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Three former Realtime Worlds directors linked to MyWorld buyout

Hetherington, Chung and Weller appointed to board of Kimble Operations

Documents obtained by GamesIndustry.biz reveal that three former directors of Realtime Worlds have established a new company linked to the purchase of PC game MyWorld.

Industry veteran Ian Hetherington, venture capitalist Patrick Chung and financier Harry Weller were all on the board at the development studio behind PC flop APB - and are now named as directors of Kimble Operations.

A new report by Gamasutra seemingly confirms earlier suggestions that Kimble Operations has bought MyWorld - a second title in development at Realtime before it closed - keeping on just over 20 staff to complete the project for release next year.

Kimble Operations - originally known as Newincco - was formed in late July this year, just a month after the troubled launch of APB, by legal experts at law firm Olswang LLP.

After changing its name in September, Olswang's Chris Mackie stepped down from the board as Hetherington, Chung and Weller were named as directors just weeks later.

Realtime Worlds went into administration in August, with the studio's collapse leading to the axing of APB after only a short time on the market, and multiple job losses at the Dundee firm.

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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.