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Posts tagged “fan games”

Nintendo’s lawyers shut down tool used to make Pokémon fan games

We don't hear much Nintendo news round these PC parts, and when we do it's usually bad. The latest nintenews is that their lawyers have shut down Pokémon Essentials, a set of tools which have been instrumental in many unofficial fan-made Pokémon games on PC, as well as the Wiki containing information on how to use them. A video games company aggressively going after after…

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Fan-sandbox Mega Man Maker adds old friends & foes

We've covered Mega Man Maker a couple times before, but it's worth a renewed mention now on account of the multitude of updates it's received since launch, with its largest - Version 1.3 - being major enough to be worth a shiny new trailer. Plus, it's something fun and free to leave you lot with over the weekend. If you've never played before, then you're in for a…

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Feature: Martyr Man

The lovely disasters of Make a Good Mega Man Level

What do Catholic martyr Sir Thomas More, mythical Norse tree Yggdrasil and comedy ogre Shrek have in common? They all feature in fan creations made for the recent Make A Good Mega Men Level competition. Read on to find out more about these and other strange takes on Mega Man, including the world's most hazardous ice cream factory.

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Let’s Guess The Fate Of The Fate Of Atlantis Fan Remake

Option 1) Disney give it the thumbs up and it carries on to completion, rapturous acclaim and a whole host of olden LucasArts titles getting a similar do-over. Option 2) You know. The other thing. For now, let's just admire the effort and care this five-person team are putting into a 3D remake of classic LucasArts pointer-clicker Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, which…

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Feature: Fly me over the moon

Back In The Cockpit: Wing Commander Saga

Wing Commander Saga isn't the long-awaited big budget continuation of Chris Roberts' epic space combat series, but on the plus side, it's not some Facebook bastardisation of it either. No, it's a huge, spectacularly ambitious fan-sequel that's been in development for the last ten years, which combines burning love for the franchise with the Freespace 2 engine to create a brand new, old-school instalment. But…

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Feature: Where No Fan Has Gone Before

Space Quest: Roger Wilco Not Over And Out

For a classic series like Space Quest to get a fan-made sequel is an achievement. To get three in one month is unprecedented. First came the polished-up remake Space Quest 2 VGA, in which intrepid hero space janitor Roger Wilco finds that saving the galaxy comes with a price, followed by two full-length, brand new adventures picking up where the series left off back in…

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There Is No Silver Lining

Goodbye The Silver Lining. Our culture is formed by the sharing of ideas. Throughout history, for millennia, every piece of art, music, literature and entertainment has been the result of a worldwide collaboration. It's been an astonishing act of creative evolution, the most vibrant and extraordinary gene pool of imagination and inspiration, from which all were free to draw and create. It has been exceptional,…

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