2016 has cemented itself as a year rife with tensions surrounding fan games. High profile projects like Pokémon Uranium and the Metroid 2 remake AM2R were quickly shut down after pressure from Nintendo. The company also removed hundreds of games from GameJolt and another large scale takedown against itch.io on December 21st.


“It is very clear to us that being extremely strict in copyright enforcement has done nothing towards reducing the number of fan games that appear,” the Prism Distributors said. “All this does is attract more attention than it pushes away.”

“To the various people that have reached out to thank us for distributing the game, make sure to thank [Pokémon Prism developer] Koolboyman and the nsomniart crew as well,” they said. “Our work was done in 8 hours; his took 8 years.”