Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Worlds in Time enters public preview

After a period of invited testing as mentioned at the weekend, the "massively multiplayer online" (MMO) game Worlds in Time has now entered public beta with everybody invited to try out the game.
Doctor Who: Worlds in Time is designed for devotees of the show looking for a quick pick-up-and-play game, and life-long gamers and sci-fi enthusiasts seeking increased social engagement. Players choose among four races and endless possible character combinations to create their avatars. They can join together in missions identified by the mysterious Time Lord to defend civilization by undertaking interventions against infamous villains bent on creating chaos and destruction in the universe. Throughout the game, players will explore deep immersive worlds (e.g., Skaro, Messaline, The Library and New New York) featuring iconic monsters (e.g., Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels), delivering the authentic experience of being part of the Doctor Who realm.

The game is free to play, though players will be able to progress faster in the game by purchasing 'chronons' to assist with missions, equipment etc.

Robert Nashak, executive vice president, BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games, said:
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. 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.
Daniel James, CEO of Three Rings Design, Inc., said:
As a huge Doctor Who fan, the chance to develop this game with BBC Worldwide was a dream opportunity. 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.

To register for the game, visit the Worlds in Time website and select "Play".

(newslink: BBC Press Release)