jamie pointed out a really impressive creation from the LittleBigPlanet
beta. The game allows the creation of puzzles from a collection of simple objects and tools. A player called upsilandre used 610 magnetic switches, 500 wires, 430 pistons, and a variety of other objects to create a functioning calculator
that will do decimal/binary conversions as well as addition and subtraction. The creation does well to illustrate the potential for amazing creativity in level design. Another user recently designed a level to play the Final Fantasy X theme song
is almost finished and set to be released later this month, though the controls may be refined
in a future patch. We recently discussed a student level-design event
at the Parsons New School for Design and Technology.