While no one expected it to last long, No Mario’s Sky, a fan-made game, has been pulled down by a copyright claim from Nintendo. Not folding so easily however, developer ASMB Games has relaunched the game as DMCA’s Sky.
Made during a 72 hour game jam, an event that tasks small teams of developers with making a game from start to finish in a short time, No Mario’s Sky blended procedural generation with challenging Super Mario style platforming. After receiving a DMCA notice (legal notification that you are about to get hit with a copyright suit) from Nintendo however, the team of four developers at ASMB Games pulled the game down.
“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,” the developers wrote in an announcement.
Following a few adjustments though, the game is back as DMCA’s Sky. “Help Spaceman Finn search for Princess Mango in an infinite universe (that may contain no Mangoes),” the game’s description reads. “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.”