vladikcomper added a topic in Sonic Fan WorksSonic Winter Adventures
THE FIRST PUBLIC RELEASE
The day has finally come: the day I am finally releasing a full-fledged, full on hack that I have been working on for quite a long time. I can't believe it's finally happening! What an exciting moment for myself!
I must say, a lot, and I mean a lot of work is still needed until I feel this hack is complete. To my regret, SWA still doesn't boast a wide variety of levels, so don't expect too much from the hack. In any case, I was able to make this release as a playable and enjoyable as possible, so I'm extremely happy about this release.
The release trailer. Totally necessary to watch. I can't describe how thankful am I to mr. MB for creating this amazing sight!
So, what's new about this hack?
Blast Processing. Who says Sega can't do what Super Nintendo does?
Russian and English languages. Sonic Winter Adventures also has two language settings, English and Russian. The two languages are represented in one menu. You can change the language in the Options menu.
High-speed gameplay! Like the best features of its predecessor, Sonic Quick Winter Adventures, SWA brings new tricks to the table that add even more speed and drive to the game play. Some of the moves include the Homing Attack, Jump Dash, Super Peel Out, and of course, the good old Spin Dash.
New bosses. Making bosses is usually a very complex process that requires a lot of effort. Not to mention, it can be difficult sometimes to come up with the idea of a good boss, but as you can see from my past projects, I have a special fondness for bosses! Therefore, one of the key elements of Sonic Winter Adventures is the bosses. In this hack, I paid particular attention to the development of bosses, which means lots of time and effort had been poured in.
Unlockables. Even after you finished all the levels, the game is far from over! As you go, you will open some previously hidden features and modes, so be on the lookout.
Of course, Sonic Winter Adventures would not be possible without the help and support of many wonderful people!
Jet - a great musician and a good friend. He has made many invaluable contributions to the project. He not only created the music for the hack in zingy quality, made technically sophisticated ports, but also gave valuable tips and expressed interesting ideas. Not to mention the fact that he strongly encouraged me to develop. It is unlikely that this project would have been further developed without his support.
S_T_D - another first-class musician who has recently expressed a desire to make some music ports for hacking. The quality of his work took my fancy, I took his songs, no questions asked.
Deoxys Kyogre - offered some amazing ideas for the act of the first zone, which gave me a second wind in the improvement of the levels. He created a few chunks, but they later helped me realize a lot of interesting solutions and new ways in the first zone.
PsychoRFG - has an incredible ability to push every button combination that will cause the game to behave in unexpected ways. Also has X-ray vision and can see the bug, even if it occurs in one case in a million.
SonicVaan - another beta tester, who, like PsychoRFG, revealed a lot of bugs and flaws. Thanks to him the game was fixed many small and medium-sized bugs and flaws in the placement of objects in the levels.
MarkeyJester - special thanks for the testing of some components of the hack on real hardware.
MainMemory - advised me on the English localization.
Sienduk - tested one of the pre-final prototypes the on March 30th on real hardware. Watching his passing has helped me to bring out the many weaknesses in the structure of the levels and some shortcomings.
mr. MB - provided the flash cartridge, making and testing took place Sonic Winter Adventures in Tula on March 30 ;) He also created a stunning Launch Trailer for the hack, for which I am eternally grateful to him.
Also express my gratitude to the Sonic Retro Tech Members and Sonic SCANF!
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vladikcomper added a topic in Artist's CanvasGeneral Art ThreadI think there are people who like to draw stuff and probably will have something to show. So, here is the special place to share any of your Sonic-related drawings.
See something familiar? Yes, I'm only a bit good in copying things with some self-additions. Drawing isn't really my cup of tea unfortunately.
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vladikcomper added a topic in Sonic Fan WorksGeneral Screenshot/Video ThreadThis is a thread to share screenshots or videos of your Sonic-related projects. If you're currently working on a hack or fan-game, but don't want to create a separate topic for it, show your stuff here.
It's a good chance to get some feedback or criticism for future inspirations and improvements.
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