Doctor Who's taken us to the far reaches of the universe and the end of time, but can it travel across platforms into the land of decent video games? New screenshots and concept art, plus awesome details, give us hope.

The BBC released a ton of info about Doctor Who: The Adventure Games. They'll be coming out for PC and Mac starting in June, with four interactive "episodes," and the pedigree is very reassuring. Showrunner Steven Moffat will be involved, as a producer, and the episodes will be written by "Waters Of Mars" co-writer Phil Ford and Torchwood: Children Of Earth co-writer James Moran. Matt Smith and Karen Gillan will voice the Doctor and Amy, and the games will be developed by Sumo Digital. Also involved? Charles Cecil, co-founder of Revolution Software, who developed the Broken Sword series of adventure games, which feature twisty storylines and engrossing puzzles. So all in all, it's looking good.

And they'll be part of the overall storyline of this year's episodes. According to the BBC's press release:

"There aren't 13 episodes of Doctor Who this year," adds Piers Wenger, Head of Drama, BBC Wales and Executive Producer, Doctor Who. "There are 17 - four of which are interactive. Everything you see and experience within the game is part of the Doctor Who universe: we'll be taking you to places you've only ever dreamed about seeing - including locations impossible to create on television."...

"Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will offer the chance for Doctor Who fans to visit places they've only dreamed off, facing off against monsters they've previously had to imagine," concludes Anwen Aspden, Executive Producer, BBC Wales Online. "Players will visit places which have never been shown on television - and these will go on to define the look and feel of future TV episodes."

The exact titles of the four free episodes are being kept secret for the time being, but the four original stories will take players on a journey throughout time and space, including one location from the Doctor Who series which has never been seen before on screen. Players will encounter new and original monsters, in stories which form part of the overall Doctor Who canon.

[BBC and BBC]

Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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Doctor Who Adventure Games Will Be Like Four Extra Episodes Of The Season — And They'll Be Free!

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