Dear LBPC community,
"Ride a Bird of Paradise, leap over magnolias, grab spinning orchids, avoid electrified dews, escape pitcher plants, and pollinate a hibiscus flower to discover a rare plant in this overgrown rainforest. Tomato suit and sunglasses recommended!"
This is my very first completed LBP level, but please don't let this dissuade you from playing it. I've worked tremendously long and hard and forfeited sleep and study to finish this...
Being my first level and in light of the bugs in create mode, I stuck with mostly platforming, but I did include somewhat of a puzzle in the end. And because of the open layout in some parts, there might be a slight chance of escaping the game. Please criticize and suggest as you see appropriate so that I may grow as a level designer...However, as with most other creators, my thermometer almost busted open so adjustments might be troublesome. I also had problems fitting everything I wanted in, including the LBPC logo.
Anyways I hope you enjoy the fruits of my labor. Here are some photos I captured with my camera (sorry for the poor quality):
And here's the video, courtesy of JHKthree (thanks!):
Bird of Paradise Video Gameplay
P.S. I share my PSN account with my little brother so the other levels under my PSN name aren't actually mine...
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Thread: Bird of Paradise by jeffcu28
Bird of Paradise by jeffcu28
This looks really cool - can't wait to try it out!
(Hmm, where's that pesky WiFi hot spot gone to?)
i am speechless...
anyway: wonderful ideas, wonderful look, nice mechanics, challenging in the right way, good lenght.
in detail:I really liked the idea of the moving background and the growing/rising flower!
tipps: u can get stuck or out of the level at some points. maybe u should improve that at some parts
Last edited by Arrestor; 12-14-2009 at 02:57 PM.
Well it sounds great, I'll definitely give it a go when I get home!
*Puts on tomato suit and sunglasses in preparation*
Edit- Just played it, and I'm still a little bit mindblown. You did some amazing visuals in this level, I expect more great things from you
Last edited by Sackwise; 12-14-2009 at 09:18 PM.
I am a big fan of both "LittleBigVolcano" and "The Many Worlds," and consider them to be some of the best looking levels out there so far. I am so honored that both of you amazing creators took note of the visuals I made. I knew I couldn't deliver logic masterpieces like some other LBPC creator levels, so I worked diligently to compensate with the visuals...and quite frankly, I loved the corner editor tool on the PSP. I guess I shall do the same on the PS3 instead of cutting shapes out...
That looks beautiful!
Too bad I don't have a PSP...
You should redo a version for the PS3...
yes when u climb that 3 big red leaves that grow out of the gas and then jump to the right. u can just walk out of the level there.
Coming from you, those words are priceless. You simply must get a PSP if you ever have the money...the PSP version still has charm...but its totally portable. I think this is how I actually managed to finish this level.
Will this ever make it to the PS3? Well, I thought this level was a lot easier to produce on the PSP due to the managable layers, more forgivable thermometer when it comes to materials, and an amazing corner editing tool. I've tried making levels on the PS3 before, but the sheer awesomeness of designers like you intimidates me...but if I ever have the time and courage to do so, I will try making a PS3 version...just for you!
You called me an amazing creator x]
I don't think I'm a great creator, I only made one real (little) level so far...
There's nothing to be intimidated about, if you're talented with a PSP,
you still be with a PS3... anyway it was just a little funny suggestion, I know it's not easy and time-consuming
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Downloaded this one yesterday night but only got to play through it once.
Having played it through a couple more times I can tell you that this level is charming and visually stunning. For a PSP level, with all the bugs and difficulties - this one rocks! I love the length and the challenge in places. Throughout the level is also lovely visuals and I'm glad I downloaded it.
a heart and a creator heart.
Waiting for more by you,
You are too modest for your own good. I know exactly who you are and your level (nice job on your Sack costume art by the way!) Although you only published one level, and it didn't showcase any sophisticated logic mechanisms, it was still triumphant in its creativity, which makes you a "great creator"...at least in my eyes...
Thank you so much for the positive feedback. I was afraid my level would be too confusing and/or frustrating so I'm glad to hear that you thought it was appropriate in its difficulty. I'm also a fan of your levels, both on the PS3 and PSP, so your comment means a lot to me. Thanks!
I've just played the Bird of paradise and it's really got me hooked! For me, it has all the qualities of a really addictive level: great platforming, danger, bubbles, and great visuals (the organic-shaped environment and massive flowers in particular). The toughest parts were the rising platform/gas dodge section, the 'Run!' section, and I had a problem jumping off the top of the rising and falling green platform section as well for some reason.
But overall, the level's size, challenge and variety make it feel like a real adventure. I shall be playing it quite a bit more!
Wow. I played your level one hour ago and I'm still impressed by the exquisite visuals and the impressive gameplay. Congratulations for this amazing level, I enjoyed all of it. The part with the moving background was very original, not to mention the well-thought puzzles, specially the last one inside the flower. Well done for mixing the beautiful environment, the platforming bits and the puzzles, you manage to make them really cohesive.
Some parts were hard without being frustrating, which I liked. The only real flaws were those sections where you could jump out of the scenery, but overall it is a perfect level.
5 stars, hearted level and author.
Last edited by Lleonard Pler; 12-16-2009 at 03:13 PM.
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