Stealthy indie game Light will be published by Worms developers Team17, the publisher recently announced. Currently in development for PC, Mac and Linux by Just a Pixel, Light is a top-down 2D game in which players guide a square icon through a maze of doors and rooms, hacking terminals and avoiding guards along the way. This is Team17's first foray into publishing for almost two decades, as it once funded games like Super Stardust and Alien Breed on Amiga, but has since focused on games in the Worms series, including Worms: Clan Wars and Worms 2: Armageddon.

The prototype video of the game above shows off its simple style and basic mechanics, which players can expect to see firsthand sometime in 2014. Light is currently seeking community approval via Greenlight to achieve distribution on Steam.
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Industry veterans Team17 are to re-enter the third-party publishing arena after a hiatus of almost two decades. For those who may not be aware Team17 started life as a publisher almost 23 years ago, publishing classics such as Alien Breed, Project-X, Superfrog, Assassin, ATR, Super Stardust, Apidya, Silverball and many more! This rich heritage resulted in the company being awarded the prestigious title of "Software House of the Year" in 1993 Golden Joystick Awards.

The first title to be signed and announced by Team17 is indie game Light, developed by Brighton creative Just a Pixel. The game is currently in Steam Greenlight being funded by Team17's publishing team. Steam users can vote to have Light added to Valve's Steam service here: http://bit.ly/LightYes.

Why now?
Ultimately, the timing is right; Team17 is in a very fortunate position with a wealth of personal experience to share. Team17 has an incredible community running into many millions that we can cross-promote within and raise awareness for new IPs and specifically indie games, which are very close to our hearts and something we stand up for. Team17 is home to an awesome digital publishing team who have topped every digital chart from PC, console and mobile over the last couple of years. Most importantly, Team17 make games as well and know first-hand just what it takes to make a game and take it to market correctly across all platforms.

Sounds good?
Let Team17 help you realise your game's full potential, contact publishing@team17.com. Team17 will work with you directly to create tailor-made packages designed around your individual needs. These can include a wide range of professional services from funding, lifecycle management, brand building, audience cross-promotion, PR, marketing, localisation, QA and much more!


Team17 logos are available to download here.

About Light:
Light. Developed by Just a Pixel. © 2013. Published under license by Team17. Team17 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Team17 Digital Limited. All other trademarks, copyrights and logos are property of their respective owners.


About Team17 Digital Ltd:
Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is a leading independent developer and digital publisher headquartered in West Yorkshire (UK). Team17 publishes games for PC, console, mobile and handheld devices and other digital platforms. Visit www.team17.com for more info.

About Just A Pixel:
Just a Pixel is an indie developer based in Brighton founded in 2012. Visit www.justapixel.co.uk for more info.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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