It will be obvious to many, looking at these lists, that compared to previous years, there was a low turnout in the 2DPC section this year.
This greatly surprised the SHC Judges as we expected a healthy amount of mods that could have been submitted, as Mania modding is still going strong with many mods still in development, as well as progress being made in the RSDK decompilations which have been picking up in development.
A key thing to note is that many of the RSDK modders are moving onto the decompilations of Sonic 1 / 2 / CD over Mania, and many tools are still in development, which has meant some people have chose to wait for these to be ready, before working on something that would be worthy of submission to the SHC.
Whilst this may disappoint many who wanted to play Mania mods and mods from the decompilations, there are also plenty of Retro and 3D submissions to play instead. We have 41 Contest and 40 Expo submissions altogether.