Massive success of the first three has guaranteed a second “series”
The BBC has today confirmed that there will be a second series of Doctor Who Adventure Games in 2011, promising the games will return “bigger and better than ever”.
The first three games/“episodes” have been a massive success, accumulating over 1.6 million downloads. A fourth game in the first series, to be released later this year, will take players to a whole new world as the Doctor and Amy face one of executive producer and show-runner Steven Moffat's “most original creations” (says the press release… intriguing).
Series two will once again be executive produced by Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger and Beth Willis, along with Anwen Aspden at BBC Wales Interactive. Doctor Who: The Adventure Games are created in conjunction with videogame developer Sumo Digital, and are officially cannon in terms of the TV show’s continuity.
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan will reprise their virtual roles, providing full voice-overs and likenesses once again and they will be joined by additional members of the Doctor Who cast. The second series will once again be written by established Doctor Who writers.
“Given the success of the first series, we’d be daft not to recomission,” says Simon Nelson, head of multiplatform in vision, BBC. “But it’s not just about the numbers; the feedback we’ve had has been overwhelmingly positive. Our audience has been introduced to a new form of drama - and, for many, these have been the first computer games they have downloaded. We’ve set new standards in audience participation, and we think we’ve really helped push the concept of families actively playing together. I can't wait to see what the team does next.”