Monday, June 7, 2010

City of the Daleks

BBC Doctor Who - The Adventure Games - City of the Daleks

Have you ever wanted to take on the Cybermen or Daleks? This is your chance to play as the Doctor for the very first time, but don't worry, Amy's coming too. Travel across time and space in these brand new online adventures - available free in the UK, only on this site. Can you do battle with the Daleks, survive Skaro and save the Earth?

The first adventure, City of the Daleks, was posted late last week and is ready to download (HERE) and play now - unfortunately only if you are in the UK - that is unless you swim in dangerous torrent feeds and hope you don't hit an unsecure or virus-laden client.

Some more details . . .

The TARDIS materializes in 1963 to find the human race crushed by the Daleks. The Doctor embarks on a quest to the Dalek planet to correct time and save the last survivor of Humanity - Amy Pond!

The BBC has announced the production of four new 'interactive episodes' of Doctor Who which will be available from the official website,

These four new adventures will take the form of 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. The games have 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 and Anwen Aspden from 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 by Phil Ford, who co-wrote The Waters Of Mars and James Moran who has written for Torchwood.

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.

Finally - here's a vid of the promotional kick-off last month where the Daleks terrorised the area around Sheffield railway station for several hours, even managing to squeeze in a few digs at Sheffield Wednesday via voice of the Daleks, Nicholas Briggs, and his ring modulator.


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