, 2011.
• Post an LBP.me link to your level in this thread, so we’re sure not to miss it!
• After the deadline, the judges will put on their ghost costumes and select up to ten semi-finalists based on the scoring criteria below. The best level will be pinned/crowned winner!
• The Sackinima team will feature HD recordings of the three finalists on their youtube channel for the whole world to see!


Judging criteria

Levels will be judged according to the following criteria:
• Gameplay– Here, we’re scoring things like fun factor, balanced difficulty and freedom from glitches and bugs.
• Originality – How innovative is your creation? How well did you take the source material to create something unique yet still have it be recognizable? Your story-telling skills will play a big part here. Remember, it is possible to tell a story without cutscenes or speech bubbles, the choice is yours so be creative.
• Visuals – This is all about how good your level looks. We like detail and lighting and special effects, but try to avoid graphics-induced lag!
• Audio – Sound effects and music are a great way to turn your level into an addictive and immersive experience.


Rules and Regulations

• This contest is open to all ages and all regions. That means anyone can participate!
• All entries must be playable in LittleBigPlanet 2
• You can only enter one level (not including level links which are allowed). Duplicate entries will result in disqualification.
• The contest officially begins on 1st October, 2011 at 12:00am GMT. Previously published entries will not be accepted.
• You can co-create with up to four people, but only one person should publish the level. Team member contributions should be listed in the level description. If you are publishing as a team, this counts as the only “one entry” for each team member, so you cannot publish on your own and as part of a team, or enter as part of more than one team.
• Levels must be published unlocked and set to “Cooperative” or “Versus” in their gameplay mode.
• Levels must be published before the deadline with “(LBPC5)” in the level’s title. After the deadline, do not republish. Levels republished after the deadline will be disqualified. Exceptions may be made for quick fixes with respect to level titles, description, badges, or major game-breaking fixes, but only with the prior consent of the contest crew. If you need to request an edit, please post in this thread and send me a PM.
• Levels must be your own creation. Feel free to take inspiration from the world around you and from other levels, but don’t copy someone else’s work outright! That’s just not cool….
• Last but not least, have fun, play fair and respect other creators!


Also a little Handy FAQs for you all


Q: Can I enter a previously published level?
A: No.

Q: Can I enter a level I already have on my moon, but hasn't yet been published?
A: Yes.

Q: Once I've published my entry, can I republish it?
A: You can republish it as many times before the deadline as you like, but not after the deadline.

Q: When will the judging begin?
A: The judges may take a look at some levels prior to the deadline, but the judging proper will not begin until after the deadline.

Q: When will the results be posted?
A: We can't really give any accurate answer to this, but it will be no more than a month after the judging begins.


Good luck everyone!

OCK

bagheadinc
09-30-2011, 10:11 AM
Ooooooooooooo.

rialrees
09-30-2011, 10:11 AM
ARGH! Why must you do this to me Contest Crew!!!!

I'm currently producing a twist on Disney's Snow White for Printz.... but it's not particularly dark....

Gah.... Choices choices...

I doubt I'll be able to enter, as I've been putting Printz off for months now, and the platformer element is not my forte. But good luck to all the awesome entries that are bound to come out of this one!

Coconuts
09-30-2011, 10:20 AM
Ohboyohboyohboyohboyohboy

I never entered any LBP related contest before, but this caught my interest.

ZeusInTraining
09-30-2011, 11:00 AM
Are we allowed The Incredibles?

OmegaSlayer
09-30-2011, 11:14 AM
@Zeus, yes, The Incredibles is in the list.

Also, please read well the rules.
There's much more written in them and much less restriction than you see...
For example what does "Potential Mix" means?

Also we're here to help you with your doubts...just, please take the time to read the other contenders' questions and our answers and not ask the same thing thrice :p

Dioxi
09-30-2011, 11:42 AM
Seems like pretty fun comp!!

Dragonvarsity
09-30-2011, 11:57 AM
A great and unique theme for this month's contest guys. Now you guys say you have up to 15 minutes for it, since you include gameplay as a thing you'll be judging, I'm guessing you don't mean a 15 minute movie at max, and you said cutscenes aren't necessary. Are you saying average time of finishing the level should take no more than 15 minutes?

rialrees
09-30-2011, 12:00 PM
Levels should be long enough to keep the judges entertained for 15 minutes max (note that levels don't NEED to be 15 minutes!).

Maximum 15 minutes, but doesnt have to be fifteen :)

Dragonvarsity
09-30-2011, 12:02 PM
Okay, so 15 or less. By the way, hope it's okay if I suggest a few others to add to the list of what you can make a dark recreation for. I'm just curious if these are allowed aswell.

1. Lady and the Tramp
2. Sleeping Beauty
3. Alice in Wonderland

OmegaSlayer
09-30-2011, 12:02 PM
We've given a "Potential Mix", though everyone can do as they see fit and exploit their skills.
Also gameplay must be platforming means that what you play has not to be top down view.

OCK
09-30-2011, 12:07 PM
Okay, so 15 or less. By the way, hope it's okay if I suggest a few others to add to the list of what you can make a dark recreation for. I'm just curious if these are allowed aswell.

1. Lady and the Tramp
2. Sleeping Beauty
3. Alice in Wonderland

Thank you for your suggestions. We thought long about which movies to include and the list you see is the list creators must work with. Disney has a massive library and we really wanted to narrow it down as much as possible. I am confident that each creator will be able to find one they like from the list provided and don't forget this:


Feel free to make use of cameos, we know there are lots of cool Disney characters out there and if you can find a creative way to add them into your story then all the better!

Dragonvarsity
09-30-2011, 12:14 PM
Oh okay, I was just making sure. But you're right, Alice in Wonderland and Sleeping Beauty both already have a dark twist on them in some ways

TheFirstAvenger
09-30-2011, 03:32 PM
A theme around Disney? Very unexpected indeed. Love how you guys put the effort into these contests, this one particularly has an original story behind it which really gives creators more to work with.

Anyhow, I won't say I'm entering as I've done so 3 times in past contests and always seem to drop out within 2 weeks, but hopefully I can get something done. ;)

Lord-Dreamerz
09-30-2011, 03:53 PM
Disney themed contest?... Hmm... Pass!. At least I don't have to worry about wanting to enter this one.
this'll give me some time to work on my other levels I've been failing to get done. *mew

Edit: what do the winners get anyways? A Pin/ maybe a crown again?
just wondering as I just noticed It don't say very clearly what they get.

Dragonvarsity
09-30-2011, 04:51 PM
@fumetsusozo: Posted from shropshirelass on the LBPC4 Contest thread.


The good news, though, is that the update for the Move Pack will include some new secret pins one of which will be an LBPC contest winner pin. So for future contests (or at least until we are sure that the issues with Crown codes have been sorted), we will be offering the new super rare pin as the prize for the winner. Spaff confirmed to us only this afternoon that the pins will go live with the Move Pack and on that basis we felt we could carry on with the contests despite the problems with Crown codes.


The otherparts of the post talks about how they had to stop giving crown codes starting with LBPC4 Contest. As you can see, they are still giving away a rare pin that was born with the Move Pack. Unless anything has changed regarding that since then, feel free to correct me on that, but I'm pretty sure it might continue like that for the time being.

Lord-Dreamerz
09-30-2011, 05:01 PM
Well that's fine. but I could not find where it said even pin for sure on here.
not like I'm entering anyways, but I was just pointing that out It did not seem to say was all. *mew

shropshirelass
09-30-2011, 05:02 PM
The Rules for this contest mention the possibility of a Crown as a prize as well as a pin. This is because the results won't be known until mid to late November and we're hopeful that the issues with Crown codes will have been resolved by then. We assume that the other Crown Contests running at the moment are operating on this basis too. It's a case of watch this space really. :)

Dragonvarsity
09-30-2011, 05:15 PM
Well that's fine. but I could not find where it said even pin for sure on here.
not like I'm entering anyways, but I was just pointing that out It did not seem to say was all. *mew

Not a problem, looking over it myself, I can see that they aren't too clear on it in this contest's thread, but makes more sense now with shropshire's post. Thanks for clearing it up some more :)

rialrees
09-30-2011, 05:35 PM
Okay I have a question:

Are we aiming to retell the original story, using a dark twist, or are we able to take it off on a tangent/omit sections/make a sequel or prequel/whatever?

As in, do we twist the actual plot, or can we lift the characters and write our own story for them?

OCK
09-30-2011, 05:47 PM
Well that's fine. but I could not find where it said even pin for sure on here.

"• After the deadline, the judges will put on their ghost costumes and select up to ten semi-finalists based on the scoring criteria below. The best level will be pinned/crowned winner!"

That wasn't clear enough? Note to all: READ. THE. RULES (and then read them again...and again...and again) ;)


Are we aiming to retell the original story, using a dark twist, or are we able to take it off on a tangent/omit sections/make a sequel or prequel/whatever?

As in, do we twist the actual plot, or can we lift the characters and write our own story for them?

"The level should have a dark, sinister theme and must be a reinterpretation of the classic story"

So can you take the characters and create a COMPLETELY new story? Not really. There should be a connection to the source material that is recognizable but you still have a large amount of freedom within these guidelines. This means yes, you CAN omit sections, change the timeline of the story etc :)

Lord-Dreamerz
09-30-2011, 05:53 PM
"• The best level will be pinned/crowned winner!"

That wasn't clear enough? Note to all: READ. THE. RULES (and then read them again...and again...and again) ;)
Yeah I saw that. and no, I myself did not find it very clear. it says the best level will be pinned/crowned.
that's not 100% right. the Creator who ends up creating the best level will get a pin/crown for winning.
is how it should have been worded IMO. But whatever, just a small detail, not really important. *mew

OCK
09-30-2011, 05:59 PM
Now your just being facetious, no room for that here but thanks for leaving your thoughts.

julesyjules
09-30-2011, 06:23 PM
I dunno who's thinking up these themes but they're so good, and this should make for some really funny stuff. I'm imagining FInding Nemo where Dad lost him on purpose to save on fishfood bills. Looking forward to playing these!

Dragonvarsity
09-30-2011, 06:27 PM
"• After the deadline, the judges will put on their ghost costumes and select up to ten semi-finalists based on the scoring criteria below. The best level will be pinned/crowned winner!"

Oops, sorry, forgot that little tidbit myself x] lol

Oh and @julesyjules: fishfood bills? What if the stingrays don't park in the proper section? :p

OCK
09-30-2011, 06:38 PM
I'm imagining FInding Nemo where Dad lost him on purpose to save on fishfood bills.

That is exactly the sort of thing we have in mind, we can't wait to see what people come up with :)

OneEyedBanshee
09-30-2011, 07:57 PM
This theme sounds so good but tough, I can't wait to see what people come up with. :D

So tempted to try something..

Lordwarblade
10-01-2011, 08:09 AM
not sure about this one but i could see a great potential to use the sticker tool if i did enter it.

Just wondering would it be possibl to base the level around one main disney story but have say the player get transported to another disney story or something adding to the freaky twistedness of it all.

OmegaSlayer
10-01-2011, 08:20 AM
Like Nemo finding Pinocchio in a whale? :p
Yeah you can do it.
I can't really help on this contest since I'm not a Disney expert, and...I decided I won't judge it :p

OCK
10-01-2011, 08:36 AM
Just wondering would it be possibl to base the level around one main disney story but have say the player get transported to another disney story or something adding to the freaky twistedness of it all.

Yes, if you can find a way to combine both stories and still have them be identifiable then more power to you!

Just to clarify what sort of freedom people have when making these levels

- You should have all the main characters in the story
- You should have recognizable locations
- The story should have some kind of connection to the source material but otherwise does not need to follow it explicitly! Feel free to omit/change/rearrange entire sections of the timeline :)

midnight_heist
10-01-2011, 09:09 AM
I hope this contest takes off! :D
Platforming + Diz-Nee + dark/twisted = win in my book.
Very eager to see a dark version of Monsters Inc. or Incredibles (my fav)!
Someone please do an alt universe Incredibles where all the heros/family are villains!!!

Microhamster
10-01-2011, 10:57 AM
Right, i'm defo entering this. I'm going along with pinocchio. Would the main characters be Pinocchio, Stromboli and Gepetto??

OCK
10-01-2011, 11:02 AM
Right, i'm defo entering this. I'm going along with pinocchio. Would the main characters be Pinocchio, Stromboli and Gepetto??

You forgot Jiminy Cricket and Honest John, I would say those 5 are the "main" characters.

OmegaSlayer
10-01-2011, 11:08 AM
Just to make things easy.
You said Pinocchio hammy, I checked this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinocchio_(1940_film)
and checked the list of character...

Pinocchio (Dickie Jones), a happy wooden puppet made by Geppetto and turned into a living puppet by the Blue Fairy.
Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards), a cheerful cricket who acts as Pinocchio's "conscience" and the partial narrator of the story.
Mister Geppetto (Christian Rub), a woodcarver who creates Pinocchio and wishes for him to become a real boy.
Figaro and Cleo are Geppetto's tuxedo cat and goldfish, respectively, who do not like each other very much until the end of the film when Pinocchio becomes a real boy.
John Worthington Foulfellow (Walter Catlett), otherwise known as Honest John, is a sly anthropomorphic fox and known criminal who tricks Pinocchio twice in the film.
Gideon is Honest John's mute and crafty anthropomorphic feline accomplice. His voice was originally to be supplied by Mel Blanc of Looney Tunes fame, but they deleted his dialogue in favor of a mute performance (i.e. Harpo Marx) just like Dopey of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. However, Gideon's hiccups were provided by Blanc.
Stromboli (Charles Judels), a large, sinister, bearded puppet maker and the first antagonist of the film who forces Pinocchio to perform onstage in order to make money. He speaks in an Italian accent, though he is identified as being a gypsy. He is the only villain of the film to be part of the official Disney Villains line-up.
The Blue Fairy (Evelyn Venable), the beautiful fairy who brings Pinocchio to life and turns him into a real boy at the end.
The Coachman (Charles Judels), a corrupt and sadistic coachman who owns and operates Pleasure Island. As the second antagonist of the film, he enjoys turning unruly boys into donkeys. He speaks in a Cockney accent. The look of the Coachman is like Charles Laughton in Jamaica Inn by A. Hitchcock (1939).
Lampwick (Frankie Darro), a naughty boy Pinocchio meets and befriends on his way to Pleasure Island. He turns into a donkey while the boys are shooting pool.
Monstro is the whale that swallows Geppetto, Figaro, and Cleo during their search for Pinocchio. Pinocchio is then swallowed when Monstro is eating and he and Geppetto reunite. Monstro is the third and final antagonist of the film. Monstro's whale sounds were provided by Thurl Ravenscroft.
Alexander, (Dickie Jones) is one of the boys who transformed into a donkey on Pleasure Island. He can still talk and is hurled into a special holding pen for suchlike donkeys.
so everyone that is not sure can easily check the list of characters on wikipedia.

Lordwarblade
10-01-2011, 11:09 AM
Ha i was concidering pinocchio as well as it could be very twisted the only problem though is i don't know the story that well and don't really like it.

Could i choose another story but actually have pinocchio as the main charracter say i was to choose Beauty and the Beast but pinocchio had to save the day because of some twisted reason. I would also add some charracters from pinocchio and maybe the whale part so it would be sortof a mixed up theme but went along the main story of one of the others.

Ah just noticed Omegaslayers response that should be helpfull.

OmegaSlayer
10-01-2011, 11:41 AM
Well, it shouldn't be hard to give a look at the movie. :p

LordMagicPants
10-01-2011, 01:15 PM
Oo. I already have le shiny hat, but I'm a huge Disney dork, soo I'd like to help if anyone's interested.

bonner123
10-01-2011, 02:17 PM
Here are some gritty reboot ideas:

-Alice's Adventure Through the Windshield
-Jungle Book: Natural Selection Edition
-Bambi: Life is Unfair and You and Your Family will DIE Edition
-The Ostracized Freak of Notredame

Feel free to use these, free of charge.



I'm a terrible person

LFiers
10-01-2011, 03:06 PM
Awesome idea! I love dark and sinister styles and twisting up classics with a added flavour of wicked. Unfortunately since I've entered the last 2 contests back to back, I'm a little burnt out at the moment so I might not able to enter this one this time... but I look forward to seeing the amazing levels that this idea produces. I aim to see some beautifully designed characters & levels here & I'm sure I'll be amazed at the entries. Good luck everyone! :D P.S The contest crew are relentless & crazy, but that's why I love 'em. :p Good job guys and gals!

Lady_Luck__777
10-01-2011, 03:24 PM
I can't seem to create levels quickly but I thought this might interesting for someone who could.

Snow White
open on castle- light happy
fade to inside
Prince pot bellied balding sloppy snoring (at table or on throne, castle trashed, dirty (cobwebs, old food etc.)
Snow White -beautiful -looking at him disgusted, goes to mirror-" I didn't think my life would turn out like this"
eerie mirror glow, mirror speaks- blames 7 dwarfs- solution - hunt down and eliminate.
Snow White searchs for 7 dwarfs eliminating each by different methods.
Two endings:
If all 7 not found- She ends up in dunguon
If all found- dream like transport- castle view from start fade inside- roles reversed, Prince goes to mirror, fade to black.

OCK
10-01-2011, 04:37 PM
I like the way you think Lady Luck, everyone should use this as inspiration, it is precisely the sort of thing I was hoping for :)

madyoda
10-01-2011, 06:30 PM
;O! Can I make a advertisement video on this? Just got Vegas movie studio! Would you like me to? I don't mind, i'm just bored lolz.

Might enter.. :( I JUST missed the deadline for LBPC4 and i spent all week on it. Alwell ;) I can if you want :D

Bye.

Speedynutty68
10-01-2011, 06:32 PM
Hmmm... Lets see... I've never been able to finish my entries before... I have a huge project I'm working on... Should i enter...? That's a hard choice... If I say no right now, I'll probably come up with something epic in the last 5 days or so and rush to make it then miss the deadline and be disappointed... If I say yes right now, I'll have no idea (Well, I actually have a small one) and I'll build random stuff to try to think of something... I could probably come up with an awesome story, but no epic visuals, music, or gameplay to back it up.



Beauty and the Beast Themed
The castle is being seiged by monsters and you have to defend it.
The ball room has now become a war room. :D
Think of this as a play on when Sora/Roxas and friends arrive in the various games of Kingdom Hearts.
Enemies will be things of nightmares. Meaning worse than Heartless.
You play as a soldier defending the castle. You are in the 'Special Forces' division. Just because it makes it more entertaining. I'll probably give a backstory as to why he's there.
The areas will include: The Ballroom, The Courtyard, The Main Hall, and that secret passageway you use in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. No other areas will be accessable though they are referenced to.


So I'm still not sure if I should enter... I've been putting off my main project for FOREVER... But I really want a chance at that pin...

psyntens
10-01-2011, 06:36 PM
Ok we start with a new contest, which i think will be interesting to see, i hope all involved developers keep in mind that Walt Disney and LBP are focused on children and that even entails halloween levels violently attacked not the characters.

Good luck for all :p

TokyoSnake
10-01-2011, 08:02 PM
Oh Gawd not sure which to do ! First time entering an lbpc comp. ! Probably Snow white :) Anybody think of any good names for me lol :)

Microhamster
10-01-2011, 08:09 PM
Haha thanks for that, my problem is i don't know if my idea would work. I'm having trouble seeing if it fits....

I'm not to good with this posting thing, sorry about any mistakes ETC in posting. Anyway thanks for the help! I'm worrying my idea for it won't be valid, can i possibly ask one of you in private whether it would work??

Oddmania
10-01-2011, 08:11 PM
Alice's Adventure Through the Windshield

Haha, I remember that Simpsons episode! :p

"Here's an appealing fellow -- in fact, they're a-peeling him off the sidewalk!"

Ahhh... Anyway, this is a very good idea, I started working on a project a while ago that would be perfect for this contest. I was merely afraid of people saying "Oh god, his mind is going..." but as this contest is about doing something dire, I guess I can create anything as the ideas come :p

TokyoSnake
10-01-2011, 08:14 PM
Ill probably call it magic mirror lol :D

NO COPYING PLEASE ! :) its nt cool :)

DarkDedede
10-01-2011, 08:39 PM
I might suggest to any potential entrants to stay away from any Chernabog themed levels (it's a trap). If I may be so bold in the assumption, I would hope that the judges would appreciate a more creative solution as opposed to everyone flocking to the most obvious choice.

LBPlover13
10-01-2011, 09:31 PM
Toy story is going to be the most popular because of the pack that LBP2 has.

Captain
10-01-2011, 10:10 PM
What about Tarzan? Could you add that or is that a negatory?

Frinklebumper
10-01-2011, 10:16 PM
I had a nerdgasm when I read the thread title.

Darkcloudrepeat
10-01-2011, 11:27 PM
Do we have to choose one of these?
Pinnochio, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, Bambi, Aristocats, 101 Dalmatians, Fantasia, Toy Story (series), Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, Wall E, A Bugs Life, The Incredibles.

I would love to choose sword in the stone, the black cauldron, treasure planet or even the fox and the hound...

The InventingKing
10-02-2011, 12:22 AM
I was gonna enter my old LBP level Dark and Desolate XD, until I knew it had to be Disney based. DX

OCK
10-02-2011, 12:39 AM
The rules clearly state which movies can be used and the question of picking other movies has already been addressed. Within the list provided there should be something for everyone :)

DominationMags
10-02-2011, 02:45 AM
I will be entering this :) put me on the list :D

Wolf_AssasSin_X
10-02-2011, 03:28 AM
Um... i read through the post and i'm not to sure on a few subjects of the matter

1. Say we use the characters and story from the said list but twist it together with another story and characters not in the list is that allowed?

2. There are absolutely no other stories we can use? (Making sure sorry)

3. About the whole chernabog thing, is that a like ban issue or is it just the fact that you think it will be to easy? Or is there no regulation on this and it was just a misconception of a poster? Because i planned a fantasia level like as in lots of spectacular colors and such but a small portion might have chernabog... would that be an issue...? i was really looking foward to doing the only one that had Mickey in it...

What exactly do you mean DarkDedede by "its a trap"

Sorry for the long wall of text i just really want to be sure and make things clear to others. :)

Thug_Life_EQ
10-02-2011, 03:39 AM
Yeah to bad my KP levels won't work. Kim Possible is Disney.

xero
10-02-2011, 04:05 AM
What an interesting idea for a contest! We'll see if I can muster the motivation to get an entry done this time.

OCK
10-02-2011, 12:14 PM
1. Say we use the characters and story from the said list but twist it together with another story and characters not in the list is that allowed?

2. There are absolutely no other stories we can use? (Making sure sorry)

3. About the whole chernabog thing, is that a like ban issue or is it just the fact that you think it will be to easy? Or is there no regulation on this and it was just a misconception of a poster? Because i planned a fantasia level like as in lots of spectacular colors and such but a small portion might have chernabog... would that be an issue...? i was really looking foward to doing the only one that had Mickey in it...

1. As already stated, we encourage people to make use of cameos. The focus should still be on the source movie though.

2. This has already been answered twice now, please read through the thread (the answer is no).

3. The rules do not mention any "ban" on Chernabog, the rules are your friend. Remember this though, we are looking for originality, everyone needs to keep that in mind. Taking an already evil character and having them stay evil is not very unique... :)

Plasmavore
10-02-2011, 01:02 PM
Being a HUGE Disney fan, I may consider entering this one.
We are allowed to do any film we like? Sleeping Beauty it is... :)

Micro-Chips
10-02-2011, 01:04 PM
Hey can we make minigames on the side? Also does it have to be magical witches or spirits evil, or just an evil character.

DominationMags
10-02-2011, 01:52 PM
Change of plan, Ive decided not to enter in this competition and do LBL C4G Competition instead :)

Tmjtk
10-02-2011, 02:33 PM
This would be easy to win if you re-create the Elephants on Parade part...
Still have nightmares...

kabirdsall14
10-02-2011, 04:43 PM
Definitely entering this contest. First create contest I am gonna enter. Gonna start working on it today :D
(Huge Disney Fan)

The_Iron_Man666
10-02-2011, 05:07 PM
Demented/Evil/Psycho Toy Story anyone?

Micro-Chips
10-02-2011, 06:06 PM
Hey can we make minigames on the side? Also does it have to be magical witches or spirits evil, or just an evil character. And to all that enter good luck on winning the :royalty:

moonwire
10-02-2011, 08:02 PM
Ohhhh, luuuvely! I wish the best for everyone who participates :D

Rather Tasty
10-02-2011, 08:15 PM
I had this great idea for a twisted version of Cinderella, so this is one contest I might consider entering. Dark and spooky is my thing.

WESFUN
10-02-2011, 08:36 PM
Great guys I csnnot wait to see what you will all be making

pokemainiac
10-02-2011, 09:22 PM
Any excuse to watch old Disney films. I think I'll do Aladdin.

OCK
10-02-2011, 10:07 PM
Hey can we make minigames on the side? Also does it have to be magical witches or spirits evil, or just an evil character. And to all that enter good luck on winning the :royalty:

As the rules state, the gameplay needs to based around platforming. Not too sure what your asking about witches and spirits, the point is to take a movie from the list provided and reinterpret it in a dark, sinister way. Whether you turn a character like Snow White into a witch is entirely up to you and the story you want to tell. Although we are partly doing this contest in honor of Halloween that has no bearing on the level you need to make (ie. you don't have to have witches, pumpkins etc) :)

Toykyo
10-02-2011, 10:54 PM
What a great idea.....

First reaction:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi18xmLs_0k

Second reaction:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHwegwXwwHs&feature=related

HNNNNNNNNNNNG.

Dortr
10-02-2011, 10:59 PM
Good thing Alice and Wonderland isn't on the list.. I could foresee tons of Alice Madness Returns-esque levels just as that whole discouragement of using a portal level in Sackscience, because it would become somewhat cliche :p

lark98-2
10-03-2011, 12:32 AM
I have a question, Can we make a move level? Because I have been waiting sooooo long to make a move level!

DarkDedede
10-03-2011, 06:42 AM
3. About the whole chernabog thing, is that a like ban issue or is it just the fact that you think it will be to easy? Or is there no regulation on this and it was just a misconception of a poster? Because i planned a fantasia level like as in lots of spectacular colors and such but a small portion might have chernabog... would that be an issue...? i was really looking foward to doing the only one that had Mickey in it...

What exactly do you mean DarkDedede by "its a trap"

I was merely giving some advice. When thinking creatively, the first idea that springs to mind usually isn't usually the most unique or creative. For example, given the list of movies to choose from, obviously one of the most evil things associated these movies would most likely be the scene with Chenabog. While there's no guarantee that using him will be an issue, I'm just giving a friendly warning that it's o probably a safe assumption that a large group of your competition will automatically flock to the most obvious solution. Odds are that the judges are going to see more than their fair share of this character in the various entries. Therefore it would probably be in your best interest to choose a theme that sets you apart from the rest of the pack.

When given a list of choice to choose from for a design, I usually make it a habit to stay far far away from the easiest solution. My first assumption is if the choice is too good to be true, then it probably is. As I have said before, it's a safe assumption that many people are going to automatically go for the easiest solution, so picking something else already gives you a slight edge over the competition. Think of the easy choice as a type of "honeypot," and most are going to swarm straight to it (which is why I called it a trap). Whether intentionally included in the list for that reason or not, you can think of it as a a means of thinning out some of the competition. Personally, I would make a choice that not only challenges me to push my skills, but also has a greater chance to result in my audience being surprised and delighted.

That said, it is also important to understand that it's not the elements in your piece, but the arrangement of the elements that you choose to include that makes a good composition. What you choose to do with your work is ultimately up to you. Just remember that it is also important to keep your audience in mind when making your decisions. Seeing that this is a contest, where it is your goal to impress a select few, I would think it would be in any entrants best interest to dream up ways to not only keep the judges attention, but give them an experience that they can remember, well after they've gone through the rest of the competition.

Anyways, good luck to everyone. I look forward to see what everyone comes up with.

OCK
10-03-2011, 07:59 AM
I have a question, Can we make a move level? Because I have been waiting sooooo long to make a move level!

MOVE levels are NOT allowed for this contest, we apologize for any confusion (OP updated). Not to worry though, there will be plenty of opportunity to use your move in the future ;)

Sehven
10-03-2011, 08:13 AM
What an interesting idea for a contest! You guys have outdone yourselves this time. I've never been particularly interested in entering these contests because a month isn't very long to create something good and none of the themes have ever really blown my skirt up. This one is intriguing, though, and I already have an idea that I think would be at least fairly unique and that I would have fun doing. Sadly, however, I don't have nearly the amount of free time these days that I used to (I haven't even popped in my copy of lbp2 for over a month), so I doubt I'll be entering. Still, I'll do some tinkering and see if it takes off.

Quick question: how do you decide if a level is 15 minutes long? I mean it might take 25 minutes for you to finish but only 10 minutes for me.

OCK
10-03-2011, 08:24 AM
Quick question: how do you decide if a level is 15 minutes long? I mean it might take 25 minutes for you to finish but only 10 minutes for me.

lol, good question. I like to think that judging panel is very good at LBP and if you can finish your level in 10 min then it shouldn't take us any more then 15! The point is we don't want 30 minute epics, use your judgement and ask yourself whether your level seems too long. Everyone should also keep in mind that we put no emphasis on making your level overly complex and technical. Both of the previous contests were geared toward more logic-based stuff and this one is definitely focused on the more artistic side of things :)

bagheadinc
10-03-2011, 09:04 AM
Glad I decided to double check this thread. I was totally debating if I should put in some Brain Crane stuff. Thanks for make the decision easy :P

Also, I spoke with Omega about this a bit, but last we spoke he wasn't sure the answer. You say that we can create into teams of up to 4 people. I assume there is only one crown up for grabs, so we'd have to decide who in out team gets that...but what about the pins? Does everyone in the team get it?

Micro-Chips
10-03-2011, 11:13 AM
Thanks thats exactly what I needed to hear :D

C3isSwift
10-03-2011, 03:10 PM
Darn.....No Mickey Mouse.Also,I really suck at making films.I don't really know how to make the movie comera follow sackbots.Help? :confused: :confused: :confused:

robbin1232
10-03-2011, 04:31 PM
:D Mickey mouse isn't in the list but i already have a MickeyMouse costume? and i want a lvl with Mickey Mouse so.. can i join with a Mickey Mouse lvl

bagheadinc
10-03-2011, 04:52 PM
You two should watch Fantasia. ;)


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

robbin1232
10-03-2011, 05:50 PM
Lol I looked at the video, but why I asked was because I thought they put anything in the list, including Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck Oswald the lucky rabbit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_dTLI0gWxs

Lordwarblade
10-03-2011, 05:58 PM
What will happen if our levels are just over the 15 minutes will that matter much?

Also seeing as we cannot make move levels can we at least use the other tools from the kit?

Wolf_AssasSin_X
10-03-2011, 06:03 PM
Thank you very much DarkDedede!

C3isSwift, robin1232, Thats exactly what i thought i simply love the simple but very significant to Disney, Mickey Mouse!

Bagheadinc thats the scene i remember and love oh so well! Love the music the colors the artistry! I plan to turn it into something Dark and Sinister! Although without much Chernabog (thanks again DarkDedede)

robbin1232
10-03-2011, 06:16 PM
Lol I thought there was an ant in my computer









Oh and by the way how can i made a sig?

Sackpapot
10-03-2011, 06:19 PM
Question, if one of those movies has a sequel, like the lion king, can we base off that?


Darn.....No Mickey Mouse.Also,I really suck at making films.I don't really know how to make the movie comera follow sackbots.Help? :confused: :confused: :confused:

You don't make a movie you make a platformer...

Dragonvarsity
10-03-2011, 06:45 PM
lol, good question. I like to think that judging panel is very good at LBP and if you can finish your level in 10 min then it shouldn't take us any more then 15! The point is we don't want 30 minute epics, use your judgement and ask yourself whether your level seems too long. Everyone should also keep in mind that we put no emphasis on making your level overly complex and technical. Both of the previous contests were geared toward more logic-based stuff and this one is definitely focused on the more artistic side of things :)

So no worrying about judges stopping to stare at some creator's amazing visuals taking up your 15 minutes? ;) Will there be like more than one play, such as at least one stopping and going to look into details, originality, gameplay, etc. while at least one other playthrough being timed?

OCK
10-03-2011, 06:48 PM
What will happen if our levels are just over the 15 minutes will that matter much?

Also seeing as we cannot make move levels can we at least use the other tools from the kit?

You should try to edit your level as much as possible so that it fits into those 15 minutes...

Stickers created with the MOVE pack are acceptable, NO MOVE ALLOWED refers to gameplay.

I would once again encourage everyone to read through the rules at least 3 times, some of you are asking questions that have very clear answers already. You risk getting your level disqualified by not adhering to the rules, that should come as no surprise.

robbin1232
10-03-2011, 06:55 PM
Can i make it with some friends? or on your own?

OneEyedBanshee
10-03-2011, 07:00 PM
I would once again encourage everyone to read through the rules at least 3 times, some of you are asking questions that have very clear answers already. You risk getting your level disqualified by not adhering to the rules, that should come as no surprise.


Can i make it with some friends? or on your own?



Rules and Regulations
• You can co-create with up to four people, but only one person should publish the level. Team member contributions should be listed in the level description. If you are publishing as a team, this counts as the only “one entry” for each team member, so you cannot publish on your own and as part of a team, or enter as part of more than one team.


:p

10 characters..

Rather Tasty
10-03-2011, 09:54 PM
Hello hello! I posted here once already, but today I finished writing the plot. It's VERY twisted, and I was wondering if there was a contest crew member I could send the plot to, in order to see if it's not too scary for the little kiddies. :)

Mother-Misty
10-03-2011, 11:44 PM
Hello hello! I posted here once already, but today I finished writing the plot. It's VERY twisted, and I was wondering if there was a contest crew member I could send the plot to, in order to see if it's not too scary for the little kiddies. :)
Even if you would send it, it still depends on how exactly you would execute your plot, we don't know your style.

If you're wondering if it's too scary, read what Ock has said in his opening post.

Remember though, this is Disney so nothing too dark! As a measuring stick ask yourself if there is any chance of the level being moderated because of the material within. If the answer is yes then tone it down a bit!
Good luck!

cheers,
misty

LIMI
10-04-2011, 01:39 AM
This is right up my alley, ever level ive created has been dark. Now its the matter of finding time. ARGGGGHHHH

damaz10
10-04-2011, 01:41 AM
I keep getting a sly smile every time there is a post that goes back to people no reading the guidelines carefully :p

Rogar
10-04-2011, 09:32 AM
Hmm, I have a great idea with the perfect title, but I'm really bad at pulling these things off in such a short time...

papanurgle123
10-04-2011, 10:00 AM
Definately entering this one!

talbot-trembler
10-04-2011, 05:58 PM
I think I know who came up with this idea... *lays down peanut bait*

Might enter this, depends if I have time.

soraWD
10-04-2011, 08:25 PM
Great idea with Disney dark levels! :) I made some some Disney levels before (http://lbp.me/u/SoraWD-CZ/levels)

What date is finish for this contest? Thank you!

Zorange
10-05-2011, 02:05 AM
• Levels must be your own creation. Feel free to take inspiration from the world around you and from other levels, but don’t copy someone else’s work outright! That’s just not cool….

I read a dark and twisted version of the little mermaid. It's a short story that I really liked and I think it might work for this contest. But would that not be my own creation? Or is that "inspiration from the world around you"?

Dragonvarsity
10-05-2011, 10:46 AM
@soraWD:


• Publish your level before 11:59PM GMT on 31st October, 2011.

Thur you go

Rather Tasty
10-05-2011, 11:21 AM
I would like it if a contest crew member actually answered the question, not you. :D

Mother-Misty
10-05-2011, 11:38 AM
I would like it if a contest crew member actually answered the question, not you. :D

but... but... but.... a "contest crew member" answered your question :)

cheers,
misty

OCK
10-05-2011, 11:52 AM
I would like it if a contest crew member actually answered the question, not you. :D

Last time I checked Misty was a Contest Crew member and a very valuable one at that. Your question has already been answered, we look forward to your creation :)

Dragonvarsity
10-05-2011, 02:43 PM
Plus if one of the random forum members here quotes from the O.P., you can count that as a member of the contest crew saying it since it would be quoting OCK. :p

TonyTwoGunz
10-05-2011, 04:58 PM
Very interesting! I might have to enter this one :D
Its about time i came back to LBP after so long

bagheadinc
10-05-2011, 07:00 PM
I think my question (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?63883-LBPC-Contest-5-%96-The-Dark-Side-of-Disney!&p=935582&viewfull=1#post935582) may have been over looked. D:

shropshirelass
10-05-2011, 07:25 PM
I think my question (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?63883-LBPC-Contest-5-%96-The-Dark-Side-of-Disney!&p=935582&viewfull=1#post935582) may have been over looked. D:

Sorry, bagheadinc. Your question hasn't been overlooked but we've been having a discussion behind the scenes about what the right approach should be and we needed to involve the site staff too as this is not just a decision for the Contest Crew.

We've come to the conclusion that LBPC pins should be treated in just the same way as a Crown. That means that in most contests there will only be one up for grabs and it will be awarded to the person who publishes the winning entry, even if a team of people helped create the level. As with Crowns, if the winner (i.e. the winning PSN ID) already has a pin, then the pin will be awarded to the runner up instead (and not to anyone who might have helped in creating the winning entry).

There would be an exception for any contest which was specifically advertised as a co-create contest and where more than one pin was on offer for the winning entry.

Hope that helps. :)

bagheadinc
10-05-2011, 10:53 PM
Bummer. Oh wells.

Rather Tasty
10-06-2011, 02:32 AM
I heard a while back that violence in LBP levels were fine, it was just racism MM doesn't like.

we look forward to your creation :)
-
Also, that cheesy smiley face makes me feel warm on the inside. It's good to know that our robot overloards have hired cronies to give out crowns in a smug manner.

oo wee, I love this site. :p

BloodShot9001
10-06-2011, 02:52 AM
...wait, I don't think I saw sleeping beauty... huh... that was the only one I would have tried for. Either that or Beauty and the Beast, and the second, as great a movie as it was, doesn't exactly appeal to me at this moment. AH WELL! I'm too busy with Gears of War and school to enter anyways. If only I could play on weekdays... GOOD LUCK TO ALL! And hopefully it's a not well known creator instead of the multitude of people that already get a billion people as publicity. ^_^ b

OmegaSlayer
10-06-2011, 06:06 AM
I heard a while back that violence in LBP levels were fine, it was just racism MM doesn't like.

Well, not exactly, LBP remains a game addressed to a vast audience including kids.
Always remember how the game is rated, you don't want it to be moderated, do you?

(I'm a CC member :p )

Jinixi
10-06-2011, 08:03 AM
The first thing I can think of is kingdom hearts. Disney managed to do that with soras halloween costume. Pretty cool. I'm sure a lot of people are going to use kingdom hearts as inspiration towards thier levels. I look forward to seeing and playing them when they do. ^,^ Good luck everyone!

Rather Tasty
10-06-2011, 11:13 AM
(I'm a CC member )

I know you are. :)

kabirdsall14
10-07-2011, 03:52 AM
I am definitely doing Peter Pan!!! as a matter of fact, I am in that play right now :D

poorjack
10-07-2011, 05:53 AM
Started my entry today. i hope y'all like depressing teenage crap. My entry is currently called 'the Last Queen of Neverland' (working title) see you all at the finish line! good luck to everyone!

Gravel
10-07-2011, 03:52 PM
First, I gotta stress how much I respect the contest crew... seriously, Ock and Mother Misty? Gold Standard Stuff! And I in no way mean any disrespect to the other members... I am sincerely jealous of you guys... With that out of the way, I understand this current contest is scheduled to coincide with Halloween (an unmoveable deadline), but I'm a little big miffed at the monthly nature of this beast.

For an individual who does not eat, drink, and sleep LBP; 30 days is a short period of time to design build and test a crown achieving level. You guys are basicly excluding me becasue I am fully invested in life. A grown-up with kids and responsibilities.

Now, I understand that's just me and my deal... but I see no reason why the building period couldn't be extended to say 45 days? Announce mid-month the coming months contest theme. IDK, you guys play all the levels. Seems to me there's been a few that sure could've benefited from more time. A handful that are great. And the majority that the Sands of Time itself couldn't help.:hrmf:

Just a thought guys! Thanks Again!

poorjack
10-07-2011, 04:23 PM
A time extension on future contests would be nice.

Sackpapoi
10-07-2011, 05:29 PM
Okay, I think I got this down; so you can twist and manipulate the plot and characters, but not completely disfigure/change it.

LBPCommunityTeam
10-07-2011, 06:29 PM
Question for Contest Crew...

I read and reread the rules like 4 times, but I still have a question that cannot be answered by them. I was thinking about not posting this, for fear of someone stealing the idea, but in the end, I had to have an answer.

I am planning on twisting Aladin around, but the problem was, could we base our level off of a videogame that twists the story already? This is my key issue, and I have to get an answer soon so I can start. (Deadlines feel so short, after all.)

Basically, around 3 years ago, Sega came out with a old Sonic game called "Sonic and the Secret Rings" it basically took the Aladin Characters, transformed them to like like Sonic-ish people, and then had a new plot. Would this be okay to base my level off of?

Lordwarblade
10-07-2011, 09:05 PM
First, I gotta stress how much I respect the contest crew... seriously, Ock and Mother Misty? Gold Standard Stuff! And I in no way mean any disrespect to the other members... I am sincerely jealous of you guys... With that out of the way, I understand this current contest is scheduled to coincide with Halloween (an unmoveable deadline), but I'm a little big miffed at the monthly nature of this beast.

For an individual who does not eat, drink, and sleep LBP; 30 days is a short period of time to design build and test a crown achieving level. You guys are basicly excluding me becasue I am fully invested in life. A grown-up with kids and responsibilities.

Now, I understand that's just me and my deal... but I see no reason why the building period couldn't be extended to say 45 days? Announce mid-month the coming months contest theme. IDK, you guys play all the levels. Seems to me there's been a few that sure could've benefited from more time. A handful that are great. And the majority that the Sands of Time itself couldn't help.:hrmf:

Just a thought guys! Thanks Again!

I agree with this completely. The month long deadline is way to short for certain competitions especially ones like this. I do also think the contest crews do a great job but i know a lot of people including myself who work more days in a month then they get off so therefore will be unable to finish and test a playable level for some of these contests as i found with my entry into the last contest the level didn't have time to be tested properly therefore has so many issues that it will more than likely not get very far.

BTW if we can't finish the whole level in time would it be alright to publish half the level with half the story or will that have no chance of winning anything or getting an honorable mention at least if it is good enough that is? Due to work hours this is only the second contest i have entered so i'm not sure how it works exactly.

OCK
10-07-2011, 11:18 PM
@Gravel - As a fellow grown-up with child I can relate to what you are saying. Your suggestion is seriously being considered, personally I agree with you :)



Question for Contest Crew...I read and reread the rules like 4 times, but I still have a question that cannot be answered by them.?I am planning on twisting Aladin around, but the problem was, could we base our level off of a videogame that twists the story already?

Actually, your question has been answered very clearly. The level must be based off the movies themselves not off adaptations of the movies.

Cronos Dage
10-08-2011, 12:54 AM
Oh good, comphermc isn't in the logo this time.

poorjack
10-08-2011, 02:48 AM
Oh good, comphermc isn't in the logo this time.

you mean "Oh no!"

papanurgle123
10-08-2011, 03:02 PM
Are we allowed to use the "Disney" logo?

dragonights
10-08-2011, 05:12 PM
YES! a contest that I have an advantage it, quick question is kingdom hearts material allowed (the characters designed for kh by disney and square not the ff characters, not that i'll use em, just a quick question for others with that idea. :) but i have something from the start of lbp 2 that i have meaning to do something with

thaillaqarius
10-09-2011, 11:08 AM
i LOVE this idea

Microhamster
10-09-2011, 11:09 AM
So do I, i may not be an adult. But i'm 14 and in year 10. I have alot of exams and 1 month won't be enough to make what i want to make. I really hope it is extended as i am quite upset that i'll have to scrap it if the deadline isn't extended...

Also... will the level be marked down if i don't include Stromboli or Honest John? Them 2 and Gideon and really the evil guys and i've got evil guys already.. if i had them it'll go caca poopoo...

OCK
10-09-2011, 05:02 PM
I am happy to announce the deadline for LBPC5 has been extended to November 15 giving everyone 45 days to create something truly special. Now we really expect the best :)

OmegaSlayer
10-09-2011, 05:32 PM
Yeah, don't try to disappoint us è____é

AntonyHelen
10-09-2011, 06:36 PM
Can we include more than one of the stories in our level? Also, do we have to follow the actual scenario of the chosen story, but in a creepier way?

C3isSwift
10-09-2011, 09:21 PM
I might can't particapate this time.I know how to start a movie but I just don't know how to do the other things[Like making the movie camera follow a sackbot].I also don't know how to end my lvl automaticly without a score board.Can someone teach me how to do that I don't know how? :confused::confused:






If you want to add me this is my psn: C3isSwift :cool:

Microhamster
10-09-2011, 10:11 PM
How many levels are we allowed?

Jericho9876
10-10-2011, 01:07 AM
Good to know. I myself don't think i'll be entering, but i'll be helping my friend enter!

Lordwarblade
10-10-2011, 02:30 PM
Great with the extension i think i might just be able to scrape my level together in time. After the effort i have put into my creepy pinocchio model i really want to enter it into this comp.

Heres a taste of whats hopefully to come

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=37179

Rogar
10-10-2011, 02:46 PM
I see you went for the literal interpretation of dark. ;) Looking good!

Hyenaedon
10-10-2011, 06:05 PM
I got an idea! But its a surprise... need a crew to help out... ^_^

AntonyHelen
10-10-2011, 07:07 PM
Looks very good!!! ;D Nice work...

Pookachoo
10-10-2011, 07:29 PM
I think 45 days is a good contest length so that entrants' work/school/relationships don't suffer too much.

LittleBigAddict
10-11-2011, 09:59 PM
So, what are we getting a crown or a pin when we win? :s

poorjack
10-12-2011, 12:05 AM
So, what are we getting a crown or a pin when we win? :s

Shouldn't matter, brah ;)

HBK89
10-12-2011, 12:27 AM
Can you replace let's say Wall-E with sackboy

OmegaSlayer
10-12-2011, 05:49 AM
So, what are we getting a crown or a pin when we win? :s

You guys shouldn't consider Contests only has a place to win something, but also as a big chance to give visibility and promotion to your levels and skills


Can you replace let's say Wall-E with sackboy

Yes, you can make a sackboy dressed as wall-e

Microhamster
10-12-2011, 06:58 AM
Has my post been missed? I read the rules and saw "level links" as in the plural? So is it 2 or 3 :)

ALS_TheGamer
10-12-2011, 07:42 AM
This will be amazing,all the levels for this contest will give us big fun for Halloween,I cant wait to play them,good luck for all who will participate. Greetings everybody and have a nice day. :)

Gravel
10-12-2011, 08:15 AM
I never drempt this deadline would be extended... Thank You so much Contest Crew for considering my post and then acting so quickly. I've never met a deadline I liked... While I still have no faith in my creating process speed-- this extension has given me the slightest glimmer of hope.

In way of thanks, I hope you enjoy this pic of two of my actors. They are inanimate. So the camera will be the only thing moving in cutscenes... I really brought out the 'Buddy Hackett' in Mr. Smee, thing is; I'm not sure there's supposed to be any Buddy Hackett in Smee.

http://ib.lbp.me/img/fl/ffbce737d830af4753e49f07d1a3e49eb02b0442.jpg

:hrmf:

OmegaSlayer
10-12-2011, 10:45 AM
I never drempt this deadline would be extended...

To make things clearer, we'll try in the future to balance the contests deadline by the difficulty of the theme.
So, this is not an exception, this is the start of a different way to handle contests :)

Dragonvarsity
10-12-2011, 12:35 PM
Has my post been missed? I read the rules and saw "level links" as in the plural? So is it 2 or 3

Well, the judges said it has to take them no longer than 15 minutes to finish, and cutscenes count as part of the 15 minutes. So there might not be a reason to use too many level links, but if you do, I suppose not too many or that would just get annoying. Sorry if I didn't really help much xD

@ Gravel: Every time I see something b you, I'm automatically blown away, curses. >_< I know the deadline's tight and you need to work diligent, but if you need someone to test that sort of masterpiece, I'd be most willing to ^^ And good luck with the contest by the way.

@Lordwarblade: Wow, beautiful room area for your entry, the light effect used through the window is superb! Like I said with Gravel, if you need anyone to beta test it, I'd do my best to try finding some bugs, although it's fine either way with me. Breaking people's levels is what I do best :p

BrianTheBlogger
10-13-2011, 02:46 PM
Wow, thanks! This looks like a very good contest! I'd also like to sport me a (real) crown and LBPC Contest Pin!:royalty:

LBPCommunityTeam
10-13-2011, 02:51 PM
I believe that the level amount is basically as many as you wish, but the playtime should be around 15 minutes.

After all, they did say that level links were allowed because of thermo problems and massive design.

And thanks to all who asked for an extended deadline, I am so glad that the Contest Crew extended it.

Microhamster
10-14-2011, 07:12 PM
I sadly regret to say im dropping out of LBPC5, with a combination of a holiday (next week) and constant heavy work loads from school i simply don't have the time or inspiration to do it. I will enter an LBPC contest some day.. when i have free time. Good luck to all y'all!

RottenApple360
10-15-2011, 01:39 AM
Is there a good easy dark one in general?

Glitchfish
10-16-2011, 10:15 AM
Hey guys I have a quicky! How many levels can we have, because it doesn't say how many? Thanks guys I appreciate it ^^

Rogar
10-16-2011, 11:36 AM
Actually, it does say how many, under rules and regulations:


• You can only enter one level (not including level links which are allowed). Duplicate entries will result in disqualification.

Glitchfish
10-16-2011, 09:54 PM
No I mean, like can it be a series of levels like level 1 then level link level 2 etc?

bonner123
10-17-2011, 04:28 AM
My entry is finished:

(LBPC5) The Ugly Duclking
http://lbp.me/v/62p4-j

Let's just say that if I don't win, people will die.

Including you.

No, this level isn't serious. Don't be silly.

biorogue
10-17-2011, 12:27 PM
sooooooo, yeah. I've been going back several pages and reading all the post. I like to see if anyone has published yet. Bonner, yours are always gems, I can't wait to see this one.
Anyway, I really don't like to beat a dead horse, I mean it's dead already c'mon, what's the point. Some of the questions in here guys, c'mon! Really? Seriously? I don't want to have to make another "unofficial contest FAQ."
Someone asked if they could make a level out of something that wasn't in the list!? READ! THE! OP! that's original post for you not in the know. Here is what you're making your level from :

Building requirements
• Create a level based around one of the following Disney/Pixar movies. The level should have a dark, sinister theme and must be a reinterpretation of the classic story:
Pinnochio, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, Bambi, Aristocats, 101 Dalmatians, Fantasia, Toy Story (series), Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, Wall E, A Bugs Life, The Incredibles.

If it's not in the list, the answer is NO. Right? Am I wrong contest crew? Did I miss a post where you said, "you know what. Forget the list, we know Mary Poppins wasn't listed, but go right ahead." *Note*Mary Poppins was just used as an example. No one has asked to use that one....yet. :/

I'm eventually going to have to put a disclaimer at the end of my post like the "real" Mac

This rant has been brought to you by your friendly neighborhood wiseacre. The views and opinions by this wiseace do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Contest Crew, LBPC, MM, Sony or the interwebs

CYMBOL
10-17-2011, 03:30 PM
I concur. That is why I usually don't enter contests. I tend to want to create levels I personally would be worthy of a crown. And, since I work and have a family, created levels of that caliber in 30 days is almost a gamble for me to undertake. Unless, it happened to be something I was already working on.

I think 45 days would be fantastic!

OmegaSlayer
10-17-2011, 03:41 PM
It's 45 days...

Microhamster
10-17-2011, 03:56 PM
I concur. That is why I usually don't enter contests. I tend to want to create levels I personally would be worthy of a crown. And, since I work and have a family, created levels of that caliber in 30 days is almost a gamble for me to undertake. Unless, it happened to be something I was already working on.

I think 45 days would be fantastic!
Bit of ego going on there, it's rlly up to others whether you deserve them...

Dragonvarsity
10-17-2011, 04:00 PM
Bit of ego going on there, it's rlly up to others whether you deserve them...

I think what he's trying to say is he wants to put in the effort for a level that he really thinks would be deserving of a crown, but 30 days just wouldn't cut it for him with his schedule. I don't think he's really trying to brag or anything like that.

Although Omega is right, the deadline has already been extended to November 15th.

biorogue
10-17-2011, 07:59 PM
If you guys extend it to march 5th, I should be able to complete a crown/pin worthy level.

DominationMags
10-17-2011, 09:52 PM
If you guys extend it to march 5th, I should be able to complete a crown/pin worthy level.

Yea...Thats just a little past the original deadline. :rolleyes:

mr moneypenny
10-21-2011, 05:36 PM
WHAT! The deadline is moved!!! And I've worked so hard that I haven't had time to check lbpc!!! Well, I guess that's good news; now I've got time for details. I'm telling you: after entering both LBPC1 and LBPC3 (and failing to enter LBPC4 because of a logic crash), I HAVE TO WIN THIS ONE!!!!;)

papanurgle123
10-22-2011, 02:52 PM
http://lbp.me/p/-95p4r

Here's my Jimmney Cricket concept

Donal222
10-22-2011, 03:13 PM
http://lbp.me/p/-95p4r

Here's my Jimmney Cricket concept

ahem..............

Rokusho
10-22-2011, 08:13 PM
What is the prize a crown or pin? If it is a crown and you work as a team do all members get the crown or just the person submitting the level?

papanurgle123
10-23-2011, 06:48 PM
ahem.............. Sorry,Donal's concept

grayspence
10-24-2011, 03:58 PM
Holy controversy, Batman! I demand to speak to the person who came up with this idea, because I absolutely love them! Cant wait to see what will come out of this! :D

sonofswim
10-31-2011, 05:11 AM
hello all. i popped on one day after a long time away and saw the theme for th lbpc5 contest and shivered. this was a contest that spoke to me. after a long month, i've finally published my entry, Tinks Tale Of Seven Dwarfs. Please check it out. i worked really hard and it'll show. here's th link to que it up. i'm very proud of tihs one. i hope you enjoy it. this one goes out to all peeps who grew up on the classics.

http://lbp.me/v/7f-g0p

wait. what? extended deadline? aint that some stuff? to all you peeps who said you can't build a crown worthy level in a month, you just arent applying yourselves. my girl left me over this lvl cuz i put th time in to win. i hope you all use your 15 extra days wisely.

Domik12
10-31-2011, 09:27 AM
I love Pinnochio (http://lbp.me/v/63mvjf) level by papanurgle123.

Great visuals, characters and atmosphere. Very nice decorations and cool gameplay. And the main story is great. Great entry. Here is the video:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jq7MpswL9U

fireblitz95
10-31-2011, 08:37 PM
Well, I'm so ready for next months competion. lol ;)

Pookachoo
11-01-2011, 02:04 AM
Here is my entry, Frightasia http://lbp.me/v/7fr8zt
F4F anyone? http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?64900-Frightasia-Walt-s-Dungeon&p=946933
http://i3.lbp.me/img/ft/ac3925ec4e0664ccb6eb2446f1f43e688a6f1ae3.jpg

Gravel
11-04-2011, 07:59 PM
I'd just like to take a moment to thank the members of the contest crew. At a really tough point in my life, you guys and girls managed to somehow get my creative juices flowing and get me creating again.

Alas, this contest entry has grown way out of my control... I don't work linear. I'll probably need 5 levels and a hub to tell this tale.

I'm gonna try to throw together and open the third, "Crocs-Cove" for a limited-time at the deadline. I cant believe I look so forward to this game again! And that's with RAGE and BATMAN right next to it!

As a stand alone level, Croc's Cove, probably doesnt fit the contest requirements... but I'd like to have something ready to show my appreciation and gratitude.

I really am bad at creating levels... It's hard, but having fun all the same! To be able to say that again, is more valuable than that crown.

See you on the 15th...:hrmf:

OmegaSlayer
11-05-2011, 06:35 AM
I'd just like to take a moment to thank the members of the contest crew. At a really tough point in my life, you guys and girls managed to somehow get my creative juices flowing and get me creating again.

Alas, this contest entry has grown way out of my control... I don't work linear. I'll probably need 5 levels and a hub to tell this tale.

I'm gonna try to throw together and open the third, "Crocs-Cove" for a limited-time at the deadline. I cant believe I look so forward to this game again! And that's with RAGE and BATMAN right next to it!

As a stand alone level, Croc's Cove, probably doesnt fit the contest requirements... but I'd like to have something ready to show my appreciation and gratitude.

I really am bad at creating levels... It's hard, but having fun all the same! To be able to say that again, is more valuable than that crown.

See you on the 15th...:hrmf:

Our motto, as once OCK said is "We spread joy wherever we go", at least that's what we try to do.
I'm really glad to hear your words Gravel.
Those are the kind of words that make our work awesome and satisfying.
WE say thank to you

mr moneypenny
11-05-2011, 04:46 PM
Here is my entry:
http://lbp.me/v/7j23-d
http://if.lbp.me/img/ft/42f5ab5adad79fda0cedd51a2770982998c542d8.jpg
This is the 3rd time I enter an LBPC contest. I guess it's because of all the great ideas behind the contest that I can't help entering.

biorogue
11-05-2011, 10:14 PM
i've been playing some of these levels and boy! are you guys demented! I love it! keep 'em coming.

papanurgle123
11-07-2011, 04:19 PM
Here's my entry, and it's had a good few updates and fixes since it was first published. Be sure to check it out if you haven' already.



http://lbp.me/v/63mvjf

Dragonvarsity
11-09-2011, 01:41 PM
I really am bad at creating levels... It's hard, but having fun all the same! To be able to say that again, is more valuable than that crown.

Man, you're right, you do need to get on LBP2 more, let alone play your own levels. Anyway. I didn't get to playing The Great Tree series of yours, but those MARVEL levels were stunning, not sure if you brought them over to LBP2, but like some other LBPC5 entries that arout, I'll make sure to get to playing this one.

Anyway, great idea for the contest, crew, and when these final days grow short on those trying to put in the finishing touches, yet still miraculously make it right before the horn goes off, I wish you guys good luck on the judging.

P.S. I'm pretty sure Gravel is the only one who still uses titles in his posts, as sad as that might be :p

grayspence
11-10-2011, 01:29 PM
I love Pinnochio (http://lbp.me/v/63mvjf) level by papanurgle123.

Great visuals, characters and atmosphere. Very nice decorations and cool gameplay. And the main story is great. Great entry. Here is the video:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jq7MpswL9U

I.. Im going to go and try to forget how haunting this level is... I cant look at puppets the same way... D:

And now I cant sleep, because puppets will eat me . :(

tjaldex225
11-13-2011, 09:52 AM
hey all here is our entry made by evret, Dav1d0 and tjaldex225 hopefully u'll like it and best of luck to all the other lvls: Cherrs all^^http://lbp.me/v/7sxmrd^

http://i6.lbp.me/img/ft/86651c438a4b05a3f748caf5a3c351f5392d3750.jpg

tjaldex225
11-13-2011, 05:25 PM
• Levels must be published unlocked and set to “Cooperative” or “Versus” in their gameplay mode.
• Cutscenes are allowed but not required. Taking the 15 minute length a potential mix would be 2.5min intro, 10 minute gameplay, 2.5min outro.

erm dont this kinda confilct are our team safe or should it be changed please reply fast deadline is close^^ Cherrs

shropshirelass
11-13-2011, 06:31 PM
Sorry, the reference to setting the gameplay mode to co-operative or versus is a mistake. It's a hangover from the version of the rules we had for LBPC2 which was a multiplayer contest. So you can ignore that bit. I'm not sure if that answers your question. Let us know if you were worried about something else.

Apologies for any confusion.

tjaldex225
11-13-2011, 06:42 PM
it answers it perfect thank you for the fast reply^^

OmegaSlayer
11-14-2011, 05:27 AM
16 hours and a half left...
and so few (http://lbp.me/search?q=%28lbpc5%29) levels... :(
I can say I'm quite disappointed even if judges' job will be easier.
I hope the quality will be very high!
Good luck, and don't forget to unlock the levels.

Lordwarblade
11-14-2011, 11:10 AM
Finally finished my entry. I hope you like it.

Here it is http://lbp.me/v/7ss5jn
And here is the Forum link if anyone is interestedhttp://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?65213-LBPC5-Lordwarblade-s-Pinocchio&p=951265

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=37696

@OmegaSlayer I think its the theme and the dificulty that can come from it that prevented people from entering as well as the fact its a very short time period considering that its the holidays soon and people are going to be very busy the next two months.

mr moneypenny
11-14-2011, 03:00 PM
Then horray for us creative enough to enter:p. (and for us that wasn't able to go away during the holiday...)

Mr_Fusion
11-14-2011, 07:37 PM
Hmmm my math may suck, but I've seen more published then mentioned in this thread by just searching text in LBP2 I hope people didn't forget the most important rule.
You know, the one that is tell people you have entered and post a link.

Zorange
11-14-2011, 09:23 PM
Well, I guess I'm done. Rather, I don't have any more time to change anything...

http://lbp.me/v/7p-nz1

It was a lot of fun to make, even thought I was usually building when I was supposed to be doing something else. I also want to thank the contest crew for all the work that goes into creating these challenges. I can't wait for the next one, even if it's only to play the amazing levels. :)

Happy Monday!

Alley_Cat_8633
11-15-2011, 12:39 AM
Honestly, I figured there wouldn't be that many entries. This contest is hard!!! You want a good entry so you have to be a pretty good artist to capture a disney character and have it be recognisable. Story, cutscenes, and interesting gameplay. This was a huge demand for a contest with a 30 day deadline. I know you guys extended the deadline but that was only a help to those who chose to enter right away. That being said, I will be very amazed if a winner is crowned that has top-notch quality in all those areas.

OmegaSlayer
11-15-2011, 05:33 AM
Well, it's almost closed.
Deadline has almost come :)
We'll start our job soon :)

EDITED A LOT because I'm so messed up... :(

fireblitz95
11-15-2011, 06:54 AM
lol, I hope to hear about LBPC6 very soon. :p
(PS. Good luck to all those that entered LBPC5)

OmegaSlayer
11-15-2011, 07:49 AM
lol, I hope to hear about LBPC6 very soon. :p
(PS. Good luck to all those that entered LBPC5)

For the non-twitter users...

Hey Sackpeople, is a Crown a reason enough to go on A Quest For Glory?
More later, soon...definetely today :)

This will be even harder, but our purpose is to try to raise the bar of quality and creativity

konnron
11-15-2011, 06:14 PM
Hi. I made a dark lvl based on Cinderella for LBPC5 (LBP.me http://lbp.me/v/7sdbyx). :gopher:
This is my 1st time to take part in a contest and also might be the last time, because I knew that it is so hard to create a lvl for a contest. I hope you guys enjoy my lvl and have a wonderful your LBP life. (>_<)

Valeview
11-15-2011, 06:30 PM
Konnron, glad you entered! :D

shropshirelass
11-15-2011, 06:31 PM
Thanks for entering! We're really looking forward to playing all the levels.

Sorry, you had a tough time with your entry - this contest did have tricky theme. Hope you change your mind about entering again!


Konnron, you might just have missed the deadline :(

No, it's OK. The deadline is 11.59 pm (GMT) tonight. It's only 7.33 pm at the moment. :)

Valeview
11-15-2011, 06:34 PM
Okey, i'll edit that post...sorry!

Pookachoo
11-15-2011, 11:14 PM
I added some decorations the other day, and it glitched my scoreboard - wouldn't show the sticker I wanted to share. I tired everything I could think of, and ended up with glitchy sackbots (very bad), and no idea what happened. In the end, I loaded my backed up profile, put my prize in a bubble and stuck it to the scoreboard (at least you can see that you're getting a prize) and republished about 10 min before the cutoff. Yikes! That was close.
Good luck to everyone!

OmegaSlayer
11-16-2011, 05:20 AM
Thanks all who entered. :)
Shame to those who didn't :p
And...Best of luck! ^__^
p___q

Rogar
11-16-2011, 09:08 AM
Shame to those who didn't :p

We're sorry, Mr. OmegaSlayer! :frightened:

Aya042
11-16-2011, 03:27 PM
This contest is now closed. Please post any followups in this thread (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?65247-LBPC-Contest-5-List-of-Entries). Thanks! :)

Locked.