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."

More from Polygon

The horror of Five Nights at Freddy's

  • Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Old Iron King Overview

  • Spacecom: a fast 4X built for multiplayer

  • Pillars of Eternity builds on role-playing classics

  • Tour the 1 KB hard drive built inside Minecraft

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker