Published on July 27th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds
The Gunpowder Plot
Remember, Remember…some time in October? Okay, it isn’t as incendiary as another famous rhyme about heeding a warning about plotting Regicide but it is the month when blasting out of the BBC Doctor Who website comes the next Doctor Who: The Adventure Game- The Gunpowder Plot!
Following on from the first series of Adventure Games – hich have clocked up an non too shabby 2.6 million downloads – the fifth installment features Matt Smith as the Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy and for the first time, Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams (who you’ll get to kill and have re-spawn more times than the TV incarnation.)
The game pits the TARDIS travellers against invading aliens in London circa 1604 but also you’ll get the chance to meet Guy Fawkes, get a feel for what life was like during this upheaval, chat to famous figures from the time and participate in the actual Gunpowder Plot (probably followed by you flying off in the TARDIS and leaving old Guy to leap to his death from the Gallows for something you also had a hand in. Yay!)
On the technical front the game promises multi-linear game play, more sophisticated puzzles, greater lighting effects to really capture the feel of 17th Century living and, thanks to portal technology, players will now get to feel just how much bigger on the inside the TARDIS really is.
Accompanying the game is a BBC Learning Online Resource Pack containing unique downloadable assets designed to aid pupils in History and Literacy in the classroom.
The game is written by Phil Ford (Doctor Who: The Adventure Games, The Sarah Jane Adventures and co-writer of The Waters of Mars) and produced by Gary Russell.
The executive producers are Showrunner Steven Moffat, the departing duo Piers Wenger & Beth Willis, Anwen Aspden the BBC’s New Media Producer and Charles Cecil MBE, the genius developer behind the Broken Sword series.