Rebellion Developments Continues to Expand by Acquiring TickTock Games
Rebellion Developments has acquired Yorkshire-based developer TickTock Games, renaming the developer Rebellion North.
Every year, game developer and publisher Rebellion seems to expand further. Around this time last year, Rebellion acquired Radiant Worlds and rebranded them as Rebellion Warwick. Later in 2018, they even invested $100 million into a film studio and bought the rights to the comics previously owned by IPC. Now, almost one year after the Radiant World acquisition, Rebellion announced that they have acquired Yorkshire-based developer TickTock Games.
TickTock games is mostly known for assisting with the development of titles from companies like Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, and Team17. Over the past couple years, the studio became closer to Rebellion by helping them develop 2017’s Rogue Trooper Redux the Nintendo Switch port of Battlezone: Gold Edition. This clearly laid the groundwork for this year’s acquisition, which will also result in a name change to Rebellion North.
Rebellion North will be the fourth development studio under the wider Rebellion umbrella, and will work with Rebellion Warwick, Oxford, and Liverpool on future projects. In the press release revealing this acquisition, Rebellion does confirm that 2019 will be an important year for they company as they release “multiple unannounced titles”. DualShockers will be sure to let you know when Rebellion decides to officially unveil those games.
Jason Kingsley, Co-Founder and CEO of Rebellion, commented on the TickTock Games acquisition. He seems confident in the studio now known as Rebellion North due to their previous working relationship and believes that acquiring them will ensure Rebellion’s continued growth:
“Bringing more great people to the company is a great way to start 2019. The company continues to grow and it’s important we bring in the right people as part of that process. We’ve worked with the team at TickTock Games for a while now, and we know they’ll continue to prosper as Rebellion North.”
2018 was clearly a productive year for Rebellion as they also launched Strange Brigade, a new IP. DualShockers enjoyed Strange Brigade, giving it a 7.5 and saying that “while the game may not reinvent the wheel when it comes to third-person shooters, Strange Brigade is a mindlessly fun time.” The large developer clearly has multiple unrevealed games coming this year, so it looks like Rebellion plans on carrying this momentum well into 2019.