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April 8th, 2010 105 comments

Doctor Who – The Adventure Games

Doctor Who – The Adventure Games

From The BBC press office…

The Doctor, Amy and some of Doctor Who’s most iconic monsters will be making a journey from TV to home computers, as the BBC unveils Doctor Who – The Adventure Games, four original “interactive episodes”, which will be made available for free from bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.

More details with additional images can be found on the official site Here

There is also an article at www.computerandvideogames.com and you can see more screenshots and artwork at www.develop-online.net

There are also a couple of articles Here and Here

Doctor Who – The Adventure Games Trailer…

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These four new adventures will take the form of downloadable computer games available for PC and Mac, in which players assume control of The Doctor and Amy as they embark on new adventures which complement the new TV series.

Doctor Who – The Adventure Games has been produced by a team drawing on the very best talent from TV and gaming. The interactive episodes are executive produced by Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis and Anwen Aspden (BBC Wales Interactive), alongside Charles Cecil, one of videogaming’s most revered creators.

The games are being developed by Sumo Digital, one of the UK’s best game designers. Stories and scripts are by Phil Ford (co-writer Doctor Who – Waters Of Mars) and James Moran (Severance, Torchwood Children Of Earth).

The project has been commissioned for BBC Online by the Vision Multiplatform team, headed up by Simon Nelson, and is being driven by BBC Wales Interactive.

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, 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.”

Piers Wenger, Head of Drama, BBC Wales, and executive producer, Doctor Who, adds: “There aren’t 13 episodes of Doctor Who this year, there are 17 – four of which are interactive. Everything you see and experience within the game is part of the Doctor Who universe. We’ll be taking you to places you’ve only ever dreamed about seeing – including locations impossible to create on television.”

Simon Nelson, head of BBC multiplatform in Vision, continues: “A few years ago, we couldn’t have dreamt of commissioning such an innovative form of drama. By integrating the creation of these ‘interactive episodes’ with the development of the TV series, we’ve been able to create amazing two-hour dramas, in which you control the action.

“We’ve all imagined what it would be like to come face to face with some of the universe’s most terrifying monsters – now, viewers can find out for themselves.

“Establishing new forms of drama is exactly what the BBC should be doing. By aiming these ‘interactive episodes’ at the broad audience of the TV show – unique in British television, in that it encompasses at least three generations – we’re aiming to encourage the family to gather round the PC or Mac in the same way they do the television. Driving computer literacy is a keystone of the BBC’s public service remit and we expect Doctor Who – The Adventure Games to be hugely popular in the homes of Britain this year.

“Only the BBC could produce such an innovative slice of new drama. We’re offering two-hour original Doctor Who episodes to production standards on a par with the TV series, working with the very best creatives within the UK. We’re hugely proud of Doctor Who – The Adventure Games, which will establish new standards in interactive drama and allow families the country over to enjoy Doctor Who stories in unique and innovative ways.”

Anwen Aspden, executive producer, BBC Wales Online, concludes: “Doctor Who – The Adventure Games will offer the chance for Doctor Who fans to visit places they’ve only dreamed of, facing off against monsters they’ve previously had to imagine.

“Players will visit places which have never been shown on television – and these will go on to define the look and feel of future TV episodes.”

The exact titles of the four episodes are being kept secret for the time being, 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. Players will encounter new and original monsters, in stories which form part of the overall Doctor Who canon.

The first episode of Doctor Who – The Adventure Games will be available to download for PC and Mac from bbc.co.uk/doctorwho in June 2010. Its title will be revealed at a special press event on 21 April in Sheffield.


105 comments

  • xani

    June 7th, 2010 - 11:43am

    does anyone know what the default screen resolution is as I acidentally changed it and now I don’t know how to change it back

  • kirsty

    June 6th, 2010 - 11:35am

    hi there i love this game but having issues with the mouse pointer just wont show only somtimes it does i have chnaged the resolution and everything and it still wont work is this a software fault is anyone else having this prob my computer meets the requirments to.
    thanks kirsty.

  • doctorwho45

    June 5th, 2010 - 2:56pm

    On monday I’m going to download city of the daleks and I can’t wait!

  • doctor fan

    June 3rd, 2010 - 9:19pm

    sorry matt in the letter i made a mistake i forgot to delete i did it i am

  • doctor fan

    June 3rd, 2010 - 9:15pm

    to matt / the doctor i did i am injoing the game but i am stuckon it you are the best doctor in the world the best ep. so far i think its ep. 3 because theres army daleks in and i think thats funny :*

  • doctor fan

    June 3rd, 2010 - 9:07pm

    im stuck when you have to go back to amy 🙁

  • doctor fan

    June 3rd, 2010 - 9:05pm

    yes i downloadid it its just asome i coldennt bileve my eyes 🙂

  • The Doctor/Matt Smith

    May 29th, 2010 - 5:11pm

    I think you all will enjoy the game
    Doctor out!

  • adam

    May 27th, 2010 - 7:53am

    iv ed played it

  • connor waterson

    May 26th, 2010 - 8:29pm

    it looks mint the new adventure game with the daleks

  • byron

    May 16th, 2010 - 3:23pm

    i can ‘t wait to play like tardis59 but i don ‘t now is there going to be cybermen and daleks are both in it. press next to the word which is what im saying to download dr who :the andventures game http://www.bbc.co.uk/drwho/dw

  • mujie

    April 18th, 2010 - 7:12pm

    Some people wouldn’t be able to install it if they buy it. Besides, it’s 4 extra episodes. Do you want to pay money to watch the series?

  • tom

    April 18th, 2010 - 5:05pm

    i cant wait to download it but i wish it wasnt downloadable as it would be good to buy and some people wouldnt be able to download it

  • Bart Simpson

    April 17th, 2010 - 7:51pm

    I’d love to play the game looks fantastic it looks so cool when it comes out im gona buy it

  • jacob

    April 17th, 2010 - 7:38pm

    ok it looks great just watched the 1 with the daleks then the advert for came on so i have just been trying to download it but i cant CCCAAAAAANNNNN AAAANNNNNNYYYYYYBOOOOOODDDDYYYYYY HHHHHEEEEEELLLLPPPPPP MMMMMEEEE??????????????????????

  • mujie

    April 12th, 2010 - 1:49pm

    They’re 2 hours each?!

  • simon

    April 10th, 2010 - 1:37pm

    maybe the cybermen are not the cybus cybermen but this universe cybermen hope they are in a real dr who episode

  • the 11th doctor – used to be DRWHO?

    April 9th, 2010 - 3:09pm

    it looks great is it free to download!!

  • utopia

    April 9th, 2010 - 12:57pm

    This really does look good and the fact that is free makes it even better

    i cant wait to try these

  • TimeLord12

    April 9th, 2010 - 12:43am

    I have waited for this forever and now its here finaly….. can not wait yay. TimeLords rule

  • Blake Challenger

    April 9th, 2010 - 12:41am

    Omg i can not wait until it comes out i am so going to download its going to be well fun.

  • liam

    April 8th, 2010 - 10:20pm

    cybermen in doctor who advture games

  • Doctor10

    April 8th, 2010 - 3:13pm

    Looks like a lot of work has gone into this, on that link site there are some big pictures and the graphics look great , especially as its free.

  • here come the drums……

    April 8th, 2010 - 3:08pm

    they have tried to make dr who games before and they simply didnt work, but i must say the graphics are suprisingly good on this.

  • The Great One

    April 8th, 2010 - 12:25pm

    Wow this has come out of the Blue, looks great and there is no Cybus logo on the cybermen

  • aaron

    April 8th, 2010 - 12:19pm

    this looks brilliant certainly going to download this and matt smith is fantastic

  • YT

    April 8th, 2010 - 10:00am

    I really cant wait for this, 4 games as well and the animation looks great in the pics

  • colin

    April 8th, 2010 - 9:58am

    wow this looks brilliant, the pictures on the BBC site are ace

  • TARDIS59

    April 8th, 2010 - 9:44am

    I can’t wait to play it!!! http://www.tardis59.co.uk

  • Patrick Slee

    April 8th, 2010 - 9:41am

    I wonder if this will be geolocked.

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