[ 📜 ] The Ultimate Guide to Creative Platforming!

A HUGE guide by @ABCD and the community

disclaimer

This is just a tug for the smaller platformer guides like “how to make a simple …” so those topics do not cause clutter. You can still make separate platformer guides but not if they are too simple


Intro
As most people know, Creative Platforming released a bit early, actually at
2024-03-18T00:00:00Z
at 10:00P.M. Eastern Time and 7:00 PM Pacific Time. This guide is all about Creative Platforming, and how to use it.

Are you editing? only edit with permission from @Cellofive or @ABCD (check when you are, uncheck when you are done DO NOT check for fun!) If there is a check, do NOT edit!

last edit made by @ABCD


Gravity Mode

You might be thinking, if I am bad at don’t look down, how can I create my own? On release, they have had something called gravity mode, which turns off and on gravity. With gravity off, you can fly as much as you want!

What is Creative Platforming?
For those who know Don’t Look Down, this is that, but in gimkit creative. For those who don’t know DLD, it is a game like Mario, instead of a 2d map, it is 2.5D (that looks like 3D)


How to Create a Platformer Map
Platforming is only available to season ticket holders (currently) and will come to everyone on June 26th at 11:00 AM. When creating a new gimkit creative map, you should get the choice to create a topdown game, or a platformer game. If you have the season ticket, just click platformer and you are done!

Please note that there is no conversion method of topdown to platformer, so choose wisely.

While people without the season ticket cannot make their own platformer maps, they can get the code and edit other people’s platformers maps. And people can publish platformer maps to the Discovery for other people.


Platforming Height
Currently, there is no way to make a Platforming height overlay, and you can’t have like 1,000 zones, so the current way to do it is with a waypoint set into the ground, and have it track a location.

Warning

Please note the height is 633, not 1000.


Terrain and Devices in Creative Platforming
There are limited terrain and devices in Creative Platforming

Terrain
  • Catwalk
  • Dark scraps
  • Grass
  • Light scraps
  • Sand
  • Snow
  • Stone
Devices
  • Text
  • Zone
  • Relay
  • Button
  • Popup
  • Sentry
  • Barrier
  • Checker
  • Counter
  • Respawn
  • Trigger
  • End Game
  • Property
  • Repeater
  • Tag Zone
  • Waypoint
  • Lifecycle
  • Spawn Pad
  • Checkpoint
  • Item Image
  • Laser Beam
  • Questioner
  • Teleporter
  • Camera View
  • Damage Boost
  • Game Overlay
  • Item Granter
  • Item Spawner
  • Notification
  • Team Switcher
  • Wire Repeater
  • Crafting Table
  • Crafting Recipe
  • Health Granter
  • Movement Meter
  • Speed Modifier
  • Vending Machine
  • Knockout Manager
  • End of Game Widget
  • Laser Beam Manager
  • Starting Inventory
  • Item Inventory Manager

Special notes

  • usually platformer maps have less decoration than top-down maps

Guides
cool checkpoint

Place down a checkpoint at the end of your level, make it have these settings


Place a red arena flag on top of it, turn off collision and put in the back layer
IMG_4379


Wire the checkpoint to the flag with these settings


Place down a blue arena flag, turn off collision and put it in the behind layer


Put a wire from the checkpoint to the blue arena flag with these settings


Turn off the visible on game start


Final product:
IMG_4388
Made by cellofive

Tips on making your platformer more hard and better

How to decorate your DLD map

how to make walls in your platforming map

platformer style sandbox

one way collision platform

Platformer realism and customization

Movement mechanics you can add to your plaformer

How to make a sentry follow you

Check for more under the platformer tag!

Contributors

Only add yourself if you actually did something.
ABCD
Cellofive
Rusty
GimkitNerdlul
wait.what.626Youtube
OoGoO
Coolcaden26
William
GimGuy
Rusty

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how do you do this?

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Do what?

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what are we supposed we add to this?

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One minute, apparently abcd hasn’t edited it yet

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@ABCD Maybe include a section:
What is creative platforming?


Creative platforming is .... your text here blah blah blah

Copy paste it from here:


<big>**What is creative platforming?**</big>
<hr>
Creative platforming is .... your text here blah blah blah
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okay. interesting.

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Will other people of the community (like me) be able to edit this?

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Hmmm, the wiki has been made. I see that we agreed for the big wiki and not so many posts.

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i added a new section to help with some questions I have seen people asking

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shouldn’t this be a wip? (work in progress?)
also I would love to participate in filling the guide, since i have platforming acess and really want to help!

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maybe an ideas section? with “how to make” certain things for a specific idea? ie: Idea - Mario How to make a question block

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yes it should as there is no real information yet added

i’m not in charge here but I’m sure help is appreciated.

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yes.

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Should we add images?

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I thought we decided to make small guides by will and not one huge guide.

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I’m gonna be honest, I have NO idea what the poll even decided. Even after the poll, we were all still kinda spontaneous about it (Did I use the word “spontaneous” right?)

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Yeah, but look at who voted yes and no.
The majority of people that know what’s good said “no”.

That’s not what I meant, I mean, just look at who said no: Blackhole, Apoll02, WhoAmI and many more people that are very smart.

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Well, that’s kinda the point of a poll. The people who think yes is good say yes, and people who think no is good say no. In this example, the majority said yes, and here we are.

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