Monday, October 22, 2012

Win Mutant Mudds on eShop for FREE!

Enter to win a free copy of Mutant Mudds for the Nintendo 3DS eShop - that's a digital download of a game with 60 bone-shatteringly fun and challenging levels (any actual bone shattering experienced during the playing of this game is purely coincidental).
All you have to do is follow the directions below. Competition ends at 12:01 am EST on Thursday, October 25th 2012 (that's basically midnight on Wednesday, btw). That's what Rafflecopter tells me, anyway.
Three lucky winners will be chosen at random on Thursday at around 11am CST. Good luck!
For residents in North America only - sorry!
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Price is Right? Mutant Mudds iOS

The perception of how much money games should cost in the iOS App Store, for example, is very different when compared to the Nintendo eShop and other digital outlets. This is probably largely due to the majority of the audience being casual players and/or users who want simple pleasures on their phones instead of in-depth hardcore gaming experiences due to the limited time they have available to devote to gaming on their phone. This perspective might be slowly changing as the once ‘casual player’ is gradually finding their appetite for games growing and their desire to play more games increases. But, that’s a different story…

Nevertheless, the stage has been set and price expectations have been cemented for the near-future. Games on the App Store must – for the most part – be free or inexpensive to purchase if they are to appeal to the masses.

I would like to present to you, yes you, a (hypothetical?) question to ponder and ultimately answer.

Question: How much would you pay for Mutant Mudds iOS?

Please choose one of the following:

Answer #1: Same as the Nintendo eShop price - $8.99.
“I would be happy to pay the same price as the Nintendo eShop version to have Mutant Mudds on my iPhone. It was worth $8.99 on the 3DS, and it is worth $8.99 on my phone. I think there should be a free demo though, which contains a couple of levels, so people can check it out.”

Answer #2: The typical App Store pricing of $1.99 or $0.99.
“I would never pay more than the normal pricing of Apps for Mutant Mudds – no matter what. I like the game and all, but playing it on the iPhone is not the same as a 3DS due to no 3D and no physical buttons. I still think there should be a free demo though, which contains a couple of levels, so people can check it out.”

Answer #3: Freemium with In-App purchases for convenience.
“I’ve never heard of this game, and there’s no way I’m paying anything for it before I can check it out. A demo of a few levels isn’t enough. I want to get it for free. If I like it I might be interested in paying small amounts – like $0.99 or $1.99 – for In-App purchases that unlock later levels sooner and/or power-ups sooner, but these should be optional because I also want to be able to play the whole game for free if I am good/patient enough.”

Answer #4: Other (please specify in the comments below).

Friday, October 12, 2012

FREE Mutant Mudds Update Coming to Nintendo eShop Very Soon!

FREE Mutant Mudds Update Coming to Nintendo eShop Very Soon!
Austin, Texas – October 12, 2012 – Today, Renegade Kid announced that their critically-acclaimed platformer, Mutant Mudds, will receive a FREE – and substantial – update on October 18, 2012 in Europe, and October 25th, 2012 in North America. Did we mention it will be free? Yes, we did. Well, cool.

Renegade Kid’s crackpot team of designers and H2O scientists have revisited each of the 20 regular levels that Muddy fans all know and love, and carefully snuck a special ‘CGA-Land’ door somewhere inside each one. If you are one of the brave adventurers who want to experience what these 20 new levels have to offer you must utilize a combination of at least two of the mighty power-ups in order to gain access to the doors. This is a job for Grannie; for she is the only one sassy enough to wield the combined tri-power of the power-ups.

Nestled lovingly inside each of the 20 new (and free) ‘Grannie’ levels is an assortment of fiendish fun that require the use of all three power-ups. Sure, some are hard-as-nails, whereas some are pure fun; allowing you to enjoy the new-found wonder of tri-power harnessing. White, cyan, magenta, and black may not be for everyone, but this is where Grannie truly shines. CGA-Land is her calling, and she rocks it!

“I believe the new content we’ve added to Mutant Mudds really completes the experience,” said Jools Watsham, Owner and Director at Renegade Kid. “I was very proud of what we accomplished with the original release of the game, but the 20 new levels add a delicious layer of icing that gives players the opportunity to take Grannie for a proper jaunt.”

About Renegade Kid
Founded in 2007 by Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove, Renegade Kid LLC is an independent development studio based in Austin, Texas. A developer of handheld video-games, Renegade Kid is known for its award-winning titles on the Nintendo DS™, including Dementium: The Ward, Moon, Dementium II, and ATV Wild Ride.

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