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Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:55 pm

Welcome to the first forum game!

The rules of this game are pretty simple.
First, solve the level the person above you posted.
Then, preform a small edit to the previous level, save it and post it for the next person to solve.
To keep this game from getting tedious, try to maintain the balance of the level... i.e. don't just keep adding obstacles. Make something harder and something easier.
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Alright. Lets make a couple more rules.

1) Only one goal item.
2) The goal size doesn't have do be gigantic, and the levels don't have to be sprawling. EAL should be mid sized and able to be solved in ~20-30 minutes of work.
3) The edit should reflect a couple of changes, but should distinctly reflect the previous level.

(Note: this requires that you have paid the small $10 "support-game-development-and-get-features" charge)


To edit a level, in the url change levelId to editId (I think the command is case sensitive).
For example, if the url was
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http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=100
change it to
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http://FantasticContraption.com/?editId=100
to edit the level.

If nobody can solve the previous level for a day, just revert to the last solvable change.
If multiple people reply to the same post, use the first reply as the starting point.

I hope that makes sense!

The first level will be simple
http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=475
(so the url to edit this level will be http://FantasticContraption.com/?editId=475 )
Remember, each post must contain a link to the solution as well as a link to the new level for the next person to solve.

:D :D :D
Last edited by OfficiallyHaphazard on Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:24 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Expand a level

Postby TheBob10a on Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:36 pm

This should be fun.

Well, might as well start off with some style. ;)

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=32236 -Wheelie

Edited Level:

http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=477
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Re: Expand a level

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Re: Expand a level

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Re: Expand a level

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Re: Expand a level

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Re: Expand a level

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Re: Expand a level

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Re: Expand a level

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Re: Expand a level

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:37 am

Wow... either I am quite bad at my own game or these have gotten hard really quickly :P
Quick, somebody who solves the next one make an easier change :lol:
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Re: Expand a level

Postby weasel on Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:01 pm

Here's my solution to the previous (quite ingenious if I do sayso myself)
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=39664

And my level edit:
http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=525

edit: use the one below instead, mine might be too hard :P
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Re: Expand a level

Postby pacifist on Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:13 pm

OfficiallyHaphazard wrote:Wow... either I am quite bad at my own game or these have gotten hard really quickly :P


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Re: Expand a level

Postby Selkie on Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:23 pm

Hello!

I purchased this awesome game yesterday and haven't stopped since. Here's my contribution to the board game.

Solution: http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=39768

New Level: http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=526

What fun! Hope I did it right. :)
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Re: Expand a level

Postby Selkie on Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:26 pm

Crap! Took too long. Now I'll have to solve the next one. ;)
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Re: Expand a level

Postby weasel on Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:02 pm

Selkie wrote:Crap! Took too long. Now I'll have to solve the next one. ;)


Ahh that's allright, I think your solution is more fluid than mine and your level edit more subtle... props to you :)
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Re: Expand a level

Postby Selkie on Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:06 pm

Thanks weasel! Your solution is way more efficient than mine. LOVING this game!!!
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Re: Expand a level

Postby harborpirate on Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:26 pm

weasel wrote:Here's my solution to the previous (quite ingenious if I do sayso myself)
http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=39664

And my level edit:
http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=525


Dude, this level edit is just evil. The tilt preventing overhead box is gone and the height of the build box is now way lower than the obstacle, plus you added a defense to force us to back into the goal. You could have at least thrown us a bone and removed that accursed large goal ball.

The only solution that comes to mind is that you wanted a catapult that throws both balls plus a backwards rotater, and I suck at building catapults. There's a fine line between Hard but Fun and An Exercise in Frustration. I've built and tweaked 4 different style prototypes and all have failed completely. I think I'll wait until it resets tomorrow, or someone builds said zany catapult solution and changes it.

This edit just crushed me. :)

As for getting beaten to the punch, yesterday pacifist got in ahead of me by about 10 minutes and then made the level a bit harder and quite a bit different with a really nice subtle edit. Thats how the game goes.
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Re: Expand a level

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:32 pm

I can't implement it right now due to the fact that I am at work, but my only thought for weasel's evil level (it almost rhymes!) is to hook the giant yellow box, pull it back towards you, and then climb over it...

(your solution was genius though, weasel)

I think we might have to go to Selkie's level in a bit... :P
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Re: Expand a level

Postby weasel on Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:35 pm

heh.. yeah my edit was a bit too ... over the top I think. Take selkie's edit instead, it's much more sane :)

plus I can't beat my own edit myself. :P
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Re: Expand a level

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:08 pm

Got it (to selkie's level)

http://FantasticContraption.com/?designId=41113

Here is my edit:
http://fantasticcontraption.com/?levelId=532

It makes things a little harder and a little easier :P
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