Team17 launches its 100th game

Planet Alpha is a platform adventure game
Planet Alpha is a platform adventure game
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Video games developer Team17 has launched its 100th game, Planet Alpha, billed as an atmospheric platform adventure game with a unique art style that takes place in a living alien world.

Players complete creative puzzles using stealth mechanics to reach the next stage of the game.

Wakefield-based Team17 said Planet Alpha was recently on show at Gamescom, one of Europe’s biggest trade fairs for interactive games and entertainment, and will be available for purchase on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.

The firm has been involved in the successful launch of numerous games, including the Worms franchise, The Escapists and the Overcooked series.

Planet Alpha was developed in conjunction with Denmark-based, independent developer Adrian Lazar.

Debbie Bestwick, chief executive of Team17, said: “Our 100th game marks an incredible milestone for Team17, having started life as an indie publisher in 1990.

“The release of Planet Alpha, 100 games later, demonstrates how we bring our unique expertise, perspective, values and experience to working with independent developers. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners to bring the next 100 games to market.”

Team17 reported strong trading in the six months to June 30 and said it expects to deliver full year results in line with market expectations.