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Fan Game Sonic Explorers

Discussion in 'Creation Labs' started by Adam Kareem, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Adam Kareem

    Adam Kareem E Rank Member

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    Introducing Sonic Explorers (a fan game) BETA Release!




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    I've been lurking around here for a while and got inspired by Sonic Utopia and Sonic 2 HD to create a high quality fan game myself.

    The idea with this project is to give Sonic the one thing he's been missing since going 3D - excellent controls at high speeds! The thinking is because Sonic is fast he should control like something that's, well, fast (i.e. a mario kart or motorbike). BUT without making a clunky platformer at low speeds. I think I've been able to get it right!

    The other challenge with Sonic game design is that since he moves so fast, you have to make enormous levels that players just whizz by. This can be pretty challenging as a developer, so I instead opted to make each Act like a "course" in Mario Kart. This way, levels don't have to be huge for the player to spend a lot of time playing in it.

    The last bit is, its still a platformer! To demonstrate this, I've hidden 5 red rings throughout the level (sorta Mario Odyssey Power Moon style). See if you can find them!

    Built with Unreal Engine 4 Blueprints.


    SHOUTS OUT to my teachers
    Mathew Wadstein (the BEST UE4 youtube tutorials around):
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOVfF7PfLbRdVEm0hONTrNQ

    Virtus Learning Hub:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz-eYJAUgSE-mqzKtit7m9g

    HeartBeast Game Dev (on Udemy)

    A BIG THANKS to the openly available assets!
    Epic Games (engine & level assets) Sonic Unreal Worlds (for Sonic model and animations) : https://forums.unrealengine.com/com...ic-unreal-worlds-open-source-ue4-sonic-engine

    Follow the Project!
    Twitter: @SonicExplorer
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1XcA85p56kAKB7DEb_8oGw
    SFGHQ Booth: https://www.sonicfangameshq.com/forums/showcase/sonic-explorers-beta-release.145/
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2018
  2. Super Dirpy Fox

    Super Dirpy Fox Just a random game creator...

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    Cool! Looks really good!
     
  3. Adam Kareem

    Adam Kareem E Rank Member

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    Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy playing it and please share your feedback. I'd like to continue improving it :)
     
  4. RetroRespecter

    RetroRespecter E Rank Member

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    I can see some missing animations. For example: Sonic's spring jumping animations.
     
  5. Prancer

    Prancer Going Nowhere

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    This game looks BEAUTIFUL, graphics wise. It's also nice to see a 3D Sonic fan game for a change.
     
  6. Adam Kareem

    Adam Kareem E Rank Member

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    Thanks so much Prancer! Let me know if you enjoy playing it too. I'm all ears for ways to improve it :)
     
  7. Adam Kareem

    Adam Kareem E Rank Member

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    Thanks for catching that! I just fixed it :)
     
  8. Adam Kareem

    Adam Kareem E Rank Member

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    Would love to hear feedback from everyone who's played the demo so far.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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