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SAGE 2018! Dates and Info!

Discussion in 'Fangaming Discussion' started by Neo Hazard, Feb 7, 2018.

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    Fresh off the RAGE 2018 livestream is the actually early for once announcement dates for Sonic Amateur Games Expo 2018! This year, we're finally bringing SAGE back where it belongs: the tail end of summer! Keep an eye on SAGExpo Twitter for updates regarding the expo leading up, and if you plan on submitting, or streaming, and need a refresher, hit the jump for the SAGE rules below!

    Submission Guidelines

    • Game entries must be submitted to [email protected].
    • Each game entry must have a title/logo to display for it's respective game, PNG format, at least 500 x 500.
    • All game entries must be submitted by August 18th. If your game will not be finished before that time, it will not be featured in the event.
    • ROM Hacks are allowed, given they significantly change something about the games they are based on.
    • To make things easier on both the staff and those submitting to the show, we ask that you use Sonic Fan Games HQ's showcase to enter your submission. We've got a whole nifty guide from last year on how to do so!
    • If you have multiple game projects to submit, please follow the submission guidelines for each project.
    • Engines are welcome but must follow the same guidelines as stated above.
    • PLEASE NOTE: Mania assets are allowed at SAGE 2018. However, what isn't allowed is direct copying of its levels. Remixing anything you use from it, color changes, etc. is encouraged to be remixed in some fashion but entry will not be denied so long as the LEVEL looks visually distinctive.
    Streaming Guidelines

    • To reserve your time for streaming, please send an e-mail to [email protected]
    • You MUST have prior streaming experience. If you cannot present a stable stream, you will be taken off-air, and your time slot will be turned into free time.
    • Each stream entry must have the following:
      • The name of your stream.
      • The time at which you would like to broadcast your stream.
      • What content your stream will involve.
      • A link to your current stream page.
    • Stream times are first come, first served and decided by SAGE staff. Should the slot you request conflict with a pre-established stream, we will contact you to work out the best possible alternative time.
    • Free-time streams and unscheduled streams are at the discretion of the SAGE staff.
    • We will do our best to work with and around everyone's schedules. Keep in mind we will have plans in the beginning and end of SAGE, but the rest of the slots will go quick. Make sure to get your submission in as soon as possible!
  2. itsstillthinking


    Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 Dreamcast Website, Sega Saturn Netlink Voip
    Bet the SA1/2 Dreamcast sites don't count ;) haha just kidding. Hope everything goes well this year and hope some amazing submissions come out!
  3. Deaddit


    Unnamed Sonic Game
    More than ready for this year's SAGE. A bit odd to do it so close to last year's, but I suppose I'm not complaining. I can't wait to see what projects the community's been working on.
  4. Andrew75


    Technical Artist Member
    Project AXSX(Sonic Xtreme) + Misc Projects
    I'd really like to get a playable build of AXSX out for SAGE this year. I've Been saying that since SAGE 2013.....
    : (

    We did have a build for 2011 and 2012 lol
  5. ShiroRin


    Various Unity Projects
    I'm not ready for my own creation to hit sage this year, but I'm really excited to see what comes out of Sage 2018!
  6. Just a reminder: the deadline for trailer submissions is July 28th, this coming Saturday! If you'd like your game to be shown off in this year's trailer, please submit a 10 second clip of your game to the SAGE email. We recommend your clip being .mp4 format, 1920 x 1080, 60 frames per second to ensure it looks as good as possible within the trailer.
  7. The deadline for trailer submissions is TOMORROW. If you haven't already, get that footage in!
  9. SpaceyBat


    United States
    Freedom Planet 2
    Lots of interesting games featured this year, as well as some familiar ones that have been improved. Looking forward to checking them out!

    Is this the first SAGE that has featured Mario fangames? The fact that Nintendo enforces their IP far more actively and strictly than Sega worries me somewhat, but hopefully there won't be any problems.
  10. Historically, there's been some sort of Mario game nearly every SAGE that's ever been hosted! Flashback is back for the third year in a row, so I don't expect any issues with it, Super Clash Bros is new but I don't see it being an issue either (though it does use actual sprites instead of custom everything like Flashback.)
  11. SpaceyBat


    United States
    Freedom Planet 2
    Nice! Yeah, I think it helps when custom assets are used, and it doesn't seem like Nintendo has another 2D Mario game in the pipeline so it should be okay. (I'm partially convinced they went after AM2R because it would have directly competed with Samus Returns.)
  12. Hez


    Very nice to see a lot more 3d entries this year.
  13. Xiao Hayes

    Xiao Hayes

    Classic Eggman art Member
    Sure there's a lot of non-Sonic games featured. And yeah, a lot of 3D too.
  14. MediaMaker


    Pretty good showcase this year.
  15. Just a reminder: The deadline for submission is this Saturday, at 11:59 PM CDT! Don't forget to the review the guidelines in the initial post before submitting!
  16. Sofox


    Could you edit with the exact time of the deadline? Right now it just says that it's the 18th.

    Thank you!
  17. Less than 24 hours to get your projects in for SAGE 2018! Remember, the deadline is tonight, 11:59 PM Central Daylight Time!
  18. jubbalub


    #1 Sonic Superstars defender Member
    Normally I'm not interested in SAGE, but this year seems different, all the entries seem pretty intriguing (lots of 3D entries especially). Looking forward to it!