Doctor Who embarks on PC adventures

Darren Allan

April 8, 2010

Most people who watch even the smallest amount of TV will probably be aware that Doctor Who came back on our screens last weekend.

The eleventh Doctor, whose shoes were filled by actor Matt Smith, perhaps came across as trying a bit too hard to play the old eccentric and zany cards at times, but it wasn’t a bad debut episode by any means.

At any rate, Doc Who fans will be interested to learn that the BBC is planning to produce adventure games for home computers, to run alongside the TV series.

Four interactive episodes are planned, and these adventure games will be free downloads on the PC and Mac.

Sumo Digital is developing the games, which will feature digital recreations of the Doctor and his sidekick Amy.

“Children don’t just watch Doctor Who – they join in. They make up games, invent their monsters, create their own stories,” said Steven Moffat, Head Writer and Executive Producer of 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.”

So, that’ll be the Cybermen/Daleks/Ood in a threat to the Earth/Moon/Mars, and a seemingly insurmountable time-space continuum problem which is swiftly solved in the last two minutes of the adventure with a quick bit of fiddling from the old sonic screwdriver.

Ahh, Adam West and your utility belt, eat your heart out.

In all seriousness, it’s pretty cool that these will be free, and doubtless every fan with a PC or Mac will be downloading them.

The first adventure is slated for release in June, so not long to wait.


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