If you’re one who likes to explore the artistic side of levels and fly around untethered then have we got a treat for you!
A new site called “noclip” has recently been started by a long-time Nintendo fan. He’s taken data mined assets from several games and built put them into a browser experience that quickly loads up and lets to navigate around in all directions with mouse and keyboard. You can pass through objects in the environment, hence the site name, referring to “clipping.”
So far, the site’s owner @JasperRLZ on Twitter, is hosting a multitude of levels across 29 games from different consoles. Not surprisingly, conversations and fear have already sparked up that Nintendo could come after him and force the site down due to their strict stance on unauthorized asset use in the past. However St. Pierre (@JasperRLZ) hopes that isn’t the case and says he doesn’t intend to profit off the site. “It’s definitely [the game developers’] work on display, and if they don’t want it up, that’s their call. But I will never, *ever* put up ads on the site, or take donations. It’s not my money to collect. Go buy a copy of ‘Wind Waker HD’ if this [makes you want to] replay it :)”
I’ve loved the camera mode in Mario Odyssey and find it fascinating to explore around some of the older levels here. Hopefully Nintendo can lighten up a little and leave this project alone, but we’ll see. What are some of the coolest levels here that others should check out? Share your thoughts in the comments below and stop by our bustling Community forums!
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