If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be the Doctor’s companion, then wonder no longer as you can now undergo the experience yourself… at least digitally. ‘Doctor Who: Worlds in Time’ is a new MMO game from BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games and Three Rings Design which allows players around the world to enter the TARDIS and follow in the footsteps of the famous Time Lord while defending the universe from destruction.
The online game just went public yesterday and is still in the beta phase so expect a few changes along the way while in the preview period. Players can choose from four different races then personalize their avatar by choosing such attributes as hair color, skin color and facial features. Once you create an account, you can enter the TARDIS and join the Doctor.
The game allows you to join together with other players to obtain the shards of time that is threatening to destroy the universe’s timeline. In the process, players will encounter monsters from the series (i.e. Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels) while being able to explore worlds only seen from the show (Skaro, Messaline, The Library, and New New York , well actually…New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New York) thus making the experience of being part of the ‘Doctor Who’ universe more authentic.
The game was developed by San Francisco based Three Rings Design, Inc who just recently was acquired by SEGA. What makes this game more appealing is that those who worked on it are big Doctor Who fans, especially their CEO Daniel James as evident in their behind the scenes video.
Robert Nashak, executive vice president of BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games says of the game:
“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.”
BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games has released a game trailer to introduce the game to the fans which you can watch below. The game’s format seems a bit similar to Disney’s ‘Toontown’ and ‘Club Penguin’ and I did enjoy the few minutes I played (I would have played longer but had to write about a new online ‘Doctor Who’ game).
If you’d like to see more and play the game yourself, head over to the Worlds in Time website. Who knows? We may end up fighting against the Vashta Nerada together!