View Full Version : Community Spotlight Episode 112

05-26-2013, 03:23 PM

Welcome to the latest Episode of the Spotlight featuring the very best of the Level Showcase over the last fortnight. Apologies for the slightly sparse nature of the Spotlight this time round we are somewhat beleaguered – absences and illness (and Survivor!) have taken their toll. I can’t in all honesty blame squirrels this time…


http://if.lbp.me/img/bl/a4f4d1e3cdb43615deee4a661fb3ce49e3b595dc.pngFJ's Music Gallery - 7 - Festerd_JesterMy 7th Gallery! Take them. Love them. Thank you everybody for the support. Without you I am nothing :) Special thanks to iChaosClay for the awesome collab and also to Missi_Cat for all her help!
Wubba, Wubba, Festerd I love your taste in tunes and these bumpin beats got my blood pumpin. Friendly on the ears and hard on the speakers is how music should be and boy do these tracks cause my speakers to smile. Accompanied with great presentation this is a must see gallery to play and collect all the bumpin beats. I love the fugees remix that is definetly one of my top create jams now, thx. Kudos to you Fester A superb music gallery by Festerd_Jester - the setting is beautiful and subtle and it’s filled with a fantastic range and quality of music. There’s no point my even attempting to put into words the indescribable – go listen now!

http://ib.lbp.me/img/bl/f3b783537e2e706168ab2f738ff74dae5254ebda.pngYamata ikokuSnakeOwlPlease enjoy it! 寺院とか洞窟が舞台です Music by @In_Reality
I have no idea what Yamataikoku means and that only adds to the sense of mystery which pervades this level. It’s beautiful with lots of subtle detail and a restrained colour palette. You have the feeling that you’re somewhere enigmatic, even spiritual - it feels like a mountain temple to me, though I’m probably totally wrong. Wherever and whatever it is, it’s full of contraptions, hidden secrets and traps for the unwary. Platform your way to the end of this beautifully crafted level and a wonderful smiling statue will tell you exactly how few secrets you found! It’s one of those levels where the theme and gameplay come together perfectly. A delightful level that will grab you with its unique atmosphere and elusive charm.

http://i6.lbp.me/img/bl/aa6ba3a9b554b2a93b7c9cf58847ae6913a4a38b.pngThe Alien StationmissyhifiWelcome to my Alien Station, a world full of beauty and danger. It awaits for you an adventure of a very special kind! If you want to leave my station, you need courage and skills... Are you able to find all the hidden score-bubbles? -:-:- Platformer 1-4 Players (it will maybe lag with more than 2 players) -:-:- difficulty medium -:-:- Many thanks to @Festerd_Jester for the great music -> check out his planet for newest music gallery.

Who would want to escape from this Alien Station anyway? It’s an awesome place to hang out – full of vibrant colour, green goo and above all fun gameplay! Those aliens even have a cool observatory full of lush plants and glimpses of the planets beyond. Sure there are one or hazards around the place but nothing to worry about, not when there are secret bubbles to track down, combos to string together and plenty of bouncing, grabbing and swinging to have fun with. This is one of those levels where everything - visuals, gameplay and music, - just comes together beautifully to make a great playing experience and one that’s great to play with friends too. A wonderful, colourful adventure and a pure joy.

http://i9.lbp.me/img/bl/6c952fdf402dea579e43971581bbfced4d65e29c.pngMr. Ratzinger's Calamitous Couch - Part One: Teatime!Mamett-BoxMr. Ratzinger invites you to have some tea with him! But wait, there is no tea. Nor a Ratzinger! Something is lurking in the dark insides of the house... Seems like the couch is hungry! Luckily you can team up with Bergoglio, Ratzinger's lost brother! ------- Platformer - Medium Difficulty - Up to 4 players but performance might suffer (lag)
So Mr Ratzinger, then. First his house goes walkabout and then his mud is stolen just as he wants a nice mud bath. So when he decides to invite you to tea you just know it won’t go smoothly. This time calamity strikes in the form of a ravening sofa - who knew the horrors lurking beneath the chintz? All of which is an excuse for another charming adventure full of quaint characters and quirky gameplay. Mr Ratzinger turns out to have a (rather dashing looking…) long-lost brother, another victim of the savage sofa, and together you encounter runaway trains (of course there are trains inside the sofa!) and sinister sunflower people. Before long Mr Ratzinger’s brother is swallowed whole by one of the many dragonworms patrolling the depths of the sofa - clearly he has inherited the family luck - and you’re on to Part 2 of the series with its Serpent Shrine style gameplay, repeatedly dicing with death at the hands of the fiery dragonworms. It’s creative, hugely engaging and fun to play - another Mamett-Box series to lift the heart. Couches typically eat remotes, batteries, change, silverware, but never me!! Another opening of another wonderful adventure all captured within an amazing couch o.O My fave part has to be the 2nd installment with a fresh take on a story level concept long forgotten and wonderfully remastered. This imagination capturing level will tickle your senses of amazement once your sucked into the cushions of Ratzingers couch. Now go find his lost brother and save him in this one of a kind platforming adventure. Kudos to you Mammette

http://ia.lbp.me/img/bl/92a195ef31bd828863a84d8e30f1f0cfcb4f17f5.pngVcorp' s DownfallTheOfficialKingKCC1: King's Creation Challenge 1: Make a platformer with no grabbing gameplay whatsoever.Music by @Buddydestruction Stickers by @JimmyJ75.This level utilizes twist 2.0, 3D, Merge, Sublayering and Logic Decoration.

There have been so many fast platformers with an emphasis on grabbing gameplay lately that TheOfficialKing set himself the challenge of building a level without any grabbing at all. The result is an absolute delight to play. The gameplay positively thrives on TheOfficialKing’s self-imposed restrictions as grabbing is replaced by a whole series of inventive contraptions and switch mechanics that flip you unexpectedly this way and that. The setting is stunning - sombrely gorgeous with proud pennants fluttering here and there, giving the whole place a sense of fallen grandeur. The music and lighting only add to the theatre - it gave me goosebumps at times. Great work.

http://i2.lbp.me/img/bl/a62e039d65f39888e1248951505598ff22f5b935.pngSKY COBRA: Aerial Liberation (1-2P)RoDRiGo-FiLiPiNoThe democratic island nation, South Saoria, has been invaded by its neighboring agressors from the north. The totalitarian regime of North Saoria has taken control of South Saoria's capital. The United Sack Nations have ordered a fleet of Aegis Class Cruisers and AFC's to deal with this threat. Get in your Sky Cobra Chopper and prepare for a power hungry army! Get ready for a full-scale WAR!!! Goodluck Pilot! [Started: 8/29/12 -- Release: 11/19/12 -- Rating: E] Music by: @Mastablastya and @Jarreguin001
Pew Pew X 1000 in this shooter. Rodrigo brings us another installement of a top down shooter extravaganza. I really appreciate that I can bring in a friend to enjoy this beast of a shooter. From boss battle to boss battle the landscaping, enemy A.I., and Power-ups bring this level to life. From beginning to end, this will make the heart pump with rhythmic beats of WOW. Fantastic effects boost this level into epicness and does not fail to deliver in fun. Kudos to you RodrigoAnother very impressive shooter from Rodrigo with all the high octane action and beautifully orchestrated mayhem we’ve come to expect. It’s a tribute to the design that you’re not reduced to just button mashing but feel that skill and tactics might just pay off better. It looks stunning too and comes with some awesome explosions! All in all one very cool challenge. As Limi says the two player mode is also a nice addition. Just don’t play with anyone who talks a lot. WES and I started with a B grade but rapidly slipped to a C...his fault entirely… *cough*

http://i2.lbp.me/img/bl/f828ea0d66e6a3ae6ca4202c53be3811f9181e9f.pngSOL - A Sunset SilhouetteTheNotorious-187We all live different lives, but, despite this fact, no matter where we're from, we can all experience the same beauty. Music by Velvet Audio .Font by RickRock_777 .Tree stickers by CAMEL504. Special thanks to everyone who gave feedback. Ghost_Creators
TheNotorious has always been one of my favorite creators when it comes to silhouette levels and this one is no exception in this case. The visuals are breathtaking mesmerizing and stunning. The transitions from one scene to the next is just so perfect and well put together it screams beauty beyond it's reminisce. This movie is defiantly worth checking out, as it takes you to all it's beautiful scenery well constructed people and dynamic atmosphere it will keep you impressed.Where's my popcorn!!!! WOWSERS (insert bio reference here) this was absolutely stunning. I was literally left speechless in this masterpiece. From the opening scene the atmosphere was immediately established. The scenes spoke loudly and brought on a sense of awe. Sometimes it takes a kick in the butt to realize such beauty that surrounds us everyday if we just went out to look for it. Notorious you have opened my eyes and give me a new sense of adventure. Kudos to you NotoriousA photograph freezes a moment in time and lets you see the fleeting beauty captured there. This series of silhouette tableaux from TheNotorious187 does the same thing. He has recreated a series of landmarks and scenes from across the world, all of them images caught at sunset. They’re glowingly beautiful as with all his silhouette work and linked together and put to music they make you see the beauty of the world more intensely for a moment. So put your down your controller and savour this piece of living art.

http://ic.lbp.me/img/bl/0fc806a19e3d82840cf473c7ba64d0d5b11a733d.pngGone with the Windse-mi92!!!Sixaxis Motion Controller requiered!!! Steer a bubble through a calm skyworld, but take care of spikes, strong winds and bad weather! 1 Player is playing, the others watch. Music by Koala5000, pa-siel_ and Mastablastya.
No fair I was tricked, I thought this was a LBP version of the Movie, LOL. My surprise instantly turned into drool. So everyone get ready to exercise those wrist muscles in this sixxaxis based platforming adventure that takes you thru the sky's and beyond. From the winds pushing me up into spikes to the button puzzle mazes this level definitely tested my ability to balance a controller. Complimented with a captivating scenery this is definitely on of those can't miss levels. Kudos to you SemiA pretty bubble floating in the breeze, a fun ride for a sack in charming, pastel landscape – what could possibly go wrong? Well, I suppose that depends on who’s steering the bubble… I soon wiped the happy, innocent grin off the face of my sack as the bubble wobbled ever closer to the looming spikes and the inevitable happened…again and again, lol! It’s a fun challenge - believe me, I always grind my teeth when I’m having fun ; ) Seriously though, it is fun – the next checkpoint is never too far away and the sense of satisfaction when you succeed in manoeuvring your bubble through the maze of spikes makes it all worthwhile. Se-mi has worked his magic again with another delightful, inventive and gorgeous looking level.

Also from the Showcase...
Played everything in the Spotlight and still looking for more?
These levels stand out from the crowd for a variety of reasons, so be sure to check them out!

[LBP2] A temple full of awesome contraptions and fun gameplay - Temple of Kaioshin (Platformer 1-4 Player) (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?79661-Temple-of-Kaioshin-(Platformer-1-4-Player)&p=1100609#post1100609) by LBPCreatorKit http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/kbbj35)
[LBP2] A truly impressive RPG with great depth and complexity - Hell Rising Main Game Shortcut 1P ONLY! (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?79696-HELL-RISING-(-Top-down-RPG-)&p=1100823#post1100823) by Workload http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/djhk6f)
[LBP2] A fantastic recreation of the original game - relaxing and beautiful flOw: LBP (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?79697-flOw-LBP&p=1100824#post1100824) by OmieR http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/kc91p5)
[LBP2] An adventure underground awaits you in this atmospheric cave filled with treacherous obstacles - The darkness - PART 1 (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?79721-The-Darkness-PART-1&p=1101041#post1101041) by theGrimm85 http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/kcy6cp)
[LBP2] A refreshingly different platformer - beautifully minimalist and simple in looks but with great depth - a must play! Cotton Fold (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?79756-Cotton-Fold&p=1101501#post1101501) by Kipmonlin http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/df1rsm)
[LBP2] High adventure awaits you as you go up against explosive minecarts andflammable scorpions on your way to a cracking Boss fight - Scorpion Valley (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?79734-Scorpion-Valley&p=1101253#post1101253) by katoregama http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/k78ysy)
[LBP2] Have you got the skills to make it through the obstacles in this fiendish sack testing unit? Precision and a cool nerve required! Virtually Impossible (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?79813-Virtually-Impossible&p=1102004#post1102004) by Qusion http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/kd-1m6)
[LBP2] A gorgeous, colourful trip to the other side of the rainbow - heavenly atmosphere and a treat for the senses - Over the rainbow (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?79823-Over-the-rainbow&p=1102157#post1102157) by konnron http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/kg8h45)
[LBP2] More great beats - Morta's Music Mania! [Gallery III] (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?79829-Morta-s-Music-Mania!-(Gallery-III)&p=1102220#post1102220) by Lil_Morta_7 http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/kgcvn5)
[LBP2] Go head to head with your friends in this frantic and dizzying minigame Spin it! (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?79854-Spin-it!&p=1102578#post1102578) by Townzee http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/khx3mx)
[LBP2] Some superb jetpack gameplay and lush, rich visuals on offer in this must play level - Vermillion Grove (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?79870-Vermillion-Grove-by-squid2723&p=1102811#post1102811) by squid2723 http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/kjwc6s)
[LBP2] An oh so clever, cool and unusual platformer you won't want to miss - Conforming Is Not A Option - Another Extreme Platformer (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?79880-Conforming-Is-Not-A-Option&p=1102960#post1102960) by calysta-aayla http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/khwdh4)
[LBP2] An awesome code cracking minigame. Will you succeed in looting the treasure or spend the night in jail? Who Got The Treasure ? (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?79907-Who-Got-The-Treasure&p=1103240#post1103240) by Nepgel http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/kj2sms)
[LBP2] A cool shooter level - have fun blasting your friends in Blast Chamber (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?79895-New-Level-Blast-Chamber&p=1103161#post1103161) by Shamanate http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/kjfffq)
[LBP2] A relaxing swim through some stunning underwater landscape - Pacific Reef (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?79921-Pacific-Reef-(platformer)&p=1103497#post1103497) by alain251 http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/kkzwbj)

05-26-2013, 09:46 PM

http://i4.api.vita.lbp.me/img/bl/d14d48f8bf0cedf4651bdeefa7834ee1bdc16faa.pngDesert 's Edge [Score Challenge]bonner123Why did someone leave all of these bubbles here? Aim for the highest score! Red bubbles are worth 100 points. Buttons also dispense profit (and a semi-permanent multiplier) if pressed.

This episode of vita levels maybe be lacking quantity but it sure isn't lacking quality with the first level from Bonner you will be sure to find wacky visuals and insanely fun original gameplay. The main focus of this level is trying to carry long point combos, but Bonner doesn't make it easy with his trademark difficult gameplay, making it rewarding when you do pull it off. This level is a must play and it will have you coming back for more.
Bonner123 has made a name for himself by constantly pushing the limits of level design and his unique and highly addictive gameplay. Beautiful to look at and a blast to play. If you like bubble chains, and who doesn't, you need to play his new score challenge. A bubble junkie's dream come true if ever there was one. Bonner kicks of this fortnight's spotlight with an absolute killer level with so many combo's that you'll have bubbles spilling out of your eyes for months after! Points aside, there's tonnes of original gameplay that'll have you gasping for more and it's all wrapped up in crazy, zany visuals which work perfectly. Don't miss out on this madhouse of a level!

http://i9.api.vita.lbp.me/img/bl/4b97cf68fdeffe76f720dfc75440da34de775f5b.pngFink's MFG is OFF THE HOOK!dsdavveSackary Fink called you a big Sissy. Are you going just stand there and take it? NO, show that little stuffed smuggo he's wrong! Jump, grab and launch yourself towards greatness! This is meant to be played with the right thumb on the screen and the left one on the L stick.

dsdavve mixes both the touch controls and button controls seamlessly in his latest level. With the touch mechanic introduced in this level it will have you swinging around the stunning looking city with a few taps to the screen creating a whole new enjoyable gameplay experience. As well as the fun gameplay the visuals are up there with the very best levels to come out of lbpv so far, I highly recommend giving this level a play!
Dsdave scores a team pick from Tarsier with his take on one of the best parts of Bioshock Infinite, the sky hooks. Building an entire level around an individiual gameplay mechanic is a bold move, but he nails it and even takes it further with a level design that looks and plays like a dream. A beautiful user interface greets you and displays helpful tips while you decide your fate, three different gameplay scenarios to choose from, plenty of different ways to get to the scoreboard, and even an Easter egg or two for you to search for, this level is a must play for anyone who owns lbpvita.Another new spotlight, and another new game mechanic. I have no idea how so long after the release of LBPVita creators can still use the tools in innovative ways, but this is exactly what this level has for the community. If you haven't played it yet, then you'll want to go right now. Stop reading and go, because this level is better to play than I could ever write about it!

http://i3.api.vita.lbp.me/img/bl/2a3ef08f25a8fdf82c30fbd9ca771d0ffac25701.pngTechno logy Hole [Racer]bonner123In the desert there are many holes, but none as technological as the Technology Hole. It's actually more of a shaft but whatever. Race to the bottom! Inspired by Kipmonlin's Close Quarters level on LBP2. Check it out, it's awesome! Single player recommended, yo.

Bonner123 scores two Vita spotlights this time with another one of a kind offering to the community moon. Challenging gameplay that is never too unfair, and a slick level design that will boggle your mind at it's complexity. I have been going back to this level all week marveling the gameplay and uncommon aesthetics. The premise is simple to this level, but descend into the technology hole at your own risk. Bonner returns for a second spotlight in this episode, and this one is every bit as good as his first! Once again the gameplay is spot-on and you'll find yourself seamlessly moving from section to section because of the brilliant layout and design. Two spotlights well deserved and I hope you'll play both of these stormers!

There are no honourable mentions this Episode.

05-26-2013, 09:48 PM

https://lbpk-production.s3.amazonaws.com/player_creations/536159/preview_image_128x128.pngCentral Core Station
You've never seen a more powerful peice of hardware than here! Take a trip through this fantasmal core, and while you're at it, order some Hot Rod Puffs for the ultimate racing experience!

Jaw Dropping Visuals! So crisp and clean, with nearly everything accented with contrasting neon highlights: Just some of the ways i would flummox my way through a semi-sensible description of this track. In all seriousness though its a fantastic track and the theme is executed better than a piece of bacon wrapped in (you guessed it) more bacon!
segue: Drool...BAcOn~<3

Super Computer XMagicalHamster
A thrilling race through the circuitry of a high-tech computer. Ride floppy disks and shoot mouse cursors at your opponents! Collect awesome prizes!

Simply put, everyone must play this track! Its a journey that begins at the click of a mouse and soon sees our sac-heros ripping down the information super-highway! I'm not sure if its intentional or not but even for an LBPK creation its fairly representative of our daily interactions! -Bam!-
Silly analogy aside, the track is fairly mind-blowing in its own right. Binary sequences trail the track side, computations processing in the distance. Picture this, if life were like the scene in 'Hook' where the lost boys imagine a gigantic feast, than this track is the sort of thing they would dream up at Thanks Giving/Christmas!
Bangerang! Rufio!

Also from the Showcase...
Played everything in the Spotlight and still looking for more?
These levels stand out from the crowd for a variety of reasons, so be sure to check them out!

[LBPK]Welcome to the Jungle! Metropolis (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?79879-New-Track-Metropolis) by Itachifox http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (https://karting.lbp.me/v/bpuv)

05-26-2013, 10:49 PM
Great job guys!

05-26-2013, 11:23 PM
good job guys glad to play these level :D

05-27-2013, 12:53 AM
I'm happy to see that after such a long time the lbpc spotlights are still alive. That crew will never cease to amaze me!
I can't remember last time I played a level so I'll add these to my queue and see how the creativity and the community changed since last year. I can't wait !

05-27-2013, 02:17 AM
Awesome! Congratulations to all the creators :star: The PS3 levels never ceases to amaze me!
Oh, and Congrats to bonner123!, Spotlight Combo x2! :p

05-27-2013, 04:46 AM
Thanks for the dynamic dastardly duo of spotlights as well as the nod for squid! It's actually quite a hefty spotlight on the PS3 side of things, with several great picks and nods. I'll need to get caught up on the past few spotlights once life starts making more sense. :B

05-27-2013, 05:14 AM
Awesome spotlighted levels! I will be sure to queue the whole list. Great work spotlighters!! :D

-- Jauw

05-27-2013, 06:23 AM
Thanks for the spotlight guys, you have made my day!! :)

The hard work you put into every episode is appreciated and doesn't go unnoticed!

Well one to everyone else too.

05-27-2013, 03:08 PM
Well done to everyone! Another good job Spotlight Crew :)

05-28-2013, 12:38 PM
Cool! Thanks for the Honorable Mention guys! :D

05-28-2013, 03:32 PM
I have all ready tried some of these, so far im loving them and pretty sure I will love the ones in my que too. Thank you for the spot light, I love what you guys do for everyone

05-28-2013, 05:37 PM
Another excellent set of spotlighted levels. Looking forward to play them, but first...finals.

05-28-2013, 08:33 PM
Hey guys! I just thought I'd pop over here and let you guys know that I'll be streaming the LBP2 Spotlights over on my Twitch channel (http://www.twitch.tv/theshamblade) around 6pm CST.

[link] (http://www.twitch.tv/theshamblade)

I won't be doing any commentary; it will just be gameplay. Come on over if you want to watch! I would like to do something like this more often, but I just need to see if people are interested at all.

05-28-2013, 09:06 PM
awesome! Thanks Shamgar!

05-28-2013, 11:19 PM
Streaming now at http://www.twitch.tv/theshamblade !

05-28-2013, 11:49 PM
Cool. I'll go and check it out! Thanks for doing this XD

05-29-2013, 01:17 AM
Awesome, thanks for streaming this, really cool of you! :D

05-29-2013, 12:28 PM
Great job, Spotlight Crew, on another awesome selection of levels.

And congrats to all the "Creators" for pub'ing some brilliant works. Bravo!


05-31-2013, 05:19 PM
Soooooo ... When is the VITA hub being published? :3 (I am way too excited for that thing Dx)

06-03-2013, 12:19 AM
A little late to see this, but I'm very excited to play these levels :)
Have them all queued.
Thanks to the creators and spotlight crew.

06-09-2013, 08:43 PM
Locked and archived.