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Worms creator Andy Davidson returns to Team 17

By Matt Martin

Mon 02 Apr 2012 10:01am GMT / 6:01am EDT / 3:01am PDT

UK studio joined by original talent to work on latest version of franchise

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Worms creator Andy Davidson has returned to UK developer Team 17.

Davidson left the games industry 14 years ago but now says he's returned to "scratch the creative itch" since leaving to pursue other interests. He will begin by supporting the team on Worms Revolution.

"It's nice to be back at Team17, it's as though there's been a revolution in the studio itself - there's a real creative buzz about the place," offered Davidson.

Debbie Bestwick, managing director of Team 17 added: "I'd always hoped Andy would return but never thought it would actually happen.

"The passion he shows for Worms is almost palpable and I'm looking forward to see how his injection of fresh enthusiasm into an already highly motivated and skilled team will affect things."

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Thomas Dolby Project Manager / Lead Programmer, Ai Solve

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I hope he can turn the franchise back to the level of its glory days. Worms has never quite had the same appeal post Worms World Party. That iteration pretty much encapsulated everything great about the games (although you might be disappointed if you already owned all the previous games), but then afterwards the attempts at innovation such as *shudder* 3D, forts and other spin-offs were nothing to write home about.

I heard some good things about Reloaded, but it seems more about nostalgia than bringing anything new to the table. From the trailer of Revolution I get the distinct taste of "nothing's really changed" again though. Hopefully I'm proved wrong.

Posted:4 years ago


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