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  • Community Spotlight Episode 15

    For the few of you who don't know what the Spotlight is, it's a way for us to "Spotlight" our favorite levels made by you guys! Our Spotlight Crew scours the Level Showcase for the best levels they can find and neatly gathers them so you may play them as well. Have fun!

    Platforms Madness 2 by Miglioshin/Miglioshin
    18 deadly rooms in an even more mechanized complex! Evil bosses, mean machines, puzzles, challenges and secrets await! If you'll survive long enough...

    This level breaks the LittleBigPlanet mold in several ways: It's incredibly challenging, takes a long time to complete, and has a secret area that is huge and adds a lot more gameplay. This is also one of the most ingenious levels I've played in LittleBigPlanet. It took me several plays to reach the ending... and when I reached the ending I felt like a celebration was in order. Every minute spent in this masterpiece was worth it. And if you want to read some priceless dialog, check out the level comments from the few that managed to step over the finish line!

    CCubbage


    Puzzle and platform merge in another fantastic level by Miglioshin. Take on all new rooms full of innovative and great looking challenges. Very entertaining and extremely well built too. It's madness not to play!

    Morgana25

    Hyper Sphere by MrsSpookyBuz/MrsSpookyBuz
    Turn on, plug in, and get ready for the revolution! Set against the clock, it's one for all you score challenge buffs! Hope you have lots of fun, and don't forget to breathe! Enjoy!

    MrsSpookyBuz has a great talent: She KNOWS what makes games fun. From the moment you begin this level the excitement builds: The ulta-clean and snappy visuals immediately tell you that you're about to play something special. Then the race begins, and even though technically it's easy to reach the finish line, the timed challenge of leaping, flying, and rolling from one obstacle to the next will make your heart race and make you realize you're playing a level designed by a pro. I honestly had so much fun playing this level I went back and played it over 10 times. A masterpiece!

    CCubbage


    This level by MrsSpookyBuz has a very clean, fresh and striking look to it. When you add 18 levels of platforming and paintinator goodness that will have you grabbing, spinning, jumping and riding a variety of obstacles you have an unmissable treat that I'm sure everyone will enjoy as much as did, and I loved it!

    GrantosUK


    What comes after a cube? Logically something like a cuboid or triangular based pyramid - but in this case, a sphere works brilliantly! Taking over from the successful Hyper Cube series was always going to be hard, but with a great visual overhaul along with some neater spherical-based puzzles it does its job perfectly. But then we have all grown to trust MrsSpookyBuz - the great creator she is - and she delivers again with this amazing level.

    Coxy224

    Looking for a well rounded level to play? Take Hyper Sphere for a spin. Great fun to play alone or with a group. It has a comfortable pace that flows from one obstacle to the next. Fans of MrsSpookyBuz's Hyper Cube series will find similarities here as well but with a much more subdued palate and style and all new platforming challenges to master.

    Morgana25

    Moving Parts by AAAlone/AAAlone
    Complex interaction of various moving components are at the core of this level. It consists of a series of "pods" that drop, roll, rise, fall and rotate at the trip of a switch. Up? Down? Left? Right? All relative in this topsy-turvy world. Secrets galore! Bosses! Mini-game! All rolled into this one neat package!

    This level has all of the appeal of a great amusement park ride.... that can kill you. The appeal comes from the feeling that what's going on is much bigger than you are. With every pull of a switch or movement forward the world is rotating around you, which is dizzying and effective. You don't know which way is up, and it's a very cool effect. Combine that with the perfect point system and you have a level that shines as a great technical achievement!

    CCubbage


    Steadied your head after last Spotlight's Vertigo level? Then prepare to have it turned and twisted like never before in this clever revolving level by AAAlone. When left and right are the same as up and down you will become confused - but the simple visual style will lead you in the right direction and over the finish line. Too clever for its own good? Perhaps so, but we at LBPC like that sort of thing!

    Coxy224

    A novel level to play that turns you every which way it can. Up is down, yesterday's floor is todays ceiling, black is white... well ok not that last bit but change is the driving force of this fun level by AAAlone (beware of imitations.) Nice colors and friendly butterfly motifs accent this spongy level and careful attention to both can mean the difference between the next checkpoint and being squashed. Check it out for some interesting play and a lesson in gravity.

    Morgana25


    With a simple, but oh so effective and striking visual style, AAAlones wonderfully created world will have you feeling a little topsy-turvey, but definetly very very impressed. Built around a wonderful mechanic where the level rotates around you, its a constantly changing level that opens up new paths and obstacles for your pleasure. Tricky, tough, entertaining, pleasureable, highly recommended!!!

    GrantosUK

    Mars Attacks I: Introductions by GrantosUK/GruntosUK
    Dispatched to Mars to find out why they are not replying to Earths calls, a Frigate full or Marines comes under heavy attack from the surface. Once on Mars, what will they find? The level is basically an introduction to the series, I've tried to make it as cinematic as possible to keep intrest up in the rest of the parts to follow. There are no puzzles in this episode, just platforming, paintinator and plenty to look and watch.

    A science fiction extravaganza! I walked into this level expecting more of the clean subtle design of the Siberia series, only to find myself staring at a full-blown effects masterpiece with so many beautiful things going on all around I had to pinch myself. With this level, GrantosUK shows that he is capable of a level that graphically measures up to anything anyone has accomplished in LittleBigPlanet. I'm definately looking forward to the release of each consecutive level in this series!

    CCubbage


    Grantos, why must you plague our screens with war and destruction again!? With LBP safe after the Siberia series, it looks like Mars is in trouble now, so pop on your spacesuit and head on down to a war-torn planet with lovely scenes and creatures, the likes of which have not been seen before!

    Coxy224

    Lock and load up this explosive level from GrantosUK. Great cinematic sequences followed by frantic paintinator action and fantastic fire and lighting effects. Tons of fire and explosions make it an incredibly active environment where you need to keep a level head and a steady hand on your controller. Cool, if a bit scary boss battle rounds out the challenge the level presents. It really is an action packed level that looks great and plays even greater.

    Morgana25

    Media Molecules Next Level Pack by Wexfordian/Wexfordian
    Hi Guys and Gals. I've just released a new level called "Media Molecules Next Level Pack" and if you get a chance it would be great if you could check it out. This is more a showcase/movie style level. The idea behind it is that you can choose any of the 39 Media Molecule Staff to appear in the mini movie and see them dreaming about the new level pack their going oto make. The only pics I could post are ones that were taken in the editor so has none of the lighting effects and has all the switches/emitter/wires etc. that you normally wouldn't see. It looks a lot better ingame. Hope you guys like it.

    Why didn't I think of this? Simple - there's NO way I could have pulled this off! Wexfordian has once more proven why he is one of the elite creators in LittleBigPlanet. Nothing else he's accomplished truly shows off his visual talents like this amazing creation. The fantastic character models, and camera angles, design, and style of this level are absolutely fantastic... it's one of the few creations where just sitting and watching it is just as entertaining as any level you actually play. Ok, Wex - NOW I want to see every section of this beautiful creation turned into it's own playable level! Get to work!

    CCubbage


    Ever wanted to know how MM come up with thier level pack ideas? Well this level will give you an idea. Wexfordian has created something thats not a level is the strictest sense of the word, but is one of the most entertaining experiences in LBP. You will be in awe of the amount detail, work, and effort Wex has poured into his lastest offering. You'll hardly touch the pad, but you will be impressed!

    GrantosUK


    You may now put your pad down, but this doesn't mean the action will stop! In fact, what Wex is one of the first levels where doing nothing is engaging and fun! Choose you "Spaff" member and then watch their dreams come to life - after all LittleBigPlanet is a true orb of dreams.......

    Coxy224

    Not every level needs fiendish puzzles and controller chucking challenge to be called epic. Case in point - this amazing level by Wexfordian. Drop in, select an object of lovingly administered ridicule, then sit back and enjoy the show. The range of design and behind the scenes tech is mind blowing and sets Wexfordian in a class of creators that drop players jaws more often than a trip to the dentist's office. A truly "royal" level that you absolutely must experience.

    Morgana25

    FALSE IDOLS III: Epiphany by NinjaMicWZ/NinjaMicWZ
    The 3rd installment in my series of poetic journeys through the metaphysical realm is finally published (and hopefully finished lol). Episode 0 was a cinematic prequel... I was a pretty, glorified boss fight... II was a dicey platformer... this is a little bit of it all, with a little bit more observational puzzle elements to it.

    It's no secret that NinjaMicWZ is one of my favorite creators... and the False Idols series is one of the most atmospheric and deep creations out there. This third in the series does not disappoint! Poetic clues open each successive area. Gorgeous effects and puzzling machinery immerse you the story. From one of the most beautiful and cinematic openings til the end, your mind as well as your platforming skills will be challenged. Fantastic job, NinjaMicWZ - and it's good to have you back in action!

    CCubbage


    An atmospheric masterpiece, complete with pulsing volcano, bursts of noxious glowing gas, a star that waxes poetic and some of the best, noggin scratching areas I've seen in an LBP level. The most amazing thing for me was that while the hints are subtle and the landscapes more subtle still - the answers to all you seek are in plain sight. A truly interesting and very rewarding level to play and complete. A wonderful level.

    Morgana25


    NinjaMcWiz is undoubtably one of the best visual effects and massive machine creators in LBP. From the the red hot meteor opening you'll pass Volcano's, navigate perilous caves and explore ancient and awe inspiring machines. Test your mind and mettle over a wonderful landscape, but take my advice, read the excellent poetry well, you may get a few hints to help you on your way. A great level from a fantastic creator.

    GrantosUK

    SteamVille by Art_of_Tyler/Art_of_Tyler
    I would like to show you all my levels, and I think most of you will enjoy most of my levels. All of my levels are currently adventure levels that are mostly centered around medium difficulty. (of course it depends on skill too, some will find them easy, others will find them hard). First I will start out with my newest level called SteamVille. This level is an industrial/Steam Punk themed level. A Semi-Truck crashed nearby, spilling a strange chemical liquid. The local power Plant is obviously to blame, but they deny that it belongs to them. You are to travel to the Power Plant, and find proof of the liquid there. This level is highly detailed, and I think you all will like the train a lot. requires timing skills.

    A fun level with exceptional game play flow. There are challenges a plenty in this gritty, urban landscape and a factory fraught with any number of ways to die as you try to find evidence for the chemical's origin. Moody lighting and some great train design round out this wonderful level. An all around fun level with plenty of great design to keep players very entertained.

    Morgana25


    Hey Punk - get over to this level and see some amazing steam-punk styled action, gameplay and visuals. Let the story take a back seat as you take on the situtation in hand, before a brilliant train ride out of there. Lovely gameplay all inspired by a great era - congrats on creating such a great level Art_of_Tyler.

    Coxy224

    STAR WARS: The Empire Strikes Back: Dagobah...err...Etc! by julesyjules/julesyjules
    Hey Guys & Gals, Finished my newie, and really looking for some general feedback before I publish proper. Its the 5th level in the series, taking place on slimy Dagobah. I don't want to give too much away here or in the pics, it's nicer to be surprised i think! A word of caution, its much more a narrative driven level than the last few, not a paintenator in sight. There's a fair bit of text, which is one of my concerns, so any thoughts on that aspect would be great....hope you enjoy!

    Another installment in the Star Wars themed level series by julesyjules and another amazing level to play! The gameplay is intense and will give even hardcore players a run for their money. Great swampy atmosphere full of memorable characters and fantastic recreations of Star Wars vehicles. Anyone familiar with the film's plot will laugh doubly hard at the uniquely LBP spin that has been used. A uniquely funny and very playable level.

    Morgana25


    Laughs are once again the order of the level for another installment in the Star War: Etc.... series, but this time we're on a new planet with the same old faces to meet. The familiarity with the other levels in the story is there, but as is some new, exciting gameplay which will have you gasping in awe. The great visuals are continued from the last levels - keep up the good work julesyjules!

    Coxy224


    Never have I laughed so much playing a level in LBP. The dialogue is sparkling with wit and humour that gets better and better as the level progresses. The Star Wars fans, maybes and haters will definetly find something to enjoy here. Follow Yoda's trials to becoming a true jedi through plenty of classic LBP planet moments oozing atmosphere, design and top notch athestics. Prepare for your sides to split through laughing!!!

    GrantosUK


    The latest level in THE definitive Star Wars series. Beautiful and detailed graphics, perfect models, creatures that fluidly move with the precision of a master animator - the level has all this PLUS some of the best and funniest dialogue I've seen in LittleBigPlanet. And my personal favorite moment? Watch near the end and see!

    CCubbage

    Hell's Angels by poms/poms
    My first created level. I had no idea of what to do when I started it, but I knew it had to be a totally mad bike race. I think I nearly got it xDD. I published this level in January, and I've improved it plenty of times (still I am). This level has nothing to do with that popular "motorist-gang", but I liked the idea of using Demons, Hell creatures, and talking-skulls.

    Worth playing for the chopper ride alone! A cool level with interesting character design, some awesome landscapes and a wicked track for your very own motorcycle ride. Grab your shades and hit the highway to heaven and hell!

    Morgana25


    This is how you make a race level!! A very cool idea is propelled along at rocket speed through beautiful locations including heaven and hell. One exhilarating track, one very cool and big chopper, many many ways to have fun and enjoy yourself.

    GrantosUK

    BELOW THE ROOT - Chapter 3 : Temple Grund by mindphaser74/mindphaser74
    The journey to Temple Grund was long and arduous, but you've finally arrived at the foot of the fabled home of the monks. They are your last hope for discovering the truth behind the disaster unfolding in Grund Forest. Getting to Master Monk Morgana won't be easy though; the temple isn't open to just anyone and the fact that it is burning to the ground complicates matters even further. Will this be the END TIME that many of the treetop citizens have been predicting? Will the forest REALLY burn to the ground? FEATURES: - Gorgeous visuals and cutscenes - Hidden points everywhere - Heavy on atmosphere - Epic END sequence useing timeline switch - A mix of puzzles and platforming and point bubble mini-games (small races - no race gates though, they don't suit my series IMO) - Fully-mixed music track - Varied environments - Not too long, but not too short either - Engaging continued storyline - Follow the path of the Crimson or Azure Butterflies (or both!)

    I'm a huge fan of this series - no secret - but this latest incarnation of the Below The Root saga brings all new challenges and even more breathtakingly beautiful lanscapes to explore. A faster paced and more platform based level than the previous ones that furthers the series plot line. The lighting and fire effects are spectacular and tons of secret areas to find. Oh yea - for the recored - I liked it before I met Master Monk Morgana too. Check it out for an eye candy explosion.

    Morgana25


    I'm a huge fan of the series as well as Morgana, although not quite as much as her, no one wants to argue with a Master Monk . Mindphaser has once again pushed the bar for absoloutly wonderful lighting, it really sets the scene and adds to the whole experience immensly. And then when you are'nt enjoying the wonderful asthetics and lighting, theres plenty of obstacles and puzzles to keep you entertained on your trek through the temple. Come and be amazed.

    GrantosUK


    I am shamed to admit I had previously missed out on playing the other levels in the series - but now I've played them I wish I hadn't waited so long! The third (well technically 4th) level in the series is a combination of beautiful graphics, original gameplay and hidden areas. The original platforming and re-invention of the waterfall are some of the great feats acheived by this level.

    Coxy224

    Takken (Part 1)-The Beginning by RickRock_777/RickRock_777
    My very first Level "Takken (Part 1)-The Beginning", published in early March, which is the 1st of a series of 3 levels. There are both a Hard and Easy version (note: Hard version can be frustrating at times, so go in with the right mindset). The premise is you're abducted by aliens. Your biological makeup is scanned, your cellular structure is sequenced, and your destined to become an energy source if you don't figure out a way to escape. Avert danger by using the maintenance shaft, but some of the Sentries can be tricky in there, so be cautious. I provide 2x and 3x mulitplayer challenges as well. You'll notice the aliens don't show themselves in this Level. I think they may be just a tad bit shy. However, they will appear in the 2nd Level, because Sacky will really tick them off. (watch video)

    Ever wonder how a rat in a maze feels while he's being observed by humans? I think this level may give you some perspective on this situation although sackboy would be the subject and unseen alien life forms would be your hosts. Bring your thinking cap when you play this level too - lots of complex obstacles and areas to navigate. The ship detail is great and the colors look wonderful especially in contrast to the dark and erie opening scene. I hope your as taken with this level as I was.

    Morgana25


    Out of gas, telephone broken and then you're abducted - what a day! Fortunately the level ahead of you is fun, if not a bit challenging resulting in you getting tested to with an inch of your 5 lives! Some difficult gameplay lies ahead if you choose to play this one - but it's certainly worth the trouble.

    Coxy224


    Who'd have thought Alien abduction would be so much fun. A great intro sets the mood for what becomes a glorius trek through the inner heart of an Alien Vessel. Prepare to feast on some eye poppingly colourful visuals and effects, some mean enemies and some even meaner puzzles, and then when you add in the 2x and 3x sections you have simply a gem of a level. All this and not one mention of an alien probe!!!

    GrantosUK

    Dark/Light by ZipCity/ZipCity
    You are trapped in an underground fortress, and your only way to escape is to solve a series of puzzles involving light and dark. Sometimes your clues are subtle, and sometimes they are right before your eyes. You will be given clues along the way, but it's up to you to make your way back to the surface.

    Don't be afraid of the dark, be afraid of what's in the dark in this wonderful level by ZipCity. Light is a luxury in this level and the darkness really ramps up the difficulty of an otherwise simple platforming section. A series of puzzles based on color lights make for interesting play and a boss battle against light itself. You'll never look at the lowly spotlight or the sun in the same way after playing this fantastic level.

    Morgana25

    A fantastic lighting based puzzle game! This level is entirely unique, and contains action-based puzzles that will not only entertain you, but will make you wary to take your next step! Fun and divserse.... check this one out!

    CCubbage


    Light sometimes seems to have a mind of it's own, and can often trick and deceive you. This level takes all that light is - and gives it an LBP twist. Some great light-based puzzles that would have been easy in the light but have a new spin now it's dark.

    Coxy224

    The Things that go Splat in the Night by Loius/Allieran
    In the dead of night, you wake to hear... Mourning? Moaning? A sick cow, maybe? At any rate, you'll never get back to sleep with this racket going on! Time to INVESTIGATE! Why it's only the friendly neighborhood Bogeyman, whining about how those mean old plants stole all his bugs. Aw. Seems he won't quiet down until he gets them back. Time to ADVENTURE! Things that go Splat in the Night was inspired by the Monster Pack's Goo Splat. It's your regular everyday platformer, in utter darkness, with spooky green eyes and green goo all over. Run through a jungle and a cave to find the Daddy Plant, then blow it up by feeding it explosive pill bugs to get Bogeyman's bugs back. Point bubbles abound in this place; combos of up to 21x are not unheard of for those who are light on their feet. There are also plenty of prize bubbles for those who are willing to stray from the beaten path. Don't forget your glowy eyes!

    An incredibly unique, if not icky but in a really cool way, level that will have you saying "eeewwww!" as much as "aaaahhhhhhh!" Silhouette styled graphics combined with great glowing neon spatters of goo and some well placed gas make a stunning visual impression. Excellent replay value as the bubble combos are everywhere and will test even the nimblest of sackboys skills. Innovative boss battle finishes off the gooey, goofy and great level."

    Morgana25

    Allierian turns his sight on another genre for his latest level, but once again he delivers a fun, original level with plenty of replay value. His character design is so detailed, despite only the silhouette being visible, and his gameplay is incredibley uniqe. A brilliant fusion of darkness and green, good and evil, difficult and easy all placed in a single level!

    Coxy224

    The Snow Queen Trilogy by IceMaiden/IceMaiden
    I just spent three months making this trilogy and there's a little bit of my heart and soul in each and every one of them. They are based on the beautiful fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson and I hoped to portray the magic and grace that his storytelling deserves. There are no free prizes, points or costumes, but each of them is filled to capacity with detail so there's plenty to look at and enjoy (hopefully). Chapter 1: Rise of The Snow Queen, Chapter 2: Caverns of The Snow Queen (A Music level featuring Le Onde, by Ludovico Einaudi), Chapter 3: Empire of The Snow Queen. I would be really, really grateful if anyone would like to try them. I would hate for them to just disappear.

    A classic tale in the hands of a master level builder is an experience you will not soon forget. Sublimely detailed snowscapes, architecture, caverns, crystals and snowflakes are executed with immaculate and precise skill. Pay special attention to the incredibly subtle and varied textures and shades of blue and silver. The second level of the series is an emotional and completely brilliant lead into the mood of the third level and I wish more music levels gave this kind of attention to the visual design. The third level features the snow queens amazing castle and the queen herself. You will not forget these places and characters if you step into this lovely set of fairy tale levels.

    Morgana25


    Although IceMaiden's level won't test your platforming skills, or bubble multipying prowess it, the design, implemetation and visuals are among the highest so far in LBP. From part one's brilliant snowy peaks and cable car rides, to part 2's sleigh ride through a simply stunning cave with custom music and then finally into a very beautiful and grand architectural castle for part 3, this is a journey and a half.. With so many "wow" moments, you simply can't miss it

    GrantosUK


    These levels contain some of the best visuals I've seen created in LittleBigPlanet. As I walked though each of the three levels, I was astounded at how the shapes and material combinations created a fantasy world that was deeply engrossing. If you haven't checked these out... you're missing out on a work of beauty.

    CCubbage

    Calamity Construction by jackofcourse/jackofcourse
    Had some good fun making this one, very different from my Flaming Timberland levels. This time Sackboy has to work through a dangerous Construction site, using the vehicles and contraptions around him to further his cause! Two player area and hidden prize bubbles are present, as requested by a number of people from the feedback received for Flaming Timberland 2. All vehicles and signs were handmade. PSeye was not used, just the good old corner editing tool and taking pictures! (watch video)

    A wonderful little level thats charming and great fun to play. Help Sackboy navigate a gorgeous looking construction site (not to words you hear together often) thats filled with puzzles and platforms a plenty. Jackofcourse shows he has a great eye for detail, just check out the custom stickers and his vehicles on your way through. This level is what MM's construction levels should have been.

    GrantosUK


    Just looking at the signs in a single picture and you know you're going to 5 star this level. Add in the fact that it's from the Mm-style of Jackofcourse and you know you've got a great level in your playlist. Take control of different vehicles to help you through a brilliantly designed construction site with some innovative gameplay. If you're truely daring then bring a second player for the x2 area!

    Coxy224

    Hard hats aren't required but they might be a good idea on this level. Make your way through a job site with plenty of bricks and safety issues. A great example of a level with a theme perfectly matched with LBP materials. Lots of lifts and a really cool steam roller. A fun and light hearted level.

    Morgana25

    JackOfCourse has quickly become one of my favorite developers. A unique, clean style and a great sense of gameplay, he's managed to really capture the attention of LittleBigPlanet gamers on a grand scale. This level is fantastic for a romp through a construction site, solving unique and clever puzzles all the way!

    CCubbage

    Attack of the BORG! "Part 4: The Space Battle" by AJnKnox/AJnKnox
    Well it is time again for a new chapter in my BORG saga! Let me say that this was originally part of AOTB Part3 but it became a monster of it's own and wouldn't have left room for much else. The story, last time aboard the USS Discovery, the Captain and the rest of the bridge crew were abducted by the BORG. You completed repairs on the ship and are now ready to go after the BORG and retrieve your crew mates! Attack Of The BORG takes place on the bridge, with you hailing the BORG vessel, after meeting the BORG Queen use your phasers to take down thier shields. You can also blow up asteroids for bonus points at the end of the mission, should you survive! Should you fail, the Grim Reaper awaits you in an alternate ending!

    AJnKnox's new level in the BORG series takes a detour from the normal path to put you right in the centre of an awesome space battle, and battle it is. This is a fresh and original concept that will have any creator impressed at its behind the scenes complexity. When you add in asteroids to shoot for bonus points and two different endings, it will certainly leave your mouth watering for part 5.

    GrantosUK


    Battle your way through asteriods and destroy the Borg ship in this brilliant level! It takes a true creator to create a level with the sort of complexity included here by AJnKnox but for the time he's put it has really paid off. A quick blast around and you'll be visiting the Grim Reaper and winning no points, but if you stick at it you soon be rolling in the points. Very much worth playing.

    Coxy224


    This level is worth playing for one simple reason: the effect it produces is stunning. Ajnknox has managed to recreate the effect of looking out of the bridge portal of a USS-Enterprise spaceship. This level fits perfectly into the theme of his excellent series, and it's definately worth a few plays! Up for something totally unique which you haven't experienced in LittleBigPlanet before? This is your stop!

    CCubbage

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