View Full Version : Community Spotlight Episode 134

04-13-2014, 03:41 PM

Welcome everyone to the Easter Episode of the Spotlight. We have some great levels for you to enjoy. From epic adventures to awesome level series (both in LBP2 and Vita), classic platforming and a stunning shooter. There’s truly something for everyone. A huge thank you to all the talented creators out there who keep producing these gems and thank goodness for holidays which give everyone extra time for creating and playing!

Talking of holidays, Jauw is giving the hub an Easter makeover so be sure to give it a play when it's published tomorrow!

Without further ado, on with the Spotlight:

Link to Hubbie and the LBPC Spotlight hubs for LBP2 (http://lbp.me/u/LBPCentralHub)



http://ic.lbp.me/img/bl/25cb5603e706243aa13ca48edc10b3af34a888b2.pngLBN Sackquest: The Diamond Of Dark Mountain part oneArklonONE PLAYER ONLY! An entry in the LittleBigNetWorks SackQuest! A vile dragon has ravaged the land and Kidnapped the Queen and her son, You are the Chosen One, you must help the Brave Knight on his quest to slay the dragon!
I'm chuckling to myself as I sit here writing this. This series has so much memorable humor in it that you really have to play it several times to fully appreciate it and see it all. I'm not talking just the voiced dialog either, oh no, there are loads more to make you laugh out loud. Humor aside, this really a great series of levels that is just chock full of those little details that you will probably miss the first go round. Now I'm snorting thinking about something else, you have to see these levels!Bout dang time we get another addition of Sackboy and the Bear. This time round Arklon brings us a mighty quest chalked full of Humour, adventure, and did I say Humour? This is a phenomenal quest loaded to the brim of whimsy one-liners, hysterical dialogue, and did I mention the Horse yet? My favorite part had to be when The Bear fell down and was stuck at the bottom and just went on yammering and such, makes me smile just thinking of that part. Stickmandude and Arklon are such a great duo together and compliment each other's personalities like a lock and bolt. For those who haven't yet got to play this I would definitely queue this up if I were you, but I am not you cause I already played and can attest to its Epicness. I have to say that this Sackquest entry has so much charm it’s not true. It has to be one of the funniest series I have ever played. It’s not easy to pull off humour in LBP but I lost count of the times this just had me chuckling or plain laughing out loud. The bear and his (Spiderman!) horse, the incident with the soup, the narrator with attitude, sooo many funny one-liners and visual jokes. The rest of the series is just as great, full of imagination, cool ideas and interesting, larger than life visuals. There’s never a dull moment. It may not have the highest levels of polish or sophistication in the gameplay but it more than makes up for that with its freshness, creativity and humour. A level series with a big heart.

http://i1.lbp.me/img/bl/de1509d941e9e519e7f2100b2abe1b27db0a55f8.png(LBN SACKQUEST) Prabhu & The Cosmos Astrosanguineus Seedretrogamer7(An entry in Littlebignetworks SackQuest) The Planet Probian stopped spinning leaving most of the World in darkness. Everyone & everything in the darkness slowly perished. Prabhu was the last of his kind. From the darkness to the light side of the Planet Probian. Prabhu sets out on a journey that he dreamed of, over & over. Can Prabhu finish his quest & save his kind from Extinction? (1Player only) HAPPY GAMING :) & Good luck.
Whoa! I was seriously impressed with this. You know, I don't recall Retro ever making a level like this. He should definitely make moar! Wow, this is another one of those levels where in some places you just stop and go, Whoa. Retro has designed this world, this magnificent amazing world, in which you play as Prabhu, who is the last of his kind and sets out one incredible journey. Along the way you will encounter puzzles and platforms and enemies and just all kinds of dangers. The quest is challenging but very rewarding. A must play in my opinion.The quality of the entries to the LBN SackQuest contest has been so high and this level is again a testimony to the sheer effort put into it and the vision of the creator. The scenery is gorgeous – full of life and colour - and there are some great special effects and cinematic moments to feast the eyes on. The hero Prabhu may be a small blob-like creature but he has an appeal and a naivety which soon endear you to him and make you want him to succeed in his quest to save his kind. There’s plenty of challenge along the way too, with some interesting platforming and puzzles and some great secrets to find. A hugely enjoyable level which at times will take your breath away.Getting ready to pair up with this awesome little dude called Prabhu on one epic and logic adventure to rescue his kind from extinction. A basic story but yet it is so beautiful as it speaks out to you during the quest in one of the most enjoyable platformers I've played with a character that was made out of sticker panel. The design is gorgeous and bright made out of Aztec gold and will have you jumping around all over the place testing your awesome skills! This little red fella has the power to summon a bright light once you grasp the ability and it will make the platforming even more entertaining and edge-seeking. It is not until you get the end when you are tasked with something alluring to do right when you reach the final seconds of Prabhu's adventure that can easily touch your heart as a mission completed.

http://if.lbp.me/img/bl/53f9ba226d2d1d46de9bd04cb09ae6430df2f4a2.png(DVLC1 Winner) "Living In Ruins"KomodoBrothers(Winner of DragonVarsity's Level Contest #1) "Living in ruins of a palace within my dreams, and you know, we're on each other's team." Make your way through the abandoned temple as you avoid booby traps and swing with your grapple hook, you may discover it's not abandoned after all...Paintings by
To be honest, this level surprised me a little. I wasn't expecting it to be so gorgeous! I loved it here and wanted to stay much longer and explore every nook and cranny but the urge to press on controlled me as I wanted to see what else Komodobrothers had in store. I very much enjoyed the gameplay and the clever use of sackbots was highly..well, clever. Puzzle platformers are a rare breed in LBP, so it's always nice to see one and extra nice to see one done so well as this one. It's no wonder this was the winner in DragonVarsity's contest. If you haven't yet played this, please do yourself a favor and take a look. As I enter this wonderful world the first thing that struck out to me was the lighting and the genius use of certain materials. It heavily made me feel like I was playing journey and it certainly hit the dessert-esque theme DragonVarsity was looking for in his first contest. If the design does not simply wisk you away from your feet, then the gameplay with the sackbots will! Prepare to meet these random dude all dressed in black with a hoodie. As much as they look like a foe, they are really useful as you can consume them to your advantage by grappling on to them to hit certain buttons, move along platform-less areas, pull levels and other cool neat bits. In the end the atmosphere will be one you will miss, as this creator is getting better with his creations and 1 upping his game every single time - well done!This is one of those levels that sucks you in and charms you. First there’s the wonderful, slightly moody atmosphere. I just loved the earthy subdued colours and the mellow lighting. The vistas through the temple to the sky beyond, the waving grasses and the billowing sands were just beautifully done and the music by xTrillexx matches the mood perfectly. Then there’s the gameplay. On your way through the temple you’ll encounter some enigmatic crow-like creatures who “help” you navigate some of the traps and mysterious contraptions en route. This element really lifts the gameplay to another level and adds to the atmosphere of strangeness. A level with a unique and subtle appeal that’s a real pleasure to play.

http://i6.lbp.me/img/bl/4069763046ea62bf29b48e28a35d11a7de59506c.pngCrypti c Cyan knowntokillFalling down a vent, Sackboy finally comes to his senses. He opens his eyes to the darkness that surrounds him... ---- [Players: 1-4] [1 Player Recommended] [Difficulty: Medium] ----- Thanks to
I am not surprised at how well this level turned out to be, considering I had my hopes up considering knowntokill was 3 of 3 upto this point, meaning I've hearted each of his/her levels upto date. This is an uber cool platformer that hooks you from the beginning with a solid soundtrack and the bluish hue look. The level has a more then superior design that leaves one taking notes throughout. The use of the spotlights added to the vividness of the level and added an element that coupled nicely with the cape, and intricate flow. Overall this level tickled my platforming senses to the point I didn't hesitate to heart it when arriving at the scoreboardBoy! I do love platformers. I just love running my sackboy through a level and bouncing here and there and climbing on contraptions and being moved from one spot to the next. Ooh, you know what I love more than platformers? Sci-fi platformers! Or at least ones with a hi-techie feel to them. Such as this one. In this platformer, the cape is utilized quite heavily and in very good ways might I add. You'll have a grand time traversing through here, I just know it.A very cool platformer which makes great use of the cape power up. Knowntokill gives the cape a novel twist by combining it with stealth gameplay, where you have to swoop past patrolling spotlights. One false move and the cool blue atmosphere changes to a harsh flashing red and you plunge to your doom. Not a level to rush through heedlessly or you’ll pay the price *cough* The level is beautifully designed, the gameplay flows really well and has a nice level of challenge. The visuals are just as polished, with the cyan colouring and lighting creating a nice moody blue atmosphere. Simply a treat to play.

http://i5.lbp.me/img/bl/ea571ee6c9087ee70f67a9de2a3efbcd829280d5.png SURGE [1P ONLY] Ver 3.0 Headman-1000(SURGE) <1P> Over the city intense air combat. Three playable ships loaded with weapons. 5 Diffculty to choose from, Tons of boss battle action, Jaw dropping soundtracks with arcade mixed sony control panel intergrated in. Special thanks to Mastablastya and LoveRice HAVE FUN AND KEEP LBP ALIVE ^^.
Holy Crap! Oops, apologies. Please excuse my crudeness, but dang a boy, this was something! I literally forgot I was playing LittleBigPlanet. You just get sucked into it, you know? Um, man, I don't know even where to start with this one. The menu! Dang my grits, my mouth was hanging open just going through the menu options! There are so many modes to choose from and then you choose from several different types of ships, all of which are awesome. Get through the menu and then, well then the carnage begins. Where ever you're at, they don't want you there because everyone and everything is throwing all they have at you! That's just the minions! Just wait till you see the many bosses! Whoa, just play this now!Headmann-1000 is back with another of his amazing shooters. It looks fantastic - from the menus at the start to the ships, bosses and all the different weapon effects, everything is beautifully designed and professional in quality. Even the cityscape backdrop has some great details in it…but you won’t get much chance to take them in because, as ever, the action is frenetic with waves of enemies and hailstorms of bullets and bombs coming at you from all directions. Intense doesn’t come close to describing it and I was playing on easy! This really is one of those levels where you spend most of your time just saying “wow” to yourself over and over. A stunning, frantic, adrenaline filled ride! Ok, wait a minute. Since when did LBP handle soo much action and explosion packed within a confined space? This is truly a creative engine! I hope you did everything you needed to do today, because after you selected a ship out of the three given to you, one of the five difficulties, and other neat stuff from a professionally executed menu screen, there is no return in stopping to take a break. When I mention action packed, it is explosions at every corner at every second in this shoot em up an your ship is mega powerful packed with a chock full of abilities and it is incredibility balanced. There is a time delay for each power up, and trust me, a cool down system fits nicely as there is going to be sooo much BOOM and POW more and more will probably be unnecessary overkill! Enjoy the multiple levels and a vast amount of epic bosses brought to you by this creator as this person surely created a hidden gem!

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] Got to be quick like a bunny to devour all the carrots and eggs in this fun minigame. Eggsterminator (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?83663) by OMGYOUWOULD http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/qr7r1tr)
[LBP2] Pop yourself into this beautiful and charming platformer and you'll be sure to have a Egg'static Easter! (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?83757) by caliboy4599 http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/qr9w2rx)
[LBP2] Grab a friend or two or heck, even three, and see how many delicious eggs you can sort in the Easter Eggs Sorter (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?83790) by Sharfik1995 http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/qr9ckw3)
[LBP2] Up for some dungeon crawling? Then pull up a seat and start exploring this greatly detailed temple full of loot and traps. Did I say traps? Yes, lots of traps. Temple Exploration! (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?83859) by DawnBreaker_23 http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://lbp.me/v/qq5vf-q)

For those reading the Spotlight on the Front Page, click here for a link to the Vita Spotlight and here for Karting

04-13-2014, 07:15 PM

http://i6.api.vita.lbp.me/img/bl/43697e21ea0bbc560feb3809d05eb34abe0b86ef.pngSynerg etic SabotagexQziCyFlaMeZxQzSomething trippy is happening downtown. Synergy Industries, one of the biggest companies in the world has been put on lockdown. Only the most skilled of hackers can break in and figure out what's going on. Hope you're ready to leave your Suite.

Possibly one of the best series I have played on vita and also one hard to describe due to being so excellent in a way where I can't elaborate in words. Ok, ok I'll try. It's visually effective with a bright and welcoming start to your beginning of a six part adventure that has been put with a crazy amount of effort. Game play will speaks its soul as the designs touches our attention when you play as a hacker through a story that unfolds. The lock down may have commenced, but so has this tempting tale. Every so often someone brings out not only a level, but a whole epic adventure for us PSVita players to feast ourselves on. This set of levels from xQziCyFlaMeZxQz does exactly that in every way. But for me, the stand out feature is the the design of the levels which will see you twisting in and out of rooms and then all the way back to the start to duck into another labrinth. xQziCyFlaMeZxQz really gives you plenty to do this fortnight if you're a Vita player.

http://i7.api.vita.lbp.me/img/bl/157f2c7151d122e3d00f2504bd1d4f662c1d4c45.pngNEO - time to rise (bullet time)scarybiscuitNEO hidden away lost, is found, can the chosen one rise again and bring peace. Use ths ulimate skill of bullet time to make your way out of the system.

Get your swiping finger ready and prepare for time-altering action packed experience. With the power of changing the speed of a mere second, the challenge awaits you to platform through many daring obstacles as you use your ultimate skill of bullet time and dead-eye coordination to make your way through your "time to rise" moment when you awake as the chosen one.The simplest of ideas with one of the best executions you'll ever see is on display here in Scarybiscuit's NEO level. Swipe the screen to breifly pause machines, switches and boxes opening up loads of new potential gameplay that are explored to the fullest here. If that isn't enough for you on its own then the sleek visuals should round it off perfectly for you. A wonderful level deserved of its place in this spotlight.

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] You've played the series, now experience the wonderful designs put altogether in Echoes - Concept Art (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?83579) by TheNotorious-187 http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://vita.lbp.me/v/hbscx)
[LBPV] Take a peek in a cutscene building up the next part of the story as well as keeping you hyped in Time Warp Chronicles Chapter 7: Time to Counter (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?83769) by JustinArt http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (http://vita.lbp.me/v/hk4kn)

04-13-2014, 07:17 PM
https://lbpk-production.s3.amazonaws.com/player_creations/870094/preview_image_128x128.pngLittle Big GardenSuperadri21Faites une course d√©lirante dans un grand jardin! Merci √* mes parents (dsmmat) pour leur aide.

Get your engines ready as the wooden gate slowly opens up before your very karts and welcomes you to one of the biggest gardens sackboy probably has ever seen. Enter a vast area full of green grass and over sized carrots that also act as obstacles along the way. Prepare to encounter some enormous bunnies and well as many other gardening antics. It feels like an open world because this track leaves you with open space and not clustered into a narrow trial to race on, and this is a great addition to the beginning of spring.

https://lbpk-production.s3.amazonaws.com/player_creations/448952/preview_image_128x128.pngExcite Bike FC/NES (JPN)dwajtpgjujh> Unsupported Language.

A great use of the camera has been used to give you a neat top down experience in this wonderful race. Only one lap is all it takes an you are put in a BMX type of bike as well as the other sack chums in the race. Prepare to face rocky hills and those helpful boost pads as you try to be the first at the end of this entertaining bike race.

https://lbpk-production.s3.amazonaws.com/player_creations/1095728/preview_image_128x128.pngHappy-Turn (KAMEDA)dwajtpgjujhThe checkpoint race in water. No weapons. About 3min. @Japan(JPN)

At first when I played this level I was like "oh cool, a neat water race with a custom kart and all that" but then it ended up being a tri-lathon on the mere blue liquid! The crowd is vastly cheering through the exciting moment as you race in a way you would never expect. What makes this level stand out is the inter-changable karts mid-race. That's correct, you vehicle changes as you progress and make your way towards the closet checkpoint. Enjoy this 3 minute epic race as you guide yourself through the checkpoints having a watery-blast!

https://lbpk-production.s3.amazonaws.com/player_creations/1122844/preview_image_128x128.pngFried Chicken (Kentucky)dwajtpgjujhJapanese people eat the chicken at Christmas, because there is no turkey in Japan. Please distribute fried chicken to children. Mini Game. 1Player only. Limit:3min. @JPN

I read the level description and the interesting fact about having no turkey in japan was something I did not know about! I knew what had to be done and I played the level to commend the goal. It's Christmas time and you are not on a kart but on a reindeer set to be on a mission to deliver 10 presents under a certain time frame! Go through people's homes and give them there gift of fried chicken as they thank you in this neat mini game.

https://lbpk-production.s3.amazonaws.com/player_creations/745159/preview_image_128x128.pngLittle Big StudiosBut_Muncher56This Track is Inspired by real world Theme Park in Los Angeles & the Sets are "loosy" based on famous Movies like jurrassic park or Cowboys VS aliens. this Level is also Were i Built most of Objects for ALL my levels, and all hidden n the Off limits Set #5

Are we at Universals studios? Hollywood? I don't know, but I do know that I felt like I was most definitely there! This track strikes me as a very creative idea as you race through different movie sets with different themes and it makes you feel like you are truely behind the scenes.

https://lbpk-production.s3.amazonaws.com/player_creations/1344462/preview_image_128x128.pngTransylvaniaIIITAKTLOSSII IThe bloodiest race of all time.

As you begin, you can tell the layout is different from other races you have probably played. Its all stone on the floor with a wide open space and a pinch of a dark atmosphere with the ground beveled with a glow of colors. Make sure to know where you are going as you will encounter a rotary wheel which could steer you off course but also adds an additional suspense in the race!

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] So much electricty, a very static-fested race in the ElectriC StatioN (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?83503-Recommendations-general-thread) by Superadri21 http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (https://karting.lbp.me/v/m8na)
[LBPK] A battle full of spooky-fested treats and familiar icons of the Halloween holiday within Trick or treat battle (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?83503-Recommendations-general-thread) by Superadri21 http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (https://karting.lbp.me/v/ltki)
[LBPK] As cold as the winter may be, it will remain full of a speedy venture in Snowmobile GP (Storm) (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?83503-Recommendations-general-thread) by dwajtpgjujh http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (https://karting.lbp.me/v/n27q)
[LBPK] A bit of mid-race explosive action packed with bouncing and grappling in Viking Castle (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?83503-Recommendations-general-thread) by But_Muncher56 http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (https://karting.lbp.me/v/ir4m)
[LBPK] Bright and colorful lights reflect off your kart as you race around the Neon City (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?83503-Recommendations-general-thread) by But_Muncher56 http://tiny.cc/6hqa6 (https://karting.lbp.me/v/63f1)

04-13-2014, 08:38 PM

Nice spotlight, and thank god, some Vita levels!

04-14-2014, 01:31 AM
Congrats to the spotlighted levels. Looking forward to check them all out.

04-14-2014, 06:05 AM
Oh! Most of these levels ended in my queue before this was out. Guess I have even more of a reason to get to playing them now! Congrats to all mentioned

04-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Yay, I got a spotlight! Gonna play all of these vita levels

04-22-2014, 09:31 AM
Great Vita spotlight! I enjoyed the Synergetic Sabotage, long and great level with GREAT details and gameplay ;) Gongratz all who got Spotlighted! ;)

04-27-2014, 07:41 PM
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