Spong writes: "Team17 is one of the mainstays of UK gaming. It's been involved in making games since 1987 on the blessed and missed Amiga. With the death of Commodore's PC, Team17 moved onto to console game development.
Through its lifespan to the current date it's been an individual and staunchly independent outfit, firmly rooted in West Yorkshire, and apparently oblivious to trends. It's most recent move, however, is one which has caused some ripples in the publishing world. Rather than suffer the vicissitudes of being taken under the wing of a 'major' publisher and promptly changed or worse, closed, it's going down the digital publishing route."