LittleBigPlanet Levelsmiths Create Cinematic First-Person Shooter

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LittleBigPlanet Levelsmiths Create Cinematic First-Person Shooter

What's that you say, LittleBigPlanet 2 is a 2D platformer? Where on Earth did you get such a crazy notion?

A pair of LittleBigPlanet 2 players have taken the cute, bright and family-friendly side-scrolling platformer, and used it to create a rather dark and oppressive first-person shooter full of robots, rockets, and for some reason, retro cars.

The level serves as a brief trailer for a much larger project called "Massive Epic Raving Destruction," and was created by users "Steve_Big_Guns" and "Special _D." As you can see from the video, it's not really what you'd call a "typical" LBP level. Writing on the LittleBigPlanet Central forums, Steve said that the level doesn't quite the work the way he wanted, as he couldn't get the camera to rotate properly. The fix was apparently not to rotate the camera, but to rotate the whole level - which might explain why the movements seem a little stiff. Even that wasn't perfect though, as it was possible to hit a level boundary and have the whole thing break.

Since the release of the beta last year players have done all kinds of crazy and impressive things with LBP 2 from making Marvel vs. Capcom-style fighting games, to recreating the likes of Peggle and Portal. But even among these impressive projects, the "M.E.R.D." trailer stands out as something special. You can find out more about the level/trailer here, and if you've got LittleBigPlanet 2, grab it for yourself.

Source: Game Informer

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Who needs Sinkcraft when you've got Little Big Planet?

*Flame shield activated*

Amazing Simply amazing. I cant wait to see the final product.

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Well damn. Colour me impressed with little big planet 2. Thats quite awesome.

the acronym they chose for the project is... well, interesting. :D

pretty amazing, but why make it in lbp2? better make it as a standalone game imo.

man i have been amazed at what people can do with LBP2 i am so gald that i got it

miva2:
pretty amazing, but why make it in lbp2? better make it as a standalone game imo.

because not everyone has access to SDK's and game engines.

But I think its fairly interesting, I would like to see it fleshed out a bit, but the fact they made it in LBP 2 in entirety is a feat on its own.

How the hell is this sort of thing possible? Seriously, that's friggin' incredible. Must have taken ages to create all of that.

miva2:
pretty amazing, but why make it in lbp2? better make it as a standalone game imo.

I think that's considered to be part of the fun for them, it's more fun to solve a problem if you've got limited tools to do it with.

It's been a while since I've seen content made with LBP2 pop up, lately it has been mostly Minecraft mods that have had the limelight. It's a nice change of pacing seeing this pop up on the Escapist.

I don't have either game and am not interacting with the communities in any way, but this looks stupendous. I can't wait to see how this turns out.

Jumplion:
How the hell is this sort of thing possible? Seriously, that's friggin' incredible. Must have taken ages to create all of that.

Exactly, my brain is finding it hard to comprehend this was made in game? Having played LBP ,but not 2, I am flabbergasted.

its prity cool that they can do that with little big planet 2.

that being said... was main character listening to "what is love" the entire time, the head jerking was actually starting to make me feel a little ill

What. The. Hell.
How is it possible to get from LBP2 to this?!!? This... is madness!
Even though FPS looks weird on quite buggy, it's still amazing what they created.

Amazing how creative people are these days.

Oh man the title really should have had another word beginning with E at the end so it would be
Massive Epic Raging Destruction E... => M.E.R.D.E. (now that's the shit)!

Owlslayer:
What. The. Hell.
How is it possible to get from LBP2 to this?!!? This... is madness!
Even though FPS looks weird on quite buggy, it's still amazing what they created.

Madness? THIS IS SPAR-
You know what? Yeah, this is pretty fucking incredible! Almost looks like it was professionally done. The fact that they made it using LBP2 is just insane.

I've seen some pretty amazing things made with both LBP and LBP2, but to make a FPS is just incredible. I wonder if any of the people that make these games work for the industry. If they don't, they should!

I have LBP2 and I have no fucking clue how this is even accomplished, I didn't think the editor even allowed you to do anything even CLOSE to that.

They really, really, really need to show how they did that.

Um... @#%[email protected]#*&!!!!

I was a big fan of LBP and knew all the little tricks to creating wild levels. I bought LBP2 and the best FPS game I saw online could easily be deconstructed in my mind. The elements were easy to spot (basically just emitted walls with images on them). It was similar to the classic Phantasy Stars dungeon system on the Sega Master System than anything.

Now this video melts my mind. I can't figure out HOW they did it. Unless they were able to glue a camera onto a bot, facing forward (and parallel to the floor of a top down level) then I have no clue what kind of wizardry used here.

Amazing.

It's certainly impressive, but I can' thinking that compared to even a generic FPS, it doesn't actually look enjoyable, so..what's the point? Worth it just to prove they could, I guess...

It is rather puzzling how they got a first person shooter out of LBP2

I've seen the system for making things like that in LBP2 and it's really roundabout like my buddy made a FPS camera and posted it. You had to place the camera in a cart during creation... something with yarn. He was very interested in explaining it but about 5 minutes in I was so lost i kinda wasn't listening.
He also made a C&C clone for LBP2.

Jadak:
It's certainly impressive, but I can' thinking that compared to even a generic FPS, it doesn't actually look enjoyable, so..what's the point? Worth it just to prove they could, I guess...

The point isn't to make things that rival other games, you don't play the levels for as long as a full game you play them for 20 mins max and then they end, so the point is to give you a taste of every genre when you want it not so you don't have to buy another game
This level is like a working car made of cheese, even though its not as practical (good) as a regular car (FPS) its still amazing just because of what they used to make it.

It's cool, but I really hope they make a targeting device

I love MM. For making the LBP series. For everything. Thank you so very very much. You guys are awesome.

Creativity toys in the guise of games are the way of the future now, aren't they?

There are much worse trends.

And we already started it...people asking the same bloody question on why the person made this FPS on LBP2 when they could yadda yadda yadda.

It's way to show your skills people, you know, a challenge, something which even high studio developers seem to lack.

I think the most amazing thing is that they were able to create this just using a PS3 controller (which is what I find to be the most frustrating thing about LBP level builder). I wonder how long it took them.

Logan Westbrook:
LittleBigPlanet Levelsmiths Create Cinematic First-Person Shooter

What's that you say, LittleBigPlanet 2 is a 2D platformer? Where on Earth did you get such a crazy notion?

A pair of LittleBigPlanet 2 players have taken the cute, bright and family-friendly side-scrolling platformer, and used it to create a rather dark and oppressive first-person shooter full of robots, rockets, and for some reason, retro cars.

The level serves as a brief trailer for a much larger project called "Massive Epic Raving Destruction," and was created by users "Steve_Big_Guns" and "Special _D." As you can see from the video, it's not really what you'd call a "typical" LBP level. Writing on the LittleBigPlanet Central forums, Steve said that the level doesn't quite the work the way he wanted, as he couldn't get the camera to rotate properly. The fix was apparently not to rotate the camera, but to rotate the whole level - which might explain why the movements seem a little stiff. Even that wasn't perfect though, as it was possible to hit a level boundary and have the whole thing break.

Since the release of the beta last year players have done all kinds of crazy and impressive things with LBP 2 from making Marvel vs. Capcom-style fighting games, to recreating the likes of Peggle and Portal. But even among these impressive projects, the "M.E.R.D." trailer stands out as something special. You can find out more about the level/trailer here, and if you've got LittleBigPlanet 2, grab it for yourself.

Source: Game Informer

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I couldnt play this the screen jumps way too much and its so annoying by just watching it.

Is it possible this is actually just fake? That they didn't somehow create a 3-D FPS with LBP2 stuff?

Skeptical cat is skeptical.

Impressive, but the way the camera jerked when they went forward was rather distracting.

Macrobstar:

The point isn't to make things that rival other games, you don't play the levels for as long as a full game you play them for 20 mins max and then they end, so the point is to give you a taste of every genre when you want it not so you don't have to buy another game
This level is like a working car made of cheese, even though its not as practical (good) as a regular car (FPS) its still amazing just because of what they used to make it.

An apt metaphor, as a working car made of cheese is certainly not something I would ever want to actually try driving.

Jadak:

Macrobstar:

The point isn't to make things that rival other games, you don't play the levels for as long as a full game you play them for 20 mins max and then they end, so the point is to give you a taste of every genre when you want it not so you don't have to buy another game
This level is like a working car made of cheese, even though its not as practical (good) as a regular car (FPS) its still amazing just because of what they used to make it.

An apt metaphor, as a working car made of cheese is certainly not something I would ever want to actually try driving.

However, it is something you would want to hear about.

Jadak:

Macrobstar:

The point isn't to make things that rival other games, you don't play the levels for as long as a full game you play them for 20 mins max and then they end, so the point is to give you a taste of every genre when you want it not so you don't have to buy another game
This level is like a working car made of cheese, even though its not as practical (good) as a regular car (FPS) its still amazing just because of what they used to make it.

An apt metaphor, as a working car made of cheese is certainly not something I would ever want to actually try driving.

Yeh but you would still be amazed that they made a car completly out of cheese

honestdiscussioner:
Is it possible this is actually just fake? That they didn't somehow create a 3-D FPS with LBP2 stuff?

Skeptical cat is skeptical.

You can actively play it in LBP2 in the community levels. Me thinks this is the real deal.

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