Two fans, Scott Lininger and Mike Magee, are in the process of creating a loving tribute to one of the best games of all time -- the original 1986 Nintendo Entertainment System title The Legend of Zelda.
Located at the website The Legend of Zelda 30 Year Tribute, the pair's game is a faithful reproduction in voxelised isometric 3D. The project was made entirely in WebGL, and uses the same 8-bit soundtrack found in Nintendo's original.
"This is a fan created tribute made for fun and always totally FREE to play," the team proudly wrote on their Facebook page.
"[It] can be played either on your computer using a keyboard or on your smart device with touchscreen controls (please 'add to Home Screen' for best experience). We know it's not a 100 percent finished overworld but we are working on it. We would love your feedback while we're developing."
The Legend of Zelda was originally released back in February of 1986 and spawned what has become one of Nintendo's most popular franchises. 1998's Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the N64 is still considered one of the most influential games of all time, and 2016 will see the release of the 19th main game in the popular-as-ever series.
Lininger and Magee's recreation launched on April 4, but as noted it's not yet complete. It includes only three dungeons so far, and the smooth-scrolling map leads to some weirdness with enemies. However, the pair is continuing to work out the glitches.
Whether or not they'll get to do so before being shut down by Nintendo is anyone's guess, although they may get lucky. After all, there are several free fan-made online Pokémon MMORPGs that have been going for a few years.
If you want to give it a play for yourself, you can do so here. It worked best for me in Chrome and not at all in Internet Explorer, but your mileage may vary. You can also follow the game's progress, and offer feedback on Facebook and Twitter.