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Facebook Adds UK Dev Mediatonic To Preferred Consultant Program

UK indie game developer Mediatonic (Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess) is part of the latest expansion in Facebook's official Preferred Developer Consultant program.

Kyle Orland, Blogger

May 20, 2011

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UK indie game developer Mediatonic is among the latest expansion in Facebook's official Preferred Developer Consultant program, putting it in a small set of contractors recommended for companies looking to build Facebook products. The 25 companies added to the program this week are now part of a group of 90 Facebook-recommended companies, most of which focus on some form of social marketing, brand management or user acquisition. But Mediatonic is one of the few exclusively game-focused companies to join the exclusive group after what a press statement describes as "an extensive series of evaluations and checks to qualify for acceptance." "We’re thrilled to have been selected for the PDC program and are very excited to be launching several original games for Facebook over the next few months," Mediatronic director of games Paul Croft said in a statement. Mediatonic has worked on dozens of commissioned web games as well as Xbox Live Indie and PSP game, Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess, which received a largely cool reception thanks partly to what the developers said was content that was too well hidden. "Avoiding overt hints that the [hidden sixth] level existed was a deliberate decision, mostly because we wanted people who unlocked it to be completely surprised and bowled over by their discovery," the developers said in a Gamasutra-published post-mortem.

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