Doctor Who 50th anniversary doodle

The Doctor Who doodle started life as a request from a fan at Google. It seemed daunting- 11 Doctor's, 50 years of adventures, countless enemies and time travel!

But we loved the idea of science fiction, technology and fun coming together, so we set about creating a multiple level game. The game was always a simple premise- those dastardly Daleks have stolen the Google letters and we need Doctor Who to retrieve them.

Artists don't make games, programmers do. I provided the designs and various pieces of animation but without the engineers the game would only exist in another dimension! I was fortunate to work alongside people that genuinely cared:

Engineering Guru's - Rui Lopes, Corrie Scalisi. Mark Ivey
Additional support - Doug Simpkinson, Jonathan Shneier
All things D of 3 - Leon Hong
Deity of rain, lava & lightening - Kevin Laughlin

Below are visuals and gifs from game development. You can play the game HERE


















12 comments:

max said...

Awesome!

max said...

It took me 32:32 and the lives of a few Doctors.

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Look after them! They're not cannon fodder!!

Thanks Max

AS said...

Brilliant Whodle!! Thank you so much, Matthew~

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Thanks AS!

Wilson Swain said...

LOVe. As always!

ayakaryo said...

I love it!!

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LozK said...

Just lovely! I've had lots of fun with this and it's a great tribute to the wonderful series.

Who did the bits of music, by the way? The little spot of intermission music between levels is stuck in my head...

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Ahh great!

Ryan Germick tinkled the ivories in-between!

mylydy said...

you made my day , matt, thank you for this awesome doodle!!! best ever XD

cooksappe said...

wow