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    Default Community Spotlight Episode 146


    Hey everyone and welcome to the latest Episode of the Spotlight, featuring the best of the levels posted in the Showcases here over the past fortnight. As the launch of LBP3 gets ever closer who would have thought that creators would still be coming up with such great and innovative levels. It warms the cockles of our sackcloth hearts and gives us great hope for the future of the imagisphere. Enjoy!


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    FROM THE LEVEL SHOWCASE:

     
    Cage and Sage Uncaged Ep1
    by  clarkdef
    Single player or Co op. Cage and Sage both lost their worlds to the security company EyeSec, an independent company hired by the mayor in a desperate attempt to regain control of the people. Cage and Sage were caught trying to infiltrate the EyeSec HQ, they were taken as prisoners.

    nananana nanananana batman Cage and Sage. Old style 2-D fighter against hordes of cats, car driving, taser welding awesomeness. This has character written all over with the consistent blockiness held consistent and wacky monsters. I love the taser, but found myself whacking away with the 9-iron far more often then not.

    L-I-M-I

    You wouldn't believe a couple of cubes could have so much character! Cage and Sage are an unlikely pair of heroes but after hopping around as them for a few minutes you can’t help but succumb to their blocky charm. Your mission is to escape through a strange brick facility fighting jelly-like blobs, hyperactive purple kitties and banana wielding monkeys with your trusty Taser or golf club as you go (Sage’s has a pink bow – nice touch xD). Be careful because you only have one life so don’t let your health bar get too low. It’s quirky, funny and full of that indefinable LBP charm. I do hope Clarkdef continues the series because I’m already a fan.

    shropshirelass


     
    Below The Water!
    by  Five-Ate-Five
    Welcome to the Huge (and little)! Swim around and try not to drown! Music by Weirdybeardy, 1P Only! ( My Last LBP2 level, sorry for the shortness)

    What the *&9*^**&h98 )(*^ hill *^*&% goat )&*&^ WOW!!!!! WIth LBP3 knocking on are door individuals are still finding innovative and original ways to increase the options moving forward. 5-8-5 says we don't need no stinkin isolated water material, I'll make my own. This is pure genius and you don't even realize the transition. I am speechless without a doubt. One can be innovative, but can they also make it fun. By far this is exciting and enhancily enjoyable.

    L-I-M-I

    Five-ate-Five proves once again (if proof were needed) just how creative a talent he is. He’s still coming up with new concepts even now. This level has airlocks in water and, erm…water locks in the air and the gameplay plays cleverly with the different properties of each and what happens as you pass from one to the other. There now that made no sense at all did it? But it will when you play, I promise. All of this cool physics-based fun takes place in a stylish underwater spa located in a reef which looks like a chic neon lit version of Atlantis. It’s a very clever idea and one which I hope Five will do more with in LBP3. So dive into this level and go for a fascinating swim through both air and water!

    shropshirelass


     
    Techbox Woodworks
    by  AcAnimate
    Fast paced platforming! Warning: Hard! Using wall-jump, you're able to slide up the yellow bars and down the orange ones, combine that with precision speed and jumping in order to succeed! ----- Helping arrows and lines, Race mode and Insta-death mode are optional and can be toggled in the start menu. ----- This will be my last LBP2 Level, already making awesome stuff in LBP3 Beta! See ya!

    I was so excited to see a new level from AcAnimate and it most certainly lives up to expectations. In it he gives wall jumping an AcAnimate makeover as he melds it into his usual classic fast-paced platforming gameplay. The combination works fantastically well. It sounds so simple, a series of yellow walls to slide up and orange ones to slide down but add about half a million spikes and things get a whole lot more challenging! My sack may have ended up with her sackcloth so full of holes it could pass for lace but I had a blast working my way through each obstacle. They’re not always easy but AcAnimate has provided a series of arrows to show you just where to jump. It’s a great touch. More serious *cough* players can turn the arrow option off but it allows other, mere mortal, sacks to get through. Just a wonderful level full of style and clever platforming design and I loved every second. I know I shouldn’t but I’m now wondering what the insta-death mode is…

    shropshirelass

    This was one jumpy fast paced platformer. I couldn't even think for a second of a time where sackthing's body was not flinging in the air as well as sliding up and down in a timed-required manner. A mix of challenge and wall jumping showed off its professionalism with very neat and well built design and game play that kept you entertained no matter how many times you fall by accident. The yellow wall-jump material is to float up in a speedy fashion, the orange holds you against the material long enough to make that one jump over to another welcoming section of the level where another creative use of wall jumping is to be played around with. Love it!

    hyperdude95


     
    Speculum
    by  StrawberryHeAt
    A simple race recommended for 1 player but also playable with more. Theres just a high risk that obstacles wont work properly with more. Most thanks are going to

    Ouch! Not entirely sure about the name (look up the definition of speculum and you'll see what I mean...) but StrawberryHeat has just outdone himself with this level. It is quite simply brilliant – a series of awesome physics-based contraptions that require both thought and skill to pass. Your Sack will be flung, bounced and catapulted here, there and everywhere and you’ll have a blast trying to work out how to get through each stage. Add to that 12 secrets to find and a race to beat and you have a challenge that will keep you hooked to the very end. I will probably never beat the race but it doesn’t matter. I just had so much fun trying to beat each obstacle and tracking down the secrets. I had a smile on my face throughout. Splendid stuff, all so beautifully planned and put together. Kudos to you, Straw, as leems would say xD

    shropshirelass

    This creator managed to get me to say "genius!" out loud and I was not even half way into the level yet! You see familiar gameplay tools like the jet pack and the bounce pads but I guarantee I don't think you will see them being used in such an original manner! Three elements are needed to progress through this unique course : TIming, Weight, and patience. The weight factor makes this platformer so much enjoyable as parts will go down once landed or stepped on triggering another bit and its looks like the element of heaviness was used to make these bits operational and its definitely a treat to see that come together with the gameplay. This is a fantastic piece of art, and I look forward to more!

    hyperdude95




    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] Get right into the Halloween spirit with this fun survival level – catch those pumpkins and avoid the skulls…your life depends on it! Zombie Free Fall (Halloween Survival) by retrogamer7
    • [LBP2] Wow, so much colour! Have fun in this sparky, rainbow coloured puzzle platformer – Colored Grapnel Party [Plateform] by The-RraptOrr
    • [LBP2] So fancy yourself as a lock picker, cat burglar type? Then this is the level for you. Some great dark humour, a twisted plot and cool puzzle platforming – Cat Co. by DawnBreaker_23
    • [LBP2] More rainbow coloured fun in this lively level, fizzing with ideas and cool platforming – *** My color world *** by LAdiDA72
    • [LBP2] Help Inspector Sack search for clues about a missing young woman in this atmospheric and spine-chilling mystery - Ms. Annie Scott by Danidgo07




    For those reading the Spotlight on the Front Page, click here for a link to the Vita Spotlight and here for Karting
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    Action Buggy
    by  smallant1
    Survive as long as you can with your missile shooting and rocket powered moon buggy! The longer you survive the more points you get! (Loosely based on the mobile app by Donut games) Thanks for playing!

    And with the power of a handheld and awesome creativity, you are placed in space inside one dune buggy in no time! This is a survival folks, and a very well made one too. I don't even have my dune buggy license but it was both challenging and fun at the same time, and when those elements are balanced, its what make a survival one to remember. With awesome animation and solid presentation, its one small step for sack, but one giant leap for creators (moon reference!).

    hyperdude95



     
    Tangram!
    by  smallant1
    Tangrams are chinese dissection puzzles that have you rearranging 7 shapes to form pictures. There are 75 puzzles to be solved! Your progress on the puzzles is saved for each time you play! Features include: Level select menu which displays level completion, Level skip option, Four catchy musical tunes, Level reset option, Total progress display, and of course 75 tangrams! Thanks for playing! Have loads of fun!

    If you are looking for a brain feeder, the very well known Chinese puzzle game Tangram has been recreated for your handheld pleasure. Very easy to learn but can be very hard to complete! Basically you have to make a certain picture (say a house or a flying bird) using simple shapes that have been given to you. You do not have an infinite supply of them so you have to find the right location to make each picture match perfectly. Upon the level menu, you will see a ton of different pictures to complete, and I thought the easy looking ones were easy to make, but I was dead wrong! You can even skip a picture if you can not figure one out. On the top of that, there is music that will help your thinking and seethe the experience. 75 pictures each ranging various difficulty is proven to be one brain game.

    hyperdude95



    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] Bummed that the series is over? Check out some of the sweet tracks that came from this iconic story in Time Warp Chronicles Soundtrack Gallery by JustinArt
    • [LBPV] A wonderful color matching title game with levels a 'plenty in Color'in - minigame - 1P by Gionator-23
    • [LBPV] Squash bugs with your very finger tips and score points to help you squash even more leave you a A Green Thumb (mini game) by sayer6913
    • [LBPV] The four buttons will be all you need to control the defensive system of your base from the intruders upon The Shapes of Defense (Tower Defense) (1P) by justjar95
    • [LBPV] Use the rear touch pad to control a star avoiding incoming projectiles whilst scoring points by collecting green circles in StarNova [1P] by vita-3000
    • [LBPV] Toss Gophers in the word of Tearaway into hoops to make your way across this fun platformer named Gopher Gold by CatatonicAlex
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    HW Nightmare B4 Christmas
    by  WhiteRaveN24
    Created for LBP Central's Halloween contest. Journey through Halloween town, and join Jack in his quest to deliver the spookiest Christmas ever! Who ever said skeletons can't be jolly. It's probably best to avoid the mistletoe.

    While Halloween is only a mere five days away, the levels being published celebrating these occasions keep on coming showing off new views on the spooktacular candy-fested day. If you are a fan of the classic movie Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton, then this is what the race is about. Not just Halloween is seen here, but multiple holidays such as Christmas and Easter is exposed briefly fitting a part of this amazing film. The props including the characters are well made and the customized weapons top it all off as a tribute to a great movie and one awesome spooky race.

    hyperdude95


     
    Superman
    by  scorpio1357
    Fly Superman through the streets of Metropolis. Find the Superman symbols, the more you find, the better the prize! LEFT STICK to steer, R2 SPEED, L2 STOP

    This is by far one of the levels that push Karting to it's core. If you are not a fan of the superhero Superman, then at least try this out for the amazing achievement this level proves to be. You fly as superman in a good ol' third person view like its a stand a lone game flying majestically across the living city of metropolis. Yes, its living. Below you, you see vehicles moving across the roads and the lower you go you can see the amount of detail this city has to offer and the best part is that its HUGE. You have to collect 15 superman symbols under a certain time limit so the exploration element fits perfectly with the experience making it all one to remember.

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    Star Trek: Invasion
    by  FnJ_88
    Your ship has been invaded by a number of energy based lifeforms. You're the only one left onboard so it's up to you to get rid of them. Tag them for transport then make your way to the shuttlebay. We'll begin decontamination as soon as you're clear.

    Another Star Trek tribute makes its way to the LittleBigPlanet Karting family, and it is done very professionally that even Captain Picard would be proud. You have to explore the ship as you are the only one there with nothing a weapon to deal with green lifeforming invading the base. Move around corridors and use lifts as you blast away the enemies and then once you cleared the premises and moved through doors of well made rooms (even the holodeck makes an appearance!) go into the escape ship to finish your duty.

    hyperdude95


     
    Eskimo Island
    by  Tibco
    A battle on Eskimo Island.

    An icy battle full of frost welcoming the winter as it bestows upon us. Eskimo Island is full of the wonderplane of freezing lakes and snowy igloos. Move around as you cross Eskimos fishing in the water as fish themselves flop in mid air. Go under min-caves as some gravel falls on you and use the ramps to get to certain areas whilst trying to avoid falling in the water. Grab your winter coat and prepare for a slick dance in the snow!

    hyperdude95


    Also from the Showcase...
    Played everything in the Spotlight and still looking for more?
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    • [LBPK] Are you proud to be an American? Show off your red, white, and blue while racing in the American village by Gionator-23
    • [LBPK] Argh matey! Stir your gear on the Island of ol' Port Royale with design you are going to take yer eye patch off just to gaze at upon Port Royale by Tibco
    • [LBPK] BOOM! Camera shaking, meteors falling, in and out of caves while riding for your sacklife having one Volcanic Panic by truelementbender
    • [LBPK]The causality of a stand-out racer keeping it simple and that's what makes it awesome. Keep it clean and a classic while riding through Grand Prix (Casual) by jay04house
    • [LBPK] Waste is everywhere! Ride through the junk and even go through pipes to bounce your selves across shortcuts while keeping an eye out for garbage popping your tires in JUNK YARD ZONE by TopHat05
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    Thanks so much for the spotlight! I had an amazing time participating in the Halloween contest. Congrats to all the other creators!


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    Thanks so much for the Spotlight.

    Superman was so much fun to make. Judging by the amount of people replaying the level, it looks like Sackfolk agree this is a fun level to play too!

    Congratulations to all the other creators, great levels still being built. Long may it continue!!

    Scorpio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpio1357 View Post
    Congratulations to all the other creators, great levels still being built. Long may it continue!!

    Lets make it to 300,000!

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    Thanks for spotlighting both of my levels! I really appreciate the recognition!
    More awesome levels are coming your way!

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