From Sonic Retro
<forumuser name="UtopiaUK" /> UtopiaUK is a UK-based scener, as his username implies. He joined the Sonic scene in October of 2008, and he is a member of several boards in the scene, including Sonic Retro and SSRG. He is a fairly well-known ROM hacker, and the author of the prestigious Sonic the Hedgehog: Redemption, which he created with the help of several other sceners and hopes to release in July or August of 2009.
He is now currently making a hack of Sonic 3 & Knuckles known as S3K: A New Lease of Life which will feature completely redesigned level layouts, edited boss fights and music as well as a few other little gems.
His areas of expertise in ROM hacking include art--done pixel-by-pixel--and level layouts.