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biorogue
05-06-2012, 10:59 PM
Aloha Sacks and Libits!
Do you remember us?
We're your kind and friendly neighbourhood Contest Crew, right back from Hawaii Island after a vacation to give space to the other friendly forums.
The vastness of the Ocean gave us a wonderful idea for our next contest!
Are you ready to dive into it?

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9959/lbpc8.jpg

O_O
An underwater level...?
Is that even a contest?
YAY!!!
You know we like sick twists.
What we want this time is something that we haven't seen yet.
Unrelentingly FAST underwater action.
A completely underwater level with a fast, really fast, insanely fast pace.
Fast like...nothing we've seen yet on LBP.
Fast like...some "early" winner of LBPC
Let our sackboy swim soooo fast through it.

Plunge us into watery depths for an amazing experience!

Building requirements

RULE CHANGE: You will be allowed to use a non-seat, nearest player controllinator in your level if you so choose. For example: While swimming with your sackboy, maybe you have it set so that L1 (or any button you wish) operates some sort of contraption that propels you, or pushes, pulls, drags, dropkicks, headbutts, spins or shoots you through a portion of your level.

• Create a level experience of your choice, with intense fast gameplay, completely underwater
• You can OPTIONALLY use a scuba-diver power-up ;)
• The level must include gameplay so no movie levels, please! It can contain quick cutscenes that don't slow down the overall pace.
• The overall length must be between 4 and 7 minutes, we want our reflexes to be put to the test but not sore hands :p

How to enter

• Build a level before the deadline that fits the contest description and building requirements.
• Include the text “(LBPC8)” in the title of the level. Don’t forget to add things like a nice looking badge, some tags, and a concise level description.
• Publish your levels before 11:59PM GMT on 17th June 2012.
• Post LBP.me links to your levels in this thread, so we’re sure not to miss them!
• After the deadline, the judges will grab their flippers and select the best levels based on the scoring criteria below. The creator of the best level will be pinned/crowned a winner!

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?
• 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. Duplicate entries will result in disqualification.
• The contest officially begins on 7th May 2012 at 12:00am GMT. Previously published entries will not be accepted.
• Levels must be published before the deadline with “(LBPC8)” in their 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 FAQ 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!

OriginalCreator
05-06-2012, 11:08 PM
Thats a very weird mixture... I love it!!

grayspence
05-06-2012, 11:11 PM
Oh man... This one will be fun to see :) I'm not sure I'm creative enough to enter this one xD

Tynamite
05-06-2012, 11:21 PM
Very cool! Can't wait to see the results :)

L1GhTmArE
05-06-2012, 11:22 PM
So looking at the building requirements...we don't have to use sackboy or be swimming at all, as long as its underwater..am I right?

Contest sounds interesting already!

biorogue
05-06-2012, 11:36 PM
So looking at the building requirements...we don't have to use sackboy or be swimming at all, as long as its underwater..am I right?
Contest sounds interesting already!

but how would..? Oh..now I see. Yes, MUST play AS sackboy. No invisible controllinators controlling a ball, or block or some other sophistimicated thingamabobber.

Nazar_Ops
05-06-2012, 11:40 PM
Great! Finally something interessing contest. Will join this one for sure :)

L1GhTmArE
05-06-2012, 11:40 PM
Sounds great! Can't wait to see whats made for this contest!

So no controllinators at all? or the player just cant be in a seat? Just making sure everything is cleared up ;)

biorogue
05-06-2012, 11:46 PM
Sounds great! Can't wait to see whats made for this contest!

So no controllinators at all? or the player just cant be in a seat? Just making sure everything is cleared up ;)

you're killin' me dude :p I'll go confer with the crew and get back to ya.

psyntens
05-07-2012, 12:16 AM
omg!! this contes sounds very cool, and good luck to everyone... is time to create the new LBPC yaaaaaay!!!!

DreJ1212
05-07-2012, 12:31 AM
This is probably one of the toughest criteria for a challenge I have ever seen....



Count me in.

ForgottenEnigma
05-07-2012, 12:36 AM
The creator of the best level will be pinned/crowned winners!

You guys and gals mights want to address this now. You've used a singular and plural term again and looking at the last few threads it always leads to a barrage of "group creation" questions.

saying that, I'd assume you only have a single prize right?

Also... I have a cunning plan

L1GhTmArE
05-07-2012, 12:41 AM
This is probably one of the toughest criteria for a challenge I have ever seen....



Count me in.

Thats what I love about it :D

L-I-M-I
05-07-2012, 12:46 AM
Underwater + speed = WTH who conjured up this madness of an idea? Wow cant wait to see what people make.

Tulioakar96
05-07-2012, 12:49 AM
Hmmm... It's sounds interesting :P
I'm in.

Lord-Dreamerz
05-07-2012, 01:14 AM
Hmm Underwater and Speedy? why am i reminded of the water zones from Sonic the hedgehog? oh that's right because i'm a crazy Sonic fan and Sonic is always the first thing to pop in to my mind. :P Hmm... i may try to enter this if i can think of a cool and easy idea for a level... as i'm already busy on 4 other levels and don't wanna lose focus on them. so only maybe. :0 *mew

Now if you excuse me I gotta go talk to my friend Dr. Eggman Robotnik for a level idea. :P

DreJ1212
05-07-2012, 01:18 AM
Hmm Underwater and Speedy? why am i reminded of the water zones from Sonic the hedgehog? oh that's right because i'm a crazy Sonic fan and Sonic is always the first thing to pop in to my mind. :P Hmm... i may try to enter this if i can think of a cool and easy idea for a level... as i'm already busy on 4 other levels and don't wanna lose focus on them. so only maybe. :0 *mew

Now if you excuse me I gotta go talk to my friend Dr. Eggman Robotnik for a level idea. :P

Its a shame we cant use sackbots for this level. I already have a Sonic style sackbot with underwater platforming that would have been perfect if that were the case.

Lord-Dreamerz
05-07-2012, 01:48 AM
Its a shame we cant use sackbots for this level. I already have a Sonic style sackbot with underwater platforming that would have been perfect if that were the case.

well sackbots can't really swim anyways? i'll most likely just gonna make another Dareti level. AKA my own series i work on. but hey you can always add sackbots in the level as NPC and other stuff. no real need to control a sackbot for this theme IMO.

*mew



• The level may contain a level link, but the overall length must be between 4 and 7 minutes, we want our reflexes to be put to the test but not sore hands :p


• You can only enter one level. Duplicate entries will result in disqualification.


Wait... What?? o_O

Tynamite
05-07-2012, 01:59 AM
Can't wait for the results!

biorogue
05-07-2012, 03:09 AM
http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by biorogue http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1002073#post1002073)• The level may contain a level link, but the overall length must be between 4 and 7 minutes, we want our reflexes to be put to the test but not sore hands :p

• You can only enter one level. Duplicate entries will result in disqualification.



Wait... What?? o_O

nice catch Fumetsusozo! That is a bit confusing. My proofreading skills may need a little attention. Thanks.

calyst_aayla
05-07-2012, 03:56 AM
Can you post the level on another account and still enter? I'm running out of space on my planet, but I have another account that I publish on too. Can I use that account for my entry?

dermZ96
05-07-2012, 04:06 AM
A fast paced, underwater level?! *mind offically blown* I'm agreeing with everyone from before. This is going to be very...interesting! I would like to see what people come up with. If it's one thing LBPC group is good at, its coming up with crazy ideas whilst on holiday :)

RIght, so, Is there someway to fake that you're underwater? or do you have to be completely submerged in water? Good luck everybody...:D

SnakeOwl
05-07-2012, 06:04 AM
I think it is a good theme.
Although I do not know to participate

elliotnester
05-07-2012, 06:31 AM
So you can't be like in a submarine in the level or something? It has to be strictly just your sackboy with an optional scuba power up?

WEHOUT
05-07-2012, 08:18 AM
not sure i'll be entering this one not up too my skills making too many levels at the moment so too busy! AHH!!

Night Angel
05-07-2012, 08:51 AM
Early exams, big breaks, graduation coming up...summer...I want pin nao.

brucethejam
05-07-2012, 09:28 AM
Holy submerged submarines :) Crazy brief guys, prepare to die a lot lol. Now, where'd I put that snorkel?

PGdafrog
05-07-2012, 01:40 PM
Gah! The Contest Crew finally release LBPC8 and I need to be revising for my GCSEs. Why is the world so cruel? :(

biorogue
05-07-2012, 01:44 PM
Can you post the level on another account and still enter? I'm running out of space on my planet, but I have another account that I publish on too. Can I use that account for my entry?

I don't see a problem with that, as long as we know who you are. :)


RIght, so, Is there someway to fake that you're underwater? or do you have to be completely submerged in water? Good luck everybody...:D

Completely submerged. No blue glass in front of the level to give the "appearance" of being under water. We want our clothes dripping wet.


So you can't be like in a submarine in the level or something? It has to be strictly just your sackboy with an optional scuba power up?

Bingo! Yes, you are correct sir.

tjaldex225
05-07-2012, 04:24 PM
yay your back i'd miss yar=p this one looks great thanks "contest crew" i hope you had a good vacation and that hawaii was nice;p
also i know daves plan and oh its very cunning lol^^

Lbphart3
05-07-2012, 05:38 PM
Fast pace game play :/ I thought it would be a race,And its under water.I know what i could make.But I'm not sure if it will be fast paced lol.

Can it start out on land and then end up in water and at the end,Be back on land ?

P-I-M-P-I
05-07-2012, 06:09 PM
Ohhh, I'm so entering this. I always wanted to do a watery level. Yay :love:

RtooDee2
05-07-2012, 06:46 PM
I will enter this, if i can finish my new level within a week or so...and hopefully my head doesn't explode with "Make things go fast underwater" logic!

I just know that this will give me nightmares.

shropshirelass
05-07-2012, 06:52 PM
Can it start out on land and then end up in water and at the end,Be back on land ?

Sorry, but it has to be completely underwater so no land at all even at the start and end. :)

nysudyrgh
05-07-2012, 08:11 PM
I might actually enter this. Not that I'll win or something, but I can always try right? :3

ForgottenEnigma
05-07-2012, 08:15 PM
I might actually enter this. Not that I'll win or something, but I can always try right? :3

Well your guaranteed not to win if you don't enter XD... anyway, winning shouldn't be the primary concern, it may be a cliche but taking part really is more satisfying.

nysudyrgh
05-07-2012, 08:40 PM
Well your guaranteed not to win if you don't enter XD... anyway, winning shouldn't be the primary concern, it may be a cliche but taking part really is more satisfying.

I know, but I'm the play-to-win kind of person. I easily give up when chances are against me though. >_>
Anywaiz, I'll do my best to give the Contest Crew some fast-paced underwatery goodness, Nys-style! (Now temporary on ps3.)
Good luck to the rest too! :3 (Aww, no Jetpacks underwater. :()

biorogue
05-07-2012, 09:09 PM
There has been an update to the building requirements/rules. Please take a gander at the OP. Or I could just quote it here:


RULE CHANGE: You will be allowed to use a non-seat, nearest player controllinator in your level if you so choose. For example: While swimming with your sackboy, maybe you have it set so that L1 (or any button you wish) operates some sort of contraption that propels you, or pushes, pulls, drags, dropkicks, headbutts, spins or shoots you through a portion of your level.

burton18000
05-07-2012, 10:19 PM
count me in :) also can you be a contraption or does it have to be your sack boy/girl?

biorogue
05-07-2012, 10:40 PM
nope, YOU cannot be a contraption. You have to be yourself, sackboy.

megaextremist
05-07-2012, 10:45 PM
hmm... this'll be tricky...

stryder12
05-07-2012, 11:35 PM
Sackboy's speed no longer hindered by water 0.0 I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with and perhaps... if I'm feeling up to it I'll give it a shot ^.^

Another great one Contest Crew and good luck to everyone entering!

burton18000
05-08-2012, 12:15 AM
nope, YOU cannot be a contraption. You have to be yourself, sackboy.

Thats fine i already started with my friend xslevenx. We didnt use contraptions just in case this would happen. I think you all will love my entry when it is complete

Lord-Dreamerz
05-08-2012, 12:53 AM
There has been an update to the building requirements/rules. Please take a gander at the OP. Or I could just quote it here:

Hm. surprised to see that change. oh well it's not that bad of 1. i do like how we are limited to only playing with Sackpeople. limits can keep things fun and give you more focus on what your suppose to try to create. *mew

eustoma
05-08-2012, 05:04 AM
Sounds fun!
Can I post a Japanese translation here to encourage LiBits? :D


このスレッドの#1の日本語訳です。
参考にしてください。あと間違ってたら教えてください。

サックのみなさんとリビッツのみなさん、アロハ〜。
僕たちのこと覚えてますか?やさしいフレンドリーなご近所さんのコンテストクルーだよ。
ちょっとほかのフォーラムさんたちに時間を譲るためハワイに行って、帰ってきたところです。
でっかい海から新しいコンテストの素敵なアイデアを思いついたんだ。飛び込む用意はいい?

「AQUATIC ACCELERATION」
水中ステージ?そんなのコンテストになるの?
イエイ!僕たちはひねくれたのが好きでしょ。
今回は僕たちが見たことないものをお願いしようと思ってます。
容赦なく速い水中アクション。
完全に水中で、速い、とっても速い、ばかみたいに速いステージ。
LBPで見たことないくらい速く・・・。
LBPCの初期の勝者みたいに速く・・・。
リビッツを超〜速く泳がせて。

驚きの体験へ、僕たちをドブンと突き落としてください!

作成条件
ルールが変更されました:コントロールギアは、プレイヤーが乗り込まず、近くのプレイヤーがコントロールす るものならば使用可。例:リビッツが泳ぎながらL1(またはあなたが設定する好きなボタン)を押すと仕掛け のようなものが動いて、リビッツを進めたり、押したり、引いたり、引きずったり、ドロップキックしたりヘッ ドバットしたり回転させたり吹っ飛ばしたりするようにする。
・猛烈なスピードのゲームプレイがあって、かつ完全に水中のステージを作ってください。
・スキューバギアを使うかどうかは任意です。
・ゲームプレイが含まれていること。すなわち、ムービーステージは不可です。全体のペースを損なわなければ 、短いカットシーンが含まれていてもかまいません。
・全体の長さは4分から7分の間にしてください。反射神経を試されたいけれど、手が痛くなるのは嫌なのです 。


参加方法
・締め切りまでに、コンテスト説明と作成条件を満たすステージを作成してください。
・ステージのタイトルに「(LBPC8)」を入れてください。かっこいいバッジ、タグ、簡潔なステージ説明 なんかも忘れないでね。
・2012年6月17日世界標準時(GMT)午後11時59分までにステージをアップロードし てください。
・僕たちがステージを見逃さないように、このスレッドにLBP.meのリンクを投稿してくださ い。
・締め切り後、審査員たちは足ヒレを握りしめ、下記の基準に従ってステージを選出します。最も優れたステー ジのクリエイターには、優勝者としてピン/王冠が贈られます!

審査基準
ステージの審査は次の基準に従って行います。
・ゲームプレイ ー 楽しい要素、バランスのとれた難易度、バグや不具合のないことなどを採点 します。
・オリジナリティ ー どれだけ革新的か、素材を生かしながらいかに上手く使ってユニークなものを作ってい るか。
・ビジュアル ー ステージの見た目に関することです。ディテールや照明、特殊効果は好きですが、グラフィ ックのせいでラグが起きるのは勘弁です。
・オーディオ ー サウンドエフェクトや音楽は、ステージを魅力的で夢中になる体験へと変身させてくれます 。

ルールと規則
・当コンテストは全年齢、全地域が対象です。つまり誰でも参加できます。
・参加作品はリトルビッグプラネット2でプレイ可能でなければいけません。
・応募できるステージは一つだけです。複製しての応募は失格になります。
・コンテストは2012年5月7日午前12時GMTに公式スタートとなります。それ以前にアップロードされ たステージは応募できません。
・ステージは締め切りより前に、タイトルに「(LBPC8)」を入れてアップロードしてください。締め切り 後は再アップロードをしないでください。締め切り後に再アップロードされたステージは失格となります。例外 として、ステージタイトル、ステージ説明、バッジ、およびプレイ不能になる深刻なバグに関する簡易な修正は 、コンテストクルーの事前の同意により、認められる場合があります。編集許可が必要な場合、このスレッドに 投稿し、私にPMを送ってください。
・ステージは自分で作成したものでなければなりません。身の回りや他のステージからインスピレーションを得 ることは自由ですが、他人の作品の丸コピーはだめです。クールじゃないよ。
・最後になりましたが、楽しんで、フェアプレイで、他のクリエイターを尊重してください。

ミニFAQ
Q:前にアップロードしたステージを応募できますか?
A:いいえ。
Q:前に作ったけどアップロードしてなかったステージを応募できますか?
A:はい。
Q:アップロードした後は再アップロードできますか?
A:締め切り前は何度でも再アップロードできます。締め切り後はできません。
Q:審査はいつ始まりますか?
A:審査員は締め切り前にもステージを見ることがありますが、正式な審査は締め切り後に始まります 。
Q:結果はいつ発表されますか?
A:正確にはお答えできませんが、審査が始まってから1か月後ぐらいです。

みなさん、がんばってください!

Shanky
05-08-2012, 05:24 AM
Count me in! One question, though. Can you be in the air for a few seconds and then go back into water? And can there be a cut scene at the beginning of the level? (wasn't that two questions? (<- make that 3 questions))

biorogue
05-08-2012, 01:14 PM
Count me in! One question, though. Can you be in the air for a few seconds and then go back into water? And can there be a cut scene at the beginning of the level? (wasn't that two questions? (<- make that 3 questions))

Hmm, most interesting. Breaching the surface of the water and then plunging back in? I'll bring this to the table for discussion. Excellent question!


• The level must include gameplay so no movie levels, please! It can contain quick cutscenes that don't slow down the overall pace.

TASK-FORCE-KSA
05-08-2012, 02:08 PM
i'm joining the contest!

brucethejam
05-08-2012, 02:42 PM
You guys are gonna have to have the reactions of a ninja cat lol. Poor sackboy is gettin propelled every where :p. Are we allowed to publish as soon as we've finished?

ForgottenEnigma
05-08-2012, 02:45 PM
You guys are gonna have to have the reactions of a ninja cat lol. Poor sackboy is gettin propelled every where :p. Are we allowed to publish as soon as we've finished?

Why wouldn't you be able to? Just bear in mind that others get more time to get used to and combat your ideas.

biorogue
05-08-2012, 03:09 PM
dang bruce, I know you create fast bud but c'mon. :p
It's up to you man. whenever you finish your entry, you're more than welcome to post it in this thread. Myself? I would wait to more towards the end. Just me though. Would hate to show my hand, only to be holding a pair while the other guy has a full house. ;)




One question, though. Can you be in the air for a few seconds and then go back into water?

We think that this is a cool idea and will allow sackboy to breach the surface of the water MOMENTARILY. Not coming out of the water and landing on a platform or surface of any kind. Bouncing, flying, or thrust from the water for a couple of seconds then plunging back into the depths is perfectly acceptable to us. :p

brucethejam
05-08-2012, 03:29 PM
Yeah you're right m8 :) I'll hold onto it for a while, I'm about 40% in (I'm not that fast lol). Not worked with water for ages, it's a good learning experience and a deceivingly difficult brief to boot! Can't wait to see what all the other competitors come up with :)

OriginalCreator
05-08-2012, 06:03 PM
having a lot of fun creating my level, thanks guys so much for making such a cool contest!

papanurgle123
05-08-2012, 06:41 PM
Hmmmm, may give this a try.

butter-kicker
05-08-2012, 07:24 PM
im in its time for me to pick it up a notch

(casually walks towards PS3 and lazily turns it on :p)

papanurgle123
05-08-2012, 10:18 PM
Made a start on some concept art, have a look: http://lbp.me/p/qnzwfhp

Night Angel
05-08-2012, 10:26 PM
nope, YOU cannot be a contraption. You have to be yourself, sackboy.

A challenge indeed....Hmmmm....

biorogue
05-08-2012, 10:35 PM
Made a start on some concept art, have a look: http://lbp.me/p/qnzwfhp

that looks great!

Night Angel
05-08-2012, 10:47 PM
Would it be detrimental to our level if we first open up with a short cutscene before the speedy gameplay actually starts?

shropshirelass
05-08-2012, 11:14 PM
Would it be detrimental to our level if we first open up with a short cutscene before the speedy gameplay actually starts?

That would be fine. The rules allow cutscenes.


• The level must include gameplay so no movie levels, please! It can contain quick cutscenes that don't slow down the overall pace.

pj15
05-09-2012, 01:03 AM
hiyo, this is a great contest idea. water has been lacking in the lbp community.Now if only i can think of a way to move the sackboy fast..but how fast are we talking? hmmmmm i wish i could enter and finish one in time. i dont have the speed of brucelightning. haha

goodluck to everyone.

Night Angel
05-09-2012, 02:13 AM
Creating this level seemed much easier in my head...

There are some pretty easy ways to get through water fast, but the only hard part is coming up with creative ways to do so. It's like reverting back to old LBP1 tricks and advancing on those old tricks in creative ways. Hopefully I can come up with something soon, though...

KlawwTheClown
05-09-2012, 02:44 AM
I started farting around with ideas but I don't know if I'll for sure enter this or not. Probably not. I dunno.

I haven't found any ways of making gameplay fast paced without constantly grabbing stuff or using bouncepads. Although I have found that setting the gravity higher (to 400%) makes you float upwards quite a bit faster. I dunno.

I also just generally dislike creating with water. It's soo ugly! :p

I always abandon levels if I can't make anything half-pretty out of 'em. :(

Night Angel
05-09-2012, 03:09 AM
I haven't found any ways of making gameplay fast paced without constantly grabbing stuff or using bouncepads.

That's exactly how I'm thinking. I mean, I guess you could get knocked around by stuff,too, but I still don't see a way to make it really original. It's almost like the level has to "play itself" to retain the sense of speed. From doing so, there's not a really good sense of gameplay.

biorogue
05-09-2012, 04:59 AM
Creating this level seemed much easier in my head...

There are some pretty easy ways to get through water fast, but the only hard part is coming up with creative ways to do so. It's like reverting back to old LBP1 tricks and advancing on those old tricks in creative ways. Hopefully I can come up with something soon, though...


I started farting around with ideas but I don't know if I'll for sure enter this or not. Probably not. I dunno.

I haven't found any ways of making gameplay fast paced without constantly grabbing stuff or using bouncepads. Although I have found that setting the gravity higher (to 400%) makes you float upwards quite a bit faster. I dunno.

I also just generally dislike creating with water. It's soo ugly! :p

I always abandon levels if I can't make anything half-pretty out of 'em. :(


That's exactly how I'm thinking. I mean, I guess you could get knocked around by stuff,too, but I still don't see a way to make it really original. It's almost like the level has to "play itself" to retain the sense of speed. From doing so, there's not a really good sense of gameplay.

aww come on guys. I have faith in you. You can do it!

Night Angel
05-09-2012, 05:21 AM
aww come on guys. I have faith in you. You can do it!

Maybe something will be fabricated from this madness :p

Shanky
05-09-2012, 06:59 AM
Thanks for answering my questions! I'm having to rethink my gameplay a bit as Attract-o-gel doesn't work under water :moody:

KlawwTheClown
05-09-2012, 01:06 PM
I actually had a few cool ideas for a visual style last night. One that would actually look nice, if I do it well enough. That should motivate me a bit.

I just gotta delete my old beginning because... It was horrid. :D

I also have a rough idea for what I wanna do for gameplay, but I'm still not sure if I'll enter this contest.

I create slowly and I tend to never finish levels. Plus I already have a crown, so I'd only be competing for the pin. (It is a nice looking pin though...) ;)

Rogar
05-09-2012, 02:54 PM
But the LBPC pin is the best one! :)

Nazar_Ops
05-09-2012, 03:07 PM
I have a question. Can you make it like this for example: in certain place there will be like switching over to fill up the water. But it will stay for few seconds, then the water is removed. Then after some seconds it appear again. And so on and so on.. Is that allowed?

Sry for my english. I hope you get my idea.

ForgottenEnigma
05-09-2012, 03:20 PM
I have a question. Can you make it like this for example: in certain place there will be like switching over to fill up the water. But it will stay for few seconds, then the water is removed. Then after some seconds it appear again. And so on and so on.. Is that allowed?

Sry for my english. I hope you get my idea.

Rules being "completely underwater"

biorogue
05-09-2012, 03:28 PM
I have a question. Can you make it like this for example: in certain place there will be like switching over to fill up the water. But it will stay for few seconds, then the water is removed. Then after some seconds it appear again. And so on and so on.. Is that allowed?

Sry for my english. I hope you get my idea.

nope. as David noted, Must be completely underwater. We did make the change to allow sackboy to BRIEFLY come above the water and then back in, but to remove the water will not be allowed.

Night Angel
05-09-2012, 03:32 PM
I think I may have found an idea to make sackboy move faster without the assistance of external factors. Hopefully, if I can get some logic help, this will make it so everything is not so repetitive :p

fireblitz95
05-09-2012, 05:19 PM
This contest looks fun, I may be able to enter. :p

nysudyrgh
05-09-2012, 05:40 PM
This contest looks fun, I may be able to enter. :p

But you're a FIREblitz, wouldn't you like, go out when, you touch water?

butter-kicker
05-09-2012, 06:03 PM
But you're a FIREblitz, wouldn't you like, go out when, you touch water?

And award for the cheesiest joke of the year goes to......

nysudyrgh
05-09-2012, 06:18 PM
Yah, I randomly made today into "Lame Pun and Joke Day" this morning, so I'm still full of stupid jokes, as my friends were getting headaches after ten minutes. So you're joining too B-K? Clash of The Titans! :kz:

ForgottenEnigma
05-09-2012, 06:20 PM
Yah, I randomly made today into "Lame Pun and Joke Day" this morning

well... obviously you wern't doing it for the halibut...


(themed lame pun ftw)

Also... I have a 2nd cunning plan... and this one doesn't break... err... bend any rules XD

butter-kicker
05-09-2012, 07:27 PM
Yah, I randomly made today into "Lame Pun and Joke Day" this morning, so I'm still full of stupid jokes, as my friends were getting headaches after ten minutes. So you're joining too B-K? Clash of The Titans! :kz:

http://ameranth.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/knapp01.png



:devious:

moose6293
05-09-2012, 10:16 PM
I'm in hoping rayman and the community boost me up. I have a friend I will thank because he taught me simple design so I will use that. I have a good feeling on how it looks

brucethejam
05-09-2012, 10:37 PM
Does the level really need to last at least 4 mins? Underwater fast paced is super fast paced lol.

vezonfan01
05-09-2012, 11:35 PM
Am gussing it can' t be a surrvial challenge?

Night Angel
05-10-2012, 12:42 AM
Yep...I've given up. Just can't make anything creative that works the way I want it to... (sorry shropshirelass and biorogue) :(

Maybe next contest.

1111dav9
05-10-2012, 02:34 AM
Just out of curiosity... Can we also make our level on LBP1? Or can it only be made on LBP2?

Apple2012
05-10-2012, 04:03 AM
I would stand tall to joining a contest, but since I don't see a point with water, I won't be playing. I'll be back in August.

stryder12
05-10-2012, 04:55 AM
Well I decided to go for this one.. first contest I've entered.. woo! Hopefully I can get it done in time after finals 0.0

Good Luck everyone

Apple2012
05-10-2012, 06:21 AM
I actually change my mind; I will participate, but the level I'm currently working on is not related to this contest. Maybe I can do a treasure hunt themed level.

Shanky
05-10-2012, 10:53 AM
Can we use controlinators for teleporters I.e no visible controlinators or actions while inside. (typed on a laggy Vita)

KrokZombie
05-10-2012, 11:35 AM
I have 2 questions :
1st , Can we put a level link? because my first part overheated really fast, and I would like to continue on a,other level.

And last question, what do you mean by " Fast level " ? It's confusing.

Nazar_Ops
05-10-2012, 02:16 PM
Does it have to be REALLY fast paced? That's impossible, unless if you are doing like "A level that plays itself" underwater. I try to make it fast as i can. So i hope its not super fast.

ForgottenEnigma
05-10-2012, 02:56 PM
Can we use controlinators for teleporters I.e no visible controlinators or actions while inside. (typed on a laggy Vita)

"RULE CHANGE: You will be allowed to use a non-seat, nearest player controllinator in your level if you so choose. For example: While swimming with your sackboy, maybe you have it set so that L1 (or any button you wish) operates some sort of contraption that propels you, or pushes, pulls, drags, dropkicks, headbutts, spins or shoots you through a portion of your level."

so by way of the rules... no...

but I'm not on the contest crew so they have the final say, trust me, if I had insider access to the crew's inner workings you'd have a 100% answer... but they're friendly people... so stayed tuned, I'm sure they'll get back to you soon.


I have 2 questions :
1st , Can we put a level link? because my first part overheated really fast, and I would like to continue on a,other level.

And last question, what do you mean by " Fast level " ? It's confusing.

1. Rules say one level only, so you'll need to emit when needed or use the various thermo cutting methods.
2. They mean sackboy/girl has to move through the level quickly.


Does it have to be REALLY fast paced? That's impossible, unless if you are doing like "A level that plays itself" underwater. I try to make it fast as i can. So i hope its not super fast.

Look at the rule change I reposted above... think about making sackboy/girl grab onto a fish or something and then control that... although theres a million ways to move quickly... piston powered blocks, bounce pads etc Think back to good ol' lbp game play devices.

brucethejam
05-10-2012, 04:50 PM
I think 4 mins is gonna be a stretch tbh guys. My level takes up roughly half the create space and is quite a bit over half thermo and without any deaths takes about 1 minute to get through!

tjaldex225
05-10-2012, 04:54 PM
... think about making sackboy/girl grab onto a fish or something and then control that... or the starfish if your making a werid underwater ninja shooting area=o

PPp_Killer
05-10-2012, 05:24 PM
Fast gameplay underwater? Water levels are mostly known for nothing other than being slow and boring. Momentum is key to a fast enjoyable level, but being in water all that momentum is sucked up straight away, bouncepads don't even work great in water either, they're too inconsistent. Sackboy is just too slow. Sure you can pick up some great speed grabbing heavy materials moving at a fast speed (Lighter ones will just have too much drag) but after sackboy lets go, he will slow down completely in 1 second. You'd basically have to cut out the ability for sackboy to swim completely just to have a fast level which is just plain silly, still totally possible but silly.

ingenieus
05-10-2012, 08:10 PM
yea ill try this but idk i always said that the water pack is slow paced always its a cool thing to swim and then the muppets did that atratogel i always wanted a speed up thing can esasily be done with sackbots but lets see what i can think up sackbots under water is fail so thats out

Wolffy123
05-10-2012, 08:20 PM
Fast gameplay underwater? Water levels are mostly known for nothing other than being slow and boring. Momentum is key to a fast enjoyable level, but being in water all that momentum is sucked up straight away, bouncepads don't even work great in water either, they're too inconsistent. Sackboy is just too slow. Sure you can pick up some great speed grabbing heavy materials moving at a fast speed (Lighter ones will just have too much drag) but after sackboy lets go, he will slow down completely in 1 second. You'd basically have to cut out the ability for sackboy to swim completely just to have a fast level which is just plain silly, still totally possible but silly.

I completely agree with you. I just tested a bouncepad underwater... It stinks. It's set to 4, and even though I got launched a tiny bit farther because of less gravity affect, it still slowed down right away. I tried a spinning wheel set to about 300 Speed, I let go and went a fraction of the distance I would have if I was above water. I just don't think we will be able to make a fast level underwater that works AND is fun AND is fast. Not only these reasons but sackboy floats. When you try and make a fast paced level, you need sackboy to fly around. If sackboy is trying to fly around under water, he slows down in less than a second, then floats up! This is going to be really tough. I don't think you are going to get the outcome you wanted, LBPC Crew. People are going to start giving up because it will be really tough to pull off. I, myself, am sitting out this one. I will help my friends who are trying though. Good luck to everyone entering!

moose6293
05-10-2012, 08:28 PM
Can a race make it seem face paced if no Im back at the drawing board

ForgottenEnigma
05-10-2012, 09:07 PM
Cheer up guys... the prize is a crown... surely a harder contest will make that prize seem more earned? The whole point of these contests is to be original... so how about something like a rocket powered - follower guided - water jetpack? Aqua rocket cheetah? Think of it as a puzzle... all you need is the right solution to get sackboy/girl from A to B.

P-I-M-P-I
05-10-2012, 09:28 PM
Having great fun making it. But it is kinda hard to think for original fast-gameplay ideas tbh, and more harder if it is underwater lol, but hey, I love challenges! :hero:

ForgottenEnigma
05-11-2012, 12:26 AM
Cunning plan #1
by Dave

Step 1

Observe the rule:


Create a level experience of your choice, with intense fast gameplay, completely underwater

Step 2

Realise that "completely underwater" suggests that sackboy should be under the water rather than in it.

Step 3

Lift up the ocean

http://ie.lbp.me/img/ft/95ed8a55a8f9eb3eec4384a32c4222c9fc7dcf80.png

Step 4

Walk along the ocean floor.

Step 5

Continue to build a level built around acceleration... celebrate that there's no water to slow you down while following the "completely underwater" rule.

(Warning: Cunning plan #1 may bend several rules that will lead to disqualification... but then again... it is an original solution so it may not but... most likely will. UPDATE: this will now get you disqualified)

The purpose of this post is to really just prove how open these contests are... just be creative and you'll end up in a good position.

sackboy7789
05-11-2012, 12:51 AM
http://ie.lbp.me/img/ft/95ed8a55a8f9eb3eec4384a32c4222c9fc7dcf80.png

What is this witchcraft?

brucethejam
05-11-2012, 09:37 AM
Lol he's turned the cam so its upside down, nice one m8 :) Seriously though, can the crew drop the 4 minute mark and just leave the 7 min one. If there was no water 4 minutes would be kinda achievable, bear in mind rikiriki's kalieda level takes bout 3.45 to navigate. Water drag is the main issue. It affects trajectory in a very random manner especially when leaving an object for the next one. Basically everything has to move a lot faster and jumpads have to be set quite high to counteract the drag. You wanted fast and to be a test of reflexes too, my level is but it will never reach 4 minutes tbh!

butter-kicker
05-11-2012, 03:47 PM
*Punches wall*

That's how frustarting this is and If it wasn't for that beautifal,BEAUTIFAL crown, I wouldn't be bothering with but I guess I will push on through and then maybe all my hard work will pay off

:) *please to god pay off*

FreddyFerrari
05-11-2012, 05:33 PM
great idea Dav1d0! turn the cam upside down and use attract o gel

biorogue
05-12-2012, 12:51 AM
Seriously though, can the crew drop the 4 minute mark and just leave the 7 min one. If there was no water 4 minutes would be kinda achievable, bear in mind rikiriki's kalieda level takes bout 3.45 to navigate. Water drag is the main issue. It affects trajectory in a very random manner especially when leaving an object for the next one. Basically everything has to move a lot faster and jumpads have to be set quite high to counteract the drag. You wanted fast and to be a test of reflexes too, my level is but it will never reach 4 minutes tbh!

and done! we'll lower the minimum time but not sure to what length yet. TBH, I don't sit there with a stop watch and go "disqualified because it was only 3.18 seconds." If the gameplay is there, you don't really notice.

Shanky
05-12-2012, 02:16 AM
No one from the contest crew has aswered my question yet, so I thought it went un-noticed. Are we allowed to use contollintors for teleporters, just to get you from one version of an obstacles to a more blown up one

Lord-Dreamerz
05-12-2012, 02:24 AM
^ No. Sackperson is not allowed in a DCS for any reason.

biorogue
05-12-2012, 02:34 AM
No one from the contest crew has aswered my question yet, so I thought it went un-noticed. Are we allowed to use contollintors for teleporters, just to get you from one version of an obstacles to a more blown up one

why can't you use the other way? wire up a checkpoint, kill sackboy. this can be effective, And I apologize for the oversight, I completely missed that question. I will bring it up to the rest of the crew for further discussion though as it's just for teleportation purposes.

Lord-Dreamerz
05-12-2012, 02:37 AM
^ TBH i hope you guys stick with the no DCS for any reason rule.

Undarivik
05-12-2012, 02:47 AM
When I'm done with my project that I started at LBPC 6, it'll be LBPC 15. And then I'll enter.

Shanky
05-12-2012, 02:48 AM
I would use the old way except I need the players sackperson to be teleported quickly and I wanted to make my level one life only as fo not break the flow.

Uncuddly
05-12-2012, 04:21 AM
You could approach the problem from the other direction: leave Sackboy where he is and teleport the level on top of him! Delete the first half and emit the second while the player floats unaware in the middle of it all. :D

Shanky
05-12-2012, 06:05 AM
Hmm, good idea. Ill do that if Im denied use of a teleporter. A teleporter is just easier

DeKa1357
05-12-2012, 08:59 AM
Maybe I will make a level for this contest! But I can't translate this right into german! Google doesn't translate all! ;)
So can I use a controllinator?

Rogar
05-12-2012, 11:56 AM
Nein. :)

biorogue
05-12-2012, 02:58 PM
Controllinators will not be allowed except for the reason already stated. Sorry guys. we decided not to deviate from this one.


RULE CHANGE: You will be allowed to use a non-seat, nearest player controllinator in your level if you so choose. For example: While swimming with your sackboy, maybe you have it set so that L1 (or any button you wish) operates some sort of contraption that propels you, or pushes, pulls, drags, dropkicks, headbutts, spins or shoots you through a portion of your level.​

ForgottenEnigma
05-12-2012, 04:29 PM
No one from the contest crew has aswered my question yet, so I thought it went un-noticed. Are we allowed to use contollintors for teleporters, just to get you from one version of an obstacles to a more blown up one

In all fairness, the contest crew are very busy people and sometimes are simply slower to reply. I did give you the same answer (pg 7) and although I'm not an official crew member... my answer is not any less valid... nobody here wants to see you disqualified so we're only going to try our best.

Also... work on cunning plan #2 has begun... but since I'm gonna use this one y'all will just have to wait and see. However one thing I did notice... no judge was against the original plan of lifting up the ocean? =p

UPDATE: Biorogue says we can't defy reality by lifting up the ocean and other such bodies of water =p Probably for the best too XD.

brucethejam
05-12-2012, 05:09 PM
Is plan #2 to have water emit and fall onto sackboy and have it follow? lol

ForgottenEnigma
05-12-2012, 05:10 PM
Is plan #2 to have water emit and fall onto sackboy and have it follow? lol

Maybe... *giggles*

----------------------------------

Cunning plan #3
By Dave

Step 1

Make sackboy/girl wear the fishbowl helmet; from their perspective they are completely underwater.

Step 2

Accelerate by walking forward.

Step 3

Repeat step 2 for 4 - 7 minutes.

(Warning: cunning plan #3 will lead to disqualification)

biorogue
05-12-2012, 05:20 PM
I will Officially say that NO, do not "lift the ocean/water/sea/lake/river/stream/creek/mud puddle/rain drop" and run under it. :p

Lord-Dreamerz
05-12-2012, 05:35 PM
I have entered different enough contests in my life to say this. while it's ok maybe even good at times to think outside the box. just make sure you don't leave the box behind altogether. :P

if you know what a contest wants you to do. in this case they clearly want you to make a level with your sackperson in the water from the global water setting. then that means you should stick to that rule and not try to find a exploit in the words like under water. you know what they really mean. and from what i've seen in life. contests don't like people trying to use exploits. anyways i'm sure no one was being serious here and just joking around. but i am just saying this to make sure anyways. :) *mew

ForgottenEnigma
05-12-2012, 05:37 PM
Yeah it was just joking around... don't worry though... had it covered with little disqualification warnings under the plans XD

For anyone following the thread who is going to enter... ignore any post with "Cunning plan #, by Dave" at the top of it. They were simply an attempt to spark creativity and raise morale (due to difficulty of challenge). If followed they will get you disqualified so please don't, instead follow the rules on pg1 as best you can... if worried, post a question and the contest crew... or the community will try to help you with a serious answer.

JustinArt
05-12-2012, 07:07 PM
After seeing this contest thread, I decided to find some ways to make a sackboy go hi-speed underwater and I actually found some very interesting solutions. Just for that, I actually want to enter this contest, so now I'm working on a new level that's for LBPC8. The other reason is that I haven't been entering a LBP2 contest since the LittleBigPrius one. I like to see how this contest goes when people like me come up with these underwater craziness.

Shanky
05-12-2012, 08:46 PM
Arg, bummer. Oh well Im already halfway through and know what Im going to do for a boss fight so I will just need to work around this

biorogue
05-12-2012, 08:50 PM
freakin' A man, the more the merrier. :p

Knock Knock
05-12-2012, 10:21 PM
Fast gameplay underwater? Sounds challenging. If I do attempt this I might be stuck on the first 10 seconds of create mode.

ingenieus
05-12-2012, 11:03 PM
i just hd an insane idea im so in this one if it works sackboy should be at the same speed as he is when he is not in water but i also had this idea where i was wondering to ask lets say i dont want to use the air mask thing or the bubble circle things sorry i dont know the names of the pack things haha

anyways sackboy and the leve is under water but just a lets say like when your in a cave and there is a tiny hole to stick your head out to breath that way sack oy would have to go up to get some air before he continues i know it will slow it down a bit

but was just wondering if its allowed

biorogue
05-12-2012, 11:48 PM
I think that would be allowed. Just a little spot to catch your breath. In most of the "fast paced" platformers, there is usually a spot or two where you just kind of rest for a second, catch your breath so to speak.

Dancingbabystar
05-13-2012, 01:42 AM
The contest crew continues to amaze me with the challenging yet interesting themes. Nice job again guys! This one isn't for me, as I'm kind of caught in a MASSIVE project. Massive being 15 hours of non stop create and I've only came up with the abilities of the character and half the title screen, but I wish the competitors good luck and look forward to seeing results :)!

burton18000
05-13-2012, 09:33 PM
I am 35% done my level :D also i hate bugs...

ForgottenEnigma
05-13-2012, 09:35 PM
I am 35% done my level :D also i hate bugs...

Sweet XD

got any details to share yet? or is it a super secret like a certain cunning plan I'm working on ^^
nevertheless I'm sure It'll be awesome.

also I hate spiders =p

Dwaine95
05-14-2012, 12:01 AM
I'm gonna enter, this is going to be my 1st contest :D

MajorAce626
05-14-2012, 12:49 AM
I'm going to try to finish it this time, glad to see the contests back. Oh, ummmm, start done?

Shanky
05-14-2012, 08:22 AM
Well, I quit. Sorry guys, it was good while it lasted and I had fun doing sketches of paper, but when it came to actually making them I was completely bored. Guess I get disqualified for breaking the most important rule: to have fun. Maybe next time :)

biorogue
05-14-2012, 01:05 PM
Well, I quit. Sorry guys, it was good while it lasted and I had fun doing sketches of paper, but when it came to actually making them I was completely bored. Guess I get disqualified for breaking the most important rule: to have fun. Maybe next time :)

awww, sorry to hear that. Look forward to seeing you for the next one.

burton18000
05-14-2012, 02:36 PM
Sweet XD

got any details to share yet? or is it a super secret like a certain cunning plan I'm working on ^^
nevertheless I'm sure It'll be awesome.

also I hate spiders =p

Yea it is secret, for i do not want anyone to steal the idea but if you go to my lbp.me pictures you may be able to see some sneak peaks ;) This contest can also be very stressful since the deadline isnt that far away (or atleast it doesnt seem that far away) I am still making the platform then i have to go into design. Hope to have it done sometime in june or earlier :)

pj15
05-14-2012, 02:41 PM
Dont get discouraged there is a way to do this. ive figured it out last night. I will have a underwater that is super fast, faster than running speed. If i cant finish it in time, you will see it someday by me. Goodluck to the hard working creators :)

ForgottenEnigma
05-14-2012, 02:53 PM
That's the spirit... although


there is a way to do this

there's hundreds of ways to do this ;)

LogicTechCorp
05-14-2012, 03:52 PM
Sounds awesome i cant wait to start my level!

brucethejam
05-14-2012, 05:35 PM
I'm about 90% done now, my toes are all wrinkly and I now have a fear of water lol.

nysudyrgh
05-14-2012, 07:14 PM
I'm having a blast creating my level, but perfection can only be achieved with Jetpacks, underwater. :3
Thanks for making this contest actually, it pushed me to create with water (something I would almost never do.) and find more interesting gameplay ideas. I love this!

ForgottenEnigma
05-14-2012, 07:18 PM
The weird thing is, they could of easily allowed for underwater jetpack use... after all it basically is just some thusters... all they would have had to do was replace the fire with bubbles XD

but that doesn't stop you building your own aqua-pack ^^

Nick930930
05-14-2012, 10:58 PM
I'll enter this when I have time. Which would be friday. Then I shall crush the competition! muahahahha. I was already working on a fast paced underwater adventure ;)

Getting a crown just in time for the LBP Vita game sounds good to me :) Muhahahaha

FreddyFerrari
05-15-2012, 03:00 PM
oh yes ill join and i have a good idea.. hope noone has the idea, too. :)

Lord-Dreamerz
05-15-2012, 08:11 PM
Yoho~ what's with everybody and secrets here? i'll tell what i'm planning. gonna try to make a Auto scrolling level. i have some fairly good know how when it comes to making them. but i'm gonna try something a bit more special this time and mix it up with some normal exploring platforming gameplay areas too if i can. *mew

ForgottenEnigma
05-15-2012, 08:59 PM
Yoho~ what's with everybody and secrets here? i'll tell what i'm planning. gonna try to make a Auto scrolling level. i have some fairly good know how when it comes to making them. but i'm gonna try something a bit more special this time and mix it up with some normal exploring platforming gameplay areas too if i can. *mew

Because you end up giving away what I'm going to do =/

well... the secret's out now... may the best scrolling level (or not scrolling level... there's still plenty of solutions) win XD

Lord-Dreamerz
05-15-2012, 09:45 PM
^ Well i had a feeling i was not the only one with a Auto scrolling level idea. so i said what i was planing to see how many others were planing it too just for fun. :P

anyways it not enough to be just a Auto scrolling level. there is lots of things you can do with that level type. and it all depends on what else is in the level and how it's all done and put together well. :3 but yes, may the best Auto scrolling level ETC win <3 *mew

RoyalXIII
05-15-2012, 11:54 PM
Here's my entry: http://lbp.me/v/b-03-e
Hope its good :D

biorogue
05-16-2012, 12:54 AM
sounds like some good ideas "Floating" around. Can't wait to Sea them.
Alright! Our first Victim...er..um..contestant. can't wait to see it RoyalXIII

OmegaSlayer
05-16-2012, 06:25 AM
What about vertical movement with auto scrolling, just wondering? :rolleyes:

Lord-Dreamerz
05-16-2012, 08:18 AM
What about vertical movement with auto scrolling, just wondering? :rolleyes:

? is that not what auto scrolling is suppose to be? the level itself is moving. the character overall is not.

OmegaSlayer
05-16-2012, 08:48 AM
If you scroll from right to left, the speed from left to right increases.
How do you solve vertical speed while level is scrolling from a side to another or horizontal speed if levels scrolls from top to bottom or viceversa?
Just some thoughts from an external source :p

carringtonandrew
05-16-2012, 08:58 AM
You do realise that it has to be completely under water don't you?

OmegaSlayer
05-16-2012, 09:12 AM
You do realise that it has to be completely under water don't you?

Oh right, I missed the point.
Shame on me :)
I have yet to learn how to read the rules. Sorry

retrogamer7
05-16-2012, 10:00 AM
I didn't even realise you had contests on this site ? I need to open my eyes and explore a wee bit more lol. Why don't you have a contest to design your level Hub for the Titles and the Level with the level links? This would be interesting to see the entries, dont you think ? Happy Gaming:)

ForgottenEnigma
05-16-2012, 11:14 AM
I didn't even realise you had contests on this site ? I need to open my eyes and explore a wee bit more lol. Why don't you have a contest to design your level Hub for the Titles and the Level with the level links? This would be interesting to see the entries, dont you think ? Happy Gaming:)

Because then Hubbie would be out of a job =p

carringtonandrew
05-16-2012, 12:02 PM
Oh right, I missed the point.
Shame on me :)
I have yet to learn how to read the rules. Sorry

I was actually replying to ROYALXIII's post. After looking at the level it is clear they haven't followed the rules. What part of completely under water doesn't anyone understand?

I don't think there are going to be many entries in this contest as most don't seem to know the rules.

OmegaSlayer
05-16-2012, 12:12 PM
I was actually replying to ROYALXIII's post. After looking at the level it is clear they haven't followed the rules. What part of completely under water doesn't anyone understand?

I don't think there are going to be many entries in this contest as most don't seem to know the rules.
O_O but you didn't even played it yet...

ForgottenEnigma
05-16-2012, 12:25 PM
O_O but you didn't even played it yet...

In all fairness... looking at the photos the creator uploaded he doesn't have to. The pictures show clearly out of water gameplay and we were told at no point should you be out of water.

http://if.lbp.me/img/fl/d3f3352375c68b2b893a4150ab42bbd80613b6ce.jpg

Although it does look pretty XD
I reckon with some tweaks it could be a successful entry, so the creator shouldn't be discouraged from entering, there is still time and I believe they can do it.

OmegaSlayer
05-16-2012, 12:31 PM
In all fairness... looking at the photos the creator uploaded he doesn't have to. The pictures show clearly out of water gameplay and we were told at no point should you be out of water.

http://if.lbp.me/img/fl/d3f3352375c68b2b893a4150ab42bbd80613b6ce.jpg

Although it does look pretty XD

it's 2 (TWO) pics
in one there's the writing Race, in the other End.
Even Culture Meeting started on ground and finished on ground but won LBPC1...

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

ForgottenEnigma
05-16-2012, 12:34 PM
I know Omega but we were told not to this time round; earlier in the thread. The only exception given was for brief pockets of air (and even then you have to remain in the water).

The only reason I'm getting involved in this is to make sure the creator doesn't get disqualified as I don't think that anyone who puts effort in should meet that fate and looking at the photos the effort is there but so is a fatal flaw. Hopefully you get my point.

tjaldex225
05-16-2012, 03:57 PM
LOL! then how about diagonal auto scrolling lvl:idea: (OFC underwater=o)
or maybe take a look at the minigame in POTC pack there could be a shinny sliver trophy in it for u=p

brucethejam
05-16-2012, 04:10 PM
Just finished my level and its coming in at, without deaths, 1 min 35 seconds. Will that be ok timewise? I've noticed too that water creates a random drag and affects sackboy differently, sometimes slowing you down too fast. Only occurs occasionally though but it can hamper the experience.

Nazar_Ops
05-16-2012, 06:25 PM
Sorry guys, il be dropping off this contest :/ Doing some other stuff.

Uncuddly
05-16-2012, 06:39 PM
Some of the speed weirdness has to do with the animation for using http://wiki.lbpcentral.com/images/2/21/X_button.png underwater. If Sackboy is moving through water slowly, http://wiki.lbpcentral.com/images/2/21/X_button.png will make him swim faster. If he is moving very quickly, http://wiki.lbpcentral.com/images/2/21/X_button.png will cause him to brake in a dramatic fashion. The animation initiated by http://wiki.lbpcentral.com/images/2/21/X_button.png continues for a second after it is released, however, so the end of the fast swim cycle can still kill his momentum even if you've released the button.

It is an interesting puzzle for players trying to swim quickly. They want to push the button to go faster but need to stop pressing it well before they get launched by whatever launch-y thing the level uses. Release too soon and it takes longer to launch... release too late and the launch is cut in half! Devious. :D

Lord-Dreamerz
05-16-2012, 07:17 PM
oh i do have a small question i forgot to ask in my auto scrolling post. just to make sure, would a fast underwater auto scrolling level be considered a fast pace underwater level according to the rules? it's the level itself that is being emitted and moving fast, not the sackperson themselves. from my point of view it should be fine since the rules just mostly said a speedy pace underwater level, don't think it said Sack had to be exactly moving fast itself. :P *mew

ForgottenEnigma
05-16-2012, 07:28 PM
oh i do have a small question i forgot to ask in my auto scrolling post. just to make sure, would a fast underwater auto scrolling level be considered a fast pace underwater level according to the rules? it's the level itself that is being emitted and moving fast, not the sackperson themselves. from my point of view it should be fine since the rules just mostly said a speedy pace underwater level, don't think is said Sack had to be exactly moving fast itself. :P *mew

I already asked =p

yes it counts

Lord-Dreamerz
05-16-2012, 07:30 PM
I already asked =p

where? if by PM. then i'd like them to say it here to me anyways still.

ForgottenEnigma
05-16-2012, 07:33 PM
ye of little faith

yeah it was by pm... immediately after I learned of your intentions actually XD

also... I was told that somebody already asked... but if it wasn't you... that means we have even more competition. So its shaping up to be a good contest.

Lord-Dreamerz
05-16-2012, 07:45 PM
that means we have even more competition. Its shaping up to be a good contest.

that Don't surprise me. it's 1 good way to get rid of the sackpeople are slow in water problem. and like i already said. when i saw a lot of people saying they have a idea but it's secret. that gave me the idea most likely half of them people maybe also had the auto scroll idea. :P *mew

ForgottenEnigma
05-16-2012, 07:47 PM
well here's the PM:



since you're the only judge who's actually seen my latest post.... I assume a scrolling level is ok? because it's the only cunning plan I managed to come up with that seemed to follow the rules.

Well, to be be absolutely honest, someone else has already asked us about this by PM and the answer was that it would be OK. Does sound like you're not going to be the only one doing it though, lol! You'll still be in a minority I suspect. :)

Hope it helps
and a big thanks to Lass for taking the time to answer it, hope the re-post isn't minded Lass (it's helping others after all but that minority probably just went out the window) =p

I know posting this is contest suicide but I just feel community is more important than a pixel based prize XD

The challenge now is making the scroller unique, but then again... I expect a non scroller level to do just as well... if not better.

Lord-Dreamerz
05-16-2012, 08:01 PM
Well I'm gonna be trying to mix both level types in tbh. also just to say, mine i've done before are pretty unique... well of course not many people in general have seen my levels. most of my levels are a work in progress still on my moon with only a handful of my friends who have tested them :P *mew

Valeview
05-16-2012, 10:14 PM
Do hope no-one's copying or entering any locked levels...
Just heard ()Literally ;)) Of someone entering this contest, who published there level as locked...
And then that someone else , also entering, played it using the enter locked levels glitch...I do hope it's not to copy it...

burton18000
05-16-2012, 10:17 PM
This guy ( http://lbp.me/u/FreddyFerrari ) played my locked level for the contest and now i am mad because i fear he will copy it

ForgottenEnigma
05-16-2012, 10:22 PM
Surely if you didn't check the copy option while publishing you're ok?

Also... you should all do what game developers do... publish it under a pseudo name (eg. Project Aqua Vita) and then switch to the LBPC8 title a few days before the deadline... this will help protect your levels from potential cheaters.

OmegaSlayer
05-17-2012, 06:46 AM
This guy ( http://lbp.me/u/FreddyFerrari ) played my locked level for the contest and now i am mad because i fear he will copy it

It already happened in LBPC7.
Contest Crew can't do anything about it.
Maybe it's just out of curiosity, since there wasn't any kind of copied stuff in the final results.
My suggestion
If you want to save a backup online, set it as sub-level ;)

Shanky
05-17-2012, 09:07 AM
Shaping up to be a good contest here, but Im surprised no one used my idea of using invisible rubber tpush Sackboy through the water.Its up for grabs now, seeing as Ive pulled out

nysudyrgh
05-17-2012, 11:38 AM
^You revealed my plan. D:
Now I'll have to send you to The Void. :kz:

pj15
05-17-2012, 02:51 PM
People are lvl snooping ? Haa. I never put my spawn gate reachable for sneaky players to see till its time. Maybe a lockcode in the lvl to teleport u to the starting point so no one can be nosey. Its why i do. I might a few convos behind . Busy building :)

burton18000
05-17-2012, 03:33 PM
I have now put a hazordous object in the start area so if you do get in ZAP! so im not too worried about anymore people getting in. My level was onyl 50% done anyways

pj15
05-18-2012, 04:23 PM
Heyo , i know im a couple topics behind behind but did someone say jetpacks work underwater? How? Cause if this is possible i would use for a quick boss battle for ending. Otherwise that dea will be trashed, cause all speed will be lost to stop to fight off a serious sea creature. Haa. Or unless you were chased i guess. :)

ForgottenEnigma
05-18-2012, 04:32 PM
no... it was said that they should work underwater... but due to the developers choice they don't

it was also suggested (by me) to make your own aqua pack as this will demonstate a higher level of originality

pj15
05-18-2012, 04:45 PM
Ohhh ok man, yeah was like huh i didnt get it?? Haa , i didnt read it to well i guess was skimming through kinda quick to see what was up here see who are what im up against. Thks.

Valeview
05-18-2012, 06:08 PM
I honestly think this contest was designed solely because one crew member thought of something with alliteration, and needed an excuse to use it...

Night Angel
05-18-2012, 07:25 PM
I honestly think this contest was designed solely because one crew member thought of something with alliteration, and needed an excuse to use it...

Hahaha! This made me laugh :p

biorogue
05-18-2012, 09:26 PM
I honestly think this contest was designed solely because one crew member thought of something with alliteration, and needed an excuse to use it...

Actually the theme was picked long, long before the title.

mbinn
05-18-2012, 11:24 PM
Wowza! I need to start entering contests.. An underwater theme fits my idea perfectly!! I can't wait to see wait my fellow competitors do for this contest...
Good Luck Everyone! :)

gary_WBA
05-19-2012, 04:23 PM
My levls 30% Complete good luck to everybody who is taking part.

pj15
05-20-2012, 07:14 PM
Heyo , i have question . If i can get permission to use another creators made music . Its cool for use in the contest?

Night Angel
05-20-2012, 07:18 PM
Heyo , i have question . If i can get permission to use another creators made music . Its cool for use in the contest?

I don't see why it wouldn't be :)

shropshirelass
05-20-2012, 09:09 PM
Heyo , i have question . If i can get permission to use another creators made music . Its cool for use in the contest?

Yup, Night Angel is right, as long as you have permission, that's fine. :)

DreJ1212
05-20-2012, 10:26 PM
Question. It says the level should be 4-7 minutes long, so can you submit some sort of survival challenge? Those are technically an infinite to very low time so I'm a bit confused on rather these are allowed or not.

ForgottenEnigma
05-20-2012, 10:28 PM
The rules say nothing against them ^^

but it would still need to hold 4 minutes of entertainment for the crew... so stopping it being too repetitive is the problem.

moose6293
05-21-2012, 12:28 PM
To be honest when I'm making my level, making 4 mins. is hard because I have to think of new sections and make them work. This harder for me because the way I set it up!

EDIT:
[QUOTE]Question. It says the level should be 4-7 minutes long, so can you submit some sort of survival challenge? Those are technically an infinite to very low time so I'm a bit confused on rather these are allowed or not./QUOTE] I would say it wouldnt work because, if the player finds a way to die to really quickly then it wouldnt work.

biorogue
05-21-2012, 03:07 PM
and done! we'll lower the minimum time but not sure to what length yet. TBH, I don't sit there with a stop watch and go "disqualified because it was only 3.18 seconds." If the gameplay is there, you don't really notice.

I answered this a few pages back. Don't focus too hard on the time limit. :) Can't wait to see these levels!

chris-owner
05-21-2012, 04:15 PM
Hey Lbpc I have my level published but it isnt finished yet Over 1week it is i think but the lvl name is lbp8 Underwaterworld Beta.
Okey :P forgot the link.

MajorAce626
05-22-2012, 05:01 AM
I was working on a level for this, but then my ps3 took a yellow light to the everything. :P

biorogue
05-22-2012, 01:53 PM
Oh no! So sorry to hear that. That's one of my biggest fears is the YLOD and I'm sure Shrop didn't mean to "Thank" that.

shropshirelass
05-22-2012, 08:37 PM
Sorry, no it was meant to be a sympathetic thanks. More of a "thanks for trying and I'm sorry to hear that" (I pack a lot into my thanks!) ;)

izhuk
05-23-2012, 03:05 AM
Awesome theme! Really want to experiment with creating such level and to enter this contest.

SuperROBO1
05-23-2012, 03:13 AM
GAAAAH . Im trying think of a way to use Sackboy, Water, and Speed...

EDIT:
I got it! Sackboy gets chased by a shark while... Oh i wont say

MajorAce626
05-23-2012, 03:25 AM
I just hope I can get it fixed in time to still finish my level.

moose6293
05-23-2012, 08:42 PM
I have a question. Can I make the ending have no water like around the scoreboard, not to say anything I just the scoreboard to be dry. Can I do that? Please tell:cry: Im not sure

Sir Bonesteak316
05-24-2012, 01:29 AM
Bio... can it be different character as in making sprites? Like as long as they drown and is fast paced?

Uncuddly
05-24-2012, 01:46 AM
They want the level to use Sackboy himself, not another character manipulated by a controlinator.

Nick930930
05-24-2012, 05:29 PM
So many questions for such a simple request.

They want a fast paced underwater level that mirrors the "Culture Meeting" level by Riki from LBPC1 contest. So you need to use sackboy and have him fly around this level underwater really fast.


Problem is, the water is buggy as hell and without gravity, having that smooth flow is incredibly difficult.

pj15
05-24-2012, 06:08 PM
Very true, this water has become very difficult. It will be a nice change though to see some solid underwater lvls, even though they might not be super fast. I never created with water, never knew how things would actually move around. This contest has a become a good new learning experience for me. Good luck everyone :)

brucethejam
05-24-2012, 06:12 PM
Very true m8, my level plays great sometimes, then other times it doesn't. It's the drag off the water and its pretty random. Hopefully the judge's will playthrough a few times.

biorogue
05-24-2012, 07:23 PM
Sorry guys to have been absent from the questions but it appears they have been answered anyway. As far as the bugginess of the water, yes, we will take that into consideration. I know that sometimes it's unpredictable at best. Good luck guys, I know you all are going to Wow us with your creations!

Nick930930
05-24-2012, 07:30 PM
Very true m8, my level plays great sometimes, then other times it doesn't. It's the drag off the water and its pretty random. Hopefully the judge's will playthrough a few times.


Yeah bruce I 100% agree with you. Sometimes it works, sometimes it's just a mess. I feel that this contest will have promising entries, but making it as smooth as the contest creators had expected won't be an option.

And yeah I agree about the nice new batch of solid underwater levels. I've actually been wanting to build one for a while but it's so difficult to brainstorm creative ideas that don't involve the use of gravity.

izhuk
05-24-2012, 08:48 PM
I was just wondering if fast-paced means that Sackboy himself needs to move really fast, or can you consider not letting players rest being fast-paced? I mean that Sackthing will move with its normal speed, but it will not be able to halt as something behind him forces him to go on (spikes, fire, whatever). And I do not mean scrolling effect, because it does not quite work for the idea of my level.

Nick930930
05-24-2012, 09:21 PM
Guys seriously. THIS is what they are looking for, just underwaterfied. Really fast moving level where things are just happening at a mind blowing pace and you need to be quick with your R1 button. Basically you shouldn't even need to use your left joystick or X button. The X button can really screw up your level underwater I noticed. People can just slow down and ruin the flow completely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKN0PO2Imb0&feature=related

Unless you find some new mindblowing way of moving sackboy fast underwater without the use of the environment to move him.


Question: Can we use copyrighted music that was remade into a sequencer? Will that hurt scoring? Would I be better off using Mm Music or creating my own unique song? I don't want to risk using the sequencer as it may inflict lag in an already laggy atmosphere (water)

ForgottenEnigma
05-24-2012, 10:24 PM
I'm pulling out...

I realised how much I really don't care about a crown... but I recognise that there are some people that would do anything for one, so I'm gonna withdraw to give them a better chance.

Saying that I do still intend to publish the level eventually... some day

See y'all laters

Nick930930
05-24-2012, 11:25 PM
Oh sweet there's a crown up for grabs? That'd be cool to win and bring over to the vita version ;)

But I'm participating only because I love the idea of an underwater level. Having a lot of fun building with it. Why have we not done this before?!?!

biorogue
05-25-2012, 02:28 AM
Aw Dav1d, I hate to hear that man. I look forward to seeing whatever it is that you had cooked up for this.

Nick930930
05-25-2012, 03:09 AM
Yeah same, I keep seeing that he had some "Secret Weapon" of an idea. Please divulge your secret sir. I'm actually very curious. Because I've messed about with about everything and found the only things that make sackboy go up/down fast are bouncepads, fast moving grabbable sponges + inout movers, and cake.

Cake tends to make sackboy move exceptionally quickly in whichever direction it is placed... not sure why.. still running tests on this

Question: Can sackboy come out of the water for the scoreboard?

ForgottenEnigma
05-25-2012, 10:07 AM
I already shared all secret plans... =p

Don't take it the wrong way guys... I love the contest idea... but someone would appreciate the prize alot more than me and I can make a better level working outwith a deadline. Obviously I could of just given the prize to 2nd place... but that wouldn't be as good as them winning so... and thats all based on a theoretical win anyway which is unlikely.

However, I'm still happy to help you guys out with questions and whatever... just message me if you need me.

@Nick, rules say completely underwater from start to finish

Nick930930
05-25-2012, 11:07 PM
Interesting Discovery for those creators out there who, like myself, have been underwater for quite some time now.


Movers have a max speed underwater of around 15. Anything above that does not effect it's speed. I ran tests with objects and found that objects with speed 20 and speed 100 moved at the exact same slow speed as eachother underwater. But above water, both these speeds moved much faster.

In short: Avoid left/right movers... they weren't designed correctly to be used underwater.

Night Angel
05-26-2012, 01:48 AM
...they weren't designed correctly to be used underwater.

As were much of the tools in LittleBigPlanet :p

Nick930930
05-26-2012, 02:20 AM
Unfortunetly...

I can't wait to see what the rest of these guys are gonna do for this contest! I haven't gotten a chance to play any of the entries

DreJ1212
05-26-2012, 03:22 AM
This is seriously a tough one. I honestly haven't even started on a level yet. I do have one idea, but it just seems like an underwater edition of a level thats already out there, and im not sure if its enough to make it unique.

I'm still gonna give it my best shot though. Hopefully I can get something published before the deadline.

Nick930930
05-26-2012, 04:34 AM
You should have enough time Dre. I just started 2 days ago and am already like..15% finished.

moose6293
05-26-2012, 10:29 PM
Does the level have to be ocean based, I see a lot of people doing that and I'm taking a different, more creative turn. tell me if it's okay.

Nick930930
05-26-2012, 10:45 PM
Where do you see anyone saying they're doing ocean based?



But no it just has to be in the "Water" feature that's about it. Doesn't say anything about what the "water" is exactly (blood for example inside a body).

Uncuddly
05-26-2012, 10:50 PM
Hopefully at least one person has a level about navigating a bowl of soup. :)

Kruisers
05-26-2012, 11:54 PM
Epic Inspiration has struck!
Can't start till wednesday though :frightened:

Nick930930
05-27-2012, 01:30 AM
Aw man I'm excited. I've been spending all week working on the gameplay and was worried about my theme. But now I've got it, and I keep adding to it and it looks even more epic. Just hoping I don't run into thermo issues or lag issues. Only 25% through my level and have half thermo :(

Looks like this one's gonna need a level link

ForgottenEnigma
05-27-2012, 01:59 AM
Looks like this one's gonna need a level link

Pretty sure the "you may use a level link" was removed from the rules after a contradictory rule stating one level only also existed... you can see that conversation on page 2 of this thread.

biorogue
05-27-2012, 04:55 AM
nope, no level links. I know it's going to be tough, but we want it all encompassed inside ONE level. Thanks guys, I know we're going to see some awesome creations. I have faith that ya'll can pull this off.

Nick930930
05-27-2012, 05:19 AM
urrggh.. might need to slow my level down then...

pj15
05-27-2012, 04:57 PM
yup me two about the therm, im half way, only 35% in. gotta keep on keepin on.
as for the non ocean theme, i didnt even think of that . huh? i wonder.... i shouldnt. haa, im a end up with a totaly new lvl if i do.

moose6293
05-27-2012, 06:30 PM
I got my inspiration from looking at one thing and combining the two together to make a wacky problem.

Nick930930
05-27-2012, 06:46 PM
Yup clocked it just now at 45 seconds if I don't make any player mistakes. Only 50% of my level is complete. And thermo is sitting at a hot 65%

Times like this i wish this game were on PC....

chris-owner
05-27-2012, 06:57 PM
my name on the psn is chris-owner and i enter this contest whit Lbpc8 Underwater ruin research the link to the level is this link :) http://lbp.me/v/bctbw0

Greets chris-owner And Wish Me good luck :)

Nick930930
05-27-2012, 07:02 PM
my name on the psn is chris-owner and i enter this contest whit Lbpc8 Underwater ruin research the link to the level is this link :) http://lbp.me/v/bctbw0

Greets chris-owner And Wish Me good luck :)



I love those ruins in the back layer Chris! They helped inspire me (among other things) for my own creation :) Good luck on the contest!

ingenieus
05-27-2012, 10:20 PM
no level links haha ohh fk i should have read the rules not i will just scrap this idea and start over haha i maxed level one already i guess i can capture some gameplay rooms contest offically starts today for me xD

Tulioakar96
05-28-2012, 05:20 PM
Can I use a lvl link in my entry? Or it's not allowed to use it?

ForgottenEnigma
05-28-2012, 05:25 PM
as discussed above, you may not use a level link

Nick930930
05-28-2012, 05:39 PM
*Shakes head with concern*

0031benjy
05-28-2012, 06:09 PM
Hy guys, sorry for asking but am I allowed about 10 seconds of cutscene (intro) above the water? It's just a docking area so water is still visible and involved, then all the gameplay is underwater. Thanks.

biorogue
05-28-2012, 06:37 PM
Hy guys, sorry for asking but am I allowed about 10 seconds of cutscene (intro) above the water? It's just a docking area so water is still visible and involved, then all the gameplay is underwater. Thanks.

Yes. As stated in the guidelines, You are allowed quick cutscenes. :)

Valeview
05-28-2012, 06:38 PM
Gais,
I'm entering with my level.
It's called "Sooper fast underwater bom surval, with real boms...and fake sharks".
I'll take my crown in the mail, I assume?
*Disclaimer: Level may not actually exist, and vale may be sarcastic.

moose6293
05-28-2012, 06:42 PM
I'm doing very good, I enjoy blogging so I might seem random.

Nick930930
05-28-2012, 06:43 PM
@ 0031benjy: Go for it, I feel like it won't be an issue if it's just an opening scene.

@ Valeview Hmm... make them real sharks and then you'll be a worthy contender ;)

@moose6293 yeah I just come on here everytime I take a break from creating. Working underwater for an extended period of time isn't good for my sanity... it's...it's creepy down there!

moose6293
05-28-2012, 06:48 PM
@Nick cool.

I've noticed when ever I create that my thermo doesn't fill, is that normal I have a huge level and it is 1/4 and I finished my main gameplay. Just need to add what makes it fast.

moose6293
05-28-2012, 06:50 PM
Does anyone know where I could buy a camera for my PS3 so I can take pics of my level and upload them online here?

ForgottenEnigma
05-28-2012, 06:52 PM
you don't need to buy anything... upload the picture in game and pull it from lbp.me

Full guide here:

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?69556-LittleBigPhoto

Nick930930
05-28-2012, 07:00 PM
Does anyone know where I could buy a camera for my PS3 so I can take pics of my level and upload them online here?


Take a picture using your popit (Or start menu picture option) then find that picture, export it to HDD. Now turn off LBP2. Go to your pictures and Copy those pictures to a flash drive. Put your flash drive in your computer, upload... put them on photobucket or some photo hosting site. THen use the IMG file and post it in a thread to show off your level.


There.. that's how I do it. Very tedious process but worth it.


you don't need to buy anything... upload the picture in game and pull it from lbp.me



I wouldn't recommend this way because the resolution of the image is poor if taken from the website. Also, David's method can only be done with a published level. If you want to show sneak peeks of your level without having actually published it then use my method.

ForgottenEnigma
05-28-2012, 07:07 PM
I wouldn't recommend this way because the resolution of the image is poor if taken from the website. Also, David's method can only be done with a published level. If you want to show sneak peeks of your level without having actually published it then use my method.

That's not true. The guide I posted explains how to increase quality and can be done from an unpublished level.

biorogue
05-28-2012, 07:10 PM
the image is not "poor" if taken off LBP.me Just do this


What you're going to need to do to make it better looking is to look at the areas in red...


http://i9.lbp.me/img/fl/04953ef8ef34a65e765c7b739c3ecf5f2b8b8702.jpg



...and change them to what is highlighted blue, changing
fl to ft enlarges the image and changing jpg to pngenhances the quality of it too.

http://i9.lbp.me/img/ft/04953ef8ef34a65e765c7b739c3ecf5f2b8b8702.png
and here is the results of that

JPG verson
http://ic.lbp.me/img/ft/32ce5ce0ed67b999c6b90808b7acb871b621a31d.jpg

ang PNG version

http://ic.lbp.me/img/ft/32ce5ce0ed67b999c6b90808b7acb871b621a31d.png

and it doesn't have to be a publish level. You can take a picture of your pod and post it to LBP.me, you can take pictures of things on your moon and post it. where are you getting your info?