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Stop Destroying Fan Games

The title screen for Pokemon Uranium
When you are too protective of your property, you will start to lose fans.

Big-name companies and fan projects have a complex history. We have seen many come up with their own interpretations of popular properties, only to be hit with a cease and desist letter soon after they release it into the wild. Publishers and owners react to these projects as a threat to their brand.

I, for one, am a fan of fan projects (what a mouthful) – especially when it comes to video games. And often, this kind of censorship feels like a smack in the face to the community who loves a particular company’s work. Fan games need to be encouraged, not destroyed, and when are so protective of your work, you alienate the very people who appreciate your creations. Continue reading Stop Destroying Fan Games