Nintendo Takes Down Popular Pokemon Game Creation Tool

Nintendo’s struggle towards fan-created video games continues as Nintendo is taking down a web-based toolkit that followers have been utilizing to create Pokemon video games for the final 11 years.

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According to a submit on PokeCommunity, Pokemon Essentials (an RPG Maker program particularly designed to create Pokemon video games) and the wikia pages related to it have been faraway from PokeCommunity as a result of a copyright declare from Nintendo. Elsewhere, different corners of the web Pokemon group have reported that they’ve acquired comparable takedown notices associated to the Pokemon Essentials software program. 

On PokeCommunity, international moderator Marin knowledgeable the web site’s customers that they should not “freak out” about this declare and that there is “no purpose to get offended with Nintendo or anybody else concerned. It does not must be an even bigger deal than it ought to be.”

However, some are arguing that this explicit takedown does not make any sense. Their perception is predicated on the concept Pokemon Essentials is predicated on outdated know-how and subsequently is not actually a risk to any new Pokemon tasks. The software program’s developer even believes that Essentials helps younger builders study sure design methods that may be worthwhile to their development as creators. 

Still, the reality of the matter is that it is unimaginable to be shocked by this transfer. Nintendo has been aggressively pursuing the takedown of on-line Pokemon tasks for years now. Many of these tasks – such because the formidable Pokemon Uranium – utilized the Pokemon Essentials software program. It was solely a matter of time till Nintendo was prepared and capable of go after Essentials somewhat than particular person tasks. 

If it is any consolation to followers of Essentials, the software program’s group is assured that it’ll unfold on-line as a result of small file dimension of the know-how and the truth that it has been handed round a lot over the past decade. 

Matthew Byrd is a workers author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days making an attempt to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed collection of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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