Following the official launch of the Doctor Who: Worlds in Time open beta earlier this week, Electronic Theatre has obtained an official fact sheet for the videogame. Detailing such aspects as the setting, gameplay and relation to the television show, the Doctor Who: Worlds in Time is available below.
The Doctor Who: Worlds in Time videogame is scheduled for an official launch in early 2012, however players can partake in the beta testing phase now at the videogame’s official website, DoctorWhoWIT.com. The official Doctor Who: Worlds in Time fact sheet follows below, ad verbatim from the BBC, and Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest videogames based on the Doctor Who franchise.
Doctor Who: Worlds in Time is a new free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game from the BBC Worldwide. The open beta will debut on December 20, 2011 with the commercial launch in March 2012.
What is Doctor Who: Worlds in Time?
Doctor Who: Worlds in Time is the first-ever casual MMO based on the Doctor Who IP. The free-to-play online game closely parallels the beloved television show, offering fans a deep immersion into the Doctor Who universe. Doctor Who: Worlds in Time: DoctorWhoWIT.com.
How do you play?
Players can work alone or join together in missions identified by the mysterious Time Lord (Doctor Who) to defend civilized culture by undertaking interventions against infamous Doctor Who villains and iconic monsters bent on creating chaos and destruction in the universe.
How closely does the game tie to the television show?
Developers worked hard to ensure the in-game experience draws from the rich mythology, locations, and excitement consistent with the narrative and adventures in the television show. The environments/worlds, avatar options, characters and monsters are all derived directly from the program. The missions players engage in are consistent with the themes and conspiracies familiar to Doctor Who fans. In addition, because of the flexibility of the game, players will also be introduced to new combinations of worlds and monsters – for example, Dalek in Sardicktown, which has never been seen before.
What is the Doctor’s role in the game?
Doctor Who serves as a guide in this game – he gives players missions and transports them through space and time via the TARDIS.
Who will want to play Doctor Who: Worlds in Time?
This game has something for everyone. Fans of the show looking for a quick pick-up-and-play game, life-long gamers and sci-fi enthusiasts will enjoy the mystery and community of exploring new worlds, leveling up to unlock new items and completing adventures.
What is your revenue model?
Revenue is generated through micro-transactions. Players can purchase items that will enhance their gameplay experience, including purchasing additional Chronons to complete missions, items to customize their avatars, and much more.
Who is behind it?
BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games, launched in 2010 as a core business within BBC Worldwide, works with top BBC brands and IP to develop new opportunities across a wide range of gaming platforms
BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games has partnered with award-winning developer, Three Rings, to create Doctor Who: World’s in Time. Three Rings is known for developing persistent world online games, such as Puzzle Pirates and Spiral Knights, which foster large scale social communities.