In pleasant news this morning, the BBC unveiled plans to release four new interactive Doctor Who adventures on its website. The project is being described as a collaboration between the best talent behind TV and gaming – the new ‘episodes’ will be scripted by Phil Ford, writer of The Waters Of Mars, as well as Torchwood writer James Moran, with development duties handled by the superb UK developer Sumo Digital.
In a press release, current head writer Steven Moffat said this about the episodes: “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.” Clearly, the Beeb is taking them very seriously.
The title of the first episode will be revealed on 21 April. They’ll all be available for download from www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.