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just hold left
« on: September 19, 2011, 05:53:30 pm »


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8943931/justholdleft.vvvvvv

a level that plays itself. inspired by the DDA levels from N-Game, hold left as soon as the game starts and watch captain viridian very very dangerously get himself through the level!

This level is just a proof-of-concept for the idea, and I'm planning on making a much bigger level.

the concept could also work without any input! moving platforms, conveyors and gravity lines provide more than enough movement to make some pretty intense DDAs

footnote: DDA stands for Dont Do Anything

ENJOY
« Last Edit: September 19, 2011, 05:55:17 pm by jmickle »

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Re: just hold left
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 07:27:26 pm »
Wow. Surprisingly, it works well - I held left and didn't die!

But the design of the room is a little, eh, messy - single tiles?

But, nonetheless, interesting concept.

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Re: just hold left
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2011, 07:43:45 pm »
Haha, awesome :)

the concept could also work without any input! moving platforms, conveyors and gravity lines provide more than enough movement to make some pretty intense DDAs

Indeed! There's a short section at the end of one of Souleye's levels that does this. (Though this approach is interesting too)

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Re: just hold left
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011, 11:22:22 am »
Wow. Surprisingly, it works well - I held left and didn't die!

But the design of the room is a little, eh, messy - single tiles?

But, nonetheless, interesting concept.
Thanks! Regarding the design, I agree it doesn't look very pretty, but as I said before it was just a proof of concept really.

Haha, awesome :)

the concept could also work without any input! moving platforms, conveyors and gravity lines provide more than enough movement to make some pretty intense DDAs

Indeed! There's a short section at the end of one of Souleye's levels that does this. (Though this approach is interesting too)

Ooh I'm going to have to find that one :)

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Re: just hold left
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011, 05:12:15 pm »
This was pretty cool. I remember N quite fondly, so this was a neat throwback. The only problem I found is that "as soon as the game starts" is somewhat hard to determine. Is it as soon as you start loading the level? Is it when the screen starts to become visible, or when the wipe has finished and it's totally visible? It took me several tries (restarting the level entirely) to get this to work, but when it did, it worked well.

IF you were to tweak this level (no obligation, just a suggestion), might I recommend another room where you walk left into a warp which takes you to the current start position so everything always lines up (timing-wise) with the start? It's definitely a cool concept, and I can't wait to see the larger version you have planned!

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Re: just hold left
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 06:02:38 pm »
This was pretty cool. I remember N quite fondly, so this was a neat throwback. The only problem I found is that "as soon as the game starts" is somewhat hard to determine. Is it as soon as you start loading the level? Is it when the screen starts to become visible, or when the wipe has finished and it's totally visible? It took me several tries (restarting the level entirely) to get this to work, but when it did, it worked well.

IF you were to tweak this level (no obligation, just a suggestion), might I recommend another room where you walk left into a warp which takes you to the current start position so everything always lines up (timing-wise) with the start? It's definitely a cool concept, and I can't wait to see the larger version you have planned!
Oh no, your completely right, I didn't consider loading the level to play when i was making it, and only realized afterwards. I will definitely have an "entrance" room on my bigger level.

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Re: just hold left
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 12:16:38 am »
Hopefully nobody missed the fact that the first screen of the Final Zone in my level was a DDA  :D

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Re: just hold left
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 12:18:39 am »
Hopefully nobody missed the fact that the first screen of the Final Zone in my level was a DDA  :D

I remember that! I was like, "OH NO, SPIKEZ!" and then it just moved me along past them, and I was all, "YAY! ;D"
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Re: just hold left
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011, 11:48:57 pm »

the concept could also work without any input! moving platforms, conveyors and gravity lines provide more than enough movement to make some pretty intense DDAs


You have inspired me. Stay tuned for more. Someday.

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Re: just hold left
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2011, 01:44:22 am »
I really like this level! It is very nice, and the just hold left gimmick is incredible, good work :viridian:

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Re: just hold left
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2011, 01:45:16 am »
Oops! I forgot to leave a rating, you get............. 10.2/10 :viridian: :viridian:
Awesome Level!