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10/20/2014 02:12:00 pm - Reported by Harry Ward

The BBC is to release a new children's game featuring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. The focus of The Doctor and the Dalek, written by new series writer Phil Ford and aimed at 6-12 year olds, will be on getting more young people in to computer coding.

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.

But why would a Dalek turn to its mortal foe for help? To find out, join the 'Doctor and the Dalek' in a new adventure spanning the Sontar homeworld and its vile Clone Chambers, which have never been shown on-screen before, as well as reintroducing the icy Cyber-tombs of Telos – last seen in classic Doctor Who episodes.

The Doctor said: "Oi! Short and not-very-old one! I need your help - I’ve got a Dalek and we’ve got a mission to save the universe. So get on over to the CBBC website, and play 'The Doctor and the Dalek' while there’s still a universe left! Come on! Chop chop! Make it Digital on the BBC."


BBC's Technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones tried out the game with game producer Richard Jenkins of BBC Wales Online. The video is viewable here.

The game will be made available for free at bbc.co.uk/cbbc from Wednesday 22 October as part of the BBC's Make it Digital initiative.