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After Nine Years Of Work, Fans Release Their Own Pokémon Game

Pokémon Uranium, one of the more interesting attempts by fans to build an all-new Pokémon game, is finally finished!

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We wrote about it a few years back, not just because of the length of time it’s taken the team to put it together, but for how ambitious the whole project is. It has a tropical setting, features over 150 new custom-made Pokémon, the ability to talk to your creatures and even a whole new class: Nuclear Pokémon.

Here’s a trailer celebrating the game’s v1.0 release:

Maybe most exciting, aside from all the creative differences, are some technical ones. Namely, that the game supports both online trading and battling.

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Note that this obviously isn’t something you can buy, nor is it necessarily intended to be played on a Nintendo handheld; instead, it’s a standalone .exe that you play on a PC.

You can get it here.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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warmhotself
warmhotself

Seeing as how Nintendo will kill this in the time it takes me to write this comment, I genuinely wonder why the people who made this didn’t invest all that time into making their own original game, which they could actually sell. As soon as Nintendo sees this they will crush these guys’ hard work, so I kinda think... what’s the point? Make your own monster-catching IP.