Doctor Who and his iconic cast of aliens are about to make the jump from your TV screen to your computer monitor in the first series of video games based on the franchise since its reboot a few years ago. Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will be available to download for PCs and Macs this June, and best of all they’ll be completely free.
Billed as “interactive episodes”, the game will comprise four separate chapters as gamers take on the role of the Time Lord himself and his sidekick Amy. Matt Smith and Karen Gillan have been digitally recreated in-game, and have also provided full voice-overs.
While few details have been given away concerning the style of the games, we’ve been told the Sumo Digital designed adventures will form part of the main Doctor Who canon, and will include never-before-seen enemies and locations.
“Children don’t just watch Doctor Who – they join in. They make up games, invent their monsters, create their own stories,” says Steven Moffat, Head Writer and Executive Producer, Doctor Who. “Now, there’s something else – now they can be the Doctor in brand new episodes. Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will offer fans of the Doctor a unique opportunity to enter his world, face his challenges and grapple with his deadliest foes.
“By developing these games alongside the new TV series, we’ve been able to weave exciting narrative strands with the very finest game design to create a new kind of Doctor Who, which can be enjoyed by the whole family.”
For more info, visit www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.