Pro Contest: What the hell is that?

This contest has ended. Thank you for all your great entries. Please check out the winners and highlighted entries below!

Welcome to the third official Principia Pro Building Contest!

The topic this time is to create a machine that surprises people with its weirdness, purpose, funny look or over-engineered methods. What it does, how it does it and why it does it is completely up to you. The machine doesn't even have to do anything.

You have four weeks to build, submit your entry before Friday, June 6th.

The winner gets a Black Diamond Trophy worth 12 points, there are currently only two people who have a Black Diamond trophy - TechZ and Rubicon.

The first runner-up gets a gold trophy worth 5 points

The second runner-up gets 2 silver trophies worth a total of 2 points.

Tips and Hints

Pro Contest judging & general rules

Pro Contest entries are judged very hard, we will provide feedback to each valid entry and allow you to make any improvements at any time before the contest ends. Below is a list of things that can get your level disqualified:

How to Submit an Entry

After you have uploaded your level, browse to its level page, choose the correct contest and click "Enter level into contest".



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  • Aceheliflyer: @TechZ: I said this a little late but.. you are good at what you do! ;)
  • Alfajim: Wow a gold crown for me! Thanks. Congrats to @TechZ: and @anarki2004. :)
  • TechZ2124: Wow thanks for the black diamond trophy ! All those trophies are taking more place than my name XD. Also congrats to @Alfajim: and @anarki2004: !
  • Manny: @hello: it might be disqualified.
  • hello: Hey, why isn't my 2 levels showing up on here
  • ricardito08: @sdac: Um,. I think more entries need to be disqualified. Cuz some are random stuff.
  • ricardito08: @Axohmega: Ya I lagged
  • Axohmega: @ricardito08: lol I take it there was a lag reply click?
  • ricardito08: @Axohmega: Oh.@Axohmega: @Axohmega:
  • Axohmega: @ricardito08: I believe @sdac is meaning to use the levels that qualify as a basis for what would possibly be acceptable entries into the contest
  • ricardito08: @sdac: What red line?
  • ricardito08: @sdac: 55 entries disqualified!!!
  • Nighthawk: @sdac: maybe you have to create a point where users upload/enter their levels. and from that point you choose if it is qualified or not. if it is, you add it here to the main contest page.
  • sdac: Disqualified ~15 more entries. If your level was removed, do not resubmit it please.
  • JOELwindows7: @sdac: :( I'm f*** man! I'm never win every life anyway.
  • sdac: Disqualified ~40 entries. If your level was removed it's because it was too simple, irrelevant, or just something we've seen before already. Please note that this contest is not "create something random", if you don't understand the contest, don't participate! :) Take a look at the qualified entries left and try to see a red line what fits this contest.
  • JOELwindows7: Finally fixed! Thx!
  • ricardito08: @JOELwindows7: Nvm found it!
  • ricardito08: @JOELwindows7: Not as contest entry. Let me search it. Was it suppose to be locked?
  • JOELwindows7: @ricardito08: really? You didn't see my Defender Umbrella car? :'(
  • ricardito08: @JOELwindows7: As a contest entry? Nope.
  • JOELwindows7: @pajlada: :( doesn't work even.
    @ricardito08: bro, I got a curse. from here, did you see my "Defender Umbrella Car"?
  • JOELwindows7: @pajlada: Weird!!! I'm cursed! oh ****! ****! (OFFENSIVE WARNING!) now try to see as guest.
  • pajlada: @JOELwindows7: The level is visible for me.
  • JOELwindows7: @pajlada: yes! But I saw here (Nexus 5)(custom Blink browser for Principia) it's invisible! Is that bug?
  • pajlada: @JOELwindows7:
    you mean that level?
  • JOELwindows7: @pajlada: Hey, where's my level? I saw my level myself is still on but in here is unseen!
  • ricardito08: @JOELwindows7: O_O

  • JOELwindows7: @ricardito08: Put the ID field fixed to platform as you desired. Connect to transmitter and receiver to that absorber at the same frequency. Set the target object on the ID field aa near as you want. That's how to make Multi absorber.
  • ricardito08: @pajlada: Bunch of junk!
  • ricardito08: @JOELwindows7: O_o
  • ricardito08: @JOELwindows7: O_O
  • JOELwindows7: @ricardito08: also effect of Multi absorb felt with ID field detect that machine.
  • ricardito08: @pajlada: Oh. Ya. Nvm! Your ok.
  • pajlada: @ricardito08: Doesn't the Auto absorber work for that?
  • ricardito08: @pajlada: Oh. Can you add multi-absorber? In 1.5?
  • that guy2: I really don't think this was a good idea for a contest. People are flooding it with a bunch of random junk.
  • pajlada: @ricardito08: Nope, 1.5 is not out for any platform. It's still under development.
  • JOELwindows7: I got a baaaaaaaaaad feeling about this!: TechZ, predicted to build something much hellful build to steal your precious Achievment! If he do it right, the end. No more become to be sportive!
  • ricardito08: If I say in your level "What the hell is that?", it could mean you got it right!
  • ricardito08: @sdac: For android?
  • ricardito08: @sdac: Is 1.5 out yet?
  • JOELwindows7: @Demon666: yay!
    (Known he was such a laughter lol)
  • Demon666: @sdac: Thank you so much! now I don't have to use a mouse and keyboard for my tablet lmao.
  • sdac: @Demon666: windows multi-touch is already in 1.5 ;)
  • sdac: @ricardito08 and @JOELwindows7 I really don't understand what the problem is and why it seems to be such a sensitive topic to you guys, but please just forget submitting old levels and derivatives. We don't need to evolve a simple set of rules into a time wasting questionnaire, it's your choice whether or not you want to participate, and it's my choice what rules the contest has. Just to clarify once and for all, the contest is looking for something of high effort, and I don't think browsing through your previous creations and clicking "Enter into contest" is of high effort. I hope you understand that the purpose of having rules is to make the contest fair for everyone.

    Lastly, let me point out that if someone does something truly amazing, the rules matter less. That is exactly how Rubicon got his black diamond, his transformer entry didn't follow the rules but it was a *high effort* work of art.

    Let me know if you still have questions or if we can put this discussion aside now.
  • JOELwindows7: @sdac: Also, do you have reason why some contest by now doesn't allow derivative to people?
  • JOELwindows7: @sdac: sir, how with about Ctjet's Hexbug Army? Don't you check the date when it was published?
  • jasnsathome: Looks like unique and ingenuitive ways of defiling dummies is a popular theme I might give it a go.
  • ricardito08: @sdac: Umm.. Do you have a reason that to NOT submit old levels?
  • Demon666: @sdac: please bring multi-touch support to the windows version of 1.5. i hate my mouse lol
  • JOELwindows7: @sdac: meme "you don't say!!!!"
  • sdac: please stop submitting old levels
  • sdac: @TechZ: possibly, we'll see
  • TechZ2124: @sdac: Thanks, also is 1.5 going to be released before the end of the contest ? I would like to add some stuffs coming in 1.5 in my level ;)
  • sdac: @TechZ: Please feel free to interpret the contest however you wish, it doesn't have to be just one machine. The level can be either adventure or custom, it does not matter.
  • TechZ2124: Cool contest ! But I have just a question : Does the level be centered around just ONE weird machine, or can it many stranges and differents machines ? I actually would to create a goofy adventure with...well, I'm not gonna say what I will build !
  • pajlada: @Arrow: The points are used as a sort of ranking system for users. Currently they do nothing, but we have a few things planned.
  • Arrow: @sdac, what do you mean by points assigned to trophies? I understand the whole diamond, silver, and gold trophies for placings, but what do the points mean?
  • that guy2: Diamond crown... for THIS?!?
  • Jerm_S: Feeling obligated to be the first entry....
  • sdac: Good luck everyone!