Nintendo’s lawyers may have succeeded in taking down “No Mario’s Sky” from the internet, but they have not seen the last of the “No Man’s Sky”/“Super Mario” mash-up parody yet as the developers of he game relaunched it using a different name and modified content.
According to My Nintendo News, Nintendo’s lawyers copyright claim against “No Mario’s Sky” may have resulted for the game to be removed online, but the team of our developers who created it in just 72 hours have cheekily relaunched it as “DMCA’s Sky.”
The rebranding was of course necessary in order for the ASMB team to avoid the possible copyright suit that Nintendo’s lawyers could file in case the game continues to borrow copyrighted elements of the Super Mario franchise.
With the relaunch, ASMB put up a new description for the game which reads: “Help Spaceman Finn search for Princess Mango in an infinite universe. Featuring crazy Moombas, An Infinite Universe, Muscle, Amazing Physics and a Radical Space Ship; ‘DMCA’s Sky’ is the hackneyed remake-gone-mashup you’ve been craving.”
Just like “No Mario’s Sky,” “DMCA’s Sky” is also free to download, and interested gamers can download it here.
It can be noted that after being slapped with a copyright claim, ASMB took down “No Mario’s Sky,” saying: “‘No Mario’s Sky’ is no more-io! Due to a copyright claim by Nintendo we’ve had to take the game down,” as quoted by Eurogamer.
"Thanks everyone for playing and enjoying our little fan game. We would love to see an official Nintendo game in this style - a Mario Galaxy-style game in 2D within a procedurally-generated universe,” the team of developers added.
Meanwhile, the copyright issue was inevitable, according to Gamespot, since “No Mario’s Sky” was not the first fan-made Mario game that Nintendo targeted, noting that “The Metroid 2” remake was shut down after the Japanese publisher issued a takedown notice.
Check out how the original "No Mario's Sky" looked like before it was taken down below.