So my last threadless went the full week of voting. Really cool to get over 1500 votes – but they weren’t all good! ended up with a figure of 2.05, which is okay, but not gonna get any designs made any time soon!
So I have a few other designs I think would work on shirts and I brushed up (well.. vectored up) an old design and submitted it as a new design, call iSpy. Take a look at it and vote if you like it!
Now don’t get me wrong, I love nintendo as much as the next bloke, BUT! When I was a lad, nothing really swayed me toward the potential of videogame consoles as a platform (as opposed to my trusty 5086 amstrad of the time) than seeing Sonic the Hedgehog on the Mega Drive at a friend’s house. Sure i’d been playing on consoles and appreciated their charm prior to this – i’d regularly visit my mate James and spend hours battling through Mario Bros and Chip ‘n’ Dale on his NES, but there was something about the speed of hurtling through levels that really opened my eyes to console gaming.
Granted its likely that the leap to 16bit didn’t hurt things (a 16bit RISC processor you say? wowzer) but there was more to Sonic than the speed (if only a little more!) – the level design, and general pinball-esque concept was undeniably addictive and that’s what assured Sonic a place in all our hearts as a gaming ‘classic’.
Now i’m sure there are plenty of my friends, largely die-hard ninty fans that would quaff at the idea of my love of Sonic, and this is thanks in no small part to the demise of the Sonic games. Some stronger supporters than I would argue that Sonic games continued to be great as far as the Saturn and Dreamcast, but for me, it all went wrong when ‘Sonic 3D’ came out on the Mega Drive around ’96. This isometric view sonic was the first attempt to revamp the series by presenting the same characters & world from a new viewpoint. Big Mistake! ’3D was slow (granted it was still a megadrive game, but the action was far slower than the previous Sonic games) and just didn’t have any of the appeal or level design sense of madness that gripped you throughout 1, 2, & Knuckles etc..
Nowadays Sega are out of the hardware game. They concentrate their efforts solely on software and are doing well again, but i’ve never really sat and thought back about my days playing Sonic until I saw the following trailer for Sonic : Unleashed, which really made me think they might have come up with another potentially classic Sonic game.. Well I’m excited anyway
So my first submission to threadless.com wasn’t too well recieved. Closing voting (as per the rules) after the first 24 hours, due to low score – ending up at 1.6 out of 5, yikes! Oh well, i’ve kept doodling and come up with another design based on one of my favourite things, my toy robot, who you’ll notice also features in my latest site design. Anyway, enough chat, heres the link…
Please keep checking back to see if it gets approved, and then vote if you like the design!
So its been a few days and my shirt design has been approved, so it has a chance at being made! I find this ace, its a long shot but if you vote for me it could happen! Please click the link below and vote me happy!
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