The title had been created by Adam “Koolboyman” over a number of years, and was finally ready for release this month. However, Nintendo had gotten wind of this news and raised a cease and desist against the game on the grounds of both Pokémon Prism and Pokémon Brown being a violation of Nintendo’s intellectual property rights.
However, it seems that a group of users on Pastebin had other plans for Adam’s title. “We are a group of people interested in seeing ROM hacks succeed,” they advised “this project grew in popularity enough to make us interested in it, and the letter from Nintendo got us in action”. The group then uploaded the files to Pastebin for others to use.
Since the latest upload of the files, the Pokémon Prism Subreddit has seen its community trading tips and hints, starting an FAQ thread, and expressing their appreciation for the game.
If you haven’t seen Pokemon Prism yet, you can check out YouTuber Hero Voltsy’s play through of it below: