Rebellion, one of Europe’s largest independent creative studios, has announced its acquisition of the iconic The Bitmap Brothers brand and portfolio.
The Bitmap Brothers, a very famous UK-based game developer founded in 1987 by Mike Montgomery, was responsible for some of the best games of the late 80s and early 90s such as Xenon, Z: Steel Soldiers, Speedball and Chaos Engine.
Moreover, Sniper Elite developer plans to bring classic The Bitmap Brothers games to new platforms and, going forward, to create new titles based on its beloved licenses.
“We’re delighted with the addition of The Bitmap Brothers to the ever-growing Rebellion portfolio. The Bitmap Brothers are renowned for making great games and for bringing gaming into the mainstream with inimitable style,” said Rebellion CEO and Co-founder Jason Kingsley OBE.
"We’ve known Mike Montgomery for many years, and we’re honored by the faith and trust that he has shown in us by passing on the torch. We’ll strive to be vigilant custodians of one of gaming’s great names.”
In addition, the UK’s National Videogame Museum revealed its new UK Collection which launches with a focus on Rebellion, recognizing the studio’s achievements across multimedia, spanning more than a quarter of a century. This will lead to Rebellion being featured in the first Great British Studios exhibition, launching at a future date in the museum.