Google and the Daleks
Google’s doodle today celebrates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Who.
This summer, engineers at Google London added the Tardis to Google Street View, but that wasn’t enough for Doctor Who fans, 4,000 of whom have signed a petition asking Google to do a doodle for the show’s 50th Anniversary.
Today, those wishes were granted: not only did Google make the doodle, but the game gracing every Google homepage in the world today is one of the biggest the company has ever produced. But despite appearances, the “Whodle” – as it’s known internally – is the work of just five people, led by Matthew Cruickshank, a Brit who has been working at the company as a full-time doodler for just over a year.
"It’s the first game that I’ve designed," he explains over the phone from California. "But it’s the technicians and programmers that actually make the game. I just art direct, create the assets, set the visual tone, design the characters, and then do pieces of animation."
Read the full story behind the doodle on The Guardian.