Sonic - Project Hero (2019 Demo out NOW!)

Project Overview

"Sonic - Project Hero" is a 3D Sonic Fan Game & custom, CLOSED SOURCE Framework, made for the Unity Game Engine and developed by me, Hero.
"Sonic - Project Hero" aims to launch Sonic, Tails & Knuckles into, simply, a fun 3 dimensional adventure through various locales, to stop Dr. Eggman's new scheme.
The game aims to introduce new and unique mechanics and mix-n'-match existing ones from the Sonic series, in order to create a fresh experience that'll hopefully be fun to go through!


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------------2019 DEMO (Oct. 4th, 2019)--------------

To celebrate and honor the 2019 edition of the Sonic Amateur Games Expo (aka SAGE), "Sonic - Project Hero" is out to the public for the first time with a short, but relatively content-heavy Demo!




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Credits

HUGE thanks to everyone who supports/supported this project! I would've never achieved what I have so far without you all!

And special thanks to:
-minty cups
-D the Hedgehog
-「 D E R K 」
-sapphicSpadassin
-(Real)Cypher123
-Goalringmod27
-AzureBurst
-Ryboflavin
-Sir Giygas
-WizGenesis
-piggehperson
-Rishy
-Burst
-Geki
-spoon Scribble
-P3DR0
-Not So Greedy
and more!

Latest reviews

Project Hero is a great example of a refined version of the Adventure formula. It all plays fantastically and I wish Sonic Team would make a game similar to this. Hopefully, we could get some actual zones for this in the future.
IzayahTheCarter
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First you download the file. Then get an app that can extract the files. After you've done that you should be set. If you need any other help, let me know.
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ferenzzyy
how do u use a ps4 controller on this game because the game bugs out and i cant control the camera properly
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Broses
when i try to open the file in unity it says invalid project path plz help
Probably the best 3d sonic physics game I've ever played! , I know it would be very risky to upload a open source project folder for bad mods, but playing bad mods in new and linear stages with these wonderul physics has just became my dream.

Congrats to Hero and every single member behind this masterpiece, hope the 30th anniversary brings us something similar.
Okay. Hero. You're great.
I thought Sonic Infinite was it. No this is definitely it Chief.

It Doesn't Even Have Shadow Yet and I'm astonished as how amazing this Demo is.

After Hours of playing this Demo On and Off. The Polish of the animations and the details you put into the game is amazing.
Knuckles floating on water. The Drill attacks. The uppercut. The Punches.
Tails' Flying, Accelerated flying. Bomb Jumps for just a bit more Height. Spin Dashing being it's own button which also functions as a re-Curl function for knuckles and tails.
Knuckles and Tails Being able to use Item Effects! So many different ways to combine abilities and items for a Tails' Bomb Jump -> Lightning Jump -> Flight.
Sonic Bounces up or Bounces forward depending on if you hold the Jump button or not after a Homing attack.
Super Sonic Looks So Clean!
I just want to say i love this Project so Much man. Everything typically contributes to gaining more speed.
Typically because Mid Air attacks have a fixed speed. If they Didn't though. Max Speed Gliding Knuckles will be the best thing ever.
I love using the massive floating ring platform to spin around it to gain max speed and launch myself off into the air (if i time it right)
Or using that little Cylinder with it's center curved to gain some insane height and fly or glide around.

The future and hope for Sonic Games has always been what the fans have done Imo, except Sonic Mania. This is no Exception.
Thanks Man.

P.S.
Is there any chance that the Mid-Air action abilities won't decrease current momentum as heavily as they do?? I know tails has that accelerated flying but knuckles doesn't.
Lightspeed Dash I always have to double tap to ensure it actually activates, even while standing still near a path or rings.
Lightning Shield with Knuckles while he is gliding doesn't jump unless you release glide first. Not sure if intentional or not but it's kind of weird.

Comments

EDITED: I've resolved my PS4 controller issues and can safely say I thoroughly enjoy this demo! The handling is spot on, it feels fast but not out of control. Each character plays different down to the little details like max speeds, jump height and such. The animations are practically flawless and put most of actual real Sonic game developers to shame (excluding fan devs).

To make this game truly over the top, in my opinion:

1) Give Knuckles and Tails more then just a glowing aura in their super forms, please ^^; I know they only distinctively change colors and such in their hyper forms but it'd be interesting to see them transform like Sonic does rather then just gain an aura and increase speed.

2) At the very least 1 sprawling level for fans and testers to run around on rather then a confined space with a few loops and badnicks spread around. Granted this does sound a bit like choosingbegging and I apologize for it. I don't demand or even ask for it, though it'd be wonderful to play with ^^

3) Shadow, 'nuff said lol

4) I honestly love how the running on water feels and works in this game, especially Knuckles' ability to float in it, I wish there was more of a natural looking formed hole in the ground floor for players to run fully speed across rather then a square pool

None the less, this demo is fantastically crafted and anyone who's even a mild sonic fan should be encouraged to give this a try!
 
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This is amazing. This is what sonic team should be striving to create. Ik that this is just a framework with no actual levels, i'm talking about the way that sonic controls, the animations, the way that he interacts with the environment., its all great. You took everything from the past 3D sonic games and created this beautiful and original take on the formula. I've been following this project from the beginning and I can tell that you actually have a passion for the sonic series. The way that tails and knuckles are implemented are amazing. It's the first time I can think of that they have been implemented in a good way. Just like the classic games, they are like sonic, but with their own gimmicks. That's exactly the way they should be. I can't express how good this is. The animations are super bouncy and fluid, the models are amazing, the traversal is great, the control is great, the speed and momentum are great. Everything is great. I can't wait until an actual level is made using your engine. This is just amazing. Thank you for this.
 
You Legend. I haven't played it yet, but I've watched the demo videos several times since the project restarted. I think I've been following since the "Somethin ive been working on" video. And now it's finally here. Sega pretends Sonic is about freedom but restricts him to an on-rail style of play. You capture the original design philosophy much better. Though I'm not in any position to make such statements, I think you know better than anyone in Sonic Team how Sonic should work in 3D. I'm glad that you're getting so far. This is what we've been waiting for - as a community. Once we show them how it's done they'll have no choice but to follow suit. It's ironic - I was planning all week to write an article about this project and suddenly this pops up on my feed. Well, if you don't mind - I've got some writing to do.
 
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For being the first demo of the project, I am so surprised! I spent nearly two hours playing with each characters because they are so fun to use! I love how Sonic moveset is mixed with the Adventures games and 06. The same with Knuckles but being able to climb walls and spin dash?! Those "simple" things are the ones I appreciate! And Tails with the bombs from Tails Adventure is quite unique. The controls feel nice either keyboard or a controller, and it is not hard to understand them.There is a lot of polish and love put in this fangame, and I hope to see the very first level. Awesome job Hero and crew!
 
has the same issues every unity sonic physics demo seems to have with a DS4, constant spinning camera with no way to resolve it
 
Seemingly unable to leave a proper review, but for the moment I do have a good few thoughts on the project; mostly some small things I want to point out, maybe help improve.

  1. I appreciate the ground stomp carrying a small percentage of forward momentum, but perhaps the end act of stomping onto the ground should restrict input, at least for a few frames to keep it balanced and also prevent accidentally slipping off a platform, since as it is you can still move slightly during the recovery.
  2. Perhaps the drop dash should be given a little more of a wind-up? Because as it is, you can repeatedly perform a short hop with 'Action 2' (Bounce, in-air) and initiating a drop dash as soon as it's activated, able to gain a lot more speed than I'd anticipated with something that seems more like a 'running start' than a way of maintaining high speed on flat terrain. Or, in a way, this could be treated as a speedrunner's trick? Still, perhaps just enough so the shortest possible hop with a press of the Jump button would be the minimum to get a successful drop dash.
  3. Personally, I don't think attack actions (Sonic's sweep kick, Tails' tail swipe, etc.) should carry full momentum while running at top speeds. Perhaps they can restrict the player to a percentage of their speed (or even better, on a per-character basis, like say Sonic's attack loses more momentum than Tails')? That is something that '06, as far as I can recall, is lacking, and could be useful for maintaining control if the idea is focusing on attacking enemies (since otherwise if you're keeping the speed going, just use the spin dash).
Honestly, these aren't so much problems moreso than it is ideas at balancing the engine. I do understand that this is a tech demo/early build, so obviously a lot of this could either be already a thing or just not considered. Take the suggestions as you will; because everything else about what you put out there is frankly amazing. I appreciate Badniks being more aggressive than passive as they've tended to be in recent games; the feeling of smooth, flowful control is something new yet satisfying to grasp and I like the emphasis on maintaining speed. Extreme Gears, though I don't personally see why they'd be included, do show promise and work very well, and are quite balanced as an alternative play mode. The additional characters feel polished and fairly balanced between each other, having distinct pros and cons to their styles that can still work in any one environment (though, as an Adventure fan, it would be neat to at least have some sort of radar functionality or vibration near the ME prop when using Knux, maybe as an option like the Extreme Gears).

That's it for today! Thanks for listening!
 
I'm absolutely loving it so far. The controls are very responsive and the character handling is very good. It feels like a combination of the best ideas from the different Sonic games. I'm just wondering if we are able to remap the debug buttons? In the controls menu, there doesn't seem to be a way of doing it. I'm asking because I currently have certain functions of my computer mapped to the buttons (volume control, etc).
 
EDITED: I've resolved my PS4 controller issues and can safely say I thoroughly enjoy this demo! The handling is spot on, it feels fast but not out of control. Each character plays different down to the little details like max speeds, jump height and such. The animations are practically flawless and put most of actual real Sonic game developers to shame (excluding fan devs).

To make this game truly over the top, in my opinion:

1) Give Knuckles and Tails more then just a glowing aura in their super forms, please ^^; I know they only distinctively change colors and such in their hyper forms but it'd be interesting to see them transform like Sonic does rather then just gain an aura and increase speed.

2) At the very least 1 sprawling level for fans and testers to run around on rather then a confined space with a few loops and badnicks spread around. Granted this does sound a bit like choosingbegging and I apologize for it. I don't demand or even ask for it, though it'd be wonderful to play with ^^

3) Shadow, 'nuff said lol

4) I honestly love how the running on water feels and works in this game, especially Knuckles' ability to float in it, I wish there was more of a natural looking formed hole in the ground floor for players to run fully speed across rather then a square pool

None the less, this demo is fantastically crafted and anyone who's even a mild sonic fan should be encouraged to give this a try!
What did you do because I'm having the same problem with mine. I use DS4
 
I can't seem to fix the button layout on my PS4 controller so if anyone could help I would really appreciate it. Also while I was trying out the gameon my keyboard I accidentally pressed the F1 button and the most amazing thing happen. I'm surprised there wasn't any mention of it
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help, I'm having trouble with PS4 control. the camera is spinning forever without me doing anything
how do i fix this?
 
EDITED: I've resolved my PS4 controller issues and can safely say I thoroughly enjoy this demo! The handling is spot on, it feels fast but not out of control. Each character plays different down to the little details like max speeds, jump height and such. The animations are practically flawless and put most of actual real Sonic game developers to shame (excluding fan devs).

To make this game truly over the top, in my opinion:

1) Give Knuckles and Tails more then just a glowing aura in their super forms, please ^^; I know they only distinctively change colors and such in their hyper forms but it'd be interesting to see them transform like Sonic does rather then just gain an aura and increase speed.

2) At the very least 1 sprawling level for fans and testers to run around on rather then a confined space with a few loops and badnicks spread around. Granted this does sound a bit like choosingbegging and I apologize for it. I don't demand or even ask for it, though it'd be wonderful to play with ^^

3) Shadow, 'nuff said lol

4) I honestly love how the running on water feels and works in this game, especially Knuckles' ability to float in it, I wish there was more of a natural looking formed hole in the ground floor for players to run fully speed across rather then a square pool

None the less, this demo is fantastically crafted and anyone who's even a mild sonic fan should be encouraged to give this a try!
The Problem is with camera spinnig? how do you fix this?
 
EDITED: I've resolved my PS4 controller issues and can safely say I thoroughly enjoy this demo! The handling is spot on, it feels fast but not out of control. Each character plays different down to the little details like max speeds, jump height and such. The animations are practically flawless and put most of actual real Sonic game developers to shame (excluding fan devs).

To make this game truly over the top, in my opinion:

1) Give Knuckles and Tails more then just a glowing aura in their super forms, please ^^; I know they only distinctively change colors and such in their hyper forms but it'd be interesting to see them transform like Sonic does rather then just gain an aura and increase speed.

2) At the very least 1 sprawling level for fans and testers to run around on rather then a confined space with a few loops and badnicks spread around. Granted this does sound a bit like choosingbegging and I apologize for it. I don't demand or even ask for it, though it'd be wonderful to play with ^^

3) Shadow, 'nuff said lol

4) I honestly love how the running on water feels and works in this game, especially Knuckles' ability to float in it, I wish there was more of a natural looking formed hole in the ground floor for players to run fully speed across rather then a square pool

None the less, this demo is fantastically crafted and anyone who's even a mild sonic fan should be encouraged to give this a try!
how'd you do it?
 

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