Last Wednesday Pokémon Uranium was released free after fans spent over 9 years developing it. Just a few days before, another fan made game that was a remake of Metroid 2, titled AM2R was pulled because of Nintendo copy right issues. So when Pokémon Uranium was announced online gamers went crazy. We made a post with a link to the game that got so much traffic it crashed our server.
It took 9 years for the developers to get the game up, and only one day to take it down after receiving multiple take down notices. The dev’s say they haven’t received any cease and desist letters from Nintendo’s lawyers, but don’t want to take the risk.
Since the game was downloaded over 1.5 million times I don’t think their hard work was in vain. I personally think Nintendo should congratulate them on a job well done. They might as well, because this is the internet. I’m sure it will be available by many pirate sources. If you missed the download bus, I’m sure if you seek hard enough you can still find it.
The following is a full statement from the developers:
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.
We have no connection to fans who reupload the game files to their own hosts, and we cannot verify that those download links are all legitimate. We advise you to be extremely cautious about downloading the game from unofficial sources.
We are blown away by the response this game has received, and we thank you all so much for your outstanding support.
We will continue to provide Pokémon Uranium-related news and updates through our official channels.
You are welcome to continue discussing and sharing content related to the game on our forums and Discord, where there is a very active community.
Thank you for reading, and let’s share the love of Pokémon!
Sorry about your luck if you didn’t make it in time for the download. I got my copy, and it is awesome! I think the dev’s should be proud of their well received 1.5 million downloads. That’s pretty impressive for a fan made game.