Friday, August 17, 2012

Mutant Mudds gets official PC release date, price, & trailer!

Coffee Beans
Renegade Kid, developer of the award-winning Nintendo DS Dementium series, has revealed that their Nintendo 3DS title Mutant Mudds, now has an official PC release date and price (sorry, no Mac version yet).

Mutant Mudds will be available to purchase before August ends, and if you purchase the game within the first week it's available you will save 20% off the regular price. To see what apparent platforming greatness awaits you later this month in Mutant Mudds' PC release, check out the new trailer for the game below!


Mutant Mudds will be available to purchase through several PC distribution partners. Those are currently listed as: GOG.com, GAMERSGATE.com, DESURA.com, and apparently through Renegade Kid's own digital shop, Renegade Shop.

The PC version is releasing at a price point of just $9.99, but as mentioned above, if you purchase Mutant Mudds between August 30th and September 5th, you will get the game for its "Introductory Price" of just $7.99; a 20% savings.

Caffeinated Thoughts
The game has not been confirmed to be releasing via Steam yet, but I am hoping it will be announced for the service soon. I do not have an account on GOG.com, GAMERSGATE.com, or DESURA.com, but if the game releases with no word of a Steam release, I will have to pick one of those services to sign up for.

As for "Renegade Shop" being listed as a buying option, I have contacted Renegade Kid directly to see if they will be selling the game on "The best shop on the internet.", at least according to Grannie. Being that I greatly enjoy platforming games, I'm really looking forward to giving Mutant Mudds a try, perhaps even the day of its PC release!

Questions
If you have experience with GOG.com, GAMERSGATE.com, and/or DESURA.com, has it been a good experience and would you recommend it to other PC gamers that are perhaps looking at purchasing Mutant Mudds when it releases?

If you have played Mutant Mudds on the 3DS, have the confirmed extra levels (and perhaps even newly added achievements) for the PC version made you think about purchasing it as well?

11 comments:

  1. This is such a great game and a shame that Steam rejected it. I still have hope that it'll be on there one day as I'd rather keep all my PC gaming consolidated. Though if necessary I'd look at the others and maybe go with Desura.


    The extra levels are very tempting and I'd honestly rather see them added to the 3DS version, even as paid DLC. I should also mention that, big surprise, I haven't completed it, but am pretty close. Only have the last 4 "main" levels and 6 of the optional retro ones to 100% it. One thing that keeps slowing me down is having to go all OCD and collect all the diamonds before moving on... (it does help you unlock weapons)


    As a side note that video makes some of the platforming look very easy. Don't let it fool you, this game has some great level design and is pretty tough at times.


    I didn't recognize some of the purple levels where he was playing as Grannie so I'm not sure if that's some of the extra 20 levels of content or one area I haven't gotten to yet.

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  2. "This is such a great game and a shame that Steam rejected it."
    Yea, fortunately Steam will be opening up a "Greenlight" project or something to the community, where it can recommend games to be put on Steam.
    I tried finding contact information on Steam, to kindly ask them to allow the game to be released on the service, but I had an issue finding any GOOD way to contact them directly.


    "I should also mention that, big surprise, I haven't completed it, but am pretty close."
    Consistency! Staying incomplete, keeping the site name legitimate.


    "I still have hope that it'll be on there one day as I'd rather keep all my PC gaming consolidated."
    Same here, which makes me wonder how the Renegade Shop version will work.


    Thanks for the comment/feedback! I look forward to seeing your thoughts/review for Mutant Mudds when you complete it, BEFORE Sunday. :)

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  3. This game is an amazing and challenging platformer. It really requires a lot of precision on jumps, landings, etc. And even as the levels get harder and harder, you never get more than 4 minutes to finish a level. Definitely worth the 9.99 (or 7.99). I still haven't finished the last couple of levels, as they are extremely challenging.

    The 3D display on the 3DS definitely enhances the "layered" visuals of the game though, so that is one thing that will be missing on PC. Either way, it's great that they are expanding their client base. (I would recommend checking out Bomb Monkey by Renegade Kid too, if you want a good puzzle game.)

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  4. "And even as the levels get harder and harder, you never get more than 4 minutes to finish a level."


    You answered a question I wondered about last night! I was looking at images of the game when I noticed the time in the last image before I was posted this up, and I wondered, "Does the timer keep track of the time in the level, or is it a timer like in Mario to keep you going?"
    Well, you answered that one for me. 4 minutes max (or Max?).


    "The 3D display on the 3DS definitely enhances the "layered" visuals of the game though, so that is one thing that will be missing on PC."
    After watching the PC trailer for it, I can see how the 3DS' 3D effect would benefit the game, but it looks like they solved the issue pretty nicely for the PC version.


    As for, "I would recommend checking out Bomb Monkey by Renegade Kid too", I don't own a 3DS, but the multiplayer in the game looked pretty interesting. I just hope it gives them enough funds to perhaps produce a Dementium 3DS title, that would be at least two Renegade Kid titles that have made me interested in the 3DS system.


    Thanks for stopping by and leaving the comment/feedback!

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  5. How did they address the different planes/layers of view without 3D?


    I'm also interested in another Dementium, though their ATV racer looked pretty cool from the 3D screenshots.

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  6. It appears to use a blurred effect for the planes/layers. Not as crisp for the background layer, and brighter/crisper for the foreground areas.
    Was the 3DS the same way, or did the colors match more closely?

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  7. I heard about their community greenlight option; looking forward to seeing that in action. Seems like a no-brainer that the community would up-vote MM, but who knows.


    Incomplete, all day, everyday... Actually I'll probably complete this soon or like you said, I better before that shipment arrives.. (which I think is shipping tomorrow.) :D

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  8. I'll check tonight, but I think everything was basically the same crispness. They sized Max and the surroundings accordingly along with using 3D which gave a good sense of depth. I guess the up-front layer was a bit more blocky, will see what I notice.

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  9. I played a few of the easier levels today and it appears to be a combination of the coloring and 3D focus. The layers in the background seem a bit more washed out so it's still usable in 2D, but the 3D really makes a difference.. {{hint hint: you gotta getta 3DS}}

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  10. Wondering how the renegade shop will work as well. Hoping it doesn't turn out like World of Goo where there was no copy protection and was heavily pirated. Though there's the usual debate of if the pirates would even buy in the first place without a free/illegal option available.

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  11. "
    but the 3D really makes a difference.. {{hint hint: you gotta getta 3DS}}"
    I made you an offer, and you passed it up.

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