There’s great news out there today for Dr Who fans, with the announcement from the BBC that the great man will be going interactive. Videogame creator, Charles Cecil, is joining up with the show’s writers to generate 4 new interactive episodes of the programme.
The BBC hopes to increase computer literacy by using interactive gaming, for those not accustomed to using the net, whilst the inventors of “Dr Who: The Adventure Games”, want to lure more people into computer gaming. Simon Nelson, head of BBC multiplatform in Vision says that by targeting the interactive gaming around a programme with such a wide audience, they hope to “encourage the family to gather around the PC or MAC in the same way they do the television”.
There will be 4 two-hour dramas which sound amazing as fans will be able to become the Doctor, go to different universes, and even fight new enemies. Voice-overs have been supplied from both Matt Smith, the latest Doctor Who, and Karen Gillan, who plays his new companion Amy.
The games have been developed by Sumo Digital in the U.K. and the first one will be available to download in June from the Doctor Who website.
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