Is Pokémon Go not cutting it for you anymore and you’re looking for your next Poke fix? Try Pokémon Uranium. After nearly a decade in the making, a team of game designers – known as JV and Involuntary Twitch – has released their unofficial Pokémon game, Pokémon Uranium. Their fan made game was released earlier this week on Windows PC, and it looks to be like a very promising and ambitious game. According to Polygon, Pokémon Uranium
takes place in the Tandor region, where many classic Pokémon have become infected by nuclear radiation. The trainer – one who can me male, female or gender neutral – must stop these monsters from wreaking havoc across the land, all the while collecting gym badges and trying to become a Pokémon master, as per usual.
The team behind the game took 9 years to develop it to version 1.0, using the RPGMaker XP development tool to create it. Some of the featured installments to their game includes three playable characters, new regions to adventure through, online battling and trading, over 150 newly created Pokémon to capture (some are nuclear types), new moves and abilities, along with a “Mega” evolution. These are only some of the features listed on their official Wiki website, which you can access through this link. You will have the option between three trainers to choose from, and there will be a total of 8 Gym Badges to be collected in order to compete in the Tandor Regional Championship.
Below is a trailer of the game:
Polygon notes that no emulator is necessary for playing Pokémon Uranium, so gamers can simply download the file and start playing it. Pokémon Uranium was released for PC download on August 6th, with a Mac release coming out soon, and it seems like they’re not done with the game just yet. The version release is the 1.0 version, so JV and Involuntary Twitch may have plans to continue working on their game, that’s if they don’t get it taken down. Today they already released their 1.0.1 patch to fix some of the game’s bugs. On their Tumblr page, the game’s creators stated that their site’s servers went down due to the massive amount of traffic. It may have taken them nearly 9 years to create the game, but it’ll unfortunately probably be taken down by Nintendo in less than 9 days. However, time will tell. For now, gamers should enjoy it while it’s still up. But if it does get taken down, no need to worry about fulfilling that Pokémon fix – Sun and Moon are still scheduled to be out for Nintendo 3DS in November.