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Post by Dreams » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:43

Hi everyone, I have always been a big fan of 2d platform games for PC, and I can't count the hours I've played Commander Keen, Jazz and also the Mario Brothers game on the NES. What I always liked the most is creating your own world, so I've put some free time into creating a web-based platform game with a level editor where everyone can make their own worlds.

If you are familiar with Keen modding tools, you'll probably have no trouble getting started with the Level Factory, and I can't wait to see what creative things people can make!

It is currently in playable status but it's nowhere near finished. I'm still looking for designers to make the sprites and tiles better looking. Also I'd love to hear your ideas and feedback! I'm always working on the game. I also know you guys are experts in sidescroller level design, so let's see if you like to work with this editor :)

Some of the objects might be a little hard to understand, and I still have to add a Help section to the editor. But don't worry, just try things out and you can't really do anything wrong :D

This is the link for the website: http://platformania.com
The editor is available here: http://platformania.com/newlevel/
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Post by Roobar » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:20

If you have any specific tileset needs, I think I can contribute with graphics.

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Post by Levellass » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:47

I wish I had the time to dive into this.
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Post by Dreams » Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:53

wiivn wrote:If you have any specific tileset needs, I think I can contribute with graphics.
Wow, that would be awesome! I think I can use anything you can contribute, you can always send it to me here on PCKF, or info@levelfactory.com !
Levelass wrote:I wish I had the time to dive into this.
Wow, I'd love to see your work some time! :)

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Post by Roobar » Sun Jun 19, 2016 14:31

OK I've made some tiles.

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Post by Dreams » Sun Jun 26, 2016 20:44

wiivn wrote:OK I've made some tiles.
Hi! If you want, you can send it to info@levelfactory.com ! Would love to see the tiles!

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Post by Roobar » Wed Jun 29, 2016 20:04

How are there 6452 levels and counting (yesterday were like 5000+), while I can see and play no more than 100 levels?

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Post by Dreams » Wed Jul 13, 2016 19:02

That's a good question! There was a bug where crawler bots could make levels too. That is fixed now.

Also tons of other bugs have been fixed and I'm adding new objects and tiles almost every day!

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Post by Levellass » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:33

Dreams wrote:That's a good question! There was a bug where crawler bots could make levels too. That is fixed now.
I...


HOW?!
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Post by Nisaba » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:36

Levellass wrote:HOW?!
why?
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Post by kvee » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:24

They think they're people!

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Post by Levellass » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:42

Nisaba wrote:
Levellass wrote:HOW?!
why?
Seriously, how can a crawler create anything resembling a level? And don't you have a ROBOT.TXT file somewhere to keep the polite ones out?
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Post by Dreams » Thu Jul 28, 2016 15:32

Levellass wrote:
Nisaba wrote:
Levellass wrote:HOW?!
why?
Seriously, how can a crawler create anything resembling a level? And don't you have a ROBOT.TXT file somewhere to keep the polite ones out?
The polite ones weren't the problem, but it's one of those problems you don't think of when designing something like this.

Now if the robots built good FUN levels, it'd be okay! :)

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Post by keenmaster486 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 16:43

Dreams wrote:Now if the robots built good FUN levels, it'd be okay! Happy
Hey, someone should write an algorithm, taking into account all the rules of good level-building, to create random levels. That would be interesting.
I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.
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Post by Roobar » Thu Jul 28, 2016 16:59

Ugh. I imagine soon there will be bots making levels, and then bots playing, recording and uploading to youtube. Bots are taking all over the world! What an awful future...

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