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Sanic Ball
Developer(s)BK-TN
Publisher(s)Game Jolt
EngineUnity
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, Linux
Release2013
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

Sanic Ball is a Racing video game by BK-TN.[1] It is a Fangame of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, with most of the characters represented as balls and some other shapes.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

Sanic Ball is a racing game played in Third-person view. The player chooses one of the fifteen sonic characters before entering a race. The aim is to be the first player to complete the predetermined amount of laps, by default two, around the given track.[3] Sanic Ball can be played in an online match with other players, or in a local match, where players can choose which, if any, people to invite. AI opponents are available in both online and local matches. There are many jokes and references to pop culture and Internet meme's, the very name of the game being a meme which has been acknowledged by the official Sonic the Hedgehog twitter.[4]

Development[edit]

Sanic Ball was developed in Unity. The earliest dated version of Sanic Ball was released on September 4th, 2013, and the game continued development, receiving new content such as characters and tracks.[5] On July 31st, 2018 an update was released with the announcement that the developer will no longer work on the game, although development was also announced to be discontinued on September 5th 2014,[6] only to reenter development as early as April 2015.[7] The source code is freely available on github.[8]

Reception[edit]

Sanic Ball has been featured in many Youtube videos, including videos by PewDiePie and Game Grumps. The game has also been featured in a Speedrun at AGDQ 2019, and had speedruns made as early as March 20th, 2018.[9][10] The game has been altered and reproduced by multiple third parties, as it's source code is freely available and the developer holds no legal rights to the Intellectual Property.[11][12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BK-TN's Website". BK-TN. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Pot, Justin. "The Most Wonderfully Stupid Sonic the Hedgehog Fan Games". How to Geek. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  3. ^ "SANIC BALL: The Ultimate Sanic Racing Experience". Dorkly. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  4. ^ Glagowski, Peter. "Get Your Sanic on in Sonic Forces with some free DLC". destructoid. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Version Archive". Sanic Ball. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  6. ^ BK-TN. "Sanicball: Alpha has been discontinued". Game Jolt. Game Jolt. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  7. ^ BK-TN. "Sanicball Devblog - The good news". Sanicball Devblog. Tumblr. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  8. ^ BK-TN. "GitHub - BK-TN/Sanicball: Source code for Sanicball, an extraordinarily fast racing game". GitHub. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  9. ^ Owen, Matthew. "The Best Speedruns of AGDQ 2019 Day Three". A 90s Kid. A 90s Kid. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Sanicball - leaderboard". Speedrun. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  11. ^ nsxgames. "Sanicball download". SourceForge. SourceForge. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  12. ^ Castillo, Sergio. "Sanic Ball on the App Store". Itunes. Apple Corp. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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