The Doctor, Amy are making there way to cyber space – The Adventure Games are four original “interactive episodes”, which will be made available for free from bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.
These four new adventures will take the form of downloadable computer games available for PC and Mac, in which players assume control of The Doctor and Amy as they embark on new adventures which complement the new TV series.
The games are being developed by Sumo Digital, one of the UK’s best game designers. Stories and scripts are by Phil Ford (co-writer Doctor Who – Waters Of Mars) and James Moran (Severance, Torchwood Children Of Earth).
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan have been digitally recreated in-game, and have provided full voice-overs. Music has been provided by TV series composer Murray Gold. An additional cast will portray original characters and classic enemies.
“Children don’t just watch Doctor Who, they join in. They make up games, invent their monsters, create their own stories,” says Steven Moffat, executive producer, Doctor Who. “Now, there’s something else – now, they can be The Doctor in brand-new episodes. Doctor Who – The Adventure Games will offer fans of The Doctor a unique opportunity to enter his world, face his challenges and grapple with his deadliest foes.
The first episode of Doctor Who – The Adventure Games will be available to download for PC and Mac from bbc.co.uk/doctorwho in June 2010. Its title will be revealed at a special press event on 21 April in Sheffield.