AM2R dev gets hired at Moon Studios

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    A year ago, a fan project came out of the woodworks to appease Metroid fans, who were starved for new content. Titled AM2R, the fangame was a remake of the GameBoy game, Metroid II. Of course, shortly after the game was made available online, Nintendo struck it down, with a DMCA. Not much was heard afterwards, until of course, Nintendo announced their own official Metroid II remake. However, AM2R's Twitter had an interesting revelation, today. The developer of the fangame has been offered a job, at Moon Studios, the ones who created the highly successful Metroidvania game, Ori and the Blind Forest. They will be working as a level designer for the upcoming Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Though AM2R didn't have a happy ending, it goes to show that companies are willing to give dedicated fangame makers a chance in the professional industry.

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    Well deserved. Wish him much success!
     
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    Whoa! It's easy to feel all the work that goes into these projects has gone to waste when they get taken down, glad this wasn't the case this time ^^
     
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    That's what I call good karma right there.
     
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    Glad to see developer's such as Sega and now moon studios recognizing fan remakes and hiring the people behind them. Take note Nintendo!
     
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    Well deserved! Wish you best of luck Doc.:grog:
     
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    wow thats amazing, he deserve it
     
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    That's a awesome end to this saga. Wish 'em all the luck at Moon Studios! And I'm very much looking forward to the new Ori game!
     
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    Yay! Sucks he got hit with a CnD, but now he's official. :D
     
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    A loss for a very nice promotion.
    Totally worth it at this point :D
     
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    Its neat that he actually got something recognized out of his game other than a take down notice and mostly street credit that is taken for granite sometimes.

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    I'm super happy for him, good job mate!
     
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    Awh, This makes me happy to hear about this! He deserved a job like this!
     
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    This is how companies should be handling fan devs. If they show that they know what they are doing and have the dedication, they would make a valuable member of their team
     
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    I'd say it did! It managed to make it to release, and only got a C&D afterwards.
     
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    I wish i could shake this gentleman's hand for all of his hard work and now success.
     
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    Maestro Milton! Well deserved! Best of luck for my fellow countryman.
     
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    Shame of what happened with A2MR. So, it's great to hear he didn't get completely screwed over for his work.
     
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    I'm happy for the dev, but, HOLY FUCK ORI SEQUEL CONFIRMED I AM SO FUCKING HYPE.
     
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