Missing the downloadable content from the BBC website that made previous series of Doctor Who such an engaging success? Why not try Doctor Who â€“ The Adventure Games?
Wouldn’t it be great to see the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond starring in some interactive adventures on your PC or Mac?
Well get ready – the Doctor, Amy and some of Doctor Who‘s most iconic monsters will be making a journey from TV to home computers, as the BBC unveils Doctor Who â€“ The Adventure Games, 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 interactive episodes are executive produced by Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis and Anwen Aspden (BBC Wales Interactive), alongside Charles Cecil, one of videogaming’s most revered creators.
“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 â€“ now, they can be The Doctor in brand-new episodes. Doctor Who â€“ 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.
“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.”
The first episode of Doctor Who â€“ 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.
(With thanks to Robert)