Nintendo Fan Games BANNED from The Game Awards?

Game News: Nintendo Fan Games BANNED from The Game Awards?

Two fan games, AM2R and Pokemon Uranium, have mysteriously gone missing from The Game Awards candidates for Best Fan Creation. Did Nintendo exert some pressure to get them booted?

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  • Gamer3427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold taC terceS

    5 months ago

    It's understandable that Nintendo has to protect their IP. What isn't understandable though is that you never hear about this sort of thing from any other game developers towards their fans, unless the fan made game is directly trying to make money. Particularly not the big name developers. So the question is why is it that Nintendo feels the need to do this sort of thing, when clearly other developers don't?

  • BByamete FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Bukkake

    5 months ago

    Think of it in this scenario: the fan-made game has content to which Nintendo disagree with (e.g., politics, sexually explicit materials), it'll damage the reputation of the company even if they had no part in the creation of those games simply because the developers are tacking on their IP. Especially a company like Nintendo that tries hard to keep their brand family-friendly. I'm not saying that the two games mentioned has any content like that, but if Nintendo allows these games, other developers will.


    Also, it's ironic that the so-called "fan"-developers are marketing themselves with Nintendo IP. If they are true fans, they wouldn't need to use the IP's of the game they claim to be fans of to be successful. The fact that they still refuse to change their name just shows that these "fans" are just using Nintendo to promote their game. So who's immoral now?


    And lastly, how on earth did you guys think that it's a good idea to report with such a biased and skewed view? To instigate a mob?

    • rem234 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VLK_Static

      5 months ago

      Your kind of making an over dramatization of the situation. The whole point is that these are fan games, which are not making anything for profit. And also they arent really changing or adding anything like politics or sexually explicit materials. That isnt what fan games are about. And its one thing to crack down on that sort of thing, another to hit down on the fan projects that are clearly just people who love the originals. 


      You dont get the point if you think they just want to promote their game and thats why they use pokemon/metroid ect. They do that because they love the material and want to honor that in some way. That is why they are free games. And Nintendo is one of the few big publishers that really doesnt even allow mods or things to any of their stuff.

  • MartyGras2

    5 months ago

    Damn.  If that is true that sucks.  Pokémon Uranium is great and looks nice.

  • crazyguy1588 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    AMR2 was great! They should still get a shout out at the game awards.

  • RiverRunning

    5 months ago

    At what point does some company decide to enter the same market as Nintendo (Children's and Family games) and trounce them simply because the fans don't get screwed over by the company? It could even be Sony or Microsoft if they got their head out of their hyperrealistic butts and started promoting addictive games (though, granted, Destiny was a good start with that but aim at younger kids and you get them hooked for life!)

  • syteless FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    The info about the developers of Pokémon Uranium continuing to support the game might be old info. Sometime between the last know video and this one, I had learned that the developers couldn't support it anymore and now the community has taken up support of the online part of it.


    I can't check right now if this is still the case, I can suggest investigating the Pokemon Uranium Discord server or subreddit for more info

    • rem234 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VLK_Static

      5 months ago

      I think you are correct, some other dickery happened and i think it killed their ability to properly support it.

  • AxelDrake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    I mean...this is absolutely no surprise. And I don't blame Nintendo for having such a hard stance on this sort of thing considering that it's usually done to attract or maintain investors and shareholders.

    • RiverRunning

      5 months ago

      I do, they're being dicks about it - yes, IP law is also a dick but that doesn't mean you have to support it c.f. the entire rest of the industry.

    • AxelDrake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      How are they being dicks about protecting their IP from abuse?

    • rem234 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold VLK_Static

      5 months ago

      There is a difference between protecting their IPs and just being dicks. Nintendo squashes any fan related items to be fair about it. Multiple fun little videos that were being made, not to make profit but because it was something they loved got killed because of nintendo, not just fan games. Not too mention all the mods, which are just mods, that got killed too.

    • AxelDrake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      It's their IP, though. At the end of the day, it's their choice what to make of it, and how they want to protect their brand. It's kind of weird to get upset for them just because other people are lax. 

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 7-4 M-F CDT

    5 months ago

    "Given Nintendo's track record..." Completely agree.