Rebellion Acquires TickTock Games, Now Due to be Renamed Rebellion North
In a press release sent out this very morning, Rebellion announced the acquisition of a new studio, TickTock Games, now due to be renamed Rebellion North. This will be the fourth Rebellion studio and as mentioned below it’s already working on upcoming projects, with Rebellion due to launch multiple titles in 2019.
TickTock Games, founded by industry veterans Arden Aspinall, Jonathan Wright and Paul Kelly, have worked with many major partners across their 12-year history, including Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Nvidia and BBC Worldwide. TickTock have recently lent their creative and industry expertise to Rebellion projects, working on Rogue Trooper Redux and the Nintendo Switch version of Battlezone Gold Edition.
TickTock Games will become Rebellion North, the fourth games studio falling under Rebellion’s umbrella, joining Rebellion Liverpool and Rebellion Warwick as sister studios to the company’s headquarters in Oxford. Rebellion North has already begun work on upcoming Rebellion games, as the company readies itself for another big year, with multiple unannounced titles set to launch in 2019.
“Bringing more great people to the company is a great way to start 2019,” said Rebellion CEO and Co-Founder Jason Kingsley OBE. “The company continues to grow and it’s of utmost important we bring in the right people. We’ve worked with the team at TickTock Games for a while now, and we know they’ll continue to prosper as Rebellion North.”
Rebellion has a lot cooking right now. They recently released Strange Brigade, but they’ve also acquired a $100 million film studio facility near Oxford that’s set to house movie and TV projects such as the upcoming Judge Dredd: Mega-City One. On the comics front, Rebellion completed the acquisition of all assets from TI Media (IPC).
Last but not least, CTO and Co-Founder Chris Kingsley received an OBE for ‘services to the economy’, recognizing his work in the UK games industry.