Earlier this week, Renegade Kid announced it was closing its doors and splintering off into two separate developers. Jools Watsham’s studio Atooi is focusing on 2D games, and today it has announced its first game. Chicken Wiggle is a pixelated 2D puzzle platformer starring a chicken and his best friend, a worm. A wiggly worm!
The game features retro style graphics that we have seen in other Renegade Kid (now Atooi) games such as Mutant Mudds and Treasurenauts. The chicken and worm have a variety of moves that can be used to navigate across tricky obstacles in this colorful world. Their mission? To save their friends from a sinister witch who lives in sky towers. The game will also feature a level creation tool that players can use to create and share their own levels.
The game will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS eshop “soon” but no release date or window has been clarified. We have reached out to Atooi for more details and will update the story.
Watch a short sneak peek trailer for Chicken Wiggle and find the full press release below.
New Platformer from Creators of Mutant Mudds!
AUSTIN, Texas – August 31, 2016 – Atooi announced today that the creative minds behind Mutant Mudds and Xeodrifter are developing a new platfomer called Chicken Wiggle – coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop and the App Store soon.
The stars of Chicken Wiggle are an improbable duo: a young chicken and his best buddy – a wiggly worm – nestled in his backpack! Together, they team up for adventure to jump, peck, and worm-grapple across a myriad of perplexing platforming levels – full of fun gadgets, tricky hazards, and sneaky foes – determined to rescue their friends from the wicked witch in her sky towers.
Create & Share Your Own Levels!
But wait, there’s more! Aspiring game designers and playful doodlers alike can spend hours of fun hatching their own levels with the user-friendly level creator included with the game. You can even choose different gameplay rules, art themes, and provide custom hints, tips, and search tags. Once you’re ready, it’s easy to share your creations on-line with other Chicken Wiggle players via the community portal. Now, anyone can be a game designer on the go!
Players seeking more levels to play after completing Chicken Wiggle’s main story mode will find a wealth of unique levels to download, play, and rate for free! Level categories include Atooi official, popular, latest, or simply enter your own search tags or a specific level ID to locate a friend’s level.