Doctor Who Time Lord-ing over PC, Mac

The British sci-fi icon will appear in four free episodic games, with designer Charles Cecil, Sumo Digital collaborating with the TV show's production team.

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Charles Cecil will join forces with the writers of Doctor Who to create four two-hour "interactive episodes" of the sci-fi show. Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will feature enemies and locations from the series, as well as one unique location that will be created especially for the games. The downloadable episodes will be made available for free via the BBC Web site in June 2010 and will be compatible with PC and Macs.

The new Doctor and his companion are warping into PCs and Macs.

The games will complement the TV series, with scripts penned by Phil Ford, who cowrote the Doctor Who special Waters of Mars, and James Moran, who worked on the critically acclaimed Torchwood: Children of Earth. Matt Smith, who plays the latest incarnation of the Time Lord known as the Doctor, and Karen Gillan, who plays his companion Amy, will both be voiced by the original actors. Charles Cecil joins the team as an executive producer alongside Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis, and Anwen Aspden, who are all involved with the TV show.

Game creator Charles Cecil’s previous works include the classic adventure games Beneath a Steel Sky and Broken Sword. Development of the games will be handled by Sheffield-based studio Sumo Digital, who also worked on the Broken Sword series and recently developed Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing.

Doctor Who follows the adventures of a humanoid time and space traveler known as The Doctor. It originally debuted in 1963, and after an extended break, was rebooted in 2005 with Christopher Ecclestone (Shallow Grave) as the Doctor. The show has been inducted into the Guinness Book of Records for being the longest-running sci-fi show of all time.

GameSpot has confirmed that the PC/Mac Dr. Who title will not be related to the planned Nintendo Wii game that was announced earlier this year, which has been licensed in a separate deal with BBC Worldwide, the BBC's commercial arm.

Discussion

26 comments
timmytom15
timmytom15

i like doctor who and maybe this game will be good like the show and i wish they would have made for the tenth and ninth doctor too.

joker135
joker135

*sigh* They picked the wrong doctor... I want david damn it

solidniko
solidniko

wow its free well that only means its gonna be bad

big-boss-91
big-boss-91

Doctor Who became a tradition for the british people.

methodium
methodium

When I was a kid I recall all the Saturday nights for half an hour when the world stopped and Dr.Who was on . I caught a few of Jon Pertwees episodes but most of my viewing was in and around the run of Tom Baker's Dr.WHO ( which is iconic in its own right ) . Sutek and the Mummies creeped me out (relentless killing machines from Pyramids of Mars ) , Davros and the Daleks , Sontarans , The Robots of Death ...... I could be here all day ... sheds a tear Ill play this out of shear homage .

Alex0990990
Alex0990990

Finally i have been waiting for a good doctor who game but can you at least add the other 10 doctors or at least David Tennant it will be much better with some of the nostalgic characters instead of someone who we don't know much about

MatzeEdend
MatzeEdend

I want to take the Tardis out for a spin!

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

Sweet, I love Doctor Who

starfox321
starfox321

Hmm for free not too sure how this is gonna turn out but I hope its good :)

califone
califone

Free sounds good to me. I'd rather it not be the new Doctor, though.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

I can't believe there haven't been plenty of Doctor Who games already. It's about time I'd say.

Zloth2
Zloth2

Yep, it's an advertisement/game. I wouldn't expect much from it but you can't beat that price.

Diebye
Diebye

Well for a minute there i thought it was just a money grab, but a free DL, sounds like the BBC is just trying to spread the Doctor all over the internets.

glhx1rush
glhx1rush

I've been a fan of Dr Who since the 1970's, so that is why I'm not too sure, I would love to see a kick-A$$ game based on the series, but, where would you begin?

roiklinger
roiklinger

i love the series hope it would be as good...

Crono21
Crono21

Hell yes! This is awesome news! Finally a Doctor Who game!

adultgamer77
adultgamer77

If it's free I'll give it a go, as for the Wii version being released later this year hopefully will be a rental. Love the new Doctor Who Series but TV shows to games sometimes does not translate well. Wish they did do a game with David Tennant doing the voice work

Michael-Smith
Michael-Smith

Well, it's free, so hopefully it will be worth my TIME.

glhx1rush
glhx1rush

Hmm, not sure about this one.