Renegade Kid

Renegade Kid

There’s this independent development studio in Austin that’s been putting out some video games with totally rad music. They’re called Renegade Kid, and they’ve created tons of games including Dementium, ATV Wild Ride, Face Racers: Photo Finish, Planet Crashers, and Mutant Mudds.

Mutant Mudds has such great, great music. I haven’t heard video game music this cool since Psycho Fox for Sega. This is on Bandcamp for “name your price”, and I’m way too tempted to get it and just listen to video game music all the time for a week or two. Would listening to this in my car make me an exponentially worse driver? Or perhaps it would make me a way better driver because I would be naturally focused on staring straight in front of me and completing all the tasks of driving perfectly.

I totally could listen to this all day long without getting tired of it. I’m glad the tracks don’t have names. They’re all just called things like, “Mutant Mudds 05. World2-1”. That’s a great one by the way.

I’ve never even played this game, but I think I would love it. Classic video game music is hard to beat. The themes from all the classics are stuck in my head not because I played them so much, but because those simple polyphonic melodies were among the catchiest things we’ve produced as a nation. This Renegade Kids music for Mutant Mudds is no less than just as catchy. I’m absolutely loving all of this.