How One Small Adventure May Continue
It’s easy to spot the obsession many fans have with the Sonic Adventure franchise, even though it’s been years since Sonic Adventure 2 was released. One of the smaller but more involved portions of the game was the Chao Garden, where players could raise and interact with wide varieties of the virtual species. For many, it is an almost hypnotic experience. So we’re surprised it took this long for someone to try and re-create the garden from scratch.
One fan posting to Sonic Fan Games HQ last week, known as Gigabowzer and on Youtube as Gregg Schaffter, will attempt just that. Chao Garden Online is planned as a 3D environment with multiplayer capabilities. A preview can be found below. While it’s not the prettiest 3D we’ve seen, bear in mind this is early in development and is being built from scratch. Schaffter says he plans to include all the features from Sonic Adventure 2‘s Chao Garden, and more.
The running joke with this community and fan games is that the games never get finished. We suspect there would be more than a few hopeful this project advances and sees a proper release. We will let you know how things move forward with Chao Garden Online in the future.