Indie games label and UK-based strategy specialist developer team up for upcoming, history-led title;
register now for access to the closed alpha next year. 

Tuesday, 1st November 2022 Award-winning independent games label Team17 has today announced its partnership with UK-based developer Absolutely Games to bring a brand-new strategy title to PC and consoles. Formed in late-2019, Absolutely Games – a studio of 27 developers led by industry veterans James Brooksby (CEO) and Adrian Hawkins (CTO) – will be teaming up with Team17 to bring its first title, an unannounced ‘historical strategy experience’, and original IP, to PC and consoles. 

Roger Carpenter, Head of Studios, Team17 Digital, said:
“Team17 is thrilled to be working with Absolutely Games on their upcoming historical strategy title. We are always looking to establish new relationships with exciting and creative studios here in the UK – like Absolutely Games – and around the world, and we look forward to helping the team deliver their unique strategy experience to gamers. While the title is the studio’s debut, the team are games development veterans, bringing with them strong vision and engaging depth to their work. We can’t wait to share more information about their eye-catching title soon.”

James Brooksby, CEO, Absolutely Games said:
“We are very happy to be working with Team17 on our company’s first game and it is great to be partnering with a highly skilled and enthusiastic team who share our strong belief in what we are looking to bring to life.”  

Adrian Hawkins, CTO, Absolutely Games said:
It is very exciting to be working with a publishing partner who shares our values, holds a common vision for the game, and believes in extensive community engagement both before and after a game ships. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship working with Team17.” 

Those interested in receiving access to the unannounced title’s closed alpha next year 

can register now 

About Absolutely Games
Formed in late-2019 by industry veterans, each with over 25 years’ experience, Absolutely Games is set to be a new powerhouse of strategy and tactical video games. Consisting of 27 talented developers and with a focus on a strong vision, culture, and belief in excellence, the studio prides itself on developing evolutionary, high-quality gaming experiences for PC and consoles. Its first title will be a historical strategy experience, coming to PC and consoles.
Visit for more information in the future. 

About Team17 Digital
Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital is a leading developer, video games label, and creative partner for developers around the world. Part of Team17 Group plc, which floated on AIM in 2018, Team17 Digital has an extensive portfolio comprised of over 120 titles, and fully encapsulates the spirit of independent games. Team17 Digital’s portfolio of multi-award-winning and award-nominated in-house brands include Hell Let Loose, Golf With Your Friends, The Escapists, and the iconic Worms franchise, alongside its games label partner titles, including the award-winning games Blasphemous, Greak: Memories of Azur, and Overcooked! franchise. Visit for more info. 

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