To celebrate Zelda’s 30th aniversary, cheeky fans Scott Lininger and Mike Magee have brought the original Legend of Zelda to life with a fresh 3rd perspective.
The game was available from http://www.zelda30tribute.com/, but no more.
It wasn’t long before Nintendo swooped down in all its might and crushed this little fan mad game. It’s not the first time and was somewhat expected.
The creators had this to say:
“Nintendo asked us to remove this site for copyright infringement. I guess Zelda30Tribute was a little too pixel perfect. We’re sad about that, but we get it. We started this project because we love Nintendo and the joy they have given us throughout the years. From the start of development, we knew this result could potentially happen. Nintendo has every right to protect their IP. No complaints from us, we had a blast working on this tribute and made some friends along the way.
Big thanks to the half million folks who played our game! We learned a bunch and wrote some code that others might learn from, too. We plan to post the project to Github soon, once we’ve had a chance to remove Nintendo-owned assets.
We both have future software projects in the works. If you would like to keep in touch, please follow us on social media or join our mailing list. We’ll let you know!
This was not the greatest game in the world, no. This was just a tribute. Thank you Nintendo for the inspiration!”