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Rebellion announces Evil Genius: WMD

Rebellion announces Evil Genius: WMD

PC RTS revived on Facebook.

2004 PC RTS Evil Genius makes an unexpected return today with Evil Genius: WMD, a Facebook game developed by Alien vs Predator studio Rebellion.

Apparently you'll be building your own evil empire, undertaking various dastardly missions and trying to recruit friends into your syndicate.

Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley explained, "We're looking forward to expanding the game with big new features and additional content over the coming months."

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Elixir Studios to close

Latest casualty of "risk-averse publishing climate".

British independent developer Elixir Studios has announced that it has commenced winding down its operations after a key title was cancelled, but efforts continue to rescue some of the firm's projects.

Elixir working on Evil Genius sequel, next-gen IP

Elixir working on Evil Genius sequel, next-gen IP

EG2 will likely include multiplayer, as Demis Hassabis told us in September.

Elixir Studios is working on a sequel to its Bond villain-'em-up style strategy game Evil Genius, in addition to an as-yet unannounced project being developed under contract for a "market-leading" US publisher, the British developer has revealed.

In a release announcing "the successful closure of a new round of investment with 1,000,000 having been raised from existing institutional and private investors," the developer also made another mention of the unannounced US project ("Conceived and signed 18 months ago"), before adding the following note: "Elixir's other teams are currently working on plans for an Evil Genius sequel as well as a prototype for a next generation console IP."

Speaking to Eurogamer at EGN/Game Stars Live in September, Elixir's Demis Hassabis hinted that a sequel might be on the way when quizzed about multiplayer possibilities. "There are two multiplayer modes we're thinking about - one is Evil Genius versus Evil Genius, which would be quite fun, and there's also Evil Genius versus the forces of justice," he started. "We've got a lot of plans in mind for the next game, and for add-ons which will include multiplayer," he added.

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