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'Worms' Find Their Way Into 5.9 Million Sky Digital Homes

by Rainier on July 26, 2002 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT

Team 17, creators of the world-renowned Worms series of video games, has released an interactive TV version on the Sky Gamestar portal.

Sky Gamestar is exclusively available to Sky digital viewers, and allows users to play a series of free and 'pay-to-play' interactive TV video games. Team 17 has created a special one-off version of its Worms franchise, which sees users pitting a team of four worms against those of a friend. In a classic game of 'Last Man Standing' players must use whatever weapons come to hand to wipe out opposing Worm factions, while simultaneously avoiding being wiped out themselves.

The result is a stunningly playable game, and one that enjoys legions of fans. Sales of all Worms games to date have now passed the 7,000,000 mark and the games have appeared on all leading formats. The version of the game for Sky Gamestar marks yet another advance for the series, however, with Sky digital users benefit from incredible graphics and hilarious sound effects.

"Worms is the perfect game for iDTV technology as it is immediate with addictive gameplay, great replay value and appeals to all ages," enthused Debbie Bestwick, Commercial Director for Team 17. "Sky have worked closely with Team 17 to bring one of the most playable games on the market to the Sky Gamestar portal on Sky digital".

"Sky are delighted to announce the launch of another major games title, exclusively to Sky Gamestar," added Adrian Pilkington, Sky's Head of Games. "The Worms Series has been hugely successful across a multitude of games consoles, so it's launch on Sky Gamestar is great news for Sky digital customers who now have access to over 23 free and pay to play interactive games in addition to a huge choice of TV channels."

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