From Sonic Retro
|Fast Facts on Neo
Name: Fred Bronze
In 2010, he began working with Tiddles on his up-and-coming ROM hack, Sonic 3 Complete. Originally contributing minor art fixes and original graphics for new features, he officially entered the development team as graphics artist and project consultant in 2012, along fellow Sonic Retro member That One Jig. After an unfortunate burnout and year-long hiatus, he returned in 2015, taking up the additional role of assistant programmer, as Tiddles began lacking time to work extensively on the hack. However, in 2017, Neo announced he was no longer working on the project due to creative differences, instead creating a blog called Sonic 3 Unlocked, talking about technical details and secrets within Sonic 3 & Knuckles. He has also announced he working on his own yet-to-be-titled hack of Sonic 3 & Knuckles.
As a side project, in 2013 Neo developed SA2: The New Challengers, one of the first modifications of the Steam version of Sonic Adventure 2, thanks primarily to MainMemory's efforts in decrypting and disassembling the game's executable. The amount of experience in assembly programming acquired while working on this project heavily contributed towards Neo taking up programming on Sonic 3 Complete as well.