Press Release

Rooftop Renegade Coming to PC & Consoles February 17

Going rogue on February 17th.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Adelaide, Australia - January 19, 2023 | The South Australian-based independent studio are pleased to announced their debut title Rooftop Renegade will be launching February 17, 2023 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

In Rooftop Renegade, you play as Svetlana avoiding capture from the evil Globacorp. The game offers fast-paced platforming, requiring quick reflexes and fast thinking as the Globacorp Gunners attempt to obstruct Svetlana’s path forward.

With an attention-to-detail for silky-smooth motion and high fidelity 3D graphics built in Unreal Engine 4, Rooftop Renegade offers a fluid experience that benefits fans of speedrunning and fast-paced platformers.
In October 2022, Melonhead Games showcased Rooftop Renegade as a PAX Aus 2022 Indie Showcase winner. At the event, attendants had the ability to vote for their favourite amongst the six winners and Rooftop Renegade was voted as the People’s Choice winner.

Rooftop Renegade began its development in 2018 at a Global Game Jam and since then, the team has been hard at work bringing their initial vision to life.

Since then, Rooftop Renegade has been garnered plenty of praise and awards, including the South Australian Film Corporation Games Innovation Fund in 2019, an Epic Games MegaGrant and a ‘Best In Show for Sound Design’ nomination at the GDEX Midwest Gaming Expo in 2020.

For more information and updates, head to the official Twitter page @MelonheadAU.

About Rooftop Renegade
 Pixel-perfect platforming
 Momentum-driven racing
 Dynamic soundtrack

ROOFTOP RENEGADE is an action-platformer all about speed & flow. Evade capture through futuristic skyscrapers channelling powerful abilities from your hoverblades.

Boost through levels under constant bombardment, avoid dangerous hazards, and make split-second decisions that mean the difference between a new personal best or total wipeout.

Master precise controls and smooth physics to get into the zone. Blast through levels at high speeds while chaining together abilities and making split-second pathway decisions. Pursued by the sinister Globacorp, avoid capture while avoiding hazards and traps caused by income fire from gunners.

Gear up to take on challenging levels alone or grab some controllers to disrupt your friends in chaotic offline multiplayer. Take turns in up to 3v1 asymmetric rounds to set your best time as the runner while your rivals disrupt you, then take control of a gunner to defend your record.

Create fresh challenges with the seed-based Generator Mode. Enter a keyword to dynamically generate a level from a variety of worlds, layouts, hazards, and enemy combinations. Pick your perfect loadout and dive into a new run to master.

Controllers are required for local multiplayer.

  • Fast-paced platforming with multiple pathways
  • Buttery-smooth gameplay with frame rate support
  • Local-multiplayer Party Mode to play as the Globacorp gunners
  • Neo-retro city landscapes with a dynamic soundtrack
Awards & Recognition
  • “I really like games where speed and fluid movement are key and Rooftop Renegade is all about this.” - Gamespot
  • “The art style is crisp and lively with a wonderful attention to detail.” - Switchaboo
  • “A 2D platformer all about hitting incredible speeds and maintaining flow.” - GamesHub
  • ‘Best in Show - Sound Design Nominee’ at GDEX Midwest Gaming Expo
  • ‘PAX Aus Indie Showcase Competition’ winner & People’s Choice Award

About Melonhead Games
Melonhead Games is a small independent studio based in Adelaide, Australia, with a keen focus on buttery-smooth gameplay and attention-to-detail.
About The IndiEXP
The IndiEXP is a small PR company based in Adelaide, Australia looking to market and promote hidden gems made by independent game developers.

Latest Jobs

Cryptic Studios

Senior Producer

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, MD, USA
Instructor/Assistant Professor, Game Art

Night School Studio

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Level Designer / Scripter, Games Studio
More Jobs   


Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter


Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Follow us


Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more