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Chip's Challenge Level Pack 4 (CCLP4) is the fourth official set of 149 levels for Chip's Challenge. The set was released July 14, 2017.

Assembly of the CCLP4 staff, as well as discussion about the project, dates back to as early as November 2012; however, the project was put on hold in favor of a more beginner friendly set - CCLP1.

Since after CCLP1's release, it was announced by Michael Warner on November 2nd, 2014 on the newsgroup that submissions for CCLP4 were being accepted for the set, however, at the time no one showed enough interest in such a project.

After CC2's release on May 28th, 2015, there was debate on whether to make any more level packs for the original game or to move on to the first custom CC2 pack. This ultimately led to various amount of polls and concerns on where members of the community stood with the project, with results showing more favor of another CCLP and holding off on a CC2 pack until more custom levels for the game are created.

On October 31st, 2015, it was announced that the project will get underway and thus submissions were officially being accepted. Shortly after, an official staff was formed and testing began. It was also announced that CCLP4 would be another set of 149 Lynx-compatible levels like previous CCLPs and the overall difficulty would be a mix of its predecessors, but not harder than the levels seen in late CCLP3. Deadline for submissions was announced to be March 1st, 2016.

By the close off date, 3,940 levels (including 74 already in CCLP1 and 39 in CCLP3) were submitted for CCLP4 consideration. The actual number of eligible levels is currently unknown, but estimated to be somewhere around 3,000.

On May 28, 2017, the official CCLP4 logo was revealed, as well as a series of leaks on the CCLP4 site for the set's upcoming release. The CCLP4 trailer was revealed on June 21, showcasing 21 levels, one per designer.

List of designers

Name Number of Levels
Jeffrey Bardon 30
Joshua Bone 2
Derek Bowser 1
chipster1059 1
Cybersmack 4
Rock Généreux 4
Trevor Hedges 1
Zane Kuecks 3
Josh Lee 37
J.B. Lewis 7
Eddy Limb 4
Andrew Menzies 21
Markus O. 5
Henry Potts 3
Gigih Agung Pradipta 1
Archie Pusaka 4
Ida R. 2
Eric Schmidt 2
Tyler Sontag 15
Michael Sugantino 1
Miika Toukola 1

List of CCLP4 levels, in chronological order

  1. Molecule
  2. Pixelated Fire
  3. Fossilized Snow
  4. Oasis
  5. Non-Dimensional Layer
  6. Proving Grounds
  7. In the Pool
  8. The Fourth Dimension
  9. Pinball
  10. Stuck in Emerald
  11. Keyboard Malfunction
  12. Rivets
  13. Encased in Carbonite
  14. Poly-Gone
  15. Cross Back
  16. Reservoir Frogs
  17. The Three Trials
  18. Inferno Dynamics
  19. Conservation of Keys
  20. It's No Skin Off My Teeth
  21. Glacial Palace
  22. Bodyguards
  23. Western Standards of Living
  24. It's Easy Being Green
  25. Difficulty Switch
  26. Shrub
  27. Suburban Legend
  28. Zephyr Heights
  29. Flipper Departments
  30. Hoodwinked
  31. Big Boulder Alley
  32. Blended Brussels Sprouts
  33. Tool Shed
  34. Frozen Waffle
  35. Chasing Chips
  36. One Who Raids Tombs
  37. Tropical Hibiscus
  38. Detonation Station
  39. In the Walls of Gravel Castle
  40. Periodic Lasers
  41. Ghetto Piranha
  42. Nova Prospect
  43. Coral Reef
  44. Blobfield
  45. Seven-Layer Salad
  46. Exclusive Or
  47. Antidisruptive Caves
  48. Key Insight
  49. Block Parking
  50. Secret Underground Society
  51. Ice in a Blender
  52. It Suits the Purpose
  53. Protect Your Fortress
  54. Split Path
  55. If I Ran the Zoo
  56. Fireworks Factory
  57. Bisection
  58. Ruinous Plaza
  59. Blockpick
  60. Flippant
  61. Blue Tooth
  62. Block Unpuzzle
  63. Pneumatic Diversity Vents
  64. Excuse Me
  65. Duplex
  66. Anaconda
  67. Nuclear Energy for Dummies
  68. Cold Fusion Reactor
  69. Ball in an Awkward Place
  70. Science Museum
  71. Puuf
  72. Sewerway
  73. Sealed Doors in the Spacecraft
  74. Technopathic
  75. Unmitigated Hint Factory Disaster
  76. Flow State
  77. Brick Block Facility
  78. Aquatic Ruins
  79. Spring
  80. Monster Swapper
  81. Estranged for a Season
  82. Puzzle Box
  83. Frozen Over
  84. Forsythia
  85. Nectar Meadow
  86. Cyprus
  87. And the Walls Kept Tumbling Down
  88. Empty Rooms
  89. Diametric Opposition
  90. Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy
  91. How to Retune Your Harp
  92. Fire Is My Enemy
  93. Bombs Are a Beautiful Thing
  94. Ditchdigger
  95. Ravaged
  96. Lean Thinking
  97. Lockdown
  98. Clay Tunnel
  99. Ice Cavern
  100. One Tank's Adventure
  101. Condo Management
  102. The Key Issue
  103. Malachite
  104. Dual
  105. Living Things
  106. Gridlock
  107. Combinations
  108. Scatterbrained
  109. Shemozzle
  110. Keyrithmetic
  111. Water Bottle
  112. Triple Mint Slurpee
  113. Half of You, Half of Me
  114. Repugnant Nonsense
  115. Overlap
  116. They're Not Called Blocks for Nothing
  117. Greenian Motion
  118. Chip Controls
  119. Strandquist
  120. Construct-a-Sokoban
  121. Death and Destruction
  122. Jigsee
  123. Life Is Not a Puzzle
  124. Air Bubble
  125. Beautiful Struggle
  126. Bind Mender
  127. Wrong Exit
  128. Mindless Self-Indulgence
  129. Undefined Fantastic Object
  130. Bam Thwok
  131. Jigsaw
  132. Monorail
  133. Monochrome
  134. Pushover
  135. Propaganda
  136. Seeing Red
  137. The Longest Track
  138. Zipper
  139. Unravel
  140. Repair the Automatic (Caution) Doors
  141. World of a Thousand Flames
  142. Stratagem
  143. Color Coordination
  144. Paradigm Shift
  145. Hacked Save File
  146. Japanese Game Show
  147. Gimmick Isle
  148. Gravity Well
  149. Mental Marvel Monastery

Staff

With the help of J.B. Lewis, community members Josh Lee and Jeffrey Bardon decided to take on the role of co-leaders of the staff. This would be the first time an official custom set would have two leaders as opposed to one. The staff list was announced shortly after submissions were opened on November 2nd, 2015. The list of current staff members can be found on the CCLP4 website.

Voting

To narrow down the levels that appear on the ballot, the staff performed a pre-voting elimination from the time submissions opened till voting officially started on July 15th, 2016. These levels were eliminated because they were too unequal between MS and Lynx, unsolvable, disqualified by the designer, already in (or too similar to levels in) CC1 or a previous CCLP, or otherwise deemed unfit by the staff to be in voting (tedious, guesswork-heavy, trivial, poorly designed, etc.). Before and during voting, community members had the privilege to nominate any level that was eliminated by the staff or did not receive at least 2 "staff recommendations" prior to voting. Any level that had 1 staff recommendation needed 2 community nominations (excluding the designer) to get a chance in voting, whereas any level that had 0 recommendations needed 3. This nomination process ended on September 15th and the nominated levels appeared in voting in the last remaining packs. By the close-off date, 115 additional levels met their nomination requirements to be included in voting, bringing the grand total of levels in voting to 1,370.

CCLP4 voting was conducted at David "pieguy" Stolp's website, David Stolp as the official Voting Administrator.

Packs of 50 random levels were used for the voting process, as was done with CCLP1. Like CCLP3, the two categories of voting "Fun" and "Difficulty" made a return to the voting process; however, the difficulty rating was completely optional, though encouraged to help determine how the set would be finalized. At the start of voting, four packs were released, and once a released pack had a total of 5 votes, a new one was released. An account on pieguy's site was necessary to vote, but all voting packs can be downloaded without an account through pieguy's site or the official CCLP4 website.

Voting ended April 30, 2017 at 11:59 EDT. A total of 25,550 votes were cast by 40 unique voters.

Voting Packs

Pack Release Date Number of Levels
Waffle 15th July 2016 50
Elephant 15th July 2016 50
Hillside 15th July 2016 50
Zygote 15th July 2016 50
Ravioli 17th July 2016 50
Microwave 17th July 2016 50
Utility 18th July 2016 50
Kangaroo 22nd July 2016 50
Cobalt 26th July 2016 50
Quagmire 30th July 2016 50
Tornado 6th August 2016 50
Yodel 7th August 2016 50
Longbow 7th August 2016 50
Souvenir 13th August 2016 50
Fusion 15th August 2016 50
Xenon 24th August 2016 50
Bungalow 26th August 2016 50
Gazebo 31st August 2016 50
Platypus 2nd September 2016 50
Justice 14th September 2016 50
Obstacle 16th September 2016 50
Nightshade 19th September 2016 50
Voltage 21st September 2016 50
Dandelion 4th October 2016 50
Acropolis 18th October 2016 50
Inchworm 23rd October 2016 50
Pineapple 31st October 2016 50
Expansion 2nd November 2016 20
Total: 1,370

Timeline of Events

Date Event
2015-10-31 Level submissions opened.
2015-11-02 Staff formed and announced.
2015-11-04 CCLP4 site launched.
2016-01-01 Submission deadline set to March 1st, 2016.
2016-03-01 Submissions closed.
2016-05-16 Level submission fixes close off date set to June 16th, 2016.
2016-06-16 Level submission fixes no longer accepted. Final testing underway.
2016-07-01 Community nominations begin, date of voting announced as July 15th, 2016.
2016-07-15 Voting begins - four initial voting packs released.
2016-09-15 Community nominations end - 115 additional levels make it into voting.
2016-11-02 All 28 voting packs released.
2017-01-26 Voting deadline proposed to April 30, 2017.
2017-04-30 Voting ended at 11:59pm EDT.
2017-05-28 CCLP4 logo and first leaks revealed.
2017-06-21 CCLP4 trailer launched. Release date set to July 14, 2017.
2017-07-14 CCLP4 released at 8pm EDT.

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