Posts tagged Sonic the hedgehog
Kickstarter has been a been a hot bed for indie developers as of late and rightfully so. The platform allows people to raise money for projects and has been very useful to the development of many highly anticipated games coming soon. It’s easy to see then why developer Stephen DiDuro is tempted by the service to complete his (kind of) Sonic fan game, Freedom Planet. The creator is planning to ask for $1000 to add more platforms to the game’s development, as well as money left over for more music.
In a post on Sonic Retro, DiDuro commented that:
I’d like to setup a Kickstarter fund for the game, primarily for one reason – to make the final version as accessible as possible.
He later on went to talk about stretch goals:
I am considering right now if I should ask for an amount beyond this so that I can commission further artwork and possibly even those animated cutscenes I’ve been dreaming of, but since those are nonessentials, I should probably stick with the base amount.
If you’re not sure whether you’d support this game, there is a very fun demo which you can try out. Personally I’d love to see a Kickstarter as it can often lead to bigger and better games. And to be honest, I don’t see a problem. Sure you can see the Sega inspirations but it still has completely original characters, with a lot of different attacks and gameplay. But what’s your opinion? Would you support this? What did you think of the demo? Let me know in the comments or even in the Sega Addicts forums!
[Source: TSSZ News]
Christmas day may be a week behind us, but the Christmas spirit always has a habit of bleeding into the weeks and months surrounding it. If you’re still in the festive mood then the fan video above, titled ‘Another Christmas with Sonic’, will be right up your alley.
Created by Balena Productions, the video sees the Sonic family gathering for Christmas and telling Sega inspired versions of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with even non-Sonic characters Ristar and Toejam & Earl making appearances. This video is actually a sequel to ‘Christmas With Sonic‘ uploaded to Youtube last year, so if you like what you see above you can check that one out too.
Have a merry Christmas? Have a happy new year? Let us know in the comments below!
Sonic and Sega fans are some of the most vocal regarding their passions. Sometimes we can be a little too vocal, and other times that passion sprouts great creativity. This is one of those creative cases, with Mister Wilson’s latest album entitled Sonic FreEP. The album is a nice little excursion into Sonic fandom with tracks using samples from Sonic games, as well as SATAM sound clips. One song does a good job of relating to the Archie Comic series, while another uses Living in the City’s chorus from Sonic R coupled with rhymes and beats of Mister Wilson’s own nature. Check it out in the source link, and if you dig it, be sure to download it since it’s FREE (my favorite price). Also, let us know what you think in the comments.
Remember that cool animated intro from the beginning of the original Sonic Riders? The Sonic racing spin-off series doesn’t get all that much attention these days, however a group of true blue Russian fans have uploaded a collection of storyboards, sketches and photographs showing the creation of that very same Sonic Rider‘s intro.
There’s no ‘deleted scenes’ or any hint of content that didn’t show up in the final sequence, although it does go to show the work that went into what is one of the more off-beat Sonic introductory sequences. Did you play Sonic Riders back in the day, and do you still play it now? Let us know in the comments section. All images can be found via the source.
Amazingly talented Sonic fan ‘tavington’ has really knocked it out of the park with her sets of home-made plush item boxes. These amazing crafted plush boxes stand at approximately 5 inches each and sport a huge verity of designs, each based off a classic Sonic power-up. And as you can tell they look awesome. You can commission one from her for about $24 (not including shipping). And if that’s not enough for you she also made a giant plushie that stands at an impressive 18 inches! You can see more of the designs on her Deviantart account.
Seriously home-made tributes such as these always warm my heart with awesomeness. Just pure class.
[Source: Tavington tumblr]
The iOS version of Sonic Jump has received a significant amount of extra content through the free High Flier update including the following:
- New Blue Sky Zone
- 12 new story levels
- An endless ‘Arcade’ mode
- Amy now a playable character
- ‘Global Challenge’ mode
The Global Challenge mode may be the most interesting as it involves players around the world combining scores in order to reach the moon, at which point a new playable character will be made available.
I’ve not had the opportunity to play Sonic Jump since its somewhat startling release, however it has a very appealing artistic style and looks fun to play. For those who have the game and are getting the free update, let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.
[Source: Sonic Retro]
Love it or hate it , you can’t argue at the price at which Starbucks are giving away download codes for Sonic 4 Episode 2 for iOS devices. According to the official Sega Blog, you won’t even have to buy anything from the popular café to get a code which is simply given out on a piece of card. Hell, you could go in to use the toilet and come out with a free game. While you’re there you could pick up a few for your chums as well, although that would probably make you a bad person. You have been warned.
Starbucks will be giving away the free download codes up until Nov 27th, two days from now, and will only be available from Starbucks in the US and Canada.
[Source: The Sonic Stadium]
Oh sure, it’s fun to run around loop-de-loops, bounce on badniks and collect hoards of golden rings, but sooner or later you’re going to have to realise that ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ isn’t just a game series, it’s a lifestyle. With that being said, I present to you this Youtuber’s purely scientific look at the blue blur and his super sonic abilities.
Spotted a flaw in his theory? A missing function from his equations? Let us know in the comments section below!
‘Pre-Black Friday…? Isn’t one ridiculously crazy shopping event enough?’ The answer is obviously no, shopping is good for you, and thanks to Amazon you can snap up a whole bunch of downloadable Sega goodies for your PC for next-to-nothing prices as part of their pre-Black Friday sale.
Sonic CD for $1.24, Jet Set Radio for $4.99, the Sega Action Pack (containing Aliens vs Predator, Binary Domain, Condemned, Hell Yeah, Viking: Battle for Asgard) for $14.99 and more are yours to be had. But act fast as the sales for each item end on the 24th and the 25th Nov. The full list of deals can be seen after the jump!
PC gaming Sega fans will be pleased to know that the PC digitally distributed version of Sonic Adventure 2 HD will be made available tomorrow, Mon 19th Nov according to the official Sonic the Hedgehog Facebook page. The ‘Battle Mode DLC’, containing additional multiplayer content and ‘Chao Karate’, will also be made available but sold separately. Of note is the ‘all-new bonus content’, which is probably the online leaderboard and single bonus video found in the XBLA and PSN versions, but may actually be some sort of PC exclusive goodies.
It’s good see Sonic have better representation on the PC. After all, the PC release of Sonic Generations has seemed to go down a treat, especially considering its modding potential. Who knows, perhaps we’ll see the Sonic Adventure 2 Sonic and Shadow levels running in Sonic Generations very soon…!
[Source: The Sonic Stadium]