Contest: Vertical Climbing

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

Welcome to the 14th official Principia Building Contest!

The topic this week is a continuation of last week's contest. This time, we're looking for a machine that climbs vertically. The layout of the level and how the machine climbs it is completely up to you. It can range from climbing between two walls, to climbing by grabbing tiny platforms, but the direction must be upwards.

You have until next Thursday (May 22nd)! Good luck! The winner recevies a Golden Trophy and the runner up gets a Silver Trophy!


Gravity can't be changed.

The level must be custom.

No old levels or derivatives.

Do not abuse the Stabilizer object!

Too many rockets/thrusters and we might consider it cheating ;)

Tips & Help

Please see the wiki for tutorials:

Wiki: Tutorials

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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  • Alfajim: @TechZ: thanks, you're right there were some awesome builds in this contest all worthy of a trophy. :)
  • TechZ2124: Wow thanks for the trophy ! There were so many great entries in this contest that I really thought Alfajim or Doughnuts108 would get the 1st place. Congrats @Alfajim: , it was time for you to get a trophy !
    @electro: That's not a reason, otherwise old levels with more likes than new levels created 1 day ago would always win. So the admins don't prest attention to likes.
  • electro: @sdac: I have more likes than runner up so why I am highlighted and not runner up?
  • Alfajim: Wow, my first crown! Thanks sdac and pajlada. :) There were so many great entries into this one, well done everybody. And congrats to TechZ...... again! ;D
  • Arrow: I wish I made mine have more iterations. That really could havehelped, I think.
  • pajlada: Thanks for all your entries!
  • FirePhenixFire: @sdac: when dose it get judged
  • ricardito08: @BRONCO-94: YOUR HAND?! YOULL CUT YOUR HAND OFF?! Just kidding.
  • BRONCO-94: Hmm, I'll try my hand at this.
  • Ridget: I wanna participate to this contest but my head lack of imagination :/
  • that guy2: @sdac: but the vast majority of these things only work by making their own gravity via rockets.
  • ricardito08: @sdac: Max rockets/thrusters?
  • Demon666: @sdac: oh i thought you meant rockets in general. lmao thanks for clarification
  • sdac: @rustybalboa92: yes
  • sdac: @Tesla: it really depends on how cool the thing is, but anything less than ~60-70 degrees I wouldn't consider vertical movement, I would say it's horizontal movement over a very steep hill ;) on the other hand, of course you could alter between 45 degree platforms left and right and the net direction would be upward.
  • sdac: @Demon666: of course not, cheating would be using rockets to apply upward force. Big difference between using rockets to move vs using rockets to control how the movement is done (direct vs indirect rocket powered movement).
  • Demon666: @sdac: just wondering. would my spider be so many rockets?lol
  • Tesla: @sdac: is it have to be a 90 degree vertical? can it be a nearly vertical slope?
  • rustybalboa92: Hey, can we put more than one entry in?
  • TechZ2124: Mmm...looking easy. I've started something pretty cool ;)
  • shantanuaryan67: @that guy: meeee toooo
  • Nighthawk: how about make the challenge a bit harder, the more player add negative gravity the more points you give.
  • that guy2: *le challenge accepted*
  • sdac: Good luck everyone!