Thursday, 8 April 2010

The Adventure Games & Pictures

The BBC have finally unveiled details on four brand new interactive games, all starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as The Doctor and Amy. The four interactive games are being described as four extra episodes to Series 5.

On of the three Executive Producers, Piers Wenger says: “There aren’t 13 episodes of Doctor Who this year, there are 17!” Excluding the Christmas special, obviously. The Doctor and Amy will encounter some of Doctor Who's most iconic and memorable aliens and villains in Doctor Who: The Adventure Games. The games are also being described as proper, bona-fide 2-hour episodes which are even being written by two Doctor Who and Torchwood writers, Phil Ford and James Moran.

Players will have to just download the interactive episodes for free from the official BBC website to take control of The Doctor and Amy and their adventures.

Steven Moffat certainly sounds confident about this new foray into gaming: “Children don’t just watch Doctor Who – they join in. They make up games, invent their monsters, create their own stories,” says the the Head Writer and Exec Producer. “Now, there’s something else – now they can be the Doctor in brand new episodes. Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will offer fans a unique opportunity to enter his world, face his challenges and grapple with his deadliest foes. By developing these games alongside the new TV series, we’ve been able to weave exciting narrative strands with the very finest game design to create a new kind of Doctor Who, which can be enjoyed by the whole family.”

Piers Wenger continued, “Everything you see and experience within the game is part of the Doctor Who universe, we’ll be taking you to places you’ve only ever dreamed about seeing, including locations impossible to create on television.”

Simon Nelson, Head of BBC Multiplatform in Vision, continues: “A few years ago we couldn’t have dreamt of commissioning such an innovative form of drama. By integrating the creation of these ‘interactive episodes’ with the development of the TV series, we’ve been able to create amazing two-hour dramas in which you control the action. We’ve all imagined what it would be like to come face-to-face with some of the universe’s most terrifying monsters; now viewers can find out for themselves. Establishing new forms of drama is exactly what the BBC should be doing. By aiming these ‘interactive episodes’ at the broad audience of TV show – unique in British television, in that it encompasses at least three generations – we’re aiming to encourage the family to gather round the PC or Mac in the same way they do the television. Driving computer literacy is a keystone of the BBC’s public service remit and we expect Doctor Who: The Adventure Games to be hugely popular.

“Only the BBC could produce such an innovative slice of new drama. We’re offering two-hour original Doctor Who episodes to production standards on a par with the TV series, working with the very best creatives within the UK. We’re hugely proud of Doctor Who: The Adventure Games, which will establish new standards in interactive drama and allow families the country over to enjoy Doctor Who stories in unique and innovative ways.”

The titles for the four interactive episodes have not yet been revealed, but the title of the first is expected to be announced at a press conference for the game on April 21st.

The four interactive Doctor Who: The Adventure Games episodes will be available to download for free some time in June 2010 from the BBC Doctor Who official website and will be compatible for both PC and Mac.

> BBC Doctor Who official website

What are your thoughts on this? Will you download these games?
Please comment.


  1. This looks amazing, the graphics look superb!

  2. graphics fine for a free game
    i'll download them as soon as they're out - REALLY looking forward to these canon 'shows'


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