Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mutant Mudds: Amazing Reception

I went to E3 2011 with a little 3DS demo in my pocket, called Mutant Mudds. It is a project that was started out of pure love for platform games. A chance to make a game for ourselves with no outside input from anyone, and no consideration for how well it may or may not sell. A true indie effort, if you like. Mutant Mudds is unlike any title we have developed at Renegade Kid. Caution has been thrown to the wind. We are fortunate enough to be able to develop this title without the need of funding from an outside source. This is the pivotal reason that enables us to develop what we want, just because we want it.

My main mission at E3 was to get the word out about our game that is destined for the Nintendo 3DS eShop. I honestly did not expect the response to be so positive. I did not expect to find as many gamers who wanted the same things that we did. The reception for Mutant Mudds at E3 was amazing. Everyone who played the game genuinely enjoyed the experience. They commented on the old and the new contained within the game. 16-bit era platformers have long been dormant, and Mutant Mudds seems to be a welcomed breath of old-school fresh air.

I want to send a sincere thank you to everyone who shares our love of 2D platform games, and have shown their support for Mutant Mudds. It makes all of our hard work well worth it. We have a few months left before Mutant Mudds will be ready for release. We will continue to make what we think is good. And we hope you like the result.

Here are some of the kind words expressed in the gaming press:

"I absolutely loved Mutant Mudds."
- James Higginbotham, Pure Nintendo

"Portable gaming just doesnt get any better than Mutant Mudds."
- Andreas Asimakis, Games Abyss

"A landmark title for the 3DS eShop, the 3DS as a system, and the next generation of video game devices as a whole."
- Austin McLaughlin, Nintendo Everything

"Mutant Mudds is everything a platformer fan could ask for."
- Corbie Dillard, Nintendo Life

"This game feels great."
- Neal Ronaghan, Nintendo World Report

"A 3DS eShop title that is definitely on my radar."
- Justin Berube, Ripten

"There's a lot of Nintendo love in here."
- Tony Ponce, Destructoid

"Easily one of the most enjoyable titles I had the opportunity to play at the E3 show."
- Corbie Dillard, Nintendo Life

"The kind of challenge that fans of classics such as Mario and Mega Man enjoy."
- 8-Bit Jay, BYTE


  1. Can't wait to play this game!
    When will it hit the shop?

  2. Jools, your four existing games are all amazing. What's crazy is, as good as Dementium the Ward is, you guys have improved with each game you've released. You have made the name of Renegade Kid synonymous with quality and fun for me and because of this I bought ATV Wild Ride, not even being a fan of ATV racers and I'm genuinely enjoying it.

    Mutant Mudds is definitely a must buy for me. And I'm looking forward to hearing more about Red and Smoke and the other games you haven't mentioned in a long time.

  3. Thank you obishawn. I really appreciate your support and the spreading of the word you do on forums.

    Red was a licensed title that never happened due to the publisher not moving forward with the project. Smoke is a title that will more-than-likely never see the light of day either due to unavoidable circumstances with the publisher. This stuff happens all of the time unfortunately. Most of them are never exposed to the public, but I like to keep everyone updated with our progress which has the side-effect of some things never coming to light.

  4. Looks really cool ,can't wait to see how this will turn out!!.
    Hoping to find a cameo or easter egg xd

  5. This game just looks amazing! I hope you'll continue supporting the eShop long after this game. Are there any plans on SpotPass support? Perhaps a level pack every couple of months? Anyways, I can't wait to get my hands on this!


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