51 (edited by GuywithPie3376 2013-08-17 01:45:11)

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You're kinda overreacting with the fire, as adding fire doesn't automatically make a game hardcore. Though I do agree that the fire doesn't fit at all.

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It wasn't just a simple fire, it was a nuclear explosion! The game is might be Sonic ''Xtreme'', but at some point we should know that ''xtreme'' can have his limit too.

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I reckon Sonic should spin-dash behind the 'winged ring', then jump out with his fist out, creating that iconic image of him jumping out with his fist .... my opinion

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54 (edited by GuywithPie3376 2013-08-17 05:21:01)

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There never was anything implying a nuclear explosion, just a lot of flames. Again, though, I do agree that flames just make it look like it's trying too hard to be "hardcore". Leave the flames to Guitar Hero or something.

EDIT: Oh, there was a small explosion. If we're going to have explosions, just have Sonic shatter the AXSX logo into a million pieces like with the SEGA Technical Institute logo at the beginning.

Also, please vote on my poll.

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55 (edited by David184 2013-08-17 07:40:23)

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I got another idea for the title screen!
http://i.imgur.com/9gqu7ro.gif
i'm imagining the title screen to look like the sxc_title_test.gif one but with reduced flash effect, cos it's quite pain for eyes. and also i have found some other Title screen concepts in my computer. EDIT: the .Gif picture is edited to show how it would look with reduced flash effect

http://i.imgur.com/peEMloX.png
the background would be jade gully with fish eye effect. the inside of the ring would be stars.

http://i.imgur.com/pA1wQQt.png
This one is an old concept i created in 10.6.2012
[btw i know that the name of it is supposed to be Sonic x-treme. i misspelled it tongue]

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The idea of the wall flame is maybe not popular here, but i suggest to keep this idea for later. Maybe a new Sonic game in the Vietnam war would be done someday, that would be the perfect place to used it XD

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http://thumbnails104.imagebam.com/27106/f8fded271051170.jpg

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wumboligy wrote:

http://thumbnails104.imagebam.com/27106/f8fded271051170.jpg

BEST TITLE EVER. YOU OTHERS MIGHT AS WELL NOT COMPETE.

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@GuywithPie:
I suggest removing the ribbon from the space background. The Sonic X-Treme title logo doesn't go with it. The ribbon/winged ring usually go with much brighter lettering. My suggestion (and let me stress that this is just me) is to remove the ribbon, position Sonic into the ring properly (just in case he wasn't positioned well behind the ribbon) and drop the "Sonic X-Treme" logo below the ring and above the Start/Options selections. I still don't agree with having a space background because it feels very far from what Sonic felt like back in the 90s.
EDIT: I also don't think a poll is absolutely necessary right now, especially when it only includes your own submissions. I'm sure, down the line, we'll end up having a poll of all the submissions together.

@David:
I understand your reasoning, but at the same time I don't. The song is titled "space queens" but doesn't inherently have anything to do with space. Out of all the levels that we have actually seen, none of the ones that were close to completion (at least textured) have much of anything to do with Space. The game itself takes place on a planet. The song being called "Space Queens" doesn't mean it has to be space themed. It was just what Chris Senn decided to call the song (though on the original soundtrack that he released, the song was simply titled "PC Demo"). This is just my opinion, though, and you have a right to yours.
EDIT: Also great job on the non-flashing concept screen. I, too, felt it would have been an ill idea to implement something that could induce seizures during the title screen.

@DaGuAr:
I agree that the Sonic Jam fits the logo most. I also agree that the coloring would be better if it were more like that of the Sonic R title screen model (something which can be editted in photo shop or something). I feel that if that coloring were fixed, depsite the slight choppiness, it would be the best submission to capture the classic feel of Sonic in the 90s while blending in how they likely would have wanted the title to look with the ushering of 3D gaming. I think it's definitely the best possible concept to go off of since all main Sonic games up to this point followed that template (winged-ring, ribbon, Sonic doing a hand gesture) except Sonic & Knuckled alone (which was actually supposed to use the Sonic 3 screen when it was being made).

No to the flame wall. That's not anything like Sonic, period.

I feel that the best Sonic model to use would be a higher resolution of the Sonic X-Treme character model, but as far as I know we only have the sprites for that and not the model itself. Andrew could probably do something about this, though, if he chooses. That said, I still choose the statement above concerning which concept is most suiting.

As a side note: Can we please not quote posts composed of almost exclusively pictures? It makes browsing more of a headache. There's no need to see the same submissions numerous times because someone decided to quote an entire post without removing the img tags.

EDIT: I am currently making an options screen layout using Paint Shop Pro 8 (so Paint Shop Pro/Photo Shop users should be able to see it). It will have multiple selectable backgrounds and will feature each Options menu and sub-menu that I foresee being in the game. It will NOT include the options found under "Start Game" as I don't see any reason to transition to an Options screen to do that.
EDIT AGAIN: Got the concept up. I tried to save it in a Photoshop format but it didn't keep the vector layers that way. I might make a more Photoshop friendly version if this one doesn't open in Photoshop. Just conceptual options. The background is based on Sonic 2's options screen, and alternates between SEGA and AXSX in the background. I also took DaGuAr's concept with the Sonic Jam model and recolored it slightly. I think it looks a bit better this way, but it's still DaGuAr's submission.

60 (edited by GuywithPie3376 2013-08-19 17:17:49)

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Out of all the levels that we have actually seen, none of the ones that were close to completion (at least textured) have much of anything to do with Space.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IOd0mQ-uXE

I don't know about you, but by the looks of it, New Worlds probably takes place in space or in a void of sorts. And about the "Not like 90's Sonic", the atmosphere and stories of this game aren't exactly like what you'd expect from the bright and colorful worlds of the Genesis/Megadrive game. The atmosphere was darker. More mysterious. They were going for a different direction with Sonic during the short-lived Saturn days.

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The game makers were taking Sonic into 3D. Nowhere in that did they state they intended to make a "darker" game. Sure, the earlier Mega Drive prototype was adapting the SatAM story, but since then there's been no hint that the game would be darker than any other Sonic game to date.

Also, the New Worlds is a demo showing off what the game could do. If you actually look at the aesthetic, it's checkerboarded (a design used only in green theme levels and test levels), has NO background, and showcases water. Nowhere does that imply space.

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I reckon that a demo should start playing 27 seconds into the song (Space Queens) .... just saying, I think it really fits there

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it dosent need to be a flame wall. it could just be a standard video of jade gully rotating in an endless loop. i just cant draw jade gully.

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Well guys, getting closer to voting day .. This is going to be very un-organized due to lack of time on my part lol..I guess we can vote or decide to take the best concepts and combine them.
I see a lot of entries that use the classic sonic wings, I think that these would be best since they are simple and I can knock them out quickest. ( Also you guys who did the wing concept kind of read my mind, as that's what my entry was going to be, ( Sonic standing in his wing-ring with an environment scrolling in the background)

Also ! There are 3 entries on sonic retro so far:
http://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php? … &st=60

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ok im not going to go into this now but im completely oposed to a winged sonic background if you looking to the history of sonic they were ready to scape that sonic winged background by 1996 they were done with it andf by the time dreamcast came out 1999 they used a basic background

title:

http://web.archive.org/web/20081014211951/http://xtreme.projectsonic.com/logo/sxc_title_test.gif

http://i.ltmo.com.ar/752ec3.gif

http://imageshack.us/scaled/landing/837/6vm3.png

i can make it like this flush with the moving stars but i want to hold on editing 100+ frames to see if ypu ;oiike it:)

screenselect:
http://imageshack.us/scaled/landing/545/6ivq.png

this is a moving gif ill post more later

i also have an options screen im working on very very 90s but youll hgave to wait

edit: big_smile i know the dline is today but i tyhink we should postpone and make something really beautiful

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No more submissions past midnight... we vote tomorrow .

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Entries so far:

Submission #1: Shawnsmitherson ( from Sonic retro)

http://puu.sh/3SWqn.png
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Submission #2: Billy (From Sonic Retro) Click to enlarge

Basically Sonic would jump into the screen, and then the logo would flash onto the screen. The background would be a sort of demo, but not of gameplay, but instead of one of the levels just rotating around, showing off the fisheye effect.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a56/Billy2600/th_concept_zpsee2f37f1.png
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Submission #3: meepmeep189

http://imageshack.us/a/img14/1224/yv4a.jpg
admittedly I borrowed some of this concept from the orginal Xtreme story boards but basically Sonic breaks through the Sega logo we all know and love.

http://imageshack.us/a/img196/4461/j40c.jpg
Here Sonic rises up in the air until he forms his pose from the cover art for Xtreme. While I love Gabri's version of the title screen, I think this simple yet effective version would work as Mario & Crash Bandicoot are both on their respective title screens in a close up form, why not sonic? From here Sonic flys off the screen when start is selected and he lands in the menu screen, which is sorta like it's own fisheye map in itself. The File select obviously takes cues from the Saturn Memory card and Sonic 3&K file selection screen. As Sonic runs to the next spot we see options which is a basic options screen ( the control settings screen detailed on a page below). the bonus features area has Sonic jumping into a ring to access it (the actual screen detailed better below).

http://imageshack.us/a/img199/4030/m962.jpg
Should it be implemented, Tails would take us to the multiplayer screen as of course Tails would be there.
http://imageshack.us/a/img59/7092/ltp5.jpg
They land in the menu screen which looks similar to the main menu hub level. Under that is the bonus features area and of course has Tails flying around in the background. Sonic would be able to walk up this stone wall which has all the thumbnails of the artwork and other such goodies, which he would jump on to select.

http://imageshack.us/a/img836/2379/7y39.jpg
Here's a pause screen, control selection screen (how it works is detailed in the actual artwork), & if internet is available, what that screen could look like.

While it's a simplistic approach, I think it would work great. Still love the traditional title screen Gabri's made, but I think that they would move on from that sort of screen so they can move Sonic into a new era.

http://imageshack.us/a/img11/7002/v1xz.jpg
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Submission #4: Gabrimax98

http://i43.tinypic.com/2m7dn28.png
http://i42.tinypic.com/2rhpm2r.png

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Submission #5: David184

here is the concept arts
http://i.imgur.com/p0CEag3.png
http://i.imgur.com/ln00kfT.png

http://i.imgur.com/p0CEag3.png
http://i.imgur.com/ln00kfT.png

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Submission #6: the0nlykyd

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/4032/k5kx.png
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/4646/huxs.png

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Submission #7: DaGuAr

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.

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
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Submission #8: GuywithPie3376

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

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Submission #9: wumboligy
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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Submission #10: David184

http://i.imgur.com/9gqu7ro.gif
i'm imagining the title screen to look like the sxc_title_test.gif one but with reduced flash effect, cos it's quite pain for eyes. and also i have found some other Title screen concepts in my computer. EDIT: the .Gif picture is edited to show how it would look with reduced flash effect

http://i.imgur.com/peEMloX.png
the background would be jade gully with fish eye effect. the inside of the ring would be stars.

http://i.imgur.com/pA1wQQt.png
This one is an old concept i created in 10.6.2012
[btw i know that the name of it is supposed to be Sonic x-treme. i misspelled it tongue]

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Submission #11: wumboligy
http://thumbnails104.imagebam.com/27106/f8fded271051170.jpg

Submission #12: techdiff
title:

http://web.archive.org/web/20081014211951/http://xtreme.projectsonic.com/logo/sxc_title_test.gif

http://i.ltmo.com.ar/752ec3.gif

http://imageshack.us/scaled/landing/837/6vm3.png

i can make it like this flush with the moving stars but i want to hold on editing 100+ frames to see if ypu ;oiike it:)

screenselect:
http://imageshack.us/scaled/landing/545/6ivq.png

this is a moving gif ill post more later

I also have an options screen im working on very very 90s but youll hgave to wait

Submision # 13: Andrew75

From a black screen, The Sonic Winged ring (new version with purple-blue Neon lights, wires and circuitry exposed at various places) explodes onto the screen (yes with an explosion), which causes the black screen to crack and shatter and fall,
revealing a panning or static background environment (typical of the 90s sonic games.)
Sonic pops up and out of the winged ring(causing it to bounce), which in turn knocks the wording X-treme from above to fall into place below the word Sonic.

The background color scheme I have in mind will be colored similarly to the level pictured below.
(or one of the boss stages)
I have plans to have a open field with structures and mountains off in the distance.
(or a green type level back drop )
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/5327/66zq.png

I also like how David has designed the menu here, This would be the easiest menu system to do since its very similar to how UDK functions out of box with Sonic GDK.
http://i.imgur.com/p0CEag3.png

Many of the entries are with the winged ring, (As is mine)
Imagine the below ring with a little more tech details implemented, and that's what i'm going for.
(wish I had time to make a proper mock up complete with darker backdrop)
http://i.imgur.com/tTZ5Zny.png

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Even by looking nothing alike the official logo, i got to admit how the first picture is pretty cool.

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No voting will be held for the AXSX logo intro ( its set in stone)
Sonic will disintegrate the AXSX logo as he zooms past, (Much like this video here @0:26 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlsMTEaZqTY

(photoshop concept)
http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/8028/2qd3.png

After that, this will happen. (STI logo story board)
http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/8404/tzhy.jpg

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Awesome, voting! As for the opening sequence (SEGA and AXSX logos) can the small tune from 0:00 to 0:07 play after Sonic shatters the logo? (Awesome concept for that, too)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAv-gNaBn_w

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http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/5327/66zq.png

No offense, but I think that's even less fitting than space. It's a screen nobody's too familiar with and it just has too much of a dark and creepy atmosphere for a title.

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Could this be the title or Options screen music?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jrugKmQ … RdtDmz-cu0

http://internetometer.com/image/44320.png

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GuywithPie3376 wrote:

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/5327/66zq.png

No offense, but I think that's even less fitting than space. It's a screen nobody's too familiar with and it just has too much of a dark and creepy atmosphere for a title.

Yeah I don't mean that screen, I meant the color scheme of it, I've always pictured Xtreme to be a darker game. (That level has been re-created already BTW)

GuywithPie3376 wrote:

Could this be the title or Options screen music?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jrugKmQ … RdtDmz-cu0

That fits nicely for options.

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I would agree that that's a great "Options" track
Hey, everyone did great on this, and I commend you all for it

Now for some reason I want the soundtrack to be released on vinyl tongue

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Thanks for liking my entry! i also drew the concept to be very easy for you to program since i know how much work it is.

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