Renegade Kid to regain Moon rights in 2014, planning sequel

Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham says that the studio will regain rights to its DS first-person shooter Moon in 2014, opening the doorway for a sequel they always planned to do.


Indie developer Renegade Kid will regain the rights to its first-person shooter Moon, according to company founder Jools Watsham. The studio behind Mutant Mudds created the DS game in 2009, but the intellectual property was owned by its publisher, Mastiff. With the rights pending, Renegade Kid is signaling a sequel.

A Facebook fan group planned to petition Mastiff for a sequel, but Watsham responded with a tweet (via Eurogamer). "Save your energy," he wrote. "Renegade Kid gains Moon rights back in 2014."

He went on to say, "It has always been our plan to create a sequel to Moon. Never could convince the pub to go for it. Come 2014 we're in control." The agreement with Mastiff was to last five years, so the IP rights will revert to Renegade Kid once the five-year period is over. That control will also include the rights to port the original, if they choose.

Watsham tempered expectations slightly by pointing out that the studio doesn't have a sequel in development right now. "But, at least we'll now have the ability to do so soon," he said.

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