With the release and massive success of Super Mario Maker, questions have been asked as to whether the concept will just be a one-off or if it will become an ongoing trend. Indeed, it's not too difficult to think of how a Super Mario 3D Maker could exist or how the idea could be applied to other popular Nintendo franchises, like Metroid or the Legend of Zelda. Evidently, one fan isn't ready to wait for Nintendo to announce something and has taken it upon themselves to create another "Maker".
Zelda Maker just entered the alpha stage of development a few days ago and aspires to offer a comprehensive suite of tools that will allow gamers to realize their own visions of Hyrule. Even though the project is still in its earliest stages, it's rather impressive how much is already present. Take a look:
All the same, this is an obvious violation of copyright and there's little doubt that Dream Mix – the developer – will soon be hearing from Nintendo's legal department. Nonetheless, Dream Mix has acknowledged this and made a statement explaining that the project will continue, in one capacity or another:
Zelda Maker (Temp) is a non-official project started by myself, which will allow players to create and share Legend of Zelda worlds of their own. Nintendo might cease and desist a project like this, so in time, when I've got the ability to change the sprites, I will do so, and I will also add things that Zelda games don't have to make it a somewhat unique experience. Regardless, I won't be acting like this isn't going to be a Zelda (Maker?) clone, through and through. I'd just like to add some things that I think official Zelda games could use. This is a very early build of the game, and it does not represent what the final game will look like.
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