Bob Rafei

Sonic Boom’s early designs were “traumatic” for Sonic Team

Sonic Boom introduces a new look for the blue hedgehog and his buddies, but it’s a much more conservative style than some of the early concepts big Red Button came up with, which gave Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka the willies.

6 years ago

Bob Rafei headlines

  • Sonic Boom made for western audiences, character redesigns explained by Sega

    Sonic Boom is the ‘sort-of’ Sonic the Hedgehog reboot made for western audiences. The IP covers a new game for Wii U and 3DS, a TV show and probably a ton of merchandise. Sega has now explained why it’s changing up the characters.

    6 years ago
  • Former Naughty Dog staffer launches Big Red Button

    Bob Rafei, former Naughty Dog art director, has launched Big Red Button Entertainment. There are no details of any projects on the company’s site, but it does say that it has “six original IPs currently in concept development.”The company’s philosophy, according to the site, it to create, “Games you want to watch and films you […]

    12 years ago