Renegade Kid Regains Rights to Moon, Trademarks New Title

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

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If you are a rabid fan of Renegade Kid, like me or our own Jonathan Higgins, then today is probably a good day for you. Why? Simply put, because today Renegade Kid regained the rights to one of their most underrated, atmospheric shooters, Moon. Released back in 2009 exclusively for the DS, it received its fair share of criticisms and approval alike; but I personally thought it was fantastic. The game utilized that claustrophobic, mysterious vibe from such games as Metroid, but with an original plot, great graphics, and accurate FPS shooting. Moon had been published by Mastiff games, but they had an agreement with Jools Watsham and Renegade Kid that they only retained the rights to it for 5 years. Now that we’re in 2014, Moon¬†officially belongs with the people who developed it.

More interesting is the fact that today Jools and company trademarked a new title called Moon Chronicles. On the heels of Renegade Kid’s announcement of a new FPS game, this could be the long awaited and deserved sequel to Moon gamers like me have been waiting for. Granted, it could also be something simple like a 3DS remake to the game, but, either way, I am officially excited. Add that to the fact that Treasurenauts and Cult County might be coming out sometime this year, and 2014 is looking aces for Renegade Kid!


About Josh Speer

Josh Speer is addicted to two things in equal measure : Books and Videogames. He has a degree from the University of Washington in English with an emphasis on writing. He joined Operation Rainfall last year while following it on Facebook. His two giant life goals are to write his own series of fantasy / science fiction novels and to get into the creative side of the video game industry. He is beyond pleased to now have his proverbial foot in the door thanks to the opportunity provided by Oprainfall!

  • James Best

    Having never played the original on the DS, I’d be more than happy with a 3DS remake.