WALES – September 27, 2017 – Today, Tiny Rebel Games Ltd. announced that Doctor Who Infinity, will be released worldwide in Spring 2018, under official license from BBC Worldwide. The new game is being funded as a joint effort between the Welsh Government’s Media Investment Budget and British game publisher/developer Double Eleven Limited. It is being developed in close collaboration with Seed Studio along with a broad team of UK-based talent including well known Doctor Who actors, writers, and artists. Cardiff-based award-winning audio designer and composer Stafford Bawler will be providing audio direction for the game. Doctor Who Infinity will be released both on PC and on major mobile platforms.
“As executive producer on Doctor Who Infinity, it has been an incredible delight to be able to pull together such extraordinarily talented people to realize our ambitions for this new game. I am continually humbled by the quality of work they are doing, and I think Doctor Who fans everywhere are going to be amazed with how we have taken everything we have learned from making the award-winning gameplay of Doctor Who: Legacy and brought it to the next level in every way imaginable,” says Susan Cummings for Tiny Rebel Games.
Doctor Who Infinity builds ambitiously on the addictive puzzle gameplay of Doctor Who: Legacy to immerse players in comic book style puzzle adventures. Each story-based adventure has its own unique art style and author. To bring these original stories to life, Tiny Rebel Games has recruited an incredible team of major British Doctor Who writers and internationally renowned UK-based comic book artists to illustrate the stories.
Economy Secretary, Ken Skates says, “We are delighted that Tiny Rebel Games recognizes the world-class creative talent present in Wales, especially in writing, art, and audio. By moving their business here from Los Angeles last year, Tiny Rebel has given Wales a valuable opportunity. Enabling us to invest in and grow the country’s experience in the burgeoning video game industry, while also utilizing local talent. The fact that the company have now developed a Doctor Who game, which of course films in Cardiff, only adds to this ‘made-in-Wales’ success story.”
“As an indie publisher, we’re always looking for up and coming UK talent that we can support, and this was a perfect opportunity for us to partner with Tiny Rebel Games in making an exciting new Doctor Who game. It also allows us to expand our expertise in mobile gaming whilst contributing our knowledge of the PC marketplace,” says Lee Hutchinson, managing director of Double Eleven Limited.
Doctor Who: Legacy, released in 2013, quickly became one of most popular Doctor Who games of all time with over 2.5 million players and broadly spans the history of Doctor Who with every Doctor, hundreds of allies, companions and monsters and includes extended universe content from Big Finish, Titan Comics, and BBC Books. Still popular four years later, the game continues to add new content weekly and is well over 120 hours of gameplay.
With a soft launch in early Spring, Doctor Who Infinity will be live globally on PC, iTunes, and Google Play in late Spring 2018. Follow news about the game at www.tinyrebelgames.com , www.facebook.com/doctorwholegacy , www.twitter.com/doctorwholegacy.
About BBC Worldwide Ltd
BBC Worldwide is a principal commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world. This is achieved through investing in, commercializing and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also champions British creativity globally.
In 2016/17 BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £157.3m and headline sales of £1,059.9m and returned £210.5m to the BBC.
For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review webpage: bbcworldwide.com/annual-review/.
About Tiny Rebel Games Limited
Tiny Rebel Games Limited, the sister company of Tiny Rebel Games LLC, is a publisher and developer of richly designed and addictive games for mobile and other platforms. The latest partnership venture for husband and wife team Lee Cummings and Susan Cummings, Tiny Rebel Games is the culmination of over a decade of work together across a broad variety of genres and platforms, including the award-winning Doctor Who: Legacy game, as well as the design and production contributions to such blockbuster successes as the Grand Theft Auto series, Bioshock, Borderlands, and Bully. For more information, email email@example.com .
About Seed Studio
Established in 2006, Seed Studio Inc. is an independent developer of entertainment software, specializing in the creation of high quality games on mobile and console platforms. Located in Taipei, Taiwan, Seed Studio’s leadership team are industry veterans with years of experience in releasing commercial and indie hit titles in all markets.
About Wales Media Investment Budget
This £30m fund, delivered in collaboration with Pinewood Pictures, is the Welsh Government’s initial route to production funding for Inward Investing TV, film and video game (digital media) projects. The MIB can invest in high end television, film or digital media projects, where substantial production takes place in Wales. Decisions to invest from fund will be made on a case by case basis, and on the condition that 50% of production is in Wales.
The Fund consists of debt, mezzanine and equity funding. In cases where the fund provides equity, the Welsh Government will share in any commercial upside from film, television or Digital Media projects, from all distribution routes. The Fund can also cash flow tax credits, in the same way that a bank can, but the fund can cash flow 100% of the relevant amount, rather than the 80% that is usual for a bank.
About Double Eleven Limited
Double Eleven is a UK-based indie publisher and developer of interactive digital entertainment. Some of Double Eleven’s most popular titles include Prison Architect and Goat Simulator (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation™ 3, PlayStation™ 4) . Most recently the team have released Super Cloudbuilt on Steam, Xbox One and PlayStation™ 4.
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