Team17 Digital Limited

Moby ID: 208

  • Team17 Software Limited (from 1991-06-19 to 2012-06-12)

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Team17 was founded on December 7, 1990 through the merger of 17-Bit Software, a publishing house in Wakefield, England, and Team 7, a developer from Olofström, Sweden. Leading founders were Michael Robinson, Martyn Brown and Debbie Bestwick from 17-Bit Software and Andreas Tadic, Rico Holmes and Peter Tuleby from Team 7. Their first game was Full Contact in 1991.

In 1991, the company released the top-down shooter Alien Breed, which spawned several sequels, most of them on the Amiga platform as well. The same year, the company won the "Software House of the Year" award at the annual Golden Joystick Awards, sharing the prize with Electronic Arts.

The company underwent rapid expansion as they outgrew office after office, until in 1995 they moved into their present headquarters, a 16,500 square feet modern office complex.

In 1995, they released Worms, their best selling title to date, which has sold over one million units and has won a line of prestigious awards. The PlayStation version won an award from the Sony development community as a reward for the best arcade-strategy game on the system.

In May 2014, the company announced to open a new office in Nottingham to focus on commercial and publishing activities. In May 2018, the company announced that they had prepared an IPO which would offer 50% of their shares on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

Credited on 189 Games from 1991 to 2023

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Headbangers: Rhythm Royale (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series...)
Blasphemous 2 (2023 on Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5...)
Blasphemous 2 (Digital Deluxe Edition) (2023 on Windows)
Moving Out 2 (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Gord (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
Trepang² (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
Killer Frequency (2023 on Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5...)
Dredge (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Dredge: Digital Deluxe Edition (2023 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows...)
King of the Castle (2023 on Windows)
The Knight Witch (2022 on Windows, Windows Apps, PlayStation 4...)
Ship of Fools: Deluxe Edition (2022 on Windows)
Ship of Fools (2022 on Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5...)
Bravery & Greed (2022 on Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4...)
The Unliving (2022 on Windows)
Batora: Lost Haven (2022 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Marauders (2022 on Windows)
Sunday Gold (2022 on Windows)
Thymesia (2022 on Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
Thymesia: Cloud Version (2022 on Nintendo Switch)

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January 13, 2022

Company acquires astragon Software.

June 10, 1997

MicroProse sign world-wide publishing and distribution deal with Team17.

October 14, 1996

Peter Hickman, ex Virgin Interactive Entertainment senior producer, joins Team17's development department as development manager.

August 1995

Company signs two year distribution & publishing deal with Ocean Software in August. Deal expands Team17's ability to cross platforms and provides finances for long-term expansion, which would take approx. 18 months & practically revolutionize the company.


Team 17 moves to its current offices, dubbed "Osset Headquarters" in the West Yorkshire.

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Location and contact information in August 1996:

Team 17 Software Ltd.

Longlands House, Wakefield Road

Ossett, West Yorks., WF5 9JS, England

Technical support: +44-(0)1924-271637

Fax support: +44-(0)1924-267658

Location and contact information in August 2013:

Team17 Digital Limited

Castleview House

Calder Island Way


West Yorkshire

WF2 7AW, England

By Phone:

From the United Kingdom 01924 267776

International +44 1924 267776

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