Rebellion has acquired Ignition's Banbury-based development studio Awesome Developments.
Archer Maclean has resigned as Creative Director at the Awesome Studios division of Ignition Entertainment with immediate effect, the British company announced today.
Atari has scooped the UK distribution rights to Archer Maclean's Mercury, the superb blob-guiding PSP puzzler from Ignition/ Awesome Studios.
Archer Maclean's Mercury has already captured the imagination of a lot of gamers. One of only two really new puzzle games on the PlayStation Portable, it's drawn comparisons to the likes of Super Monkey Ball and Marble Madness, but really belongs in a niche of its own. Having reviewed the game yesterday, today we chat to Archer Maclean himself about the game's influences, designing levels with so many hidden depths, the game's esoteric charm, and how the PSP is helping developers sidestep the "graphical arms war".