THQ Nordic announced today that they’ve acquired the Rad Rodgers intellectual property from Slipgate Studios, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are coming. As part of a deal between the two companies, Slipgate will complete development on the console versions.
Successfully funded on Kickstarter back in September 2016 (and released for PC in December 2016), Rad Rodgers is a 90’s-era 3D side-scrolling platformer inspired by Conker, Jazz Jackrabbit, and Commander Keen.
Here’s the description:
Rad is a rambunctious but spirited young boy who maybe plays too many video games. After dozing off at the tail end of a long night of gaming, Rad awakens to find his dusty old console has turned itself back on. Suddenly a vortex emerges and he’s sucked into his TV, where he finds himself the star in his very own video game adventure.
Dusty is Rad’s good-hearted but foul-mouthed, now-sentient game console. His clock speed isn’t what it used to be, but what he lacks for in megahertz he makes up for with experience and attitude!
Rad & Dusty’s adventure begins in the First World, taking them through seven dangerous stages of action-packed, humor-filled, hardcore platforming fun. This decaying jungle world has been infected by a fierce corruption, and it’s up to the unlikely buddy-duo Rad and Dusty to save the jungle’s inhabitants and restore the Elder Tree as guardian of the land.
Slipgate Studios’s Frederik Schreiber said:
Rad Rodgers was a game we had a lot of fun developing. Beginning with the successful crowd-funding campaign which motivated us extremely, through to the loads of responses and praise we got from fans of the game. It was a great experience for us and now we are happy to let THQ Nordic take over this, as we have the feeling they do not just buy games, but do take good care of them too.
THQ Nordic’s Reinhard Pollice added, “I love it when a plan comes together.”
A release window wasn’t given for the console versions of Rad Rodgers.