[Environmental/Playground] [KS+] Exploring the Golden Land

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Re: [Environmental/Playground] [KS+] Exploring the Golden Land
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2016, 05:09:52 »
I feel I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but I really appreciate the feedback and discussion. Thanks! As pfrangip said before, I love how supportive this community is :)

@pfrangip: I got a lot of different opinions with this level. The foreground plants are an interesting case, because a friend mentioned them as a bad point (he thought they were too distracting and looked weird). Also, each player seems to have a different favorite area, with no definite consensus. Guess it's a good thing I included a little bit of everything :P2

@egomassive: I'm actually the same. I enjoy the free-roaming aspect of playground levels, but I quickly lose interest as soon as I stop finding new things to see and do (especially when the level has 100+ screens and the areas are not distinct enough from each other). Keeping the player interested is, perhaps, the most difficult part of designing a level of this kind, so I'm glad to hear I succeeded :)

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@Purple Ink: Thank you! It's not as extensive an use of KS+ features as plural's A Climbing Alike made, but I'm glad I was able to do ego's work justice.

@sergiocornaga: Thanks for reporting these! I'll fix them before I submit the level to Knyttlevels.com :)  Yeah, the second solid shadow was intentional, but now that my evil plan has been expertly foiled (curses!), I think it doesn't make much sense to do this just to include a barely noticeable extra tile. I'll just edit the background a little bit to make room for the shadow.
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Re: [Environmental/Playground] [KS+] Exploring the Golden Land
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2016, 06:39:15 »
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Re: [Environmental/Playground] [KS+] Exploring the Golden Land
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2016, 07:06:36 »
Ouch! It is indeed a thing. I used non-solid layers for some blocks so I could put the shading tiles over them... which was pointless, since I'm using the overlay feature on that area and I could just have used layer 2 for shading :P  Force of habit, I guess.

Thanks for reporting this! I've already uploaded a fixed version (which also removes the solid shadows Sergio mentioned).
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Re: [Environmental/Playground] [KS+] Exploring the Golden Land
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2016, 10:24:37 »

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Re: [Environmental/Playground] [KS+] Exploring the Golden Land
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2016, 11:24:11 »
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Re: [Environmental/Playground] [KS+] Exploring the Golden Land
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2017, 05:23:08 »
Just finished this, I have enjoyed it a lot. The difficulty was perfectly adjusted (for me at least) I got stuck at times but then quickly found the way to go on. I hope to find some more great levels like this one.

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Re: [Environmental/Playground] [KS+] Exploring the Golden Land
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2017, 04:22:55 »
Glad you enjoyed it! :D Since the only real challenge in this level comes from finding all collectibles and unlocking all the areas, it's good to hear that you were able to progress smoothly.
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