The BBC is releasing four new episodes of Doctor Who, in the form of adventure games. The games are being developed in conjunction with the new TV series. Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (The Doctor and Amy) have been digitally created in the game world, and have provided complete voice acting. The episodes are slated to be two hours of gameplay a piece, available for the low cost of £0 (free!), and downloadable on both PC and Mac. The games are creatively titled Doctor Who: The Adventure Games.
In addition to striving to bring Doctor Who to a new generation, the games are aimed at driving computer literacy, a keystone of the BBC’s public service remit. The BBC is hoping that the interactive game episodes will encourage families to gather around the computer in the same way they gather around the TV.
Says Piers Wenger, Head of Drama, BBC Wales and Executive Producer, Doctor Who: “There aren’t 13 episodes of Doctor Who this year. There are 17 – four of which are interactive.”