Doctor Who inspires another game, this time MMOG
The Doctor will return later this year in the form of a free-to-play MMO game, announced by the BBC today.
Doctor Who: Worlds in Time invites players to save the universe by solving puzzles and completing "pulse-pounding" challenges.
Game developer Three Rings, famed for its MMOG Puzzle Pirates, says the game will "capture the imaginative spirit and depth of the series, whilst being fun and easy to play for all ages."
We've been flooded with quite a few Doctor Who inspired games recently, from the BBC's successful Doctor Who: The Adventure Games to the not so popular Doctor Who: Return to Earth. This is another free one, so let's hope it's at least worth the time.
Hopefully it will fare better than this load of Wii
Doctor Who: Worlds in Time is set to launch later this year. We can also look forward to Series 6, which kicks off this spring. Or better yet, perhaps get on down to Olympia to check out the Doctor Who Experience. It's quite an exhibition, apparently. ®
Doctor Who? is one of those BBC ventures which is pretty much self funding. There are some programmes like DW and Top Gear from which the BBC make a fortune on international sales and licensing as well as merchandising sales and licensing. It pleases the commercial channels (particularly Sky) to complain about this state of affairs. For some reason they seem to think that anything successful developed by the BBC should be handed over to the commercial channels for them to make money out of. The fact remains, however, that those programmes from which the BBC manage to make a profit go to funding other less profitable ventures. If they happen to also fund a few nice freebies like this game and some web content then all the better for the licence fee payer.
Stop whining. It's Doctor Who! I have to put up with all the stuff the BBC produce that I don't like.
...will at least THIS ONE work on Linux?
You are Free2pay
I'm also generally sceptical of any TV tie-in game, especially MMOs, but for Three Rings to be involved does give me hope. Puzzle Pirates is a beautifully executed (f2p) game, and Three Rings seem to be a cool set of people overall. If the BBC execs can keep their hands out of the cake mix, it could turn out to be a nice little game.
And it might even work under Linux. :)
Lego Dr Who...
... *please* ...