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Team17 brings Worms to Antstream Arcade

Antstream Arcade partners with Team17 to offer a host of classic retro games from the mid-90s, including Worms, Alien Breed and Project-X

LONDON, 2nd June 2020: A quarter of a century after its revolutionary debut, ‘Worms’ is coming to Antstream Arcade. Team17’s suite of innovative indie games – are the latest classics to be added to Antstream’s retro gaming roster.

Rather than just re-releases, Antstream Arcade has created custom new formats of the Team17 titles so gamers can experience these classics in an all-new way. There are unique challenges to test gaming skills and the chance to compete for glory in the global leaderboards.

Noteworthy Worms challenges include ‘The Early Grenade Catches The Worm’, where gamers are in control of both Team A and Team B, aiming to cause as much damage to worms as they can (including their own) in five minutes. Or ‘First Blood’ in which gamers are the lone survivor and need to cause as much damage to the other worms before they are taken out.

As ‘Worms’ prepares to celebrate its silver jubilee, and hints of an upcoming update to the franchise, there has never been a better time to rediscover one of the most popular games of the past three decades, transcending both platforms and genres – and lose yourself in hours of endlessly destructive fun.

The partnership marks a further step on Antstream Arcade’s journey to bring the world’s most beloved and iconic retro games to one platform, through an affordable monthly subscription. Team17’s most famous titles will take their place alongside gaming classics such as Pong (Atari), Space Invaders (Taito), Metal Slug (SNK), Midnight Resistance (Data East), Dizzy (Codemasters), Xenon (Bitmap Brothers) and Sensible Soccer (Sensible Software).

We’re proud of our longstanding, three decade-long heritage in the games community and continuing to create great quality gaming experiences for players worldwide; today’s partnership with Antstream Arcade offers just that,” commented Max Everingham, Head of Publishing, Team17. “We can’t wait to see how our fans interact with these new social challenges and compete with each other on the global leaderboards.”

“Everyone loves Worms – it’s one of the greatest games of all time and we’re hugely proud to be adding it, and other classic Team17 games, to the Antstream line-up,” said Antstream Arcade CEO, Steve Cottam. “Our team grew up playing Team17 games and it’s great that we are going to get the chance to bring some of those original titles to a whole new audience.

“As a legendary game, it’s time for ‘Worms’ to take its place in the Antstream Arcade along with a series of high-octane releases from Team17. Of course, they will all be getting the ‘Antstream treatment’, with original challenge modes and global leaderboards to encourage social, competitive gameplay between friends.”

Antstream Arcade will host a global Worms tournament later in 2020.


Notes to editors:

  • Link to relevant images and game-play footage here.

  • Additional images and game-play footage available upon request

  • The custom Worms challenges are now live to play on Antstream Arcade

  • Additional titles and respective challenges to be live to play from June 2020 onwards

  • Team17 games to be added to the Antstream library include: Worms, Alien Breed, Alien Breed 2, Project X, Body Blows Galactic

About Team17 Digital Ltd:

Founded in 1990, Team17 Group plc is a leading international video games label and creative partner for independent developers. The portfolio comprises over 100 games, including The Escapists, Overcooked, Yoku’s Island Express, Yooka-Laylee, the Worms franchise and many more from developers around the world. Visit for more info.

About Antstream Arcade:

Antstream Arcade was founded by Steve Cottam in 2013 and is headquartered in London, England. Over the last few years it has become the world's first and largest retro game subscription service and has amassed the largest collection of retro games titles available in one place.

Antstream is all about the challenge – a streaming retro service that makes classic games available on-demand on all your devices. A monthly subscription gets players access to over 1,000 video games spanning arcade hits, classic console platforms from Atari and Sega, and beloved home computers including the C64, Amiga and ZX Spectrum.

The Antstream Arcade streaming service allows users to play retro video games, directly from the cloud with no downloads or installs, on modern devices through an affordable monthly subscription. To find out more visit

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