New UK Publisher Opens Doors

New UK Publisher Opens Doors

Oxford-based Ant Games has announced its entry into the games industry as a worldwide multiplatform publisher.

Headed by former Microprose UK managing director Stewart Bell, the company will launch two titles this month – Fallen Earth: Blood Sports and Warbirds: Dogfights.

The latter is the first in a series of four games that Ant will publish this year from Thriller New Media Partners, which is headed by former air force colonel JW ‘Wild Bill’ Stealey, who co-founded MicroProse with Sid Meier in 1982.

“We’ve lined up an eclectic and varied range of titles – with a few exciting and surprising licenses – which we will publish and distribute at retail and through digital channels,” said operations director Bell. “The global games industry is experiencing an interesting and unique transitional phase which is throwing up some exciting opportunities for us.”