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Team17 has eSports plans for Worms WMD

MOBAs and FPS games may dominate eSports at present, but Team17 want to expand the space by pushing Worms WMD into contention. And while it sounds somewhat optimistic, the game does have a number of things going for it as an eSport. It’s highly-refined for starters, with numerous iterations over …

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How Team17 plans to bring Worms into the world of eSports

The Worms franchise has long been seen as one of the most competitive out there. Countless hours have been lost by many playing against friends on the sofa, with screams of laughter and more than a few arguments and disagreements. As new titles in the series have added new ideas …

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Developer of Minecraft console editions joins Team17 board

The co-owner of 4J Studios has joined Team17 as a non-executive chairman. Chris van der Kuyl joins the firm following LDC’s 16.5m investment in the Worms creator. 4J Studios is best known for making the console versions of Minecraft. I’ve known Chris for a few decades and this is the …

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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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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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History Lesson: The story of Worms

In the early 1990s, certain specialist games magazines liked to encourage its readers to try their hands at making games. Amiga Format in particular contained programming information and ran game development contests for its readers (which at it peaks totalled over 170,000 a month). Andy Davidson, an A-level student in …

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MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to retro merchandise

Games of years gone by continue to spark nostalgia and reverence among consumers. MCV goes back to the past with a selection of retro-themed products Next-gen titles might be grabbing all of the headlines as we approach Christmas, but retro gaming is still a healthy sector for retailers across the …

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Team 17 nearly lost Worms IP to publisher

Team17 was nearly forced to surrender its famous Worms IP in the late 1990s after signing a deal with a publisher, the studio’s MD has revealed. In her latest Develop column, Debbie Bestwick said her company has faced losing the franchise twice, the closest in the late 1990s. She said …

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