The upcoming Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will kick off with City of the Daleks, the BBC have announced.
Taking the Doctor and Amy to the Dalek capital city of Kaalann, the game will be available to download on 5th June 2010
City of the Daleks is the first of four new adventures which take the form of downloadable computer games available for PC and Mac. This first episode will be available for free download from www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho on June 5th 2010.
The TARDIS materializes in 1963 â€“ and London is in ruins. The Daleks have seized control of time and the only chance of saving Earth lies in a desperate quest to Skaro, the Daleksâ€™ home planet â€“ before time catches up with Amy, the last survivor of the human race!
Written by Phil Ford (Doctor Who: Dreamland; Sarah Jane Adventures) and executive produced by Steven Moffat, episode one of Doctor Who: The Adventure Games is full of the TV showâ€™s celebrated mix of action, peril and humour. Players will help the Doctor and Amy on an epic new adventure in an original story which forms part of the current series, traversing time and space in a dazzling episode.
City of the Daleks features the new breed of Daleks which premiered on television in Saturdayâ€™s Victory of the Daleks. Nicholas Briggs provides the voice of the Daleks (he’s even invented a new voice specifically for the red Daleks!), alongside Matt Smith and Karen Gillan who recreate their roles as the Doctor and Amy.
â€œThis is quite a series opener,â€ says Phil Ford, writer, Doctor Who. â€œWe destroy London even before the credits role â€“ so you can only begin to imagine where we travel to from there. City of the Daleks is as big-budget as you can imagine: from London we head to Kaalann, the capital city of the Daleks, one constructed from pure anger and hate. And these new Daleks donâ€™t like to be messed with, so players are about to enjoy a new interactive episode which is as heart-pulsing as anything youâ€™ve seen before.â€
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games has 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 Anwen Aspden (BBC Wales Interactive), alongside Charles Cecil, one of videogamingâ€™s most revered creators. The games are being developed by Sumo Digital, one of the UKâ€™s best game designers.
Stories and scripts are from Phil Ford and James Moran (Severance, Torchwood Children of Earth). The project has been commissioned for BBC Online by the Vision Multiplatform team, headed up by Simon Nelson, and is being driven by BBC Wales Interactive.
We’ll have more news and features on Doctor Who: The Adventure Games between now and the June release of the first installment!