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Team17 came close to losing its Worms IP – not once, but twice.

In the late 1990s for example, Team17 signed a publishing deal after receiving extra funding for a game behind schedule. The Worms IP would have been relinquished to the publisher if sales targets for the title were not met within 12 months.

Thankfully, everything ended up working out, as the target was eventually beaten by 1.7 percent.

Team17 owner Debbie Bestwick wrote in a Develop column: