The other day a fan-made Pokemon game called Pokemon Uranium was launched after 9 years of hard work by its creator. However it looks like Nintendo doesn’t really care how cool it is or how long it took its creators to make the game. The company has sent takedown notices to its creators, asking them to remove the download links to the game.
The creators are taking the news well and are being pretty respectful of Nintendo’s stance.
They say, “After receiving more than 1,500,000 downloads of our game, we have been notified of multiple takedown notices from lawyers representing Nintendo of America. While we have not personally been contacted, it’s clear what their wishes are, and we respect those wishes deeply. Therefore, we will no longer provide official download links for the game through our website.”
It is surprising that it took that long for Nintendo to issue warnings. The creators should have known that this would happoen, but I guess the game was a labor of love for them. Of course the company can’t stop players who downloaded the game from playing it, but if you were hoping to download it now, you are out of luck. Sorry Pokemon fans.