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The Comedian
01-21-2009, 10:53 PM
this thread is for people to post their great ideas! don't worry i wont try to steal them unless you either give me permission or i positively love them however i can not guarantee that everyone else won"t take your brilliant ideas:)

Pinchanzee
01-22-2009, 07:51 PM
My amazing "see how many stairs you can climb in 5 numbing minutes!" level.

ryryryan
01-22-2009, 07:56 PM
is this non-lbp related? As in great inventions?

Hmmm, not a clue! yet.

Zommy
01-22-2009, 07:56 PM
probably my monster truck xD

The Comedian
01-22-2009, 10:37 PM
is this non-lbp related? As in great inventions?

Hmmm, not a clue! yet.

this is about what the best thing you've created or have wanted to create in lbp:idea:

Wyth
01-23-2009, 06:39 AM
Ooh that would be my "really-big-stone-driven elevator" in my level (see sig). Seemed of a fun way of doing it, getting it to work was a bit more trouble offcourse. It does work perfectly now, you can play the level and you'll now when you get there.

DarkDedede
01-23-2009, 08:36 AM
I made Olmec out of prize bubbles. It was based off of an Olmec that one of my friends made in his level.

The Comedian
01-23-2009, 10:49 PM
I made Olmec out of prize bubbles. It was based off of an Olmec that one of my friends made in his level.

I'm ignorant, please explain what an olmec is.

Pinchanzee
01-24-2009, 02:11 PM
I'm ignorant, please explain what an olmec is.

Google says its some kinda of ancient civilisation or something?

The Comedian
01-24-2009, 05:18 PM
Google says its some kinda of ancient civilisation or something?

oh. hmmm. whatever.:cool:

BassDeluxe
01-24-2009, 05:21 PM
Lol. The Olmec were an ancient civilisation that inhabited Central America in...I believe it was around 600-1300? Correct me if I'm wrong.

Having said that, what exactly do you mean DarkDedede? You made a civilisation out of prize bubbles?

Hamsalad
01-24-2009, 06:08 PM
olmec is also the characters name from the show legends of the hidden temple. hes the giant talking temple head.

The Comedian
01-24-2009, 07:08 PM
olmec is also the characters name from the show legends of the hidden temple. hes the giant talking temple head.

lol that sounds funny giant talking temple head he he:)

@bassdeluxe i read on the boss rush thread that you were quitting lbp for a while does that mean your not going to be on lbpc for a while too?:confused:

Sage
01-24-2009, 07:12 PM
My best idea ever was probably a water fountain. >_<

(Explains how creative I am)

The Comedian
01-24-2009, 10:56 PM
My best idea ever was probably a water fountain. >_<

(Explains how creative I am)

if you made a water fountain, then how did you do the water? Little bits of glass?

King_Tubb
01-24-2009, 11:02 PM
My best invention is my new boss. But i dont want to reveal him because as soon as i do everyone will steal the level idea. =(

So instead ill say my best invention was my SandTrap Bug from my desert level. Its not great but its the only exciting creature ive made beside my new boss.

accordion
01-24-2009, 11:08 PM
grab activated, 20 case OR gate, automatic cease, limited use, climbing tool.

The Comedian
01-24-2009, 11:22 PM
My best invention is my new boss. But i dont want to reveal him because as soon as i do everyone will steal the level idea. =(

So instead ill say my best invention was my SandTrap Bug from my desert level. Its not great but its the only exciting creature ive made beside my new boss.

it doesn't have to be a creature it could be the coolest looking part of one of your levels or the coolest contraption that you've ever made. but if you coolest thing is a creature then whatever it doesn't matter.:)

@accordion that's a mouthfull! How does it climb? Like does it have to be a special type of wall or can it climb any wall.

Zommy
01-24-2009, 11:30 PM
got to be my Recon Truck lol mainly because its the only good thing ive made... but still...
tommorow i make the Recon Tank and a Recon Helicopter and even a recon... Cheeseburger!!!

The Comedian
01-24-2009, 11:36 PM
got to be my Recon Truck lol mainly because its the only good thing ive made... but still...
tommorow i make the Recon Tank and a Recon Helicopter and even a recon... Cheeseburger!!!

Double lol! 1st lol=recon cheeseburger. 2nd lol=signature. Speaking of tanks i just made one today it is fully functional and controlled from the inside, it shoots missiles, bombs, and paintballs from an army man standing outside the tank.:) All activated from inside the control area. The only down side is that it takes up all three plains.

Elbee23
01-25-2009, 12:07 AM
Well, the best working creation I have is the TSR - Three Stage Rocket. It took up 8 pages of schematics and probably took 10-20 hours to build. It's controlled by the player moving left and right, and can fly very accurately just with such a simple control system. It also seperates into 3 seperate parts and has a landing system as well. :)

The best idea in progress would be "The Good Ship Prometheus". It's a space ship which can shoot other things. I'm hoping to add power ups and multiplayer options to it. It will eventually play like Galaga or Space Invaders. It's all still in testing though, so far I have a basic moving, shooting and life system for the ship, and a basic system for the enemies. It's going to take a while to get it all done though, but it's starting to get to the stage where I can put it into a playable level for further tweaking. It might take a while before a full level is released, however, as it's one very, very complex beast, and it needs to be small too. I always make super complex engineering thingies. :blush: :rolleyes:

Zommy
01-25-2009, 12:18 AM
Double lol! 1st lol=recon cheeseburger. 2nd lol=signature. Speaking of tanks i just made one today it is fully functional and controlled from the inside, it shoots missiles, bombs, and paintballs from an army man standing outside the tank.:) All activated from inside the control area. The only down side is that it takes up all three plains.

sounds cool gunna show case it?

ooooohhh i have a new idea lol

space invaders 2 player mini game 1 player controlls the guns and one controlls the ship all controls are outside so its like playing the real thing lol

LBP_owns
01-25-2009, 12:30 AM
i want to make a avalanche.

Im making a abominable snowman level, its not done yet, but soon...soon.

The Comedian
01-25-2009, 12:34 AM
sounds cool gunna show case it?

ooooohhh i have a new idea lol

space invaders 2 player mini game 1 player controlls the guns and one controlls the ship all controls are outside so its like playing the real thing lol

i'm a noob so i'll find out how to do that and then i probably will but i'm definitely going to make a level for it anyway

@lbp_owns. You could make a bunch of little pieces of a snowy material fall down a hill or cliff with either an emiter or have some kind of switch attached to dissolve matter holding the snow up. Just a suggestion.:)

Zommy
01-25-2009, 12:44 AM
i'm a noob so i'll find out how to do that and then i probably will but i'm definitely going to make a level for it anyway

@lbp_owns. You could make a bunch of little pieces of a snowy material fall down a hill or cliff with either an emiter or have some kind of switch attached to dissolve matter holding the snow up. Just a suggestion.:)

To showcase it just make a short level which envolves the player having to use all the tanks aspects so they get a go at your tank.

Madafaku
01-25-2009, 12:48 AM
I'm ignorant, please explain what an olmec is.

wasn't it the host on that old game show on nickelodeon??

Zommy
01-25-2009, 12:51 AM
my cheeseburger is deffinitly my best project because it fires mini cheeseburger bombs

btw im going offline in 10 mins cos its 2am lol

The Comedian
01-25-2009, 12:58 AM
wasn't it the host on that old game show on nickelodeon??

idk i don't watch nickelodeon game shows

@zommy. Ok I'll do that tomorrow

Zommy
01-25-2009, 12:59 AM
im not young enough to watch nickelodeon and game shows just suck...

oh well good night everyone

The Comedian
01-25-2009, 01:01 AM
im not young enough to watch nickelodeon and game shows just suck...

oh well good night everyone

yeah i dont watch game shows either. I don't think i ever have.

lionhart180
01-25-2009, 06:16 AM
Its a toss up between the two way, 40way super switch on my one level, or a fully functional, 100% scale replica of a bobcat.

Works perfectly, does everything a normal bobcat does, colored and stickere,d even turns on and has an exhaust / lights. You can drive it around, pick up 1x1 chunks of matter.

Sadly I dont really have it published or anything, but if you guys wanna see it I can go ahead and toss together a super quick demo level for you all, -.^

accordion
01-25-2009, 12:36 PM
@accordion that's a mouthfull! How does it climb? Like does it have to be a special type of wall or can it climb any wall.

Its a special part of the wall that is climbable, or rather there is a conveyor belt which carries the player only when you grab it.

You can see a very basic version in my level here: http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/video.php?do=viewdetails&videoid=25

the finished version of the device now has an automatic stop when you reach the top so you cant fall behind it, as well as another OR gate for restricting the amount of time you can hold on to any of multiple climbing surfaces. Effectively the player has limited grip meter that decreases as you hold R1, when used up you get burnt which usually bumps you off, but can kill. Helpfully a there is a warning light shortly before this happens so planning is needed on large structures…such as colossi

The Comedian
01-25-2009, 09:56 PM
Its a toss up between the two way, 40way super switch on my one level, or a fully functional, 100% scale replica of a bobcat.

Works perfectly, does everything a normal bobcat does, colored and stickere,d even turns on and has an exhaust / lights. You can drive it around, pick up 1x1 chunks of matter.

Sadly I dont really have it published or anything, but if you guys wanna see it I can go ahead and toss together a super quick demo level for you all, -.^

i would like to see this bobcat so go ahead and make the level :)

@accordion. cool i watched the video and wondered if you published the level yet:)

Ash_uk1
01-26-2009, 01:21 PM
my best idea so far have got o be my rocket tho its only in its test stage at the minute. it has been published tho so if u want to see it


Psn = Ash_uk1

level = Rocket test

please leave comments i need feed back on it

its goin to go in my next level once ive sorted the bugs out

and please test my other levels to

Voltiare
01-26-2009, 04:36 PM
I think short abridged versions of popular video games would be fun. Just stupid, funny parodies of the most memorable moments. If you chose an RPG, then the plot would just jump around a lot.

Ex. FFVII.

Reactor -> Church -> Shinra Building -> Aerith dies -> Cloud goes mental -> Fight Sephiroth.

snowflakecat
01-26-2009, 05:02 PM
menu system in my level LBC1 -

I haven't seen any other level with it; please PM me with a level you know that has something like it.

Thegide
01-26-2009, 06:13 PM
I've got a 4-legged spider tank that I spent close to 20 hours perfecting. It's a blast to ride.

If I pick up my webcam today I'll try to make a vid and post it. The demo level (see sig) has the highest heart: play ratio of all my levels to date. The only negative comments I've received on it are those complaining that I didn't include it as a prize in the demo...

In reponse, I haven't published the level which I built it for yet, and will not release this mech to the public before then. I think it will make a splended aced level prize.

BasketSnake
01-26-2009, 07:14 PM
I think short abridged versions of popular video games would be fun. Just stupid, funny parodies of the most memorable moments. If you chose an RPG, then the plot would just jump around a lot.

Ex. FFVII.

Reactor -> Church -> Shinra Building -> Aerith dies -> Cloud goes mental -> Fight Sephiroth.


We should totally do it dude.

The Comedian
01-26-2009, 08:21 PM
menu system in my level LBC1 -

I haven't seen any other level with it; please PM me with a level you know that has something like it.

i'll check it out and tell you if i know any thing about another one

you know, I wanted to know all of your best creations and I never thought about what my own coolest creation is. Hmmmm (he says wonderingly).I'm thinking of making a level with all my best creations in it for everyone to see.But it might over heat :)

@ash_uk1 it was very cool and complex there were a couple of things that i want to ask/suggest about 1st at the beginning you can fall off the platform on the rocket side and you get stuck. 2nd you need to chose a background other wise you can't tell if you're moving or not. 3rd is the first wheel in the small pod supposed to go that slow? and I think that the level could use a little more guidance for the player.

DarkDedede
01-28-2009, 06:08 AM
I'm ignorant, please explain what an olmec is.

Sorry for the late response.

Real Olmec from the show

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/1/129189472_489312836b_m.jpg

Olmec I found in LBP (made by someone else)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3326/3232808861_4e8513a858_o.jpg

Olmec that I made out of prize bubbles.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3327/3233658826_d28dfd1cf8_o.jpg

I like to make all sorts of things out of prize bubbles. Like this tiger.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3474/3233658534_131e3edbb5_o.jpg

but now my tiger is naked :(

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3388/3233657554_6b00f38a1c_o.jpg

Thegide
01-28-2009, 02:20 PM
I think short abridged versions of popular video games would be fun. Just stupid, funny parodies of the most memorable moments. If you chose an RPG, then the plot would just jump around a lot.

Ex. FFVII.

Reactor -> Church -> Shinra Building -> Aerith dies -> Cloud goes mental -> Fight Sephiroth.


We should totally do it dude.

Yes, yes, yes. Ultimate awesome. To do it justice though, I think it would need to be done as a level series. The levels wouldn't have to be long, but the thermo would have a heart attack if we tried to cram it in one level.

One way to do this is several people were interested is rather than a group project where everyone takes turns working on the same level, each person makes a level for a particular scene, and the keys are sent to the previous scene's owner to include at the end of their level.

Essentially a miniseries that has to be played in sequence, and each part is done by someone else. Consistency in theme and art direction could be achieved by meeting beforehand, and everyone could be assigned a "QA supervisor" partner.

TheJollyRajah
01-28-2009, 11:28 PM
I was thinking of a level which would combine gameplay and music in a clever way...

My idea-

An ice cave with some platforming and whatnot, but while your playing, icicles would fall from the ceiling and crash on the ground making a note. Sometimes, it would sound random... but you will occasionally here a song being played out.

I don't know if I'll ever use this idea... but in the meantime, it's up for grabs if you think you can pull it off.

The Comedian
01-29-2009, 02:44 AM
I was thinking of a level which would combine gameplay and music in a clever way...

My idea-

An ice cave with some platforming and whatnot, but while your playing, icicles would fall from the ceiling and crash on the ground making a note. Sometimes, it would sound random... but you will occasionally here a song being played out.

I don't know if I'll ever use this idea... but in the meantime, it's up for grabs if you think you can pull it off.

i'll think on that i might be able to do that

@snowflakecat i played your level and have never seen anything specifically like that although i made a menu system in one of my levels it's just far bulkier

Schwem00
01-29-2009, 02:50 PM
My best idea is this:


http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=262&pictureid=2180

The Comedian
01-30-2009, 12:03 AM
My best idea is this:


http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=262&pictureid=2180

is that even remotely possible in lbp!?:eek:

EchoEchoOneNine
01-30-2009, 03:51 AM
A carrier!!!! With jet planes and a bunch of weapons :D

The Comedian
01-30-2009, 04:01 AM
A carrier!!!! With jet planes and a bunch of weapons :D

so do the jets fly away, as in can you fly them are they on pistos or are they just for looks?:confused:

Sackmundo
02-20-2009, 07:17 PM
I once made a quadrapedal tank that a a circular turret on top that would move without you moving, and when you flicked a switch it would go from firing missiles to paintball pellets. The problem was the driver made the whole thing gradually tilt, and the legs would always start going out of sync.
I've done lots of experiments with paintballs and tanks with legs, but that was probably the best.

Matt 82
02-21-2009, 03:57 PM
Mine would be the quicksand I used in my Treasure Island level. I didn`t just want platforms that lowered themselves as you stepped on them so made it out of large inflatables. Had to include a guidance system so it`d drop straight down as well as reseting itself with baloons from below incase you died. Was very satisfying seeing it work flawlessly for the first time.

BlackHairedGoon
02-21-2009, 07:19 PM
mine was....a shrinking machine, with flashing lights and smoke....i gave it away, and its shareable! play it if ya want, LittleBig Shrinking Adventure!

Pinchanzee
02-21-2009, 07:30 PM
InterCHECK I guess..
A level where the checkpoint has it's own layer that the player cannot access, but they have control over. They have to move the checkpoint through this innaccessable layer by using switches and levers in the other 2 layers :)

Entity
02-22-2009, 01:32 AM
My best idea that I got working is probably an elevator where the door closes when you get inside, it goes up, then right, then down again, then the door opens. It works 95% of the time at the moment, but I'm confident I know a simple way to get it to 100%. I must've spent around 6 hours getting that elevator to actually work.

I've got another idea planned for my level, though. It's basically a puzzle section where you have to move and rotate pieces via 3-way switches.

bindibaji
02-25-2009, 11:13 AM
The opening sequence to my LB Aliens level. Took an age to get it right plus with the lightning thunder storm. Theres wires all over the place.

A simpler idea was catching a lift on a fired bomb (mine covered in grabble material fired from an emitter) in my Evil Bear level, used to get to the next section. And I still haven't seen anything like it in any other peoples levels.

0987654321a9
02-26-2009, 09:54 PM
I had an idea where you were in a AA turret (anti-aircraft) and you had to hit the planes that were flying towards you. I made it but it didn't work, the airplanes wouldn't completely dissapear and the gun lagged a lot. So I never posted it.

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phort
03-02-2009, 03:15 AM
For me, I'd say it's a tie between my secret next level I've been working on, and the mechanism behind a scene in my latest level, Cave Story: Mimiga Village (in sig, still looking for feedback by the way).

Basically, since I had three characters in the scene that all have various events that happen in sequence, including appearing, dialogue, emitters, sounds, and disappearing again, I came up with a way of sequencing those events over time using modular pieces of dark matter, and a piston set to directional that triggers them all in order over the course of 250 seconds, IIRC.

I made 3 different-sized pieces of dark matter, each with a magnetic key switch on it, with the radius set so that they're only active when the piston object is right above or below the piece, and wired them to the mouths and other objects on the characters and in the scene itself. For easier organization I color-coded the objects with stickers based on the character they would attach to. Then, I took each character and all the switches they were connected to, moved them and captured them so they could be emitted when the character appears (because you can't attach switches to an emitted object). In retrospect it might have been easier to just attach mouths to the back wall or something, but I still would have had to deal with dissolving the characters at the right time, so this was really the only reliable way to do it.

Sackmundo
04-17-2009, 04:56 PM
Made something better, a (mostly) working model of The Tumbler out of Batman Begins, with the rampless jump and everything.

The Comedian
04-18-2009, 04:02 AM
well i figured that since all you guys have such awesome creations that i should probably tell you about my best creation...hmmmmmmmm now the problem will be to find out which one i like the best...

:idea:I'VE GOT IT!!!!!! my best creation is probably my little big planet style slotcars! i have a level of all of my tracks and cars all of whitch you might be able to recreate but some used custom parts made by me however all of the standard parts and cars are available in my slot rooms level

to find it go to the community levels then search then text search then type @TH3C0M3D1AN and then look for the one named SLOT ROOMS!!:hero:

feloneouscat
04-20-2009, 02:32 PM
Giant robot hand that is partially resettable (partially because there was no need to make it totally resettable).

Totally, huge, and totally cool.

When I finish the level it will be copyable (like all my levels).

Dexiro
04-20-2009, 04:12 PM
Probably not my best idea but it sounded like a laugh at the time

It's a level called 'The Sheep Factory!'

It starts off on a sunny morning in a village suspended in the sky on clouds, and you discover that the other residents of the village are in a panic as the clouds around them are being yanked out of the sky by strange ropes!

Unfortunatly while trying to make your way to a friends house, the cloud that you're standing on is pulled downwards into a huge factory, and unable to escape you take it as your duty to shut it down.

While exploring you discover that the factory harvests the clouds and assembles them into sheep, which are then released onto a farm. And there are a load of zones such as The assembly line, the Freezer and Heater, Engine room etc, to give the factory a variety of environments.

Then at the end you find a button which starts a shutdown sequence, activating alarms and explosions, and you have you find your way out as fast as possible. And the end to the level is on a pleasant farm full of sheep :)

if you like it then feel free to take it, but i personally thought it was a bit daft xD

Sackdragon
04-20-2009, 09:26 PM
A juggling machine. Terribly difficult. Gave up on it.

Foofles
04-20-2009, 10:28 PM
an accurate and to scale model of a beretta 92FS's internal functions as it fires, ejects a casing, and extracts a new round, using rockets instead of gunpowder :) I will work on this next time I have access to LBP and either an AR or an AK in the same style.

a slot machine that offers some points, a lot of points, or instant death depending on the combination. This was planned ever since I was in the beta but I never got one working enough that I'd like to stick in a level.