BBC releases Doctor Who game for Android

BBC releases Doctor Who game for Android
Mobile gaming is the place to be. It doesn't cost developers as much to make a mobile game as a traditional console/PC game, and even when free and ad-supported, mobile games can generate quite a bit of revenue (and it seems reasonable that those projections are very low compared to what is likely being made now.) So, BBC is jumping into the gaming business with Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time. 

Doctor Who is a 3D adventure/puzzle game in which you have to save a family that has been sent back in time by a nasty Dalek. The game should naturally appeal to Doctor Who fans, but even those who don't know the series should have fun with the game, assuming the bugs get fixed soon. As of this writing, early reviews on the game weren't that good because of force-close issues and troubles with downloadable content. We had planned to test the app and let you know if the reports were true, but the game needs 45MB free for the initial install and the Nexus One we planned to use only had 30MB free. When working, Doctor Who features:

• Travel through time and space to seven unique locations and over 100 levels
• Increasingly complex environmental challenges to challenge your mind and reflexes
Play as both the Doctor and his companion, Amy Pond, utilising their unique skills and abilities to solve challenges
• Features Daleks, Cybermen and Silurians – each with unique behaviour that requires different strategies of stealth and subterfuge to complete levels
• Authentic music from the show
• Wide variety of OpenFeint achievements 

Doctor Who is free in the Android Market for most users, although it seems if you live in the UK the game will cost you. All versions of the game come with downloadable content. As we said, there are bugs reported, but that's only based on 7 reviews in the Market, so things may not be as bad as they seem. 

Install Doctor Who (Android Market link)

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8 Comments

1. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

PhoneArena, how about reporting when some new good apps arrive for bada ? For example just a couple of weeks ago gameloft released Gangstar HD for bada in samsungapps.

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

don't feel offended... but you work for bada by any chance? also if they didn't got tipped on those news they may not post them, you can help by submitting the news to them.http://www.phonearena.com/tipus thay way the news has more chances of appearing on the site or sending the link to their twitter or posting it on their Facebook wall

3. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

No i dont work for bada at all, but i have been doing some programming for bada, though it has never reached samsungapps. Thank you for the info, i'll be using that service in the future ; )

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

a developer, that's quite interesting =) Hope the links help

5. Corgan Bruce III, Esquire unregistered

Go away, Badaboy. People care about other things than you like, with your biased slanted opinion.

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I don't think he is downtumbing other OS's so far, and he can come up with better arguments than most people in here, he has not called people names (aside from the obvious hatters of course) so why would we want him to leave? Id rather have 100 of him commenting about bada and wanting bada to be considered an option, that Taco or Mitz trolling on every article

7. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Thanks for supporting me : ) I try to be civilized and not call people names, and not downthumb other Oses either. I just want bada to be seen as an option.

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I wish I could see more people being like that, instead of the usual hate, this place is not full of fanboys this place is full of hatters.

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