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Jools Watsham's Blog   Expert Blogs


Hello, and thank you for checking out my Gamasutra Blog Posts. My name is Jools Watsham, and my official title is co-founder and director at Renegade Kid and President at Atooi.

I started developing video-games professionally in 1992 as a 2D pixel artist in the UK, and since then have climbed the Donkey Kong ladder through the video-game industry as a designer, producer, director, and even dabbled with some audio and composition. I now reside in Austin, Texas.

My daily duties include game design, pixel art, production (planning, scheduling, and budgeting), UI design, and the overall creative direction of Renegade Kid's games. And, when I have a spare moment, I dabble with mobile games, such as Totes the Goat.

I love what I do, and feel fortunate that I can make money doing what I enjoy.

I tweet stuff out here.


Expert Blogs

Jools Watsham expresses his opinions about the opinions of others, presenting his feelings about the state of videogame reviews today!

Mutant Mudds developer founds new mobile company, Atooi. Jools Watsham takes us through the journey from Concept to App Store Feature with his first solo game, Totes the Goat.

Renegade Kid's latest game neo-retro 2D platformer, Xeodrifter, goes under the knife for a postmortem - exposing what went right, and what went wrong!

Nintendo, and why I think many video game companies could learn vital lessons from them – vital lessons that could not only improve their business, but also improve the industry as a whole!

Posted by Jools Watsham on Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:05:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Indie
Renegade Kid's co-founder, Jools Watsham, writes an honest and open account about their Cult County Kickstarter campaign's journey so far. With 14 days left, this midway account is a stepping stone towards either funded success or public failure.

Posted by Jools Watsham on Fri, 20 Dec 2013 06:30:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
I regularly buy new videogames. Not to keep current with what my peers are doing - although, that is a helpful side-effect – but because I love playing videogames. Here are the five videogames that I loved the most in 2013.

Jools Watsham's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 12/10/2015 - 05:43]

Thanks r n r nI ...

Thanks r n r nI released Totes the Goat under Atooi because it is a personal project / experiment.

Comment In: [Blog - 12/15/2014 - 02:21]

This is a great look ...

This is a great look at UI design, and a very interesting read. r n r nThank you so much for including our little game, Xeodrifter, in your post. I really appreciate

Comment In: [Blog - 04/17/2014 - 01:05]

Excellent feedback, guys. Thank you ...

Excellent feedback, guys. Thank you

Comment In: [Blog - 04/17/2013 - 04:01]

Thanks Curtis. Mutant Mudds is ...

Thanks Curtis. Mutant Mudds is available on Desura, GOG, and Gamersgate. r n r nApparently, all of those outlets - combined - represent only a fraction of the active audience on Steam today.

Comment In: [Blog - 04/16/2013 - 01:05]

I agree with you 100 ...

I agree with you 100 , Mike. r n r nI don 't believe that all publishers and partners are cut from the same cloth as the one I mentioned above. r n r nWe were fortunate enough to work with a fabulous publisher with our first game, Dementium: The ...