BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games today announced the open preview launch of Doctor Who: Worlds in Time, the new browser-based, free-to-play multiplayer online game. Developed in partnership with Three Rings, an award-winning developer of persistent online worlds.
Beginning today at DoctorWhoWIT.com, fans and gamers everywhere can enjoy the mystery and community of Doctor Who: Worlds in Time, which draws on the rich mythology, locations and excitement of the beloved television show. The game 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.
While the game is free-to-play, revenue is generated through micro-transactions. Players can enhance their experience and accelerate their progress in the game through the purchase of Chronons, which will help them to complete missions, customize their avatars, build new contraptions and more.
Doctor Who: Worlds in Time will launch commercially in the first quarter of 2012.
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That looks really, um….bad. 🙁
Another great license ruined. We need proper SP/MP/MMO incorporating classic and new Doctors and enemies on various familiar TV show planets, ideas are limitless with the aid of a TARDIS and all of time.
I'm currently playing this game now, and its really bad. The storyline and animation is good, but the gameplay is horrible. It's a real shame because after the success of the Adventure Games, I thought this had a chance.