Developer and writer Insurrection has acquired basic 1980s and ’90s developer The Bitmap Brothers, together with the entire IPs that they held. The Bitmap Brothers was based in 1987 and launched a number of well-received titles. Their first recreation was top-down shooter Xenon, which launched in 1988. Since then the studio was behind a number of profitable franchises, equivalent to cyberpunk sports activities sequence Speedball, top-down shooter The Chaos Engine, and sci-fi RTS sequence Z. Their most up-to-date authentic recreation was 2003’s World Warfare II: Frontline Command, after which they largely rereleased or made up to date variations of their older video games.
Whereas they haven’t given specifics but, Insurrection says they’ve two main plans for The Bitmap Brother’s IPs. The primary is to replace and port the video games to new platforms, in order to succeed in an even bigger viewers and provides followers an opportunity to replay the classics. The second is to create new titles utilizing these IPs. They haven’t mentioned which of them they’ll begin with, however there’s lots to select from.
Insurrection CEO and co-founder Jason Kingsley OBE had the next to say concerning the acquisition:
We’re delighted with the addition of The Bitmap Brothers to the ever-growing Insurrection portfolio. The Bitmap Brothers are famend for making nice video games and for bringing gaming into the mainstream with inimitable model. We’ve recognized Mike Montgomery for a few years, and we’re honoured by the religion and belief that he has proven in us by passing on the torch. We’ll try to be vigilant custodians of one in every of gaming’s nice names.
This isn’t Insurrection’s first transfer in the direction of increasing their attain. They began this 12 months off by buying TickTock Video games, who put out Rogue Trooper Redux and have been additionally the builders behind remasters of The Bitmap Brother’s RTS video games Z and Z: Metal Troopers. Lately, Insurrection additionally opened up the model new Insurrection Unplugged studio, whose focus is to make board video games based mostly on Insurrection’s IPs and is at present engaged on a board recreation based mostly on the Sniper Elite sequence of video games.