Sega encourages fans to keep making Sonic content, takes shot at Nintendo

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Looks like Sega does what Nintendon’t. At least in the case of fan-made games using their IPs.

These past few months, we’ve had the release of fan games such as the Metroid II remake AM2RNo Mario’s Sky, and most recently a Sonic game by the name of Green Hill Paradise Act 2. To put it briefly: it acts as a 3D version of the classic Green Hill Zone, but with open-world elements. Check out the trailer below for more details.

The first two games previously mentioned, AM2R and No Mario’s Sky, were unfortunately forced by Nintendo to be taken down for using their IPs. For Green Hill Paradise Act 2, however, Sega had a different approach. The game was being played on the famous Let’s Play channel The Game Grumps, and the Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube page had one thing to say:
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Talk about being a good sport. While a huge company such as Nintendo acts like Disney when it comes to protecting their IPs, some would argue that the way they handle it is a little too far-fetched. These fan developers aren’t making any money off the property and are instead devoting their time and effort to make something that represents their love for Nintendo. AM2R for example took NINE years to make! With that in mind, it is fantastic to see Sega supporting their fans to make great content.

I didn’t think I would be saying this, but it looks like Nintendo could learn a thing or two from Sega.

sonic-green-hill-paradise-act-2Source: Kotaku

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