Doctor Who: The Adventure Games Announced

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw/news/bul...Games_announced

We know that shitmongers Koch Media will be distributing a Doctor Who DS/Wii title by the end of the year but the BBC announced today that they are doing their own game developed by Sumo Games (Sonic & Sega Racing, Outrun, Broken Sword 4, TOCA series and the last few Virtua Tennis titles) along with Charles Cecil (Beneath A Steel Sky & Broken Sword...though he was involved with the awful Da Vinci Code) and not only that...they're free!

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The Doctor, Amy and some of the show's most iconic monsters will be making the journey from TV to your home computers, as we unveil Doctor Who: The Adventure Games.

These four new adventures will take the form of free downloadable computer games available for PC and Mac, in which players assume control of the Doctor and Amy as they embark on new adventures which complement the new TV series.

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games has been produced by a team drawing on the very best talent from TV and gaming. The interactive episodes are executive produced by Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis, along with Anwen Aspden (BBC Wales Interactive) and Charles Cecil - one of videogaming's most revered creators.

The games are being developed by Sumo Digital, one of the UK's best game designers. Stories and scripts are from Phil Ford (co-writer Doctor Who 'Waters of Mars') and James Moran (Severance, Torchwood Children of Earth). The project has been commissioned for BBC Online by the Vision Multiplatform team, headed up by Simon Nelson, and is being driven by BBC Wales Interactive.

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan have been digitally recreated in-game, and have provided full voice-overs. Music has been provided by TV series' composer Murray Gold. An additional cast will portray original characters and classic enemies.

"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."

"There aren't 13 episodes of Doctor Who this year," adds Piers Wenger, Head of Drama, BBC Wales and Executive Producer, Doctor Who. "There are 17 - four of which are interactive. Everything you see and experience within the game is part of the Doctor Who universe: we'll be taking you to places you've only ever dreamed about seeing - including locations impossible to create on television."

Simon Nelson, Head of BBC Multiplatform in Vision, continues: "A few years ago we couldn't have dreamt of commissioning such an innovative form of drama. By integrating the creation of these 'interactive episodes' with the development of the TV series, we've been able to create amazing two-hour dramas in which you control the action. We've all imagined what it would be like to come face-to-face with some of the universe's most terrifying monsters - now viewers can find out for themselves.

"Establishing new forms of drama is exactly what the BBC should be doing. By aiming these 'interactive episodes' at the broad audience of TV show - unique in British television, in that it encompasses at least three generations - we're aiming to encourage the family to gather round the PC or Mac in the same way they do the television. Driving computer literacy is a keystone of the BBC's public service remit and we expect Doctor Who: The Adventure Games to be hugely popular in the homes of Britain this year.

"Only the BBC could produce such an innovative slice of new drama. We're offering two-hour original Doctor Who episodes to production standards on a par with the TV series, working with the very best creatives within the UK. We're hugely proud of Doctor Who: The Adventure Games, which will establish new standards in interactive drama and allow families the country over to enjoy Doctor Who stories in unique and innovative ways."

"Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will offer the chance for Doctor Who fans to visit places they've only dreamed off, facing off against monsters they've previously had to imagine," concludes Anwen Aspden, Executive Producer, BBC Wales Online. "Players will visit places which have never been shown on television - and these will go on to define the look and feel of future TV episodes."

The exact titles of the four free episodes are being kept secret for the time being, but the four original stories will take players on a journey throughout time and space, including one location from the Doctor Who series which has never been seen before on screen. Players will encounter new and original monsters, in stories which form part of the overall Doctor Who canon.

The first episode of Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will be available to download for PC and Mac from this very website in June 2010. Its title will be revealed at a special press event on April 21st 2010.

Over the next few months we'll be adding regular updates about the adventure games, so check back soon.

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Just noticed some screens:

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Note the lack of the Cybus symbol on the Cybermans chest.
 

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Dark Blade said:
Haha the robot in one of the above pictures looks like a SMT ST character.
You mean the SMT ST character looks like that, basic design has been around for decades.

Also not a robot, bloody kids *shakes fist*

EDIT: I do wonder if this is UK only seeing it looks like its BBC TV that is handling it, not BBC Worldwide and it looks like its funded by the TV License fee.
 
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Hadriano said:
Dark Blade said:
Haha the robot in one of the above pictures looks like a SMT ST character.
You mean the SMT ST character looks like that, basic design has been around for decades.

Also not a robot, bloody kids *shakes fist*

EDIT: I do wonder if this is UK only seeing it looks like its BBC TV that is handling it, not BBC Worldwide and it looks like its funded by the TV License fee.

Yes it will be if it is free, they would of taken the money out out the Tv License fee other wise they would put a price tag on it, sorry non UK'ers.

Silly people saying Robots ITS CYBERMEN
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Hadriano said:
Dark Blade said:
Haha the robot in one of the above pictures looks like a SMT ST character.
You mean the SMT ST character looks like that, basic design has been around for decades.

Also not a robot, bloody kids *shakes fist*

EDIT: I do wonder if this is UK only seeing it looks like its BBC TV that is handling it, not BBC Worldwide and it looks like its funded by the TV License fee.
Oh hey...in all honesty - it LOOKS like a robot. Besides after playing Shin Megami Tensei I'm seeing those damn roots everywhere.
 

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Haha, I was going to call him out on the noobish "robots" comment.
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