Worms creator Andy Davidson has returned to series developer Team17 after over a decade pursuing other ventures.
The news comes just days after the company announced Worms Revolution, which the "UK's oldest independent developer" describes as its "most significant release of recent years".
Davidson will initially offer development support on the game, which is set to hit PC and consoles later this year, and is also said to have been working on a variety of new game ideas.
He said: "I left Team17 feeling I hadn't finished what I wanted to achieve, but for professional reasons I knew I had to walk away. I've returned to scratch the creative itch that's been bothering me for the last 14 years. It's nice to be back at Team17, it's as though there's been a revolution in the studio itself - there's a real creative buzz about the place.
"The engine and physics in Worms Revolution are awesome, the team have developed a truly landmark game. I'll be lending them my insight to ensure that the game balance is true to the spirit of the brand."