When SEGA and Sonic Team are hard at work creating the next Sonic experience, some fans of the series are left to fill the gaps with their own creative endeavors. One of the more promising fangames is the impressive “Project Hero” which showcased the possibilities of a fully 3D action platformer that incorporates the best qualities of Sonic gameplay throughout the years.
September 5th – 11th, the week of SAGE 2020, is almost here. And that means it’s time to see what games will be playable. So, the team has released a lengthy trailer showcasing the many games that fans will soon be able to enjoy.
The trailer goes for nearly 15 minutes, and there is no shortage of games. People have been hyped for Sonic Chroma, which is one game that will be at SAGE 2020. Rad Venture and Hover Warz are making their SAGE debuts this year.
Another game that will be playable is Sondro Gomez. It’s returning to SAGE, but this time they have had some help from someone that may sound familiar to you. Headcannon, one of Sonic Mania’s developers, contributed to Sondro Gomez’s development.
But that’s not all. Submissions are still open until August 21st, so these aren’t even going to be all the games playable. And there’s still time to submit one, if you have been planning to do so. But, in the meantime, here’s the trailer:
It will be online-only for this year, but Summer Games Done Quick 2020 Online is almost upon us. With just a month ago until the speed-running charity marathon event begins, the schedule of games was unveiled recently. And yes, the schedule includes a block of Sonic games.
Hold onto your light speed shoes, remember that radio drama that was teased a while back? Well, it’s out now, and we couldn’t be happier to hear such an all-star cast lend their talents to what is shaping up to be quite an adventurous project!
If you’re a bit of an old-timer in the Sonic community, you’ll remember a website called ‘Sonic Cage Dome’. Dedicated to online Sonic game tournaments and streamed multiplayer events (it was basically Twitch before Twitch happened), it had an enthusiastic gaming community and was even a part of the ‘TSS Network’. Now, ten years after it closed its doors, a new team has revived the project – just in time for Sonic’s 29th birthday. Continue reading Legacy Sonic Fan Site ‘Sonic Cage Dome’ Returns With New Crew
The Black Mage and Aggretsuko comic writer Daniel Barnes has put together a Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon pitch – and it looks way past cool!
Sonic Revolution, the yearly Sonic convention normally hosted on the west coast of the United States will have it’s first digital convention and everyone can attend! The event will start at 10 am US pacific time on Twitch at this link. You can also chat with other Sonic fans and do “Meet and Greets” with some of the Sonic talents at the discord server.
The event will be hosted by Shayne Thames and yours truly, Jason Berry. The special guest lineup includes voice actors Mike Pollock, Cindy Robinson, Ryan Drummond. Actor, Lee Majdoub (Agent Stone). The writing cast from Sonic Boom, Bill, and Sam Freiberger, Alan Denton, and Greg Hahn. Comic book creatives, Ian Flynn, Jon Grey, Evan Stanley, Abigal Starling, Reggie Graham, Gigi Dutriex, and many more Sonic creatives! We’ll also have some special events for Sunday as well.
You can find the full schedule here. See you there! I’ll be cosplaying in my Robotnik costume.
If you asked the average Sonic fan what the best Sonic game of all time was, chances are Sonic 3 (& Knuckles) would frequently be the top pick. Incidentally, this same game is also the most requested game to get a remaster, yet has received none of the love that Sonic 1 or Sonic 2 has gotten in recent years. This changed when one talented programmer by the name of Eukaryot took it upon himself to provide what may be the definitive version of Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and unlike other mods and ROM hacks, this one requires you to legally own the game!
Any Sonic fan in 1993 will remember this iconic SEGA statue of Sonic, awarded to Ayrton Senna of the McLaren Team at European Grand Prix at Donington Park that year…but where is that statue now?
A piece of Shadow the Hedgehog fan art, which unexpectedly became the face of a series of bootleg Sonic 1 Mega Drive cartridges, has been updated by the original artist into high resolution – and now looks better than ever! Continue reading Stolen ‘Sonic 1 Bootleg’ Shadow Fan Art Gets Revisited By Original Artist
“Re-animation” projects have been a common thing on YouTube for a couple years now, and Sonic fans released their first crack at it back in April when they released an entirely re-animated episode of Sonic X!
Nearly 300 animators spent 17 months re-making episode 5 of Sonic X frame-by-frame, employing a variety of styles. Check it out below:
With all that’s going on in the world right now, it’s understandable that some might just want to retreat into video games and/or watch their favourite streamers do their thing. This month, a couple of British Sonic fans are turning this into an opportunity to raise money for charity! Continue reading British Community Streamers ‘Race For Good’ on Sonic’s Birthday
SAGE 2020 is just a few months away, and it’s time for creators to submit their fan games. The SAGE team have officially released this year’s deadlines and guidelines for the event. Compared to last year, there have been some changes, especially in regards to the method of submitting your project.
A lot of annual events may be getting canceled this year, but there’s at least one we can still look forward to: the Sonic Amateur Games Expo. The expo, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will launch on September 5th and run until the 12th. As usual, you will be able to check out lots of fan projects, both new and ongoing, as well as some original projects.
SAGE will have more details on booth submissions, streams, and trailers soon. Until then, you can check out this year’s logo:
And while its running, be sure to check out our coverage of the event!
Lee Majdoub, known to Sonic fans as Agent Stone from the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, will be attending Sonic Revolution 2020 this year.
Normally, the convention is held every June in Southern California, but for the first time ever, the convention will be held digitally and will be seen streaming live and online through Twitch and Discord. The convention will be available online on Saturday, June 20th. Guest lineup and more details will be coming soon.
From Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog references to Totinos, this parody is start-to-end laughs!
We miss Sonic Boom (the TV show, obviously). We’re sure you all do too. No doubt story editors on the cartoon, Greg Hahn and Alan Denton, miss the animation grind more than most though – and to pep themselves (and the world) up a little bit they’ve collaborated with ‘Sonic’ voice actor talent to perform a readthrough of one of their favourite unpublished pilot scripts. Continue reading Sonic Boom Editors and Voice Actors Club Together for ‘Animation Under Lockdown’ Project
When the internet’s not working, you can always count on the Chrome Dino to keep you occupied while your device tries to reconnect. But one kid has found a way to make the game just a little more interesting!
No way? No WAY! That’s what you’ll be saying to yourself when you hear how awesome this remix is.
As you might recall, earlier this month, Microsoft was giving away a Sonic movie-themed Xbox One X on their Twitter page. Well, on April 24th, the winner came forward. Warner Loredo, a Sonic fan by the Twitter handle Professor Crafter won the illustrious prize, and rather than resell it for a high price, he’s using it for it’s intended purpose and playing games on it. I got a hold of Warner and asked him a few questions. Continue reading TSS Interview: Winner of the Sonic Movie Xbox One X, Warner Loredo
In this video from News19 Nerds, Tyson Hesse talks at length about his involvement with SEGA on Sonic the Hedgehog projects.
It’s a good thing that the Sonic the Hedgehog movie was released to cinemas back in February, before the coronavirus pandemic caused a total lockdown of many different cities and countries. Because we figure if Ben Schwartz’s blue blur and Jim Carrey’s Dr Robotnik had their face-off now, it’d probably go down on social media, or Skype or something. Continue reading This Fan-Made Sonic Movie Costume is So Realistic He’s Doing TikTok Duets With Other Cosplayers
In news that will no doubt lift your spirits during these trying times, a group of fans from the US Sonic YouTube community have raised over $3500 to support the Direct Relief charity and its drive to support those in need in the coronavirus pandemic. For one streamer success came at a great sacrifice – he had to shave his head. Continue reading Sonic YouTuber Shaves Head For Charity, Raises $3500 for Direct Relief
Blame it on the lockdown. Blame it on nostalgia. Blame it on timeless gameplay. But something strange and incredibly wholesome has been going down in the Sonic community this past week – the sharing of shortcuts and easter eggs in classic Mega Drive Sonic the Hedgehog games.
Continue reading The Latest Heartwarming Community Trend: Sharing Classic Sonic Stage Shortcuts
Two legendary voice actors and a beloved up-and-coming voice actress and singer in the Sonic community have announced an unofficial mini Radio Drama to be in the works!
What do you do in the middle of a virus-related lockdown? Exercise (indoors)? Comfort eat? Play games? Or get creative? We’re thinking that one talented woodwork artist has been doing a lot of the latter, as he showed the world a custom Sonic Mania-themed Mega Drive cartridge made entirely out of tree! Continue reading Woodwork Artist Creates a Sonic Mania Mega Drive Cartridge And Now We Really Want One
So. You’ve probably noticed that we haven’t really updated the site in a few days. A while. Not an awful lot’s been happening. To anyone. Because at the moment, the world is currently gripped in a series of public lockdowns and quarantines to stop the spread of an awful virus known as coronavirus (or COVID-19). But some Sonic fans have banded together to try and help raise money to support the fight against the pandemic. Continue reading Sonic Fan Games HQ Organise Charity Art Stream to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic
South by Southwest has announced that they will be canceling this year’s event. This comes as concerns over the spread of coronavirus has led to the canceling or delay of many conventions and events, to avoid spreading the disease to exhibitors and attendees.
SEGA revealed on Twitter that the content that was planned for their SXSW panel will instead be shown in a “new format” of some sort in April.
Be sure to stay tuned to Sonic Stadium for further details!
It’s no secret that the Sonic community is home to some of the most talented people around, and every year the Sonic Hacking Contest showcases their latest up and coming mods and hacks.
Media Molecule’s Dreams is a new PS4 game (well, more of a tool than a game) that lets users create their own games with much more freedom than you had in their previous creation title, Little Big Planet. It’s been in a beta stage for a long time and people have been using that time to make unique and interesting games along with some that are inspired by other popular genres.
One player, JPG240SX has created 2 stages inspired by Sonic X-Treme, the long-lost Sega Saturn title. The version he created uses low-res textures and a fisheye-lens camera to get the effect of what the original title was going for. It’s really impressive.
The engine that Media Molecule is using in Dreams is so impressive that people are already making levels based off of Sonic Adventure and other Sonic titles and even making their own original, momentum-based Sonic games. It’s a game creation tool like no other.
Dreams is available now for PS4 at $39.99 US.
We don’t know about you, but we love Hamsters!
The folks over at Smart Hamster on Youtube have gone one step further however, creating some incredible Hamster-sized recreations of classic Sonic the Hedgehog 2 zones for no-so-spiny rodents to explore!
Not only have they created two massive Emerald Hill Zone and Chemical Plant Zone-themed maze, the account claims their will even be an Aquatic Ruin-themed maze coming soon!
Check out the Chemical Plant Zone maze in the video below!
The Sonic Hacking Contest of 2019 has been adjourned, and it’s time to see which hacks and mods got the most votes for their respective categories!
When you think of Sonic in the 3rd Dimension, your mind will probably snap to the likes of Sonic Adventure or the more recent Sonic Forces. But before we first got to play a full 3D Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast, a group of talented fans known as “Sonic Team Junior” took it upon themselves to reverse engineer DOOM (yes, that DOOM) to create their own 3D Sonic game back in 1998: Sonic Robo Blast 2, and you may be surprised to find out that over 20 years later, it’s still alive and kicking with updates and features. Continue reading Legendary Fangame Sonic Robo Blast 2 Gets A Major Update
Where can you play as Mario in Sonic Adventure 2, Hatsune Miku in Sonic Mania, and many other strange alterations to your favourite Sonic games? Why, the Sonic Hacking Contest, of course! One of the most exciting events in the Sonic community is heading here on the 2nd of December, and we’ve got a sizzlin’ trailer to prove it!
If you’ve been sleeping under a purple rock in Green Hill Zone, here’s an update for you: the latest trailer for the Sonic Movie is out, and it features a fully redesigned Sonic! On top of that, a long-held suspicion that a certain well-known artist in the Sonic community was involved has finally been confirmed!
SAGE 2019 had a ton of exciting entries, some of which continued to crack the tough egg that is controlling Sonic in a 3D space! One of those is Sonic Islands, and it’s one of the best ones since the Sonic Utopia demo in 2016! It’s changed a bit since last year’s entry, in fact it looks like they started from the ground up! To get to the bottom of this, we went to the developer himself to see what Sonic Islands is all about.