Site Menu

February 24th, 2011 39 comments

We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article.

Doctor Who multiplayer online game

BBC Worldwide and Three Rings join forces for first ever Doctor Who multiplayer online game

From The BBC Press office

Leading up to the San Francisco Game Developers Conference (GDC), BBC Worldwide today announced a major new partnership with game developer Three Rings to create BBC Worldwide’s first ever free-to-play multiplayer online game centered around the blockbuster drama television show, Doctor Who.

For the first time ever, players from around the world will be able to follow in the footsteps of the eccentric and brilliant Doctor by travelling through time and space, exploring new worlds and encountering many alien races, both friend and foe. Titled Doctor Who: Worlds in Time, the game allows players to enter the TARDIS and be set a challenge by the mysterious Time Lord to help him defend civilized culture against infamous Doctor Who enemies.

Robert Nashak, EVP Digital Entertainment at BBC Worldwide says, ” Doctor Who: Worlds in Time will be a free-to-play multiplayer online game that invites players to save the universe by using their wits to solve time-bending puzzles and pulse-pounding challenges. Three Rings is the ideal team for this groundbreaking creative partnership. Not only are they visionaries in the online gaming space, they are lifelong Doctor Who fans with a passion for delivering the level of quality that our players will expect and deserve.”

Daniel James, CEO Three Rings says, “Three Rings is delighted and honored to have the opportunity to create an online game based on Doctor Who. Our goal with ‘Words in Time’ is to capture the imaginative spirit and depth of the series, whilst being fun and easy to play for all ages.”

Doctor Who: Worlds in Time is developed to be both highly engaging and fun, allowing players to socialize and foster genuine cooperation, building a global community where fans worldwide will now be able to experience first hand the exciting action and adventure synonymous with Doctor Who. Development is well underway and is expected to launch later this year.

Doctor Who is one of BBC Worldwide’s flagship brands, and is increasingly popular around the globe. The program in its current incarnation has been sold to over 50 territories worldwide and debuted to a record audience on BBC America. The show has a proud award-winning history, with over 65 awards including BAFTA’s for Best Drama and Best Writer, and it also holds the Guinness World Record for Most Successful Sci-Fi show of all time. On top of this, the brand now has over 55 licensees signed in the UK alone. In 2010, Doctor Who Live played to over 130,000 fans across the UK, and the Doctor Who Experience just opened to fans at London’s Olympia. In 2010, the first ever Doctor Who gaming app, Doctor Who: Mazes of Time was released and featured as iPad ‘Game of the Week’ on launch as well as Doctor Who: The Adventure Games which is available for PC download.

Both BBC Worldwide and Three Rings will be available at the Game Developers Conference next week.



  • noah

    May 20th, 2015 - 1:41am

    what is the game i wanna play!

  • Robert

    July 20th, 2013 - 8:56am

    when it coming out I’m really excited?!

  • jason

    November 18th, 2011 - 4:42pm

    when is doctor who worlds in time going to be released

    • Zach

      June 14th, 2012 - 3:52pm

      This is a bit late but I think it is released now my name is stubbles whats yours?

    • Sadness

      September 20th, 2014 - 11:45pm

      It was closed down long ago


    November 8th, 2011 - 4:37pm



    November 8th, 2011 - 4:34pm

    I AM!

  • riece

    August 3rd, 2011 - 12:12pm

    Well I dont think that there is a Doctor Who online mulitiplayer game plus I’ll be waiting and if it dont come they lied so we will see if they do it i cant wait:)

  • Man

    June 1st, 2011 - 1:50pm

    This has gotta come soon or ill jump out my window =p

  • rabid forg

    April 28th, 2011 - 7:05pm

    does anyone think that this sounds alot like club penguin with the chalenges [field opps] and you can meet people [buddy lists] can you meet other people on their?

    • Doctor Who Merchandise Collector

      July 1st, 2011 - 6:22pm

      that is exactly what i thought. It sounds really cool. Cant wait for it to come out!

    • RYCBAR123

      July 21st, 2013 - 9:08pm

      Not hating, but by this logic, you could say it sounds like a lot of online games. Puzzle Pirates, for example, has challenges and missions and hearties (friends) 🙂

  • Who11th

    March 2nd, 2011 - 5:40pm

    Booboo do you know when this comes out? and is it goin to be on things like xbox 360?

  • 123abc

    February 28th, 2011 - 4:34pm

    will it be like a virtual world where you can do what you want

  • Year 2 Class 4 Lego

    February 26th, 2011 - 3:59pm

    im drinking my doctor who drink

    • coreypatrickwatts

      December 12th, 2011 - 6:45pm

      doctor who drink includind doctor who cup

    • ben ridgeway

      March 22nd, 2014 - 9:08pm

      good day docwhotor

  • Jak

    February 26th, 2011 - 11:19am

    when does it come out and is it like the adventure games?

    • jimbob

      April 14th, 2011 - 2:12pm

      when are this years adventure games coming out please reply!

    • Mr Master

      May 14th, 2011 - 6:12pm

      Are there going to be more adventure games?

    • doctordoctor

      September 12th, 2011 - 7:59pm

      Next Month

    • ben ridgeway

      March 22nd, 2014 - 9:09pm

      i wont to be the doctorwho

  • forever dalek 1323

    February 25th, 2011 - 7:08pm

    this is brilliant now all we need in online multiplayer between dalek or cyberman then the game would start to get really interesting

    • coreypatrickwatts

      December 12th, 2011 - 6:44pm

      how would you be able to finish the game if it is between daleks and cybermen

  • Year 1 Class 4 Lego

    February 25th, 2011 - 11:48am

    the worids of time pc adventure game series 2 ep 1
    three ringss ep 2

  • Yukari

    February 25th, 2011 - 1:24am

    how will i be to get this?

  • Shanti

    February 24th, 2011 - 10:20pm

    Just when I said I hate online multiplayer games. But…I think this time I’ll make the exception. It better be better than the Wii game. It will be. Nothing can be that awful.

  • crazy guy

    February 24th, 2011 - 7:33pm

    awsome this is going to be great. the adventure games are epic can this
    be better

    • coreypatrickwatts

      December 12th, 2011 - 6:47pm

      i agree

    • ben ridgeway

      March 22nd, 2014 - 9:12pm

      sarh jane good

  • biggestdoctorwhofanever!

    February 24th, 2011 - 6:52pm

    would it be an online game or a download like doctor who: the adventure games?

    please tipe back,


    • booboo

      February 24th, 2011 - 6:57pm

      would it be an online game or a download like doctor who: the adventure games?

      this is all the info there is at the moment

    • ben ridgeway

      March 22nd, 2014 - 9:14pm

      is a good game i ick drwho as well

  • bob Andrews

    February 24th, 2011 - 5:47pm

    when will the come

  • Year 1 Class 4 Lego

    February 24th, 2011 - 5:20pm

    series 2 of the doctor who adventure games

  • Peter

    February 24th, 2011 - 4:05pm

    I cant wait to get more info on this, multi player to

  • Bob

    February 24th, 2011 - 4:03pm

    Sound terrific, just what the Doctor Ordered

  • Dave Harrington

    February 24th, 2011 - 4:00pm

    OMG !!!! This is what Iv been waiting for 🙂

  • C@A

    February 24th, 2011 - 4:00pm

    I’m really not very interested in MMOs.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By clicking submit you agree to our terms and conditions (below), we reserve the right to edit or delete inappropriate messages.

Comment rules

The Doctor Who site welcomes constuctive comments related to the news article in question. Links posted in comments may not be displayed. We reserve the right to delete or edit any post entirely at our discretion. If you leave unacceptable comments your IP address will be banned and reported

Click here to read full comments terms and conditions