No longer a viable market
Treasurenauts has been in development for what feels like forever, with both 3DS and Switch versions planned. However, 3DS owners might want to look away now because in the latest Atooi video update, Jools Watsham has revealed the development for that version has been cancelled. His reasoning is pretty sound;...
"It is a game that is truly special to me"
Remember Treasurenauts? Originally revealed way back in 2013, the game has been bubbling under at Atooi for years, and recently resurfaced via conformation that it would be coming to Switch. Atooi boss Jools Watsham has given us another update now, and while it's short on groundbreaking anno
Inspired by NBA Jam, and just in time for the World Cup!
Atooi's Jools Watsham has revealed that he's hard at work on Soccer Slammers, a 2-on-2 arcade soccer (or football, depending on your linguistic preference) title for Switch. Described as a "fun side project", Soccer Slammers is inspired by the likes of NBA Jam and is focused on "fast,...
Atooi's Jools Watsham has revealed that its smartphone arcade title Totes The Goat is Switch-bound. Totes was the first mobile title that Atooi released, and boasts voxel-based artwork and intuitive controls. Described by some as Crossy Road meets QBert, the title currently has a 4.8 rating (out of 5) on the iOS App Store...
Three great games for $10
We've seen various developers and publishers make use of the option to pre-purchase eShop games on the Switch, and Atooi got creative in turning Mutant Mudds Collection pre-orders into 'early bird discounts'. In case you missed this little nugget of news last week, we thought a little reminder would be useful. If you...
Lots of muddy goodness
We've seen a number of enticing ports come to the Switch eShop, and Mutant Mudds Collection is another to add to the list. It has Mutant Mudds Deluxe, Mutant Mudds Super Challenge and the all-new Mudd Blocks in one package, with online leaderboards, video capture and
Dig out that Switch stand
Mutant Mudds was one of the true gems of the 3DS eShop era, and has since had follow-ups and releases on Wii U and a host of consoles. Mutant Mudds Collection on the Switch eShop will combine Mutant Mudds Deluxe, Mutant Mudds Super Challenge and the all-new Mudd Blocks
Will include the first two games and all new 'Mudd Blocks'
Atooi may have been left disappointed with the early sales results for Chicken Wiggle on 3DS, but it's gearing up for its Switch eShop debut. The developer has confirmed that it'll bring Mutant Mudds Collection exclusively to Nintendo's current-gen system. It'll include Mutant Mudds...
"I think the indie audience has left the 3DS and moved onto Switch"
Chicken Wiggle by Atooi is one of the most notable 3DS eShop releases in recent times, a retro-styled platformer with level creation and sharing tools. Despite the positive reputation of the developers - largely the former Renegade Kid team behind Mutant Mudds - the game has sold...
Chicken Wiggle is creeping ever closer to release on the 3DS eShop, an ambitious platformer from Atooi that'll have a full level editor for players to create and share their own stages. We've seen plenty of environments and item types already, but now Jools Watsham has shown us the 'Hero Mask', the first of five power-ups that will...
"I just winged it"
Earlier in the year Atooi founder Jools Watsham showed off the level creation tool in Chicken Wiggle, the upcoming 3DS eShop release. Beyond the core campaign there's the promise of access to a full creation suite that allows players to create levels and then share them online (in-game) with others. To showcase how it'll...
Made with the same level editor that's included in the game
Atooi, the studio led by Jools Watsham, is getting closer to its first major 3DS eShop release - with Chicken Wiggle. It's a game we've been following with interest due to it having the same core development team as Mutant Mudds; it'll also have an extensive level editor as part of the...
"Much thought has gone into the pricing of Chicken Wiggle"
Atooi's Chicken Wiggle is nearing release, and Jools Watsham has now revealed what the game will cost once it hits the 3DS eShop. Watsham had previously stated that Chicken Wiggle would cost $10, but since then he's been adding loads more content to the game and feels that a price...
Getting a wiggle on
Chicken Wiggle is a rather promising title from Atooi that's making its way to the 3DS eShop - from the same team that produced Mutant Mudds as part of Renegade Kid, it adopts that title's style while also introducing new ideas. The Chicken and Worm combo throws in some alternative controls and moves, while it also boasts a full...
Chicken Wiggle Maker?
Chicken Wiggle will be the first 3DS eShop game released by Atooi, the studio founded by Jools Watsham initially as a vehicle for personal mobile projects, and now his key business since the formal split of Renegade Kid. Early footage and screens have looked rather positive, incorporating the chunky pixel style that helped make...
Value for money
The recent release of Super Mario Run on iOS has triggered quite a debate regarding how much people expect to pay for handheld video games. While the title is free to download, unlocking the entire game requires the kind of investment that mobile players perhaps aren't used to paying, and that has led to a rather poor conversion...
"I look forward to bringing more retro-inspired goodness"
In this series of features we invite 'Nindies' to share thoughts on their experiences in 2016. In this entry Jools Watsham outlines a year in which Renegade Kid closed and he went in a new direction with Atooi. Wow, 2016 has been a very busy year – full of many ups and many downs. Let's...
An unlikely pairing, together at last
We recently reported on the disbandment of indie developer Renegade Kid and followed it up with an interview featuring both founding members, Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove. As part of their surprisingly amicable split, both devs have already formed new teams and star
"The future is bright, and I brought my sunglasses"
Earlier today Jools Watsham unveiled Atooi's first game since the closure of Renegade Kid, the well-known studio that he'd co-founded a decade ago. Though Totes the Goat was previously released on iOS as an Atooi title, there's nevertheless the sense that the newly announced Chicken Wiggle is a...
Includes a story mode and level sharing feature
Earlier this week it was confirmed that well-known indie developer Renegade Kid had closed, with co-founders Jools Watsham and Gregg Hargrove moving on to their own separate studios - Atooi and Infitizmo. Watsham previously released Totes the Goat on iOS under the Atooi name, and now has announced his...
IPs split between "2D" and "3D" brands
Renegade Kid has been one of the most recognisable names on the Nintendo download scene in this generation, and before that was notable for jumping into the retail space on DS. Its biggest hits have included the likes of Mutant Mudds and Dementium: The Ward, earning a loyal group of fans through its releases on...
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