Shadows Of The Vashta Nerada

Good news for PC and Intel-powered Apple Mac users – a fourth installment of Doctor Who: The Adventure Games is set for release on Christmas Day!

That’s right, Doctor Who fans are in for an extra special treat as the BBC releases what will be the final episode in this series video games, available to download from the BBC’s Official Doctor Who website (

In Shadows Of The Vashta Nerada, fans will get to encounter Steven Moffat’s brilliantly original monsters first “seen” in 2008’s Silence In The Library/Forest Of The Dead.

Written by Phil Ford (Waters Of Mars, Torchwood), the game sees the Doctor and Amy (voiced by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan )materialise just south of London (and about a 1,000 miles to the left) inside an aquatic sea-bed colony called Poseidon. The game features a breath-taking plot which surrounds a real-world conspiracy – and, of course, takes place at Christmas.

“We’ve gone all-out for the season finale,” says Steven Moffat. “Shadows Of The Vashta Nerada takes place entirely underwater – something which would be impossible for the TV series, as water is so expensive. It’s thrilling, terrifying, educational and fun. Just steer clear of those shadows…”

As with previous instalments, Shadows Of The Vashta Nerada is developed by Sumo Digital, one of the UK’s best game designers and will be available simultaneously on PC and Mac from the Doctor Who website ( on Christmas Day. The game will be available for no extra cost to UK households. Users outside the UK will be able to purchase and download it on the same date – details will be put on the Doctor Who website.

A new series of Doctor Who – The Adventure Games will commence in 2011.

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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