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What LDC’s £16.5m investment means for Worms maker Team17

Worms creators Team17 has secured 16.5m in funding from private equity firm LDC and has acquired The Escapists franchise. We speak with CEO Debbie Bestwick to find out what this means for one of the UK’s longest running games studios. What makes this deal work for Team17? We have a …

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Team17 scores £16.5m investment deal

Private equity firm Lloyds Development Capital has invested 16.5m in Team17. The UK label has already spent some of the finance by acquiring The Escapists franchise and its developer Mouldy Toof Studios. The Escapists (and a Walking Dead-based spin-off) was released last year with the help of Team17, shifting 1.8m …

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Saints Row, Payday, Yooka-Laylee, Rocket League, Goat Simulator and Perfect Dark star in new Worms game

Team17 has included some major video games into its next Worms title. Worms W.M.D is due on August 23rd for Xbox One and PS4, and those that pre-order the game will receive levels, costumes and weapons based on Rocket League, Goat Simulator, Saints Row IV, Payday 2, Unturned, Broforce, Orcs …

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Is the indie games scene doomed?

There have never been more indie games on the market. Free to use engines like Unity or Unreal, as well as software like GameMaker, mean that literally anybody with a computer and the will to make a video game can do just that. And thanks to open platforms like Steam …

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War Child charity games bundle arrives next month on Steam

A collection of new games from some of Europe’s biggest studios will launch next month, with all profits going to War Child. Published by Sega, Help: The Game will launch on Steam from July 26th for 9.99. The title features new games from Team17, Rovio, Spilt Milk Studios, Sports Interactive, …

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Team17 on becoming more than just ‘that Worms studio’

For decades, the name ‘Team17” would inevitably conjure up memories of exploding sheep, that infectious theme song and a series of squeaky voiced invertebrates screaming ‘incoming’. Worms defined the UK studio for two decades, a period in which over 20 Worms titles were released. Today, Team17 is becoming better known …

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The £2.1m question: Is Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee any good?

Industry commentators have taken to calling Playtonic ‘the new Rare’. But really, it’s more like the old Rare. The majority of the 20-strong team is made up of former Rare employees, and the game it’s making looks, sounds, and plays just like the 1998 Rare classic Banjo-Kazooie. And according to …

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Jo Twist made OBE and Debbie Bestwick awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Games industry leaders Dr Jo Twist and Debbie Bestwick have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Dr Jo Twist is the head of games industry trade body UKIE and receives her OBE for services to the creative industries. Twist is a former journalist and held various roles at …

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