You’ll be familiar with Rebellion, the UK-based developer behind Sniper Elite, NeverDead and a couple of the Aliens Vs. Predator games. If you know your way around a comic book store, you might also know the same company owns 2000AD, the publisher behind Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper. If you’re suddenly confused as to why there aren’t more Dredd games in the world, these words from company CEO Jason Kingsley may clear things up a little for you: “It’s relatively easy to raid books and comics and plunder them to make games, but we felt that we owed it to ourselves to come up with original things as well.”
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It's a position that seems a little odd at first, since owning 2000AD is very clearly a license to print mega-money. But Kingsley, who co-founded Rebellion with his brother Chris in 1992, has a good reason for not jumping on the world of Dredd for his games. “Rebellion is an independent creator of ideas,” he explains. “When we bought 2000AD, we didn't want to be the guys who did the 2000AD games.”