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Discussion in 'News And Announcements' started by Neo Hazard, Feb 7, 2018.

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  1. Neo Hazard

    Neo Hazard E Rank Member

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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, check out the SAGE rules below!
    Submission Guidelines
    • Game entries must be submitted to
    • 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
    • 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. Neo Hazard

    Neo Hazard E Rank Member

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    It’s been a little while since we’ve talked about the 2018 Sonic Amateur Games Expo. Look, I know you read the title, so let’s go ahead and get it out of the way:

    SAGE 2018 is DELAYED to August 25th through September 1st.

    We want to bring you the best show possible, and unfortunately, that means pushing the date back just a bit to ensure that’s possible. On the bright side, this does extend the deadline for submissions. We will now be accepting submissions to SAGE up until August 18th. Now with the worst out of the way, let’s talk about the show itself and how you can join us this year!

    Per usual, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about how to submit your game to SAGE and what needs to be done. Fortunately for you, we’ve got a handy guide from last year’s SAGE on how to submit your game to the SFGHQ Showcase. From there, we just need an email with a 500 x 500 title/logo png image for your game, as stated in the guidelines above. Remember: do not send us your game to the SAGE email directly! We will not make your booth for you! If you need a refresher, make sure to review the SAGE guidelines!

    As we have for the last couple years, we’ll be putting together a trailer for SAGE 2018! 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. The deadline for trailer submissions is July 28th.

    Our schedule is wide open for streaming! And even better, if you’ve got someone you’d like to suggest streaming during SAGE week, feel free to have them get in touch with us on our Twitter. Speaking of which, you can mark your calendars now: our kickoff stream for SAGE 2018 will be hosted on the SAGExpo YouTube on Friday, August 24th, starting at 6:00PM CDT! Our goal is try to play through (or at least sample!) everything this year, leading to the midnight launch of the SAGE site!

    That’s all for now! If you’ve got questions about the show, make sure to reach out to us on Twitter or through our email, and we’ll see you August 25th!
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