I made (part of) another game! For you to play!

Four years ago I lost the source code to this in a HDD crash. A little over a week ago, I recovered it. I've spent this last week fixing up the game to get it in to a functional state so I could release it. There's a ton more information about the game in its readme.html file. I highly suggest you read it.

  

You may be asking yourself, "Why did you make a Sonic fangame based off of the worst Sonic game ever made?" - and that's a good question, one that is answered in the aformentioned readme.html:
 

Essentially, the marketing materials from Sega were telling me what I wanted to hear and I fell for it, hook, line and sinker. They were promising a High-Def, Next-Generation return to the good parts of the original Sonic Adventure. I really liked the original Sonic Adventure, but it has aged rather poorly in the decade since its release. An "updated Sonic Adventure" sounded like a really good idea, and the addition of the game being positioned to celebrate the Sonic franchise's 15th Anniversary gave me the unreasonable expectation that they weren't going to let the game be as terrible as previous entries. The next generation hardware also gave them an opportunity to start fresh, and on the right foot. It seemed as if everything was in place for a great game. Instead, we received a serious contender for the worst Sonic game ever made for any platform. It would have been the single worst game of 2006 if not for " Bomberman: Act Zero" also seeing release that same year. I started this project long before I knew how terrible Sonic 2006 really was, though, and it seemed like a bad idea to let all that hard work go to waste.

If, after reading all of that, and watching the video I made for it, you still feel inclined to download the game:
http://blazemp3.sepwich.com/sonic20062d/SONIC2K62D_FINALVERSION.rar (33.6mb)
8 Comments
9 Comments
Posted by BlazeHedgehog

Four years ago I lost the source code to this in a HDD crash. A little over a week ago, I recovered it. I've spent this last week fixing up the game to get it in to a functional state so I could release it. There's a ton more information about the game in its readme.html file. I highly suggest you read it.

  

You may be asking yourself, "Why did you make a Sonic fangame based off of the worst Sonic game ever made?" - and that's a good question, one that is answered in the aformentioned readme.html:
 

Essentially, the marketing materials from Sega were telling me what I wanted to hear and I fell for it, hook, line and sinker. They were promising a High-Def, Next-Generation return to the good parts of the original Sonic Adventure. I really liked the original Sonic Adventure, but it has aged rather poorly in the decade since its release. An "updated Sonic Adventure" sounded like a really good idea, and the addition of the game being positioned to celebrate the Sonic franchise's 15th Anniversary gave me the unreasonable expectation that they weren't going to let the game be as terrible as previous entries. The next generation hardware also gave them an opportunity to start fresh, and on the right foot. It seemed as if everything was in place for a great game. Instead, we received a serious contender for the worst Sonic game ever made for any platform. It would have been the single worst game of 2006 if not for " Bomberman: Act Zero" also seeing release that same year. I started this project long before I knew how terrible Sonic 2006 really was, though, and it seemed like a bad idea to let all that hard work go to waste.

If, after reading all of that, and watching the video I made for it, you still feel inclined to download the game:
http://blazemp3.sepwich.com/sonic20062d/SONIC2K62D_FINALVERSION.rar (33.6mb)
Posted by KamiDaHobo

I'm glad to see this finally released, man! Congratulations! Can't wait to give it a spin :D
 
(HURRR PUNS)

Posted by luce

Am i crazy or did I see parts of metal slug in that trailer?

Posted by JJOR64

The trailer makes this the best looking Sonic game to come out in years.

Posted by Jack268
   
Seriously, this looks like the first sonic game I want to play since the saturn games.
Posted by afrofools

That looks amazing, you have such dedication to make something so amazing that honours someone else's IP. If I would put that much time and effort into making a game I would want it to be completely original IP so I could sell it and bask in my own ego, you sir, are a legend among hobbyist developers. Looking forward to seeing what you do next.

Posted by BlazeHedgehog
@afrofools said:
" That looks amazing, you have such dedication to make something so amazing that honours someone else's IP. If I would put that much time and effort into making a game I would want it to be completely original IP so I could sell it and bask in my own ego, you sir, are a legend among hobbyist developers. Looking forward to seeing what you do next. "
I definitely have plans for my own, original games, that's for sure. But making fangames can be fun, too.
Posted by Santadestroy

I just finished the game and despite its unfinished state it's a solid game. I really liked that bonus Sand Oasis level. Just fine-tune the gameplay a bit and I think you're on to something.

Posted by ch3burashka
@Santadestroy said:
" I just finished the game and despite its unfinished state it's a solid game. I really liked that bonus Sand Oasis level. Just fine-tune the gameplay a bit and I think you're on to something. "
What about the level 3 graphics? I think they could use a tune-up as well.