Doctor Who PC game revealed
8th Apr 2010 | 08:29
The BBC will release four new free Doctor Who games on PC and Mac from June.
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will come in four episodes, and will be made available at www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho from June.
The four two-hour adventures see players take control of the Doctor and Amy as they embark on new adventures which complement the new TV series.
The interactive episodes are executive produced by Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis and Anwen Aspden (BBC Wales Interactive), alongside Charles Cecil - creator of the Broken Sword series.
The games are being developed by UK studio Sumo Digital. Stories and scripts are from Phil Ford (co-writer Doctor Who 'Waters of Mars') and James Moran (Severance, Torchwood Children of Earth).
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan have been digitally recreated in-game, and have provided full voice-overs. Music has been provided by TV series' composer Murray Gold. An additional cast will portray original characters and classic enemies.
"Children don't just watch Doctor Who - they join in. They make up games, invent their monsters, create their own stories," says Steven Moffat, head writer and executive producer, Doctor Who. "Now, there's something else - now they can be the Doctor in brand new episodes. Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will offer fans of the Doctor a unique opportunity to enter his world, face his challenges and grapple with his deadliest foes.
"By developing these games alongside the new TV series, we've been able to weave exciting narrative strands with the very finest game design to create a new kind of Doctor Who, which can be enjoyed by the whole family."
The exact titles of the four episodes are being kept secret for now, but the four original stories will 'take players on a journey throughout time and space, including one location from the Doctor Who series which has never been seen before on screen.'