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comphermc
03-11-2012, 07:05 PM
Hey guys, I'm back! Well, sort of.

I have a new level that's just been published for your gadding pleasure. As you can see, it's called "The Button" and the premise is very simple. Use L1 to press the button, which will toggle the state of all orange and blue elements of the level. The gameplay is fast and fun, being somewhat inspired by Tower of Whoop. If you're looking for a challenge, the entire race portion of the level can be completed with one long, grueling combo. I've only done it once, so best of luck to you all!

It's best played alone, as it's near impossible to identify who is in control of the button.

Thanks! :D

http://ie.lbp.me/img/ft/a5ef2d43946f69acc3d2ad12e13f2589c618ec3f.jpg

http://i9.lbp.me/img/ft/bf989e80c5c5be96233a391a2d9a30bc1b1b6e6d.jpg

http://ia.lbp.me/img/ft/96a9dbc84eb670b27fe3bc29cb83ed7435f2d179.jpg

http://i5.lbp.me/img/ft/5853ba151add1c6f18f57d22fa56ac58598c8164.jpg
http://lbp.me/v/esyyed

Mysteltain
03-11-2012, 09:55 PM
Welcome "sort of" back! Got this puppy all queued up and ready to go!

comphermc
03-11-2012, 10:16 PM
Welcome "sort of" back! Got this puppy all queued up and ready to go!

Thanks! It feels nice to be publishing levels again. Hope you have fun!

Lord-Dreamerz
03-11-2012, 10:20 PM
hmm. i'll play it next time i'm on~ BTW, I really loved your Limbo type level. i hope to see a cool platformer made like that by you again someday. :) *mew

Aya042
03-11-2012, 11:27 PM
Well, my faves are still your Portal/Limbo 'rip-off' levels, but this was certainly much more palatable than Roller INC 2. :grr:

A few slightly tricky sections, but no unfair deaths. A couple of the camzones were a little tight, but the section with the grappling hook was particularly good. Oddly, there was something about the timing of the button-presses that reminded me a little of jackofcourse's Shoot! Jump! Die? (http://lbp.me/v/rsxjjq), but I'm not sure why.

I think you could've gotten some interesting gameplay if you'd mixed in some of the other powerups, but I guess you figured that wouldn't fit in with the idea of being able to complete it in one long combo.

comphermc
03-11-2012, 11:36 PM
I think you could've gotten some interesting gameplay if you'd mixed in some of the other powerups, but I guess you figured that wouldn't fit in with the idea of being able to complete it in one long combo.

Correct. There was a lot more planned for this level, but the whole combo-centric style limited what actually went in.

If you could remember which camera zones were irksome, I could address them. After playing it over and over again, I don't really need the cameras to be perfect, so it becomes hard to see where they aren't quite right.

Cheers, though! I didn't know you were still playing levels. :p

Aya042
03-12-2012, 12:15 AM
I didn't know you were still playing levels.

I don't... usually. I just happened to have LBP2 on so I could upload a pic I used in another post (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?68611-Help-with-sword-emitting&p=987018#post987018) at the same time that you posted this thread. Plus you were online, so it only took two button presses to get to your planet - any more and you'd be out of luck. :p



If you could remember which camera zones were irksome, I could address them.

Unfortunately I shut down LBP just before you replied, so now it'd take at least four button presses to get back to your planet, which is way too much effort. ;)

Still, IIRC, there were a couple of sections involving bounce pads which throw you up a very long distance, and when you're at the bottom, the bottom of the camzone is a little too high, such that it almost crops off your feet. TBH, it didn't interfere with the gameplay - it was just a minor aesthetic thing.



There was a lot more planned for this level, but the whole combo-centric style limited what actually went in.

Thought so. I guess you wouldn't want to ruin the pacing during the race section, but I figured you coulda squeezed something in at the start, maybe to spice up the rather dull task of having to backtrack after getting the 'button'. IIRC, the race section doesn't begin until after you finish backtracking.

The other option I was just about to suggest was to reduce the amount of time it takes to get to the race section, but I'm now wondering if that's the purpose of the sticker switch.

biorogue
03-12-2012, 05:18 AM
I played it a bit ago and loved it. Loved the architecture of the level and details are superb as always. The main gameplay mechanic is simple yet complex at the same time. Use L1 to turn things on/off. Simple. Use L1 to move platforms in/out as you're in mid air. Complex. Awesome! Great fun level that is a blast to play. I am not seeing how people are getting those insane scores. I barely squeaked out 100k. I'll keep going back again and again and again....very addictive.

Ali_Star
03-12-2012, 08:15 AM
Got a bit frantic towards the end! I was racing towards the finish line with very little time to spare. Great fun. :D

Mr_Fusion
03-12-2012, 09:33 AM
Sweet... I thought I should link the the very first thing that crossed my mind

The History Eraser Button (http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/9056658)

Mysteltain
03-12-2012, 09:31 PM
As always, there's a sort of simplistic-elegance to your levels. Like biorogue said, you're really good at taking simple concepts and giving them this really amazing twist. You definitely had some really clever on/off sections with the platforms, and the bounce pad and grappling hook sections were equally nice. But man, keeping those combos going is pretty tricky! I don't think my multiplier got higher than ten or so before I made some careless mistake and lost a chunk of my score. So, great level man! If I can unglue myself from SSX long enough to put LBP2 in, I'll keep trying for that high score. It can't be THAT hard, pressing L1 to not get spiked, right?

Valeview
03-12-2012, 11:09 PM
Loved it!
Played it about 20+ times....
Currently placed 11th :3

Ali_Star
03-13-2012, 01:47 PM
Loved it!
Played it about 20+ times....
Currently placed 11th :3

Your mate Breezy is at no. 8 though. You can't allow him to beat you.... can you? :p

comphermc
03-13-2012, 01:49 PM
Your mate Breezy is at no. 8 though. You can't allow him to beat you.... can you? :p

I'm so glad comments like this are happening. I love how people are flocking to one-up one another; I couldn't have hoped for anything more when I built it.

Thanks! :D

Valeview
03-13-2012, 02:18 PM
Well, an improvement of 900th to 11th is still good :L
Must...Play...Again...(& again)

Wheelgun
03-13-2012, 05:38 PM
Cool level, i really enjoyed it! :D

comphermc
03-13-2012, 08:04 PM
Cool level, i really enjoyed it! :D

Thanks, buddy. I'm glad! :)

Shade_seeker
03-13-2012, 08:39 PM
Hey Comphermc :)
Well well well, a level on the cool pages that is ACTUALLY cool!
There aren't many levels that I play that impress me as much as this one did! I can't remember the last time I played a level and thought ' Now THIS needs to be MM picked' well, I can....it was about two minutes ago when I played yours!
Ultra smooth game play, great pace, fantastic looking, and such simple yet clever platforming, I don't know what else to say really.. Totally stunned for words! You have actually put a smile on my face just playing that, so SO nice to see such a clever well thought out level (sounds like I am seriously kissing *** doesn't it?) I just think praise where praise is due, and you is due one hell of a lot :) Good luck with getting MM picked dude!

(Side note, would love to know what you think of my 'pirates of the carob bean' level :) ((yeah yeah I KNOW this isn't a F4F thread before you ask)

All the best mate...looking forward to playing some more of your levels now.

Shade_seeker

JustinArt
03-14-2012, 02:54 AM
Great platforming level. The L1 button usage, which players can use to change layers of some platform, raise and lower the platforms, and turn on and off the grabbable obstacles and attract-o-gel, is excellent. And the level has neatly polished visuals. The score bubble combos are well-put, too. Another creative level with great gameplay and visuals.
VISUALS: 5/5
SOUND:5/5
GAMEPLAY: 5/5
OVERALL: A yay, heart and positive feedback

BrosefJenkins
03-15-2012, 01:15 PM
Another great level by Comph! Great job as usual! I played with a couple friends, and man, I wanted to smack them when they were controlling the platform below me. :p BROSEF APPROVED! :D

comphermc
03-15-2012, 08:04 PM
I played with a couple friends, and man, I wanted to smack them when they were controlling the platform below me. :p

You were warned! :boo:

Nah, but seriously, I'm glad you were able to enjoy it even with some friends in tow. I seriously considered forcing players into a sackbot (and thus cutting the grapple-hook section). I don't think people generally appreciate that too much, though.

ConverseFox
03-15-2012, 09:19 PM
Excellent level! That's a definite YAY and Heart from me! :D

goranilic
03-16-2012, 09:41 AM
Extremely addictive level. I'll sue comphermc due to constant thinking about his level, even at work. Yesterday I tried L1 on my boss, but it doesn't work. I will sue him for that too. :p

GribbleGrunger
03-16-2012, 11:23 AM
queued!!

a word i'm looking forward to using when you finally post a level up in the Vita section

GG-76-
03-19-2012, 11:14 PM
This is a great scoring level, very addictive, we need more level like this one !

I have make a great combo one time and I'm 2nd :p

Thank you, I really enjoyed it :)

comeroiroc
03-21-2012, 07:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YaiXbP_LJk&feature=youtu.be

comphermc
03-21-2012, 08:15 PM
[video]

I am unable to watch that video due to a copyright issue. The still doesn't look like my level at all, so I'm confused... what is it!?

Mr_Fusion
03-21-2012, 09:16 PM
I am unable to watch that video due to a copyright issue. The still doesn't look like my level at all, so I'm confused... what is it!?

Yah it's a video review. The screen grab is the reviewers sitting at a desk talking about your level. They then load into the level and Play 2P... they die a lot.

It then goes back to the desk and they talk about the level saying that it was VERY 2P unfriendly but they still found it fun knowing that it was only meant to be 1P. This is intercut with level footage of them taking turns trying to get past the puzzles. (and dying a lot, but laughing about it)

THe EGG
03-22-2012, 02:50 PM
Looks sweet - queued!

comeroiroc
03-22-2012, 09:21 PM
Sorry about that... Here I revamped the audio, so hopefully their won't be issues:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9rKd6C6kEw&feature=youtu.be

Crysiscris
03-22-2012, 10:45 PM
Fire_Shield71 Hearted a level <3 . Rated it :D . Played it 65 times. Scored 317,063.
Totally loved "The Button"Is now my fourth favorite level :)
This really deserves MM Pick

CompasKnight
03-28-2012, 12:45 PM
played this level last night and it is a whole big heap of fun.
very nice design, not too hard, not too easy. I think you got the balance just right on this

(___NEO___)
04-25-2012, 08:26 PM
Hi comphermc!

First of all: what's wrong with this forum? I mean, I've been away for a year or so, but it's hard to see, that only a few people comment this thread - two years ago this level would get 5 to 6 sites of posts. Seems that times have changed since LBP2... I really miss the good old times when this forum was so active and busy *sniff* and a level on the MM picks that only gets 12k play within a week or so: come on... on lbp1 it would get 20k to 30k plays... what a pity....

So, back to work: This level is marvellous!!! Original idea and a great concept and nice obstacles for a race-themed level. Once you're in, you don't want to leave. Even that the highscores (1million - ouch - ^^) is more frustrating than some sort of a motivation haha... great work of these players - just out of this world. But hey: haha... why didn't you call the level "Jump Button" :-D I think that jumpbutton would've highly recommend that as well :-D haha...

I love to see, that you deliver every time when you release a new level - always fresh gameplay, great concepts and great visuals and the best: pure fun to play. And: the best of the best: you always give player a good time - and that's what makes your levels so special. That's what LBP is all about. Thank you very much for sharing your creations comphermc. You're a pure entertainer!

Wonderful work comphermc. Can't wait to see what's coming next out of your mind-factory.

Treppemanss
04-26-2012, 12:52 AM
Great level. Simple yet different. Not totally different than Polarized but definitely unique. Great use of logic switches as a visual element. Most importantly the gameplay is super fun.