The iconic series reaches a quarter of a century as it prepares for the launch of its latest incarnation, Worms Rumble, on 1st December.
Tuesday, 17th November 2020 – Team17 is today celebrating 25 years of its most iconic franchise, Worms. First launched on 17th November 1995 on the Commodore Amiga, Worms games have featured on console, PC, and mobile platforms throughout the hardware generations, with more than 75 million copies enjoyed.
Originally produced as ‘Total Wormage’ by creator Andy Davidson the Worms series has long expanded and experimented with new concepts and gameplay, including 2003’s Worms 3D and 2011’s Worms Crazy Golf. The latest installment – the fast paced, real-time action Worms Rumble – will continue this inventive trend on 1st December when it launches on PlayStation® 5, PlayStation 4, and PC.
To celebrate the milestone, until 24th November the brand new Team17 Store is offering a wide selection of Worms games with up to 80% discounts, and curated bundles offering even greater savings. An additional 10% discount code is available via Team17’s social media channels to celebrate the recent launch of the store, and also applies to Worms Rumble pre-orders! Today also sees the announcement that three iconic installments in the series, Worms, Worms Armageddon, and Worms Blast, will launch onto the Evercade console platform in 2021. A special set of pin badges from Pinfinity that feature Worms through the ages – with added augmented reality functionality – will also soon be available for pre-order.
Team17’s Twitch channel is being taken over for a 13-hour live stream, hosted by some special guests as they play Worms games from the past 25 years: Until 5pm GMT, Stream team Halcyon Frequency is playing classic Worms titles including, Worms Armageddon, Worms Reloaded, Worms Revolution, Worms Ultimate Mayhem, Worms WMD, and Worms Clan Wars! Then for the final five hours from 5pm-10pm GMT, Team17 community advocate streamers WobblyRedMan, TwiceTheSlice, and JoeR55 will be playing Worms Rumble on Team17’s Steam and Twitch channels. Some of the Worms Rumble developers will be joining the trio for an hour from 5pm.
Debbie Bestwick MBE, Chief Executive Officer, Team17, said:
“For a long time, Worms has been at the very heart of Team17. Even now, years into a successful period as a games publishing label, the battling critters remain an important part of our DNA. It’s a series loved by gamers of all ages for decades, with an enduring appeal even when it’s explored and played with new experiences. Watching the series develop over the years has been a wonderful journey to share with one of the most passionate and vocal communities in gaming. Here’s to another 25 years of Worms!”
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About Team17 Group plc
Founded in 1990, Team17 Group plc is a leading developer, video games label, and creative partner for developers around the world. Floated on AIM in 2018, Team17, with its extensive portfolio of over 100 titles, embodies the spirit of independent games. In addition to the award-winning Overcooked!, Yoku’s Island Express, and the iconic Worms, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020, Team17 has helped bring critically acclaimed titles including Moving Out, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, and The Escapists to gamers everywhere. Visit www.team17.com for more info.
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