All sorts of things get made over the process of a game jam, and occasionally some of them are hilariously great. That was the case for No Mario’s Sky, which ended up being something like a basic platformer that let you fly off world so you could stomp more goombas.
But as they are want to do, Nintendo quickly moved to shut the project down. So the creators responded with a new game: DMCA’s Sky.
The developers announced on itch.io that the online marketplace had received a takedown notice from Nintendo of America for the Ludum Dare project, which was uploaded last week.
Nintendo’s lawyers have been on the warpath of late. In August alone, representatives for Nintendo of America issued takedown notices to Project AM2R, a fan remake of Metroid 2, and Pokemon Uranium, a game that was in development for nine years.
Just last week Game Jolt was asked to take down hundreds of free fan-made creations for infringing on Nintendo’s trademarks and copyright.
To comply with Nintendo’s legal department, ASMB Games have changed Goombas have been changed to Moombas and a few other references. Coins now look like green shields, and the question mark blocks now look a little more like an aged computer screen.
You can download DMCA’s Sky for Windows, Mac and Linux here, although Linux users with NVIDIA cards should download the latest binary drivers to avoid crashes.