Bye bye.

Pokémon Uranium made quite a splash when it launched a while back, with 1.5 million downloads being racked up. Sadly download links for the fan-made game were removed following fears of legal action, but the developers insisted that the project was "more alive than ever".

It would appear that the game is truly dead now, however. The developers have issued a statement regarding Uranium, citing a lack of resource and time as the reason for its ultimate cancellation.

Given that the developers were effectively prevented from distributing the game it's perhaps unsurprising that work has stopped, but it's a shame that we didn't get to see this unique offering evolve a little more.

However, Nintendo is very aggressive when it comes to protecting its IP, and also shut down the superb AM2R recently.

What do you think about this move? Do you think Nintendo should be a little more accepting of such not-for-profit projects, or is the company right to protect the image of its brands? Let us know with a comment.