Posted on September 4, 2018 by staff

Century milestone for studio Team17


Legendary UK games developer Team17 is celebrating the launch of its 100th game after floating on the London Stock Exchange this summer.

The studio, which has bases in Wakefield and Nottingham, has launched PLANET ALPHA 28 years after it was founded.

The creator of hit game series Worms, Team17 repositioned itself as a creative partner and developer of indie games alongside its traditional franchises.

Recent successes have included The Escapists, Overcooked and Yooka-Laylee. It supports developers around the world and PLANET ALPHA has been developed in conjunction with Denmark-based independent developer Adrian Lazar.

The game was recently on show at Gamescom, one of Europe’s biggest trade fairs for interactive games and entertainment and is available for purchase from today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.

PLANET ALPHA is an atmospheric platform adventure game with a unique art style that takes place in a living alien world, with the player completing creative puzzles and using stealth mechanics.

“Our 100th game marks an incredible milestone for Team17, having started life as an indie publisher in 1990,” said Debbie Bestwick MBE, CEO of Team17.

“The release of PLANET ALPHA 100 games later demonstrates how we bring our unique expertise, perspective, values and experience to working with independent developers.

“We look forward to continuing to work with our partners to bring the next 100 games to market.”