Nintendo’s lawyers are on a bit of a roll lately. First they shut-down the fan-made Pokémon Uranium. Next came Another Metroid 2 Remake, followed late last week by an onslaught of DMCA takedown notices on more than 500 fan games on Game Jolt. They may have finally met their match though.
Nintendo DMCA-ed the developers of No Mario’s Sky, a mashup that combined side-scrolling Mushroom Kingdom platforming with procedurally generated space exploration, because why the hell not do that?
Well, because Nintendo is pretty strict about protecting its copyrights, I suppose. “No Mario’s Sky is no more-io!” developer ASMB Games said. “Thanks everyone for playing and enjoying our little fan game. We would love to see an official Nintendo game in this style — a Mario Galaxy-style game in 2D within a procedurally-generated universe.”
That’s not all though. ASMB Games have a brand new release: DMCA’s Sky. You can probably see where this is going. “Help Spaceman Finn search for Princess Mango in an infinite universe,” the description for the game reads. “Featuring crazy Moombas, an Infinite Universe, muscle, amazing physics and a radical space ship.”
You can download DMCA’s Sky for free — at least until Nintendo’s lawyers step up their game and find a way to get rid of this one too.