Merchandise Doctor Who 8-bit game for Android

Published on January 16th, 2014 | by Andrew Reynolds

Take a look at “Doctor Who 8-Bit Beta”

Taking the lead from the 50th Anniversary 8-bit Google Doodle or ‘Whodle’; the world of Doctor Who has once again been rendered in the pixelated perfection that is 8 bit graphics in Doctor Who 8 Bit Adventure – a new app currently undergoing Beta testing on Android via Google Play.

And what’s more, Wee Beasts Studios, the company behind the game which sees the Tenth Doctor side-scroll his way through the intentionally blocky universe with just his wits and a Sonic Screwdriver to outsmart his deadliest foes, are currently looking for anyone with knowledge of Graphical, Audio, and GML Coding to get the game finished.

This isn’t the first time the Doctor has been render in glorious 8-bits; Dalek Attack, the 1992 game released on the PC, Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, saw numerous Doctors take on a horde of invading Daleks in this, the last of the Spectrum licensed games.

If you are interested in contributing to Doctor Who 8-Bit Adventure email: theweebeasts@gmail.com. You can install the current version of the game on your Android device via Google Play.

 

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




3 Responses to Take a look at “Doctor Who 8-Bit Beta”

  1. iLikeTheUDK says:

    Dalek Attack was 16-bit (at least on Amiga, PC-DOS and Atari ST). And DW8BA has a colour palette wider than most 8-bit games and systems supported.

  2. Vítor says:

    Sorry, but that isn’t 8 bit, I think not even a Super Nintendo could emulate graphics like that, that’s almost CD-I stuff there, man.


    • The point being, of course, that “8-bit” is being used by the app developer to describe a retro video games look.

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