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VVVVVV => VVVVVV Levels => Topic started by: Neutralization on October 16, 2012, 02:33:48 pm

Title: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 3 released!!!]
Post by: Neutralization on October 16, 2012, 02:33:48 pm
(http://s17.postimage.org/d0evj9s5b/The_Unknown_Dimension.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/V6ekvpK.jpg)

TUD is my very first VVVVVV level I'm actually working on. Nothing else to say, really. (Now with a stupid logo, yay!)

A storyline of some sort
Viridian and the rest of the crew get somehow teleported to an unknown dimension, and now Viridian has to rescue them all. Very original.
I guess there will be a better and more original storyline some day. Who knows.

Screenshots
(http://s16.postimage.org/4bajsl4ad/vvvvvv_2012_10_16_15_02_16_950.png)(http://s7.postimage.org/sireyztff/vvvvvv_2012_10_16_15_02_52_295.png)
(http://s10.postimage.org/4mmcqcyjt/vvvvvv_2012_10_27_17_31_50_272.png)(http://s11.postimage.org/4p4urd5hf/vvvvvv_2012_10_27_17_31_21_647.png)
(http://s16.postimage.org/vc0ffra91/vvvvvv_2012_10_27_17_29_25_997.png)(http://i.imgur.com/sMMorvy.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/r9XvG2i.png)(http://i.imgur.com/iNsq0HP.png)(http://i.imgur.com/Cer4cN0.png)

Ok, so there will be four different areas; The Space Station (which for some reason has warp zone tiles), The Lab, Abandoned Facility and The Polar Dimension.
The third demo is finished. Download it now and explore the third area; The Abandoned Facility.  :viridian:

So, uh. There we go. Criticism is obviously welcome. Also, I'm pretty sure there are some bugs in the demo.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Short demo released]
Post by: Dav999 on October 17, 2012, 12:15:43 pm
Hard! :o I just completed world 1, and in world 2, I'm stuck in Warming up. :-/

I wish I had access to direct mode :victoria:
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Short demo released]
Post by: Neutralization on October 17, 2012, 01:26:50 pm
Hard! :o I just completed world 1, and in world 2, I'm stuck in Warming up. :-/

I wish I had access to direct mode :victoria:

Really? I didn't know. Most of the rooms in W1 are actually pretty easy if you know what you're doing. I'm going to
record the W1 & first rooms of W2 as well probably. But thanks for the feedback! Much appreciated.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Short demo released]
Post by: ToasterApocalypse on October 17, 2012, 07:24:17 pm
I'm probably not gonna play this, but let me say things.

That logo is not stupid. It's pretty good. Also, that 'give me a W'

I think I used it in my level (Dimension WWWWWW) before you, but no worries! I won't sue (because I have better things to do than sue random people on the internet).
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Short demo released]
Post by: Pyrite on October 17, 2012, 07:52:33 pm
The logo remind me of some random RPG or Painterly Pack or Dwarf Fortress combination of those in no particular order.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Short demo released]
Post by: Neutralization on October 18, 2012, 09:07:14 am
I think I used it in my level (Dimension WWWWWW) before you, but no worries! I won't sue (because I have better things to do than sue random people on the internet).
f-
I thought Give me a W was an unused and creative idea  :victoria:
The logo remind me of some random RPG or Painterly Pack or Dwarf Fortress combination of those in no particular order.
Haha, thanks. The logo is actually supposed to be kinda RPG-styled.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Short demo released]
Post by: ToasterApocalypse on October 18, 2012, 05:25:52 pm
I think I used it in my level (Dimension WWWWWW) before you, but no worries! I won't sue (because I have better things to do than sue random people on the internet).
f-
I thought Give me a W was an unused and creative idea  :victoria:
The logo remind me of some random RPG or Painterly Pack or Dwarf Fortress combination of those in no particular order.
Haha, thanks. The logo is actually supposed to be kinda RPG-styled.

Actually, It's kinda like 2 'Give me a V's put together.

That's how I got the idea anyway.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [New Screenshots]
Post by: Neutralization on October 27, 2012, 02:40:57 pm
The second world is almost done! About 3-5 rooms to go.
Oh and by the way, there's some new fresh screenshots. I love using direct mode :)
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [New Screenshots]
Post by: FIQ on October 27, 2012, 02:54:02 pm
Try using tilecol="6" on Rainbow Dash. :)
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [New Screenshots]
Post by: Neutralization on October 28, 2012, 05:03:26 pm
Try using tilecol="6" on Rainbow Dash. :)
asdf
The room looks so much better now  :viridian:
Is there a topic where I can find more of those... uh, things.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [New Screenshots]
Post by: Damn It AL to Hell on October 28, 2012, 06:25:09 pm
Woo! Lovely level, very fun too! A bit difficult but entertaining nonetheless. 9.6/10 for you!  :viridian:
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [New Screenshots]
Post by: Pyrite on October 29, 2012, 01:38:18 am
eek
screenshots have spikes
a few of them
indeed
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [New Screenshots]
Post by: Neutralization on October 29, 2012, 04:55:54 pm
Woo! Lovely level, very fun too! A bit difficult but entertaining nonetheless. 9.6/10 for you!  :viridian:
I didn't expect to get 9.6 from a demo. Eh. Well, thanks!
eek
screenshots have spikes
a few of them
indeed
:vermillion:

Anyways, the second world is almost finished! The overworld is nearly done as well (but there's still like 6-7 rooms to go) and I've got to actually add some more scripts and stuff. Expect to see the second demo this week.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [New Screenshots]
Post by: ToasterApocalypse on October 29, 2012, 05:06:01 pm
Well, I played it.

I LIKE:
The creativity. The rooms in W2 are VERY creative, as well as a few W1 rooms.
The originality. I don't think I've seen a level with similar challenges.
The difficulty (of W1). W1 is a very fair part of the level. The jump in 'EEEEE' was hard, but I managed.

I DON'T LIKE:
Just one thing. The difficulty of the first room in W2. Nothing else. I'm alright with everything else.

RATING #1:
8/10. The levels were creative, original and challenging. This is all the requirements for a featured level. Terry should feature this.

OT: First review like this. I should maybe review more levels like this.
OT EDIT: 400th post. Wow, what a perfect time to start reviewing stuff!
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [New Screenshots]
Post by: Neutralization on October 30, 2012, 04:06:35 pm
I LIKE:
The creativity. The rooms in W2 are VERY creative, as well as a few W1 rooms.
The originality. I don't think I've seen a level with similar challenges.
The difficulty (of W1). W1 is a very fair part of the level. The jump in 'EEEEE' was hard, but I managed.
Thanks! This is my first level so I got quite suprised. =P
Gotta agree tho', EEEEEE is pretty annoying. I tweaked it a bit (I removed only one spike but that made the room much easier).
I DON'T LIKE:
Just one thing. The difficulty of the first room in W2. Nothing else. I'm alright with everything else.
I see. I didn't know it's that hard. I guess I'll make it a bit easier too?
RATING #1:
Terry should feature this.
:vitellary:
I don't think he's going to feature a demo- [shot]

Anyways, only about two rooms and the second world is finished. However, I guess the level will not have any sort of internal scripting because I have no idea how to even make a script that activates only once.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [New Screenshots]
Post by: Flushex on October 30, 2012, 05:54:58 pm
I just played this and loved it. Definitely hard, but I like that.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 2 Released!]
Post by: Neutralization on October 31, 2012, 03:28:03 pm
Demo 2 has been released, wooo!  :viridian:
Download it from the first post.

Changelog:

• A new area has been finished; The Laboratory. (Worlds are now called areas by the way.)
• The overworld is a bit bigger now
• Eight trinkets to collect

If you spot any bugs just send a reply and I'll upload a fixed version.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 2 Released!]
Post by: Damn It AL to Hell on November 03, 2012, 04:35:19 pm
Yay more!
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 2 Released!]
Post by: FIQ on November 03, 2012, 07:57:45 pm
The optional room that requires a blue card is impossible to proceed into (room 5,9) because you can't go to the inversion plane without going to another room in between, resetting it.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 2 Released!]
Post by: SomniRespiratory Flux on November 03, 2012, 09:56:46 pm
The optional room that requires a blue card is impossible to proceed into (room 5,9) because you can't go to the inversion plane without going to another room in between, resetting it.

Yeah, I'd noticed that as well. The divide between the terminal and the entrance to the next room is too tall to cross without going up into the room above. After taking a look at it through the level editor, I also found that the room only contains a trinket. And there's no terminal on the other side of the gravity line to unlock it from the other side. So even if you could get into the room, there's essentially no way out but R.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 2 Released!]
Post by: SomniRespiratory Flux on November 04, 2012, 12:50:28 am
That being said, I have played through the level, and I must say, I found it very enjoyable. Room designs were very clever, and the rooms themselves were fun to play. Things started getting annoying in the Lab, but never to the extent that it felt unfair. The last real room (Security Lock) is very picky though, and it felt more like luck that I eventually got through it. It seems I'd always hit one of the last spikes before passing the lines. I don't know exactly how to describe it, but that was the only part I remember as being aggravating, and it looks like it's simpler than I found it to be. Speaking of the Lab, I really enjoyed the two-tone rooms, though some combinations of colors worked better than others. And the Queen reference is duly appreciated. :viridian: Overall, there can be some improvements made, but it's a very good start, and I eagerly await the rest of the level. ;D
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 2 Released!]
Post by: Neutralization on November 04, 2012, 02:39:15 pm
The optional room that requires a blue card is impossible to proceed into (room 5,9) because you can't go to the inversion plane without going to another room in between, resetting it.
I just figured out I already had the fixed version in my folder but forgot to upload it. It's now in the first post.
-review-
Thanks! Security Lock is one of the easiest rooms in the Lab imo though.
I didn't expect anyone to figure out the Queen reference (there's three rooms named after the song Don't Stop Me Now's lyrics)

Well, gotta start working on the third area which is now called Abandoned Facility :)
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 2 Released!]
Post by: ToasterApocalypse on November 04, 2012, 03:21:46 pm
Well, gotta start working on the third area which is now called Abandoned Facility now :)

Does it use the gray warpzone tileset/polar dimension?

because if so, you can do the tilecol=6 thing again
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Fixed demo 2 uploaded]
Post by: SomniRespiratory Flux on November 04, 2012, 06:42:41 pm

Thanks! Security Lock is one of the easiest rooms in the Lab imo though.


Yeah, I figured it wasn't supposed to be hard. I just found it to be a rather tight jump, and always hit one set of spikes or the other. For a room with as little going on as it does, I died a lot there. Probably less than in other rooms, but it felt like I was missing something. Ah well.


I didn't expect anyone to figure out the Queen reference (there's three rooms named after the song Don't Stop Me Now's lyrics)


Wow. I know things have gotten bad, but I wouldn't say THAT bad... And I knew it was a Queen reference just from the screenshot of Don't Stop Me Now. What surprised me was that it continued. I'll admit, I'm tempted in my level creation ideas to do waaaaay too much of that kind of thing, simply because the room names make it so easy to do. I have a level planned that almost every element of is a reference to something. If only I could actually think of ideas for rooms, I'm kinda terrible with that. :-X I'm more of the kind to come up with big concepts, then try to work them into a satisfactory final product. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn't.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Fixed demo 2 uploaded]
Post by: Flushex on November 05, 2012, 04:22:11 pm
I can't wait for the next bit. I agree with Toaster, this level should be featured.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Fixed demo 2 uploaded]
Post by: Pyrite on November 05, 2012, 08:55:04 pm
Wow I played this level and it was a level!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also it is easy to get past the give me a W but not so much on give me a EEEEEE because it's hard to do it normal like and impossible to do it with invincibility.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Fixed demo 2 uploaded]
Post by: Dav999 on November 05, 2012, 09:26:35 pm
Wow I played this level and it was a level!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay? ??? :viridian:
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Fixed demo 2 uploaded]
Post by: ToasterApocalypse on November 05, 2012, 09:50:15 pm
Wow I played this level and it was a level!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well no sh [ :-[ ] it's a level. It's a very good one, too.

:viridian: tilecol=6  :viridian:
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Fixed demo 2 uploaded]
Post by: Neutralization on November 07, 2012, 04:11:43 pm
Wow I played this level and it was a level!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eeyup. What else did you expect to see?  :viridian:
:viridian: tilecol=6  :viridian:
Ok?
Abandoned Facility won't use the Polar Dimension tiles. The fourth area, Polar Dimension will  :P
I guess Facility will use ship tiles. Dunno.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Fixed demo 2 uploaded]
Post by: ToasterApocalypse on November 10, 2012, 12:26:15 am
Wow I played this level and it was a level!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eeyup. What else did you expect to see?  :viridian:
:viridian: tilecol=6  :viridian:
Ok?
Abandoned Facility won't use the Polar Dimension tiles. The fourth area, Polar Dimension will  :P
I guess Facility will use ship tiles. Dunno.

Oh alright.
Little tip, you may not need...

tilecol=-1/-2/-3 for unused colours of the space station. You can get them in Direct mode too.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Fixed demo 2 uploaded]
Post by: Pyrite on November 18, 2012, 02:46:40 pm
Why does the lab have 2 rooms, and why is rainbow dash and the heart empty?
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Fixed demo 2 uploaded]
Post by: ToasterApocalypse on November 19, 2012, 07:09:27 pm
Why does the lab have 2 rooms, and why is rainbow dash and the heart empty?

You must be playing an old version.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Fixed demo 2 uploaded]
Post by: Flushex on December 12, 2012, 07:42:07 pm
So... I know this is old, but I've always really liked this level, and I'm wondering if there is going to be a continuation?

*Oh yeah, 100th post.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Fixed demo 2 uploaded]
Post by: ToasterApocalypse on December 12, 2012, 08:35:51 pm
So... I know this is old, but I've always really liked this level, and I'm wondering if there is going to be a continuation?

Either no ( :victoria: ), or there's a lack of more TUD because he's finishing it.  :viridian:
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Progress: Demo 3 coming soon!]
Post by: Neutralization on December 20, 2012, 03:00:52 pm
(http://s9.postimage.org/ffwuh6xgv/Screen_Hunter_40_Dec_19_19_55.jpg)
The third area is about 20% finished; the overworld is pretty much done (as you can see it's a very Metroid-like cave system)
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 3 coming soon!]
Post by: Flushex on December 20, 2012, 05:26:20 pm
(http://s9.postimage.org/ffwuh6xgv/Screen_Hunter_40_Dec_19_19_55.jpg)
The third area is about 20% finished; the overworld is pretty much done (as you can see it's a very Metroid-like cave system)


So you're working on it, yes! I've also always thought that many VVVVVV levels remind me of the Metroid layout. This one in particular looks a lot like it, especially from the minimap.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Progress: Demo 3 coming soon!]
Post by: ToasterApocalypse on December 20, 2012, 09:33:37 pm
(http://s9.postimage.org/ffwuh6xgv/Screen_Hunter_40_Dec_19_19_55.jpg)
The third area is about 20% finished; the overworld is pretty much done (as you can see it's a very Metroid-like cave system)

I don't really know, but third area.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSS
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 3 coming soon!]
Post by: ToasterApocalypse on April 12, 2013, 12:32:22 pm
I still want my demo 3  :'( :(
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 3 coming soon!]
Post by: Fussmatte on April 12, 2013, 11:09:30 pm
Neutralization was last active on Dec. 20, 2012... I don't think there's gonna be a demo 3.
Rainbow Dash = BEST ROOM NAME EVER :D
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 3 coming soon!]
Post by: ToasterApocalypse on April 12, 2013, 11:49:30 pm
I don't think there's gonna be a demo 3.

(http://t.qkme.me/3tvqt5.jpg)
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 3 coming soon!]
Post by: Fussmatte on April 13, 2013, 12:07:34 am
that is a picture of bender
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 3 coming soon!]
Post by: allison on April 14, 2013, 03:25:50 pm
that is a picture of bender

yes, it is
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 3 released!!!]
Post by: Neutralization on May 15, 2013, 01:29:11 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/V6ekvpK.jpg)
Who said I'm not working on this project?  ;)

Anyway, demo 3 has been released. Changelog:
• The third area, Abandoned Facility is finished
• 5 new trinkets to find!
• Fixes

If you find any mistakes in the level and stuff like that, tell me.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 3 released!!!]
Post by: ToasterApocalypse on May 15, 2013, 03:53:26 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/V6ekvpK.jpg)
Who said I'm not working on this project?  ;)

Anyway, demo 3 has been released. Changelog:
• The third area, Abandoned Facility is finished
• 5 new trinkets to find!
• Fixes

If you find any mistakes and stuff like that, tell me.

I KNEW IT
I KNEW YOU WOULD COME BACK TO ME AND BRING ME LEVEL  :viridian: :viridian:
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 3 released!!!]
Post by: Fussmatte on May 18, 2013, 01:41:33 am
*dances*
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 3 released!!!]
Post by: Neutralization on May 25, 2013, 06:04:33 pm
It's been very quiet in this topic, so I decided to tell 'ya that the next version (which will be the full version btw) will have an actual storyline!  :vitellary:
Stay tuned.
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 3 released!!!]
Post by: ToasterApocalypse on May 25, 2013, 07:16:39 pm
It's been very quiet in this topic, so I decided to tell 'ya that the next version (which will be the full version btw) will have an actual storyline!  :vitellary:
Stay tuned.

 :o ;D
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 3 released!!!]
Post by: . on May 26, 2013, 03:56:48 am
I can't find the fourth crewmate :P
Also the last room before  :verdigris: is really cruel. Always get stuck in the platforms and have to suicide  :'(
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 3 released!!!]
Post by: SteveGamer68 on June 30, 2016, 07:37:13 am
I can't find the fourth crewmate :P
You need a gray keycard and use it on top of the tower in (6,3) and go left,you see a gray keycard checker in (5,3) after that room,you see the last crew missing in (4,3)
Title: Re: The Unknown Dimension [Demo 3 released!!!]
Post by: LafondaSaysMeow on June 30, 2016, 12:14:46 pm
I can't find the fourth crewmate :P
You need a gray keycard and use it on top of the tower in (6,3) and go left,you see a gray keycard checker in (5,3) after that room,you see the last crew missing in (4,3)
THIS WAS 3 YEARS AGO
I'm sure he figured it out by now...