View Full Version : Community Spotlight Episode 121

09-29-2013, 10:56 AM

Welcome everyone to the latest episode of the Spotlight. It may not be the biggest Spotlight ever...due no doubt to other distractions lately (I’m looking at you, GTA V) but it still has some cracking levels for you to get your teeth into. So take a break from the streets of Los Santos and check out the latest and greatest offerings from the Level Showcases here. Many thanks to all the creators who keep producing levels of this quality.


http://i7.lbp.me/img/bl/6c75d90896c02b0ca3b809d9e1544bbca1f4107e.png(LBPC1 0) It's Payback Time!pj15Employee of the month, You?! Well of course, you deserve it! Your after all a model of efficiency, Punctuality, and loyalty. This qualifies you for a very exciting experimentation. We are looking forward to see you. And don't worry about that security breach in the high security's quarters. Really. Don't bother. We completely have forgotten about it. honest. My entry for the LBPC's tenth contest. Hope you enjoy it! :) _________special thanks.... gwengivar, music by buddydestruction, comphermc-tutorials
Whoa X 10³! This level just about has it all! You start the scene by breaking into a highly technical secret facility, where you'll have to be pretty sneaky to outwit the guards on patrol. Just stick to the shadows and you'll soon find yourself at that which you seek, a super duper, ultra mega...Time Machine! This thing is the epitome of BAD ACE. I'm telling you, I don't recall ever seeing a time machine as cool as this one. You manhandle the controls, hop in and soon find yourself thousands upon thousands of years in the past where you meet a host of cool cave dwellers, including a buxom cave lady...hubba hubba! This is section is, by far, my favorite section in this adventure. The gameplay is just so fun and the cast of characters you meet along the way are laugh out loud hilarious. I will not spoil the ending for you, but let's just say that's it's unexpected. This is one adventure you don't want to miss out on. This a level of contrasts: between the stealth gameplay of the first half and the platforming fun of the second; between the sleek hi-tech of the facility and the flickering darkness of the caves in the pre-historic era. The bridge between the two is a superb time machine which sends you spinning from one to the other in a very cool sequence of special effects. The level really comes to life in the second half as you encounter a set of cavemen who could have come straight from a Flintstones cartoon and find yourself swinging from fossil dinosaur ribs and dodging runaway boulders. My favourite moment involves a sha...no, I promised not to spoil it, so you’ll just have to play this level to find out. A highly entertaining adventure in time.

http://i8.lbp.me/img/bl/e6864d97a525d27ac24d97d80f1a3c2ab24f3c34.pngAdvent ures of the Paper Squirrel [TearawayCompetitionUS]Jayano[1 Player Only][CONTROLS:(X=Jump)(Square=Dash)(x+square=long jump)(R1=Grab+Throw)(Triangle=drumjump] Help the Mummers get their mail back! Created by VolcanicThor, Jayano, and Destroyer5563. There are a ton of Tearaway themed prizes to be collected made by us for you to use in your own levels, including Atoi and Iota costumes, Fonts, Music, and Stickers. So be sure to look everywhere for them! [CREDITS](Game Design, Logic, and Visuals: @VolcanicThor and @Jayano) | (Music: @Destroyer5563 | (Help: @Jujupon)
Right before a couple months of starting an amazing adventure with Iota and Atoi in Tearaway, this level came at the right time and I loved this from the very beginning. It'sthat ca a tearaway themed rpg where you play as a orange squirrel. A perfectly sized RPG plus a playable Squirrel that can make a punch hole with its strong twirl attack. What could you want from LittleBigPlanet? You go out and search around the map with plenty of collectibles to find and a lot of townspeople people to talk too. They can either ask for help or have a mini greeting for you. There are different areas you can play though such as a dark cave where you have to use light to avoid dying in goo and you can jump to reach high ledges. I swear if a squirrel can do this in real life and much more like the playable squirrel in this Tearaway-esque adventure, it would be the end of the world. Wow and Whoa combined make "Whow!" I guess it does. Anyway, Wow, this level rocks! To be perfectly honest, I'm just not too fond of the top down RPG genre in LittleBigPlanet *endures a round of Boos and Hisses* Alright, alright, settle down. I fancy the platformers most, but I have to say that I genuinely enjoyed this little adventure. The scenery was top notch and coupled with the cast of characters you happen upon, make for some really great visuals. The gameplay is fun and engaging as well. Just like in any RPG, you meet the townspeople and take on different task for them which in turn, helps you to complete your own task. This is a marvelous adventure with a great variety in scenery and gameplay and is simply a must play.

http://ie.lbp.me/img/bl/94e1a3d131acbccd9dc6d870ed4d6506cf662341.pngBlastw orks [1 Player] [Very Hard]Holguin86A sequel of sorts to the Mm-Picked level Missile Works, you must grapple and grab explosive missiles and bombs to guide them into obstacles and clear the way ahead. WARNING: There are some challenging and puzzling obstacles within that require cunning and dexterity to pass - not for the faint-hearted or the impatient! Can you find all 20 cherries and win the boss battle as a prize? | With thanks to beta-testers, in particular iBubek for ideas and music. | LBPCentral.com | LittleBigPlanetarium.com
Holiguin, you have stepped up your game from your last 'works level and it executed very well. If you haven't played the first level called MissleWorks, you should as it is awesome and comparing the two will be very interesting. In the first level, there are missiles and a grapple hook.This is where a new ambitious gameplay element was introduced to my eyes where you can guide the missiles by grappling to it and a slew of well thought up puzzles made it more of an original experience. Now, you just don't grapple missiles --which comes back with more awesome new gameplay in Blastworks-- but you now have bombs being introduced to the mechanics creating a higher level challenge. Not to mention the use of missiles and grabinators to jump higher, the great design, and a really fun boss battle at the end to top it all off. I think he went more than a step higher and that raised bar keeps me wanting for more. Ahahahaha! I'm handing out "whoas" like there's no tomorrow baby! WHOA and Shazam! Holguin, Holguin, Holguin. First, I apologize. I said some naughty words throughout this level and may have even called you a "mean poo poo head" a time or two. Admittedly, most of the offensive language came when I got to that nasty robot. What the heck was that dude's problem anyway? Geez! He was in a mighty tizzy for some reason. Here I was feeling pretty darn good about myself, saying things like, "look at all these points I have" and "I'm the kind of this level babay," only to have my scoreboard dreams stomped on by this jerk! Anyway, Second, this level is brilliant. I think I enjoyed this one more than Missile Works. The clever gameplay here is challenging, but also very rewarding and fun. Patience will guide you to the end, where you'll encounter a cool looking robot with a huge chip on his shoulder. Enjoy!Haha, bio! Nice to see our “whoa” quotient back where it should be :P This is certainly a level which deserves that kind of reaction. My experience playing it was uncannily like yours (minus the swearing, of course *cough*) I had a ball getting through the clever puzzles and platforming sections. Holguin’s “100 different ways to blow up a sack” gameplay is ingenious and finding those cherries (why cherries I wonder?) adds to the fun. The boss though was my undoing. I think my sack must have some kind of magnet built in that just attracts bombs and pounding fists! Never mind – it’s a great level – the design is wonderful and it has the perfect combination of challenge and fun. One of those beacon of light levels, in fact.

http://id.lbp.me/img/bl/c3d60b8a7acc7768e7f50c2e2338fd7b2afe027a.pngJMC 2nd Music Gallery(music giveaway)JpnMusicCollaboWe are project "JMC(Japanese Musicians Collaboration)". This level is JMC's 2nd Music gallery! There are 25 original music, and they are made by co-op create. Let's enjoy LBP with JMC music♪ 日本の音楽クリエイターチームJMC(Japanese Musicians Collaboration)の2ndミュージックギャラリーです。本ステでは全25曲のオリジナルミュー ジックを収録し、そのうち13曲がJMCメンバーによる共同製作によるものです。是非お楽しみ 下さい。 【Produce企画・総合演出:@oya_710】 【Artworkアート:@HIKOOSEN @nottkun @Kimuko-0829 @ajisagi】 【Membersメンバー:See credit in level ステ内クレジットをご覧下さい】
What I love about LittleBigPlanet the most is that it has the power to connect all kinds of style and artwork from all over the world. Different countries have people with their own creative inputs gets exposed to us from anywhere in the world thanks to LBP. We now are aware of designs based on different cultures, we gain help and advice on different languages, and learn new traditions and facts about our world through other creators. One way to express culture is of course entertainment, and this music gallery has brought Japanese styled music exposing such a wonderful treat across the world to us. Other than having a well made and presented gallery with a lot of details and satisfying design, there are 25 tracks by the amazing Japanese community --including remixed music-- that were created via collaboration by talented LBP Japanese composers. This Japanese Collab team has SO much potential and has so much more to offer and I will definitively check back to see more from them.Another great music gallery from the JMC. Just as charmingly presented as the first and with a whole set of new tunes to enjoy. I love the little intro cartoons for each member of the collab and the remixes of each track are fascinating to listen to. They just demonstrate how much of a real collaboration this is. As hyper says, it’s a great example of how to play, create and above all share. Wonderful, quirky and full of talent.

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] Instantly hop into an intense Mad Max-based vehicle action sequence in MAD MAX (THE ROAD WARRIOR) (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?81806-Mad-max-(the-road-warrior)) by Krangballs http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/m5kfvv)
[LBP2]Test out your pro LBP skills and patience in possibly the hardest Obstacle Course challenge within LBP history in [Obstacle Course - VERY HARD] (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?81785-4-Obstacle-Course-VERY-HARD-COLLAB) by DokterVintij http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/qnqgq5y)
[LBP2] Some great animations and cool Mario-esque scenery on show in this tribute level - NEW Super Mario Bros. (720p) - World 1-3 (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?81831-Super-Mario-World-1) by bluearth http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/qnz4cbq)
[LBP2] Apprehend a task given by Iota of guiding the sackbots through a journey with a magical cursor in [TearawayCompetitionEU] Mailbots (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?81843-TearawayCompetitionEu-Mailbots&p=1129170#post1129170) by TSKM7 http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/qnqhkxk)
[LBP2] Platform among the bees and satisfy your honey craving with a honey-licious design in Honeycomb Canyons (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?81880-Honeycomb-Canyons) by shookie_monster http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/qntpp67)
[LBP2] A spooky platformer treat that reminds us its Halloween time again in Halloween Night Cemetery (Platformer) (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?81901-Halloween-Night-Cemetery-(Platformer)) by ariosr http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/qnvpkpn)
[LBP2] Fantastic atmosphere and some fun gameplay await you in this relaxing cave based platformer. Can you find the secret room? Secluded Wonders (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?81945-quot-Secluded-Wonders-(1P)-quot) by zories http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/qnwq3f0)

For those reading the Spotlight on the Front Page, click here (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?81996-Community-Spotlight-Episode-121-(thread-for-publishing)&p=1130910&viewfull=1#post1130910)for a link to the Vita Spotlight and here (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?81996-Community-Spotlight-Episode-121-(thread-for-publishing)&p=1130921&viewfull=1#post1130921)for Karting

09-29-2013, 05:19 PM

http://i7.api.vita.lbp.me/img/bl/88740d2fa2596755828baa8f3f8a4c52d255b445.pngEveryt hing it's PurpleRAPPER92Hello everyone, after have reading the positive comments on my level:'THE LAST BLOB', I've created a new level based on the same physical formula softbody! This level is not long enough itself, but if you search the 5 secrets, you can say the opposite!! I recommend you play this level in a room quite dark, so you can fully enjoy the brightness of details! (*Secrets: it's my personal opinion, think about what you want) ;) v.1.15

I really hope your favorite color of all time is purple. If not, then this amazing concept will get you to love purple more than your favorite color now. Do you love blobs? You will love blobs after playing this because a purple blob is what you control in this well executed presentation of what LittleBigPlanet Vita can accomplish. A blob that climb walls and jump and has wonderful animation to capture realistic movement. I honestly thought at first a Tarsier employee created this concept because it looks so professional. Quality is better than quantity, and this is a perfect example of that. Everything is purple is one of those levels where you have no idea how it is done and all you have to do is just sit back and enjoy it. It is manly a tech demo to showcase an amazing blob effect with great physics. However, don't think for a moment you will be getting off easy. The level is pretty challenging, but rewarding as well. It is so beautiful you want to see what more it has to offer. I highly recommend playing this level as it is an experience matched only by a few levels.

http://ia.api.vita.lbp.me/img/bl/54aeb2709eca726006faaf95591dc3f6398bb396.pngTouch Fold Forest [TearawayCompetitionEU]BossVegHats are important, especially for frogs. But when hats go missing, it's a good idea to have a Sackboy around to save the day. Go gadding across the cutting mat in this touchy platformer, inspired by Tearaway..... Difficulty ~ Medium/Hard (1P ONLY)

It's been quite a challenge to find a heart-filling happiness kind of level. It's takes a lot of colors and cheerful music and a lot of dedication. Told Fold Forest does what it should and it is a very enjoyable adventure. After you spawn from the entrance checkpoint, you can easily tell that the rest of the platformer will look great and the level takes it a step further with some really enjoyable gameplay. The journey is a satisfying-lengthed trip that is not too short or is too long. Be aware of unexpected papercuts! Touch fold forest is a papery masterpiece, it captures the tearaway theme fantastically well by seamlessly using all the tools that the vita has to offer. Using the touchscreen felt natural which is very rare to find in games, as it often feels gimmicky, but certainly not in this level. Also the progression in this level is marvellous, you start off slow with only a few gameplay mechanics and then gradually get introduced to more and more mechanics which all have their uses. This level should be a contender for the big prize!

http://i9.api.vita.lbp.me/img/bl/2f9d5ae3a956a3bb65139f3b4db8cea477129811.pngOver the Clouds (CYIC1)Pulparindo15It's time to fly and pop some ballons over the clouds! [Dificulty: Medium]
ITS FUSION TIME! Pulparindo15 fuses sticker panel material, great design, and a wonderful unique idea which crafted a survival with the potential of being a full-out game! You are a bird flying and tied with 3 balloons. You may be wondering, why in the world does a flying bird need balloons to help it fly? The answer would be two things. The game play mechanic where you have to tap to make the bird fly higher and not tap to make the bird fly lower uses the balloons as an excuse for weight to bring on the challenge. The balloons also serve as lives where you have to avoid being hit by enemies by shooting them (with pellet-like weapons) or else you pop a balloon. Its game over where you have no balloons left and that is where the survival part comes to play. I'm sure you will enjoy this as much as I have, and there is likely more to come in the next update.
Over the clouds is a cute, fun little mini game. The artwork is simply amazing, with its cartoon art direction it is true eye candy, it is just great fun to look at. But what also makes this level stands out is the unique gameplay mechanic of having balloons strapped to your bird which adds a unique tactic which isn't found is any other side scrolling shooters. You have two ways of dying, one way is by losing all three lives by getting shot and the other way is by having all your balloons get popped. So you can cleverly avoid getting shot and maybe loose a balloon in the process and still be okay. However, becareful because if you lose all your lives or balloons, it's bye bye birdy.

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!

[LBPV] It's a beautiful experience traveling through the four seasons to deliver a note to Iota in Tearaway within The Escape to Tearaway (TearawayCompetitionUS) (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?81790-The-Escape-To-Tearaway-(TearawayCompetitionUS)) by TheInfiltrator7 http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://vita.lbp.me/v/f6-4y)
[LBPV] Interact with these life-like animated fish that uses a 3D concept presented in a 2D water tank environment in Interactive Fish Tank -Tropical (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?81875-Nearly-3D-in-a-2D-world) by tabycatmeow http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://vita.lbp.me/v/f7w6j)
[LBPV] Adventure deep in the wilderness during a winter storm to find an abandoned old war zone to explore within War A Way (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?81936-War-A-Way&p) by doggy97 http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://vita.lbp.me/v/f9v2f)
[LBPV] Platform higher and higher venturing through Sky Islands where birds lie and a boss waits at the top in SkyIsland Birds (platform) (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?81940-SkyIsland-Birds-(platform)-plz-play-it-_) by hojmale http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://vita.lbp.me/v/fe1-z)
[LBPV] Being the long journey of an Assassin adventure by breaking out of prison in Guild of Assassins - Prison break (part one) (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?81903-Guild-of-Assassins-Prison-break-(part-one)) by scarybiscuit http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://vita.lbp.me/v/f939y)
[LBPV] Step right in and begin your quest of learning the Japanese language in Learn Japanese Lesson 1 (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?81821-Learn-Japanese-with-sackboy-sensei!) by mrwarmhands http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://vita.lbp.me/v/f7ee4)

09-29-2013, 05:34 PM

Sky of Cards
Inspired by the great level "Cardbridge", from Alice Madness Returns
A deck of cards. An object created that has so many uses depending on a person's imagination. Card games like war, black jack and gold fish, card throwing, stacking card castles, magic tricks and so much more. Now this level implemented cards to be in a form of a racing experience, therefore showing LittleBigPlanet Karting can extend the broad uses of a 52 card deck. All of the track is made out of different cards, there are card tunnels, there is a major card hurricane in the center of the track and plenty of flying cards in the background to make this a one-of-a-kind experience. I've never been able to stack cards. However, DonTedesco has been delt a very special deck in life and knows exactly what to do with them, make a Card themed LittleBigPlanet Karting level. He managed to blow me away with his beautiful card tricks and crafty level planning. If you like cards/good levels go ahead and check him out.

Tomb Much
Mysteriously appearing in Hatshepsutopia. Sackthing meets the Marvelous Bastia Hatshepsut . She lost the sacred yarn of the ancients. Sackthing must Bastia or is that Tomb Much. I also created the team picked: Arent Tomb Many.
You can never have Tomb much (ha, see what I did there?) excitement and fun especially with this great desert filled track. Right from a very neat intro with a basic story to showing the dessert surroundings all the way to passing through sand dunes, waterfalls and pyramids trying to dodge the trees and camels positioned in your way. Even though it is now fall time, try not to let the intense heat waves from this level get you! Thirsty for more? Well it's only natural, you're in the desert. Race in-and-out of ancient Pyrimids looking for Bastia's Sacred Yarn. Of course you're not the only one after it, outrace every one else for victory. Just don't get sand in your eyes.

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] A wonderful race with a spooky theme fumed within Gold Rush (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?81768-Unsung-Heroes-of-LBPK) by KNUKESHIFT http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (https://karting.lbp.me/v?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=gold+rush)

09-29-2013, 07:31 PM
Yay, another great set of levels to queue! :)


09-29-2013, 07:34 PM
Wooop, another awesome episode with some truly amazing levels. Well done girls and guys! A special thanks to Hyper, excellent job buddy!

@Hubbie you deserve a cookie... Not so fast though, get that spotlight level published!! Believe me, Hubbie is working on it :p

09-29-2013, 08:36 PM
Not so big, but still an awesome spotlight. Congrats everyone featured! Also, extra thanks to Hypedude! :D

09-29-2013, 11:49 PM
Wohoo! My level, Spotlighted! :D
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5522/10009583375_3581eea751.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93211743@N07/10009583375/)

09-30-2013, 01:00 AM
Good job on another episode. Thanks for the nod.

09-30-2013, 01:19 AM
Yeah, a special thanks to hyperdude, indeed. The rest of us have been a bit distracted the past fortnight, what with one thing and another, and he has really held the whole spotlight together with his work on the PS3 side and vita and karting! In fact, he has has lived up to his name and then some XD

Congratulations too to all the creators featured. You guys make it worthwhile booting up LBP. Keep being awesome <3

09-30-2013, 01:48 AM
What happened to the creator spotlight? I really miss those plus a lot of great creators out there not getting a chance at that honor.

09-30-2013, 10:03 AM
Yeah, a special thanks to hyperdude, indeed. The rest of us have been a bit distracted the past fortnight, what with one thing and another,

.... in other words GTA V. ;)

09-30-2013, 12:26 PM
Ahhhh there's no better way to start a day than with a rather fresh bunch of new spotlights to queue. Thanks to the always hard-working crew for this magnificent bowl of creativity and for the people who were strong (or poor) enough to overcome the distraction of GTA V. :D

09-30-2013, 01:47 PM
Nice spotlight :)

Gongratz everyone who have been picked! ^^

09-30-2013, 08:07 PM
Hey, where's my newest LBPV level? Oh well, not all of my levels can make it to the list. Congrats to all of this episode's spotlighted levels, though.

10-03-2013, 06:07 PM
Wehay! Big thanks for the spotlight! :D

10-03-2013, 06:56 PM
Thanks for the community spotlight I really do appreciate it!, and good job to everyone that got chosen as well!

10-03-2013, 08:54 PM
hiiiooooo ,
i think i posted my thanks on the other page already but ill do it here as well. THANK YOU GUYS! i really needed this one :) i have not seen the community come to my earth in awhile and it has been nice to see some activity. helps a creator feel motivated to create again :)

thanks again

10-09-2013, 03:31 PM
Holy smokes...a hard level actually got a nod? *faints from excitement* Thank you! XD

10-11-2013, 01:06 AM
cant wait to dive into the ones I didn't get a chance to play.... L-I-M-I exits to power on his new VITA!!!

10-13-2013, 07:54 PM
locked and archived