Renegade Kid

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Renegade Kid LLC
Private
IndustryVideo game industry
FateDissolved
Successors
FoundedMay 7, 2007; 11 years ago (2007-05-07)
Founders
  • Jools Watsham
  • Gregg Hargrove
DefunctAugust 29, 2016 (2016-08-29)
Headquarters,
Key people
  • Jools Watsham
  • Gregg Hargrove
Websiterenegadekid.com

Renegade Kid LLC was an American video game developer based in Austin, Texas, founded by Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove in May 2007. The first game, Dementium: The Ward, was announced in June 2007, to be published by Gamecock Media Group.[1] Watsham and Hargrove both brought a long-term cooperative experience in video game development, especially on Nintendo 64 (N64).[2] Watsham specifically described the Nintendo DS, which became Renegade Kid's primary development platform, as "basically a portable N64".[3] In March 2012, Renegade Kid announced PitchWinPlay, a competition organized with Gamescribe, in which people could pitch their game ideas to the two companies, out of which the winning entry would be turned into a fully-fledged game for the Nintendo eShop.[4] However, Gamescribe shut down on July 12, 2012, and PitchWinPlay was effectively cancelled.[5][6]

According to Watsham, a publishing deal proposed to Renegade Kid in 2012, that would have seen minimal risk for the publisher but existential risk for the developer, led him to decide that his company should focus only on independent video game development going forward.[7]

On August 29, 2016, Renegade Kid announced that it would shut down.[8][9][10] The studio's intellectual properties were split between the two founders' previously-founded solo ventures, with Watsham's Atooi receiving the 2D games (including Mutant Mudds and the in-development Treasurenauts) and Hargrove's Infitizmo claiming all 3D titles (including Dementium and Moon Chronicles).[11][12][13] As primary reason for the split, Watsham cited financial difficulties for maintaining competitive game development with large teams in an overall small studio.[14]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s) Publisher(s)
2007 Dementium: The Ward Nintendo DS Gamecock Media Group, SouthPeak Games
2009 Moon Mastiff, Gamebridge
2010 Dementium II SouthPeak Games
2011 ATV Wild Ride Destineer
Face Racers: Photo Finish Nintendo 3DS Majesco Entertainment
2012 Mutant Mudds iOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS Renegade Kid
Bomb Monkey Nintendo 3DS
Planet Crashers UTV Ignition Games
2013 ATV Wild Ride 3D Renegade Kid
Mutant Mudds Deluxe iOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U
2014 Moon Chronicles Nintendo 3DS
Xeodrifter Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U Renegade Kid, Gambitious Digital Entertainment
2015 Dementium Remastered Nintendo 3DS Renegade Kid
2016 Mutant Mudds Super Challenge Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U Renegade Kid, Nighthawk Interactive
2017 ATV Renegades PlayStation 4, Xbox One Nighthawk Interactive

Cancelled[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/105138/Renegade_Kid_Debuts_Dementium_Gamecock_To_Publish.php
  2. ^ http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/feature/29232/developer-spotlight-renegade-kid
  3. ^ http://www.siliconera.com/2010/05/26/developing-for-a-portable-nintendo-64-a-renegade-kid-interview/
  4. ^ https://www.destructoid.com/pitch-an-eshop-game-renegade-kid-will-make-it-for-real-224489.phtml
  5. ^ https://www.destructoid.com/plug-pulled-on-renegade-kid-s-game-pitch-contest-231840.phtml
  6. ^ https://www.gamezone.com/news/well-this-sucks-renegade-kid-s-game-dev-contest-shuts-down/
  7. ^ http://indiegames.com/2013/04/how_a_bad_publisher_deal_made_.html
  8. ^ http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2016-08-29-renegade-kid-calls-it-quits
  9. ^ https://www.destructoid.com/renegade-kid-dissolves-founders-create-two-separate-studios-383421.phtml
  10. ^ http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/08/29/mutant-mudds-dev-renegade-kid-shuts-down
  11. ^ http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/08/renegade_kid_closes_as_co-founders_launch_separate_studios
  12. ^ https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/280134/One_studio_becomes_two_as_Xeodrifter_dev_Renegade_Kid_shuts_down.php
  13. ^ http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/08/29/mutant-mudds-dev-renegade-kid-shuts-down
  14. ^ http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/08/feature_the_reasons_for_renegade_kids_closure_and_whats_next_for_its_co-founders
  15. ^ http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/03/renegade_kid_once_pitched_a_gba_port_of_demons_crest_to_capcom_but_was_rebuffed
  16. ^ http://www.ign.com/articles/2008/08/29/renegade-kids-wii-game
  17. ^ https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/110996/Renegade_Kid_Gamecock_Team_For_New_Wii_IP.php
  18. ^ https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/113261/Renegade_Kid_Cancels_Son_of_the_Dragon.php
  19. ^ https://www.destructoid.com/canceled-renegade-kid-game-son-of-the-dragon-sounds-neat-186643.phtml
  20. ^ http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/32940/never-before-seen-renegade-kid-developed-crash-bandicoot-ds-demo-revealed
  21. ^ https://www.engadget.com/2013/01/11/renegade-kids-lost-crash-bandicoot-ds-prototype-revealed/
  22. ^ https://www.gamezone.com/news/so-renegade-kid-made-a-ds-demo-for-a-crash-bandicoot-game/
  23. ^ http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/01/footage_of_renegade_kids_crash_bandicoot_ds_demo_emerges
  24. ^ https://www.vg247.com/2013/01/11/canned-crash-bandicoot-ds-game-footage-surfaces-report/
  25. ^ https://www.destructoid.com/footage-of-canceled-crash-bandicoot-ds-game-surfaces-242177.phtml
  26. ^ https://www.destructoid.com/renegade-kid-shows-off-its-muddy-3d-ds-platformer-138041.phtml
  27. ^ https://www.destructoid.com/help-get-rise-of-the-mutant-mudds-on-dsiware-189313.phtml
  28. ^ http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2010/12/lend_your_support_to_get_renegade_kids_mudds_on_dsiware
  29. ^ http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2011/01/mudds_wont_be_making_a_splash_on_dsiware_after_all
  30. ^ https://www.engadget.com/2009/06/30/renegade-kid-working-on-platformer-for-ds/
  31. ^ http://www.ign.com/articles/2009/06/26/renegade-kid-targets-ds-platformer
  32. ^ http://www.siliconera.com/2012/08/19/from-3d-to-2d-the-reverse-evolution-of-mutant-mudds/
  33. ^ https://www.polygon.com/2014/2/26/5450914/razor-global-domination-pro-tour-headed-to-consoles-in-2015
  34. ^ http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/02/razor_global_domination_pro_tour_bringing_its_grinding_skills_to_wii_u_in_2015
  35. ^ https://www.polygon.com/2014/3/8/5471624/why-renegade-kid-is-creating-a-free-style-scooter-game
  36. ^ http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/36714/mutant-mudds-developer-working-on-razor-scooter-wii-u-game
  37. ^ https://www.polygon.com/2014/4/16/5621372/cult-county-launch-nintendo-3ds-renegade-kid
  38. ^ https://www.vg247.com/2014/04/16/cult-county-kickstarter-adds-3ds-to-platform-list/
  39. ^ http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/37219/3ds-now-an-option-for-cult-county
  40. ^ http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/37332/cult-county-kickstarter-ends-unsuccessfully
  41. ^ https://www.polygon.com/2014/5/3/5678648/cult-county-presses-ahead-despite-kickstarter-failure
  42. ^ https://www.destructoid.com/renegade-kid-s-cult-county-kickstarter-project-fails-274217.phtml
  43. ^ http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/05/cult_county_kickstarter_ends_without_success_developer_discussing_other_options
  44. ^ http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/01/dementium_remastered_targets_a_february_release_in_europe_and_australia_dementium_ii_remastered_nears_completion

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