I am sorry to say I am done making Mario fangames. I am officially announcing my retirement from making Mario fangames. Too much has happened in my life that I cannot put any time towards a game that Nintendo will eventually take legal action against. Other people on the Fusion Fangaming team may continue work on Mario Fusion once things get better for them, but as for me, I am done with making Mario fangames.
Too much has changed for me in the 10 years since I created MKF. I had nothing going on in my life in 2008, nor did I have any real hope for my own future, so MKF became my means of avoidance of my problems. MKF’s success made my ego grow to disgusting proportions. That coupled with my lack of anger management in those days made for terrible PR slip ups. A few of you may remember how hotheaded, easy to anger, and, yes, immature I was in the MKF days. Now that for the first time in my life I confronted my lifelong problems and I have the tools to solve my problems, something like a Mario fangame no longer is needed in my life. If you want a Mario fangame to follow, I recommend going to the Discord server and following the work of user Masterhand128, with their Brutal Mario remake using Gatete engine.
Thank you all for your continued support for nearly 10 years. I’ve had a lot of good memories in MKF and SMFR, but there also have been just as many bad memories. I’ve grown up a lot as a person, especially within the last 30 days thanks to finally getting the help I very much needed for my major life problems. It is time for me to move on from Mario fangame making.
I am not asking anyone to agree with my reasons for retiring from making Mario fangames. I ask that everyone try to understand why I made these decisions. Good luck to everyone and keep enjoying Mario fangames!