I wasn't initially going to submit this hack due to real life commitments and a lack of time to work on it. However, I feel I have made enough changes to warrant another partial-private entry this year.
The completion of this ROM hack has been one of my personal goals within the Sonic hacking community since I began the task in July 2009. My initial idea was to create a ROM hack of Sonic 3 & Knuckles that has brand new level layouts from start to finish. In total, that's 13 Zones of new layouts, providing 23 unique acts of game play that also provide a replay incentive to the player.
Unfortunately, the project is still incomplete and, due to the nature of my work ethic towards the hack, detailing a percentage of completion is out of the question. You have my assurance, though, that the project is definitely progressing, even if said progress is slow. Once the ROM hack is complete, I will release it to the public.
Don't worry, it will be completed... eventually.
I am more than happy to show progress in the form of screenshots and videos for this contest (please see below) and I hope this peaks the interest of some of you.
Note All media (screenshots and videos) are of an in progress build and as such may be subject to change from the initial release at any time.
Previous Sonic Hacking Contest Awards Sonic Hacking Contest 2013: Green Hill Trophy Winner - Hack that plays most like a Sonic game. Sonic Hacking Contest 2013: Lava Reef Trophy Winner - Best level layout in a hack. Sonic Hacking Contest 2012: Green Hill Trophy Winner - Hack that plays most like a Sonic game. Sonic Hacking Contest 2011: Lava Reef Trophy Winner - Best level layout in a hack.
Screenshots & Videos
Hydrocity Zone - Video Preview
sKKWGU8hlgA|480|270|512|Hydrocity Zone - Video Preview
IceCap Zone - Video Preview
Aw2ohhIsePM|480|270|512|IceCap Zone - Video Preview
Returning to the Angel Island Zone
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e36i2_2014|320|240|352|Returning to the Angel Island Zone
Running on water
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e36i8_2014|320|240|352|Running on water
Platforming at sunset
http://shc.sonicresearch.org/Image/e36i7_2014|320|240|352|Platforming at sunset