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Martyn Brown leaves Team17

Co-founder of Worms, Alien Breed studio set to become 'independent videogame consultant'

Team17 co-founder and 25 per cent stakeholder Martyn Brown has left the studio to pursue other interests, announcing the move on his Facebook profile.

Brown has been with the Yorkshire-based Worms and Alien Breed developer for 20 years, and says he is leaving on amicable terms to start work on an as yet unannounced project. He now describes himself as an 'Independent Video Game Consultant.'

"Ok, I can finally announce that I left Team17," wrote Brown on Facebook. "I had an amazing 20 year ride and whilst it's the end of a truly enjoyable period of my life, it equally signals the start of a really exciting new one.

"My sincere, heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped, in any way, shape or form over those two glorious decades. I leave Team17 in great shape, but now is time for my own adventure."

Brown wasn't prepared to give details of his new venture when contacted by GamesIndustry.biz, saying "I don't know what else to say, really - I've left." When asked about his 25 per cent stake in the company Brown said he was unable to comment on the matter.

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Toby Allen Producer, 2K Czech5 years ago
Good luck Martyn!
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One of the most honest, talented, dedicated and friendly men I know. It is like Trevor Brooking leaving West Ham or Don Revie leaving Leeds. Good luck Martyn, the times are changing and you are the man to take on new ventures!
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robert troughton Managing Director, Coconut Lizard5 years ago
Good luck, Martyn. For those who don't know him, he's an amazing bloke - he was a great help when we were setting up the new Pitbull. Whatever he does next is sure to be amazing.
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Nik Love-Gittins Senior Character Artist, FreeStyleGames5 years ago
20 years ? Sheesh...I worked with Martyn on the PC version of AlienBreed back in the day ( 92-93 ish ).
So good luck to him in his future endeavors....
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Stewart Gilray Managing Director, Just Add Water5 years ago
I have more time for Martyn that most others in the industry. Best of luck chap ;)
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Fran Mulhern , Recruit3D5 years ago
Good luck Martyn!

@ GamesIndustry.biz. You guys really need to put a "like" feature on here next to peoples' comments:)
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Kim Blake Senior Events & Education Co-ordinator, Blitz Games Studios5 years ago
What Andy Payne said! Good luck Martyn :)

@GamesIndustry.biz Fran's right you know ;)
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Rupert Loman Founder & CEO, Gamer Network5 years ago
Good luck Martyn! See you at GDC.
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David Elton President & Founder, EDP Games5 years ago
Martyn is definitely one of the good guys in the industry.

Best of luck Martyn! I look forward to having pints with you in the future. :)
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Alex Wright-Manning Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, Datascope5 years ago
Good luck Martyn in all your future endeavours. I'm sure the great and good will be queuing up to get you on board for 'consultancy'!
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Mazeltof Conceptual Imagineer 5 years ago
No new Superfrog game any time soon then...
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Mark Estdale Dialogue Director, OM London5 years ago
Not turning into Charles Cecil?
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Tim Wright Managing Director, Tantrumedia Limited5 years ago
Bon Voyage!
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Tim Ponting Director, Renegade PR5 years ago
Good luck old bean!! End of an era eh?
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Darren Adams Managing Director, ChaosTrend5 years ago
Good luck with the new venture.
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Daniel Vardy Studying HND IT, De Montfort University5 years ago
hope we will see some new stuff coming from his new venture in the near future
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.5 years ago
Good luck, Martyn.

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Neil Soane European Publisher and Developer Account Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe5 years ago
One of the nicest and genuine guys in the industry. Good luck in the next endeavours mate. See you soon. N.
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Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator 5 years ago
Wow after all this time, best of luck in your future ventures Martyn!
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Misa Studying BA Computer Animation, University of Bradford5 years ago
I personally love Team 17, they are a company that I've admired since I was a kid, as they produced some of my favourite games and they are also local. I recently got the chance to do a Usability test for them and it was a great experience.

Good luck!
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