don't click here

Sonic Overture Thread [Sunrise Gate Zone Demo Available]

Discussion in 'Fangaming Discussion' started by Jassbec, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Ryuki

    Ryuki

    Member
    96
    0
    6
    Just to echo on the brief comment I've left on your SAGE page, this game made my day.
    I had a huge grin on my face throughout the whole demo.

    Massive props to your team.

    *Now I should really pick up the missus* :v:/>
     
  2. Machenstein

    Machenstein

    Member
    830
    0
    0
    While there might never be a worthy Sonic 4 (unless you count Sonic Advance) this is definitely a worthy Sonic 0. Great job!
     
  3. Mr Lange

    Mr Lange

    A wise guy eh. I know how to DEAL with wise guys. Member
    1,286
    11
    18
    The Land of Waldos
    Sonic Utopia, Sonic Overture
    The music for Sunrise Gate Zone Act 2 is now up.
    https://soundcloud.com/mr-lange/sunrise-gate-zone-act-2
     
  4. Mr Lange

    Mr Lange

    A wise guy eh. I know how to DEAL with wise guys. Member
    1,286
    11
    18
    The Land of Waldos
    Sonic Utopia, Sonic Overture
    The music for Sunrise Gate Act 3 is out.
    https://soundcloud.com/mr-lange/sunrise-gate-zone-act-3
     
  5. Dr. Mustache

    Dr. Mustache

    Likes Sloths Member
    I love this! It's all so vibrant, and the inclusion of the Concept Rabbit design made me chuckle :)
     
  6. LordOfSquad

    LordOfSquad

    bobs over baghdad Member
    5,173
    225
    43
    Winnipeg, MB
    making cool music no one gives a shit about
    Oh my goodness, how did I miss this. It's gorgeous! I've always wanted to see a Sonic prequel game riffing on all that discarded backstory and prototype stuff, this is like a dream come true.
     
  7. Tanks

    Tanks

    Member
    1,048
    108
    43
    If there's anything that actually caught my eye for once at Sage Expo, it was this. I've got Sonic Overture downloaded and I'm on the edge of my seat waiting to play it (I'm sort of busy at the moment), but I'm sure the whole package it will blow me away as much as the visuals and music have so far. Good job on that front and keep it up. I really look forward to continued updates to this game.
     
  8. Jassbec

    Jassbec

    Lost Prototype Member
    31
    1
    0
    Sonic Overture, Zeondrive
    The demo has been updated.

    Overture Update

    Changes:

    Save file now remembers your options.
    Window size option added.
    Act select unlocks upon clearing the demo.
    The boss now has an introductory cutscene.
    Various graphical tweaks and enhancements.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. BlazeHedgehog

    BlazeHedgehog

    A "Community Enigma"? Oldbie
    1,467
    11
    18
    This is one of at least two fangames I've played at SAGE that asks to set up controller options when you first boot it up and then when you get to the main menu you have to use a keyboard :v:
     
  10. winterhell

    winterhell

    Member
    1,165
    7
    18
    It was fun. Maybe you overused the spiral a bit, it occurs at least 5 times in the zone.

    Fullscreen does not work for me, could you make an option for 5x or 6x window size?
     
  11. Jassbec

    Jassbec

    Lost Prototype Member
    31
    1
    0
    Sonic Overture, Zeondrive
    We have yet to add complete controller support, in the meanwhile, why not use something like JoyToKey?
     
  12. BlazeHedgehog

    BlazeHedgehog

    A "Community Enigma"? Oldbie
    1,467
    11
    18
    Well it's not THAT big of a deal, just a little weird.
     
  13. Laura

    Laura

    Brightened Eyes Member
    I agree that the spiral was way overused. Sure, it was really cool, but after the fifth time I just sat there thinking 'wow, the guy who made this must have been really chuffed and wants to keep showing it off'.

    Otherwise, this was flawless. By far one of the best Sonic fangames I've ever played.

    What got me the most was the music in Act 1, absolutely incredible. That's damn good music full stop, real game or fan game. I would say that the robotic voice in the music for Act 2 or Act 3 was a bit over the top. (Was it GLaDOS?).

    Phenomenal game though, I hope you can finish this.
     
  14. InfinityInfinity

    InfinityInfinity

    The Key spamming Pac-Man main Member
    19
    0
    0
    OOP NORTH!
    Sonic Zodiac
    This is generally so people can set up the game how they feel comfortable. However, we've not really talked about external controller support for Overture yet as we're focusing more on the game itself right now.

    5x?! Dude, what the hell is your resolution? 3x practically fills my 768px height. :O

    Seems to be mixed opinions on the gimmick useage right now; it's a little like marmite, y'know? :P
    Also, I thought GLaDOS/Portal 2 music but a closer comparison to me would actually be the turret bots.
     
  15. Mr Lange

    Mr Lange

    A wise guy eh. I know how to DEAL with wise guys. Member
    1,286
    11
    18
    The Land of Waldos
    Sonic Utopia, Sonic Overture
    There's six total spiral tunnels in Sunrise Gate, and there's six total S tunnels in Green Hill. The reason the spiral tunnels seem overused is because they're always on the main path and you're stuck in them longer than the S tunnels. In Green Hill, some of the S tunnels were above and below each other on different paths, which distributed them better. The level design for Sunrise Gate is not in stone so we may make such changes. This isn't the only time we've received this criticism.

    Nope, that's my voice.

    Thanks for the review, glad you've enjoyed the game so far.
     
  16. Laura

    Laura

    Brightened Eyes Member
    The thing about the spiral tunnels is that they are really cool but they are copied and pasted. And yes, I'm no game designer and it probably doesn't work that simply, but that's how it feels. I get you are emulating the spirit of Sonic 1's S Tunnels, but the spiral tunnels are much more elaborate and it's more obvious that they are repeated since you are in them longer and they are more uniform.

    It's a really brilliant game though, you should be proud.

    I could also have a higher resolution option :v:/

    That's what you do, buy super computers and play Sonic games :v:
     
  17. winterhell

    winterhell

    Member
    1,165
    7
    18
    I've been using a 2560x1440 display at 120Hz for 2 years now. As soon as the 2160p ones can go 96Hz or higher I'm gonna upgrade. It helps tremendously with my programming.

    As for the scale, if 1x is 240p then it'd actually need to be 6x, and even more if 1x is 224p. Though 5x is close enough, especially windowed.
     
  18. InfinityInfinity

    InfinityInfinity

    The Key spamming Pac-Man main Member
    19
    0
    0
    OOP NORTH!
    Sonic Zodiac
    Mother of god dude this stuff must cost you a fortune...
     
  19. Chimera

    Chimera

    I'm not a furry. Tech Member
    1,272
    17
    18
    Castlevania prettyness
    Really, really cool fangame. Friend of mine was streaming it a few days ago and I can't see how I missed it. it's full of heart and charming as hell, and I can't wait to see what else you guys come up with for this game! Will we be seeing more of the prototype concepts come in? The weird blue/pink gremlin sort of monster that was in the long since lost beta? Walking glove and exclamation point? White horrorterror in the background? I can't wait to see what you all have in store!
     
  20. Mr Lange

    Mr Lange

    A wise guy eh. I know how to DEAL with wise guys. Member
    1,286
    11
    18
    The Land of Waldos
    Sonic Utopia, Sonic Overture
    Yes, you'll be seeing scrapped and prototype material all throughout the game. We've found a home for many things and the game is well planned, and there's going to be many wondrous surprises.