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Zooming: A game about going fast (and how to fix Sonic)

I don't often have ideas about games, which is, I guess, unfortunate, seeing as how I possess the power to realize them if I wanted to. No, normally I'm just content to play them. Today I'm going to expound upon this one. I'm going to blast it at you. I got this idea while thinking about various Sonic games, so there'll be a bit of that too.

I have no especial love for Sonic games, not even harkening back to the first one for the Genesis. I love the idea of them - to platform while going fast, but I feel that the series (even considering only the 2-D ones) has failed in this regard. It's been a while since I actually played one, so maybe I'll get some hate (maybe from those who can't but help it), but from what I remember, you have a basic choice: maintain a high speed and lose the fluidity of the level, or do your platforming well but suffer in the speed department.

Maybe it would be a bit like this?

Back to the name, briefly

That's all my ideas. I think it would make for a more fun Sonic game than any of the actual Sonic games. A lot of the inspiration came from playing a crap ton of Super Meat Boy, in which the point of the game is to go really fast, and your viewport is large enough to facilitate it.

So this is a game about going really fast, that is to say, zooming. It's a game about making your view of the world bigger and smaller, which, of course, is (wait for it) Zooming.

You can go ahead and groan now.
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About knutafone of us since 6:45 PM on 03.01.2010

I'm a dad in my thirties.
I work for MS on the Xbox, making features and fixing bugs.
I have a cat and two dogs.
I sometimes make Twitter bots: 1, 2, 3

Groundhog Day: Wave After Wave, This Is My Ocean
Obscurity: Nobody has ever heard of Lemmings

Currently playing
Stephen's Sausage Roll

Dark Souls
Geometry Wars 2
Burnout Paradise
Rayman (original, Origins, Legends)
Tetris Attack
Metroid Prime series
Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3
Descent 1-3
English Country Tune
The Witness

Other places you might find me:
Twitch.tv livestream (PC indie games and Dark Souls)
knutaf on YouTube
@_knutaf on Twitter
Occasionally, I am part of a podcast
I watch a fair bit of anime.
I sometimes listen to music.
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