The Blitz Sonic project is an attempt of recreating the old school Sonic the Hedgehog feeling and gameplay in a completely 3D environment. Trying to returns to the roots of what made the Sonic the Hedgehog one of the most important franchises, we aim to to produce a decent quality Sonic the Hedgehog fangame. Also, due the Open Source nature of the project, people can create their own Mods of the game, or even create a whole new using the engine as base.

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5 comments by ElGiganteDeYeso on Jun 30th, 2008

Blitz Sonic ModDB site opens

At last, I've got around and created a site for people to keep track the updates of Blitz Sonic. Some people where confused by the fact there was no site that holded any information about the project, since all the releases have been done via IRC and YouTube. But at last, I decided to create a site here at ModDB, seeing it offers a great functionality and flexibility.

  • What's Blitz Sonic?

    Blitz Sonic is, as the summary of the project says, and attempt to create a Sonic the Hedgehog fangame that recovers the feel & gameplay of the first instances of the franchise. All over the years, the franchise has been evolving into something far away from it's roots. On the transition between the side-scrolling 2D to 3D, a lot of the values of the previous games were lost.

    Sonic stopped empathizing on exploration and gimmick interactivity. SEGA decided to emphatize only on speed and linearity. The player eventually kept losing control over the character in favor of automated paths, and loosy gameplay (pit falls of death ahoy).

  • Project premises

    Our premise is to take back the key elements of the previous instances: Exploration, interaction and complete control over the character. Of course, this isn't easy, but we have made a step forward with the release of the first engine test. We succeeded to have similar physics and mechanism to those found in the old Megadrive games, but with the addition of the new spatial dimension.

  • The Engine

    The engine, even thought the project summary says it's "Custom built", it's based on Blitz 3D, a somewhat old DX7 engine, wich provides a very good interface for RAD. Even though it's oldness is a weakness (may be slow on modern cards, doesn't have shaders nor most of the current gen effects), the fact it's based upon DirectX7 allows it to be compatible with the bast majority of cards existing today.

    It's easy of useness allows the project to progress faster in terms of programming, and there are a lot of tools that can backup the development of games with it.

  • Open Source project

    The project source code is also available through a modified ZLib license, wich allows everyone to use and modify the engine, as long as the following terms are agreed:

    License wrote:This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
    warranty.  In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages
    arising from the use of this software.
     
    Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose
    (except for commercial applications) and to alter it and redistribute
    it freely subject to the following restrictions:

    1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not
       claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software
       in a product, an acknowledgment in the product itself as a splash
       screen is required.
    2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be
       misrepresented as being the original software.
    3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.

    All characters and materials in relation to the Sonic the Hedgehog game series
    are copyrights/trademarks of SEGA of Japan (SEGA Co., LTD). This product
    has been developed without permission of SEGA, therefore it's prohibited
    to sell/make profit of it.


    With this, users are permitted to create custom contents (or Mods) that will prolongate the life of the project. It also grants permission for use this into other projects, providing a solid base for them, and focus primarily on content creation.

  • Want to participate?

    Right now, the project needs model animators and level designer/modellers. If the project catched your interest and you have the skills to help us, please contact with us through PM or the forums.

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supersonicbros369
supersonicbros369 Jul 15 2011, 1:52am says:

RELEASE THE MODEL AT LEAST SO MABYE OTHERS CAN START WHERE YOU LEFT OFF

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supersonic9
supersonic9 Mar 19 2011, 2:16pm says:

wheres the download link

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coola
coola May 2 2010, 9:08am says:

you can download it from youtube type in blitzsonic v21 and there you go

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Azukara
Azukara Feb 20 2010, 1:54pm says:

Everybody, there is another project called Project FreeRunner, that is basically a near-official (basically Damizean-approved) continuation of this project. See this link for more details:

Forums.sonicretro.org

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sonicthehedgehog29
sonicthehedgehog29 Jan 20 2010, 8:07pm says:

hey guys
i have made some awesome progress at mastering the art of animations
if you need a man to animate im the guy you are looking for
if you want to see my progress
go on youtube and search "sonicthehedgehog29"
my latest video features an animation i have made with falco's starfox assault model with realism and details
if you are looking for a specific style just tell me and i can probably do it

if you are interessted in haveing me in your team just send an email message to

sth29@live.ca

^_^ hope i can be of some help to you guys

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lolface
lolface Dec 30 2009, 4:34pm says:

can anyone give a link please?

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gattanking
gattanking Nov 27 2009, 9:00pm says:

This is crazy! I Cant Wait... Where do i f****n get it

+1 vote     reply to comment
jakdax
jakdax Nov 27 2009, 4:25pm says:

where can i dowload sonic game?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Shadowthehedgehog
Shadowthehedgehog Oct 14 2009, 5:13pm says:

Can some one help me where can you download this game

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