Last weekend the fan made Metroid 2 project named AM2R went live with a free download of the game. The developer has been working for 4 years on this project, and really poured his heart into it. After receiving DMCA letters the game has been pulled. The following is what the games dev had to say, along with a game-play video.
Video Source – GameXplain
The future of AM2R
Eventually, I learned to program in C#. Now I’m making a living as a professional programmer thanks to what I learned developing a fan game.
The forums started to come alive with fans making feature suggestions, and always being positive and optimistic about the project. I added new contents, trying to be respectful about the established lore. Demo after demo people liked the game. Then the game was out, and for a brief time, players enjoyed the game they were expecting for a long time.
Artistically speaking, I’m satisfied.
I’ll continue improving and fixing AM2R privately.
I’m still working on it.
Instead of sending hate mail, get the original M2 from the eShop. Show them that 2D adventure platformers are still a thing people want.