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Published on August 5th, 2010 | by Andrew Reynolds

Doctor Who @ Gamecitynights

Gamers in Nottingham were given a treat when Executives behind Doctor Who: The Adventure Games popped in for a Q&A at the annual Gamecitynights event.

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - Blood of the CybermenA panel consisting of BBC Interactive executive producer Anwen Aspden, writer James Moran (The Fires of Pompeii)  and designer Charles Cecil (Broken Sword, Beneath a Steel Sky) chaired questions about how the games came about, writing and Cybermen.

The panel were reticent to share anything about the upcomming third episode, which is set to feature a brand new monster excluisve to the game.

GameCityNights have published a handy ‘ten things we learnt’ guide to the evening:

  1. The plural of TARDIS is TARDISs
  2. The in-game Cybermen came very close to having eyeballs
  3. The Master = nasty Timelord, nice cocktail
  4. Those Rhino guys are the Judoon
  5. The Adventure Games have been downloaded over 1,000,000 times!
  6. Sumo Games’ pitch demo companion was Lily Allen
  7. Those extra doors in the TARDIS console room are there for a reason
  8. Absolutely nothing about Episode 3

You may be wondering about  ‘The Master’ Cocktail, well after the panel had served up a health doss of chat, Doctor Who themed cocktails were served- here’s a handy list of all of them to get you bladdered Time Lord style:

Sonic Screwdriver

Midori melon liquer, lemon juice and sugar shaken over ice.


Light rum, peach schnapps, blue curaçao and lemon juice topped with lemonade.

The Master

Light rum, vodka, lemon juice, triple sec, Plymouth gin and suger topped with coke.

Gallifreyan Sunrise

Tequila, orange juice and a dash of grenadine.

The event held at Antenna, Nottingham also featured new games by developers GL Peas , Retro Remakes and Nerf Games and a Doctor Who themed game of Consequence; where teams had to write one sentence of a Who story, cover it and then pass it on to a team mate to write the next one.

The event was chaired by Simon Byron of podcast series One Life Left.

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games are developed by Sumo Digital and are available free from the BBC Website .

(Via PlatformOnline)


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

4 Responses to Doctor Who @ Gamecitynights

  1. avatar mrpaddy says:

    Who-themed drinks were severed? Sounds painful.

    • Indeed it does! Well spotted mrpaddy, correction made.

  2. avatar MattBova says:

    I will now be preparing each one of these drinks this weekend.

    Has anyone else tried the drinks? How are they?

  3. avatar 23skidoo says:

    I don’t suppose anyone brought up the topic of the fact Mac users outside the UK are being shafted regarding the new games? Rather than drink recipes I’d much rather have a statement saying “We’re using another provider for the Mac version” or “We gave Direct 2 Drive a spanking and they’ve agreed to make the Mac version available as of next Tuesday”, etc.

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