As has been maniacally recorded by SSMB members across the world, The Sonic Stadium has entered the prestigious accolade of “come of age” Sonic sites by hitting that ever-elusive 1 Million Visitors mark. The actual occurance happened at 3pm or 4pm (depending on who you go by, or what timezone weirding thing you use – I always note things by GMT [UK Time] naturally), and had as many as 80 people logged into the SSMB at once all celebrating. ^_^ Thanks to everyone who’s supported, supporting, and will continue to support TSS and the Network simply by visiting our website and voting on those Toplists (;D).
I will be updating TSS’ History Section tomorrow, with details on the events, including an updated Timeline as well. May even get a little “Illegitimate” with the event and all.
But I DID promise something special today, sort-of to celebrate, sort-of because I had it lined up anyway, lol. XD This is another step of TSS’ great return to form this year: The Sonic Fan Club. You may have garnered some hints when I changed the “Creative Outlet” forum list to the namesake, and it is true that Biafra and I have been trying to sort out the section so that SSMB members can post their creations on TSS.
Continue reading The Sonic Stadium: 1 Million Hits + Update
Fan comic production group SonicVerse Team has announced that it will be launching a brand new online event that is being tipped as, ‘SAGE for Comics’. The convention, called SVTcc (SonicVerse Team Comic Convention), will take place every March, June and December – with the first show kicking things off just before Christmas 2002. Continue reading SonicVerse Team Announces Online Fan Comic Convention
Time for some fangaming news! Developer Magicgrafx, who has been working on a project called ‘Sonic Unity’, has finished a Beta version of the game which you can download right now. Continue reading Fan Game ‘Sonic Unity’ Gets A Beta Release
Fan gaming news has been a little thin on the ground lately, but we have some updates regarding SAGE regular BlazeHedgehog and his upcoming platform-RPG Sonic: The Fated Hour. Specifically, that it’s not actually an RPG anymore.
Continue reading ‘Sonic: The Fated Hour’ Fan Game To Drop RPG Elements
Yuski is a solo fangame developer, currently making a decent ROM Hack of Sonic 1, starring Mighty. It should be out soon, and because of this we spoke to him at SAGE 2002 about it. Continue reading SAGE 4 Interview: ‘Mighty the Armadillo’ Developer Yuski
MK Gamester is leader of MK Games. Heading up ‘Big Adventure’ Fan Game, and also contributed to the SAGE 2002 Compo we held. Nice guy. Continue reading SAGE 4 Interview: ‘Big Adventure’ Developer MK Gamester
Myst Hedgehog is currently running his latest Fan Game project, Sonic: Eternal Rings at SAGE 2002. Also helped contribute to the SAGE 2002 compo we held, the nice chap. ^_^ We sit down with him to learn more about his game. Continue reading SAGE 4 Interview: ‘Sonic: Eternal Rings’ Developer Myst Hedgehog
ShadowChaos & Hermit Dude are the heads behind ShadowHermit Production House. After a solo outing, these two joined forces and combined to form a joint fan game developer. Showcasing Sonic Adventure: Neo at SAGE 2002. Visit their site here. Continue reading SAGE 4 Interview: ‘Sonic Adventure Neo’ Developer ShadowHermit
The Sonic Amateur Games Expo has hit again, and the shows so big this year, it’s gonna need two parts to this massive News Special! Unfortunately, due to lack of time, the Sonic Stadium did not manage to get through the immense wave of games on show – perhaps a longer show period for September’s show, guys??? Continue reading SAGE 4: Complete Coverage
Johnny Wallbank is better known online as ‘Sonikku’, and runs Sonic Team Junior, the guys responsible for bringing Sonic Robo Blast 2 to your PC screens. He was milling about at SAGE 2002 so we had a word. Visit the SRB2 Website here. Continue reading SAGE 4 Interview: ‘Sonic Robo Blast 2’ Developer Johnny ‘Sonikku’ Wallbank
TLS PRWR is at SAGE 2002 making “Toolz’s First C++ Platform Mover: Text Based” – the oddest sounding Fan Game in the world, possibly. Naturally, that piqued our curiosity, so we managed to find him, sit him down and ask him just what the hell it’s all about. Continue reading SAGE 4 Interview: ‘Toolz’s First C++ Platform Mover’ Developer TLS PRWR
Taxman is currently doing a fantastic job on Retro Sonic, possibly the finest 2D Fan Game in existence at this moment in time. We spoke to him at SAGE 2002. Continue reading SAGE 4 Interview: ‘Retro Sonic’ Developer Taxman
SonKnuck is the top gun of SonKnuck Team. He currently has two projects on the go at once – S&K:Aftermath and SonKnuck Adventure 2. We sit down with him to learn more about both games. Continue reading SAGE 4 Interview: ‘SonKnuck Adventure’ Developer SonKnuck
Ian Bennett, aka B’man, is head of Team Infinity, currently in the process of making the ‘Shadow Returns’ Fan Game. Gave us a ton of stuff up for grabs in our recent SAGE Compo too. Kudos to him. Continue reading SAGE 4 Interview: ‘Shadow Returns’ Developer Ian Bennett
The main man of fangame developer ‘Flaming Cheese Productions’ (yum), Twister’s hard at work making Sonic Vs. MegaMan at the mo. We have a sit down with him during SAGE 2002 to find out more about the game and where it’s heading. Continue reading SAGE 4 Interview: ‘Sonic vs Mega Man’ Developer Twister
Ryoku Faita leads Team Exodus, and is heading a project Fan Game involving all the members of SFGHQ. Bizarre… Continue reading SAGE 4 Interview: ‘Furry Exodus’ Developer Ryoku Faita
SimSonic is a member of Magitek Software, but has his own solo project with ShenSonic – a Sonic ‘spin’ on Ryo Hazuki’s Dreamcast outing. He also contributed to our SAGE Compo prize. Nice chap. Continue reading SAGE 4 Interview: ‘ShenSonic’ Developer SimSonic
Matt the Yak seems to be the only member of his team, Gameplay. Has a wacky mind, and brings this out in his admirably senseless plots in his Fan Games. We catch up with him during SAGE 2002. Continue reading SAGE 4 Interview: ‘When Tails Gets Bored’ Developer Matt the Yak
Legendary community fan fiction writer Dan Drazen – who we profiled a while ago in our Community Interviews section – has just finished penning his first story in two years. It’s called ‘The Grey Letter’ and as you’d expect, focuses on the Archie/SatAM universe. Read it on his website here.
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Known as the ‘Mad Dog of Sprite Comics’ (well… to us, anyway), PsyGuy is the creator of the Fireball20XL website, a fan comic workshop that contains a number of strips including Dirty Power and That’s My Sonic. As one of the leading voices in the Sprite Comic arena, we had a chat with Psy to learn more about the cool things he’s doing. Continue reading Community Interview: Fireball20XL Comic Author PsyGuy
Generation8 has become a highly prominent and familiar face in the fan art community, and so we caught up with the promising artist to get her thoughts on the Sonic franchise as well as get pointers on how to be great at drawing. Fan fiction writer Nicholas D Wolfwood stars as guest interviewer for TSS; let’s go! Continue reading Community Interview: GeNeratioN8
WB is one of the best fan artists in the Sonic Internet Community today, and has a long history contributing artwork too. These days, WB even has a hand in Archie’s official Sonic the Hedgehog comic series – living the dream! Buckle up though, this is probably one of the craziest interviews we’ve done yet. Continue reading Community Interview: Fan Artist WB
Welcome to a new series of features on The Sonic Stadium called Community Interviews. Here, we pick some of the most active and talented people in the Sonic internet community and chat with them about what they do and their interest in the blue blur. First up is Nicholas D. Wolfwood, who is the creator of the long-running fan fiction series, Sotsu. It’s also the name of Dreadknux’s favourite character in Trigun.
Continue reading Community Interview: ‘Sotsu’ Fan Fiction Writer Nicholas D. Wolfwood
Sonic Fan Club NewsDesk has news of online comics and a fan game, The Games section has had a complete overhaul, The Mega Drive Sonic Games pages have been changed at the moment, go see them, they look awesome!
Cyber Sonic and Welsh Sonic has been added to the Sonic Hoaxers Club, and more links added to the Sonic Directory. Also, Sega Sonic Radio is now a member of The ‘Zone Radio Network!
EXCLUSIVE: Super Sonic Fan #1 has truly taken a shine to games developing, as his first and most ambitious Fan Game proves. Here’s the info from the e-mail straight from SSF#1… Continue reading SFC News: Super Sonic Fan #1’s Game – New Details
EXCLUSIVE: After announcing a text adventure of the Moogle Caverns’ top online story – The Battle Of Cowkey – Dreadknux has canned the project entirely. BUT, don’t worry, the text adventure idea has instead been replaced with an online comic. Continue reading SFC News: Moogle Cavern Text Adventure to take Different Approach
EXCLUSIVE: Friendly online guy, and Dreadknux’s best online buddy H Hog, has made a winner. Online comics don’t come close to this – enter Mayneeyah, an online comic with a difference. Continue reading SFC News: H Hog’s Gone Mayneeyah! Wibble Wabble Quack Quack!
EXCLUSIVE: BIG fan of the Sonic Stadium, SuperSonicFan #1 has released details of his new Sonic Fan Game. He has explained that it will be in 3D, much like Sonic Robo Blast 2, in development also (and for a very long time). Continue reading SFC News: Super Sonic Fan #1’s Fan Game
Gah! No sooner had I announced the opening of The Sonic Site Awards: PHASE II, than I get attacked by literally hundreds of emails! Still, nice to see you all taking an interest at least. To say the SSA is fast becoming a success is a bit of an understatement. Continue reading TSS UPDATE: Sonic Site Awards, Sega Sonic Radio and Sonic Fan Club Goodness!
Moogle Cavern regular (and webmaster of affiliate website SharkAttack Chaos) Roareye has let slip a few of his plans for his very own Fan Game. No actual details have been spilled yet about the game, but it is said that it is based around the characters that he has created: including himself; dragons called Karldes and Robtres; and other fictional characters. Continue reading SFC News: Roareye treats us to Secret Fan Game
H Hog has recently (well, a while ago, gimme a break here ^_^) stated that he may be considering canning the Final Fantasy NES Hack that he was planning, starring Moogle Caverners the like of Tenniru, Kulock, and Dreadknux to name a few. Continue reading SFC News: FF NES Hack Only a Fantasy?
The Sonic Amateur Games Expo has opened once again for a 2001 showing. This is the place where all kinds of Sonic the Hedgehog fan games come together and show the community what they’re made of. This is the third SAGE to ever take place; the first happened last year, which we missed, but we were able to report on SAGE 2 back in March – you can read that here. Check out the new show by going to the SAGE website.
Regular member of the Moogle Cavern Message Board, Tenniru has exclusively revealed to the Sonic Fan Club news of a secret Fan Game that he is currently beavering away on. Continue reading SFC News: Secret Fan Game Under Tenniru’s Knuckles
I may as well tell the whole world now. ^_^ Yes, Dreadknux (erm, that’s me) has decided to move onto a Text Adventure, based off of the wonderful Add-on in the Moogle Cavern Message Boards, ‘The Moogle Cavern Movie: The Battle Of Cowkey’. Continue reading SFC News: Dreadknux Undertaking Text Adventure?
Fellow webmaster and official affiliate H Hog, the brains behind the excellent Sonanoid and Hoax submitter, is in the process of making a ROM Hack for the popular NES game, Final Fantasy. Continue reading SFC News: Final Fantasy ROM Hack on the Way
Yes, the greatest Fan Fair to hit the internet has opened right here in the Sonic Stadium, and as the Sonic site itself re-opens after a refreshing e-makeover. Continue reading Sonic Fan Club Opens