Posted on January 9, 2018 by staff

Video game developer Rebellion expands with deal


Rebellion, the Oxford-headquartered video game developer known for its Sniper Elite series, has acquired an independent development studio based in Leamington Spa.

Radiant Worlds, which was founded in 2013 by industry veterans Andrew Oliver, Philip Oliver and Richard Smithies and employs 70 staff, has been taken over for an undisclosed sum.

The company will rebrand as Rebellion Warwick, joining Rebellion Liverpool as a sister studio to the company’s headquarters in Oxford.

Rebellion Warwick will immediately transition on to current projects – including the 1930s co-op adventure Strange Brigade revealed last year – and in the future will contribute to projects based on Rebellion’s IP such as Sniper Elite, Evil Genius, Battlezone and more.

Founders Philip and Andrew Oliver will remain with the business.

“To bring such great people to the company, just after our 25th birthday, is quite remarkable,” said Rebellion CEO and co-founder Jason Kingsley.

“It’s been a great year for us and we have a lot of plans to help make 2018, 2019 and beyond bigger and even greater years for Rebellion.”

Philip Oliver, one of the founders of Radiant Worlds, added: “We’ve known the Kingsleys for many years and have always had enormous respect for them and the company they’ve built.

“We know that our core values of creativity, passion, and ambition are mirrored by Rebellion, and we’re excited to be part of their amazing team.”

Rebellion now employs more than 400 staff.