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Dementium series developer obtains sequel rights

Xav de Matos, @Xav
09.16.14
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Developer Renegade Kid has reacquired control of its Dementium series, a horror-focused intellectual property that birthed two frightening games on the Nintendo DS. Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham took to Twitter to announce the deal:

The first game in the series, Dementium: The Ward, was distributed by publisher GameCock, which has since shuttered. Its sequel and the IP was then handled by SouthPeak Interactive, which had published the first game in Europe. Developer Renegade Kid has since gone on to create the Mutant Mudd series and the episodic 3DS game Moon Chronicles.

"We have always retained ownership of the Dementium IP," Watsham told me. "SouthPeak used to have first right of refusal on sequels, but that is no longer the case."

Gallery: Dementium II | 29 Photos

"Yes, we're very excited about the news," Watsham added via email. "Moving forward, Renegade Kid is able to develop Dementium sequels with no ties to SouthPeak. We will be exploring all possibilities, including sequels and ports. It feels good to have our first born back home."

The Dementium series has been well-received on Nintendo DS under Renegade Kid. A PC port of Dementium 2 was released under the banner of an HD remaster, but was critically panned.

"For the record, Renegade Kid was not involved with the PC port of Dementium II HD," Watsham tweeted.

[Image: Renegade Kid]

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