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Friday, 9 April 2010

The BBC have released news this week of a series of 4 adventures games to be played on PC's and Mac's. The First episode of the Adventure Games is set be released June 2010. 
Each of the Adventure Games will be completely free and available from the official BBC Doctor Who website. 
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan have be digital recreated for the series of games, and have provided their voices for the games. 

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games has been produce

The games are being developed by 
Sumo Digital, one of the UK's best game designers. Stories and scripts are by Phil Ford (co-writer Doctor Who: The Waters Of Mars) and James Moran (Severance, Torchwood Children Of Earth). 

"Children don't just watch Doctor Who, they join in. They make up games, invent their monsters, create their own stories," says Steven Moffat, 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."

Piers Wenger, Head of Drama, BBC Wales, and executive producer, Doctor Who, adds: "There aren't 13 episodes of Doctor Who this year, 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 the 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."
Anwen Aspden, executive producer, BBC Wales Online, concludes: "Doctor Who: The Adventure Gameswill offer the chance for Doctor Who fans to visit places they've only dreamed of, facing off against monsters they've previously had to imagine."

"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 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 frombbc.co.uk/doctorwho in June 2010. Its title will be revealed at a special press event on 21st April in Sheffield.

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