Contest: Time Trial!

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

Welcome to the 22nd official Principia Building Contest!

The topic of the week is to create a time trial level. It can be a level where the player has to reach a goal within a specific time limit to complete the level or it can be a level where the player's goal is to have as low time as possible when the level is completed. The rest is up to you. Is it a speed runner-type level, vehicle level, or maybe a mini game? Use your imagination to come up with a good concept for your level!

You have until Monday (August 11th) to submit your entry. Good luck! The winner receives a Golden Trophy and the runner up gets a Silver Trophy!

Tips & Help

Use the timer object to set a time limit. You can plug it in to a Game Manager to display the time as score.

Please see the wiki for more help and useful tutorials

Wiki: Tutorials Index


The level must be custom or adventure.

No old levels or derivatives.

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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  • Manny: @sdac: when is the new contest?
  • Manny: @pajlada: when is there a new contest?
  • Manny: @TechZ: yes I know I was saying that there is no point in robots or pragrams.
  • Manny: @Golden: then everyone gets more time.
  • TechZ2124: @Golden: Aha lol
  • Golden: @TechZ: cool, btw when you dont play apparatus forever but then play there and you will feel like you new to apparatus again lol
  • TechZ2124: @Golden: Aha lol I'm working on something awesome but very long to make. A hint ? My build is Intelligent...
  • TechZ2124: @Golden: Lol I stopped building in apparatus a long time ago. After play Principia, Apparatus looks really old school lol
  • Golden: @TechZ: or can you make a working xbox with tv, i will be interested in that on principia :D
  • Golden: Wait WHAT
    Hmm ask paj or sdac to see if they can reset your password i think
  • TechZ2124: @Golden: Aha wish I could answer you but I can't remember my password lol
  • Golden: @TechZ: yes
  • TechZ2124: @Golden: Thanks ;) I remember a "golden" from appararus too. It was you , right ?
  • Golden: @TechZ: go to your level "scaratus is now...Blackwave"
    To see my username
  • Golden: @TechZ: nice username
  • TechZ2124: @Golden: I played it before, if tou wanna check some of my levels my user name was "scaratus" and "BlackWave"
  • Golden: @TechZ: do you play apparatus too?
  • TechZ2124: @Golden: No problem ;)
  • Golden: @TechZ: oh ...... Ok
  • TechZ2124: @Golden: Asking for more time isn't cheating as I won't be the only one to get more time. The only times I asked for more time ( only 2 times ) it was for a real purpose : some topics needs much more time than others ( make a film or an heavy equipement is not the same as make a platform climbing machine ). If you don't agree then try to make 3 heavy construction machines in less than one week ;)
  • Golden: A robot lol
  • Golden: @TechZ: i think thats a yes....
  • TechZ2124: @Manny:

    If this:first_run() then
    value = 11011001
    replyTo = "Manny"
    if value == 11011001 then
    game:message("@"..replyTo.."I DON'T AGREE. I AM NOT A ROBOT OR A COMPUTER PROGRAMM.")
  • Golden: @Manny: yea plus he tells sdac to add more time on contest and i think thats cheating
  • Manny: @TechZ: if you were a robot or computer program then nobody real is having any fun.
  • Manny: @pajlada: can the next contest be noticing glitches?
  • Alfajim: @TechZ: congrats on yet another win, it was well deserved. I wish I could have entered this one, especially as my level inspired this contest, but I've been really busy this last week. Well done to all the entries. : )
  • Technomancer: @pajlada: what is the next contest?
  • pajlada: @that guy: TechZ is the player who most consistently submits contest entries with a very nice atmosphere. His entries are not too long and they're not too difficult to grasp. And they're always aesthetically appealing.
  • pajlada: @that guy: yep, when we have a hard time deciding who should get the silver crown, we sometimes give it to two entries. :)
  • that guy2: @pajlada: waaaaaaaaaait waitwaitwaitwaitwaitwaitwait... 2 silver awards??
  • that guy2: @TechZ: so.. what youre saying is, the only way someone else can beat you is by working on their entry 72 hours a day?
  • keeghan: @TechZ: ok, I'll try to make a best entry level with lua codes that I know. And I'm looking forward for a new level from you. :) And with pixels land art.
  • TechZ2124: @keeghan: I am an human like everybody here. I have no super-powers and no scaled up brain. So everybody should have the same chance to win here. Of course my levels are beatable, of course you can make better, because you can always make better, all depends on how hard you work. That's all. If I win it's probably because I am the one who spent more time on my level, and I don't see any reason to don't make an entry for a contest because I think a level that wins must be awesome. If you think so, then make something more awesome.
  • keeghan: @TechZ: STOP WINNING PLEASE!!! let other people win. :(
  • TechZ2124: Thanks for the trophy !
  • pradeep kumar: good,very good! techz got gold, theenderpt got a silver,some others become highlighted and me got a घंटा !
  • rom1k: Sorry for the delay. We have been very busy working on 1.5.

    We have decided the winners and trophies will be handed out in just a moment.
  • Manny: @pajlada: when is it going to end? It is the 12th. Did you extend the time?
  • tanuj: @pajlada: When are you going to end the contest... Its already 12th august here...
  • LEGOS R FUN: When will this contest end?
  • wokstation22: I'm actually having trouble on this one. My muse has run away.@pajlada: find her for me!
  • Manny: @pajlada: all done and I am working on music.
  • pajlada: @Manny: Nice :)
  • Manny: @pajlada: I am working on a good level.
  • Mattdogking: @that guy: Lol, dont sting me! I dont want to be paralised!
  • that guy2: eue
    good thing I haven't released it yet...
    so get comfortable while I warm up the neurotoxins...
  • Ctjet: @Manny: and @rom1k:
  • LEGOS R FUN: @pajlada: OK thanks! :)
  • pajlada: @LEGOS R FUN: the level as a whole
  • LEGOS R FUN: @sdac: are you guys judging the vehicle or the course?
  • Manny: @Ctjet: the other one is rom1k.
  • Andr3w246: Yay! New contest! :D
  • PeterZ: @Manny: and principia's community is intelligent enough to understand that copying is wrong and boring + people judge levels not computers, so I think that they give people some penalties for stealing ideas.
  • wokstation22: @Manny: an idea is one thing, execution is another! Ask yourself before you submit, "can I make this level any better?" The answer is always yes, it's just how long until you give up ;)
  • wokstation22: @sdac: makes me tempted to use my SUV, but I don't think I will :)

    (not sure what to do, actually. Thinking Triathlon)
  • Ctjet: @sdac: i love what you, @pajlada: , and the rest of the principia crew are doing! Keep it up!
  • Alfajim: @sdac: thanks. : )
  • sdac: @Alfajim: you can use the mini
  • Alfajim: @sdac: I agree entirely. Can I build a new level but still use the mini, or do I have to build a new vehicle too?
  • Technomancer: @sdac: awesome!!!! Cool contest idea!
  • sdac: @Alfajim: you probably shouldn't enter it as-is, it would be pretty boring if the level that inspired us to create the contest wins the contest :)
  • Alfajim: I take it I can't enter my mini cooper time trial level lol. : D
  • Manny: @sdac: I have an idea! I think part of the key to winning is to make sure you enter a level at the last minute in case yours might win so then people do not get an idea from you then they win.
  • sdac: Good luck everyone!