Sonic Utopia Early Demo

Project Overview

Sonic Utopia is an experiment that not only tries to expand on Sonic gameplay in an intuitive way in 3D, but also aims to capture the best of Sonic's style and tie it together in a cohesive experience. Nearly everything in this demo, from art to sound to the gameplay engine, was made from scratch. I created all of the models, animation, and most of the textures and sound, as well as the music. The 3D Sonic engine and the gameplay driving this vision was created by my programmer fellow Murasaki. We've been working together on this for a while and we're glad to finally share it, with a debut at SAGE 2016.

Please read the included manual, which is packaged with the game as image files, can be viewed in game in the How To Play section from the main menu, and is viewable below. This covers gameplay basics, and I've seen a lot of comments and videos where people don't know something or make incorrect guesses when it's explained in the manual.



Mr Lange (myself) - Art, Animation, Sound and Music, Game Design

Murasaki Fox - Engine and Gameplay Programming

Tpot - Additional Programming

PicsAndPixels - Additional Artwork


"Are you still working on this/will it be a full game?"
Yes, we are continuing to work on the game and intend to create a complete version, even if the full game is not very big. The Green Hill Zone demo level has been scrapped and is not representative of levels in the full game.

"The level is too open/flat/there's nothing to do."
This is essentially a tech demo, and the level is experimental. Proper levels will have much better design and the actual game will have objectives.

"The camera is spinning uncontrollably when the game starts."
This is a bug with Windows or Unity that occurs with some direct input devices. It's common with PS4 controllers, Gamecube adapters, and probably other things. Xbox 360 controller is recommended, mouse and keyboard work too.

"I can't open the file/the game won't run."
It is a zip file. It must be unpacked in full. The game will not run if you open the exe without the accompanying files (such as trying to run it directly from the zip, that won't work). You can use a program such as 7zip to unpack it.

"(bug description)"
We know most if not all of the bugs, and plenty of other things to work out. The demo was a bit rushed to make it to SAGE 2016.

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I like a few others had to register just to make my thoughts about this amazing demo known. It's mind blowing that a team of four created such a fun and potential filled game.

The great draw about Sonic was always watching him run, jump, and roll around the world like it was a playground as he darts through loops and up walls, kind of like Sonic CDs opening. For once a Sonic game allows the player to do all of that - Building speed more and more by using the momentum from the environment is so rewarding in Sonic Utopia, with practice of the level layout you can get Sonic running at exhilarating speed! It really feels like infinite possibilities, Sonic can run up any wall and earn speed in many flexible yet rewarding ways and with enough creativity. The rolling mechanic is implemented so well - It's rewarding to find hills and slopes to roll down, and well balanced because it must be used with awareness to keep the speed going. The homing attack is great as well, requiring environmental awareness and timing to make the most of it - and mastery of using enemies to bounce off to sling Sonic in that direction with all his current speed is another great spirit of the classic titles that lives in this game. I've yet to play another Sonic game official or otherwise that expands on game mechanics that made Sonic so great, and allows the player to feel the most connected to Sonic and the world. I only wish I could find this fellow's Patreon because it's well deserved now that I've played for over 70 hours.

Also for players having camera control issues when starting the game for the first time with a dualshock controller; the issue is easily fixed by going to the input tab before launching the game. The issue has to do with what is set as default for the "View Horizontal" and "View Vertical" inputs. Click to change view horizontal to "Joystick 1, Axis 2" (Press left or right on right analog stick) and click to change view vertical to "Joystick 1, Axis 5" (Press up or down on right analog stick.) Hope this helps!
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how do you download the game
I just used the download link provided on the overview page beneath the reveal trailer video. Should be fairly straightforward. I'm using a Windows Desktop, and just speaking for myself when I only had a MacBook; doesn't seem this game is compatible with Macs. Hope this helped.
How do I play the file?
the camera is looking up all the time FIX IT!!!!!
This is a scam!!!! Sonic utopia is not even working! It’s a scam!!!!!


Very fun, & definitely a great interpretation of classic sonic in a 3-Dimensional space
Did you make This? ive seen the Origanal page for this game and it twas by a different user CARE TO EXPLAIN?
Did you make This? ive seen the Origanal page for this game and it twas by a different user CARE TO EXPLAIN?
This is the original page for this game. I don't know who or what you're talking about. My name is right there in the credits in the game.
Absolutely love the game, but i was wondering if there was any way to un-invert the camera for mouse+keyboard
So If You Guys Want A RETRO Sega Gensis,Sonic 1 Felling,Follow These Steps,Don't Worry It Happened To me So I Am Not Lying. So Open Up The File To Start The Game And Normal Start The Game,But Before That Hit Windowed Then Play Open The Game,Next Close The Game And Do The Same Exsept This Time Hit The Windowed Box AGAIN Disabling It,Hope It Works! I tried it And I Did For Me!
how do u play the game im new to this website
You Hit The Link That Says Download Above it And Once Its Down Loaded Open The File,Copy Everything In The File,Create A NEW File Folder And paste It In there Then Hit The Unity Engine Thing And Your Ready To go!
I'm Game/Level designer and i really wanna help with the project, i have a masters degree in game design and 2 games published in PS4, if you want, im avaliable to help for free.
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