Y’know those “Fakemon” things you see on DeviantArt and 4chan sometimes? People trying their hand at designing their own Pokémon that could conceivably show up in the games? Well, how much work do you think it would take to create a brand new Pokémon game, with its own Fakemon Pokédex, from scratch? If Pokémon Uranium is any indication, about nine years.
Yes, after nine long-ass years in development, the Pokémon fan game, Pokémon Uranium, has finally released its 1.0 to the public. The game is entirely self-contained, with a new region, named Tandor, a Pokédex with a buttload of original Pokémon, plus a few classics thrown in, and even a new Pokémon type: Nuclear.
You can download the game free of charge from the Pokémon Uranium website, free of charge. I’d suggest acting fast, though. If that Metroid 2 fan remake is any indication, Pokémon Uranium may not be long for this world, at least if Nintendo has anything to say about it.