Sonic Overture Thread [Sunrise Gate Zone Demo Available]

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  1. Jassbec

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    Sonic Overture, Zeondrive
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    -August 7th SAGE 2014 Act 2 Demo Download-
    Mirror Download

    Sonic Overture is a fan made prequel to the original Sonic the Hedgehog, created to tell the story of Sonic's adventures on Christmas Island.
    Sonic Overture takes place on Christmas Island, Sonic's birthplace. Dr. Eggman is mining the island for the precious substance known as phossil to power his machines as he investigates the mysterious South Island and the Special Zone. Sonic sets out to foil Eggman's plans. Meanwhile, a stranger from Christmas Island is following Sonic...

    This game plays on much of the scrapped prototype material of Sonic the Hedgehog, such as canned designs and unused level imagery.
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    Levels:


    Sunrise Gate Zone:
    Sunrise Gate takes place at sunrise. At the very edge of Christmas Island, right against the ocean, Sunrise Gate acts as the gateway to Christmas Island. Act 1 and 2 are a tropical plains area, similar to Green Hill Zone. Act 3 is a metallic rendition of the scenery, similar to Mecha Green Hill Zone.

    Act 1 takes place near the edge of the island, and is based on the magazine prototype of Green Hill. Act 2 is inland and resembles early concept art for Green Hill. Act 3 is based on the early concept art featuring more Mayan themes with a chrome environment and set pieces. This area also emphasizes the “gate” part of Sunrise Gate.

    Badniks:

    Motobugged:
    - “Eggman's prototype of the motobug. The computer still has a bug. What is the bug? We may never know!”
    Splats:
    - “This rabbit-like badnik hops around trying to hit Sonic. Not much of a threat!”
    Listerion:
    - “A sneaky gecko badnik who fires peas at Sonic from the treetops. Dodge those peas and take them out with a skillful jump!”
    Sulabop:
    - “Watch above for this badnik, who flies overhead and tries to dive bomb Sonic. Smash it with a spin attack when it's close!”

    Granite Zone:

    Granite Zone is located deeper within the island, featuring the ruins of temples in an overgrown jungle alongside a volcano. Wrought iron craftsmanship and ancient trees weave through the scenery, as lava from the volcano overflows into the ruins, making them difficult to traverse. Mysterious flying objects can be seen far away hovering in the sky.

    Badniks:

    Frava:
    - "Watch out for Frava! He can make trouble for you if you're not cautious when jumping over lava pits!"

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    Other Stuff:


    Team Credits:
    Jass
    - Project Co-Lead - Level Designer - Team Manager - Promotion and PR
    Mr Lange
    - Project Co-Lead - Everything - Music Director


    TruePowerOfTeamwork
    -Lead Programmer
    PicsAndPixels
    - Digital Artist - Traditional Artist - Lead Artist - Animator
    Sly4Good
    Lead Level Designer - Sketcher - Digital Artist - Traditional Artist
    Faseeh
    - Level Designer
    Sean Evans [Lone]
    - Musician

    Guest Musicians

    Can of Nothing
    Toni Leys
    TheSymphonicGames
     
  2. Sparks

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    I'm really digging the art direction the game is taking! Hoping to see something in motion soon.
     
  3. Mercury

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    Wow, everything about this is looking beautiful so far. That title logo art is especially nice!
     
  4. winterhell

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    Looks cool. Can you show a screenshot with a slope or a loop?
     
  5. Mr Lange

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    I do believe we can. The ground tiles are rather uniform in a lot of places, we're working on variations.

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  6. Andrew75

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    What's the model going to be used for ?
     
  7. Mr Lange

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    Hmm I'd rather keep that a surprise.
     
  8. Jassbec

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    Here's a little update showing the new waterfall.

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  9. Aerosol

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    That's a pretty waterfall.
     
  10. MarkeyJester

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    Holy cow, that's an excellent waterfall! It flows very well, and I'm also enjoying the level art, it all looks solid and professional!
     
  11. Willie

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    Judging from the screenshots and that animated GIF, this game is looking really promising so far. That waterfall looks great.
     
  12. Jassbec

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    Thank you everyone!
     
  13. Lambda

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    This looks really neat, and that waterfall is SUPER sexy.

    Just curious, what engine is this running on?
     
  14. Jassbec

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    It's running on Sonic Worlds Delta 1.4.3 (After Party Special Release)

    So pretty much the most recent version.
     
  15. Jassbec

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    (sorry for the double post, wanted to bump this up a little)

    We've been working more on the game, here's a new improved palmtree, new bushes and bell flowers.

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  16. Aerosol

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    It looks pretty but god it burns my eyes. Can you decorate the grass some to mute some of that saturation?
     
  17. Jassbec

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    I was actually noticing that as I was posting the screenshot, I'll see what we can do about it.
     
  18. Jassbec

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    We're releasing the track for Sunrise Gate Act 1 in anticipation of SAGE.

    Here's the track

    Stay tuned, more tracks to be released in the following days.

    Track made by Mr Lange.
     
  19. Jassbec

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    Our first demo is finally out, go check it out. We hope you enjoy it!

    SAGE 2014 Booth
     
  20. Mr Lange

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    You can use keys 1 through 4 to switch resolutions from 1x to 4x respectively, and R key restarts an act.

    Planned:
    Screen size in options menu.
    Act select unlocked after demo is finished.

    The game is remarkably solid and bug free from our experience. Please report anything you find though.
    Only known significant bug is Sonic coming to a dead stop in the spiral tunnels, and getting stuck in the entrance of one if you enter it slowly and awkwardly.