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Sometimes, for whatever reason, the license holders of a franchise decide not to continue it. And sometimes, for whatever reason, the fan community decides to make a sequel of their own in the same medium. This is a Fan Sequel.

The reasons why a developer or a publisher decide not to make a sequel are many. Sometimes, they feel that there are not enough loose ends with which to string up a whole new plot. Sometimes, they don't think there is an audience. Sometimes, they are just sick of the franchise. Whatever the reason, all that matters is that there is no official sequel, and that there is a dedicated fanbase.

Sadly, most Fan Sequels end with an announcement on the website assuring fans that the developers are still working, even after six months of zero updates. Normally, despite this assurance, this will be the last update. This is simply because development is an extremely grueling and tiresome process and not for the faint of heart, and many fan devs just don't have the cohesiveness and professional resources that the official dev teams do. Life gets in the way, attitudes sour, and projects hit the shelves. Alternatively, you might end up with a project being passed around like a hot potato and it somehow miraculously manages to bounce between a slew of devs who pick it up and toss it, resulting in a finished work that is now effectively a collaboration; if done well, the work looks and feels seamlessly put together, but if done poorly, you can spot mangled elements where one team took over from another.

Those that make it past this stage will be well on track to be hit by a cease and desist order, courtesy of the publisher's legal department. In most cases, the reason cited include is avoiding confusion with possible future official releases. Normally, this is the definite death of a fan sequel. It is a sad but hard fact of life that production must be done in accordance to intellectual property guidelines, through proper connections and channels and regional barriers, and fan works tend to completely ignore the red tape.

But sometimes, a publisher can be persuaded to allow the fan sequel to continue to completion. When this happens, a fan sequel is eventually released. The ones that make it to this point tend to be either very good, as the weak have been culled from the herd by the above barriers, or absolutely terrible, as it's been slapped together quickly and shoved out the door.

In rare cases, you might end up with the project receiving Approval of God, where the fan work is smiled upon by official creators, but this is one of the most difficult tasks to accomplish, because it takes a special mind to make a fan work flattering and faithful to the original enough to achieve this status, and you have to do something to strike attention with the creators or have a line to people involved in the official setting — something which many fan works grossly overlook.

See P.O.V. Sequel for a common kind of literary 'answer' to literary works (though P.O.V. Sequel also covers official works by the original author), Spiritual Successor for an un-official sequel of another kind, Continuation for the Fan Fiction variety, and Fan Remake for when the fans actually decide to recreate the game itself. Can overlap with Recursive Fanfiction in case the Fan Sequel is made for another Fan Work.

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  • There are many continuations of The Dark Knight even though it has an official conclusion in The Dark Knight Rises. Though, perhaps the most well-known and best received would be web-series, The Joker Blogs, following up on the character's capture at the end of The Dark Knight. So far, the series has two confirmed seasons.
  • When the Indiana Jones film series was stuck in Development Hell after the release of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and before the official release of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, a particular fan project sought to keep the character alive during the interim. The Indiana Jones Interrogations is a mini-series currently airing on YouTube and Vimeo, produced by a small but passionate sect of Indy fans, and starring Jonathan Rogers, previously known for his Minnesota Anthony series. It is pretty unorthodox for a fan film of the character in that it uses a Found Footage format, but one that is logical to the franchise's world. Each installment is designed to resemble old, damaged interrogation tapes from the 1930s, that depict Indy being brutally questioned while in Nazi custody. Also unorthodox in that it's focus is not on action, but on exploring Indy's psyche, and which includes patching up some of the plot holes presented by the films, concerning his religious beliefs. While it only features one character on camera (Indy), it has a supporting cast of off-screen characters too, and is heavily influenced by the format of the early episodes of The Joker Blogs.
  • Streets of Fire got an unofficial sequel, Road To Hell, even having some of the same actors. After a troubled production it was completed in 2013 and released on DVD in 2019.
  • Wizard of Oz 3: Dorothy Goes to Hell, an animated Fan Sequel that James Rolfe made to The Wizard of Oz and Return to Oz, although it's more of a Crack Sequel.
  • Transformers: Rise of Unicron by H&F Productions is the first of two feature-length attempts to conclude the saga of the Michael Bay Transformers movies.
  • There is a high quality fan sequel movie to Serenity called Browncoats: Redemption. The quality is such that even Joss Whedon has given it his stamp of approval.
  • "Manos" The Revenge of Torgo is a game which is not only a sequel to the infamous film Manos: The Hands of Fate, but also a prequel to Splatterhouse.
  • A sequel comic to the film Super Mario Bros. (1993) is currently being developed by a team of writers with input from the original screenwriter.
  • This guy made a call to arms for various communities (including "the local community college") to produce fifteen sequels to Jaws before October 21st, 2015, in response to a scene in Back to the Future Part II.
  • Black Panther got not one, but two sequel movies (titled Wakanda Forever) made by Nollywood a month after being released.
  • Return of the Witch is this for Halloween III: Season of the Witch taking place 36 years after the original film and starring Connor Cochran, the grandson of the Big Bad from the previous film. It was released on October 2018.

  • There are many fan-published sequels and continuations, POV Sequels and what have you for the works of Jane Austen, and especially Pride and Prejudice. The above-mentioned legal issues rarely come into play, however, as Austen's works and characters are now in the Public Domain.
  • Likewise, Sherlock Holmes has had many, many fan-written continuations in multiple media.
  • Older Than They Think example: The original Don Quixote novel was so popular, than an unofficial sequel was written and passed off as the real thing, prompting the original author to write an official sequel which ended the story quite conclusively.
  • The Aeneid to The Iliad. Older Than Feudalism.
  • The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel, by Nikos Kazantzakis.
  • Peter Pan has had numerous sequels by other hands since it fell into the public domain, including Gilbert Adair's Peter Pan and the Only Children, and the prequel Peter and the Starcatchers.
  • Alice in Wonderland got a published fan sequel as early as 1895, with Anna M. Richards' A New Alice in the Old Wonderland, and numerous others since (including Gilbert Adair again with Alice Through the Needle's Eye).
  • There is a fan film sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird called To Lose A Finch. It is also somewhat of a spiritual successor, due to the fact there are but a few direct links.
  • There is a Russian Sequel to Aliens (up to the third movie), where the entire premise is that the whole Aliens being aggressive part is one big misunderstanding. Turns out one Alien female had sex before marriage, and had to hide the consequences. She slipped into an alien ship, whose crew vaguely resembled the somewhat humanoid (and moderately sentient) creatures living in symbiosis with the Aliens and carrying out their young without risk for themselves. She thought the crew will raise her children — turned out the she didn't take into account the differences in anatomy.
  • Several authors have tried their hand at writing a sequel to Flatland, all, so far, focusing on one aspect of the original book at the expense of the others:
    • "Sphereland: A Fantasy About Curved Spaces and an Expanding Universe," by Dionys Burger, features A Square's grandson and tries to explain curved spaces and expanding universes in the same way Flatland tried to explain dimensions.
    • "Flatterland: Like Flatland, Only More So" by Ian Stewart. Follows another one of A Square's descendants and her ventures with an interdimensional Space Hopper. Sacrifices plot and social commentary for higher math theories and puns.
    • "Spaceland: A Novel of the Fourth Dimension" by Rudy Rucker. A Non-Linear Sequel / Spiritual Sequel with its focus on the plot of Silicon Vally hotshot Joe Cube and his encounter with Momo, a woman from the forth dimension.
  • The Ring of Darkness by Nick Perumov is this to The Lord of the Rings.
  • Awake in the Night Land, by John C. Wright, continues and expands upon William Hope Hodgson's The Night Land.
  • The Judge Dee series has an unofficial Fan Sequel of sorts by a French author, creatively titled "The new Judge Dee adventures", that basically keeps the same characters but takes a very different tone in narration and characterization.
  • 1985 by Hungarian author Gyorgy Dalos acts as a sequel to Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.
  • A man also calling himself John Kennedy Toole and claiming to be the original's illegitamite son wrote a sequel novel to A Confederacy of Dunces called A Cornucopia of Dunderheads that focused on Ignatius' adventures in New York.
  • Jules Verne's An Antarctic Mystery is a sequel to The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket.
  • The War of the Worlds (1898), due to its Public Domain status, has quite a few. The very first one was Edison's Conquest of Mars, which was a sequel to a bootleg edition of the novel. There was also a TV show, a comic book, an adult cartoon movie, a neo-B-Movie entitled War of the Worlds II-The Next Wave by Pendragon Pictures (who also released a low-budget and quite unfaithful adaptation of the original), an Anthology of stories about the martian invasion from around the globe (and on Mars itself in one instance; said instance being a crossover with John Carter of Mars). There was even a sequel that merged War of the Worlds and The First Men in the Moon wherein the martians enslave the selenites. It took nearly 120 years to get an OFFICIAL sequel, The Massacre Of Mankind.
  • The Wind Done Gone: Of the P.O.V. Sequel flair, Alice Randall publishes it in The Noughties (the source material having premiered in 1939) and is in no way endorsed by the original writer's state. It has an Original Character for a protagonist, which greatly impacts the plot and the canonical characters play similar —if deconstructed— roles.
  • Demetrious Polychron, started to sell an unauthorized Lord of the Rings sequel on the Amazon in 2022, called The Fellowship of the King, which picks up the plot in the Shire’s Bag End two decades following the events of that original saga. He even managed somehow to tag himself on Amazon as a co-writer for The Lord of the Rings. The fan sequel came into the wide public's attention when Polychron sued the Tolkien Estate and Amazon with $250 million for apparently ripping off his book and use it for the Amazon's show.

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  • Der Gerettete Alberich, a percussion concerto by Christopher Rouse, is a modern sequel to Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung.
  • Since Animusic 3 became Vaporwave, many "Fanimusic" videos of computer-animated music have been made. It's common for people to create a remix based on the "Pipe Dream" set, since it is the breakout hit and received an official sequel in the form of "Pipe Dream 2". Examples of such fan videos include "Fan-Made Pipe Dream" and "Pipe Dream Redux".

  • The Comden and Green musical A Doll's Life is a sequel to A Doll's House.
  • Noah Lukeman's The Tragedy of Macbeth, Part II: The Seed of Banquo is a fan sequel to Macbeth, following up on the Witches' prophesy that Fleance would eventually usurp the throne of Scotland from Malcolm.
  • As a proper threequel to Grease will likely never happen, having spent years in Development Hell (despite actually landing John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as leads at one point), an unofficial stage installment titled "Grease 3: Threase!" appeared in its stead.

    Video Games 
  • StarFlight: The Lost Colony is a sequel to the 80s games StarFlight.
  • Age of Empires II received a fan expansion in 2012 named Forgotten Empires, which adds five new civilizations, six new campaigns, and a range of AI improvements and bug fixes. In this case, it won the Approval of God in the best way possible: it was turned into an official Expansion Pack for Age of Empires II: HD Edition in 2013 (retitled The Forgotten), and the team behind the mod have continued to work on the game's various expansions and new content since then.
  • American McGee's Alice is technically this, being set shortly after the original books. Due to Lewis Carroll's work being in public domain, the game was released officially and commercially, to moderate success. Alice: Madness Returns is set some years later, telling what happened to Alice Liddel, her Wonderland, and the real world, as she grows up into a rather strange (and imaginative) adult. Plans for a third game are currently up in the air, but three animated shorts canonical to the games have been produced.
  • Day of the Tentacle has a fan sequel known as Return of the Tentacle that has been in Development Hell since 2004. The prologue to it was finally released in 2018, and the rest of the game is still in the works.
  • Godzilla Daikaiju Battle Royale is fan sequel to Godzilla: Monster of Monsters! The game is being constantly updated with new fighters and other features which can be followed here and here.
  • Gravity Falls: PinesQuest 2Dimensions is a sequel to both PinesQuest, the official Gravity Falls browser game, and the show itself.
  • Project M, implemented as a mod to Super Smash Bros. Brawl, is this to Super Smash Bros. Melee, made by fans who wanted incremental improvement on Melee rather than the more drastic changes found in the official sequels.
  • King's Quest:
    • The Silver Lining is a fan sequel to the King's Quest franchise, a franchise that was considered to have died with the Adventure Game genre and a lackluster eighth installment. After a lengthy process involving two separate cease-and-desist orders, this game finally got tolerated by the owner of the series, as long as it doesn't use the name King's Quest.
    • King's Quest 2 1/4: Breast Intentions, King's Quest ZZT and ZZT 2.
    • King's Quest 2 1/2 turned away from the world of King's Quest and became independent game A Tale of Two Kingdoms.
  • Space Quest Zero, Space Quest 2.5, Space Quest 4.5, Vohaul Strikes Back, Incinerations and countless other projects announced and discarded.
  • The 13th Doll is a fan sequel to the puzzle horror games The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour. The project was started partly in response to the third game in the series, The Collector, being canceled.
  • After it became known that Total Annihilation II would never see the light, and before the announcement of Spiritual Successor Supreme Commander, fans took it upon themselves to write a new game engine from scratch. This resulted in TA: Spring, later renamed to just Spring. Technically it's more of a remake than a sequel, but it satisfied many, many original TA players. Furthermore, since Spring has a veritable diaspora of well-polished games (it's an engine, remember), a lot of players prefer playing it even if they can run SupCom.
  • After the third part of Broken Sword switched to a more action-adventure oriented type of gameplay, some aficionados took it upon themselves to make a sequel to Part 2 in the original comic-book style. The result was Broken Sword 2.5, even including (at least in the German version) the original voice for the main character.
  • Count the number of threads entitled MOTHER 4 on this page.
  • Mario Adventure is an earlier extensive ROM hack that takes place before Super Mario World and is virtually Super Mario Bros. 3.5 (keep in mind, this was before New Super Mario Bros. and its ilk).
  • MÚSECA PLUS, a hack of MÚSECA 1+1/2 that adds a variety of new characters and songs to a game series that was discontinued after only two installments.
  • Sonic Omens is a fan interquel developed by Ouroboros Studio, set between Unleashed and Lost World. The game itself is made to provide an explaination as to why the Chaos Emeralds have been absent and have not been revelant to the plot in the latter game onward.
  • Sonic: Before the Sequel is a fan interquel that directly ties the first two games together. Granted, it does take some liberties with the series' storyline, but by all accounts it's fairly solid. There is also Sonic: After the Sequel, which does likewise for the second and third games.
  • Sonic XG, a Sonic fangame which tells the story of what could've happened after the events of Sonic & Knuckles (which would have made it a interquel of sorts between Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic the Hedgehog 4).
  • Bungie's Marathon trilogy ended without resolving much, or indeed even revealing many of the characters' motivations. But the last game in the series also shipped with the toolkit used to create the games, so the fans went to work and produced a fourth game, Marathon Rubicon.
  • Hero 6 is a fan-Spiritual Successor to the Quest for Glory series. It started in 1999; in 2011, the sole remaining member of the team officially declared the project dead. Also, several related projects like The Unknown Hero, Katrina's Quest, and a handful others of QFG spinoffs announced prominently, none of which ever seems to have gotten anywhere. Then there's Heroine's Quest and Quest for Infamy, which did get completed.
  • Zak McKracken: Between Time and Space.
  • Maniac Mansion Mania, a series of fan sequels set in the world of Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle, consisting of over a hundred games (although they vary strongly in terms of quality and length). Every person is allowed to contribute a game (called 'episode'), as long as it adheres to a few rules. Most of the episodes are only avaliable in German, although a few where also released in English, French and Spanish.
  • Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes and its continuation Flames of Eternity
  • Return of Alisia Dragoon, a fan-made sequel to Alisia Dragoon. As a Warcraft 3 campaign.
  • Broken Thunder, a fanmade sequel to Thunder Force V. The good news? Hyakutaro Tsukumo worked on the soundtrack. The bad news? That's why he didn't get to compose the soundtrack to Thunder Force VI. At least according to fan theories involving Broken Thunder getting very negative reception.
  • Commander Keen was supposed to continue with a trilogy where Mortimer McMire attempted to destroy the universe, to be released in Christmas 1992. Nearly twenty years later, fans created and released the unofficial "The Universe is Toast!" trilogy: The Keys of Krodacia, Dead in the Desert and Battle of the Brains, three mods of Keen 4-6 with new maps, enemies, and items.
  • Mega Man Unlimited, by Philippe Poulin (MegaPhilX), is a PC-made fan game for the Mega Man (Classic) series, set after Mega Man 9 or the latest entry. Was originally made under the name of 10, but Phil wanted to change the name in case Capcom wanted to make a real Mega Man 10. Unfortunately, he didn't change it soon enough, and confused Capcom USA employees ended up using art and graphic work from Unlimited to promote the real 10.
  • Mega Girl/Rock Girl, by Baragon-Kun, is a PC-made fan game with a twist where the main character is Rockman's little sister Roll; she ends up as the hero and fending off female Robot Masters. The creator took cues from both Mega Man Battle Network and Mega Man Legends for his incarnation of Roll and also took a few ideas from the fan doujin Rockmen R.
  • Rockmen R: Dr. Wily's Counterattack is a doujin fan game based on the 16-bit version of Mega Man 7 where Roll is the main character. This version of the fan game takes several cues from Mega Man Legends and Mega Man ZX for the way Roll plays and reacts.
  • Mega Man 72 is another Mega Man fan game created by 72dpiarmy with typical 8-bit sprites and the eight robot masters setup. The games seems to be a homage to Mega Man 5.
  • Castlevania has a lot of fan sequels, enough that the series' wiki has a category specifically for them.
    • Dracula's Shadow, by MICHmede, originally intended to be a Fan Remake of Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, ended up becoming a whole new game in its own right. Featuring a whole new map, new items, multiple characters (though two are virtually the same, outside of the girl's ability to crouch-walk) and a solidly-done MIDI soundtrack consisting of the original tunes, songs from other Castlevania games, and some completely new compositions. Add to that more of the same kind of Guide Dang It! puzzles, new bosses that must be fought to level up, and Item Crashes, and you have a Quest fan's wet dream. Can be found here.
    • Castlevania: The Lecarde Chronicles, made in 2013, managed to get its own sequel four years later.
  • I Wanna Be the Guy spawned a lot of fangames. Check out the site's forums under "Other Games" (or just click here). Notable ones include I Wanna Be The Fangame (made by one of the few people who have beaten IWBTG on impossible), I Wanna Be The Ultimatum, I Wanna Be The Tribute, and I Wanna be The GB. While some of the others truly suck, the good ones range from between the difficulties of a very toned down version of the original (like I Wanna Be the Tribute), to the insane difficulty of the original on very hard (like I Wanna Be the GB).
  • BioWare actually encouraged these in relation to Neverwinter Nights, including, at one point, holding a contest to see who could design the best fan mod to bridge the gap between Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark.
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has The Jedi Masters, a full-conversion Game Mod for Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords that seeks to create a more satisfying conclusion to the trilogy than the controversial Star Wars: The Old Republic.
  • StarCraft:
    • There were several single player campaigns made by fans of StarCraft that presented their creators' idea of how the plot would continue. Huncraft, a Hungarian mod to the game, took this a step further, being an actual expansion pack to the Hungarian Fan Translation of the game, with three single player campaigns, 40 multiplayer maps, an additional unit per race and several custom hero portraits and quotes.
    • Another group of modders are using the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty toolset to create a Warcraft IV, titled Warcraft: A New Dawn.
  • Might and Magic: Swords of Xeen, made by a group of fans, was not just approved, but aided and published by New World Computing. In addition, Heroes of Might and Magic saw the release of Legends of the Ancients, a fan sequel to Heroes IV made in the Heroes V engine. There have been multiple attempts at fan sequels to Might & Magic not done as a mod to a game in the series, but none have come to fruition.
  • Ghost Trick has inspired the Fan Fic Twisted Fates, which involves Sissel going after a Serial Killer.
  • Mega Man X: Corrupted, a 16-bit fan sequel that takes Mega Man X6-X8 into Fanon Discontinuity, starting after X5.
  • Less of a sequel and more of a fan developed remake but MoonPy is an attempt by fans to recreate Humongous Entertainment's Moonbase Commander.
  • Team Fortress 2's supplemental comic "Shadow Boxers" has "Red Sky At Night", its first chapter including a perfect text-only recreation of the comic.
  • The Atari 5200 had a few of these in the form of homebrews: Adventure II, which is the sequel to the Atari 2600 game Adventure, along with Combat 2 Advanced (Combat) and Haunted House 3D (Haunted House).
  • Open Outcast, a total conversion mod in development for Crysis Warhead.
  • Wolfenstein 3-D has an official sequel in Spear of Destiny. Modders AReyeP and MCS made two more sequels on their own: Spear Resurrection and Spear: End of Destiny. Both are very long games, with features not seen in the originals like more weapons, wall switches, mines and explosive barrels, and have relatively complex storylines with B. J. Blazkowicz tracking down some surviving Nazi officiers after WWII.
  • Mega Man Battle Network Chrono X, a fan sequel set sometime between Mega Man Battle Network 6's plot resolution and its distant finale. Which is all the more impressive, considering how the series' presentation is in an isometric viewpoint. The game's engine runs fairly impressively, true to emulating the Battle Network games on the computer. The fact that it's all programmed by one man is even more impressive. The game also regularly takes fan input such as Battle Chips and Enemy designs and considers incorporating them into the game. Some enemies, such as Storog (The orange box in the screenshot) were directly from fan input. It's a game of ascended fandom, not just for the staff members working on it, but very well for anyone who wishes to contribute to the game.
  • The are two mods for Neverwinter Nights continuing Planescape: Torment.
  • It was not unheard of a fan to want to create a sequel to Half-Life in the form of game mods, until the official Half-Life 2 rolled out. During the course of the six years between the releases of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, many mods had been created, with varying degree of quality, all of them with their own ideas of what would happen to Gordon. The most famous ones being Absolute Redemption (If Gordon accepted the G-Man's offer) and Half-Life: Invasion (if he didn't). And with the questionable status of Half-Life 2: Episode Three, some fans have decided to continue the story on their own, such as with The Closure mod. After former writer Marc Laidlaw released What Could Have Been his future plans for the series as Epistle 3, a group of over 70 developers announced Project Borealis, a plan to recreate Laidlaw's story in the Unreal Engine 4, while another project called Boreal Alyph planned to do the same in the Source engine before its cancellation in 2021.
  • Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden is evidently the sequel to Space Jam.
  • Elibian Nights is a Fan Interquel instead, serving as a middle point to Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade and Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Mystery of Solarus, a fan-made sequel to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Missing Link is a fan-made Interquel between The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
  • Sega shot down a fan remake of Streets of Rage weeks after its final version was released. Because of this (argued by some to be deliberate by part of Sega) late delivery of the C&D, the Remake has been circulating through the web ever since.
  • The sheer amount of fan games and sequels for the Super Mario Bros. series makes it hard to list specific examples (the website Mario Fan Games Galaxy is nothing but fan sequels, spinoffs and remakes of Mario games). Still, there are quite a few Super Mario Bros. 4 games around (even though Super Mario World is known as Super Mario Bros. 4 in Japan), Super Mario 63 and Super Mario Sunshine 64 are Super Mario 64 sequels/remakes, except in 2D and numerous Super Mario World 2 games exist on SMW Central (even though Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is the official SMW2). There's enough Mario Fan Sequels and remakes to form a cottage industry.
  • Naev and Endless Sky are both fan sequels to Escape Velocity, using similar but (differently) expanded gameplay. The settings are unconnected to the previous games one another, but as EV is a Thematic Series the same was true of the official sequels.
  • The Doom³ game mod Into Cerberon, named after the Quake II music track "Descent Into Cerberon", is a fan sequel to the Descent series.
  • SlipStreamGX, a work-in-progress fan game to Wipeout filling the gap between Fusion and Pure.
  • A Neverwinter Nights 2 modder named Amraphael wrote a sequel to the Zork series, available here.
  • Sailor Moon: Another Story has an RPG Maker game based off of it called Sailor Moon Another Story 2.
  • Memories of Mana is a fan sequel to Trials of Mana. It's very good, take a look
  • Star Trek Supremacy is, for most purposes except the name, a fan sequel to Birth of the Federation (there was also a parallel project that called itself Birth of the Federation II, but that ended up remade into Birth of the Empires, which uses Captain Ersatzes for Star Trek material).
  • Scorched 3D is an open-source modernization of Scorched Earth, the "Mother of All Games" that codified the Artillery Game genre.
  • Mega Man Revenge Of The Fallen is a ambitious 20-level sequel undertaking that recreates level design from previous games in new and varied ways. Changing up enemy and boss AI to make things different for players so it doesn't play exactly like the originals and stands on its own as a game.
  • Mega Man Rocks and Mega Man Rock Force are both fan sequels to the original Mega Man (Classic) series.
  • Age of the Council is (or almost certainly was) something in between this and an official sequel to Escape Velocity: Override: it is a mod for Nova (Override's sequel, but the series is a Thematic Series) following up on Override's story, done without the official involvement of Ambrosia, the creators of the Escape Velocity series. The official part? The modder responsible for Age of the Council was also the the one who made Override (both Escape Velocity sequels began life as a total conversion to the previous game in the series)
  • Jenka's Nightmare is a fan sequel to the true ending of Cave Story.
  • Rise of the Reds: a mod for Command & Conquer: Generals that effectively serves a this, set a few decades later, which introduces a reinvigorated Russia and the European Continental Alliance into the mix.
  • Star Trek Online: Episode "Romulan Mystery", mission "Divide et Impera" was supposed to be the start of a three-mission Story Arc involving the Undine infiltrating The Remnant of the Romulan Star Empire. Unfortunately the arc never got finished, and the mission featured particularly blatant railroading, forcing you to massacre a Romulan medical research facility even after it became abundantly clear that's what you were doing. Foundry author Captain.Hunter stepped during Foundry Challenge #8 and wrote his own continuation, "Divide ut Regnes", which used Mind Control by the Undine impersonating Admiral Zelle to justifiy the railroading and a Stable Time Loop to explain why Admiral Zelle is still in Admiral T'nae's office after the mission, and even does some Arc Welding with background details of other missions in the storyline to make the whole thing a lot more sensible.
  • Chip's Challenge has fan sequels assembled by the custom levels of several longtime players, with the levels being chosen via voting. The level sets' respective names are Chip's Challenge Level Pack 1, 2, 3 and 4. 2 and 3 were originally conceived as fan replacements to the official Chip's Challenge 2 (which, back then, could not be released due to legal constraints), while 1 (created afterwards, not beforehand) was conceived as a legal alternative to the original game due to its lack of availability (and because the Microsoft version could only run on the phased-out 32-bit computers). After both official games (with the second one being Saved from Development Hell) were released on Steam, the fourth Level Pack was released simply to bid a worthy farewell to the first game's engine.
  • Prospekt is one to Half-Life: Opposing Force. Even better is that the creator of the game is using official assets of Half-Life 2 and has the permission of Valve to use said assets and sell the game on Steam.
  • Dragon Quest: Legacy of the Lost.
  • Final Fantasy Endless Nova and Final Fantasy: Shattered Lands.
  • Kingdom Hearts: Generation of Guardians.
  • The second Nexus War game, Nexus Clash, started out as a crude fan sequel (albeit with the blessing of the original creator) and eventually developed the level of quality associated with the original game.
  • Rock Man ZX Prequel takes place 200 years ago before the first game. It is followed by a sequel, Rockman ZX Zeta.
  • War Of The Monsters 2 is a Bigger Is Better sequel featuring old monsters and tons of new ones. It takes place after the original War of the Monsters.
  • The massive Game Mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Beyond Skyrim's Iliac Bay, Morrowind, and Cyrodiil projects can be described as Distant Fan Sequels to The Elder Scrolls II, III, and IV respectively, as they aim to recreate the areas the games took place in, and will take place (much) later chronologically, and will be loaded with references to the original games.
  • Oolite is this for the original Elite, starting out as more of a Fan Remake of the first game with mod support and some graphical improvements but then expanding on the setting in ways that weren't possible in the 8-bit era.
  • Corpse Party Zero is a Prequel to the original PC-98 version of Corpse Party. An Updated Re-release is in the works which will draw from Blood Covered, Corpse Party's own Updated Re-release. There are also fan-sequels of the original PC-98 game: Corpse Party D2: Depths of Despair, Corpse Party D2: Fatal Operation, and Corpse Party if....
  • Mega Man Zero Rezurrection takes place after Mega Man Zero 4 showing Zero surviving Ragnarok's destruction, waking up 100 years into the future.
  • Fallout: Dust is set in the same place as its predecessor Fallout: New Vegas, two decades later, and imagines how things went after the conclusion of New Vegas storyline. Long story short, the Mojave Wasteland became a much bleaker and chaotic place.
  • Donkey Kong Country The Trilogy is a sequel to the Super Nintendo games made for Donkey Kong's 40th anniversary. It features 40 levels to play through and the ability to play as all four kong characters.
  • Space Funeral has a few. Space Funeral 2 is an admittedly short game that was made with the intent of getting the creator's attention for an interview. Space Funeral: Earth Birth is a significantly more developed fan sequel, and Thecatamites liked it enough to call it canon (maybe). There was also Super Space Funeral 4 Deluxe: Blood Red Edition & Bubsy, which had a very mixed reception and its creator would later be so ashamed of it that the game was taken down from Gamejolt.
  • Undertale 2: Revenge of the Robots is a partially Stylistic Suck sequel to Undertale that intentionally copies its basic premise (Frisk falls down another mountain, this time Mt. Itoi in Japan) but uses it as a springboard for a much more absurd story.
  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars has a work-in-progress sequel called Mega Man: The Sequel Wars that doubles as a Fan Remake, aiming to remake Mega Man 4, Mega Man 5, and Mega Man 6, as well as provide a new EX mode for all three games, all while running on the Sega Genesis like it's predecessor. The Mega Man 4 section of the remake was released May 2023.
  • Fallout Nevada acts as a Fan Prequel to Fallout and 2, set two decades before 1 and in an area that partly overlaps with 2, prominently featuring Vault City and New Reno in their early daysnote . The Master's agents have begun to spread through the Wasteland, you encounter several references to Richard Grey/Moreaunote , the Master's human identity, and the main plot involves the Enclave's early mainland operations. The first draft of the main plot would have made it even more of a prequel to 1 specifically, as it involved a hunt for Richard Moreau ending on your character's defeat to the not-yet transformed Richard, but this was abandoned during early developmentnote .
  • ClayFighter: Infinite Clayfare is a M.U.G.E.N fangame that continues what was left in the ClayFighter games for Nintendo 64 and added content from the two first games for the SNES, also being a fan version of the cancelled 2016 ClayFighter game that was supposed to be a kind of Mortal Kombat Trilogy for this game series. Also, as additional content, added M.U.G.E.N.'s Series Mascot Kung Fu Man as a Guest Fighter.

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