GDC Sonic presentation 2018

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by Linkabel, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Blue Spikeball

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    I don't think he posted all slides, though. Unless he posted some more since last time I checked?
     
  2. ICEknight

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    Twitter has decided to start being stupid lately and doesn't show all posts and replies within a thread or even in the "posts and replies" tab anymore.

    Check the "media" tab instead, I think you'll see all the slides there (if he didn't miss any).


    EDIT: I've uploaded the high resolution pictures to imgur, here: https://imgur.com/a/0Dghp


    EDIT 2:
    By the way:
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    This section of Clock Work Zone just got a bit more interesting:
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    EDIT 3:
    This is the small cork that Sonic can ride and maneuver in Sonic CD:
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    These are the pneumatic tubes from Scrap Brain... in Labyrinth!
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    Or perhaps Scrap Brain 3 was intended to have elements from both levels combined?
     
  3. Blue Spikeball

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    Oh, that explains it. Dammit, Twitter :argh:

    Nice observations, though. I like the idea of SBZ3 being a combination of SBZ and LZ, rather than just a palette swapped LZ. Perhaps they would have placed one of these tubes at the end of SBZ3 to allow you to reach Final Zone, but when they decided the act would just use the LZ tiles (either due to time constraints or technical limitations), they replaced it with springs.
     
  4. Overlord

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    I mean, various things about SBZ3 hint that it was supposed to be more of a mesh of the two, so that wouldn't be a huge surprise.
     
  5. Pengi

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    Video: http://gdcvault.com/play/1024928/Classic-Game-Postmortem-Sonic-the
     
  6. Black Squirrel

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    Videos are all well and good but
    http://gdcvault.com/play/1025496/Classic-Game-Postmortem-Sonic-the
    Slides.

    Because you see, the wonders of slides are you can get to the bits in the background.

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    There's a lot.
     
  7. Black Squirrel

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    There are two images missing because the Sonic Retro upload form hates me, but I've made a note. Hirokazu Yasuhara had posted them before anyway.


    This was literally just copying and pasting images from Adobe Reader - it's unlikely, but there there may be more gems hidden in the PDF if you were to extract the images properly.
     
  8. Black Squirrel

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    So, that whole "Sonic is related to dead pilots" thing:

    http://info.sonicretro.org/File:GD_Sonic1_GDC2018_History1.png
    http://info.sonicretro.org/File:GD_Sonic1_GDC2018_History2.png
    http://info.sonicretro.org/File:GD_Sonic1_GDC2018_History3.png

    I've been pumping these images into OCR scripts. The results aren't great, but I think there are three potential backstories here. Or three parts of the same story - it feels as if the connections are being made deliberately vague.

    We've got

    "pilot dies, daughter who never met father has Sonic told as a fairytale by the mother"

    "pilot dies going faster than the speed of sound. Sonic becomes a legend"

    "girl finds a Sonic jacket in an antique shop"


    It does specifically mention that other pilots wore crocodiles, monkeys, birds and rabbits. It's like they're forming a band or something.
     
  9. Rika Chou

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    I wonder if that's the original palnned zones for the badniks?

    1 - GHZ - Crabmeat, Buzz Bomber, Chopper, Newtron
    2 - LZ - Jaws
    3 - MZ - Buzz Bomber, Bat, Spike
    4 - SLZ - Ball Hog, Orbinaut
    5 - SYZ - Roller
    6 - SBZ - Burrobot, Splats, Caterkiller, Orbinaut

    (Bomb? image is cut off) (Motobug Missing)
     
  10. ICEknight

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    Hey, that's the Ball Hog from the CES prototype:

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    EDIT: Also, evolution of a cover:

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    (Ignore the funky color lines where the transparency should be, something weird must have happened when extracting the images)
     
  11. TimmiT

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYO1ZmRuZ_U
     
  12. Glaber

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    So it looks like it was suppose to end up like this:
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  13. JaxTH

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    Jack shit.
    Looks CDish.
     
  14. Felik

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    Except shading and level of detail don't match and these two really don't look like they are supposed to be put together.
     
  15. Blue Spikeball

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    Looks fine to me. Shadows on the left and right borders, lighting on the top left.
     
  16. Black Squirrel

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    I think you're overthinking it - the drawing just looks like a box to me.
     
  17. Blue Spikeball

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    I think the point is that the sketch evolved into that sprite.
     
  18. Glaber

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    and part of it got lopped off because it may have been too big?