The BBC have confirmed that City of the Daleks is to be the first of the previously announced Doctor Who computer games which will be available to download from June 5th.
Earlier this month the BBC announced plans to release four free ‘interactive episodes’ for PC and Mac users via the official series website www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.
The first episode starts with the TARDIS materialising in 1963 where the Doctor and Amy discover that London is in ruins and te Daleks have seized control of time. The only chance of saving Earth lies in a desperate quest to Skaro, the Daleks’ home planet – before time catches up with Amy, the last survivor of the human race!
New series stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan have been digitally recreated in-game, and have provided full voice-overs to offer players an authentic depiction of The Doctor and companion Amy. Music has been provided by series composer Murray Gold.
The first game has been written by Phil Ford who has previously written for Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures and animated Doctor Who adventure Dreamland.
Players are promised a “mix of action, peril and humour” from the game which features the voices of Matt Smith and Karen Gillan who recreate their roles as the Doctor and Amy and Nicholas Briggs as the voice of the Daleks.
“This is quite a series opener,” says Ford, “we destroy London even before the credits role – so you can only begin to imagine where we travel to from there. City of the Daleks is as big-budget as you can imagine: from London we head to Kaalann, the capital city of the Daleks, one constructed from pure anger and hate. And these new Daleks don’t like to be messed with, so players are about to enjoy a new interactive episode which is as heart-pulsing as anything you’ve seen before.”
The games are being developed by Sumo Digital and are being overseen by series Executive Producers Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis alongside Anwen Aspden from BBC Wales Interactive.