5th Planet Games Hires Mike Thompson as Creative Writer

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Former industry journalist to write for 5th Planet’s core social and mobile games.

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Mike Thompson joins 5th Planet Games as creative writer

His knowledge of the industry is incredible, his writing skills top-notch, and his creativity contagious, but it was his passion as a gamer that really let us know he was the right person for this critical role.

5th Planet Games, Inc., a leading developer of core, free-to-play games on social and mobile platforms, announced today that it has hired former gaming industry journalist Mike Thompson as its new creative writer. Most recently serving as the lead writer for Inside Network’s Inside Social Games, Thompson will be responsible for developing storylines and writing narrative for 5th Planet’s upcoming new titles.

“We could not be more excited to welcome Mike to the 5th Planet team,” said Robert Winkler, co-founder and CEO of 5th Planet Games. “His knowledge of the industry is incredible, his writing skills top-notch, and his creativity contagious, but it was his passion as a gamer that really let us know he was the right person for this critical role.”

At Inside Network, Thompson wrote and edited articles on the social and mobile gaming industry, including news, reviews, interviews, previews and features. He has also written for gaming publications such as GameShark, The Escapist, Gamezebo, Ars Technica and others, and has served as a freelance photographer and illustrator for a number of online and print publications. Thompson received his BA in History from Whitman College and BS in Advertising, Journalism, Photography from Northern Arizona University.

“5th Planet’s games feature richly detailed characters and wonderfully elaborate plotlines that are really central to the whole experience, and they make even the most fictitious of worlds seem incredibly real,” said Mike Thompson, creative writer at 5th Planet Games. “I am proud to help carry on the 5th Planet Games tradition of developing core games that are not only fun to play but captivating to read as well.”

About 5th Planet Games
5th Planet Games is an independent developer of core, free-to-play games designed for casual gamers and hardcore enthusiasts alike. Established in 2009, the company’s mission is to build games that the employees themselves would want to play, and the results are several successful Role Playing Games including Dawn of the Dragons, Legacy of a Thousand Suns, Clash of the Dragons, and Legacy of Heroes. The company’s games appear on social and mobile platforms including iOS, Facebook, Kongregate, Kabam, Armor Games and others. 5th Planet Games is headquartered in Roseville, California, with offices in New York. For more information, visit http://www.5thplanetgames.com.

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