eSHOP GAME OF THE YEAR 2012 -
MUTANT MUDDS 03-26-13
The readers of
Nintendo Force have spoken, and they chose Mutant Mudds as
their eShop Game of the Year for 2012! The team is honored.
PAX EAST 2013: INDIE MEGABOOTH 03-12-13
PAX East 2013 is happening
next week, March 22 - 24. Renegade Kid has its very own booth at the
heart of the aptly named Indie Megabooth. Renegade Kid's 10'x15'
plot of pleasure is #681 and will have a variety of games available
for you to play.
PAX East is nearly here, and we're getting
ready for the awesome show. Our fancy buttons have arrived in the
mail. We'll be handing these out to our fans at the show. If you're
going to be in Boston on March 22 - 24, please swing by the Boston
Convention Center and drop in on our booth. Not only will you get some
free buttons but you'll also get to play ATV Wild Ride 3D (multiplayer
tournaments are happening), Mutant Mudds Deluxe on the Wii U, and our
super secret FPS for the 3DS.
We also had some rather fancy
vertical banners made for our booth, and you can see the ATV Wild Ride
3D banner below. It is huge!
[Hey, where's the
FPS button? Oh, it'll be at PAX. Don't you worry!]
[This beast is 30x80
inches - it's like the size of a door!]
ATV WILD RIDE 3D: DATE AND
PRICE CONFIRMED FOR NINTENDO ESHOP! 02-28-13
Today, Renegade Kid
announced that ATV Wild Ride 3D, the eagerly anticipated off-road
racer, will be available on March 7, 2013 for $7.99 USD in the
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™.
for massive air and jaw-dropping showmanship in this nitro-charged,
ATV racing experience. Travel the world and compete in the USA,
Thailand, England, Russia, Canada, and Mexico. Speed around 24
challenging tracks hitting epic jumps and earning “Nitro” by
unleashing dozens of wild tricks!
excited to be releasing ATV Wild Ride 3D in the Nintendo eShop,”
said Jools Watsham, Owner and Director at Renegade Kid. “I am
particularly thrilled about the multiplayer mode that enables
players to go head-to-head online and compete to be the ‘Best Wild
Rider in the World’.”
nitro-charged, arcade racing.
Choose from a
varied line-up of riders and quad bikes – unlock new content as
24 unique off-road
courses set in exotic locations including, Thailand, Russia, and
World Tour, Quick
Race, Freestyle, Time Trial, and Elimination.
Players can compete
in local wireless matches or on-line over a broadband Internet
Today, Renegade Kid
announced that Bomb Monkey,
the explosive puzzle game, will be available on June 28, 2012 for
$4.99 USD through the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™.
Blok Bombing is a fine and ancient sport invented by
a small and creative troop of primates, called Bomb Monkeys. The
goal is simple: do not allow the bloks rising from the jungle floor
to reach dangerous heights and knock you from your perch.
With an endless supply of bloks and a steady stream of bombs, you
can partake in this legendary sport anytime you have a spare moment.
Young Bomb Monkeys will learn patience and strategy. Older Bomb
Monkeys will sharpen their wits. And, every Bomb Monkey will have a
“We’re thrilled to be releasing our second title on
the Nintendo eShop,” said Jools Watsham, Owner and Director at
Renegade Kid. “A special feature of Bomb Monkey that I am
particularly excited about is the two player mode, which can be
enjoyed with just one Nintendo 3DS!”
MUTANT MUDDS INVADES EUROPE! 06-14-12
Today, Renegade Kid
announced that Mutant Mudds,
the eagerly anticipated neo-retro platformer, will (finally) be
available in Europe on June 21, 2012 for 9 Euro through the Nintendo
eShop on Nintendo 3DS™.
Our hero, Max, may be just a 2D sprite, but he can
leap into the third dimension by jetting between the background and
the foreground playfields with his trusty jetpack in this unique
Armed with a heavy-duty water
cannon, Max has what he needs to vanquish his long-term nemesis: the
Mutant Mudds. Max must blast and hover his way across the soiled
landscape to seek out mysterious Water Sprites. Legend says
collecting all of the mysterious Water Sprites will wash the filthy
Mutant Mudds away for good!
“The Nintendo eShop is an
exciting opportunity that has enabled us to release our first
self-published title, Mutant Mudds,” said Jools Watsham, Owner and
Director at Renegade Kid. “The development of Mutant Mudds has been
a labor of love for us. We couldn’t be more excited for everyone to
finally experience our “12-bit” baby for themselves!”
POWER PROFILE - NINTENDO POWER
Jools Watsham is the Power
Profile in this month's Nintendo Power. Read all about his start in
the industry and which super power he'd like to have!
You can read Nintendo Power's full
interview in the June 2012 issue.
ATV WILD RIDE 3D
FIRST-IMPRESSIONS: NINTENDO LIFE 04-27-12
Nintendo Life's Corbie Dillard
takes our off-road racer for a spin for an exclusive first-look at
ATV Wild Ride 3D for the
"Intense racing action!"
"Smooth and responsive controls!"
"You immediately notice the visual
upgrade from the DS!"
Also, check out Nintendo Life's in-depth
BOMB MONKEY FIRST-LOOK:
NINTENDO POWER 04-26-12
Nintendo Power's exclusive
first-look at Bomb Monkey is featured in
issue 278 (May 2012). Pick up your copy today to read all the
JOOLS WATSHAM'S PRO PICKS! 04-25-12
For one week on the Nintendo
eShop, Jools Watsham has his own little corner called Pro Picks,
which lists his recommended games on the eShop. Mutant Mudds
naturally made the list, along with Cave Story, Shantae, Dark Void
Zero and more.
iDEAME 2012 - JOOLS FLIES TO MADRID! 04-14-12
[Jools had the
privilege of designing the event poster]
Brian Provinciano, and Magnus Palsson]
Each year Nintendo sponsors an
event in Madrid, Spain to help communicate the ins and outs of
video-game development to the students at the University of Madrid.
Jools was invited to fly across the pond to speak at the event.
The event included notables such
as Collin Van Ginkel (Two Tribes), Brian Provinciano (Retro City
Rampage), Dan O'Leary and Roberto Garcia Lago (n_Space), Enric Alvarez
(Mercury Steam), Guillaume Bouckaert (Shifting Worlds), Magnus Palsson
(VVVVVV Composer), Neil Sorens (Zen Studios), Aileen Viray (Ex Aksys
Games), Joost van Dongen (De Blob), and Tyrone Rodriquez (Nicalis).
"This was a once in a lifetime
opportunity for me. I was honored to be invited to spend some quality
time with the wonderful people at the iDEAME event. I met some
amazing people and made some great new friendships. Thank you Pepe,
and everybody else at Nintendo Europe." - Jools Watsham
NINTENDO eSHOP AD CAMPAIGN - MUTANT MUDDS 02-07-12
[Cycle through the promoted games]
[Games, videos, and apps]
[Hey look, there's Max]
[Watch videos on the fly]
[Oh my, that dino is looking in your direction, Max!]
[Only two of these are non-Nintendo games... ]
Nintendo is promoting the Nintendo eShop, and featuring none other than Mutant Mudds in their line up of promoted games! These ads can be seen on many major websites, including IGN and Destructoid. So awesome! Thank you, Nintendo!!
MUTANT MUDDS REVIEW - GAMEZONE -
Workman goes old school with Mutant Mudds.
"One of the 3DS' best downloadable games."
"Mutant Mudds is well
worth its $9 price tag."
platformer that every 3DS owner needs to experience."
Austin, Texas – January 20, 2012 – Today, Renegade Kid announced that Mutant Mudds, the eagerly anticipated neo-retro platformer, will be available on January 26, 2012 for $8.99 USD through the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™.
Our hero, Max, may be just a 2D sprite, but he can leap into the third dimension by jetting between the background and the foreground playfields with his trusty jetpack in this unique dimensionally-woven experience.
Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon, Max has what he needs to vanquish his long-term nemesis: the Mutant Mudds. Max must blast and hover his way across the soiled landscape to seek out mysterious Water Sprites. Legend says collecting all of the mysterious Water Sprites will wash the filthy Mutant Mudds away for good!
“The Nintendo eShop is an exciting opportunity that has enabled us to release our first self-published title, Mutant Mudds,” said Jools Watsham, Owner and Director at Renegade Kid. “The development of Mutant Mudds has been a labor of love for us. We couldn’t be more excited for everyone to finally experience our “12-bit” baby for themselves!”
About Renegade Kid
Founded in 2007 by Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove, Renegade Kid LLC is an independent development studio based in Austin, Texas. A developer of handheld video-games, Renegade Kid is known for its award-winning titles on the Nintendo DS™, including Dementium: The Ward, Moon, Dementium II, and ATV Wild Ride.
To access the Nintendo eShop, you will need a wireless broadband Internet connection. If you do not have the Nintendo eShop icon on the Nintendo 3DS main menu, you will need to perform a system update. See support.nintendo.com for more information.
"If we see more neo-retro titles of this caliber,
we'll be very happy gamers indeed."
"Does a fantastic job of recreating the feel of
a good old-fashioned platformer."
Nintendo Power's rating scale ranges from Grumble Grumble, Hmmmm, and Recommended. We're happy to reveal Mutant Mudds is Recommended!
You can read Nintendo Power's full review in the January / February 2012 issue.
MUTANT MUDDS PREVIEW - NINTENDO
"Perfectly complements the stereoscopic 3D graphics—each of the stages' three layers truly pops."
Mutant Mudds is the lead preview in Nintendo Power's download section (December 2011).
MUTANT MUDDS PREVIEW - NINTENDO LIFE 11-30-11
"Mutant Mudds is a fantastic ode to the era of classic 2D platformers and shows that good old-fashioned 2D platformers can still be every bit as relevant today as ever, especially when used in conjunction with the visual depth afforded the experience by the 3DS."
is the lead article in Nintendo Power's download section (June 2011).
This marks the official unveiling of Mutant Mudds
for the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Subscribers to the magazine
should already have their hands on the latest issue of Nintendo
Power, which hits newsstands for everyone else on June 7, 2011.
ATV WILD RIDE IS (FINALLY) RELEASED! 05-31-11
After a long delay, the
day that we thought may not happen, has indeed happened: ATV
Wild Ride is released! This marks Renegade Kid's last DS
title, and one that critics have responded to with positive praise,
receiving 95% from Games Abyss and 80% from Destructoid.
the best racer offerings on Nintendos handheld to date." Nick Chester, Destructoid.
Ride is what the DS was sorely in need of." Andreas Asimakis, Games Abyss.
In addition to the unveiling of Renegade
Kid's exciting new game, Mutant Mudds,at
E3 2011 in Los Angeles on June 7, there will be some limited edition
swag to grab, cuddle, and take home with you from the show.
Find Renegade Kid's Co-founder & Director, Jools Watsham, at
E3 this year and he'll happily unload a Mutant Mudds sticker or
a keychain on you... and let you play the game! :)
Jools will more-than-likely be wearing
a t-shirt that resembles those shown below.
Get your hands on your
own Renegade Kid t-shirt, here.
SXSW SCREENBURN 2011: ONE-MINUTE
VIDEO RECAP + FIRST FOOTAGE
OF FACE KART: PHOTO FINISH ON THE NINTENDO 3DS 03-14-11
RRenegade Kid was an
exhibitor at SXSW 2011, and the team had a blast meeting everyone
who came out to play their games. Here's a quick recap of the show.
RENEGADE KID AT SXSW 2011 - FIRST-LOOK:
FACE KART ON 3DS 03-04-11
Renegade Kid is proud
to announce it will be an exhibitor at SXSW 2011 in Austin
Texas on March 11 - 13. Meet the team. Play their games. Get a world
exclusive first-look at the studio's new Nintendo 3DS title, Face
Kart: Photo Finish,in glorious 3D. Renegade Kid will
be in booth 110, Exhibit Hall 2.
For more information
about SXSW Screenburn Arcade 2011, go here.
ATV WILD RIDE VIDEO FOOTAGE - MEXICO
TRACK PLAY-THROUGH 02-18-11
This is the first
video footage of ATV Wild Ride that gives you a good look at how
the game plays. GoNintendo have a play-through of the first track,
Mexico, with commentary by Jools Watsham.
Renegade Kid's first
title for the Nintendo 3DS is officially announced.
Developed by Renegade Kid, Face Kart: Photo Finish lets players
tilt and turn the Nintendo 3DS to steer their photo customized speedsters
through 20 unique race tracks, as they drift around corners, soar
over chasms and speed past the competition. Players use the Nintendo
3DS camera to snap their own picture and then map it onto their
avatar, the landscape or even a turbo boost so they can pick up
their very own power-ups as they race. Each avatar offers up to
one hundred choices in hair, clothing and eyewear, plus cars can
also be customized by tuning and tweaking to create the ultimate
The full press release on Majesco's website, here.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 12-23-10
From everyone at Renegade
Kid, happy holidays. Be happy, and be safe.
See you nexr year!
DEMENTIUM II UP FOR BEST DS GRAPHICS
(NINTENDO POWER) 12-20-10
Dementium II is
nominated for Nintendo Power's Best DS Graphics Award.
How awesome is that?
Please go here
and vote for Dementium II in the Best DS Graphics category (you
can vote for just that category if you don't want to vote for every
Not only did GoNintendo's
main honcho, RMC, take it upon himself to pimp out Maximilian in
his 'End of Day' thought, he was also willing to post a modified
banner on the top of his site with our lovable Maximilian all over
Pure Nintendo's James
Higginbothom was one of the lucky few who got some hands-on time
with ATV Wild Ride at E3 2010, in June. It was an
early build of the game, but it managed to leave a good impression
design is nothing short of magical."
are slick and easy to move."
like a real ATV racing game in your hand."
WHAT IS RENEGADE KID'S 4TH GAME,
CODE-NAMED 'SPIRIT'? 12-01-10
Here are some nuggets
of information for you...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010: Renegade Kid's fourth title will be announced on Monday, December
Thursday, December 2, 2010: Renegade Kid's fourth game is not a First-Person Shooter. It
is, however, on the Nintendo DS.
Friday, December 3, 2010: Renegade Kid's fourth game has many exotic locations. None of
them, however, include hospitals or outer space.
Renegade Kid's fourth game does include mud. It is not, however,
of the mutant variety.
Saturday, December 4, 2010: Renegade Kid's fourth game is not a third-person shooter/platform
game. It is, however, viewed from a third-person perspective.
Sunday, December 5, 2010: Renegade Kid's fourth game does not feature multiple enemies.
It does, however, feature multi-player.
'SPIRIT' IS APPROVED BY NINTENDO 11-25-10
We are immensely proud
to annouce that Renegade Kid's fourth title, code-named 'Spirit',
has been approved by Nintendo for release on the Nintendo DS.
The real name of the title and details of the game will be revealed
in December 2010. Stay tuned.
'SPIRIT' IS SUBMITTED TO NINTENDO 11-03-10
We are extremely proud
to annouce that Renegade Kid's fourth title, code-named 'Spirit',
has been submitted to Nintendo for final approval. This process
typically takes 2 to 3 weeks before we know if it has been approved
You may ask, "What is 'Spirit'?" The real name and details
of the game will be revealed in early December, with video footage
and all of that goodness.
1UP PRESENTS: ALTERNATE HISTORY
- SON OF THE DRAGON 11-01-10
1UP's Matt Leone looks
at things that almost happened. Tuesday, November 2 focuses on Renegade
Kid's cancelled Wii project, Son of the Dragon.
[Our very own Dracula
friend is in the top right of the image]
RENEGADE KID IS AN AUTHORIZED NINTENDO
3DS DEVELOPER 10-12-10
We are extremely proud
to annouce that Renegade Kid was blessed with authorized developer
status for the new super sleek and sexy Nintendo 3DS a couple of
months ago. Apologies for the delay in letting everyone know, but
we've been kinda busy digging into all of the 3DS goodness.
tuned for more info on our 3DS titles coming in 2011 as well as
two new DS titles that will be released onto store shelves soon.
NEW RENEGADE KID WEBSITE DESIGN 07-21-10
What was old is now
new again. Today marks the day the new Renegade Kid website went
live. We think it looks quite refreshing and pleasing to the eye.
We hope you agree.
DEMENTIUM II REVIEW - ATOMIC GAMER:
Johnson reviews Dementium II, and gives it 90%
II - you've just become the handheld horror title we've all been
For those who may like
to chat with your fellow renegade kids, visit our new forum here.
II REVIEW - CLUB NINTENDO - 9.0 05-01-10
The Official Nintendo
Magazine of Mexico scores Dementium II 9.0. Now, why there are so
many magazines outside of the US posting reviews of the game before
their US counterparts we don't know. But, we're sure happy to have
received another glowing review.
short, Dementium II is an excellent game."
fun game that you will enjoy from beginning to end with its atmosphere
of mystery and action.."
thanks to "chinchuliness" for the English translation
and image scans.
II'S FIRST REVIEW - OFFICIAL NINTENDO MAGAZINE - 84% 04-06-10
Magazine's Simon Bramble reviews Dementium II, and he likes it...
sequel that trumps a very respectable first game."
hard to fathom just how Renegade Kid have squeezed it all in."
impressively rank enemies that ram the claustrophobia home are the
best we've seen on the DS since, oh... Dementium."
HOTLY ANTICIPATED GAMES OF 2010 01-25-10
Craig Harris picks his hotly anticipated titles for 2010. Dementium
II makes the list.
horror-focused shooter will creep you out
and send chills up your spine."