Rights to Moon return to Renegade Kid in 2014, dev interested in 'future development efforts'

The publishing rights to Moon, Renegade Kid's 2009 first-person shooter for the Nintendo DS, will revert back to the developer in 2014, and the creators are interested in soon-to-be-discussed "future development efforts," co-founder Jools Watsham told Polygon today.

Earlier today, Watsham revealed on Twitter that the Renegade Kid, developers of the Mutant Mudds and Dementium series, had a five-year agreement with publisher Mastiff Games for Moon, which is set to expire in 2014.

Given his excitement, Polygon reached out to Watsham to learn more about what could be in store for the property.

"We at Renegade Kid are very fond of Moon, and have always wanted to continue the story of Major Kane's cosmic adventures somehow," Watsham told Polygon via email. "We purposely left it open-ended at the end of the first game for this reason."

The Nintendo 3DS was released as the DS's successor in 2011, and a maturing market could make a new entry on the new console feasible.

"The end of the Nintendo DS era was a very difficult time for selling original games," he wrote, "and the beginning of the 3DS era was equally as risky for publishers to invest in original games.

"However, we absolutely intend to support Moon with future development efforts. We'll have more news on our plans soon."

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