Daily Little Big Planet 2: sharing is caring

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Every now and again I’ll come across a level whose sole purpose is to share an element of design with the LBP2 community. Sometimes the creator does this to get some love (hearts, thumbs up) from the players. Sometimes this is done for the sole purpose of sharing something new, at least as far as I can tell. Today’s level, LBP2 Bounce Pads, seems to be the latter. Before you get through the starting gate a warning pops up announcing, “Please note this level is just a demonstration of bounce pads.” What follows is a pretty nifty demonstration. You bounce all around collecting bubbles and racing against a clock. In the screenshot above my sackbot is bouncing at hyper-speed between floor and ceiling pads. At the end of the level, you get another text bubble.

I allow this level to be copied so you can “object capture” the bounce pads. PLEASE DO NOT REPUBLISH MY CREATION!!! Thanks.

I can’t say I really understand what all that is about, as far as getting the difference between “object capture” and publishing the designer’s creation, because I have absolutely no understanding of how any of these creation tools work. But I like this sharing aspect, and I wonder if it is, indeed, just for the joy of sharing, or if there are pins or trophies involved. Doesn’t really matter. This was a cute little diversion either way. I’m just curious.

I’m also increasingly pleased with the fact that the creators of LPB2 decided to label the area where you experience these levels “Community”.