For decades, a Pokémon game where players can catch and train monsters, together and online, has been a distant fantasy for fans around the world. The camaraderie and competition so integral to the Pokémon story—the tale of a young hopeful going out into the world to make friends and self-actualize—has always felt a…
For decades, Sonic the Hedgehog has inspired an obsessive fandom that’s been difficult to separate from the uneven quality of the games. Fans have created impressive art, music, and even games that pay tribute to the series and its characters. Some of these creations are so impressive, that SEGA brought on fans to…
Super Smash Flash 2, a fan-made Super Smash Brothers tribute by Mcleod Gaming, that features anime characters like Naruto and Goku alongside Nintendo heroes like Mario and Samus, just pushed out a big new beta featuring tons of new heroes.
Some of the people who make Pokémon fan games are scared, if not a bit angry. They’ve been crafting amazing Pokémon games that rival the official releases for a decade, dodging lawsuits and relying on increasingly dated tools. It’s never been easy, but it’s also never been as stressful as it is today.
Earlier this year, Nintendo showed off a 2D version of Zelda that it used to conceptualize some of the mechanics in Breath of the Wild. It was cool! No surprise, then, that a fan decided to recreate that prototype so that anyone could play it.
Mother 4, the long-awaited fan-made sequel to Mother 3, will be rebranding after several high profile DMCA takedowns of other fan games.
Indiana Jones And The Fate of Atlantis is one of the great point and click adventure games. Now, a fan remake has stopped production after being contacted by Lucasfilms.
I don’t imagine that actually being trapped between dimensions would be super fun if it, you know, happened to you, but it sure looks cool. Case in point: Mega Man 2.5D.
Pokémon Prism is a fan-made ROM hack for Pokémon Crystal. Over the course of eight years, creator Koolboyman and his team crafted a new Pokémon experience, which they hoped to release this Christmas. Nintendo hit them with a cease and desist four days before release. Thanks to a group of pirates, the project still…
The creator of Pokémon Prism, a fan made hack for Pokémon Crystal that was due to release on Christmas, says he’s received a cease-and-desist from Nintendo and will have to shut down the project for good.
DoomRL is a free roguelike that uses the Doom setting to offer random, digestible adventures full of super shotguns and cacodemons. Now, a takedown request from ZeniMax threatens to put an end to the project.
The recent controversial takedowns of high-profile yet unofficial Nintendo-related creations paints a picture of an aggressive corporation that punishes fans. But Game Freak, the creators of Pokémon, actually seem remarkably chill about the existence of fan games based on a recent conversation with Kotaku.
I always felt that One-Punch Man’s Saitama and his cyborg student Genos were bound by something stronger than fighting together. What I didn’t consider is that it’s a threesome with one of One-Punch Man’s goofiest villains.
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.