Play the games, create the levels

Topic, Game "BLockoban"

Checkout our iPhone & iPad games!

You must register or log in to post a message.

Treazer 6 years ago
  Wow, that's pretty much, congrats thecat! :)
thecat 6 years ago
  yes 5000 level,s solved
SimonM 6 years ago
  I think it's possible to do OMR thing with code. But coding that would be a challenge though.
ToughMan 6 years ago
  Noted Simon. Thanks. I guess we should all be counting on OMR to keep updating the list. Out of curiosity again, isn't it possible to upload that list (that is to become an official BB feature or even a BL one) whereby only admins of let's say 'LvL 3' could edit them, one of them being OMR or whoever is chosen?
That way we will overcome the QuickSearch issue because we would all go to the list and search for whatever we want (name, category, etc) and find ALL the results instead of just 5 or 10, and b) we would see all the relevant info of each level. If, with the help of a software you can automatically link the highscore of each, then I think this could solve all my questions otherwise we can the highscore comparison aside (which is not so important).
SimonM 6 years ago
  @ToughMan 1) This only works for levels you can edit, in your case this is the levels you made, for admin lvl 1 it's all the level except officials. And for admin lvl 2 it's all the levels.
2) I probably said that because I didn't knew it properly, now I know for sure, it's only accessable by jp.
ToughMan 6 years ago
  I am honoured OMR because, seriously, your work is priceless. I tried once to make a Global Tournament Pack (when the levels were like 2-3000) and I stopped. I can't really imagine how much time and what sort of effort you have put into it to make this happen and be useful. Thumbs up and a Gents Bow for you!!

@Simon. 1) Although I am in the admin list as a Trusted Member I don't believe I have the ability to see the category on the 'more' list. Anyway, my remarks were just food for thought, probably just towards JP, in order to improve the game's quality and service to members. As the number of levels increases significantly it would be worth taking some action now instead of later, mainly to avoid the big fuss. 2) If I am not mistaken Simon (probably am but for the sake of the conversation lets assume I aint)you were the one telling me - some time ago - at PuzzleIt that it would be quite difficult (almost impossible) to code this (apart from the 'time consuming' factor of course).
oldmanrob 6 years ago
  btw. im adding the designers on my excel list. it will take some time to finish this. there is so many other stuff to do. solving all the new levels and some less important real life stuff too. anyway when im finished i will inform you and ask if you like to have the update.
Treazer 6 years ago
  I think you can also do it as a lvl 1 admin, because lvl 1 admins can also edit levels, so they also should be able to make a quick edit in the more tab (change title/category).
SimonM 6 years ago
  It's not hard to code such things, the problem is that Jp needs to find time to do it. Unfortunately other people can't do it, because they don't have the source code of the site. And for your 2 questions I'm afraid you can't. If you're admin lvl 2 you can check the category in the more page of the level though.
Treazer 6 years ago
  You should also put this into the topic for suggestions for the site :)
ToughMan 6 years ago
  Thanks TIMU and OMR for answering and special thanks to OMR for preparing that list. I already have it and its extremely helpful but this is a mitigation to the problem. It doesn't really solve it, i mean within the community. It requires OMR or anyone else to keep updating the list (including any recent changes to older levels) and keep distributing to everyone which as you understand is, the least, painful and time consuming whereas an addition of the category to any level's info would just be sufficient. As for the 10 levels at the homepage search it really is better than 5 but again we may reach a point (if not yet there) when thousands of levels are created and 10 won't be enough.

Coming back to each level's info, I am just posting an older thought - extensively debated within the community (I believe with Elizea, Simon, OMG, Jyxz and others) - where the key info that should appear (when the mouse is on the level's little square)in every level would be the following:
1) Status of Level (Accepted, to be edited, rejected, etc)
2) Designer
3) Category
4) Rating
5) Current Highscore
6) Your Score (to compare each time with the current HS
7) and a new item called 'Not Yet Rated by You' which will help a lot of designers getting their levels rated
I remember it was extremely difficult to code all this information but is there any progress (probably a new software or something).

oldmanrob 6 years ago
  1) you can ask for my excel list. it was lot of work so im pleased if many people can take profit of it.
ThisIsMyUsername 6 years ago
  1) It seems like that it's not possible to find category in a easier way, but look at the color of the C icon can help you identify its category.
Green: hard
Red: medium
Black: easy
Blue: kids
BTW, oldmanrob made a category list, you can get it by sending your e-mail to oldmanrob's inbox :)

2) The homepage's search can find 10 levels, but its result is by the game's publish date, form old to new, so it means it's easier to find more bb levels.
ToughMan 6 years ago
  Hi guys. I have two questions which may be naive and I apologize beforehand if there are obvious answers to them which I am not aware of.
1) Is there an easy way to identify a level's Category or do you need to find it in the 'Showing Level' window amongst over 6000 levels?. I would expect that when you type a certain level on the quick search section the level's info would state its category (I was not able to find the category for a specific level in order to respond to a question put by my friend OMG). Have I missed that?

2) Is there a way to extend the Quick Search section to allow for more than 5 findings? There are levels you want to re-play but not be able to find them (especially when you don't really recall the exact name but part of it) because they do not appear in the findings.

Thanks in advance guys.
Treazer 6 years ago
  Same for me with Puzzle it^^
oldmanrob 6 years ago
  you guys probably don't care. but if you change the category you give me a lot of work to do with the packs. please don't do it too often.
bbdest 6 years ago
  I hope I still retain originality even with all those levels...
SuperMario 6 years ago
  there are people still overusing concepts but in a different way i think.
SimonM 6 years ago
  This game is just amazing! There are over 6000 levels, and people still create original levels!
pig 6 years ago
  @bbdest, I create levels better than I complete levels.
Treazer 6 years ago
  There are only two of my levels I didn't complete.

Getting Along (Puzzle It)
I made this level, but I was really close to completing it, never did it though. Then I asked the community and they did it, so I uploaded it.

Merging (Puzzle It)
I did this in test mode, but I never managed to complete it again...

edit: Oh, I thought this is the Puzzle It topic xD
bbdest 6 years ago
  Pig never beats his own levels, it seems like.
SuperMario 6 years ago
  I had like 2 in puzzle it at the same time.
Treazer 6 years ago
  Lol, why did you upload it when you couldn't beat it? :P
pig 6 years ago
  That's fun! My own level is in Best Levels You haven't scored on
oldmtnguy 6 years ago
  It is my opinion that all levels should be placed in the proper category. The difficulty on a level is sometimes hard to judge because we all have different interpretations of difficulty and different preferences and skill sets. I change the difficulty of levels if I feel they are in the wrong category but I don't always post a message. In fact some of the levels accepted today had their categories changed. In the past, if someone thought level was in the wrong category they posted a message on the level and it was reviewed. The level of a category can be changed with a single click of the mouse, so if anyone feels that level is in the wrong category all you need to do is let me know and I would be glad to take another look at it.
Jos 6 years ago
  I do sometimes change the cathegory of a PI level before accepting it, and I post a message on the level to see whether there's any disagreement or not.
PineappleDude 6 years ago
  Congratz Blockoban! 800000 plays!

And i was the one that got it ;)
Treazer 6 years ago
  I agree with Simon, although I also agree with omr.

I think a level can be in the "fitting" category and even one category harder.

When a level is 2 categories (or even more) harder or a category easier, I'd change it.
SimonM 6 years ago
  I think levels placed on a category too high, is not bad. When people will play the medium and get an actually easy level, it's some pause. In the other hand a level placed in the category too low, it could be frustrating.

Games forum

Play Game "BLockoban"

First post of the topic

jp 11 years ago
  sound on / off added (burfy's feedback).
16 official levels now. All levels are great. I must say I'm a big fan of Psychotronic's levels (thx Psycho). When a level is "only" accepted, it doesn't mean it will not be official one day, it's just I'm not sure for now.
Our free flash games   Games for your site   Games for your iPhone   Contact   Twitter @jpsarda & @bonuslevelorg