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June 22nd, 2011 11 comments

Miracle Day – Interactive digital companion

BBC worldwide and Starz announce interactive digital companion to “Torchwood: Miracle Day”

Motion Comic Titled “Torchwood: Web of Lies” Will Feature Interactive Gameplay Elements with Clues To the Series Run on BBC One

Eliza Dushku Joins John Barrowman and Eve Myles Voicing the Parallel Story

BBC Worldwide and Starz announced today the production of an interactive app tied to “Torchwood: Miracle Day.” The app, titled “Torchwood: Web of Lies”, will feature 10, three-minute motion comic narratives providing clues to “Torchwood: Miracle Day.” The app and first motion comic narrative will be available for download on iTunes prior to the premiere of “Torchwood: Miracle Day” – produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, airing this summer in the UK on BBC One and in the U.S. on Starz. Additional narratives and games will be available for download following each week’s broadcast transmission.

“Torchwood: Web of Lies” is an episodic interactive experience for iOS that fuses together motion comic and gameplay elements to tell an original and digitally exclusive Torchwood story. Players will participate in a parallel storyline to “Torchwood: Miracle Day” that includes lead characters Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper – voiced by John Barrowman and Eve Myles.

“Torchwood: Web of Lies” runs alongside weekly premieres of “Torchwood: Miracle Day”, providing fans with a way to engage in the world of Torchwood between episodes. It reveals a past day in the lives of Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper – a day they’ve both forgotten. The events of that day fuel a modern day conspiracy-laced treasure hunt, as Holly Mokri, voiced by Eliza Dushku (“Dollhouse,” “Tru Calling,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”), labors to uncover the secrets of Miracle Day. Each week a new episode unlocks, allowing players to access another piece of original motion comic narrative and game which ties into and extends plot developments of the show, as well as providing new twists in its own narrative.

The first narrative and game will be released promotionally and the remaining nine can be purchased inside the app in packs of three, each for 59p. A special bundle for all 10 narratives and game can be purchased for £1.79

Developed by BBC Worldwide Productions and BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games, “Torchwood: Web of Lies” is written by “Torchwood: Miracle Day” writers Jane Espenson and Ryan Scott. The motion comic and app is published by BBC Worldwide, with Double Barrel (“Tron: Legacy,” “Repo Men,” “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”) producing the motion comic and Powerful Robot (“Star Wars,” “Green Lantern,” “Scooby Doo,” “Total Drama”) producing the app.

Thanks to BBC Worldwide


11 comments

  • Simon

    July 24th, 2011 - 7:08pm

    Great idea but the app has a massive bug which locks up the app when you try and purchase the next part it makes the app utterly unusable and the developers should be given a big smack for not testing it properly and BBC nor the developers have updated the app page to acknowledge the fatal bug or offer any news on when it will be updated. Very disappointing 🙁

  • mrwho

    June 25th, 2011 - 3:27pm

    when does Torchwood:Miricale day start in the uk?

  • harold saxon

    June 24th, 2011 - 11:28pm

    WHAT A GREAT IDEa,SHAMR I AM ON ANDROID!

  • Chesley Richardson

    June 22nd, 2011 - 7:03pm

    if its torchwood related im instantly interested 😀

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    June 22nd, 2011 - 4:39pm

    Eliza will infact be the second of two actors from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and it’s spin-off Series Angel to have worked on a Doctor Who spin-off, the first being James ” Spike / William the Bloody ” Masters as Time Agent Captain John Hart.

    Good old Faith – ” Five by Five ” 😉

  • booboo

    June 22nd, 2011 - 4:07pm

    yes and yes

  • 2doctors2000

    June 22nd, 2011 - 3:33pm

    Sorry I mean will u be watching?

  • 2doctors2000

    June 22nd, 2011 - 3:32pm

    Sound interesting, will you be getting it booboo?

  • Adam J Purcell

    June 22nd, 2011 - 2:59pm

    Why limit this to iPhone? Why exclude the platform with the biggest market share, namely Android? You’d think they’d support both of the two biggest platforms.

    Very disappointing. Maybe they will yet see the error in their ways but I doubt it.

  • Gallifrey Gary

    June 22nd, 2011 - 12:25pm

    I love things like this

  • The Master

    June 22nd, 2011 - 12:24pm

    This sounds really good, will defiantly have ago with this

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