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Apex Designs Entertainment

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Apex Designs Entertainment
Logo in use since 2012
IndustryVideo games
Founded 📆1994; 26 years ago (1994)
Founder 👔James Daniels
Headquarters 🏙️,
Area served 🗺️
Products 🎛️ 🧴
  • Payback
  • Payback 2
Number of employees

Apex Designs Entertainment, or simply Apex Designs, is a self-publishing video game development company based in Banbury, England.[1] It is known for developing and publishing the video games Payback (2001), and its remake/sequel,[2] Payback 2 (2012).[3]


Apex Designs Entertainment Ltd was founded in 1994 by James Daniels.[4] Its first game, Payback, was released for the Amiga in 2001. Because of its success, the next year Apex Designs began work on a Game Boy Advance version which was released in 2004, a Macintosh version which was released in 2003,[5] and a GP2X version which was released in 2006.[6] In 2008, Apex Designs also released a version of Payback for iOS, with the same features as the GP2X version.[7]

In 2012, Apex Designs released Payback's remake/sequel, Payback 2, for iOS and this time Android too.[8] Payback 2 started significantly rising in popularity in 2016, and has kept rising since.[9]

Despite the Payback games being GTA clones, even copying car names such as the "Mundaneo", Rockstar Games has made no attempt to stop Apex Designs from publishing the games, or even warn them about infringing on their copyrighted materials.[10]


  1. "Apex Designs Entertainment Ltd". Linkedin. Retrieved 2020-04-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. Sarkar, Samit (2012-09-21). "'Payback 2' developer explains changes to multiplayer and controls". Polygon. Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  3. "Apex Designs - Games". www.apex-designs.net. Retrieved 2020-04-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "History for Apex Designs". MobyGames. Retrieved 2020-04-12.
  5. "Payback - Macintosh Garden". macintoshgarden.org. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  6. "Payback released for GP2X". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  7. Spencer, Spanner. "Interview: Apex Designs fills us in on Payback and the pitfalls of iPhone development". www.pocketgamer.com. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  8. "Payback 2 - The Battle Sandbox". Metacritic. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  9. "Google Trends". Google Trends. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  10. "A Look at GTA-like 'Payback' for iPhone and iPod touch". TouchArcade. 2009-01-28. Retrieved 2020-04-23.

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