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Martyn Brown leaves Team17

Fri 04 Feb 2011 11:53am GMT / 6:53am EST / 3:53am PST
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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.

20 Comments

Toby Allen Producer, 2K Czech

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Good luck Martyn!

Posted:3 years ago

#1
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!

Posted:3 years ago

#2

robert troughton UK General Manager, Epic Games

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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.

Posted:3 years ago

#3

Nik Love-Gittins Senior Character Artist, FreeStyleGames

59 27 0.5
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....

Posted:3 years ago

#4

Stewart Gilray Managing Director, Just Add Water

33 29 0.9
I have more time for Martyn that most others in the industry. Best of luck chap ;)

Posted:3 years ago

#5

Fran Mulhern , Recruit3D

863 707 0.8
Good luck Martyn!

@ GI.biz. You guys really need to put a "like" feature on here next to peoples' comments:)

Posted:3 years ago

#6

Kim Blake Senior Events & Education Co-ordinator, Blitz Games Studios

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What Andy Payne said! Good luck Martyn :)

@GI.biz Fran's right you know ;)

Posted:3 years ago

#7

Rupert Loman Founder & CEO, Gamer Network

139 45 0.3
Good luck Martyn! See you at GDC.

Posted:3 years ago

#8

David Elton President & Founder, EDP Games

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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. :)

Posted:3 years ago

#9

Alex Wright-Manning Talent Officer, Playground Games

172 2 0.0
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'!

Posted:3 years ago

#10

Mazeltof Conceptual Imagineer

8 7 0.9
No new Superfrog game any time soon then...

Posted:3 years ago

#11

Mark Estdale Dialogue Director, OM London

2 0 0.0
Not turning into Charles Cecil?

Posted:3 years ago

#12

Tim Wright Managing Director, Tantrumedia Limited

29 0 0.0
Bon Voyage!

Posted:3 years ago

#13

Tim Ponting Director, Renegade PR

3 0 0.0
Good luck old bean!! End of an era eh?

Posted:3 years ago

#14

Darren Adams Managing Director, ChaosTrend

273 624 2.3
Good luck with the new venture.

Posted:3 years ago

#15

Daniel Vardy Studying HND IT, De Montfort University

90 1 0.0
hope we will see some new stuff coming from his new venture in the near future

Posted:3 years ago

#16

Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.

2,284 2,493 1.1
Good luck, Martyn.

Posted:3 years ago

#17

Neil Soane European Publisher and Developer Account Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

7 0 0.0
One of the nicest and genuine guys in the industry. Good luck in the next endeavours mate. See you soon. N.

Posted:3 years ago

#18

Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator

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Wow after all this time, best of luck in your future ventures Martyn!

Posted:3 years ago

#19

Misa Studying BA Computer Animation, University of Bradford

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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!

Posted:3 years ago

#20

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