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Contrast with GameMod and can overlap with FanSequel and FanRemake. See also ''VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}'', ''[=OpenBOR=]'' and ''VideoGame/RPGMaker'', [[GameMaker video game engines]] that are used to make their own fan games for {{Fighting Game}}s, BeatEmUp and {{RPG}}s respectively.

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Contrast with GameMod and can overlap with FanSequel and FanRemake. See also ''VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}'', ''[=OpenBOR=]'' and ''VideoGame/RPGMaker'', UsefulNotes/RPGMaker, [[GameMaker video game engines]] that are used to make their own fan games for {{Fighting Game}}s, BeatEmUp and {{RPG}}s respectively.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': While most fan games from this franchise are ROM hacks, ''VideoGame/PokemonUranium'' took 9 years to make in ''VideoGame/RPGMaker'', and it features a whole new region with 100+ new {{mons}}. Unfortunately, it was taken down to avoid copyright claims.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': While most fan games from this franchise are ROM hacks, ''VideoGame/PokemonUranium'' took 9 years to make in ''VideoGame/RPGMaker'', UsefulNotes/RPGMaker, and it features a whole new region with 100+ new {{mons}}. Unfortunately, it was taken down to avoid copyright claims.



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* Due to the 10+ year SequelGap after ''VideoGame/TheGreatGianaSisters'', the ''VideoGame/GianaSisters'' has had several fan-games:
** ''Giana's Return'' is a FanSequel that began development in 1998 and ended development in 2004. A different coder restarted the game but almost had to quit because [[VideoGame/GianaSistersDS an official sequel]] was coming out; ''Giana's Return'' was allowed to continue as long as it was freeware. The last patch for the game was released in 2014.
** ''Giana Madness'' is a cancelled 3D fan game.
** ''Mario & Giana Adventure'' is a 3D crossover between ''Giana Sisters'' and ''Super Mario Bros''.
** ''Giana Worlds'' is a 1999 FanSequel to the original game. It has a cancelled sequel called ''Giana Worlds 2''.



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* ''VisualNovel/LoveIsStrange'' is a {{romance|Game}} VisualNovel based on ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange''.


* ''VideoGame/Rayman'' [[https://raymanpc.com/wiki/en/List_of_notable_Rayman_fangames has list of some fangames made by different developers]].

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* ''VideoGame/Rayman'' ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'' [[https://raymanpc.com/wiki/en/List_of_notable_Rayman_fangames has list of some fangames made by different developers]].


* ''Franchise/Rayman'' [[https://raymanpc.com/wiki/en/List_of_notable_Rayman_fangames has list of some fangames made by different developers]].

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* ''Franchise/Rayman'' ''VideoGame/Rayman'' [[https://raymanpc.com/wiki/en/List_of_notable_Rayman_fangames has list of some fangames made by different developers]].

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*''Franchise/Rayman'' [[https://raymanpc.com/wiki/en/List_of_notable_Rayman_fangames has list of some fangames made by different developers]].


** ''Project AXSX'' refers to a [[DevelopmentHell long-running]] attempt to recreate the famous cancelled ''Sonic'' game ''Sonic X-Treme''. It is one of various attempts but is the most well-known.

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** ''Project AXSX'' refers to a [[DevelopmentHell long-running]] attempt to recreate the famous cancelled ''Sonic'' game ''Sonic X-Treme''.''VideoGame/SonicXTreme''. It is one of various attempts but is the most well-known.


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** ''VideoGame/SonicStudio'' is a Mega Drive-style game where players can build their own ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' levels. All the sprites are built from the ground-up.

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* ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesRescuePalooza'' is a fan game of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' that pays homage to the {{Licensed Game}}s of the cartoon developed by Creator/{{Konami}}.


* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'':



** ''Super Mario Fusion'' was a ''Franchise/{{Mario}}'' fan game with a focus on Mario and friends adventuring through the {{Real World|Episode}}, with assets from ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' as a basis. Eventually, other developers began adding [[MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover more content and playable characters from other games,]] such as [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic, Tails,]] [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Roll,]] [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Arthur,]] and many more, eventually renaming the project ''VideoGame/MushroomKingdomFusion''. Unfortunately, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR_etUlYSOE a number of factors led to the project's cancellation]]. The original head developer went on to make ''VideoGame/SuperMarioFusionRevival'' with intent to {{revisit|ingTheRoots}} the initial concept.

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** ''Super Mario Fusion'' was a ''Franchise/{{Mario}}'' fan game with a focus on Mario and friends adventuring through the {{Real World|Episode}}, with assets from ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' as a basis. Eventually, other developers began adding [[MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover more content and playable characters from other games,]] such as [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic, Tails,]] [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Roll,]] [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Arthur,]] and many more, eventually renaming the project ''VideoGame/MushroomKingdomFusion''. Unfortunately, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR_etUlYSOE a number of factors led to the project's cancellation]]. The original head developer went on to make ''VideoGame/SuperMarioFusionRevival'' with intent to {{revisit|ingTheRoots}} the initial concept.

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* ''VideoGame/EggsForBart'' is a horror game based on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and a line from ''WebVideo/GameGrumps''.


Sometimes fans love a property so much that they end up making derivative works. One such type is the fan video game.

A fan video game, or "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fangame fan game]]" for short, is technically any type of game made by fans. In the context of this article, however, it is a game that is made completely (or near-completely) from the ground up. This contrasts it with a GameMod, which uses an existing game as its basis. Unlike an UnlicensedGame, these games are [[FreewareGames rarely sold for profit]].

Fan games are prone to {{Troubled Production}}s and are oftentimes {{vaporware}}. In contrast with just modding a game, making an original title can just be too much work for fans (especially since there is no profit in it). Other times, a [[FanworkBan cease-and-desist]] from the content owner puts an end to the project.

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Sometimes fans love a property so much that they end up making derivative works. {{derivative works}}. One such type is the fan video game.

{{video game}}.

A fan video game, or "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fangame fan game]]" for short, is technically any type of game made by fans, for fans. In the context of this article, however, it is a game that is made completely (or near-completely) from the ground up. This contrasts it with a GameMod, which uses an existing game as its basis. Unlike an UnlicensedGame, these games are [[FreewareGames rarely sold for profit]].

Fan games are prone to {{Troubled Production}}s and are oftentimes {{vaporware}}. In contrast with just modding a game, making an original title can just be too much work for fans (especially since [[DoingItForTheArt there is no profit in it).it]]). Other times, a [[FanworkBan cease-and-desist]] from the content owner puts an end to the project.



* ''VideoGame/TerrordromeTheGameRiseOfTheBoogeymen'' is a big IntercontinuityCrossover between many of the famous monsters of movies, all made in {{CGI}}. Just like ''MLP: Fighting Is Magic'', the game has been closed various times because of [[ScrewedByTheLawyers cease-and-desist clauses]], but eventually was recreated in other fighing game engines like ''VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}'' and ''Fighter Maker 2000'' by ripping their sprites and sounds to be remade under those engines.

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* ''VideoGame/TerrordromeTheGameRiseOfTheBoogeymen'' is a big IntercontinuityCrossover between many of the famous monsters of movies, all made in {{CGI}}. Just like ''MLP: Fighting Is Magic'', the game has been closed various times because of [[ScrewedByTheLawyers cease-and-desist clauses]], but eventually was recreated in other fighing game {{fighting game}} engines like ''VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}'' and ''Fighter Maker 2000'' by ripping their sprites and sounds to be remade under those engines.



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* ''VideoGame/BionicleTheMasksOfPower'' ([[https://jojordan2.wixsite.com/bioniclemasksofpower here's the homepage]]) is an in-progress ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' fan-game recreating the 2001 saga and boasting an extensive re-creation of the island of Mata Nui.

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** ''VideoGame/PsychoWaluigi'' aims to fill the demand for a starring role for everyone's favorite AdvertisedExtra.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': While most fan games from this franchise are ROM hacks, ''VideoGame/PokemonUranium'' took 9 years to make in ''VideoGame/RPGMaker'', and it features a whole new region with 100+ new monsters. Unfortunately, it was taken down to avoid copyright claims.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': While most fan games from this franchise are ROM hacks, ''VideoGame/PokemonUranium'' took 9 years to make in ''VideoGame/RPGMaker'', and it features a whole new region with 100+ new monsters.{{mons}}. Unfortunately, it was taken down to avoid copyright claims.



* ''Chrono Trigger Resurrection'' (later renamed ''Chrono Resurrection'') was to be a full-3D remake of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', until it was C&D'd away (a few years later, Square-Enix would publish the Nintendo DS port).

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* ''Chrono Trigger Resurrection'' (later renamed ''Chrono Resurrection'') was to be a full-3D remake of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', until it was C&D'd away (a few years later, Square-Enix Creator/SquareEnix would publish the Nintendo DS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS port).



* ''VideoGame/TheBOSSAJacksepticeyeFanGame'' is a fan game based off of the Youtuber LetsPlay/JackSepticEye.
** VideoGame/TheBOSSIsNothing is its DLC.

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* ''VideoGame/TheBOSSAJacksepticeyeFanGame'' is a fan game fan-game based off of the Youtuber Website/{{Youtube}}r LetsPlay/JackSepticEye.
** VideoGame/TheBOSSIsNothing is its DLC.{{DLC}}.



** ''VisualNovel/SummerRoseCourt'' is a visual novel based off of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''.

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** ''VisualNovel/SummerRoseCourt'' is a visual novel {{visual novel}} based off of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''.



** ''VisualNovel/StarswirlAcademy'' was originally a romance visual novel based off of ''Friendship is Magic'' where you can date humanized versions of the Mane Six. Hasbro forced the characters to be name changed, however their designs and personalities were not, resulting in a cast full of CaptainErsatz. Even the characters initials are the same.

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** ''VisualNovel/StarswirlAcademy'' was originally a romance visual novel based off of ''Friendship is Magic'' where you can date [[MoeAnthropomorphism humanized versions versions]] of the Mane Six. Hasbro Creator/{{Hasbro}} forced the characters to be name changed, however their designs and personalities were not, resulting in a cast full of CaptainErsatz. Even the characters initials are the same.


* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'':

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'':''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'':


* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'': ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' started life as a ''Harvest Moon'' fan-game before becoming a SpiritualSuccessor instead.

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'': ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'':
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''VideoGame/StardewValley'' started life as a ''Harvest Moon'' fan-game before becoming a SpiritualSuccessor instead.instead.
** ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonMeadowOfDreams'' is an attempt at making a fan-game using fan feedback. It includes things people want in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'', such as a GayOption.



* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonMeadowOfDreams'' is an attempt at making a fan-game using fan feedback. It includes things people want in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'', such as a GayOption.

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonMeadowOfDreams'' is an attempt at making a fan-game using fan feedback. It includes things people want in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'', such as a GayOption.



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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonMeadowOfDreams'' is an attempt at making a fan-game using fan feedback. It includes things people want in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'', such as a GayOption.

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** VideoGame/TheBOSSIsNothing is its DLC.

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