Rebellion announces new Evil Genius title for Facebook and Zynga

Oxford, 8 th August 2013 – Independent UK game developer Rebellion today announced it is developing Evil Genius Online for launch on Facebook and Zynga in 2013.

Rebellion is now accepting registrations from gamers who want to be part of the closed beta planned for early autumn and help in the game’s development. Players can register at

Staying true to the original’s rewarding world domination simulation and super-villain humour, players will be able to construct an underground lair, launch nefarious deeds across the globe, thwart the Forces of Justice, and become the world’s most notorious criminal mastermind.

Gamers will also be able to take advantage of the integrated social features available on Facebook and to form evil syndicates, send spies to rival lairs and or share rare and crucial items in the form of bribes.

Rebellion CEO and Creative Director Jason Kingsley explained how the project came about:

“As an independent developer, it’s crucial that we really explore free-to-play beyond mobile games. We challenged a small team here in our Oxford studio to create a social game that was not only compelling, but technically impressive and we just kept coming back to Evil Genius – the lair construction, the strategy, the humour - it was just a perfect fit.”


“Hopefully the social nature of Facebook and will help players spread the word about Evil Genius to a new gaming generation.”


  • Evil Genius Online is intended to launch simultaneously on Facebook and in 2013.
  • Players can sign up for the beta at
  • Players will build sprawling underground lairs and command an army of minions to carry out their evil plans as they plot to achieve ultimate global power.
  • Features new social interactions including sharing of items and spying on rival lairs.
  • Uses cutting-edge web browser technology, fully modelled 3D environments and a full 360° controllable camera.

Robbie Cooke, Marketing & PR Coordinator


Rebellion® is the studio behind worldwide number one hit games such as Sniper Elite V2 and Aliens vs. Predator. One of Europe's leading independent video games developers and comic book publishers, Rebellion is privately owned company based in Oxford, United Kingdom, and prides itself on its unique and innovative approach to IP development and stewardship. It has been responsible for a diverse portfolio of publisher-owned and internally developed IPs, including Star Wars BattleFront, Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death, The Simpsons Game and Sniper Elite.

Rebellion’s publishing portfolio includes multi award-winning British science fiction comic 2000 AD, the 2000 AD Graphic Novel line, the internationally-acclaimed fantasy, science fiction and horror imprint Solaris Books, and shared-world pulp imprint Abaddon Books.

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