Renegade Kid is an indie video game developer founded in 2007 by Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove. They started by making the Survival Horror game Dementium: The Ward for the Nintendo DS (which has been described by many as a cross between Silent Hill and Doom 3). The game received mixed scores, but overall positive reviews from critics.
The company continued to receive critical acclaim as they went on, particularly during their time working on the Nintendo 3DS, with games such as Mutant Mudds and a remastered version of the first Dementium game (which aimed to fix problems some had with the original).
In 2016, the company closed down, but its various franchises were obtained by two other companies. Atooi, a studio formed by Watsham a year earlier that originally focused on mobile games, gained the rights to all of Renegade Kid's 2-D properties, while Infitizmo, a new company formed by Hargrove, gained the 3-D properties.
Games developed by Renegade Kid:
- Dementium: The Ward (2007)
- Moon (2009)
- Dementium II (2010)
- ATV Wild Ride (2011)
- Face Racers: Photo Finish (2011)
- Mutant Mudds (2012)
- Bomb Monkey (2012)
- Planet Crashers (2012)
- ATV Wild Ride 3D (2013)
- Mutant Mudds Deluxe (2013)
- Moon Chronicles (2014)
- Xeodrifter (2014)
- Dementium Remastered (2015)
- Mutant Mudds: Super Challenge (2016)
- ATV Renegades (2017)
Tropes that apply to their games:
- Checkpoint Starvation:
- One of the criticisms towards the first Dementium game.
- This was also one of the reasons for the difficult nature of Mutant Mudds.
- Creator Cameo:
- Excuse Plot: Mutant Mudds and Xeodrifter
- Gainax Ending: The infamous ending to Dementium II. Probably the main reason the fanbase wants the third game so badly.
- Nintendo Hard: Pretty damn common.
- Retraux: Most of their later games have a pixel art style.
- Sequel Hook: Both Dementium and Mudds games do this in different ways. Also, the ending to Moon (which was meant to be addressed in the second season of Chronicles).
- Updated Re-release: All of Renegade Kid's Nintendo DS games were redone as downloads for the Nintendo 3DS. Mutant Mudds Deluxe and ATV Renegades also qualify.