Nintendo Shuts Down "No Mario's Sky," But the Game Still Lives on Kind of
"Thanks everyone for playing and enjoying our little fan game."
Nintendo has apparently issued a copyright claim that has forced the developer's of "No Mario's Sky" to take the Mario/No Man's Sky game down. Developer ASMB Games wrote on its website that "No Mario's Sky is no more-io!" This was probably always going to happen, considering the game's use of the Nintendo IP.
"Thanks everyone for playing and enjoying our little fan game," the studio said. "We would love to see an official Nintendo game in this style--a Mario Galaxy-style game in 2D within a procedurally-generated universe."
While No Mario's Sky is gone, it's been replaced by what ASMB is calling "DMCA's Sky." It's similar to No Mario's Sky, but uses a character named Spaceman Finn instead of Mario who is searching for Princess Mango, not Princess Peach.
"Featuring crazy Moombas, An Infinite Universe, Muscle, Amazing Physics and a Radical Space Ship; DMCA's Sky is the hackneyed remake-gone-mashup you've been craving," the studio said.
You can download it here. As always, be careful when downloading anything from the internet.
No Mario's Sky removal was basically inevitable. It's also not the first fan-made Mario game that Nintendo has shut down. Two fan-made games, Pokemon Uranium and the Metroid 2 Remake, were recently taken down. Pokemon Uranium's creators say they weren't contacted by Nintendo's lawyers and instead took it down out of respect for the right's holders. The Metroid 2 remake, however, was issued a DMCA takedown notice by the Mario publisher.
Nintendo also had the Super Mario 64 HD fan project shut down. The project was a remake of the N64 game's first level, Bob-omb Battlefield, built in Unity.
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