Doctor Who fans the world over will be once again be taking the Doctor and Amy on further adventures across time and space, as the BBC confirms that its ground-breaking Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will return in 2011, bigger and better than ever.
Over 1.6 million download requests have been made across the first three episodes – City of the Daleks, Blood of the Cybermen and TARDIS – while the final episode in this first series is set to be released later this year and will take players to a whole new world as the Doctor and Amy face one of executive producer and show-runner Steven Moffat’s most original creations…
The 2011 collection of games will once again be executive produced by the BBC Wales TV series team of Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis, along with Anwen Aspden (BBC Wales Interactive), with work continued by leading British videogame developer Sumo Digital. As with the 2010 episodes of the game, the 2011 series of Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will be considered canon, and form an integral part of the Eleventh Doctor’s second series.
Series two promises to be bigger, better and more spectacular than ever:
Given the success of the first series, we’d be daft not to recomission,” says Simon Nelson, head of multiplatform in vision, BBC. “But it’s not just about the numbers; the feedback we’ve had has been overwhelmingly positive. Our audience has been introduced to a new form of drama – and, for many, these have been the first computer games they have downloaded.
We’ve set new standards in audience participation – and we think we’ve really helped push the concept of families actively playing together. I can’t wait to see what the team does next.
Meanwhile, episode four of series one of Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will be available made for download from the BBC website at no additional cost to UK licence fee payers later in the year, with a release on Direct2Drive expected around the same time for international gamers.