Just before we took our Christmas break, the BBC announced the preview launch of a new Doctor Who multiplayer online game entitled Doctor Who: Worlds in Time.
The game draws on the show’s “rich mythology, locations and excitement” to create a world for fans to enjoy and explore.
Players can join together in missions identified by the Time Lord to defend civilization from infamous villains, including Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels, bent on creating chaos and destruction in the universe.
Locations in the game inclose Skaro, Messaline, The Library and New New York, delivering the authentic experience of being part of the Doctor Who realm.
“Our goal with Doctor Who: Worlds in Time is to expand engagement with the immensely popular Doctor Who brand and allow fans to deeply immerse themselves in that universe,” said Robert Nashak, executive vice president, BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games.
“The game’s multiple worlds, its varied, wonderful characters and monsters, and changing story arcs will appeal to both Doctor Who fans and casual gamers alike.”
“As a huge Doctor Who fan, the chance to develop this game with BBC Worldwide was a dream opportunity,” said Daniel James, CEO of Three Rings Design, Inc.
“We’ve worked to provide Doctor Who fans an experience that matches the quality and imagination of the TV show, and a forum to introduce casual gamers to this remarkable world with an experience accessible to players of all levels.”
The game is free-to-play but players can enhance their experience and accelerate their progress in the game through the purchase of Chronons, which will help them to complete missions, customize their avatars, build new contraptions and more.