Sonics From Around the World

Just in time for the Olympics!

When I was the director of the 2007 Sonic Amateur Gaming Expo, I had a lot of objectives to meet.  The year prior, the show was a bust.  The layout was the same as it was in 2005 and only a couple games garnered the attention of everybody, one of them including the debut demo of my fangame, Sonic Nexus.

I had to attract a new audience and fangame creators to return the show to prominence.  I went balls out  on advertising, found every fangame creator at SFGHQ, Sonic Cage Dome, and YouTube, and told them to get their ass in the show.

With that ready, I needed a layout.  I went with a simple idea that changed every day.  It would be “Sonics From Around the World.”  Sonic would change costumes on the site to suit the worldly theme of the day.  I found them while cleaning out my huge “My Documents” folder and I wanted to bring them back and share them with everybody.

The art was drawn by Steven M and colored by Phoenix Gamma.

Caesar Sonic started the show, representing the Mediterranean.
Sherlock Sonic, hailing from England. His theme was adorned with the Union Jack and Big Ben.
Red Baron Sonic. Tails' Tornado got a redesign as it flew through the German skies.
Pharoah Sonic rules over his Sandopolis in Egypt.
Speed Racer Sonic represented Japan. It was a sumo wrestler at first, but I thought Speed Racer was more appropriate.
Matador Sonic is my favorite. The best bullfighter that you've ever seen!
And representing the U.S. is Colbert Sonic. His truthiness knows no bounds.

Seven worldly Sonics for seven days of community fun.  Memories…

I hope you enjoyed these, everybody.  I’ll leave you with an alternate Caesar Sonic.  Et tu Shadow?!