This project is currently in the alpha stage of development.
Bearing this in mind, please do not expect any screenshots, gameplay videos, or game demos while in this development phase.
The quality of this game is of utmost importance to me, and its development is not being rushed whatsoever. As such, there are no planned set in stone release dates.
The final game will be publicly released only when I am thoroughly satisfied that it is comprehensively complete.
Sonic The Hedgehog 5 will be out when it is done, and not any time sooner.
Your patience is greatly appreciated during this game's lengthy development time.
Sonic The Hedgehog 5 is a non-profit fan game based on SEGA's Sonic The Hedgehog franchise. It is not officially tied to SEGA in any way.
All copyright and trademarks of the Sonic The Hedgehog name, characters, as well as the overall intellectual property, belong to SEGA.
Me, the other team members, and Sonic The Hedgehog 5 itself, do not intend to infringe upon any copyright or trademark laws.
Any and all distribution of this fan game from Nez Tech (www.neztech.org) and the project leader (Myself, Naean Howlett-Foster, also known by nickname Nez Man.), including through external websites (Such as www.mediafire.com, for file hosting purposes.) will be done 100% free of charge. Absolutely no monetary gain will occur via this fan game's intended and controllable distribution. Please be cautious of suspicious download offers and malicious website pages, which may contain malware for example.
To ensure that your download(s) of Sonic The Hedgehog 5 files are safe and correct, always download this fan game's files directly from www.neztech.org or its list of verified external links.
To further help distance myself and other team members from hot waters, there are no optional donation channels directly related to this fan game. There are absolutely no ways for people to send me money *in direct relation to Sonic The Hedgehog 5, be it to cover development costs or to receive the fan game itself. Any and all offers that originate from others which claim to be legitimate donation/purchase options for this fan game are not to be trusted whatsoever. If Sonic The Hedgehog 5, or any portion of it, is offered for download or play via mandatory payments, strictly no money exchange should actually take place.
Sonic The Hedgehog 5 from Nez Tech will always remain completely free to download and play. Please do not pay for this fan game!
* While people can choose to support me financially (By sending me PayPal Donations, becoming Patrons of my Patreon account, and buying my merchandise from DeviantArt and Redbubble.) any and all profits made from these sources will not directly impact development of the Sonic 5 Fan Game.
The Sonic 5 Fan Game will continue being developed regardless of any and all external financial support from others. Money given to me by others will not impact this fan game in any way, shape or form. Donations will not result in any special treatment (Such as 'paid perk' distribution of special demos, for example.) in relation to the Sonic 5 Fan Game.