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How to get a level featured
« on: July 27, 2011, 04:16:35 AM »
From time to time, I'm hoping to feature particular levels that people have made by posting it on my blog and on twitter! I thought it would be a good idea to provide a few guidelines, and maybe talk about what I'm looking for in a featured level:


:viridian: DO: Try something different.

I'm very likely to feature a level if it does something I haven't seen in a VVVVVV level before. Experiment with scripting! Try to build levels around unusual ideas!

:viridian: DO: Make it polished.

This is mostly just a matter of making sure there are no gaps you can fall through or glitches, and that you've tested things thoroughly to make sure sure everything feels nice in the game.


:victoria: DON'T: Make it too hard.

The easiest thing to do in VVVVVV is make a hard level, and while they can be fun, I do think they're one of the less interesting things you can make. (I'm unlikely to feature a level that's basically just a super expanded version of Veni Vidi Vici, for example.)

:victoria: DON'T: Exploit glitches.

The VVVVVV editor plugs directly into VVVVVV, warts and all! Which means that if you use the editor for a while, you're bound to run into some glitches as a result of the way things were implemented in VVVVVV. For example! If you place two horizontal gravity lines so that they intersect each other in the same line, you'll go through them. The problem with working this into a level, though, is that at some point in the future, it might get fixed in a patch. Which would mean your level wouldn't work any more!

:victoria: DON'T: Ask me to feature your level.

I figure it's probably a good idea to establish this as a guideline, just so I don't get swamped with requests, heh. I don't want to feature too many levels, just the ones I think do something really special and different - if I don't feature your level, it's nothing personal!

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Re: How to get a level featured
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 03:44:14 PM »
I'm just curious, how many levels have you featured so far?  I remember seeing "Seasons" on your blog - did you have any more?

EDIT: also I love the Animaniacs reference.

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Re: How to get a level featured
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 04:14:09 PM »
Going by Blog and Twitter, only Seasons has been featured thus far. Deservedly so :viridian:

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Re: How to get a level featured
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 08:20:18 PM »

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Re: How to get a level featured
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2011, 08:51:50 PM »
>.<

Well originally I didn't know if he was going to put all levels featured on his blog or just tweet about them, but I understand it all now.  Thanks for putting links though, maybe we can make a topic with all the featured levels links. ;)

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Re: How to get a level featured
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2011, 10:16:13 PM »
I just realized how "I'm-making-fun-of-you" the :D smiley looks.

I didn't mean to be an idiot, if I appeared that way. I just meant to be a little sarcastic. :)

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Re: How to get a level featured
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 04:41:44 AM »
maybe we can make a topic with all the featured levels links. ;)

That's a good idea; I'll do that later on.

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Re: How to get a level featured
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2011, 05:15:10 AM »
maybe we can make a topic with all the featured levels links. ;)

That's a good idea; I'll do that later on.

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Re: How to get a level featured
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2011, 01:29:11 PM »
There was also a new one today.

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Re: How to get a level featured
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2011, 08:24:01 AM »
Just an idea here, but why don't we also do a people's choice ballot too? 

At the end of each week, people take the time to actually vote for a favorite from the last week, and we claim it the week's people choice.

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Re: How to get a level featured
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2011, 05:26:04 AM »
I intend to make a thread about my favourite levels soon - I encourage others to do the same! Perhaps we could have a level recommendation thread where people review their favourites?

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Re: How to get a level featured
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2011, 04:57:01 PM »
Eh, I did the 1 and 2 on the don't list. :vermillion:

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Re: How to get a level featured
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Re: How to get a level featured
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Re: How to get a level featured
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2013, 04:17:59 PM »
It's not really a bump if it's pinned ::)