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Andrew, did you chose something (for now) for the title screen or you don't know yet what title screen concept use? Just for asking smile

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Thanks, Andrew cool

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the0nlykyd wrote:

Some very simple concepts.

I think the title screen should have a simple background like Jade Gully's. I think the title itself should be distorted since fisheye was one of the main gimmicks they were advertising for the game.

Menu screens should be like what I posted. Another simple background with just a small color scheme and the available options. Use a spindashing Sonic as the cursor, and maybe have him spindash across the selected option, taking to the appropriate sub-menu.

This also shows my idea on fitting in "AXSX" without it being in the title. Every time the game is loaded, it will be the first thing people see.

The second one. When sonic is spin dashing it reminds me of the Megaman X Start screen. Where X is next to the highlited options. Then when you press A X shoots his X buster and the thing you chose starts.

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Yeah it reminded me of that, too. I'm pretty sure I saw it in the X-Treme concept sketches, though.

Also, in the title screen, I couldn't efficiently replicate the fisheye distortion of the game logo. Since Fisheye was a big deal for the game, it should show on the title screen.

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Almost done with my sketch.

http://imageshack.us/a/img404/4484/h2q.gif

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Hi there!
If I were to design a Sonic Xtreme title screen, I'd personally keep it simple, taking inspiration from the Sonic games of the same era (96-97).

Sonic 3D
http://i.imgur.com/VT6tbOZ.png

Sonic R
http://i.imgur.com/3qApnc1.png

Sonic Jam
http://i.imgur.com/cZMv4FP.png

I personally wouldn't put 3D fisheye real-time graphics on the background, just a 640x480 static screen with the logo, a CG Sonic, a CG background and a flashing "Press Start Button". Maybe adding some little 3D effects like the letters of Sonic R title screen, but not too much. Some subtle movements like Sonic waving his finger are welcome, but I'd keep it static for the most part to make it similar to the Saturn games. And Space Queens playing on the background is a must, of course, lol.

I like the0nlykyd's ideas about the SEGA disclaimer and not putting AXSX on the title itself but as a different screen just before.

I also like Gabrimax98's concepts, the way he put the Xtreme logo inside the Sonic 1 ribbon.

So I quickly put together more or less what I'd like to see, taking some inspirations of what I liked.
http://i.imgur.com/yBeh6lv.png

The0nlykyd mentioned using Jade Gully's background, a idea that I liked, but I couldn't see his attached pictures because it says I don't have permissions to download them, my apologies if I made something similar.

About the image, yeah, the "Sega Enterprises" thingy should be changed, just copied the way Sonic R did it lol.

Also, I'd change the Sonic 1 ribbon to something more 3D, kinda like Sonic Jam or Sonic Generations title screen, I used the sprite version because it was easier to extract it.



Something I'd also like to see is that the different logos of Xtreme also made appearance in some way or another. The logo I used is pretty much the first logo that comes to mind when thinking about Xtreme (at least to me), because it also appeared on the boxart (modified slighty with some perspective effects), but it would be nice if the other logos also had a chance.

I can imagine this whole animation (from SXC) used as the beggining of the credits of the game or something (without the "Start" and "Options", of course). Then it disappears and the credits start rolling from the bottom of the screen.
http://i.imgur.com/F0NWcfQ.gif

Or this one (from beta 718) used on the options screen or something.
http://i.imgur.com/4VLQkWo.png

What do you think?

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DaGuAr wrote:

Hi there!
I can imagine this whole animation (from SXC) used as the beginning of the credits of the game or something (without the "Start" and "Options", of course). Then it disappears and the credits start rolling from the bottom of the screen.
http://i.imgur.com/F0NWcfQ.gif

Or this one (from beta 718) used on the options screen or something.
http://i.imgur.com/4VLQkWo.png

What do you think?

I was thinking of incorporating that someway but it really doesn't fit in well with the Sonic logos from other games. The one from the 718 demo I though could possibly be a loading screen or something...?

I think that the background should be an actual animated Jade Gully if we went that route as Sonic 1 & Sonic 2 did as much and it makes it more X-citing (yes, totally on purpose tongue)

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@DaGuAr yeah mine does look somewhat similar, but I used the Sonic 1 frame and sprite for the logo instead of Sonic 3D, and I added a psuedo fisheye distortion to it. Also, mine wasn't as refined. I used a lower resolution background and overall yours just looks like it had more time put into it.

As far as utilizing the fisheye animation from SXC, it would actually be easy. Black screen into the animation, when it flashes, Sonic and the winged ring he's in appears behind the title. It would actually be the best way (in my opinion) to set up the game intro into the title screen.

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DaGuAr wrote:

Hi there!
If I were to design a Sonic Xtreme title screen, I'd personally keep it simple, taking inspiration from the Sonic games of the same era (96-97).
Sonic 3D
Sonic R
Sonic Jam

I personally wouldn't put 3D fisheye real-time graphics on the background, just a 640x480 static screen with the logo, a CG Sonic, a CG background and a flashing "Press Start Button". Maybe adding some little 3D effects like the letters of Sonic R title screen, but not too much. Some subtle movements like Sonic waving his finger are welcome, but I'd keep it static for the most part to make it similar to the Saturn games. And Space Queens playing on the background is a must, of course, lol.

I like the0nlykyd's ideas about the SEGA disclaimer and not putting AXSX on the title itself but as a different screen just before.

I also like Gabrimax98's concepts, the way he put the Xtreme logo inside the Sonic 1 ribbon.

So I quickly put together more or less what I'd like to see, taking some inspirations of what I liked.
http://i.imgur.com/yBeh6lv.png

The0nlykyd mentioned using Jade Gully's background, a idea that I liked, but I couldn't see his attached pictures because it says I don't have permissions to download them, my apologies if I made something similar.

About the image, yeah, the "Sega Enterprises" thingy should be changed, just copied the way Sonic R did it lol.

Also, I'd change the Sonic 1 ribbon to something more 3D, kinda like Sonic Jam or Sonic Generations title screen, I used the sprite version because it was easier to extract it.



Something I'd also like to see is that the different logos of Xtreme also made appearance in some way or another. The logo I used is pretty much the first logo that comes to mind when thinking about Xtreme (at least to me), because it also appeared on the boxart (modified slighty with some perspective effects), but it would be nice if the other logos also had a chance.

I can imagine this whole animation (from SXC) used as the beggining of the credits of the game or something (without the "Start" and "Options", of course). Then it disappears and the credits start rolling from the bottom of the screen.


Or this one (from beta 718) used on the options screen or something.


What do you think?

Wow, it looks fantastic! I personally can't do something like this big_smile keep up the good work!
As for the title screen's background, i think that static image needs a scrolling movement like S4Ep.II, something slow, not like sonic 1's. And for the winged ring, why make it actually "fly"? Like moving the wings up and down and the ring slowly moves at the same movement as the wings! smile

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I actually modeled the winged ring a few years back,
If any of the entries with that ring make it.  I could just Finish up on this model here and save so much time. It just needs the texture for the ribbon and the word Xtreme which would be about 30 minutes worth of work. Also I've already started the AXSX Splash screen which will display before this one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItM2MSiqGZg
(of course it will be pre-renderd or made to look oldschool low res even if its a 3D model.
I've Been working on a post process screen shader that will allow even 1080p to look like its low res Saturn)

I've also been contemplating using the Sonic xtreme title screen that DaGuAr Posted above. ( the animated Gif as a second title screen)
And I like the idea of using the 718 title screen as a loading screen.

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Ok. So, the printer is in another room. And i'm to lazy to walk to it so It'll be awhile until I get my sketches up.

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Well, that's cool Andrew, i think you can use the gif animation as a special title screen for when you complete all the stages, a sort of achievement smile and for the loading screen, you can use a semi-running sonic animation (something like in my signature at the bottom) just to not have a static loading screen wink

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Definitely digging DaGuAr's more. While the wings, ribbon, and ring all seem like Sonic, the background is just not.

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I dunno, the game does have a bit of a space-y feel, and having the title take place in Jade Gully is too generic, and Sonic 1's title never took place in Green Hill. Though I could make an alternate version if you want.

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Well the only games that I recall with a space background was Sonic Adventure 2, and it was only for the opening animation (not the title menu), and Sonic Unleashed (which felt like a Star Fox menu).

Sonic 2 and Sonic and Knuckles have their climax in space, but the title screen makes no reference to it. Since we're aiming more for a 90s feel I just think Jade Gully's background fits the bill the most. Despite the Sonic 2 beta background not being used, it was intended to be a full green background like Jade Gully (fun fact, the beta's title screen is in the final print of the Sonic 2 instruction booklet).

Having a background that is reminiscent of the beginning of the game is just something that feels Sonic, especially for the 90s.

Also @DaGuAr could you try swapping the Sonic sprite you used in your title with the one of Sonic running on the Sonic R screen or Sonic Jam screen? I think, despite using the one from Sonic X-Treme's art, those 2 are more of what the title screen would have been since they used 3D models in them (and X-Treme was meant to push Sonic into 3D). Only if you want to, though, as it's your submission.

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How would the copyright work? Do we include both SEGA and AXSX?

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as i far know, at the bottom-right of the screen will be the copyright symbol, SEGA and the year sonic Xtreme was announced, and then axsx's copyright i think...

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lol too cel-shaded indeed xD but the ribbon and the flying ring it's actually pretty coo tongue

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GuywithPie3376 wrote:

This is mine:

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/225/1/e/sonic_x_treme_title_screen_concept_by_darkacguy-d6i14ei.png

Credit to Techdiff for the BG. Also, if you noticed, I fixed his eyes so he isn't derping.

Good job I love it

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the0nlykyd wrote:

Also @DaGuAr could you try swapping the Sonic sprite you used in your title with the one of Sonic running on the Sonic R screen or Sonic Jam screen? I think, despite using the one from Sonic X-Treme's art, those 2 are more of what the title screen would have been since they used 3D models in them (and X-Treme was meant to push Sonic into 3D). Only if you want to, though, as it's your submission.

Sure, no problem. I also changed the pixelated winged ring and ribbon sprites to the ones from Sonic 4 (very similar to Sonic 1 but with more quality).

Sonic R:
http://i.imgur.com/tTZ5Zny.png
Although I like the colors, I think this artwork doesn't fit at all because of the running pose.


Sonic Jam:
http://i.imgur.com/TOkw0Ff.png
This one fits more, but the colors and the dithering doesn't look as good at Sonic R's artwork. Does this artwork exist with more quality somewhere? Or maybe modifying the Sonic R one to make it look like this one, as the heads are very similar?

Sonic Xtreme (same as before but now with the Sonic 4 winged ring and ribbon):
http://i.imgur.com/YDIlnfb.png

And here are the Sonic 4 title screen textures if someone wants to use them.
http://i.imgur.com/pkULNMx.png
http://i.imgur.com/vpaIKOk.png

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GuywithPie3376 wrote:

I decided to delete all my other posts because I came up with much better versions. There are four options to choose from. Tell me which one you guys like best.

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/ … 6i6jnc.png
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/ … 6ie5uv.png
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/ … 6ie61g.png
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/ … 6ie6a0.png

I personally think the Blue and Orange 3D Logo fits with the space background, while the more "Sonic-Like" Logo fits Jade Gully's background. I'm tied between those two.

i like the space background. since Space queens is going to be title music then space fits well

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Fixed Sonic's eyes so he's more focused on the player, fixed the space background, and limited it to two versions:

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/228/9/f/sonic_x_treme_title_screen_concept_by_darkacguy-d6i6jnc.png
http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/228/9/0/sonic_x_treme_title_screen_concept_option_2_by_darkacguy-d6ie6a0.png

The reason I limited to two different versions is because the Blue and Orange 3D logo fits a lot more with the space background than it does Jade Gully, and vice versa for the more "Sonic-Like" logo used on Jade Gully.

Right now I'm thinking of adding the copyrights, as it currently seems a bit empty (Especially on the Jade Gully background) but I don't know who to credit and what exactly to type.

POLL: Jade Gully or Space?

Jade Gully: 1 vote
Space: 1 vote

I will keep this poll updated.

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I think i prefer the picture with the Jade Gully background. The reason why is because it fit more with the theme of the game itself. The picture with space background belong more to a game in space...like Mario Galaxy or something like that.

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http://thumbnails101.imagebam.com/27086/3afd73270859884.jpg http://thumbnails105.imagebam.com/27086/1ad571270859886.jpg http://thumbnails104.imagebam.com/27086/44f1e6270859888.jpg http://thumbnails104.imagebam.com/27086/6662d5270859893.jpg http://thumbnails104.imagebam.com/27086/caa426270859894.jpg http://thumbnails103.imagebam.com/27086/ced53d270859896.jpg http://thumbnails102.imagebam.com/27086/5bb665270859897.jpg http://thumbnails102.imagebam.com/27086/ade3a8270859900.jpg

hope thats "kickass" enough for ya

also I was thinking about a pre-title sequence like this...

http://thumbnails106.imagebam.com/27087/b8ea72270860159.jpg http://thumbnails102.imagebam.com/27087/002376270860162.jpg http://thumbnails107.imagebam.com/27087/9f78d8270860167.jpg http://thumbnails108.imagebam.com/27087/3916e9270860168.jpg http://thumbnails106.imagebam.com/27087/31a138270860170.jpg

clearly, the "X" would be replaced by whatever year the game is released.

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I love the jumping into the ring idea, but I think it's a bit too much with the fire, Sonic is not a T-M rated game like Shadow the Hedgehog after all.

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