Christian Whitehead (Taxman) forms new game studio, Evening Star

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    The man behind the mobile ports of Sonic 1, 2, and CD, as well as lead developer of Sonic Mania, Christian Whitehead, has founded his own game studio called Evening Star. Joining him are some staff he has recently worked with: Tom Fry, art director for Sonic Mania, CEO Dave Padilla, Hunter Bridges, programmer for Sonic Mania, and Brad Flick, level designer for Sonic Mania. His Retro Engine has been renamed the Star Engine, and will be what the studio uses to develop games in the future. Currently, the company is hiring artists and level designers.

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  1. SexySpai

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    your mom lol
    I would kill for a Sonic Triple Trouble remake
     
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    Those deep cut references.

    I'd say this is rad, and I'd love to see original projects! But this also makes me think I shouldn't expect more Sonic Mania-based content any time soon.
     
  3. Missing Number

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    i wonder if they need a canadian?
     
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  4. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    Done.
    I'll be contacting you soon with details.

    On the serious note, I may sound entitled, but I expect great things.
     
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  5. SexySpai

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    your mom lol
    Wait what
     
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  6. kingtut

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    I am so down for whatever they make
     
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    Hey that used to be my ringtone
     
  8. KingVamp

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    This is now their theme song.

    They can still do original things with them of course, but sounds like they are doing retro or at least retro-like games.

    IIRC, he said that he wanted to do some 3D things too.
     
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    sonic adventure styled game *sweats*
     
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  10. raxadian

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    It would be great if they made an improved port of Ristar.
     
  11. Sonic Angel Knight

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    It's official! We finally getting Knuckles Chaotix game. He finally read the wikipedia article. :P

     
  12. Purple_Shyguy

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    So...... No sonic Mania 2 then?
     
  13. shaunj66

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    I'm kinda bummed SEGA didn't offer him a position as head of Sonic Team USA or something.

    I hope his work on Sonic games doesn't end with Mania given it's runaway success. But given SEGA's track record it wouldn't surprise me...
     
  14. NeoSlyde

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    Sonic Team USA doesn’t exist anymore since 10 years ago or more
     
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    That is a horrible logo. And it looks suspiciously like the new "Jump Force" logo.

    We will see what they do. I am hopeful but guarding my hopes.
     
  16. raxadian

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    We just got the Plus version a few months ago.
     
  17. Bladexdsl

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    sonic mania 2 NAO
     
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  18. shaunj66

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    I was suggesting they reintroduce/establish one as it's quite clear the current Sonic Team in Japan have no clue what to do with the franchise.
     
  19. Kwyjor

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    By the way, is there any news on the Retro Engine ports of Sonic 1 and 2 coming to Steam?

    Last I heard, I had the vague understanding that those ports were limited to iOS and Android because Nintendo had some kind of licensing agreement involving the 3DS ports. But I thought I read something about that agreement coming to an end?
     
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