DLFoTD [KS+] [Easy/Misc/Small]

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Offline SilasMann

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DLFoTD [KS+] [Easy/Misc/Small]
« on: July 15, 2017, 11:08:27 »
This level was made for the Knytt of the Month Klub! I think it's best played not knowing anything, so here is the download link. v2! Go ahead and play it!

If that's not enough to convince you then here are some screenshots. View at your own risk! Or, better yet, play the level first!
Spoiler: DLFOTD Screenshots (click to show/hide)

The level was made in about 2 days total. 3 more days were dedicated to heavy playtesting, detailing and adjusting the story. The hardest parts were the story and sound. Hopefully the graphics look quite nice. I tried to stuff the level chock-full of secrets. I'd appreciate feedback of any glitches/oversights, as well as any feedback on how I can make this level or my next levels better.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2017, 15:06:59 by SilasMann »

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Offline canteven

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Re: DLFoTD [KS+] [Easy/Misc/Small]
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 13:27:24 »
"True art. [...] I cried when [...] Juni." ~Nifflas
"[D]esign [...] was [...] the rooms [...] good." ~Bob Ross
"Incredibly [...] a lot[.]" ~Vincent Van Gogh

Though, I would like to report a small error: you seem to have put Toast Fact #EJQE in the wrong place. If they're sorted properly in alphabetical order- like Gustav said they were at the start- then EJQE should be in the Factory of Suspicious Explosives, not the chocolate jungle... though I imagine it would be hard to tuck any secrets in there.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2017, 13:38:55 by canteven »
I use the name "ncrecc" on other forums.

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Offline SilasMann

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Re: DLFoTD [KS+] [Easy/Misc/Small]
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 13:51:28 »
Oh, I always though Van Gogh had a way with words... Incredibly a lot, indeed.

Also, you don't get to the Factory of Suspicious Explosives unless you do Gustav's Family Business side quest. Since most players will skip over that area, Toast Fact #EJQE was changed to Toast Fact #EJQF.

 ;)
« Last Edit: July 15, 2017, 14:15:28 by SilasMann »

Re: DLFoTD [KS+] [Easy/Misc/Small]
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 14:29:11 »
Aw, that was a really sweet. I think I'll remember this one for a long time!
Excellent job!  :D

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Re: DLFoTD [KS+] [Easy/Misc/Small]
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 17:16:11 »
This was a really nice level.

Re: DLFoTD [KS+] [Easy/Misc/Small]
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 01:36:40 »
Goood story !  :) *star*

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Re: DLFoTD [KS+] [Easy/Misc/Small]
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 02:49:57 »
While this level has a very lovely sentiment, I'd have to say that the "pretty" part of the level is a lot better looking than the "Not Quite Dr. Cliche's Underwater Lab" part. It's really pretty though! Good job! And I'm glad my level was so inspirational that you put it in the credits  :whoa:

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Offline SilasMann

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Re: DLFoTD [KS+] [Easy/Misc/Small]
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 14:36:34 »
Thank you everyone (AkitaKey, ZaratUshtrA.2.0, plural, Lucinda) for your words!

@Lucinda, your level helped me decided how I wanted to tell my story in this level (as well as making me want to start it in the first place) so of course you would be in the credits. The graphics were inspired by some of Vegetal Gibber's tilesets and are technically remakes of the Tutorial World tileset, hence why he is there too 8)

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Re: DLFoTD [KS+] [Easy/Misc/Small]
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 14:56:34 »
I'm even more honored than I was 24 hours ago :P2

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Re: DLFoTD [KS+] [Easy/Misc/Small]
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2017, 21:33:44 »
Heartwarming! I can't help but notice that "Deadline Level Full of Default Tilesets" would be DLFoDT, not DLFoTD, so I will forever wonder what DLFoTD actually stands for.

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Re: DLFoTD [KS+] [Easy/Misc/Small]
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2017, 05:41:55 »
I'm making lots of cameos lately. C)
Spoiler: (click to show/hide)

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Re: DLFoTD [KS+] [Easy/Misc/Small]
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2017, 15:06:18 »
Hey, I just downloaded KS+ and gave this a try. Fun level! Really like what you did with the narrative. :)

Favorite part:
Spoiler: (click to show/hide)

I did notice one minor typo:
Spoiler: (click to show/hide)

Overall, great stuff! Glad to see people still making quality KS levels like this one after so many years. :)

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Offline canteven

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Re: DLFoTD [KS+] [Easy/Misc/Small]
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2017, 00:39:10 »
Sorry- I genuinely thought this was a joke level when I started it. Didn't see anything else to it until I loaded it up in the editor.
You could make it more clear that the no-climb gap doesn't just wrap around forever.
I use the name "ncrecc" on other forums.

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Re: DLFoTD [KS+] [Easy/Misc/Small]
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2017, 05:45:11 »
@ego
I'm surprised you noticed the painting! And I'm glad my level had it's intended effect. I didn't know if I could possibly convey the effect of self-reflection I wanted the level to have on the player, instead of it just being confusing and weird.

@B-Man
Because this level is so tiny I wanted to pack as many Easter eggs as I could! Glad you liked the
Spoiler: (click to show/hide)
I'm also glad you found only ONE typo (which I have since fixed). The beta version was rife with them!

@canteven
At least half of it worked! The beta version actually had hints that let the player know they were going somewhere (off color tiles in the wall, empty signs, at one point there were enemies) but I removed it because it didn't seem amateurish enough. I did fix in the latest version that I will upload soon!

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Re: DLFoTD [KS+] [Easy/Misc/Small]
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2017, 04:17:32 »
I leave for one month and I come back to five new levels I need to play.

...good grief, the KS forums are like a geyser. Mostly dormant, but when it blows, oh MAN does it blow.

Haven't played this yet, gonna do it ASAP. Thanks so much for making this, in the meantime!!

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Spoiler: My thoughts (click to show/hide)
« Last Edit: July 24, 2017, 04:34:41 by SC »