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05-04-2017, 07:45 AM
Hi community!

I'm working on a new project with the title "Five Reasons Why".

This project is intended to be an advertising level for the main LBP forums to draw the attention of new LBP players (and watching the number of plays, that team picked level get these days, there must be many new players outside) to the advantages of joining a LBP forum.

The level will be a sample of little movie sequences, which illustrate the different arguments in a funny or ironical way.
The main actors are an old man (narrator) who tells sackboy about his five reasons, why he recommends to join a forum, which are...

meet friends
get information
intensify the gaming experience
get recommendations
showcase own creations

After explaining one of these arguments by the narrator, sackboy shows in a little movie sequence his "practical experience" concerning this argument. If you already know my kind of humor (with a lot of self-irony) then you probably can imagine that sackboy will have some funny adventures...

I've already created the intro and the movie set for the "meet friends", "get info", and the "recommendations" arguments. I'm just working on the set for "intensify the gaming experience".
Here some first pics...

...the intro set...

...meet friends...

...get informations...

...intensify gaming experience...

After the sets are done I will do the animations! I hope that these will be done till end of May.

Doing the concept for this project I had the idea to link the level with little self-portrait levels of the main forums. In the way that at the end of the level the player will be able to enter the level links of each forum' self-portrait level!

The self-portrait level could be comparable to an exhibition stand, where maybe one could see the avatars of the admins and mods or of the crew. and which is themed about a speciality which is significant for the forum,
F.e. the speciality of lbp-hub.com could be that its a German forum, littlebigforum.eu could show that it has LBF Music and sackinima.com has an orange cult and an apple cult :p and so on!

I'm making good progress with the "Five Reasons Why" project, but I could need some help with the forum self-portrait levels, if the forums are interested!
It would be fantastic, if in each forum I could find a volunteer to create such a self-portrait level. It would be already great if in each forum people could collect ideas, what the speciality of the forum could be!

I hope that I could arouse your interest!

Many greetings, Jürgen^^

05-05-2017, 05:57 PM
Do you mean some pictures of the avatars? I think LittleBigPlaye could help you if he has time.

05-05-2017, 07:24 PM
Yep, I had the idea of pictures of the avatars, not necessarily drawings! :)

05-12-2017, 12:54 AM
Love the idea of this! Just a heads up though, people might think its related to the popular netflix show, 13 reasons why, for title reasons only. The only reason i say this is because the show is mildly controversial for the depictions of teenage suicide.
Back to the content of the level, I'm not sure what you mean by self-portrait levels though. nvm. I get it. I was confused by the ad for ALL forums. I really hopes this brings in new life to the forums!

05-12-2017, 08:11 AM
Hi koltonaugust,

thanks for your hint, I've chosen the title consciously, not cause of the popularity of the TV show, but cause I've read the novel some years ago and its been one of the best stories since a long time to me. I hope that this weekend I will be able to do a first trailer, The sets for the scenes are all done, now I will work on the animations! :)

Have a fine weekend and many greetings, Jürgen^^

P.S. ...here some new pics...




05-12-2017, 09:28 AM
Dang that's detailed! Loving the foliage and lighting!

05-12-2017, 11:55 AM
Looks really nice. I personally would make the lights more powerful, but that's just my opinion.

05-12-2017, 02:17 PM
Hi Domenic,

the pics are looking a bit darker than the scenery actually is! The lights are more powerful and have a "warm" tone.

05-12-2017, 10:20 PM
I find that screenshots seem to appear darker than in game all across the board. I'm assuming it has to do with the default gamma setting, but thats a wild guess.

05-26-2017, 01:02 PM
I've continued working on the project with creating the scenery, where the narrator is telling sackboy about the advantages of being member of a forum! First I created a kitchen scene, a warm and comfortable place, the scent of the roasting meal on the oven...



...but it costed too much thermo, so I changed the scenery and made it a nature scene, sitting in a boat on a little pond, with a fishing gear, and millions of mosquitos around...



...not so comfortable, but first the fish has to get caught before you can cook him in your kitchen, hasn't it? :p

Have a fine weekend and many greetings, Jürgen^^