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shahchip
01-24-2009, 05:03 AM
Levels that give you tips on certain aspects of littlebigplanet.

Like a person who is really good at making puzzles could show how to make some puzzles and give tips. I would play something like this

Im pretty good with sounds so i could make a small level showing the best ways to get different moods. Like wedding music with only bass on is pretty suspenseful.

It could be like a LittleBigPlanet Central thing.

Coxy224
01-27-2009, 07:36 PM
It's an interesting idea that could well work, but great creators would have to agree to doing this. This would mean they could have to take a break from a level just to do this.
There is a series, I can't remember who made it (sorry!), the Dr. Spongehead's guide to.... which is similar to what your talking about.
Having got the link right now, but you should be able to find it if you search

Elbee23
01-28-2009, 08:51 AM
There is a series, I can't remember who made it (sorry!), the Dr. Spongehead's guide to.... which is similar to what your talking about.
Having got the link right now, but you should be able to find it if you search

Well, I'm the author of the Dr. Spongehead How to... series. The idea behind them is to try and teach some advanced concepts that creators use that isn't immediately obvious from the tools in front of you.

The project thread (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5934) lists some of the ideas myself and others have suggested for future topics. So far I've built one's talking about permanent switches, magic mouths, and a way to make monsters emit things after you kill them.

They take a fair while to make though, 10-20 hours to create from concepts and planning to publishing them. I'm taking a break from the series and working on another project, a top down space ship shooter. If I keep just doing the Spongehead series I can't work on any other levels. :(

Another creator expressed some interest in building more of the levels, but I have not heard back from him yet about any finished products.

Still, there is always these forums where you can ask curly questions in the "Help (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=42)" section of the forums. It's not just me that keeps an eye on that part of this site, there are several other great creators that give input as well.

It's been suggested that people give "teaching classes" when online create mode is released. In the future that could be another way to teach and show things to people. :)