After a long hiatus, SAGE is finally ready to make it’s triumphant return! This year’s SAGE will be held from October 15th through October 22nd, 2016. For more information regarding submissions, the deadline, and more, hit the jump below.
Right, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but here goes.
You might have noticed that the forum thread of the Sonic Amateur Games Expo (SAGE) on our forums was suddenly locked a few days ago. Well, that’s because the event, which was originally going to be held from December 18th through December 24th, has had to be delayed until Spring of next year.
This is because the SAGE staff decided that, instead of putting on a mediocre show with key members of the team missing, the best choice was to postpone the event until Spring, to give the community the best SAGE has to offer.
If you’ve been working your ass off to get your game entry ready before the original deadline (which was tomorrow), we get it if you’re angry about this announcement being so late. This really should have been announced sooner.
The Really Amateur Games Expo (RAGE) has also been delayed, but only until early January. While we don’t know the exact dates for either of the events yet, you can still read the guidelines for them in the thread on our forums.
Billed as a platform for amateur game developers to showcase their projects, the event offers an open invitation for anyone developing a game to register and give it exposure, even if it has nothing to do with Sonic or Sega.
Historically, SAGE focused on a week-long celebration and exposition of these games, and has featured guests such as MAGfest maestro Dominic “Andross Guy” Cerquetti and Mike Pollock. Events include entertaining activities such as Bad Fanfic Readings or a Dr. Eggman Voice Contest as judged by the good doctor himself. In between, people are invited to run a radio station or to stream shows to the community.
For a fully detailed list of guidelines for registration to stream or to submit a game, hit up this link. The last day to register is Dec. 11.
Haven’t had the chance to pop on over to this year’s Sonic Amateur Games Expo? Well, you’re in luck. Katzu Niku and InstantSonic have announced an extension through Tuesday, known by most of us regulars as the annual “SAGE Hangover.” I believe this year’s hangover is the first “scheduled” one. Usually, we leave all the shit on and there just happens to be people still chillin’. At any rate, we’re still partyin’ like it’s 2000 up in this bitch. All the booths are up, the chat is still open and the SAGEcast is still jammin’.
One thing is for certain… there will be more Sonic Fights Robotnik fan fic readings! I’m sure David the Lurker just wet himself again. That’s the seventeenth time in the past week. To prove how epic these readings have been, here’s a clip of Mike Pollock, the voice of Dr. Eggman, reading a line from it. Yeah, I know. Awesome.
All hail Tankbot.
Sure, we may be two hours late on the news, but anyone who is anyone should be fully aware of the fact that the Internet’s premier fan-game expo has started once again. Sonic Amateur Games Expo (SAGE for the hipster 90’s crowd) has officially opened its doors, and is expected to once again be a rousing success. Already the chat is poppin’, the tunes are jammin’, and the games…oh man, the games. You have seen the games, haven’t you?
Wrong answer. Be sure to click right here to be transported to a magical land full of gaming wonder. Even though there are plenty of hidden goodies in the site, a special note must be made of our very own Cinossu and his Sonic the Hedgehog 1 @ SAGE 2010, which is also the very first game to use his brand-spankin’ new “Retro Channel.” Want to know more? Then go to SAGE to find out. Just a heads up: be sure you have a Sonic Retro forum account before getting too far.
And if you think that’s all, you’ve got another thing coming. Be sure to stick around for the intense contests, including the Eggman Voice-Off with Mike Pollock on Wednesday. And guest chats? Heck, who wouldn’t want to log on to #sagexpo and speak to the one, the only Corey Bringas! For me, he will always be Tails. Be sure to check the official SAGE site for the exact times of these events, and more. Because you don’t want to miss out.
Once again, be sure to check out SAGE 2010 and celebrate a decade of fangaming goodness. You know Simon Wai would tell you to.
It’s that time of the year again, folks. The weather is getting warmer, people are barbecuing… and SAGE is on the menu, right next to the potato salad. Delicious! Well, get ready for another grand year of fan games, events and mingling because it’s right around the corner!
So make those finishing touches on your labors of love, and get ready to show them off! To submit your demos or to schedule an event, send the following respective application to: [email protected]
SAGE 2010 is coming to a computer near you August 8th – August 14th at http://www.sagexpo.org!
The subject of your e-mail should be “Booth.” Your e-mail should contain a link to your booth where we may download a working demo of your game. This should be the final booth location of where you would like your demo to be linked to on the SAGE website. If this booth location changes, please notify us no later than 48 hours before the beginning of SAGE.
The subject of your e-mail should be “Event” or “SAGEcast” respectively. Your e-mail should contain a description of the event/SAGEcast you would like to host and what day(s) you would like the event/SAGEcast to occur on. If you require specific time(s) to host your event, please provide it to us in your application. If no specific time is provided, we will schedule you at the most appropriate time(s) alongside other events. You will be notified of the time(s) we schedule for you within 24 hours after your intial application e-mail.
More information, like guests, events and confirmed fan projects, to come in the near future. Get excited!