Friday August 27th 2010: Generations of Doctor Who fans have dreamt of piloting their very own TARDIS - and from midday today, that is about to become a reality with the release of episode three of Doctor Who: The Adventure Games.
Available to download from www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho, TARDIS, takes players on a journey through time and space. With the TARDIS stuck in a riptide, and the Doctor sucked into space, Amy Pond must explore the secrets of the time machine in order to restore normality. The adventure will uncover the secrets of the TARDIS, debut The Entity - and allow players to pilot the TARDIS themselves.
Executive produced by Steven Moffat, and written by James Moran (Torchwood, Doctor Who), this third installment of the four-part series challenges players to get up close and personal with the world's most famous time machine.
"When they asked me if I could name all the controls in the TARDIS and explain what they do, I knew that my years of obsessive nerdiness had finally paid off," says James Moran. "My inner five-year-old is shrieking with excitement.
"But that's not all - we've got new monsters, a new type of danger for the Doctor and Amy, and an area that has never been seen before. Just don't sit in the Doctor's chair..."
Ever wondered where those steps within the TARDIS go? Doctor Who fans will soon find out, as the game allows players to explore the Doctor's wondrous drawing room, featuring treasures and artifacts from his many adventures - a location specially created for the game, which will go on to form part of the Doctor Who canon.
James Moran's madcap script takes players on a frantic, funny and altogether surprising adventure which could only be told by a Doctor Who story. With full virtual likenesses of Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, and music from Murray Gold, this adventure is as much a part of the Doctor Who legend as the TV series.
Doctor Who: The Adventure 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 with 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 (co-writer Doctor Who 'Waters of Mars') and James Moran (Doctor Who, 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.
TARDIS will be available from midday today on PC and Mac from the Doctor Who website ( www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho) and is available for no extra cost to UK households.
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