Friday, 20 September 2013

New Doctor Who game in the works?

A new game based around Doctor Who would appear to be in the works, as least as suggested in the latest official Doctor Who Consumer Panel survey to be undertaken by fans.

Having been asked about interests in Doctors, companions and monsters, and thoughts on gaming platforms, a section of the survey is then dedicated to questions about how participants felt about a new game that could be played on smartphones and other media:

We are thinking of making a Doctor Who game which would be available to play on smartphones/tablets. Please read the description of the game shown below:

"For the first time ever fans of Doctor Who will be able to interact with fifty years of beloved adventures, allies and enemies. Travel backwards through the Doctor’s timeline to face his deadliest foes and meet his most memorable companions. Through this epic adventure you will build a formidable army of companions, allies and past regenerations to take down a foe whose actions threaten to rip the universe apart."

Based on the above description, how interested would you be in playing this game when it is released?

Some provisional "mock up" images were also presented for opinion:

Doctor Who Game images

Participants are then invited to suggest a name for the game from the following possibilities, and also to provide their own!
  • Legends of the Doctor
  • Legacy of Monsters
  • Adventures with Monsters
  • Puzzle War
  • Friends and Monsters
  • Puzzle Battle
  • Doctor Who: Legacy.

The inclusion of the word "when" in the statement certainly suggests that a game is planned and may have already entered development, but there is no indication as to when it is likely to be released, however. More news as and when it becomes available.