Renegade Kid Shutting Down As Co-Founders Part Ways

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Indie developer Renegade Kid has confirmed to Nintendo Life that the studio is ceasing operations after ten years. It’s co-founders Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove will dissolve their decade-long partnership and found their own studios, Atooi and Infitizmo respectively, to continue game development. No specific reason was given specifically for the shut down.

Between their new studios, the rights to the studio’s games will be split, with the “2D” series’ Mutant Mudds and Treasurenauts falling to Atooi while the “3D” series’ Moon and Dementium will belong to Infitizmo.

The studio was presently developing Treasurenauts for the 3DS. The latest release from co-founder Jools Watsham was Totes the Goat on iOS platforms, and he has new titles slated for a PAX West reveal next month.

Renegade Kid was founded in early 2007, who’s early days were defined by games on the DS including Moon and Dementium: The Ward. The studio further made a name for themselves on Nintendo platforms with critically-acclaimed downloadable titles from Mutant Mudds, Bomb Monkey, and Xeodrifter.



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