The BBC has released The Doctor and the Dalek, its online game aimed at increasing interest in learning computer coding, for Android tablets and Apple’s iPad.
First launched last October, the game is also available on the BBC website.
Written by Phil Ford, it sees the newly regenerated Twelfth Doctor (Capaldi ) thrown into a dangerous quest with his most devious of enemies.
Players join the action as the TARDIS materialises amidst a deadly pursuit through space – a Dalek Saucer bearing down on a Cyber-ship. But from that Cyber-ship emanates a distress call – from a Dalek.
On freeing the battered Dalek from his Cybermen captors, the Doctor finds himself taking his new unlikely ally on a mission to save all of creation from destruction at the hands of his greatest enemies…
The action moves from the Cyber-ship to the Sontar homeworld – seen on screen for the first time – and the icy Cyber-tombs of Telos which haven’t been seen since the classic series.
The tablet edition includes new levels that bring the Doctor and the Dalek’s adventure to its conclusion.
Having landed on the old Gallifreyan ship, the Starbane, the pair continue their quest to destroy a powerful weapon, the Orb of Fates, before it falls into the wrong hands.
And the Doctor has even more tricks up his sleeve to power-up his companion, including full flight ability, spreading fire and even faster speed. But can the Doctor trust his unlikely ally as the Dalek regains its strength?
Jo Pearce, Executive Producer for BBC Doctor Who Interactive, says: “The Doctor and the Dalek has had a great response from children, parents and teachers.
“The one overriding request was for a tablet version. The new levels, with our updated resources from BBC Learning, allow children to take their skills a little further… and help the Doctor save the universe!”