It's time to drop a little bomb

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by The Taxman, Jul 28, 2009.

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  1. Sik

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    being an asshole =P
    Well, I repeat, there could be a setting which would make the game display to take up less space on screen and put the controls in the now unused space. I prefer a smaller screen over my fingers blocking it :P

    <!--quoteo(post=335698:date=Jul 28 2009, 12:57 PM:name=jman2050)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (jman2050 @ Jul 28 2009, 12:57 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=335698">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->On another note, wouldn't it make more sense to do something original with the engine and cut out the middle man entirely when putting it for sale? Then again, considering the current state of the App Store with regards to advertising it seems only games with established properties would gain any real traction.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->Relying on the app store for advertising is a bad idea, it isn't meant to be used as an advertisement site but as a store :P That's what so many developers don't get :/
     
  2. ddrmaxromance

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    I'd buy this in a heartbeat. Breathtaking, it's amazing that you can port something better than Sega can to a portable platform [ie Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis for GBA]. This would definitely help make the iPod touch more of a gaming platform.
     
  3. aledTH

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    Man, this is the best iPhone/iPod Touch Sonic game I have ever seen! Sega should hire you and premote your Retro Sonic Engine! I love the look of the controls! Also it looks like you've made this Sonic CD have smoother gameplay than the original game! Well done!
    When's that SDK coming out? :P
     
  4. TimmiT

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    From Sega's twitter:
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Thx for all the messages about the Sonic CD vid. I have the link & your requests on my list. Will bring it up at our brainstorming meeting.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    <a href="http://twitter.com/sega" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/sega</a>
     
  5. Metal-Geo

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    This is amazing. This truly is goddamn amazing. I'd buy it the second it's released. Especially after the huge disappointment the Sonic the Hedgehog game was. Terrible emulation. >:(



    But ehhh... is it too late to share my idea of having different optional control schemes? Although I honestly believe you when saying the controls are more responsible than that other Sonic game. I'm still convinced my idea could work pretty well for 2D iPhone games.

    Regardless. I'm amazingly impressed and wish you the best of luck with this!
     
  6. Black Squirrel

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    Though I love this, it would be interesting to see what Sega makes of it. Clearly they had some funds and dev teams set aside ready to make a brand new game, otherwise they wouldn't have asked the original question. The Retro Sonic engine is already largely done (by that I mean you wouldn't need a team to program stuff from scratch), so we might see two iphone games to make use of that development team that were set aside

    I mean as long as you can prove that the engine works (which you can fairly easily when there's Retro Sonic XG and Sonic Nexus to back it up) I can't see why Sega would push it aside (unless they really are desperate to program everything from scratch).
     
  7. Artimus

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    <!--quoteo(post=335724:date=Jul 28 2009, 10:59 AM:name=TimmiT)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (TimmiT @ Jul 28 2009, 10:59 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=335724">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->From Sega's twitter:
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Thx for all the messages about the Sonic CD vid. I have the link & your requests on my list. Will bring it up at our brainstorming meeting.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    <a href="http://twitter.com/sega" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/sega</a>
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    I really hope this happens and I don't even have an iPhone! This is great work Taxman, really great work. When I first saw the video for it I was kind of in disbelief for a moment or two, but then again you did make the engine that Nexus runs off so I shouldn't have been too surprised!
     
  8. FlashTHD

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    Tax: good work, but, after seeing all the brown-nosing assclowns in this thread spewing their load over Sega considering publishing more or less a fan app, just make sure you are extremely extremely careful not to set a bad precedent with this from here on out.
     
  9. The Taxman

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    <!--quoteo(post=335769:date=Jul 29 2009, 04:51 AM:name=FlashTHD)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (FlashTHD @ Jul 29 2009, 04:51 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=335769">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Tax: good work, but, after seeing all the brown-nosing assclowns in this thread spewing their load over Sega considering publishing more or less a fan app, just make sure you are extremely extremely careful not to set a bad precedent with this from here on out.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I am well aware of the anal retentiveness of this community and as such have taken lots of things into consideration hah
     
  10. FlashTHD

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    <!--quoteo(post=335771:date=Jul 28 2009, 02:56 PM:name=The Taxman)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (The Taxman @ Jul 28 2009, 02:56 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=335771">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=335769:date=Jul 29 2009, 04:51 AM:name=FlashTHD)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (FlashTHD @ Jul 29 2009, 04:51 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=335769">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Tax: good work, but, after seeing all the brown-nosing assclowns in this thread spewing their load over Sega considering publishing more or less a fan app, just make sure you are extremely extremely careful not to set a bad precedent with this from here on out.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I am well aware of the anal retentiveness of this community and as such have taken lots of things into consideration hah<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    thnx you much.

    Here's one thought: Heroes displayed the life counter only when the game was paused or when necessary (1ups, dying). Maybe such an option would work here?
     
  11. TimmiT

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    I tipped Destructoid about this, and apparently they noticed: <a href="http://www.destructoid.com/impressive-sonic-cd-port-for-iphone-being-pitched-to-sega-141684.phtml" target="_blank">http://www.destructoid.com/impressive-soni...ga-141684.phtml</a>
     
  12. Sik

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    <!--quoteo(post=335778:date=Jul 28 2009, 04:08 PM:name=TimmiT)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (TimmiT @ Jul 28 2009, 04:08 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=335778">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I tipped Destructoid about this, and apparently they noticed: <a href="http://www.destructoid.com/impressive-sonic-cd-port-for-iphone-being-pitched-to-sega-141684.phtml" target="_blank">http://www.destructoid.com/impressive-soni...ga-141684.phtml</a><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd--><!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->If you're interested in the release of Sonic CD for iPhone, Whitehead is <a href="http://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?showtopic=16886" target="_blank">asking that you let Sega know</a>. Sega, if you're listening, know that this is an official request. Also, Shining Force.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->Fuck, they linked here. Start getting ready for yet another server downtime :psyduck:
     
  13. Graxer

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    <!--quoteo(post=335778:date=Jul 28 2009, 08:08 PM:name=TimmiT)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (TimmiT @ Jul 28 2009, 08:08 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=335778">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I tipped Destructoid about this, and apparently they noticed: <a href="http://www.destructoid.com/impressive-sonic-cd-port-for-iphone-being-pitched-to-sega-141684.phtml" target="_blank">http://www.destructoid.com/impressive-soni...ga-141684.phtml</a><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Wow, judging by the comments on there it seems a lot needs explained to them about what this project is!

    Even though I don't have an iPhone or iPod Touch I desperately want this to work out! If it does, maybe ports to other platforms should be considered.
     
  14. Sparks

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    This makes me want an iPhone :v:
     
  15. Clutch

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    Beautiful.

    Man, this is one of those concepts so awesome I don't feel my comments could do it justice.

    Quite the piece of work there Taxman. Looks near-indistinguishable from the PC version.
     
  16. Hitaxas

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    I am not an iPhone owner, rather a HTC 8525 with windows mobile 6. Port this game to that, and you'd be god.
     
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    If Sega actually does this, an IPod touch is going to the top of my wish list.

    Seriously. Awesome job so far, Taxman. It's virtually indistinguishable from real Sonic CD.
     
  18. CyberKitsune

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    Taxman, You just won the game.
    That has been the most FPS I've seen in an iPhone Game so far, not to mention you don't have any touch-lag as far as I can see.
    I really hope SEGA uses your program, it looks coded VERY well =)

    btw, I have a Mac and a iPod Touch 2nd Gen, so if you need any testers, let me know. =)
     
  19. The KKM

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    Someone really needs to tip Destructoid to explain this isn't an emulation, since they all seem to think that Retro Engine is a new emulator.
     
  20. Overlord

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    Nice, but would be better on a phone that doesn't involve giving Apple money. =P Considered Symbian or Android?
     
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