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is a fan Sonic the Hedgehog
stage creation program for Windows PCs
. Developed by Sonic scene
member Lapper in 2009
, it is one of the first Sonic
stage creation programs produced entirely by a fan. Designed to be user-friendly with a "point and click" interface for placing common objects such as rings and item boxes, it allows users to easily create and test stages on the fly.
||The idea for a fangame Sonic stage editor took initial form, at least for me, with the creation of 'Sonic Maker' in 2009. It was inspired by the PlaySega Sonic level creator. I was, unfortunately, unable to give Sonic Level Creator a try, so I gathered what little I knew of programming at the time and took it into my own hands. 'Sonic Maker' included a rudimentary stage editor created in Visual Basic, and used an old GM8 Sonic framework separate from the editor to play stages.
The in-development fan level creator Sonic Studio (produced by the same developer) serves as Sonic Maker's spiritual successor.
Sonic Maker's editor is coded in Visual Basic, while it uses Game Maker 8 to play created stages.