Team17 Corporate Announcement

London, UK – Tuesday 13 th December, 2011  – Team17 Software Ltd. today announced that it will be taking over certain assets of Iguana Entertainment with immediate effect. This will see a number of employees become part of Team17’s Wakefield-based development studio. Two new senior management roles have also been created.

  • Jason Falcus has been appointed Head of Studio - Development, Team17 Software Ltd.
  • Darren Falcus has been appointed Senior Manager, Business Development Department, Team17 Software Ltd.
Iguana Entertainment is an independent developer which was formed in 2009 by industry veterans Darren and Jason Falcus, who started life in the games industry in the early 1980s, having their first game published in 1983, and have run their own studios for over 24 years, since 1988. ‘The Falcus brothers’, as they are fondly known, have released 123 games across 35 platforms. Iguana is currently working on ‘Worms™ Social’ for Facebook with Team17, three TBA social games and a TBA multi-platform console game.

Debbie Bestwick, Managing Director at Team17 Software Ltd., explains, “We are delighted to welcome Jason and Darren to Team17. They bring a wealth of cross-platform knowledge across an array of genres. Iguana is a young and highly talented studio with an established base of skills and experienced staff. Their more recent experience within social games and Facebook development in-particular makes them an ideal fit for Team17 as we expand further into digital, mobile and web development. Jason and Darren will play a key part in fulfilling our future plans for the company, with their industry and gaming knowledge. It is great to have them on board.”

Darren Falcus says, “Joining Team17, a studio with such a heritage of making great games which people clearly love to play is an exciting prospect. I look forward to working with Debbie on expanding Team17 into exciting new areas and products.” Jason Falcus added, “Team17 has always been synonymous with creating quality, internationally successful games, and I am also relishing the opportunity to be working with their talented studio on some fantastic new games and projects.”

About Team17 Software Ltd.:

Team17 Software Limited (Team 17) celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2010 and headquartered in West Yorkshire, England, it is a leading independent developer and digital publishing company. Founded in 1990, the company develops and publishes interactive software worldwide for digital game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. More information about Team17 products can be found at www.team17.com.

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