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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

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

There is also an article at and you can see more screenshots and artwork at

There are also a couple of articles Here and Here

Doctor Who – The Adventure Games Trailer…



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 in June 2010. Its title will be revealed at a special press event on 21 April in Sheffield.




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  • HiHi

    August 14th, 2010 - 10:35am

    I want them to release the 3rd one now!!! :):):):):P:P:D

  • de379

    August 9th, 2010 - 2:58pm

    all i can ask is whens the 3rd one out the 2nd one came out in june its august now so it should be out soon did you see the end of blood of cybermen the cybermen are alive buttt imm allso bored just keep playing botc

  • milo

    August 9th, 2010 - 11:21am

    brilliant when wil the 3rd one be out it has been 2 moths ican not wait

  • tom rokos

    July 29th, 2010 - 6:07am

    Well, I am a graphics whore upfront. I hesitated to buy the adventure games (in the USA) because I thought this was a sub-standard game. OMG< I was so wrong, yes gameplay is simple, graphics are not the latest but the 1st adventure captured Dr. Who brillantly!!! The best fun I have had in a game in a long time. I was sad when it was over-I want more. My wish is the makers of this game would invest in a regular length game and sell. I would be the first in line. maybe a Doctor/Donna adventure in a full game. I like matt but David is still my doctor with Donna of course. Cheers….

  • Hettie.Who.Fan

    July 28th, 2010 - 8:15pm

    Hi, i love the adventure games! when will the 3rd one be out? and could you give somey e,mailing me????? i hav put my email in…

  • Drwhogracie

    July 4th, 2010 - 3:17pm

    Hi I love Dr who BUUUUTTTTT i cant find the beam distributor on the dalek game! I have the other thing but i cant find this HEELLPP. PLEASE

  • The Last Warrior

    July 3rd, 2010 - 8:55pm

    why r there people on here pretending to be Matt Smith & Karen Gillan?

  • jake

    July 3rd, 2010 - 7:57pm

    we have downloaded both games and each were good but when is the next one out

  • doctor fan

    June 27th, 2010 - 9:22am

    i cant wait for chrismas 🙂

  • doctor fan

    June 26th, 2010 - 3:57pm

    ps: blood of the cybermen is only for windows mac verison evelble to download 30 th of june

  • doctor fan

    June 26th, 2010 - 3:54pm

    iv plaed the second adventure blood of cybermen it asome karen gillan and matt smith why do you run like numtes . im not triing to be mean you just run a bit wired . I CANT BELIVE AMY GOT SHOT BY HER BOYFREND !!
    one more thing littel amy comes back in to days episode. RORYS A PLONKER !!!!!!!!!!!!! i hate rory

  • stephen brown

    June 25th, 2010 - 2:05pm

    some how my game wont let me see the screen can someone help me PPLLEEAASSEE

  • Anonymous

    June 23rd, 2010 - 10:57pm

    Pants dont install. But DR Who rocks

  • doctor fan

    June 19th, 2010 - 1:05pm

    to matt and karen i cant wait for the series final . its today!!!! :)karen and matt do you like river song ?

  • Dave

    June 19th, 2010 - 9:55am

    I’ve completed the game, its surprisingly good for a free game, I’ve completed the first episode does anyone know when the next one is coming out?
    to anyone who is finding it difficult to know what to do next in the game, just press “talk to amy” and then she gives you some handy hints.

  • pc man

    June 19th, 2010 - 8:43am

    completed dalek episode cant wait for send episode!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • doctor fan

    June 18th, 2010 - 9:19pm

    to matt smith where can i download the 2nd episode of the adventure games and the final episode has cyibers in. IT HAS RIVER IN !!!!!! ): my frend called luran loves river song i no the doctors real name . its doctor song):):)


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  • hannah

    June 15th, 2010 - 9:32am

    i can’t get through the barrier to the underground in the doctor who game and i don’t know how. can anyone help?

  • James S

    June 14th, 2010 - 6:58pm

    hi all. i totally agree with Emily B, the new doctor is brill. i must admit that i ddn’t quite like him at first, please dont take that the wrong way, because i was just so used to David Tennant. but then i watched the episodes and got way into them. now i absolutely regret what i thought. keep up the good work matt:D and i also would like to know when the next episode, the pandoric opens, will be showing. thanks!

  • Emily Brennan

    June 14th, 2010 - 12:50pm

    I absolutely LOVE Matt Smith as the new Doctor (late, I know) he has done a great job 🙂
    I realise this question has been asked, but when will the next part of the game be available for downloading. The first part was so good!! I’m getting through it too fast haha 🙂
    Thank yoooooou

  • meeks

    June 13th, 2010 - 2:53pm

    love the game but im stuck on the part where you have to find the beam distributor 🙂

  • James Stoneley

    June 13th, 2010 - 2:26pm

    I just want to say hi to Matt and a big well done to the team who made the game. I know this is probrabley a bit late, but, welcome to Doctor Who Matt. 🙂

  • Sarah

    June 12th, 2010 - 4:30pm

    Ah, I’m in love with this game 😀 I feel really guilty when I get them killed, though, seeing as I love the Doctor and Amy quite a lot now that I’ve got into the series after David left.
    Glad to know they’re just as good at voice acting as they are at real acting (aka, they’re flipping amazing (‘: )
    ♥ all the doctor who team who made this, espewcially Matt and Karen and I can’t wait for tomorrow x3

  • caisin

    June 12th, 2010 - 2:39pm

    awsome game cant wait for next episode!!!

  • doctor fan

    June 10th, 2010 - 4:12pm

    iv completed it yes at the end its funny because the daleks are mad with there fire :))

  • doctor fan

    June 10th, 2010 - 4:09pm

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • ae41

    June 7th, 2010 - 9:22pm

    when will the next doctor who game episode be out?

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