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Published on March 6th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Torchwood Game on the Cards

Ready for a digital Captain Jack Harkness? Hidden away in an interview about the upcoming Doctor Who MMO game World’s in Time from Three Rings comes the sort of denial that says “yes, we’re developing a Torchwood game”.

Robert Nashak is Executive VP of Digital Entertainment at BBC Worldwide andit was his very lips that uttered (or perhaps fingers that typed; or his PA’s fingers…) the following words when asked about a Torchwood video game:

I can only say that it is always our goal at BBC Worldwide to do as much possible to extend the experience for our viewers wherever it makes sense. TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY is going to blow everyone’s minds. That much I can say for now.

It’s one of those non-denials that say “we’re developing something, it’s sensitive” and given the number of fingers in the Torchwood pie – BBC Wales, BBC Worldwide, Starz – this should come as no surprise.

The question is, what sort of game is coming? Torchwood is one game that gives the player the chance to run around shooting things, something that a Doctor Who or Sarah Jane title just couldn’t. Throw in Captain Jack Harkness’ indestructible nature, there is no reason why BBC Worldwide shouldn’t be thinking bigger than some of their other recent partners and going hell for leather with an out and out shooter such in the Half Life 2 mold, or even Duke Nukem…

…yeah, an omnisexual but slightly less violent take on Duke Nukem. That sums up Captain Jack Harkness pretty much…

(With thanks to Big Download‘s John Callaham)

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About the Author

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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