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Renegade Kid’s Kickstarter for Cult County ended today, and the campaign was, sadly, unsuccessful. Only $46,736 was raised out of the $580,000 total.

So what’s next? Renegade Kid co-founder said on Twitter that the studio will now look towards “other options.”

Watsham wrote on Twitter:


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It goes without saying that Cult County will make use of the GamePad. Renegade Kid also has plans to support a Wiimote / nunchuck option.

That’s not all though. Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham said in a Reddit AMA that the team will explore all control methods on Wii U, “and if they feel good we’ll include them.”

If you haven’t already, you can check out Cult County on Kickstarter here.

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Have no fear about the Wii U version of Cult County. Even though Renegade Kid is developing the game for a bunch of platforms, Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham says that it “will be treated as a lead SKU” on Wii U.

Watsham wrote on Twitter:


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Renegade Kid has set a rather high funding goal for Cult County on Kickstarter. In order to secure all donations, the studio will need to raise $580,000.

That kind of high target raises an important question: what will happen to Cult County if the campaign doesn’t reach its goal? Fortunately, Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham confirmed to Polygon that it will still be made, but development would take much longer.

Watsham said:

“We will make Cult County regardless of what happens with the Kickstarter campaign,” Watsham said. “It will take a lot longer for us to complete Cult County if the minimum goal is not reached, though.”

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Prior to today’s console and Kickstarter announcement for Cult County, the good folks over at Nintendo Life caught up with Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham to discuss the project. Watsham tackled topics pertaining to the 3DS version, taking to Kickstarter, Unity, and more.

Check out the Q&A below. You can also find Nintendo Life’s full interview here. 

Renegade Kid seems to have a sale kicking off shortly on the eShop. It’s looking like all of the studio’s games will be available (possibly 3DS only) for 30 percent off starting tomorrow.

Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham teased on Twitter:


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Moon Chronicles has been officially submitted to Nintendo. Assuming all goes well with the rest of the process, we should be seeing the game out in April or May.

Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham tweeted:

Watsham also confirmed an official block size for Moon Chronicles:


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Renegade Kid is wrapping up development on Moon Chronicles. According to studio co-founder Jools Watsham, the studio is currently polishing and addressing bugs.

Moon Chronicles will be submitted to Nintendo “soon,” he said.

Watsham wrote on Twitter a few minutes ago:


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Nintendo Everything is introducing a brand new feature known as “Developer Musings”. For each entry, a few different Nintendo developers (usually between 3-5) will share their thoughts about a particular topic, ranging from developer-specific ones (like our first topic below) to more “light” subjects (such as their favorite Nintendo games).

We’re kicking things off today with three prominent developers you should recognize if you’ve been keeping up with the indie scene: Renegade Kid’s Jools Watsham, Gunman Clive creator Bertil Hörberg, and Yacht Club Games’ Sean Velasco.

For our first topic, we asked these trio of prominent developers about making game trailers. How do they decide on what elements to include in these videos? Which areas of the game do they choose to focus on? How do they decide on which gameplay features to showcase? How do they determine the amount of gameplay to include? These are just some of the questions we sought to gain insight on.

Head past the break for some thoughts from Watsham, Hörberg, and Velasco about creating game trailers.