It all started with a conversation in the streets of rage fan group room about how much we all loved the fan made Streets of Rage 2 remake. We were told that the guy who made the remake was not a fan of it and that he was basically ripping off the game he remade. He was going to pull the download links from pirate bay.
Anyway I think we are all mad at the guy who made the fan remake now. We can't find the game on the download sites and he wasn't trying to get rich. He just wanted to make a fan remake which has been done before and is better than most of the game based remakes.
People started freaking out and the fan group had a great debate. Some sided with the guy who made the remake. Others told him to not pull the links. I was in the debate but at the time I thought it was a great idea. I like the fan made remakes and I thought they did a great job. I believed they were good enough to be released. When the guy said he was going to pull the download links I went from being on his side to being against him.
I also felt that if you make a fan remake and don't release it for free then you should not have the right to say who can and can't play it. This is something I feel strongly about. I used to be a teacher and worked in a public library. I once saw a book on someone's desk and when I asked about it I was told it was about a book club.
So they decided to make a fan remake of Streets of Rage, and they also put a lot of love into the game and when it was completed, they went and spoke to SEGA asking for permission to release the game. They were informed that there is a fan remake of Streets of Rage that has been sitting on SEGA’s servers for ages, and can be accessed in some cases. They asked for permission to release this game, and SEGA said that is fine.
The team has over 10 years of experience in doing fan remakes of various classic games with an extremely long list of games that they have worked on including Streets of Rage, Dark Cloud, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2 Special, Sonic 2 Chaotix, 3D Sonic, and Sonic Generations. 827ec27edc