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Another Level Making Contest! [Over]

Postby weasel on Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:03 pm

We have a new thingy coming out soon and we need some new levels! I'm going to be very vague on the details because I can't let you know what it is beforehand, buuut...

- I need approximately 20 levels.
- They have to be a difficulty of around Level 10-15ish - nothing that's incredibly hard but nothing that is tutorial-easy, either.
- They have to have simple designs and nice aesthetics. If you have over 20 :srect: you are probably doing it wrong!
- No "tricks" or "glitches" (ie: FCML adding ghost items, pogo berries, etc.)
- The level does not have to be new; it can be a "golden oldie" so to speak.
- I will be judging the levels based on a variety of factors I can't disclose at this time - too top secret!
- The levels I select will get their creators something of value PLUS a name in the credits.
- Though unlikely, it is possible I will select all levels from a single person - so submit as many as you have!
- If you spam post all your junk levels I will learn your name and ignore your future entries. :)
- I might end up editing the levels a bit.
- Please put a small description (one sentance) after any links you post so I have a vague idea of what I'm clicking on.

I would make them myself, but I know you guys are better at making levels than I am. :3

So, what have you got?

Deadline is "As soon as I select all 20." It could take hours or months, but I'm guessing about a week (maybe two).
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby Foro on Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:07 pm

first post

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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby Sykotik Konvict on Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:10 pm

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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby Iamnowme on Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:12 pm

This is an excellent idea in my opinion. I would like to nominate a few of my levels, with my own comments alongside each of them.

Mount Reversal - I enjoy the look of this level. Not very hard, and the solutions are pretty narrowed. But I think the concept is great.

Insanity Edge - A simple, yet sophisticated level. I really like the look of it and how it turned out.

Finality - A very simple level. I designed this level for JHawk4's level design competition, and it is the level that made me win. Although it has multiple objects, it is amusing to play and can have a wide variety of solutions. I am pretty proud of this level.

Trapdoor - A nice, clean-cut level. The solution doesn't show itself at first, but once you realize it, you can have many different types of solutions for it.

Ride To Victory - Known for being the last level of my Chore Competition.

Split Decision - As the title describes, you get to make a choice on how to solve the level.

The Pit - Deceiving. It looks much easier than it actually is. I love the simple look to the level.

Underground - A fairly good-looking level. Presents a bit of a challenge.
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby ~Jon~ on Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:45 pm

Gopher's hole: http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=215517 Easy, but a beautiful level.

Wedgies: http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=202988 :lol: Fun(ny) level. Poses a good challenge as well.

Locked out: http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=195867 One of my favorites, might be a little too big though. Its similar to Unpossible but with a door.

Teepee: http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=254724 This one would be great for an official level. Simple, but aesthetics are a little lacking.

Unlockables: http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=344811 Quite easy, fun though. Its just a simple 2 or 3-step multi-tasker.

Flipper fit: http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=401127 you have to flip the dynamic over to make room for the goal piece.

Tricky wedge: http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=175702 Lateral thinking level.

Fill the gaps: http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=144983 A little timer/multiple goal piece puzzle, easy and fun.

Edit About when is this comp ending?
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby BJSwimmer on Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:14 pm

Let me guess... levels for FC2?
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby tes753 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:29 pm

Weasel, thanks for allowing us to create new levels for a chance to become official!

Here are my entries wich are all original and brand new!

Cloudy Dreams :waterrod: Soultion: Here
A simple pult level, could possibly help the newer guys learn about catapults and brown designs.

Avoid the Gap :woodrod: Soultion: Here
A spin-off of Around the Bend except there's a gap in your way!

Downhill Racer :waterrod: Soultion: Here
A simple, yet somewhat challenging level in which you must get a contration to fly through the air.

Stepping Stones :woodrod: Soultion: Here
In this level, the player must go up some rather nasty bumps to get to the goal.

'Pult It! :waterrod: Soultion: Here
A more challenging level in which players must construct a moving catapult to launch the goal piece to victory.
Harder Version: 'Pult It!

Fort :woodrod: Soultion: Here
A level in which the player needs to build a catapult to launch the goal piece.

Timing
This level teaches players that cars and tanks aren't the only possibity in Fantastic Contraption.

That's all I have for now! I might post more later...
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby jkhouw1 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:29 pm

I'm not a very creative level designer but here are two (well one concept, two versions).
Easier: Balance
Slightly harder: Inversion
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby resetxc on Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:48 pm

Diamond - A level with dynamics and a goal piece in the shape of a diamond

Unstackable - A goal piece and dynamics make a bridge for the other goal piece

Block Lock - You have to time dropping in the blocks to win

Pulling Bricks - Simple, move the dynamic out of the way.

Bridge Break - Involves goal pieces wedged above the goal area which you need to knock down.
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby Iamnowme on Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:56 pm

Two more I just made:

Possibilities - Such a neat-looking, yet eye-pleasing level. There are many ways to solve.
Basic Idea Of How To Solve: Bring the goal circle back towards the goal, and lift it up, or go under, to get to the goal area.

Foolproof - A clever level that also has many possibilites. Well-rounded objects give this level appeal.
Basic Idea Of How To Solve: Life the goal circle through the gap, then catch it on it's way down and go either right or left under the build area to get to the goal area.
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby ###ww on Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:25 pm

Stepping Stones My first level, but has a nice challenge. Also, hard to catapult.

Which Way? There are two different routes, each with their own challenge, but not too difficult.

Circle of Life Made by a friend, but sort somewhat challenging. Requires a chain on the goal object (like Unpossible)

Filter A simple, but well made "filter the dynamic object" level.

Micromanagement My personal favorite level :). Similar to projected, but more challenging.

One Up, One Down Not the most attractive level (it's sort of plain) but it requires multiple contraptions.

Slots Not a very difficult level, but I like how it looks (sort of like a yin yang look).

Down the Hatch Fairly difficult, but a well made car or catapult can do the job.

Pi = 3.14 Probably not the sort of level you are looking for, but I think it is funny and challenging.

I hope I didn't just send you a load of junky levels =/ I like them anyway.
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby Mikemc on Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:44 pm

Personally I don't think they should be publically listed because then people will have them beaten and minimized already.
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby darkeagle on Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:54 pm

Here is one of mine I just made: Grab and Toss
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby zhyrek on Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:01 pm

I have a level that i thought was creative, but not pretty. I added aesthetics to create...
Banana Tree!

I think it easily passes the "easiness barrier", if people realize what water rods are good for... :ninja:

Another one, recently made. Scales
I think easy-ish.
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby jakel5555 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:10 pm

BJSwimmer wrote:Let me guess... levels for FC2?


You may want to ponder this statement as a major mental error may have occurred in the process of conjuring it. :)
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby BJSwimmer on Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:21 pm

jakel5555 wrote:
BJSwimmer wrote:Let me guess... levels for FC2?


You may want to ponder this statement as a major mental error may have occurred in the process of conjuring it. :)

I take that as a yes ;)
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby zhyrek on Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:23 pm

BJSwimmer wrote:
jakel5555 wrote:
BJSwimmer wrote:Let me guess... levels for FC2?


You may want to ponder this statement as a major mental error may have occurred in the process of conjuring it. :)

I take that as a yes ;)

Hey! You're back!
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby darkeagle on Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:26 pm

...He's been back for a while now...
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby zhyrek on Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:28 pm

darkeagle wrote:...He's been back for a while now...

Not what i meant...

He hasn't been on due to computer issues, AKA virus.
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Re: Another Level Making Contest!

Postby Mikemc on Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:57 pm

###ww wrote: Slots Not a very difficult level, but I like how it looks (sort of like a yin yang look).

I liked Slots, it was fun!
:lightning: :handsoff: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=8841839
118, :champ: :handsoff: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=8841887

- Mike
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