Developer and publisher Rebellion announced the acquisition of Yorkshire-based studio Tick Tock Games, who worked on Rogue Trooper Redux. With this acquisition, Rebellion now owns a total of four studios working on unannounced projects.
Tick Tock Games will no longer just help out Rebellion with their projects as the studio is now officially acquired by UK developer and publisher. Tick Tock will become Rebellion North joining Rebellion Liverpool and Rebellion Warwick as sister studios to the company's headquarters in Oxford.
It's the fourth studio falling under the Rebellion umbrella and they already started work on several as-of-yet mysterious games set for release in 2019. Previously, Tick Tock lent their creative expertise to Rebellion on Rogue Trooper Redux and the Nintendo Switch version of Battlezone Gold Edition.
Rebellion's CEO and co-founder Jason Kingsley OBE said that it's great to add new and right people to the company. "Bringing more great people to the company is a great way to start 2019. The company continues to grow and it's of utmost importance we bring in the right people," Kingsley said.
Tick Tock Games' game portfolio doesn't really have any standout games as the studio mainly worked on mobile games and contributed to other studios' projects. But Rebellion liked their cooperation on previous games which led to the acquisition. "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 CEO explained.
Recently, Rebellion opened their own film studio where they will shoot and produce Judge Dredd TV series and Rogue Trooper movie. The company nabbed the rights to the comic books after acquiring publishers 2000AD, Fleetway and IPC comics.
Judge Dredd: Mega-City one could appear on Netflix and some reports earlier suggested that Karl Urban could return as the iconic lawman but nothing has been officially confirmed yet. On the other hand, Rogue Trooper movie will be directed by Duncan Jones, the man behind Moon, Warcraft, Source Code and Mute films.
All in all, 2019 will be an action-packed year for Rebellion as multiple projects are up and running and it will be interesting to see what else UK developer and publisher has to reveal in the upcoming months.