How to make Trick Platforms! 2/10 or 🟧

Trick platforms! The platforms that will trick your players! How do you do it? Well, different people want different things, so there will be multiple ways to go!

One trick platform that is always a trick platform

Just turn off collision!

Multiple trick platforms that always have the same platform as a real one

First, add three barriers(props). Then, put collision on one of them. Rest will be off. This way, you can step on just one.

Multiple trick platforms that will have an equal chance to be the real one

First, add three barriers(props). Turn off collision on all of them. Now, add a property with whichever name you want. Here, I’ll say Trick platform decider. Set it to be a number property. Add a life cycle that listens for Game Start and broadcasts on GameStart. Add a trigger that receives on GameStart. In the trigger’s blocks, set it like this.
Trick platform
Add three barriers(devices) to block. Change the setting like so: Not Active on Game Start, Not Visible In Game, No Border, Activate on: Activate Random Barrier 1, 2, or 3.
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These are general settings for all barriers(devices).
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This is your first barrier(devices).
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This is your second barrier(devices).
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This is your third barrier(devices).

Make sure the Activate on channel is different for each barrier(devices). Format three barriers(devices) like that. Now, put the barriers(devices) under the barriers(props), one for each, and if it helps, put the device barriers above the prop barriers to place. And you should be done!

OPTIONAL: Sentries to guide (or misguide) your player

Since sentry physics became more realistic and will fall if you place it in the middle of the sky, just put them on separate platforms. If you went with one platform that is always a trick, then you don’t need a sentry, because the player will know. If you went with three platforms that always have the same real one, put some text over the sentry that will hint at which is real. Maybe eliminating a choice. If you’re feeling generous today, there can be an arrow pointing to the real one. It is your choice on what clue you can give. It’s the same thing with the randomizer for the real one, except you need to receive on a channel. For example, the trigger transmitted to activate barrier 1. Now you need to eliminate a choice based on that channel. When receiving on Activate Random Barrier 1, the sentry could say, or the text would say, “I wouldn’t think it’s Barrier 2.” (Assuming 1 is to the left, 2 is in the middle, and 3 is to the right. Or just label, that’s fine too.) Or a text arrow could point to Barrier 1. If you wanted to confuse the player, you could add multiple sentries saying different platforms, and you’re the judge. This optional step is a bit more flexible than other steps; you only have a few requirements, but the rest you can cut free.

Hope this helped in anyone’s platforming game!

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Is this still a WIP?

Huh, where’s the guide?
Maybe add the guide?
Remember next time, you can save the draft or finish the guide before publishing it.
Also you have your hide details features wrong
Sry if this came out harshly

I am actually trying to edit right now! I’m not used to this forum, so it’ll take me a little while.

um… could you maybe finish the guide before posting it?

Alright. Some info,

  1. Good Etiquette to post a finished guide before actually posting your guide.
  2. You have only 1 day to finish!
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Since this is unfinished, I just added (wip) to the title. I hope that helps! :+1:

This is a common mistake that all the newer users do IDK why though.

Also just in case you forget, remember pictures are powerful! especially to a guide.

@GKCGOAT wip is not used I’m removing it

I am new. I joined a day ago :neutral_face:

And this is finally finished

This is a platformer game right? If so please add the tag.

“Okay, no collision, barriers, yeah, I get it, basic—”
“Is that Block Code?!”
You joined the forums three days ago and you’re making block code randomizers?!
Cool. Also, maybe you could add a little more. This is a small guide, but good.

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@GKCGOAT you might just wanna know, when someone changes a title or a tag, they won’t do it for fun. Don’t put it to just what you want. Leave it as be.

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:laughing: Well, I’m new to the forum but very experienced in making device contraptions. Also, I am trying to find other concepts to add to this.

Draft? Wow, I am inexperienced here. How exactly do you save the draft?


Oh, nice! Thanks for the info!

Np happy to help