Just over a month after pulling downloads for their title, the developer behind the Pokemon Uranium fan game has called it quits. In a statement on Twitter, the team said that they are no longer working on the game and will offer no new updates or patches.
"Since the beginning, working on Pokemon Uranium has been an incredible adventure. When we started this Fan Game project nine years ago, none of us imagined how big of an impact it would have on our lives. Developing this game has inspired us to improve our skills, has taught us about the importance of teamwork and the value of a passionate, dedicated community," said the Uranium team in their statement.
"Unfortunately, as Pokemon Uranium is a Fan Game, there is a limit to how far projects such as these can go. We are therefore ceasing development on this project. As such, we, the creators of this game, will no longer be offering game downloads, updates, online services or support for Pokemon Uranium."
Pokemon Uranium was a fan game nine years in development, starting with the visual style of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire and moving on to create a whole new region for the game. The team created new Pokemon, new skills, and an entirely new story for the title. Their work paid off in the game's release early last month, but Nintendo's legal team filed a number of takedown notices, removing the title from official download sites. The team responded by pulling all of its download links, leaving Pokemon Uranium as an underground title.
"We have been notified of multiple takedown notices from lawyers representing Nintendo of America," the team behind the game said at the time. "While we have not personally been contacted, it's clear what their wishes are, and we respect those wishes deeply. Therefore, we will no longer provide official download links for the game through our website."
Seemingly, the month in-between that decision and this one was enough for the developers to move onto new things. Another group of fans have since announced that they will continue to support and update the title.