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What the hell does ‘indie’ even mean anymore?

Indie. It’s a word that instantly conjures visions of 2D platformers, retro graphics and quirky gameplay, of bedroom designers and nervous-looking developers showing their life’s work in the corner of games industry events. Today, the term also brings to mind some of the most innovative, influential and talked-about titles ever …

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Team17 will publish Yooka-Laylee and eyes retail release

Team17 will publish Yooka-Laylee and says it wants to take the Kickstarter phenomenon to retail. The 3D platformer generated 2m via crowd-funding in June. It is the spiritual successor to Rare’s Banjo Kazooie and is being created by Playtonic, a studio set-up by former Rare veterans. Team17 will release Yooka-Laylee …

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How a 25-year-old studio is reshaping the games industry

For more than two decades, Team 17 has helped to define the UK development sector. Now, it plans to redefine what it means to be a games publisher. Following her recognition as Person of the Year at 2015’s MCV Awards, MD Debbie Bestwick tells MCV more Team 17 remains one …

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MCV Awards 2015: Debbie Bestwick named Person of the Year

Games industry veteran and Team 17 boss Debbie Bestwick was named the MCV Awards 2015 Person of the Year. In a video on the night, members of Team 17 and the industry at large paid tribute to Bestwick for her long and influential career within the games sector. Those featured …

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Top 100 Women in Games: Debbie Bestwick

The co-founder of Team 17 began her career in retail, working her way up to store promotional manager for an indie video games chain, where she opened over 100 concessions for the Burton Group. Today, she’s best know for her work for Team 17, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this …

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