Co-Founder Quits Team17

Co-Founder Quits Team17

Martyn Brown setting up on his own as a consultant, 20 years after helping set up the Worms developer.

Martyn Brown, co-founder of Team17, has announced he has left his post at the developer.

Brown announced on his Facebook page that he had left the company he helped set up in 1990, and is now setting up on his own as an independent games consultant.

“I can finally announce that I left Team17,” Brown wrote. “I had an amazing 20-year ride and while 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."

Team17 is best known for the Worms franchise, which has spawned some 17 titles since its initial release in 1995. Last year Brown announced Team17 would never again release its games in physical format, saying: “I think that given the general malaise of the third party publisher ‘work-for-hire’ market, it is no surprise that a lot of developers are heading towards digital publishing as some kind of saviour.”