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In your opinion...

Postby Chris14 » Tue May 12, 2015 8:51 pm

In your opinion, how long should a level be? :?: Or how much time does it take to complete an average level? :)
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Re: In your opinion...

Postby paulyolo » Tue May 12, 2015 11:09 pm

Tyranitar wrote:In your opinion, how long should a level be? :?: Or how much time does it take to complete an average level? :)
Short with many sections Takes me 1 hour to 1 day

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Re: In your opinion...

Postby bossedit8 » Tue May 12, 2015 11:30 pm

paulyolo wrote:Short with many sections Takes me 1 hour to 1 day
The author means how long it takes you to complete a level, not how long to make a level in general.


I would say at a scale from 1 through 5 Minutes each level but oftenly 2-4 Minutes. Well it doesn't completly matter but if it's too long then it's gonna be kind of irritating.

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Re: In your opinion...

Postby TLtimelord » Tue May 12, 2015 11:44 pm

Most levels with decent length range from about 3-7 minutes, at least in my opinion.
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Re: In your opinion...

Postby paulyolo » Tue May 12, 2015 11:58 pm

bossedit8 wrote:
paulyolo wrote:Short with many sections Takes me 1 hour to 1 day
The author means how long it takes you to complete a level, not how long to make a level in general.


I would say at a scale from 1 through 5 Minutes each level but oftenly 2-4 Minutes. Well it doesn't completly matter but if it's too long then it's gonna be kind of irritating.
Oh okay.. I'd say no more than 5 minutes

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Re: In your opinion...

Postby RudeGuy » Wed May 13, 2015 8:30 am

A level should take at least 4 minutes, in my opinion.
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Postby Mosaic » Wed May 13, 2015 1:35 pm

Each level on my projects can take 7 to 15 minutes to complete.

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Postby RudeGuy » Wed May 13, 2015 1:49 pm

SuperMario12345 wrote:Each level on my projects can take 7 to 15 minutes to complete.
I'd recommend to shorten them a bit, 15 minutes for only one level is really a lot of time.
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Postby Mosaic » Wed May 13, 2015 1:54 pm

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SuperMario12345 wrote:Each level on my projects can take 7 to 15 minutes to complete.
I'd recommend to shorten them a bit, 15 minutes for only one level is really a lot of time.
My levels always feel too short when I make them that long.

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Postby RudeGuy » Wed May 13, 2015 2:30 pm

SuperMario12345 wrote:My levels always feel too short when I make them that long.
It's still a lot long though. Try to play other levels, you'll notice that they have a more fair lenght.
And why do you even feel a 15 minutes level is too short. Do you really need all that lenght for your level ideas?
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Re: In your opinion...

Postby HeroLinik » Wed May 13, 2015 3:31 pm

The level should be as long as it can until you get bored playing it. If you get bored, then that's a sign that you need to stop the level there, because chances are other players will get bored with your level as well.
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Re: In your opinion...

Postby Danny » Wed May 13, 2015 4:33 pm

The length of an SMB3 or SMW level, scale the difficulty and length a bit for each world you go through. Dungeons/Castles should be a little longer than a normal level and their difficulty should be scaled up a bit more for the world their in. So if you have the final level in world 1 a castle, give it the difficulty you would give your world 2 levels.

Generally a level should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, 7 minutes is a little too much for my tastes but it's still possible as long as every bit of the level is interesting. Linear levels should take about 3 minutes, non-linear levels should take maybe 6, more or less depending on your gimmicks.
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Re: In your opinion...

Postby FallingSnow » Wed May 13, 2015 4:40 pm

If you, the designer, take more than 5 minutes to complete your own level, you're probably doing it wrong.
It will always take other people longer to play it, and they will likely die a lot more.

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Postby mechamind » Wed May 13, 2015 5:11 pm

It's not easy for a creator to properly judge how long their own level should be, as they already know what's going in and what's not. Play testing from others seems to help.
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Re: In your opinion...

Postby Chris14 » Sat May 16, 2015 11:03 am

When you make such a long level, it turns out to be so short like only like a 5 minute level :P
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Re: In your opinion...

Postby Enjl » Sat May 16, 2015 11:36 am

Average: 2-3 without midpoint, 4-6 with midpoint, 5-8 with midpoint and boss, 3-5 with boss without midpoint
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Postby Sewpah » Sat May 16, 2015 1:31 pm

I think a level should be minimum one and a half minute and maximum ten minutes long.
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Re: In your opinion...

Postby Chris14 » Mon May 18, 2015 8:39 pm

Alright thanks guys :)
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