There’s no doubt that Mario Maker is a big hit. The game has boosted Wii U sales, and has had more than one million fan-made courses uploaded since its launch. Therefore, it comes to no surprise that a fan is taking advantage of the game’s success by giving another Nintendo IP a similar treatment. The Legend of Zelda Maker is exactly what it sounds like, and the alpha is currently available for PC.
Given Nintendo’s aggressive approach to protecting their intellectual properties, there’s little chance this project will reach completion in its current state. The project’s creator, Dream Mix, is well aware of this and has provided a disclaimer in the description of a video they released for the game:
“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 will 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.”