Cave Run

by Magnetbrainn
created Jun 22, 2013
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/ 17 votes

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/ 11 votes


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Special thanks to Tropicallo for playtesting!

This map is my first true attempt at making a good background & stuffs.



FIRST PERSON TO COMMENT GETS A FREE COOKIE!
edited Jun 22, 2013

24 comments

ShurykaN
said Jun 23, 2013
cookies?
Magnetbrainn
said Jun 23, 2013
:D
Congratulations!

Now, what is your address?
Jvcpro
said Jun 23, 2013
I like the new level style that you're going towards, keep it up. I still think they could use a little more tho :D. 5/5
Magnetbrainn
said Jun 23, 2013
Thanks man!
What do you mean by, they could use a little more?
Jvcpro
said Jun 23, 2013
Maybe multi background layers?
Jvcpro
said Jun 23, 2013
Idk...something just seemed missing. (I know this isn't super helpful lol)
Jvcpro
said Jun 23, 2013
Oh i figured out what it was. The parts with the hilly backgrounds. Tropicallo does an amazing job in his maps with like 4 layers with them making it look really full and amazing and less empty. Still love the map =)
Magnetbrainn
said Jun 23, 2013
Thanks! I'll definitely give the multilayer backgrounds a shot next time.
Good to know you liked the level :)
Seight
said Jun 23, 2013
The last 1/3rd of the level felt a bit off/awkward for some reason, it always just kind of felt like I was doing it wrong or something I dunno. Otherwise well done. :)
Magnetbrainn
said Jun 23, 2013
Thank you~

I know what you mean, by the way. I just went with it anyway though, because I could.
I'll try not to do what I did there again :P
Seight
said Jun 23, 2013
I mean its fine it doesn't hurt the level much I just thought I'd mention it.
Magnetbrainn
said Jun 23, 2013
Ahaha no worries then!
Liam_Ditel
said Jun 23, 2013
Oh, moar ceiling walking :) Nice map.
Magnetbrainn
said Jun 23, 2013
Cheers! :>
Giamma
said Jun 23, 2013
Nice level! I liked a lot the part in the cavern, really fun.
Magnetbrainn
said Jun 23, 2013
Thanks! The cave section was originally the whole level, but I thought it might give a little "storyline" if I did what I did with the forest sections. Also stretches the level out to around 1min for a good run :D
GrizzlyWilly
said Jun 23, 2013
Some parts felt awkward.  The area with the arrows pointing up, for example, where you have to jump and ceiling run on the spherical surface before jumping on top of it.  Also felt that the cherry-gargoyle section immediately after was awkward as well.  I don't see how to complete that jump after hitting the gargoyle without using a dash-jump.

As for aesthetics, when you're making a background include some variety.  If you look at the stock maps, and some of the maps by other users here like Tinker, you'll noticed that the backgrounds aren't just one flat texture.  They have character to them.  This is something I still struggle with, too.  Often takes more time making a map look good than it does making it play well.
Magnetbrainn
said Jun 23, 2013
In regards to the section with the apple and the gargoyle, try using a Backwards swipe. Check out the maps Night Owl or Backwards Swipes if you are unsure. Or you could just watch my replay... I can't dash jump to save myself haha.

And thanks for that comment on the background! I'll try and use multiple layers & textures for my background next time :)
GrizzlyWilly
said Jun 23, 2013
Heh, I have trouble with backwards swipes.  I'll have to work on that.
Magnetbrainn
said Jun 23, 2013
Sounds like a plan :)
They take a fair bit of practice, but once you get them right, they're heaps of fun!
Probably not Towelie
said Jun 24, 2013
I like this map, I'll have another.
Magnetbrainn
said Jun 24, 2013
Thought you'd like it :D
Seight
said Jun 24, 2013
Yep, played through this and was like "You know, this kind of reminds me of that frost level Tropicallo made, the one Towelie completely destroyed...uh oh" :P
Probably not Towelie
said Jun 24, 2013
and boom goes the dynamite :D

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