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Offline namida

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Lemmings 3D Level Design Contest
« on: June 24, 2019, 09:18:45 am »
So, given that we can now edit Lemmings 3D levels, I figured - let's have a level design contest!

Just to be clear - this one will be a just-for-fun contest; there's no prizes on offer (other than bragging rights). This will probably also be a one-off thing - at least, I won't be hosting any more L3D contests besides this one, although anyone else who wishes to do so is welcome to (and I might enter them!).

This will follow much the same format as the normal NeoLemmix / Lix contests, with a few differences:
- Custom graphic files are not allowed. (However, you most certianly may customize the BLK file; just not the textures / etc.) Clarification: The Lemmings 3D Winterland graphic files are not considered "custom", you may use those.
- There are more than three rules to choose from, and you can enter as many as you like - this is to encourage people to see what they can do with L3D!

The creation phase will be open until 15 August 2019. Late entries will also be accepted until the update phase ends, which there is no definitive date for yet.

Here are the rules to choose from. You can enter as many or as few as you like, but you may only make one submission per rule. If you create a level that fulfills more than one rule, you may choose which rule you submit it towards (and may submit a different level towards the other(s)). Send your entries to me via PM, making sure to note which rule they're for.

Rule 1 - X-of-everything level
Create a level that has the same number of each skill, with that number being at least 5.

Rule 2 - Enclosed level
Create an enclosed level that does not use the Space texture sets. Reminder: Put Block 3's touching the outside faces of your enclosure's walls, so the outside faces don't get rendered (and thus you don't hit the face limit as easily). Clarification: Castle sets are allowed.

Rule 3 - Time crunch
Create a level with a time limit of no more than 3 minutes.

Rule 4 - Modification
Create a level by using an official level as a starting point. There's no set rules on what you may or may not change, but the end result should be visually very recognizable as being based off the source level.

Rule 5 - One lemming
Create a level that only has one lemming.

UPDATE, 2019/07/06: Since L3D doesn't have an in-game-visible Author field, please make sure to also put your name (or a recognizable abbreviation of it) at the start of the titles of any submitted levels.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 03:15:46 am by namida »
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Re: Lemmings 3D Level Design Contest
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2019, 10:57:45 pm »
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UPDATE, 2019/07/06: Since L3D doesn't have an in-game-visible Author field, please make sure to also put your name (or a recognizable abbreviation of it) at the start of the titles of any submitted levels.
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Re: Lemmings 3D Level Design Contest
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2019, 12:46:11 am »
Interesting concept but I feel like I won't even have a created level by that time because I'm finding the editor so hard to use myself. I'll try my best to have something by the deadline.

Something which occurred to me also is are there even enough forum users even interested in making 3D Lemming levels to even consider having a contest. I'm not sure how many exactly but I am only aware of interest in 3D Lemmings custom levels from me, namida, Nessy and Pooty.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2019, 12:54:52 am by Flopsy »
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Re: Lemmings 3D Level Design Contest
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2019, 02:14:49 am »
You should explain the L3DEdit topic what you find hard to use about it. Maybe there's a feature you aren't aware of that could help (perhaps something that the new manual has covered, or if not, something that I need to make it cover it future updates); and if not, I can take your feedback into account when improving the editor.

It does seem interest is a bit limited. As well as your list, Raymanni seemed quite interested in L3D editing - and there'll always also be (a) one or two people who don't have a huge interest in it, but would like to try it out once or twice nonetheless, and (b) people who are interested, but don't speak up about that interest. Hopefully that's enough for the contest to be interesting. :)
« Last Edit: July 08, 2019, 04:13:12 am by namida »
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Re: Lemmings 3D Level Design Contest
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2019, 05:46:21 am »
There's one month left to get entries in. Let's see what people can come up with! :D
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