Friday, August 20, 2010

'Doctor Who' - Ever wanted to fly the TARDIS? Well now you can!

Remember those Doctor Who: The Adventure Games? Well the first two ones have already been released and they appear to be a resounding success, with over 1.3 million downloads in the UK only.

In these adventures - which are proper episodes and part the fifth series -  players got to go head to head against two of the Doctor's most dangerous enemies and try to defeat them.

They faced the Daleks in the first game titled City of the Daleks, and the Cybermen in Blood of the Cybermen, the second game to be released.

So what else could Executive Producer Steven Moffat and writer James Moran (Doctor Who, Torchwood) come up with to beat those two experiences? How about finally getting to fly the TARDIS!!

The BBC has just released the upcoming third game's description and title today on their website:
The title of the next Adventure Game has been confirmed as TARDIS and it's released on this site on Friday, 27 August.

It will feature monsters, terrifying new dangers for the Doctor and Amy and offers an amazing insight into the world's most famous blue box. It's also been announced that the game will give players the opportunity to pilot the Doctor's iconic time machine.

Lead Writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, confirmed, 'Since 1963, kids have wondered what it would be like to control the TARDIS. Now we're handing complete control of the most powerful ship in all of space and time to a generation of children. Everybody duck!' He also told us, 'TARDIS is a brilliant, brilliant adventure. It's funny, touching, terrifying, amazing - everything a Doctor Who episode should be.'

The official press release promised, 'the game allows players to explore the Doctor's wondrous drawing room, featuring treasures and artefacts from his many adventures - a location specially created for the game, which will go on to form part of the Doctor Who canon'.

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan return as the Doctor and Amy and once again the game is executive produced by Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis and Anwen Aspden (BBC Wales Interactive), alongside Charles Cecil. Music is by Murray Gold and TARDIS is written by James Moran whose previous credits include Torchwood, Spooks and the Tenth Doctor story, The Fires of Pompeii.

It's the third Adventure Game and will be available at no extra cost to UK households, simultaneously on PC and Mac from this site. Users outside the UK will be able to purchase and download it on its UK release date, 27 August.

We'll be bringing you updates and interviews as we get closer to TARDIS materialising!
So will you be downloading the game just to get a chance to fly the TARDIS while sitting in the comfort of your computer chair? Do you think you can do better than the Doctor himself?

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