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The first of the FREE Dr Who PC/Mac games are available from next week - "City Of The Daleks" is available on PC from 5th June and Mac 15th June. Have a look at some of the clips on the website - … Read More
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The first of the FREE Dr Who PC/Mac games are available from next week - "City Of The Daleks" is available on PC from 5th June and Mac 15th June.

Have a look at some of the clips on the website - looks ace

The TARDIS materializes in 1963 - and London is in ruins. The Daleks have seized control of time and the only chance of saving Earth lies in a desperate quest to Skaro, the Daleks' home planet - before time catches up with Amy, the last survivor of the human race!

This is your chance to be the Doctor.
Are you ready for the challenge?

Available on 5 June for Windows PC and 15 June for Mac

Charles Cecil, one of the Executive Producers on Doctor Who: The Adventure Games updates us on their progress. And we've a clip from Doctor Who Confidential showing the making of City of the Daleks which we launch on 5 June.

Charles Cecil looks back on the twelve months and ahead to the big launch...

"The first of the Doctor Who: The Adventure Games launches on the 5th June! It seems unbelievable that City of the Daleks will soon be out there for millions of people to download and enjoy - pitting their wits against the Doctor's oldest enemies!

"It was over a year ago that I started talking to the BBC about the possibility of translating Doctor Who into a series of video game episodes and the intervening 12 months have been incredibly busy but creative and rewarding. It was immediately clear that the BBC had high ambitions - full 3D games that could be played by a very broad audience. In considering the approach it was vital that a game reflected the Doctor Who ethos, translating what people love about the television series into a game. That the Doctor would negotiate his way out of trouble rather than using force. That the wonderful exchanges between the Doctor and Amy would be conveyed. That you would, for the first time, be the Doctor.

"You'll soon be able to see for yourselves whether we achieved those aims. Right now we're applying the finishing touches to the first game. We were delighted by the hugely positive response City of the Daleks received from people who played it when we held the event in Sheffield, but we're aware that certain elements need perfecting and last minute glitches resolving. Over the next few weeks I'll be updating you on our progress and counting down to 5 June when The Adventure Games are launched and you can become the Doctor!"
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Doctor Who: The Adventure Games revealed!

22nd Apr 2010

'City of the Daleks' will be the first time the Doctor ventures to Kaalann, the Dalek capital city; available to download on 5th June 2010.

City of the Daleks will be the first of four free downloadable adventures games available for PC and Mac users from June 5th 2010 on the Doctor Who website.

The TARDIS materializes in 1963 - and London is in ruins. The Daleks have seized control of time and the only chance of saving Earth lies in a desperate quest to Skaro, the Daleks' home planet - before time catches up with Amy, the last survivor of the human race!

Players will help the Doctor and Amy on an epic new adventure in an original story which forms part of the current series, traversing time and space in a dazzling episode. Nicholas Briggs provides the voice of the Daleks, alongside Matt Smith and Karen Gillan who recreate their roles as the Doctor and Amy.

Written by Phil Ford who (Doctor Who: Dreamland and the Sarah Jane Adventures) and executive produced by Steven Moffat, episode one City of the Daleks is full of the TV show's celebrated mix of action, peril and humour.

"This is quite a series opener," says Phil Ford, writer, Doctor Who. "We destroy London even before the credits role - so you can only begin to imagine where we travel to from there. City of the Daleks is as big-budget as you can imagine: from London we head to Kaalann, the capital city of the Daleks, one constructed from pure anger and hate. And these new Daleks don't like to be messed with, so players are about to enjoy a new interactive episode which is as heart-pulsing as anything you've seen before."

The interactive episodes are executive produced by Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis and Anwen Aspden (BBC Wales Interactive), alongside 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 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.

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games 'City of the Daleks' will be available to download for free from the Doctor Who website from June 5th 2010, for both PC and Mac users.
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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 of, 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.
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[COLOR="Red"]Bit more info HERE (like you needed any more) LOL[/COLOR]
#4
On The Doctor Who Website Go On The Adventure Games Section And Where The Cyberman Says Coming Soon Right Click On The Image And Save The Image

1.City Of The Daleks
2.Winter Of Terror
3.TBA
#5
Skylark56
On The Doctor Who Website Go On The Adventure Games Section And Where The Cyberman Says Coming Soon Right Click On The Image And Save The Image

1.City Of The Daleks
2.Winter Of Terror
3.TBA


Sorry you lost me. Point beeing?
#6
thye look sweet i cnat wait to play it
#7
But are they Canon?
#8
Rich44
But are they Canon?


Dunno... but seeing as this is the BBC we should mention that other printers are also available... :whistling:
#9
Will there be a cheat code to make Amy naked?
#10
Rich44
But are they Canon?


Yes, they tie into the current series.
#11
I thought it was funny when that Dalek make a cuppa in the W. Churchill episode, how?

Be better if the next wave of Daleks had hands that came out. Not the super-Daleks that had an even bigger sink-plunger and killed the other Daleks because my sink-plunger is bigger than yours.

But I'm looking forward to this game and the recent Doctor Who episodes are the best yet.
#12
Excitement! Haha, I'm so lame. I think this comes out the day after my Summer Ball, which oddly I'm not so excited about.
#13
Shame they didn't make doctor who games when David Tennant was around - wouldn't mind seeing him and Rose in a game. But quite happy to play this when it comes out.
#14
minxeater
Sorry you lost me. Point beeing?


meening the second title is called The Winter Of Terror
#15
"Doctor Who: City of the Daleks" is now available to download...

[ http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw/theadventuregames/cityofthedaleks ]

BFN,

fp.
#16
Ignore the blurb the production standards aren't that of an episode. Not a modern episode anyway. The actual graphics are technically good but not as good as they could be. The background in the second of the very short levels has a background through the window that's a still image. The gameplay is the worse part though with minigames and stealth gameplay. The invisible walls are a big pain but that's the way they've used to make the tiny levels seem bigger. It didn't feel like playing a game or being Doctor Who to me I just went from one boring stealth part to another with a crappy minigame needing to be solved in between with a bit of flat dialogue inbetween.

So I didn't enjoy but someone else might as long as they set their expectations low. The description may say it's used the best of the industry to make it but if they did then the guys who made it didn't use their full talent. At least it's free (unless you count the license fee) so you can try it yourself. There are so many better games though imho.
#17
amcdermo
At least it's free (unless you count the license fee)


The TV license only concerns live broadcasts so the bbc website and their games are legal to use regardless of whether or not you own a TV license. It's even legal to watch iPlayer/4oD without a license provided that what you're watching isn't being broadcast live on television at the same time. :)

I can't stand stealth games...good price though. ^_^
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fanpages
"Doctor Who: City of the Daleks" is now available to download...

[ http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw/theadventuregames/cityofthedaleks ]


Apparently, the early release was some form of "testing" of the servers prior to the overload expected after Saturday's episode.

To me it sounds like unpaid testing by members of the public with feedback on issues found rushed into a subsequent release ready for the majority of the audience...

First 'Doctor Who' episode released early (DigitalSpy.co.uk)
Thursday, June 3 2010, 11:14 BST
By Matthew Reynolds, Gaming Reporter
DigitalSpy.co.uk

The first episode of Doctor Who: The Adventure Games has been made available.

Originally scheduled for June 6, it can now be downloaded from the BBC website.

The first of four planned episodes, City Of The Daleks will see the Daleks invade '60s London and eradicate mankind.

The 331Mb download is free for the UK licence fee payer, with several proxy checks put in place during installation to ensure no users from outside countries can play the game.

An international release has been slated for July, with more distribution and pricing details to come at a later date.

A version for Mac users will be available from June 15.



BBC explains early 'Doctor Who' release (DigitalSpy.co.uk)
Friday, June 4 2010, 16:54 BST
By Ryan Love
DigitalSpy.co.uk

The BBC has revealed that the first episode of Doctor Who: The Adventure Games was released early as part of a testing procedure ahead of the official launch.

A statement to MCV confirmed that an "almost-final version" of the game had been made available.

Anwen Aspden, executive producer at BBC Wales, said: “The reaction so far has been overwhelming, but we’re still investigating whether we should tweak certain elements up to release on 5th June.

"So whilst those who’ve downloaded and enjoyed it in its current iteration have the advantage of playing through it early, there may be some minor tweaks coming."

A launch trailer for the game will air immediately after tomorrow night's Doctor Who.

"That’s when we expect the servers to come under the most strain - we’ll let everyone know if the finished article is available ahead of then," he said.


BFN,

fp.
#19
Thanks alot Andy
#20
The original installer was 338,671kb the new one is 338,697kb so some change has happened. No idea what.
#21
FYI: "Third 'Doctor Who' game episode revealed" (DigitalSpy.co.uk) [ Home > Gaming > Doctor Who > News ]

Friday, August 20 2010, 09:30 BST
By Matthew Reynolds, Gaming Editor
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TARDIS will allow players to explore and fly the famous blue police box for the first time in the show's history.

After becoming stuck in a riptide that sucks the Doctor out into space, Amy must investigate the TARDIS in order to rescue him and restore normality.

The episode will uncover the secrets of the time travelling device, including a location created specifically for the game as well as two brand new monsters.

“TARDIS is a brilliant, brilliant adventure. It’s funny, touching, terrifying, amazing - everything a Doctor Who episode should be,” said executive producer Steven Moffat.

"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!"

The episode has been scripted by James Moran, who has previously worked on Torchwood: Children Of Earth and Doctor Who episode 'The Fires of Pompeii'.

TARDIS will be released simultaneously on PC and Mac in the near future.

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