Level Designing Etiquette

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When you are designing a level, there are several important guidelines to remember:

  • Be careful with gravity. It is recommended to put an arrow next to the gravity apple to tell the direction of the gravity, so that the player won't be surprised at the gravity change.
  • Speedloops, levels with very fast parts and big loops, are generally considered boring and unwanted.
  • Make sure your levels are suitable for the battle mode you choose, and not too hard (or easy, depending on the battle type).
  • If you are going to put the level up as a battle, choose the battle time with care, usually too much time is better than too little time.
  • Avoid placing two polygons too close to each other if the wheels are supposed to fit between them. If the space is too tight, the result will be unexpected behaviour such as speeding up the bike or completely stopping it. The result is fps-dependable and thus most unfair and undesirable.