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Published on June 22nd, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

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Torchwood: Web of Lies App

BBC Worldwide and Starz announced today the production of an interactive app tied to Torchwood: Miracle Day. The app, titled Torchwood: Web of Lies, will feature 10, three-minute motion comic narratives providing clues to Torchwood: Miracle Day. The app and first motion comic narrative will be available for download on iTunes prior to the premiere of Torchwood: Miracle Day – produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, airing this summer in the UK on BBC One and in the U.S. on Starz.  Additional narratives and games will be available for download following each week’s broadcast transmission.

Torchwood: Web of Lies is an episodic interactive experience for iOS that fuses together motion comic and gameplay elements to tell an original and digitally exclusive Torchwood story.  Players will participate in a parallel storyline to Torchwood: Miracle Day that includes lead characters Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper – voiced by John Barrowman and Eve Myles.

Torchwood: Web of Lies runs alongside weekly premieres of Torchwood: Miracle Day, providing fans with a way to engage in the world of Torchwood between episodes.  It reveals a past day in the lives of Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper – a day they’ve both forgotten.  The events of that day fuel a modern day conspiracy-laced treasure hunt, as Holly Mokri, voiced by Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Buffy The Vampire Slayer), labors to uncover the secrets of Miracle Day. Each week a new episode unlocks, allowing players to access another piece of original motion comic narrative and game which ties into and extends plot developments of the show, as well as providing new twists in its own narrative.

The first narrative and game will be released promotionally and the remaining nine can be purchased inside the app in packs of three, each for 59p.  A special bundle for all 10 narratives and game can be purchased for £1.79

Developed by BBC Worldwide Productions and BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games, Torchwood: Web of Lies is written by Torchwood: Miracle Day writers Jane Espenson and Ryan Scott. The motion comic and app is published by BBC Worldwide, with Double Barrel (Tron: Legacy) producing the motion comic and Powerful Robot (Green Lantern) producing the app.

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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+.




2 Responses to Torchwood: Web of Lies App

  1. avatar YorkshireNed says:

    Oh for chuck’s sake! When will the BBC pull their heads out of Steve Job’s lower intestine?

  2. avatar ChrisL says:

    A potentially enjoyable extra that will be of no use to British viewers.

    Yet again, British licence fee payers miss out thanks to the incompetent BBC who refuse to pull their fingers out and find a slot in their schedule to air the bloody show.

    This app will be useless to us – thanks again Auntie!

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