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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 www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho

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.

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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 www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho 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.

source www.mcvuk.com


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58 comments

  • (look down tis is the same one)

    December 9th, 2010 - 8:56pm

    16 days left yyyyyyyyes

  • cyberlek

    December 9th, 2010 - 5:41pm

    cool :mrgrren: 😆

  • Anonymous

    December 6th, 2010 - 8:25pm

    a bout time lol

  • doctor who mania 321

    December 6th, 2010 - 8:07pm

    IM GONNA DOWNLOAD IT ON BOXING DAY OR 27TH DECEMBER CUZ I CANT GO ON THE COMPUTER ON CHRISTMAS DAY

  • doctor who mania 321

    December 6th, 2010 - 8:05pm

    I KNOW THIS ISN’T RELATING TO IT BUT CORINATION STREET HAS BEEN AROUND FOR 50 YEARS AND ARE SHOWING THE FIRST EVER EPISODE BUT I THINK THEY SHOULD DO THE DOCTOR WHO EVERY SINGLE EPISODE EVER FROM MONDAY 7:00 – 9:05 THE SHOULD DO THE FIRST EVER EPISODE AND TUESDAY 4:00 – 11:00 THEY SHOULD DO A FEW MORE EPISODES AND SO ON UNTIL THE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

  • cyberman2

    December 5th, 2010 - 5:58pm

    I THINK THE VASHTA NERADA ARE GOING TO BE WEARING DIVER SUITS BECAUSE REMEMBER ON THE 2ND ADVENTURE GAME THE DR AND AMY LANDED UNDERWATER

  • Anonymous

    December 5th, 2010 - 3:51pm

    come on
    20 day left yyyyyyyyes!

  • Mark Anderson

    December 4th, 2010 - 10:13pm

    To be fair, if you take “old” to mean “classic” then it’s still only two of four with “old” monsters. However, I thought the same thing – 3 and 4 were going to feature someone we haven’t seen before.

  • Totty

    December 4th, 2010 - 8:26pm

    Feels like 20 months ago that Episode 3 came out, why can’t be sooner….

  • sausageroll

    December 4th, 2010 - 5:51pm

    cant wate 4 this y didnt they release it sooner also i thought the third and fourth adventure games were meant to have new aliens 🙂

  • who fan4ever

    December 4th, 2010 - 10:17am

    well long story short.
    i completed city of the daleks and blood of the cybermen BUT my laptop didnt have enough memory to complete the TARDIS one so i got halfway through and it would crash so i bought a pc but it isnt running yet so by christmas it will be and we are all happy.
    i like to post long posts

  • doctorwhofan33

    December 3rd, 2010 - 7:06pm

    ive already downloaded the oter three and cant WAIT!

  • Raving Dr Who Maniac!

    December 3rd, 2010 - 8:22am

    🙂 🙂 Im gonna get it! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • terriermon

    December 3rd, 2010 - 2:22am

    omg they really cant be bothered to create new monsters can they!!??

  • Chris666eden

    December 2nd, 2010 - 10:39pm

    @Doctor who mania 321

    http://www.youtube.com/SpiderDalek94

  • The Pandorica

    December 2nd, 2010 - 8:09pm

    This would be scary if it were happening to you in real life because you wouldn’t be able to see the shadows properly because of the water ripples.

  • Doctor who mania 321

    December 2nd, 2010 - 6:28pm

    that was for Chris666eden’s

  • Doctor who mania 321

    December 2nd, 2010 - 6:27pm

    can you send a link to your youtube account please

  • calum

    December 2nd, 2010 - 6:06pm

    i cant belive it, there are two doctor who christmas specials…

    doctor who: a christmas carol (real live actors)

    and

    doctor who the adventure games: shadows of the vashta nerada (computer characters)

    i cant wait to see both of them.

  • the Strategist

    December 2nd, 2010 - 5:33pm

    so it is following on from TARDIS…

  • santa who is playing the adventure game

    December 2nd, 2010 - 4:55pm

    i wish it was today i am going to play my own adventure GAME

  • C@A

    December 2nd, 2010 - 4:09pm

    Woah, never expected Vashta Narada, sounds awesome! …but they said only the first two featured old monsters.

  • king gerbil

    December 2nd, 2010 - 4:05pm

    this souds fantastic like all the others-but i cant pla them :_(

  • Chris666eden

    December 2nd, 2010 - 3:45pm

    @jy97drwhomad

    Yes I Have Im Now SpiderDalek94 😀

  • jy97drwhomad

    December 2nd, 2010 - 3:32pm

    @chris666eden have you got a new utube channel yet? i loved your videos.

  • Holy

    December 2nd, 2010 - 2:10pm

    This is the best news i’ve heard all day! I now REALLY can’t wait until xmas day!!!

  • tc

    December 2nd, 2010 - 1:10pm

    i didn’t expect the vashta nerada to appear again. CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!

  • Chris666eden

    December 2nd, 2010 - 12:31pm

    This Is A GREAT Announcement! 🙂 Now We Have The Christmas Carol Special, Loads Of Extra Features On The Doctor Who Website AND The Next Adventure Game Which Sounds REALLY Cool. I Never Saw The Vashta Nerada Coming As A Monster In The Adventure Games. I Thought It Would Be Sontarans Or Something But This Has Shocked Me To The Extent That I Generally CANT WAIT. Im A BIG Murray Gold Fan And A New Adventure Game Means MORE OF MURRAYS EXCELLENT MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAY

  • Doctor who the adventure games

    December 2nd, 2010 - 12:22pm

    COOL i must get that thing

  • dalekdrone

    December 2nd, 2010 - 11:40am

    cool i need download that

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