Site Menu

July 21st, 2011 36 comments

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

New Adventure Game: The Explosive Details!

New Adventure Game: The Explosive Details!

From the official site

The new Adventure Game will be released October, 2011 and is called The Gunpowder Plot.

It’s the most ambitious Adventure Game to date and stars Matt Smith as the Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy and for the first time, Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams. This new, dazzlingly epic story gives you the chance to battle aliens in London, 1605. But as well as extra-terrestrial monsters, you’ll meet Guy Fawkes (visualisation above) and really get a feel for what was happening at this incendiary moment in Britain’s history. It’s your chance to virtually step back in time, chat to famous figures and participate in one of the most notorious plots the world has ever known.

We’re delighted to say that The Gunpowder Plot also sees the return of two old enemies… more about them soon! Right now we can confirm that this, the fifth Adventure Game, was written by Phil Ford (Doctor Who: The Adventure Games, The Sarah Jane Adventures and co-writer of The Waters of Mars) and produced by Gary Russell. The executive producers are Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis, Anwen Aspden and Charles Cecil.

The Gunpowder Plot will be the most advanced of the Adventure Games so far. Gamers will be able to play as the Doctor, Amy and Rory, exploring the immersive environments of this historic period. The adventure will feature multi-linear gameplay, even more sophisticated puzzles, and a complex lighting system specifically designed to recreate the atmosphere of 17th Century London. And for the very first time, the introduction of portal technology will enable gamers to experience for themselves that the TARDIS really is bigger on the inside…

To accompany the game, BBC Learning will be offering teachers an online resource pack containing unique, downloadable assets to support History and Literacy in the classroom. And in the adventure itself you’ll be meeting not just the main figures from the plot, but everyday Londoners who lived through an exciting, dangerous and fascinating era.

The Adventure Games have received over 2.6 million download requests since the launch of the first adventure, City of the Daleks, which SFX called ‘the best Who game to date.’ The series was a finalist at the Develop Awards and nominated at the Banff World Media Festival for Best Branded Entertainment.

As always, the Adventure Game will be free in the UK and we’ll be giving you more information soon. The Gunpowder Plot explodes in approximately three months time. It may not rhyme, but remember, remember… October!



  • king of whoniverse

    August 26th, 2011 - 4:36pm

    i think the sontarans and slitheen

  • Torchwood2011

    July 24th, 2011 - 5:28pm

    The recording session took place in London on Friday, 8th July, 2011.

    Friday morning and several members of the Doctor Who team are at The Moat recording studio, hunched over scripts and cups of strong coffee. It was an early start. Anwen Aspden, one of the Adventure Games’ Executive Producers, is discussing technical issues with producer Gary Russell who’ll be directing Matt Smith during the day’s session.

    It sounds a clich√© but the next Adventure Game will be the biggest and most ambitious yet. That’s exciting, of course, but whenever the bar is raised there’s always a chance it’ll trip you up, and so every detail is being examined and triple-checked. And no matter how much you plan a production, from a television episode to an Adventure Game, it only starts to really live when Matt and the rest of the actors speak their lines for the very first time.

    So, as last minute preparations are completed, the atmosphere is a mixture of excitement and anticipation.

    Matt arrives! Handshakes and hugs, then he sits down with Gary and they start quietly going through the script together. During a short break Matt checks out the artwork for the Adventure Game. The scale of this one is more impressive than the first four and even the artwork hints at this. ‘It’s beautiful,’ Matt comments, looking at some gorgeous images of locations and characters that will feature in the Game. ‘And those costumes… just beautiful.

  • UDWF1

    July 24th, 2011 - 11:13am

    TARDIS bigger on the inside? At last!

    • anthony

      July 24th, 2011 - 2:07pm

      what u mean or it isnt like tardis is it or can u play the tardis as u finish like open the dooors close and fly the tardis ?


    July 23rd, 2011 - 12:12pm

    Where is the Dalekanium Coil in the first adventue game? I can’t find it anywhere!


      July 23rd, 2011 - 5:15pm

      Anybody? Booboo, do you know?

    • booboo

      July 23rd, 2011 - 5:20pm

      There is a walk through here it should tell you


      July 23rd, 2011 - 6:53pm

      Thanks for replying Booboo, but pretty much straight after you did reply I found it! Thanks anyway, a walkthrough could come in handy later on in the game.

    • Anonymous

      July 23rd, 2011 - 9:57pm

      Booboo, you don’t by any chance know where I could find a walkthrough that tells you where to find all the collectibles because nowhere seems to have them (it appears all the guide writers gave up at 48 out of 50).

    • booboo

      July 23rd, 2011 - 10:06pm

      I dont sorry, Luke did ours but he doesn’t know either

    • anthony

      July 24th, 2011 - 2:10pm

      i only need 2 collectables and boo boo and a point out of 10 how stressing are the those mini puzzels there realy stressing and what vote and i cant find the last two should be on shaows they have a lot of corridors ans i think the last 2 are in the new games ?????????? are they and how good are they going to be and will they have the red bowtie and new costume amy new costume and well who cares for rory hes series 5 one or new ?

    • Anonymous

      July 24th, 2011 - 4:03pm

      Only the electric maze was really stressful.

    • DWTAG93

      July 14th, 2012 - 6:04pm

      if you want to know how to complete the adventure game with all 50 collectibles then check out my doctor who the adventure games walkthrough.

  • Intergalactic

    July 22nd, 2011 - 10:56am

    Two old enemies? In a video game! This is getting ridiculous.

    • anthony

      July 24th, 2011 - 2:11pm

      what are the enimes

  • Adam

    July 22nd, 2011 - 8:14am

    Im hoping it has ice warriours and The rani if thats possible

    • Intergalactic

      July 22nd, 2011 - 10:57am

      Highly unlikely. It is probably one from the new series from Series 1-4.

  • rabid frog

    July 22nd, 2011 - 7:43am

    gunna download in oct and play on 5th of november

    • anthony

      July 24th, 2011 - 2:12pm

      im the same it should of come out november just in time for bomb fire night and then have a next time trailer in the adventure games they would be giood if theyd do that


    July 22nd, 2011 - 6:49am

    I’ve never played The Adventure Games before, but I’ve downloaded all four on to my laptop to play over the summer holidays, which for me, starts at 1:30 today!!!

  • Me

    July 22nd, 2011 - 6:46am

    i think it could be the pyroviles in it as they are fire monsters and it’s to do with fire.

  • harold saxon

    July 21st, 2011 - 11:55pm

    wow,sounds really exciting,looking forward to this,these are great games!

    • anthony

      July 24th, 2011 - 2:13pm

      is this a new start to the new series 6 adventure games is it good or better than the old it shoul;d be called episode 1 new series 6 or not do u have an agrement or how would u discribe ?

  • Anonymous

    July 21st, 2011 - 10:57pm

    What are they on about? “October” does ryhme with “remember”, just not as much as “November” if that makes sense.

    • Time and Relative Dimensions in Space – TARDIS!!!

      July 22nd, 2011 - 5:46pm

      No October does not ryme with Remember!

    • Anonymous

      July 22nd, 2011 - 8:20pm

      It might just be my accent but both end with the sylable “ber”. With November they share the last two sylables but saying October does not rhyme with it is false.

  • Daryl

    July 21st, 2011 - 7:29pm

    i think the zygon,sea devils,silurians or sontarans i also think in one of them the cybermen will return because at the end where they were all frooze the cyber leader moved please coment

    • doctorwhocrazyfreak

      July 22nd, 2011 - 9:51am

      i agree allthough i havent seen the cyberleadermove

    • anthony

      July 24th, 2011 - 2:15pm

      that would be cool hope its not set the same base again and have more action less puzels how stressing out of a milliaon

  • crazy guy

    July 21st, 2011 - 5:13pm

    this sounds awesome dose anybody know who the monsters are and will there be another 3 adventure games

  • Steven :)

    July 21st, 2011 - 4:55pm

    I’m hoping this has Sontarans and Rutans in it.

    • tardistik

      July 21st, 2011 - 6:44pm

      thats pretty plausable considering it says two old enemies it would make sense for a come back from the two arch enemies

    • anthony

      July 24th, 2011 - 2:19pm

      sontarioans there be good

  • daveoboy97

    July 21st, 2011 - 4:55pm

    :O This sounds awesome!!!!

  • Anonymous

    July 21st, 2011 - 4:45pm

    october but when will all the others be released

  • Viathevoid

    July 21st, 2011 - 4:40pm

    EPIC. But i think they should release this on the 5th of November


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