As first person shooter games go, Cleric Wars for iOS and Android certainly shows that Doctor Who can hold its own.
But what exactly is it? Well, very similar to the Dalek augmented reality game that we reported on way back in January 2012. You open the game up, hold your phone over a real life surrounding and wham! The game activates and plays out images wherever you are. The Dalek app from earlier this year only let you hunt Daleks, this new app, Cleric Wars, lets you hunt Cybermen and Weeping Angels as well, all from the comfort of your seat if you wish. Or in the kitchen in your office or in the playground at school, the list can go on and on.
However, the ability to play this game over whatever background you want is not the most interesting thing about it, Cleric Wars’ most fascinating feature is its storyline, which could give a very interesting origin for the Weeping Angels. Read on, if you dare…
After the Doctor disappeared, the Cybermen and Daleks went to war across the universe. And on each world they destroyed, they left in their wake, Stone Angels, picking over the dead and dying. But the Cleric army fought back and scoured the dead worlds left after the wars, looking for the wreckage of Daleks, Cybermen, and broken Angels to create a hugely powerful ‘anti-time’ device. A device part Dalek, part Cyber technology and using the Quantum signature from the Stone Angel to trigger a Gateway to pull enemies into the time Vortex…Erasing them from Time completely.
This game is once again created by the WowWee Group and so it may not necessarily be strictly canonical but hey, with a plot that rich you can hardly discredit them for trying! As far as we’re aware, a plastic gun for mounting your mobile device to use as a “viewfinder” should be available soon – check the Character Options AppGear page periodically to find out when this will be available.
You can download Doctor Who: Cleric Wars free of charge right now on iTunes for your iPhone (3Gs upwards), iPod Touch 93rd generation upwards) or iPad (requires 3.1.1. upwards) or for Android devices.
Have fun blasting away wherever you go!