fan games

Nintendo's Lawyers Need To Chill

Nintendo's Lawyers Need To Chill

Here’s a taste of where we’re at in 2019: Every single time Kotaku writes about a fan game involving Nintendo characters, the first comments are never about the ambition or quality of the project.
Annual Festival Shows Off The Most Interesting Sonic Fan Games Out There

Annual Festival Shows Off The Most Interesting Sonic Fan Games Out There

The Sonic Amateur Games Expo is a yearly showcase of ROM hacks and fan games. This year’s selection was full of gorgeous art, twisty levels, and new takes on the franchise’s speedy gameplay. These
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Dating Sim Lets You Kiss A JoJo

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Dating Sim Lets You Kiss A JoJo

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of the most influential mangas of all time. References to it show up in dozens of anime, and Hirohiko Araki, the manga’s author, has even shown his work in the Louvre.
Inside The Fan-Made Pokémon MMO Played By Tens Of Thousands

Inside The Fan-Made Pokémon MMO Played By Tens Of Thousands

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
The Hackers And Modders Behind The Next Official Sonic Game

The Hackers And Modders Behind The Next Official Sonic Game

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
The World of Pokémon Fan Games Has Become A Minefield

The World of Pokémon Fan Games Has Become A Minefield

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
Zelda Fan Game Turns Breath of the Wild Prototype Into Thing You Can Play

Zelda Fan Game Turns Breath of the Wild Prototype Into Thing You Can Play

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
Fan-Made Mother 4 Is No Longer 'Mother 4'

Fan-Made Mother 4 Is No Longer 'Mother 4'

Mother 4, the long-awaited fan-made sequel to Mother 3, will be rebranding after several high profile DMCA takedowns of other fan games.Read more...
Lucasfilm Asks Fate Of Atlantis Remake To Shut Down

Lucasfilm Asks Fate Of Atlantis Remake To Shut Down

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.Read more...
Mega Man Remade In 2.5D

Mega Man Remade In 2.5D

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. Read more...
Pirates Leak Pokémon Prism After Nintendo Shuts It Down

Pirates Leak Pokémon Prism After Nintendo Shuts It Down

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.
Another Pokémon Fan Game Says Nintendo Shut Them Down

Another Pokémon Fan Game Says Nintendo Shut Them Down

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
Bethesda Tells Popular Doom Fan Game To Shut Down

Bethesda Tells Popular Doom Fan Game To Shut Down

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
Here's What The Creators of Pokémon Sun and Moon Think About Fan Games

Here's What The Creators of Pokémon Sun and Moon Think About Fan Games

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,
One-Punch Man Sex Game Gets Discounts Right

One-Punch Man Sex Game Gets Discounts Right

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