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1Sometimes 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, 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]]). Other times, a [[FanworkBan cease-and-desist]] from the content owner puts an end to the project.˛˛Contrast with GameMod and can overlap with FanSequel and FanRemake. See also ''VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}'', ''[=OpenBOR=]'' and UsefulNotes/RPGMaker, [[GameMaker video game engines]] that are used to make their own fan games for {{Fighting Game}}s, BeatEmUp and {{RPG}}s respectively.˛----˛!!Examples:˛˛[[foldercontrol]]˛˛[[folder: Based on Anime & Manga ]]˛˛* ''VideoGame/GriefSyndrome'' is a BeatEmUp based on the anime ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.˛˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Based on Live-Action Films ]]˛˛* ''VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame'' turns ''Film/TheRoom'' into a 2D Top-Down Adventure-Style game.˛* ''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 {{fighting game}} engines like ''VideoGame/{{MUGEN}}'' and ''Fighter Maker 2000'' by ripping their sprites and sounds to be remade under those engines.˛˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Based on Literature ]]˛˛* ''VideoGame/WarriorCatsUntoldTales'' is a WideOpenSandbox based off the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' series which allows you to become a Clan cat (or rogue or kittypet, if you prefer), hunt, and explore. The game was later revamped into the commercial game ''VideoGame/{{Cattails}}''.˛˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Based on Live-Action TV Series ]]˛˛* ''VideoGame/TheBabylonProject'' is a [[SimulationGame space combat flight simulator]] based on ''Series/BabylonFive'', using the open-source ''VideoGame/FreeSpace2'' engine.˛˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Based on Toys ]]˛* ''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.˛˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Based on Video Games ]]˛˛* ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'':˛** ''Spyro: Myths Awaken'' was a game based off of the original ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'' trilogy. It was originally conceived as ''Spyro 4'' before being renamed. ''Myth Awakens'' had a {{retraux}} style similar to the [=PS1=] games. The game was cancelled after it received a cease-and-desist. It was turned into ''VideoGame/ZeraMythsAwaken'', starring a new protagonist.˛** ''VideoGame/Spyro2SpringSavanna'' is a fan {{interquel}} between the [[VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage second]] and [[VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon third]] games that is in development. It [[{{retraux}} emulates the style]] of the games as well. The game creates a spring-based home world to go with the summer, autumn, and winter ones in the original ''Spyro 2''.˛** ''VideoGame/SpyroMortasMayhem'' is a fan game in development. It allows you to play various characters such as Spyro, Flame, Ember, and Cynder.˛* ''VideoGame/TheMansion'' is a game based off of ''VideoGame/ClockTower''.˛* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'':˛** ''Project AXSX'' refers to a [[DevelopmentHell long-running]] attempt to recreate the famous cancelled ''Sonic'' game ''VideoGame/SonicXTreme''. It is one of various attempts but is the most well-known.˛** ''VideoGame/SonicUtopia'' is an in-development fan game from a ''Sonic'' fan who doesn't like how Sega does 3D ''Sonic''. It features Sonic's classic design and attempts to emulate the original games' charm with an open-world 3D twist.˛** ''VideoGame/SonicAges'' is a hand-drawn sidescroller styled after the classic games.˛** ''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.˛** ''[[VideoGame/Sonic2020EpisodeWhiteJungle Sonic 2020: Episode White Jungle]]'' is a short fan-game with cutscenes and full voice acting. It's a 3D game using the Boosy gameplay.˛* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot'': ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootCrystalsWrath'' is a ''Crash Bandicoot'' fan game that has been stuck in DevelopmentHell for a while. It's been in development since 2013 but has been restarted several times. It was originally fully 3D ala ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'' but is now TwoAndAHalfD like the original ''Crash'' trilogy.˛* ''Franchise/MegaMan'' is [[FanWorks/MegaMan no slouch in the fan-game department, either]]. Expect to see a lot of SailorEarth Robot Masters:˛** ''VideoGame/HardHat'' is a series of fangames based on ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' series.˛** ''VideoGame/RokkoChan'' is a Rule63 example.˛** ''VideoGame/MegaManADayInTheLimelight'', where Robot Masters take the place of the Blue Bomber.˛* There are several ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' fan games made in UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash and other game engines. [[FanWorks/SuperMarioBros Here's a full list.]] Prominent examples include:˛** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosCrossover'' sees several UsefulNotes/{{NES}} stars playing through recreations of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosSpecial'', and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels'',˛** ''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 [[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.˛** ''VideoGame/Mari0'' is ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' with a VideoGame/{{Portal}} Gun.˛** ''VideoGame/PsychoWaluigi'' aims to fill the demand for a starring role for everyone's favorite AdvertisedExtra.˛* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'':˛** The ''VideoGame/SuperSmashFlash'' series, ''[[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel Super Smash Flash 2]]'' in particular, is an unofficial ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' installment made entirely in UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash.˛** ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosCrusade'' does something similar to the above.˛* ''VideoGame/AbobosBigAdventure'' gives ADayInTheLimelight to the eponymous GiantMook from ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'', having him fight through a huge mashup of UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem goodness.˛* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has [[https://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Fangames an enormous amount of fangames]] for a game made by a single person, ranging from simple Flash games to shoot'em ups to RPGS to actual console games.˛* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': While most fan games from this franchise are ROM hacks, ''VideoGame/PokemonUranium'' took 9 years to make in UsefulNotes/RPGMaker, and it features a whole new region with 100+ new {{mons}}. Unfortunately, it was taken down to avoid copyright claims.˛* ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'' [[https://raymanpc.com/wiki/en/List_of_notable_Rayman_fangames has list of some fangames made by different developers]].˛* ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'':˛** ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' started life as a ''Harvest Moon'' fan-game before becoming a SpiritualSuccessor 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.˛* ''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, Creator/SquareEnix would publish the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS port).˛* ''VisualNovel/LoveIsStrange'' is a {{romance|Game}} VisualNovel based on ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange''.˛* 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''.˛˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Based on Visual Novels ]]˛˛* ''Higurashi Daybreak'' started out as a fan-made first-person shooter based on ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. It was eventually [[AscendedFanon canonized]] and remade.˛* ''VideoGame/KatawaCrash'' is a Flash game loosely based on ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''.˛˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Based on Web Originals ]]˛˛* ''VideoGame/TheBOSSAJacksepticeyeFanGame'' is a fan-game based off of the Website/{{Youtube}}r LetsPlay/JackSepticEye.˛** VideoGame/TheBOSSIsNothing is its {{DLC}}.˛* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':˛** ''VisualNovel/SummerRoseCourt'' is a {{visual novel}} based off of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''.˛** ''VideoGame/RWBYGrimmEclipse'' started out as a fan-game but partway through development it was licensed.˛˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Based on Western Animation ]]˛˛* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':˛** For more, see [[VideoGame/OtherFriendshipIsMagicFanGames here]].˛** Up until its [[ScrewedByTheLawyers cease-and-desist]]. ''VideoGame/MyLittlePonyFightingIsMagic'' was a game based on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic.'' After the [=CnD=], Creator/LaurenFaust joined the Mane 6 team and helped to retool the project, which eventually became known as ''VideoGame/ThemsFightinHerds''.˛** ''VisualNovel/StarswirlAcademy'' was originally a romance visual novel based off of ''Friendship is Magic'' where you can date [[MoeAnthropomorphism humanized versions]] of the Mane Six. 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/StoryOfTheBlanks'' is an 8-bit horror game where Apple Bloom stumbles into the Everfree Forest.˛* Nick Kalmar developed a ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'' homage game, with help from artist Shelley Pleger and sprite builder Reggie, among others. It's a simple platform jumper with an occasional hazard to throw snowballs at. It's available as freeware from the fan site [[http://cdd4ever.com]] under the Fun Stuff tab.˛* ''VideoGame/EggsForBart'' is a horror game based on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and a line from ''WebVideo/GameGrumps''.˛* ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesRescuePalooza'' is a fan game of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' that pays homage to the {{Licensed Game}}s of the cartoon developed by Creator/{{Konami}}.˛[[/folder]]˛----

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