Sonic World Stage Contest: Guidelines

9 Strong Years! Release 1 of Sonic World released at February 14th 2014, with the DX Anniversary Demo releasing on the same date in 2019.

To mark 9 years of Sonic World and 4 years of the first Sonic World DX Demo, we have decided to celebrate the community and make this contest.

The Modding community of this game has always been strong, but was at its strongest between Release 7 and Release 9 (2016-2019). In order to revitalize the modding scene, we decided to host this contest and encourage anyone with an interest in modding this game a shot.

Unlike previous competitions, there is no specific theme. Just create whatever stage you want to! Be it a remake of a classic stage, a rip of an existing Sonic stage, or something entirely original!


Absolutely new to stage modding? We have a full tutorial that is relevant to the latest version!

Want to join but don’t have any idea on what to make? This page is a good reference to what Sonic levels have representation in World! Click the image below to see:


Unlike previous contests, this one will be User Voted!

Rewards include:

  • A Steam key for any Sonic Game
  • Early access to SWDX content (preview builds)
  • A vanity Contest Winner role on the Discord Server


Once the voting period opens, a HUB World/Island with all contestant stages will be available for people to try out the stages, or they could download stages separately by the respective creators.

At the same time a During the voting period a channel will open up with all entries to vote for.


The RULES are as follows:

  • This must be made 100% compatible with SWDX V1 or later.
  • There are no restrictions on what stage to make. Go wild!
  • The stage must be fully objected and completable.
  • The stage can be either a Single Act or 5-Act stage.
  • Original stages, and game rips are allowed
  • Ports of OTHER people’s legacy stages are NOT allowed
  • Do not claim anyone else’s work as your own.
  • Submit your entry to the dedicated forum on the Discord’s modding channel.
  • The stage must be published on the SWDX Gamebanana page.

Dates and Deadlines

Submission Deadline: 1st June 2023 0:00 GMT
Voting Period: 3rd – 9th July 2023

I really hope you may consider participating, sharing your Sonic ideas to the World!

Have Fun!