[Challenge/Short/Hard] The Greying Tower

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[Challenge/Short/Hard] The Greying Tower
« on: August 10, 2011, 13:47:07 »
A quick level I cooked up for SecretGlitch's KS competition, 'Claustrophobia'.
It's a short, retro-style level (kinda). Features two difficulty levels (neither of which is particularly easy), all custom music and three endings. And some COs I shamefully pinched from my previous competition level. I only had two weeks to make this! Gimme a break!

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Look at the pretty screenshots!

Re: [Challenge/Short/Hard] The Greying Tower
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011, 17:21:08 »
Pretty good level, here. I played it on retro-hard, which really reaches Very Hard tier IMO. For being done in two weeks, this is a pretty solid level, good work!
SG's difficult KS levels:
Very Hard: Dark Sea, Industral Trap.
Lunatic: Dark Sea 2, Going Left.
Very Lunatic: Safety 1, 2, and 3.
Misc: AdvancedAmidst the Clouds, Candy Town.

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Re: [Challenge/Short/Hard] The Greying Tower
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 18:50:38 »
I am stuck at the second screenshot. What the hell am I supposed to do there?
Spoiler: (click to show/hide)

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Re: [Challenge/Short/Hard] The Greying Tower
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011, 19:00:51 »
Spoiler: (click to show/hide)

The thing with saying the words 'Super-Hard' is that everyone runs and hides when they hear it.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2011, 18:17:07 by Talps »

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« Last Edit: August 12, 2011, 09:37:05 by ortoslon »

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Re: [Challenge/Short/Hard] The Greying Tower
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2011, 18:48:20 »
Wow, that was impressive! Hard mode is the same but with only one save per zone. I imagine you'd be more than capable of that.

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Re: [Challenge/Short/Hard] The Greying Tower
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2011, 22:00:51 »
Talps, I just want to say that all of your levels are awesome! Especially "Eurydice" was a masterpiece. One of the levels I began playing about one hour before I planned to go to bed... but then I was so fascinated and curious about how the story would go on - I slept much shorter as I should.  ;)

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Re: [Challenge/Short/Hard] The Greying Tower
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2011, 17:14:37 »
I really enjoyed this level, but I never got a sense of claustrophobia - only of desolation. By the way, the music was amazing - which track was it that you used in the intro?

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Re: [Challenge/Short/Hard] The Greying Tower
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2011, 18:08:37 »
The reward for completing Hard Mode will tell you. (Or I could just say it's 'Wandering Souls' by PlaidShirts&BigSmiles (there's a link for him/her in the levels credits).)

Thanks for the comments, guys :D Gan, I'm working on another sleep-stealing level at the moment called 'I Dreamed of the Sky'; check the preview forum.

In other news, my sig is now 499 characters long (what with the URLs) out of the allowed 500; I've no idea what I'll do when I release my next level.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2011, 18:23:53 by Talps »

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Re: [Challenge/Short/Hard] The Greying Tower
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2011, 20:12:31 »
Make a thread with all your levels and a link to that thread on your sig :P

BTW, sorry about that, I ended up figuring it out, not sure why I didn't see it sooner :|

Re: [Challenge/Short/Hard] The Greying Tower
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2011, 18:38:39 »
Whew, finished it on normal. That was pretty tough! I liked it. I got two to the endings, do you have to play on hard to get the fifth?

As for the sig thing, let the sig point to a Pastebin page, where you can post all your levels you made so far. I think that's the easiest way to do it without making a new page (unless you want to make one).

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Re: [Challenge/Short/Hard] The Greying Tower
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2011, 19:23:26 »
The third ending is the reward for completing Hard Mode.

Is it 'socially acceptable' to create a thread on these forums just for that? Also, I have no idea what pastebin is but I shall wikipedia it at the first convenient moment.

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Re: [Challenge/Short/Hard] The Greying Tower
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2011, 23:48:39 »
Pastebin just lets you, well, paste stuff in a page and share it.
For your case, I thought it would be worth the trouble to have your levels with a small description and maybe a small picture for each of them, more like a gallery.
About being "acceptable", obviously not the one to answer that, but it would be a pretty stupid restriction, considering there is absolutely no harm in doing it.

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Re: [Challenge/Short/Hard] The Greying Tower
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2011, 22:31:57 »
So, I finally played this level. I'm a little backlogged on playing levels. It was really good! This is definitely a level not to be missed. I was really surprised to recognize some of the music in it. I had been considering Wandering Souls by PlaidShirts_BigSmiles for one of my levels. At any rate, the music selections were superb. You must have spent a while finding them all.

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Re: [Challenge/Short/Hard] The Greying Tower
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2011, 19:28:13 »
It may have been in your music thread that I discovered him (and subsequently the other two songs of his that I used). Did you play hard or retro-hard?