Last week we reported on Pokémon Uranium, a fan-made PC outing in the Pokémon universe which took 9 years to produce. Boasting it has its own region, characters and (naturally) fresh 'mon, Uranium also features online trading and battling.

The game was so popular that the servers quickly buckled under the sheer volume of more than 1,500,000 downloads, proving that there's a considerable appetite for fan-made games these days.

However, the game has now been removed from the web by its creators, who have issued the following tweets and statement:

While development appears to be on-going, without any channels to actually release the game it remains to be seen how long Uranium will remain active for.

Did you download the game? What did you think of it, and what do you make of today's news? Post a comment below to tell us.