Fans of the classic British sci-fi series, ‘Doctor Who’, can now play as the Doctor themselves in the second episode of the game series Doctor Who: The Adventure Series, developed by BBC Wales and Sumo Digital. The first episode, ‘City of the Daleks‘, received over 525,000 downloads within its first 12 days, whilst the latest episode (entitled ‘Blood of the Cybermen‘) can be downloaded straight from the Doctor Who web-site immediately after the TV series finale this Saturday, 26th June 2010.
If playing as the Doctor isn’t enough, the episode will feature “classic ingredients” of any Doctor Who episode; including an abandoned Arctic research centre, an ancient relic and an “off-screen terror”. The latest interactive episode has been executively produced by Steven Moffat, stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (who have also provided full voice-overs), and is written by Phil Ford, who described the episode as “classic ‘Who’- from the intriguing title, through the pre-credits into the mystery surrounding the Arctic base”. He concludes, simply, “It’s an epic story”. With original characters and classic enemies, beautiful and expansive sets and an involving narrative, the episode should be a thrill for fans of the series and gamers alike.
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games Episode 2 ‘Blood of the Cybermen’ will be available to download for PC to UK users for no additional cost from the official BBC website on the 26th June 2010. A MAC version will soon follow, as well as International availability.