Fan games

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 HD, a highly anticipated Sonic Retro community project.

Though such productions as the fanmade Sonic Attack for the Amiga preceded it, it is generally considered that the first full Sonic Fan Game ever produced was Sonic Boom. Featuring a very basic concept set in the Saturday morning universe, the game would inspire a slew of other simple fan games including Tails and the Quest of 100 Rings and the original Sonic Robo Blast. Experimenting with other game creation software including The Games Factory and eventually Multimedia Fusion, soon the desire to create a game that was much closer to how the classic platformers on the Mega Drive behaved, with such games as Sonic the Hedgehog: Time Attacked by Jamie Baily trying to reach this goal. The sequel to SRB, Sonic Robo Blast 2, would take a different approach, utilizing the DOOM engine and creating one of the first 3D Sonic fan game, a process which would span over a decade on its own.

Over the years, a number of Sonic fans have taken it upon themselves to create their own game engines, in the effort to build a Sonic fan game that not only resembles the classics physically, but is able to properly emulate the physics that made the classic games what they are today. The most widely used of these engines currently is the Multimedia Fusion-based Sonic Worlds engine, which began as a community effort by Sonic Fan Games HQ. Other engines, both open and closed to the public, have also been created, such as Engine02 and the Retro Engine. With such completed games as Sonic the Hedgehog Classic and highly anticipated future releases of games like Sonic Fan Remix and Retro Sonic Nexus, never before has there been such an amount of high quality fan game productions related to Sonic the Hedgehog.

It must be noted that each and every fan game is done as a non-profit engagement, put together because of each creator's love for the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. Expressed in the best way they could think of, no intention to infringe upon copyright is attempted.


This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total.