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Doctor Who Worlds in Time in Open Preview

Doctor Who: Worlds in Time in Open Preview

From BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games today announced the open preview launch of Doctor Who: Worlds in Time, the new browser-based, free-to-play multiplayer online game. Developed in partnership with Three Rings, an award-winning developer of persistent online worlds, such as Puzzle Pirates and Spiral Knights, the game is the first-ever multiplayer game based on the Doctor Who television series.

Beginning today at Doctor Who fans and gamers everywhere can enjoy the mystery and community of Doctor Who: Worlds in Time, which draws on the rich mythology, locations and excitement of the beloved television show.

“Our goal with Doctor Who: Worlds in Time is to expand engagement with the immensely popular Doctor Who brand and allow fans to deeply immerse themselves in that universe,” said Robert Nashak, executive vice president, BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games. “The game’s multiple worlds, its varied, wonderful characters and monsters, and changing story arcs will appeal to both Doctor Who fans and casual gamers alike.”

Doctor Who: Worlds in Time is designed for devotees of the show looking for a quick pick-up-and-play game, and life-long gamers and sci-fi enthusiasts seeking increased social engagement. Players choose among four races and endless possible character combinations to create their avatars. They can join together in missions identified by the mysterious Time Lord to defend civilization by undertaking interventions against infamous villains bent on creating chaos and destruction in the universe. Throughout the game, players will explore deep immersive worlds (e.g., Skaro, Messaline, The Library and New New York) featuring iconic monsters (e.g., Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels), delivering the authentic experience of being part of the Doctor Who realm.

“As a huge Doctor Who fan, the chance to develop this game with BBC Worldwide was a dream opportunity,” said Daniel James, CEO of Three Rings Design, Inc. “We’ve worked to provide Doctor Who fans an experience that matches the quality and imagination of the TV show, and a forum to introduce casual gamers to this remarkable world with an experience accessible to players of all levels.”

While the game is free-to-play, revenue is generated through micro-transactions. Players can enhance their experience and accelerate their progress in the game through the purchase of Chronons, which will help them to complete missions, customize their avatars, build new contraptions and more.

Doctor Who, one of BBC Worldwide’s flagship brands, is the longest-running science fiction series in the world. It’s the story of the Doctor, the mysterious traveller in time and space, who has saved the universe so very many times. The Doctor is a Time Lord, one of a legendary race of powerful beings whose job it is to observe and record, but never interfere. The Christmas Special, “The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe,” will be shown at 8 p.m. on BBC One in the UK on Christmas Day.

Doctor Who: Worlds in Time will launch commercially in the first quarter of 2012.



  • spwiaoch

    July 23rd, 2013 - 4:47pm






  • Anonymous

    January 4th, 2012 - 7:07pm

    Can someone help me on cyrystal caverns i have more than 3 shards it goes on FOREVER! Please help!

  • Bigger on the Inside

    December 28th, 2011 - 10:29am

    Is this the full game or is it still the preview???
    If it is the preview when is the full game on and will we have to re register?
    Also when I play how do I get money, stars and energy and I have some people following me and helping me thet the doctor says he found so are these other players or not?

  • silentdoctor

    December 27th, 2011 - 3:36pm

    When I made my acount it said I had to pay for it my mum says that she wont pay for it although i really wanted to play AAARRGHH!!!!!

  • dr who fan 4 ever

    December 24th, 2011 - 6:02pm

    this is the best game ever

  • tardistik

    December 23rd, 2011 - 8:58pm

    Does anyone know how to increase the star thing? I haven’t got any left and i wanna do more missions

  • tardistik

    December 23rd, 2011 - 8:57pm

    for things for your room go to your room and then click the little button in the bottom right hand corner then there are some tabs you can choose from and then you can buy items
    for clothes click the little button with a stickman in the bottom left corner and then click go to shop, you can then try on and buy items of clothing

  • John Locke

    December 23rd, 2011 - 2:38pm

    Same here.

  • The doctor

    December 23rd, 2011 - 2:19pm

    TARDISTik is right it doesnt look that bad. Also i need help to get past crystal caverns – it goes on forever!!

  • The doctor

    December 23rd, 2011 - 2:18pm

    Um. It might be or it might not be. i dont know.

  • The doctor

    December 23rd, 2011 - 2:17pm

    Nine now says failed to logon! What is happening?

  • xylok emperor

    December 23rd, 2011 - 11:24am

    the validation link won’t activate my account
    i could shout

  • silurian44

    December 22nd, 2011 - 11:56pm

    i got some money (you know those star things) but i dont know how to buy things help

  • doctor 2011

    December 22nd, 2011 - 10:42pm

    thanks for ur help ill start going back on 🙂
    ps merry christmas


    December 22nd, 2011 - 9:46pm

    It’s not that bad!


    December 22nd, 2011 - 9:43pm

    I used the one I use on this site

  • hayden7257

    December 22nd, 2011 - 8:41pm

    its chriiiiiiiissssstmmmaaaaaassss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:smile:

  • the doctor

    December 22nd, 2011 - 8:19pm

    Mine says authentication error what does it mean?

  • the doctor

    December 22nd, 2011 - 8:13pm

    i think it is your email

  • Commander Strax

    December 22nd, 2011 - 6:32pm

    made me sad because i was looking forard to it 😥

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