Posts Tagged ‘Doctor Who’

My Time Lord: Doctor Who MMO Announced

They're doing what now?

Because Doctor Who is a thing that exists, and because there is an internet with games on it, there is going to be a free-to-play Doctor Who MMO. The BBC’s commercial arm (which is about to be lopped off in sacrifice to the mad god Cameron), BBC Worldwide, has announced that further to their pretty poor third-person action-adventure game things, there will be a massively multiplayer game based on the license. To be developed by indie team Three Rings (Puzzle Pirates), it’s called Doctor Who: Worlds In Time, and is due out some time later this year.

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Regeneration: Doctor Who Gets 2nd Series

We’ve travelled into the distant past of yesterday to discover the news that after the success – 1.6 million downloads for the first three episodes, apparently – of the first series of Doctor Who games, they’ll be doing it all again. Once again, it’ll be by the BBC Wales TV team (including Moffat, et al) and Sheffield’s Sumo Digital. Matt Smith and my squiffy namesake return, but there’s “additional members of the Doctor Who cast”. It’s also said that they’ll be “an integral part of the Eleventh Doctor’s second series.” Whether that means any more than just being “canon” remains to be seen. Brits can still download the first three episodes here, with the fourth and final of series one coming out later in the year. More information when we have it, but no sign that they consider the first games’ formula anything other than a roaring success, which will be a disappointment to the games’ critics like our very own Alec Meer.

Tardiss? Dr Who: Tardis Available

Get off our ceiling.

It’s time for another chance for all the female-fancying members of the audience to be disturbed by fancying a lady with a very similar name to mine. The third of the four Doctor Who adventure games is now available to download. You can get it from here, on the Internet. The USP of this one is that you actually get to control the Tardis. Those who played the first two are beginning to suspect that’ll mean a minigame or a stealth-sequence where you somehow sneak the Tardis past a temporal anomaly, but you never know.

Doctor Who Adventures Ep 3 Will Be: Tardis

I am totally Karen Gillen.

Crikey. How novel. News not from Gamescom. The third of the four Doctor Who Adventure games had the first detailed leaked. It’s called Tardis and – clearly not wanting to lead people astray with its title – features the Tardis prominently, allowing you to totally fly the now-anachronistic police-call-box through the time-stream. It also will allow you to step into the Doctor’s Drawing room, which the developers talked about extensively when I covered the game on release, and basically promises to be a Batman-style collection of objects, but done in the Sherlock Holmes style. Basically. Full press release below, because it’s all that’s been released so far and including it with the story really annoys someone who’s quite fun to bait.
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Do U Cybr? Blood Of The Cybermen Out

It's very disturbing to have the entire internet lusting after someone with basically your name.

Since I’m behind on Who, I’ve avoided playing it yet – I fear it may include spoilers for the final part – but if you’re up to date or just don’t care, the second of the Who adventure games is now available to download and play. You can get it from here, assuming that you’re in Britain. If you’re not – er – you’ll have to wait. And if you’re on a mac, you’ll have to wait too. Its version isn’t out until Wednesday, apparently. Anyone played this? Better/Worse than the first part? Oh – and here’s the trailer.
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Untardy: Blood of the Cybermen On Saturday

A quick one this. The second of the four Doctor Who episodes debuts on Saturday, immediately after the series finale. It involves Cybermen. Perhaps also their blood. I’m reaching here. Let writer Phil Ford explain: “”Blood of the Cybermen is classic ‘Who… From the intriguing title, through the pre-credits intro to the mystery surrounding the Arctic base, this is everything you expect from a TV episode – only this time you control the action. It’s an epic story, and one we could only tell in a computer game. We’ve ambitious sets, a thrill-a-minute narrative, and we re-introduce a Doctor Who adversary not seen since the Tom Baker era.” IS IT A BIG SCARF? Like the first, it’ll be available for free online, from the Who site. They claim the first episode had 525,000 downloads in the first twelve days. Which is impressive, but strikes me as lower than you may expect. Screenshots of Amy dressed impractically follow…
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Semi-Live Blog: Doctor Who Adventures

Update – all done!

I’ll fix this into a nice and tidy post later, but for now keep refreshing to see my thoughts on City of the Daleks as I play. I make no apology for typos, gibberish or nerdery.
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Timely Lord: Dr Who Adventures Out Already

Super quick link ‘em up post, as I’ll hopefully be bunging up some impressions a bit later tonight. BUT the first episode of the free Doctor Who Adventures, City of The Daleks, has mysteriously turned up for download already, despite officially not due until Saturday. UK only for now, however.

Kieron is stood behind me as I write this, and insists I write “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “Doctor.” “Doctor who?” “Yes!”

That is all.