Some of the people who make Pokemon fan games are scared, if not a bit angry. They have been crafting amazing Pokemon games that rival the official releases for a decade, dodging lawsuits and relying on increasingly dated tools. It's never been easy, but it's also never been as stressful as it is today.
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A month ago, a Pokemon fan game with nine years of development got shut down by Nintendo. The creators didn't seem particularly sad about it, though: over a million people downloaded the game, and the devs planned to continue supporting it for those people. But now, that's changing.
There's something about playing Pokemon Uranium that feels strangely illicit for a game about collecting cute critters. The developers behind the massive fan project took down the 'official' download last weekend to avoid any potential legal action by Nintendo, so the only way for me to play the game was to track down someone else who could send me the file.
After nine years of work on Pokémon Uranium, the fans who made it have removed all download links for the game from their website, saying they want to respect Nintendo's wishes that the game no longer be distributed, despite the fact that it's already been downloaded 1.5 million times.