Thief developer Doug Church joins Valve

Doug Church, best known for his work on Ultima Underworld, System Shock and Thief, was rumored to be landing a job at renowned developer Valve just recently. The confirmation, which read only, “on the record: It’s true,” by Valve’s marketing director Doug Lombardi, hit the net yesterday; Church is in fact now working at Valve.

Church has been around the industry for over 20 years, contributing his knowledge to other grand franchises than the ones mentioned, like Deus Ex and Tomb Raider. The man has also worked with Ken Levine while at Looking Glass Studios, who’s now the head of BioShock developer Irrational Games.

Church’s actual role at Valve has not yet been disclosed.