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Doctor Who author Oli Smith joins Mediatonic as Creative Writer/Producer

Jordan Mallory

The Doctor is in, or at least, one of his writers is. Mediatonic, the London-based developer that gave us Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess, announced today that author Oli Smith has joined their ranks as a Creative Writer and Producer.

Smith, who has penned two Doctor Who novels and four Doctor Who games, will be filling a "key position in the studio's design process" by creating characters and storylines for the company's proprietary IPs, as well as overseeing creative direction for licensed titles. When asked for a comment, Smith entered a large blue box which promptly disappeared before our very eyes.

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Mediatonic Signs Dr Who Author

Oli Smith Brings Even More Professional Writing Weight to London Studio

London, UK, 18th July 2011 – Mediatonic, the London-based game development studio specialising in interactive entertainment solutions for a range of modern platforms, today announced that it has recruited author Oli Smith as a Creative Writer / Producer. Having written a number of Doctor Who novels and reference books, as well as providing narrative content for Dr Who licensed games and writing game guides, Oli joins Mediatonic to fulfil a key position in the studio's design process and will be a huge asset in creating characters and stories for the studio's game projects. Oli's work will encompass branded game content for a variety of clients and contributing to Mediatonic's own-IP titles, which have been often noted for their emphasis on original and entertaining characters and narratives.

Oli Smith comments, "Mediatonic's unique style and edgy sense of humour really defines its games and I'm looking forward to taking these qualities even further as the company expands its scope across a range of platforms and titles. With such a talented team and creative atmosphere it's a real thrill to be part of such an inspiring studio."

Paul Croft, director of games, Mediatonic comments: "Compelling stories and humour are a big focus for us in the games we make and are core values of our creative philosophy. Oli is a fantastic writer and I'm delighted to have him join the team to further cement our reputation in this area."

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