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SAGE 2022 - Demo Surge the Rabbit - SAGE '22 Demo

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Surge the Rabbit - Demo 1


Latest version: (September 23rd, 2022)

A fun 2D retro platformer inspired by Sonic games and a game creation system that lets you unleash your creativity! We're creating a remake of our previous entry with Open Surge, a very flexible and open-source game engine of our own.

Make your dreams come true! Create your own amazing games and learn how to code with SurgeScript, a scripting language for games that is fun to use! Create new levels, items, bosses, playable characters, gameplay mechanics, cutscenes and more! Surge_with_sunglasses.png

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I may be slightly biased here, but I love this engine so much. It has been expanding and changing for the better over the time I have been using it. This latest demo features some cool parallax effects, fun level design and an inspiring boss. And the best part? You can use this as a stepping stone to make your own game! Whether you are interested in level design, reskinning or even scripting itself, this engine provides a beginner friendly learning tool that has been very helpful for myself
I'm pretty sure I could recognize every different element in those levels as coming from specific Sonic zones, but even so, it's always a pleasure to see so many more interactive things than just springs and rings, even under the thin totally-not-Sonic veneer. I took a glance at the editor documentation but I'm not a big fan of the giant 128x128 blocks or learning another scripting language when time-tested stuff like AngelScript or Lua or even Python already exist. But the playable experience in this demo is just fine, there are a lot of branching paths and stuff. Maybe too many automated sections. The plug theme is cute. Pretty good stuff.

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