Rebellion Buying Spree

Hot on the heels of their purchase of comics-to-ipod publisher Clickwheel comes news that 2000AD owner Rebellion Studios has acquired Ignition’s Banbury development studio, formerly known as Awesome Developments and perhaps best known for developing the PSP puzzle game Archer Maclean’s Mercury, as well as its more recent sequel for the PlayStation 2, Mercury Meltdown Remix.

Clickwheel and Ignition aren’t their only purchases. Gamasutra reports that Rebellion also bought former Empire Interactive internal development studio Strangelite as well as former Tomb Raider developer Core Design.

Despite having access to 2000AD‘s characters the spin-off games, such as Rogue Trooper — have only had limited success, but the acquisition takes Rebellion’s staff levels to 280 full time members.

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