Contest: Cinematic!

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

Welcome to the 21st official Principia Building Contest!

The topic of the week is to create a cinematic level. It can be a stunt vehicle that jumps over obstacles, a battle between robots, or a small story about anything you like. Use your imagination to build a fun and interesting cinematic level that other players can enjoy.

You have until Monday (July 28th) to submit your entry. Good luck! The winner receives a Golden Trophy and the runner up gets a Silver Trophy!

Tips & Help

Use the Cam Targeter to control what the camera is following, and the Cam Zoomer to control the zoom.

Use the time ctrl object for a slow motion effect.

Please see the wiki for help and useful tutorials

Wiki: Tutorials Index


The level must be custom or adventure.

No old levels or derivatives.

No interactive levels are allowed

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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  • TheEnderPT3: @pajlada: when the next contest will be there?
  • TechZ2124: Thanks a lot for my 10th trophy ! Yeah ! And a big congrats to @wokstation: @TheEnderPT: , your entries were really awesome too !
  • Manny: @pajlada: why are there two runner-ups?
  • wokstation22: @pajlada: thank you (and the others selecting), that's made my day :D
  • TheEnderPT3: @pajlada: ahh, OK thanks for answer :D
  • pajlada: @TheEnderPT: the featured category isn't related to the contest winners, and we don't feature based on likes. we usually just features level that wow us :)
    that said, we do have a tradition of usually featuring some contest entries, so we'll see tomorrow!
  • TheEnderPT3: featured*
  • TheEnderPT3: @pajlada: when a level gets features? Ive got more likes than tz but hes features and im not :/
  • pajlada: So many high-quality entries that we had to give away two silver crowns :) Thanks for participating everyone!
  • TheEnderPT3: In germany its 4:40 pm
  • d3xt3R-x: @pajlada: malaysia time now is 8:00pm
  • d3xt3R-x: @pajlada: when do you can close the contest?
  • d3xt3R-x: Fine
  • pajlada: @d3xt3R-x: you've waited for two weeks, you can wait a few more hours :)
  • d3xt3R-x: @pajlada: close the contest please i had waited for a week and you say you want to postponed the closing date so i waited for a week again.please
  • d3xt3R-x: Close the contest,please
  • wokstation22: @pajlada: made it! *phew*
  • d3xt3R-x: Im very exited and waited for a week
  • d3xt3R-x: When the contest will close
  • pajlada: @wokstation: We won't close the contest until at least 10 hours from now, so you have nothing to worry about :)
  • TheEnderPT3: @wokstation: aha
  • wokstation22: So very close, I have almost finished. Please, please, PLEASE don't close the contest overnight! (11pm here), should be finished in a few hrs!
  • cooldude: I cant be here for the reveal tomorow cuz i am go.. wait a sec i going at night so yes i am safe
  • wokstation22: Getting there....
  • pajlada: @TheEnderPT: The contest will end Monday July 28th
  • TheEnderPT3: @pajlada: when its done? Because im still working onto my next update for my cinematic.
  • pradeep kumar: @pajlada: ok
  • pajlada: @pradeep kumar: Do you think it fulfills the requirement of "no player-interactions should be required"? If you do, then go ahead.
  • pradeep kumar: @pajlada: to control a vahical.
  • pajlada: @pradeep kumar: What did you plan on using it for?
  • pradeep kumar: @pajlada: can i use rc object in the level for this contest.
  • Manny: @Axohmega: I thought the first was good.
  • Axohmega: @Manny: but why not take the time you spent on the other levels and improve the first one?
  • Manny: @golden: @Axohmega: I had made a level that was really good, dream world, and I thought I had good chances so I just made more.
  • Technomancer: @pajlada: ok
  • pajlada: @Technomancer: definitely
  • Technomancer: @pajlada: ooo so its okay if i use prompt right?
  • pajlada: @Technomancer: It can be adventure, assuming the player can follow the cinematic by just standing still. This can be used to give the player the sense of freedom, i.e. allowing him to walk around in a small room but still experiencing the entire cinematic.
  • Technomancer: @rom1k: so we have to make custom levels for this contest?
  • Golden: @Manny: told ya, it not gonna work by splitting up ;)
  • Axohmega: @Manny: honestly making as many levels as possible won't increase your chances to win. If anything the judges will look at it as you not caring enough to want to win. As @pajlada: stated it would show the judges you deserve to win By dedicating more time to one really good level
  • Manny: @pajlada: 4. And, I just want to make more.
  • pajlada: @Manny: A better way of increasing your chances is putting more time into one level instead of splitting that time into three levels.
  • Manny: @golden: don't you want more? You are only a silver. 4/6. I am a builder. 2/6. Don't you want to be like techz? He always wants more.
  • cooldude: Good luck everyone and may i get a gold or silver trophy
  • RasmusOlle: Im finished with my entry, be sure to check it out!
  • rom1k: Please note: This contest is for cinematic levels only! Interactive levels will be removed from the list.
  • Golden: @Manny: i won anyway
  • Manny: @sdac: are we allowed to make music by itself but good music?
  • Manny: @golden: why? Then why are you worried about the contest? Besides, don't you want to win?
  • Technomancer: @sdac: can i make a story with cam targeter?
  • keeghan: @sdac: when I check disable zoom, the zoom is still enabled.
  • Golden: @Manny: i dont spam
  • Manny: @golden: you should try making lots of levels. I have lots of time so I might as well get a better chance of winning.
  • Golden: @sdac: i think manny is starting spam too much here, like theres more ball adventure...
    You should add enter contest limited
  • TechZ2124: @wokstation: Maybe, my movie is very famous and have a lot of chances to be choosen by others people too ;)
  • wokstation22: @TechZ: I hope it's not the same one as mine! :p
  • TechZ2124: @sdac: Ok thanks :)
  • Manny: @TechZ: try my level. It has music when the dummy falls.
  • sdac: Maybe we'll do 2 weeks, it would be fun to see some Principia short versions of real movies. I'll update the length of the contest tomorrow.
  • TechZ2124: @sdac: You have two choices :
    -one week and very simple movie
    -two weeks and a lot better movie with music
  • sdac: Seems like this topic is very popular as well, should we extend the duration of the contest?
  • zardOz2: @TechZ: I tried the movie thing with Apparatus, but my hard work was completely ignored:(
  • TechZ2124: @Rubicon: Aha lol ! I have an idea of make a very famous film, but I am not sure since it is very hard to replicate the exact scenes of a movie. Maybe I'll make a parody ;)
  • RasmusOlle: Im working hard on my entry, be sure to look at it when its finished!
  • Rubicon2: Story*
  • Rubicon2: @TechZ: I expect no less than the Titanic sorry from you ;) lol
  • elie_elie5000: View my level
  • Golden: @pajlada:
  • Golden: @sdac: any pro contest coming up?
  • TechZ2124: @WXWMC: Thanks ;)
  • WXWMC: @TechZ: good luck,dude.
  • TechZ2124: Wow that's a very good topic for me ! :)
  • wokstation22: @pajlada: it's the "working out how to do what's on the sheet" that's got me stumped at the moment. Thinking of employing kuroko, hehe!
  • pajlada: @wokstation: not at all, looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
  • wokstation22: Is it bad that I've done a storyboard for an idea already..?
  • sdac: @keeghan: yes
  • keeghan: @sdac: can I make a long story?
  • Manny: @sdac: in the description you said welcome to the 21nd official Principia building contest. It is 21st. Not 21nd.
  • sjoerd19992: Good luck everyone
  • Galvatron66: Not gonna do this
  • WXWMC: i can't take part in the contest because i'll go to France,Italy and Sweden.i haven't got any time to build it,but i'll be watching your entries.(and eat delicious food):-)
  • sdac: Good luck everyone!