A month ago, a Pokémon fan game with nine years of development got shut down by Nintendo. The creators didn’t seem particularly sad about it, though: over a million people downloaded the game, and the devs planned to continue supporting it for those people. But now, that’s changing.
If Overwatch fan culture is anything to go by, there’s only one thing people want to see Overwatch characters do more than fight: date. That’s where fan games come in. But with lawyers hiding in bushes and trees, waiting to spring their DMCA traps, making video game characters kiss ain’t easy.
Sonic the Hedgehog has always struggled in 3D. From the picky camera of Sonic Adventure to Sonic Unleashed and its odd melee combat, Sega’s mascot has never quite gotten it right. Thankfully, fans are here to make it all better with Green Hill Paradise Act 2.
There’s something about playing Pokémon Uranium that feels strangely illicit for a game about collecting cute critters. The developers behind the massive fan project took down the ‘official’ download last weekend to avoid any potential legal action by Nintendo, so the only way for me to play the game was to track down…
Mashing together unlikely pairings results in hilarious Pokémon—that’s exactly why Alex Onsager’s fusion website, which lets people create Frankenstein Pokémon with a few easy clicks, blew up the internet a while back. I have a feeling fusions are about to make a comeback in 2015, though—and it’s all thanks to a cool…
Pokémon Uranium isn't your typical Pokémon fan game. The developers seem to be pouring everything into making a game that looks fresh—a quality that is unusual for the franchise.
Forget Chuck-e-Cheese-like animatronics. Those are already a little bit creepy on their own. Corrupting Disney characters, however, is a bit more unsettling.
On its own, Five Nights at Freddy's can be a terrifying, tense experience. Now imagine that you're playing against other actual people, and not just computer-controlled animatronics.
After more than eight years in development, the most complete, perhaps the most obsessive game in Sega's Streets of Rage series has been released in its final form. The fan-made Streets of Rage Remake is finally finished and—best of all—free to download.