Steam Reject Mutant Mudds Goes to GOG

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Steam Reject Mutant Mudds Goes to GOG

Renegade Kid's platformer finds a home on GOG, Desura and Gamersgate.

When last we saw Mutant Mudds Valve had rejected it, saying it wasn't suitable for Steam distribution. It wasn't clear why Valve rejected this well-regarded indie game, and the situation highlighted the arcane nature of Valve's distribution process. Shortly afterward Valve introduced Greenlight to solve this problem, but that came too late for Mutant Mudds. Now - like an old serial hero - Mutant Mudds has escaped that perilous deathtrap and gone to GOG, Desura and Gamersgate for a PC release.

You play as Max, a kid determined to save the world from squishy invaders in this platformer. Mutant Mudds has a 3D gimmick, in that you can leap jetpack-style and play either in the foreground or the background. Better be careful, since some of Max's enemies have ways of making 3D work for them too.

"I know I am a little biased," developer Jools Watsham Tweeted, "but I think you're going to love Mutant Mudds PC. The new levels have turned out great. Plus, we have added something that improves replayability and creates a sense of community. What could it be?" Watsham didn't say, so this extra widget will probably be a release-day surprise.

Speaking of release day, that date will be August 30th on GOG, Desura, Gamersgate and Renegade's own site. The initial price tag is $7.99, but that will only be until September 5th; after that it goes up to $9.99. Its Nintendo incarnation already has a lot of fans; with luck, it will make an equally large splash on PC.

Source: Renegade Kid via Joystiq

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He's a very personable hero, though he can be a bit distant at times.

Steam is God. If Steam rejected this game, it must be awful.

Steeeeeeeeeam.

Shame.

Oh well, if I can't find a game on Steam, I usually check GOG anyway. Love both of the distributors.

I didn't even know Steam could go so far to reject games. It looks... nice. But it doesn't make me want to buy it. It looks bland and simplistic with the background gimmick that has been done before.
C'mon designers, you are the ones who need to answer the questions: Why do I want to buy this game?

It always bugs me that Steam will reject games like this but allow every shitty Source mod game to be sold. Or even worse, a broken mess of a game that doesn't work at all.

I'd like to buy this game on Steam because I like Steam, so come on Steam don't reject a good game.
Just to clarify I'm Steaming about this but I'm happy I can pick it up on GOG.

I can sorta see the logic, it looks very tangentially similar to a Mario game I guess, so perhaps they didn't want to leave them self open to lawsuit. Imo the game looks like crap and has been done better before.

Not a big loss for steam users as it looks a pretty standart platformer.

It looks to be yet another indie platformer. You know for a group of developers that bash the mainstream for being to stagnant the indie guys seems to be doing a lot of the same. Almost every time I hear of a new indie game that has captured the hearts of gamers I immediately check to see if its a rouge-like or a platformer. 9 times out of 10 it is, and I'm no longer interested.

AzrealMaximillion:
It looks to be yet another indie platformer. You know for a group of developers that bash the mainstream for being to stagnant the indie guys seems to be doing a lot of the same. Almost every time I hear of a new indie game that has captured the hearts of gamers I immediately check to see if its a rouge-like or a platformer. 9 times out of 10 it is, and I'm no longer interested.

Easy to see you didn't play much video games from the mid 80s to the mid 90s, platformer were all over the place back then, number of them getting release today still seem small to me compared to the size the gaming industry is now.

I was looking around to see if the PC port will be able to take advantage of stereo lcd glasses or other technologies to replicate the effect on the 3DS, but it appears it will only have a simulated DOF blur effect when you change layers. Disappointing

Folio:
I didn't even know Steam could go so far to reject games. It looks... nice. But it doesn't make me want to buy it. It looks bland and simplistic with the background gimmick that has been done before.
C'mon designers, you are the ones who need to answer the questions: Why do I want to buy this game?

Not only has it been done before, it's been done in 3D before just like the original 3DS version of this game. And by before, I mean 1995. It was actually pretty good, as long as you're a fan of the color red. Heh.

The whole certification process for Steam is still a mystery to me. On one hand they allow for some very crappy stuff and on the other they reject at the very least halfway decent or even good games.

iniudan:

AzrealMaximillion:
It looks to be yet another indie platformer. You know for a group of developers that bash the mainstream for being to stagnant the indie guys seems to be doing a lot of the same. Almost every time I hear of a new indie game that has captured the hearts of gamers I immediately check to see if its a rouge-like or a platformer. 9 times out of 10 it is, and I'm no longer interested.

Easy to see you didn't play much video games from the mid 80s to the mid 90s, platformer were all over the place back then, number of them getting release today still seem small to me compared to the size the gaming industry is now.

I did play a fair amount of 90s games. Doesn't excuse the fact that there are waaaaaaaay too many platformer indies games. Indie devs can and have done better these. This isn't the mid 90s anymore, games should be made with that in mind. I'm not saying don't make platformers and rouge-likes, I'm saying that those 2 genres are getting to be as stagnant as FPSs in the mainstream.

Zachary Amaranth:
Steam is God. If Steam rejected this game, it must be awful.

Steeeeeeeeeam.

One of us, One of us...

Seriously, I don't understand the praise the game got. Yeah, I downloaded it from the eShop (if only to get some use out of my 3DS). but it's a run-of-a-mill platformer with no original thought in it whatsoever. Yeah, gameplay-wise it's a-ok and some jump are quite difficult indeed. Otherwise, this game has NOTHING to offer. Not an interesting IP at all, no particularly interesting level designs and the music is soso, no boss fights and no decent use of the 3D effect OR the other 4 buttons we have available.

Nostalgia to 8-bit does NOT mean that you can skip 20 years of gaming. >:C

Rejecting games...On the PC.Good thing there's no overall monopoly, yes?

Even if this game was on steam I doubt I would have bought it. It seems generic, other than that background thing. Even that seems like it would cause problems after a while.

Its well past time for both consumers and developers to start rejecting steam anyway.

GoG is certainly a better home anyway.

Folio:
I didn't even know Steam could go so far to reject games. It looks... nice. But it doesn't make me want to buy it. It looks bland and simplistic with the background gimmick that has been done before.
C'mon designers, you are the ones who need to answer the questions: Why do I want to buy this game?

Because it's indie. Indie is an excuse to take clichéd, even tired, old games and market their faults as "charm" or "nostalgia."

Daemascus:
It always bugs me that Steam will reject games like this but allow every shitty Source mod game to be sold. Or even worse, a broken mess of a game that doesn't work at all.

How dare you question Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeam?

Elate:
I can sorta see the logic, it looks very tangentially similar to a Mario game I guess, so perhaps they didn't want to leave them self open to lawsuit. Imo the game looks like crap and has been done better before.

If that's their reason, they need to remove a fuckton of games from their catalogue.

mad825:
Rejecting games...On the PC.Good thing there's no overall monopoly, yes?

Not sure if serious. Hoping not.

Zachary Amaranth:
Steam is God. If Steam rejected this game, it must be awful.

Steeeeeeeeeam.

You're such a pawn

Does this game look awful? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzTo6XUiIA4
Guess what, it's on Steam.

Just because it's on steam doesn't mean it's worthwhile, and just because it isn't on steam doesn't mean it's shit. List at 5:45

Piece of shit game is on Steam just because it's a source-engine game

Nalgas D. Lemur:

Folio:
I didn't even know Steam could go so far to reject games. It looks... nice. But it doesn't make me want to buy it. It looks bland and simplistic with the background gimmick that has been done before.
C'mon designers, you are the ones who need to answer the questions: Why do I want to buy this game?

Not only has it been done before, it's been done in 3D before just like the original 3DS version of this game. And by before, I mean 1995. It was actually pretty good, as long as you're a fan of the color red. Heh.

:'D I am in love with the color red! It's my favourite! But I am also prone to headaches... So no thank you. >:I

Zachary Amaranth:

Folio:
I didn't even know Steam could go so far to reject games. It looks... nice. But it doesn't make me want to buy it. It looks bland and simplistic with the background gimmick that has been done before.
C'mon designers, you are the ones who need to answer the questions: Why do I want to buy this game?

Because it's indie. Indie is an excuse to take clichéd, even tired, old games and market their faults as "charm" or "nostalgia."

Most indiegames do have the retro graphic feel and simplistic design like in old timey times and it has it's charm. But the ones that aren't special or memorable are the retro clones. VVVVVV Doesn't have some complicated controls, but it is fun and has tight gameplay. Heck, Minecraft, THE indiegame of the year, isn't even a game, it's an interactive toy. But people don't play it because it's just Indie. People play it because it's different, new, simple and non-intimidating. Also, it's cheap.

Chaptcha: old hat

So steam rejects the game so the argument that comes out is that the game must suck....come on guys why must you suck off valve so hard?
All the indie games that Valve approves are grade A game of the year candidates like
Revelations 2012


Steam even promoted the game for a while, because it was just that good.

Or the amazing game Fray

Let's not pretend there is some magical seal of approval from steam that qualifies whether or not a game is good.

mad825:
Rejecting games...On the PC.Good thing there's no overall monopoly, yes?

I know! You should switch to Origin!

Rednog:
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I'm not here to argue anything, and I don't want to get into a lengthy discussion on Steam nor Valve as those sorts of "discussions" never end up going well around these parts. What with insults like "stupid fanboy" or "sheeple" getting tossed about.

However, I have to...just have to...point out the irony, or if you prefer hypocrisy, of the video.

Here we have a guy, TB, who endlessly bitches about how much he hates Steam. Seriously, he goes out of his way to whine about it in videos wherein Steam had no topical presence. He even makes it a point to say he prefers buying games anywhere but Steam.

Yet, here he is in this video complaining that "good games" (as in, games he likes) aren't getting released on Steam.

So, he complains about his favorite games being on Steam...then complains about them NOT being on Steam.

I swear the man has schizophrenia or something.

This is why I always have trouble listening to a word that vomits from that guys mouth. He often goes on endless, pointless tirades for no other reason than he wants to and, at the same time, often contradicts his own assertions.

Captcha:8th chevron

So now it's referencing Stargate? I approve of this.

Akalabeth:

Zachary Amaranth:
Steam is God. If Steam rejected this game, it must be awful.

Steeeeeeeeeam.

You're such a pawn

Does this game look awful? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzTo6XUiIA4
Guess what, it's on Steam.

Just because it's on steam doesn't mean it's worthwhile, and just because it isn't on steam doesn't mean it's shit. List at 5:45

Piece of shit game is on Steam just because it's a source-engine game

The point.
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Your head.

I know sarcasm is hard to detect over the internet, but come on...

Pretty sure Steam rejects games every day. How is this news?

Also I'm not really a fan of 2D platformers. Dustforce was kinda alright and Super Meatboy held my attention for a while, but mostly... pass.

Atbird:

Akalabeth:

Zachary Amaranth:
Steam is God. If Steam rejected this game, it must be awful.

Steeeeeeeeeam.

You're such a pawn

Does this game look awful? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzTo6XUiIA4
Guess what, it's on Steam.

Just because it's on steam doesn't mean it's worthwhile, and just because it isn't on steam doesn't mean it's shit. List at 5:45

Piece of shit game is on Steam just because it's a source-engine game

The point.
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Your head.

I know sarcasm is hard to detect over the internet, but come on...

Thing is some people would say what he said without sarcasm. Furthermore sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, the preferred method by those who lack the ability to present their own views. I have no respect for it.

And as for points, what's yours exactly? You're not adding anything to the actual discussion.

Akalabeth:

Atbird:

Akalabeth:

You're such a pawn

Does this game look awful? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzTo6XUiIA4
Guess what, it's on Steam.

Just because it's on steam doesn't mean it's worthwhile, and just because it isn't on steam doesn't mean it's shit. List at 5:45

Piece of shit game is on Steam just because it's a source-engine game

The point.
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Your head.

I know sarcasm is hard to detect over the internet, but come on...

Thing is some people would say what he said without sarcasm. Furthermore sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, the preferred method by those who lack the ability to present their own views. I have no respect for it.

And as for points, what's yours exactly? You're not adding anything to the actual discussion.

I love people who get their backs up against the wall when someone points out that they made a dum-dum.

Just say 'My bad' and back the fuck down.

'Lowest form of wit'... Yeesh.

Vigormortis:

Rednog:
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I'm not here to argue anything, and I don't want to get into a lengthy discussion on Steam nor Valve as those sorts of "discussions" never end up going well around these parts. What with insults like "stupid fanboy" or "sheeple" getting tossed about.

However, I have to...just have to...point out the irony, or if you prefer hypocrisy, of the video.

Here we have a guy, TB, who endlessly bitches about how much he hates Steam. Seriously, he goes out of his way to whine about it in videos wherein Steam had no topical presence. He even makes it a point to say he prefers buying games anywhere but Steam.

Yet, here he is in this video complaining that "good games" (as in, games he likes) aren't getting released on Steam.

So, he complains about his favorite games being on Steam...then complains about them NOT being on Steam.

I swear the man has schizophrenia or something.

This is why I always have trouble listening to a word that vomits from that guys mouth. He often goes on endless, pointless tirades for no other reason than he wants to and, at the same time, often contradicts his own assertions.

Captcha:8th chevron

So now it's referencing Stargate? I approve of this.

There is a very big difference between him saying that he hates that the game he bought forces him to use steam and saying it's unfair that valve deems this game unworthy of it being sold by them.

Heck, I'm in the same boat, I'm mad when I'm strong armed into having to register the game on steam for me to play it. I understand if it was a Valve game, yea sure I have to play it on steam. But why do I have to play random 3rd party game on steam also.
But at the same time I'm going to say hey if someone wants it on steam, then the game should be there for them.

Folio:

Most indiegames do have the retro graphic feel and simplistic design like in old timey times and it has it's charm. But the ones that aren't special or memorable are the retro clones. VVVVVV Doesn't have some complicated controls, but it is fun and has tight gameplay. Heck, Minecraft, THE indiegame of the year, isn't even a game, it's an interactive toy. But people don't play it because it's just Indie. People play it because it's different, new, simple and non-intimidating. Also, it's cheap.

Chaptcha: old hat

A lot of people simply jumped on the Minecraft bandwagon. If you're arguing there is a correlation between quality and popularity, there's something wrong. Additionally, if Minecraft's precedent of unfinished games being purchased and Kickstrter are any indication, it should be clear that the games neither need to be "special" nor "memorable" to make a fuckton of money. Quite the opposite: people will pay for a game with little to no promise besides "indie."

Akalabeth:

Thing is some people would say what he said without sarcasm. Furthermore sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, the preferred method by those who lack the ability to present their own views. I have no respect for it.

And as for points, what's yours exactly? You're not adding anything to the actual discussion.

You're the one who insulted someone out of a lack of reading comprehension. If that's adding something to the discussion, it's not anything good.

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