Well, it’s pretty late here so I’m going to go to bed and finish the levels in the morning. Based on what someone said, I’m probably going to make something like the cave level but more interconected so it would be suitable for some sort of top down game.
Keep in mind that the final levels will make use of a bunch of the available colors. This will encourage some consistency in how you all use the colors in the levels you make. Also, there’s probably going to be quite a bit of tweaking of the levels so that they work for a platformer( right now some of the jumps are too big and such, however the current examples should be sufficient for the moment.
Another thing, If it’s easy to do, add png support in addition to bmp. This would allow people to give awards that are also playable levels. To be clear, png support is not at all required. Also be aware that it is perfectly fine to have context based level loading. For example, if you find a large patch of red together, you might load it as lava, but if you find a single red pixel, you might make that into a fire bat or something.