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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!



  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Anonymous

    July 24th, 2011 - 4:03pm

    Only the electric maze was really stressful.

  • anthony

    July 24th, 2011 - 2:19pm

    sontarioans there be good

  • 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

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