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4-01-11: SCUMM Sonic by anotherblazehedgehog 4-01-11: SCUMM Sonic by anotherblazehedgehog
This was my April Fools day image for TSSZnews.com this year. The idea was that Sega and Telltale games had partnered together to create a Sonic game in the old LucasArts SCUMM engine (Day of the Tentacle, etc.), based on the Archie Comics series. The reason they went back to the old SCUMM engine was explained away as "We're riding the retro fad like Capcom did with Mega Man 9." I even went so far as to try and replicate Tracey Yardley's art style, but it didn't really come through once I shrunk it down for the sprite. Doesn't help that either I draw crookedly or my scanner scans crookedly, either.

I'd link to the story, but unfortunately my boss deleted all of our April Fools stories without telling us, and I didn't bother to save all of the dopey phony press release stuff. A friend came up with a great name for a Telltale employee I was "getting quotes from". She was called Stella and her full name was actually an anagram of "Telltale Games".

I even made up five bogus episode titles, which were, as I recall:

"A Blast From the Past"
"The Grass is Always Greener"
"The Secret of Angel Island"
"I Am The Eggman"
"Endgame"

The third episode was intended to be a riff on "The Secret of Monkey Island". The general idea I had was that the game would start with a recap of the Saturday Morning Cartoon and over the course of the season would update everything to be more in line with what the story is like in Archie Comics today. Of course, in my bogus story I went so far as to say Sega and Telltale were already talking about Season 2 for this series and were even in talks to Adventure-Game-ize other Sega properties, most notably Shenmue.

You know what's great? The fact that April Fools essentially lets me write stupid fanfiction like this and not feel like a huge tool for doing so.

I wrote a big ol' blog about other game hoaxes I've done over the years, if you're interested in reading:

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DancrewProductions Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Man, I wish this game was real! :(
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AeizzatToha Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Hmm. Did you use ScummVM to play this game like Pajama Sam?
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