Pokemon Sun and Moon creators talk about fan games and invite fan game devs to apply at Game Freak

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    In a recent interview with Kotaku, Pokémon Sun and Moon’s producer Junichi Masuda expressed his thoughts on Pokémon fan games when prompted the question.

    “Yes, of course, I see a lot of the—well, it’s hard to say an example, but I see a lot of people on Twitter [sending me] different takes [on Pokémon],” Masuda said, referencing to not only fan games but fan arts and such.

    He continued by adding: “If I see that you are having fun creating things, or working on an art project...working on game development, we kind of share that feeling.”

    Masuda even went on to encourage those fan game developers to join his team. “In general terms, as creators we both have fun creating things, and at Game Freak we are always looking for skilled individuals, so please apply!”

    There you have it Pokémon fan game developers! Game Freak might hire you for the next Pokémon installment!

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  2. smileyhead

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    Holy shit. :O
     
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  4. RustInPeace

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    Gameinformer did a "burning questions" with Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori, the former pretty much said the same thing, as Uranium was brought up. I expected a legal spiel, but I was surprised to read the encouragement. It makes me think The Pokemon Company act independent from Game Freak. So, TPC is Nintendo, Game Freak is basically Sega (they encourage fanmade Sonic games for example).
     
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    What has happened
    1. Nintendo shuts down fan projects of their games.
    2. Fans backlash
    3. Nintendo offer job to said people
    4. @Sonic Angel Knight is like O_O
    What should happen
    1. Null all cease and desist orders and drop charges on all nintendo based fn projects including fan art (yes even nsfw ones)
    2. Allow fan projects games to be free. (seriously do NOT sell these fan projects)
    3. Then hire them to make new game under nintendo licence if they do wish to be hired.
    4. Make everyone happy.
    And i'll still be confused. But least people will be happy :P
     
  6. cearp

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    that's really nice to hear :)
     
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    Fixed.
     
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  8. kingraa777

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    Should hire the pokemon uranium devs
     
  9. LiveLatios

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    why
    does this mean nintendo will stop C&D'ing pokemon fangames?
     
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    Seriously? I've translated XY and ORAS to Chinese. I'm just hoping they don't send me warning letters. It happened in the past to one of the Chinese translation groups.
     
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    No. It means they give a chance for the devs to join their team. They won't be less protective of their copyrighted material, though.
     
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    Here are all open positions, but

    Required
    ・Resume in Japanese.
    ・Japanese language skill at a high enough level for the purposes of game development
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.

    to all the people that seems to fail to understand.

    gamefreak is not nintendo.
    gamefreak and nintendo are 2 different companies...
    gamefreak may be totally ok and even encorage people to do fangames. however nintendo is the real one that does not agree with fan made games,
    nintendo owns pokemon. gamefreak develops it (or did, not sure if they still have that job) pokemon games..
     
  14. osaka35

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    Nintendo will be the ones going after copyright holders. Gamefreak develop the main games mainly. Different wheel-houses and different companies. edit:ninja a bit
     
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    What a complex relationshop=.=
    I would rather not work in GF because I have my own ambition. But the official translation really sucks for Chinese. Where did they find the translators=.=
     
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    And about my Logos he don't even cared to see .A. /dies XD /
    Nice to se ethe way stuff are getting , fans being able to get close to the original development o3o
    ma sthis is simple, nintendo don't directly take action about the violation policy, masuda onlu knew about fangame because fans showing him it. Wo take down projects aren't nontendo or gamefreaks directly, is someone hired to do it
     
  17. DeoNaught

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    Over there ;)
    WHAT official Pokémon Urianium, probly not.
     
  18. Sliter

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    Also this is an oportinity I dream for but well I don't know japanese and can't go easily to japan (seeing that they don't help with intership...) so it's not for me yet ...
    wanting fans as work hand is not the same as canonizinh fanworks, this is not a good idea because it also breaks a lot of series canon ...
     
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    As it has been said time and time again, Game Freak is NOT Nintendo.
    And it is the Pokémon Company that sends the C&D letters to all Fan related games about Pokémon, despite Nintendo owning the trademark.
    Which is normal because said company has the purpose of handling, merchandise and licensing issues, which includes (yes, you guessed it), copyright infrigments of the brand. XD
     
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    That mean....GameFreak have a right to bring fan game back. TAKE THAT, NINTENDO!