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Shadows of the Vashta Nerada – Pictures

Shadows of the Vashta Nerada

This Christmas Day, Doctor Who fans are in for an extra special treat, as the BBC will release the fourth and final episode in this series of the ground-breaking Doctor Who: The Adventure Games immediately following the BBC One and BBC HD broadcast of the Christmas special.

The game will be available for UK households on PC and Mac as a free download from the Doctor Who website

Entitled ‘Shadows of the Vashta Nerada’, this fourth episode sees the first appearance of Steven Moffat’s brilliantly original monsters since their debut in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead.




Executive produced by Steven Moffat and written by Doctor Who writer Phil Ford (Shadows of Mars, Torchwood), the game sees the return of Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in digital form – as the Doctor and Amy face their biggest adventure yet.

Kicking off immediately following the cliff-hanger ending of episode three, Shadows of the Vashta Nerada sees The Doctor and Amy materialise just south of London (and about a 1000 miles to the left) inside an aquatic sea-bed colony called Poseidon. The game features a breath-taking plot which surrounds a real-world conspiracy – and, of course, takes place at Christmas.

“We’ve gone all-out for the season finale,” says Steven Moffat, executive producer Doctor Who. “Shadows of the Vashta Nerada takes place entirely underwater – something which would be impossible for the TV series, as water is so expensive. It’s thrilling, terrifying, educational and fun. Just steer clear of those shadows…”

The Doctor Who: The Adventure Games have 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 with 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 from Phil Ford (co-writer Doctor Who ‘Waters of Mars’) and James Moran (Doctor Who, Torchwood Children of Earth). The project has been commissioned for BBC Online by Victoria Jaye, Head of Fiction and Entertainment Multiplatform Commissioning , and Sarah Clay, Multiplatform Commissioner for Drama.

Shadows of the Vashta Nerada will be available simultaneously on PC and Mac from the Doctor Who website on Christmas Day. The game will be available for no extra cost to UK households. Users outside the UK will be able to purchase and download it on the same date – details will be put on the Doctor Who website.

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will return in 2011.




  • the doctor

    July 17th, 2012 - 3:24am

    i beat the game on the 18th and i started on the 16th

  • cybermat6

    March 26th, 2011 - 4:05pm

    i completed that epesode

  • the great year 2 class 4 lego

    February 2nd, 2011 - 2:42pm

    i like playing doctor who but now its the flanel part of my doctor who episode because im playing call of duty black ops.

  • The Adventure Games

    December 23rd, 2010 - 8:19pm

    This game is so cool! I have downloaded and completed the game on my first day.

  • Morgan

    December 22nd, 2010 - 12:12pm

    Its Now Out On

    good luck

  • de379

    December 22nd, 2010 - 11:41am

    hello i last commented on this site in september and now theres a lot of cool things going on so i thourt id come back and its AMAZING

  • plumbs

    December 20th, 2010 - 12:57pm

    wow the photos look awesome

  • Joe

    December 19th, 2010 - 1:35pm

    Looks cool i might download

  • doctor stu

    December 18th, 2010 - 5:25pm


  • findabin

    December 17th, 2010 - 8:36pm

    wow i cant wait i only do the start of the adventur games then i got you tube to wach the rest


    December 17th, 2010 - 7:11pm

    When will this (and TARDIS) be released in the States?

  • biggestdoctorwhofanever!

    December 17th, 2010 - 6:42pm

    1st comment for username! put DOCTOR WHO ROCKS! if you want to download this game!

  • bouncingdalek

    December 15th, 2010 - 8:43pm

    well i was gonna tell you all that was going to happen anyway 9 days till santa taxe off

  • bow ties are cool

    December 15th, 2010 - 4:24pm

    go on the dr who web site there’s new clips of the christmas specail

  • weirdo

    December 15th, 2010 - 2:33pm

    Whens it out? what date pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssss!

    did you not read it christmas day

  • Genesis Davros

    December 15th, 2010 - 12:02pm

    I think its been confirmed that there is going to be a second set of Adventure Games next year.

  • naomi

    December 14th, 2010 - 10:26pm

    the dr who game loooks way cool and it has the skalten charchers in it the do see them befor in the larbrey


    December 14th, 2010 - 9:33pm


  • The Pandorica

    December 14th, 2010 - 8:41pm

    Those new Vashta Nerada look scary ❗

  • tardisidea

    December 14th, 2010 - 4:28pm

    i just found out its amazing so can’t wait till xmas day looks awsome well who cares about pressies you could play with after rather then being bord.- but i do have to agree with you they should realse this now’
    then next year when series 6 comes out they could realise another 4 but with new suit with red bowtie and tweed coat also have rory in one or two of them ‘.

    are you hopping theres no pussels on this 1 its so anoying hope they don’t so sressingat and agetateing’ but apart from that there fine’

    ‘i’ve got some news aswel few months ago i replide to the bbc saying how can we make this easier so i said how about scattering lods of cheat cads,simplfie cards to have options on the pussels make it easier case i hate all to gether !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so hopeing that theye’ll do that@’

    ”what do you think ??????????????’

  • superdalek

    December 14th, 2010 - 4:14pm

    Those Vashta Nerada skeletons, at first I thought they were Cybermen. This looks really cool. It’s out on christmas day. (smile)

  • daleksupreme

    December 14th, 2010 - 3:57pm

    Whens it out? what date pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssss! 🙂

  • weirdo

    December 14th, 2010 - 2:49pm

    my laptop dosen’t play the adventure games that well so i haven’t completed the first three and if it continues then i don’t know if ill get it i like the ds game i have more

  • jake

    December 12th, 2010 - 9:36am

    Cool Shadows Of The Vashta Nerada Adveture Game I Think The Game On The Adveture Games Will Be The Vashta Nerada Or Santa The Lastst Game From The Adveture Games

  • cyberman1,000,000,000

    December 11th, 2010 - 7:09pm

    i’m going to 2 presents one pokemon soul silver and shadow of the Vashta Nerada to download

  • adam

    December 11th, 2010 - 12:42pm

    may not download it till janary 2011

  • bandboy

    December 10th, 2010 - 6:57pm

    I can’t wait for the last adventure game!!! It will be wicked and awsome and Doctor whooiiieee!!!
    I love the vashta narada they’re just so creepy with such a mystery to them

  • weirdo

    December 10th, 2010 - 5:15pm

    bad day to relase it because everyone will be playing with their presents and watching a christmas carol so they won’t get time to play it it should come out now for christmas because it will take longer than a day to comlete it and on boxing day or the rest of the month it wouldn’t be that fun to play after christmas

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