[scenic/challenge][normal] Many islands

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Offline Polana

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[scenic/challenge][normal] Many islands
« on: August 26, 2012, 21:55:53 »
So, here it is. Finally.
I did not managed to upload it to the level to Level archive, so if someone could do it for me, I would be very pleased.
I used Czech service ulozto.cz instead of it. It is sometimes little tricky, so if you will have some problems, try program
called free rapid downloader - it is faster and safer and you don`t have to sign in (I have not anything with the creators of that program, I am just happy user).

Well, I hope you will like it.
http://ulozto.cz/xY9ph1S/polana-many-islands-knytt-bin

Fixed version:
http://ulozto.cz/xaR8aPW/polana-many-islandsv2-knytt-knytt-bin

http://www.sendspace.com/file/fng3on

[mod]changed title to scenic/challenge, rather than environmental/challenge, as a level can't be both. Environmental means: no enemies/hard to take routes/danger, just beauty.[/mod]
« Last Edit: September 23, 2012, 06:08:37 by LPChip »

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Re: [enviromental/challenge][normal] Many islands
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012, 22:03:52 »
I'm downloading it, but that hosting service seems really slow. I suggest Mediafire when there are problems with the archive, you should take a look at it.

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Offline Polana

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Re: [enviromental/challenge][normal] Many islands
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 22:12:51 »
Sorry, I tried it and it did not worked for me.  :(

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Re: [enviromental/challenge][normal] Many islands
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 23:56:55 »
Here is a Mediafire mirror: http://www.mediafire.com/?xxpre4fzsxco0e7
Can't seem to upload to the archive either.

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Re: [enviromental/challenge][normal] Many islands
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 01:37:55 »
This level is huge and very charming! It could use some polish, though: it's often hard to tell what scenery is solid and what is not just by looking, and it is possible to get stuck if you fail to collect a key before being captured. I hope you continue updating it!

I really loved your use of my Vestiges tileset (great colour combinations). If you want to fix the way Juni runs and climbs on it, replace that tileset with the updated version in this thread. I made some invisible changes that improve collision detection.

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Re: [enviromental/challenge][normal] Many islands
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2012, 06:45:04 »
Raicuparta, thank you for uploading it on Mediafire.
Sergio, fixed version will be in few days (I hope so, but I have to do some things for school - I promised they will be done after holidays, but I did not started with them yet).

Re: [enviromental/challenge][normal] Many islands
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2012, 12:31:39 »
I've really enjoyed this level so far, especially the diversity of tilesets and the use of lots of sound effects (like the groaning of gears or the sound of waves).  :)

By the way, if you care about this sort of thing, you go through a couple void screens if:
Spoiler: (click to show/hide)


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Re: [enviromental/challenge][normal] Many islands
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 05:23:33 »
This was a really cool level. I got a little confused/disoriented/frustrated with the neverending looping that can be done near the end with the doors/warps because I didn't know what to do or where to go. Still though, it was a good level. The changing environment from day to night to day was a nice touch.

some void screen stuff:
Spoiler: (click to show/hide)
« Last Edit: August 28, 2012, 05:25:43 by plural »

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Offline lamarblake

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Re: [enviromental/challenge][normal] Many islands
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012, 21:55:04 »
Really, fun level! Confusing with all the warping but I like puzzle challenges. However I've got so lost I can't find the win!   :nuts:

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Re: [enviromental/challenge][normal] Many islands
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 07:59:41 »
I liked it. Thanks for using so many of my tilesets, it's nice to see them being used. The way you used cutscenes was very effective.

Although it felt very much like an environmental most of the time, I'm afraid you can't classify Many Islands as an environmental/challenge. It can't be both. It's a challenge. However, we have a rogue classification, scenic/challenge, that would be quite fitting.

edit to add: *gives star*
« Last Edit: August 29, 2012, 08:07:42 by egomassive »

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Re: [enviromental/challenge][normal] Many islands
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2012, 07:13:31 »
Not an environmental after all, eh? In that case, downloading now.

EDIT: That was a lot of fun!  C)p A really good level! Well done!
Also, it was a nice surprise seeing my knyght tileset appear there, and you used it really well.

I liked the changes from night to day and back; really cool. Some screens were missing ambience, like water. And the screens of sky were generally rather bland and sometimes didn't match the screen below them very well, which was a shame.
One other word of advice would be to suggest to ask someone to check the spelling and grammar of your level, as your English isn't perfect. But it's a small issue; you could always understand what was being said. I suppose it adds a certain charm. :P

Overall, this was a really good level, one of the best new levels I've played for a while. Fun challenges (the difficulty was just right for me) that were rarely frustrating (which is great) and really, really good-looking scenery (you clearly have an eye for graphic design). I didn't want it to end! So thanks, and well done.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2012, 08:16:37 by Talps »

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Offline Polana

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Re: [enviromental/challenge][normal] Many islands
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2012, 00:41:07 »
Thank you all for your advices and exceptions. It is great to hear good things about my level from people whose works I like
and admire. So here is version two.
Major changes:
You can't stuck yourself in castle because of uncollected keys.
I put same keys into that unnecessary and confusing warping part on the end, so you can find them here, if you forget to
take them earlier. If you have all keys, you don't have to go there.
I added ambiance into the screens where it was missed.
I updated Vestiges.

Download links for v2 are in the first post.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2012, 04:43:53 by Polana »

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Offline ixMarcel

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Re: [enviromental/challenge][normal] Many islands
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2012, 00:58:40 »
It was awesome! The cutscenes when you enter someone's house was so peaceful! Good job! I'm waiting for more your levels  ;).

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Re: [enviromental/challenge][normal] Many islands
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012, 02:22:31 »
Thank you!
Well, I'm planning some level about secret agents and A-bomb. It will take some time.
By the way, what about your Tower of lighting ? I am looking forward to it.

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Re: [enviromental/challenge][normal] Many islands
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2012, 04:45:59 »
By the way, what about your Tower of lighting ? I am looking forward to it.
After wacation, I'm going to finish it. "The Tower of Lightning" is almost finished.
Wow, someone is waiting for my level :o