Doctor Who Infinity - Coming Spring 2018Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Infinity (Credit: Tiny Rebel Games)A new Doctor Who game, Doctor Who Infinity, is to be released for PC and mobile platforms worldwide, in Spring 2018.

The game is produced by Tiny Rebel Games Ltd, the team behind the popular game Doctor Who Legacy, under official license from BBC Worldwide. The new game is being funded as a joint effort between the Welsh Government’s Media Investment Budget and British game publisher/developer Double Eleven Limited.

It is being developed in close collaboration with Seed Studio along with a broad team of UK-based talent including well-known Doctor Who actors, writers, and artists. Cardiff-based award-winning audio designer and composer Stafford Bawler will be providing audio direction for the game. Doctor Who Infinity will be released both on PC and on major mobile platforms.

Susan Cummings, of Tiny Rebel Games, is the executive producer on Doctor Who Infinity.
It has been an incredible delight to be able to pull together such extraordinarily talented people to realize our ambitions for this new game. I am continually humbled by the quality of work they are doing and I think Doctor Who fans everywhere are going to be amazed by how we have taken everything we have learned from making the award-winning gameplay of Doctor Who: Legacy and brought it to the next level in every way imaginable
Doctor Who Infinity builds on the addictive puzzle gameplay of Doctor Who: Legacy to immerse players in comic book style puzzle adventures. Each story-based adventure has its own unique art style and author. To bring these original stories to life, Tiny Rebel Games has recruited an incredible team of major British Doctor Who writers and internationally renowned UK-based comic book artists to illustrate the stories.

Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in Wales says
We are delighted that Tiny Rebel Games recognizes the world-class creative talent present in Wales, especially in writing, art, and audio. By moving their business here from Los Angeles last year, Tiny Rebel has given Wales a valuable opportunity. Enabling us to invest in and grow the country’s experience in the burgeoning video game industry, while also utilizing local talent. The fact that the company have now developed a Doctor Who game, which of course films in Cardiff, only adds to this ‘made-in-Wales’ success story.
Lee Hutchinson, managing director of Double Eleven Limited added
As an indie publisher, we’re always looking for up and coming UK talent that we can support and this was a perfect opportunity for us to partner with Tiny Rebel Games in making an exciting new Doctor Who game. It also allows us to expand our expertise in mobile gaming whilst contributing our knowledge of the PC marketplace.
Doctor Who: Legacy, released in 2013, quickly became one of most popular Doctor Who games of all time with over 2.5 million players and broadly spans the history of Doctor Who with every Doctor, hundreds of allies, companions, and monsters and includes extended universe content from Big Finish, Titan Comics, and BBC Books. Still popular four years later, the game continues to add new content weekly and is well over 120 hours of gameplay.

With a soft launch in early Spring, Doctor Who Infinity will be live globally on PC, iTunes, and Google Play in late Spring 2018.

You can follow news about the game via the website and on Facebook, or Twitter.




Doctor Who: Time Vortex 360Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The BBC have announced a new game that can be played on mobile devices:

Doctor Who: Time Vortex 360 (Credit: BBC)New BBC 360° mobile game lets Doctor Who fans pilot the TARDIS through the vortex

Doctor Who fans can pilot the TARDIS on its most exhilarating journey yet as it careers through the depths of the space time vortex in the BBC’s first ever 360 arcade game, Doctor Who Time Vortex 360.

Fans simply need to visit bbc.in/dw360 using their smartphone or tablet and by physically moving their mobile device through 360 degrees, they will be able to fly the TARDIS within an increasingly turbulent time vortex.

As they speed through time, players will tackle hazards and obstacles emerging from the future ahead of them, but in a unique and literal twist will sometimes need to physically turn themselves to look backwards in time in order to evade threats emerging from the past.

Jo Pearce, creative director, BBC Digital Drama, said:
The beauty of this game is that you can use your mobile phone to fly the TARDIS wherever you are. Digital innovation is at the very heart of Doctor Who – this 360 degree game allows people to navigate the TARDIS through time and space like never before.

We’ve seen a lot of innovation recently in the 360 and virtual reality space, but the majority has focused on ‘experiential’ video-based experiences. This game, however, brings together the worlds of casual, arcade-style gaming and 360/VR to create a fun Doctor Who experience that people can easily pick up and play, wherever they are.

The game is an endless runner, which gets more and more difficult the longer people play, taking them on a visually intense journey through the iconic vortex from the show's opening credits. Using the device's accelerometer, the game is controlled by physically moving around, even giving the player the ability to turn around and travel backwards in time.

Designed as a mobile-first experience for the BBC by Goodboy Digital, the game combines cutting edge HTML5 and WebGL using PixiJS v5.0 to create a breath-taking journey that works on a wide range of hardware.

The game is available to play on BBC Taster, where fans can rate the game and provide feedback.





Warlord Games announce miniatures for The Return of Doctor MysterioBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Warlord Games have announced that the next release in their range of miniature figures will be based upon characters from this year's Christmas special, The Return Of Doctor Mysterio:

The first new episode in twelve months sees The Doctor and the previously decapitated Nardole (Matt Lucas taking on the companion role, now thankfully with his head reattached) arrive in present day New York. They team up with reporter Lucy Fletcher and the mysterious superhero The Ghost to fight aliens with a fondness for brain-swapping.

These two beautifully sculpted pewter figures feature The Ghost as portrayed by Justin Chatwin, and Dr Sim, played by Aleksandar Jovanovic.

Warlord Games: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (cover) (Credit: Warlord Games) Warlord Games: The Ghost (Credit: Warlord Games) Warlord Games: Dr Sim (Credit: Warlord Games)

The set is available to pre-order from their website.








Warlord Games: Doctor Who minatures and gameBookmark and Share

Thursday, 24 November 2016 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Warlord Games have released details on their new range of Doctor Who minatures and the game Into The Time Vortex:

Last year we announced that Warlord Games had secured the licence to produce a miniatures game based on the BBC’s enormously popular TV series, Doctor Who. Since then we’ve been tirelessly researching episodes both old and new, sculpting miniatures and working back and forth with the BBC to ensure the results are completely authentic.

Our licence covers not just the latest series of Doctor Who but encompasses all of the Doctors, their companions and their foes, spanning more than fifty years - so look out for long scarves and jelly babies as well as Sonic Sunglasses!

The first releases are now available, with lots more on the way. The models are high quality pewter castings, officially approved by the BBC. Our forthcoming range will also include plastic Daleks, Cybermen and UNIT troopers, as well as many more pewter figures.

ON RELEASE:

  • Warlord Games: Tenth Doctor and Companions (Credit: Warlord Games)10th Doctor and Companions five figure pewter set
    Consisting of: The 10th Doctor, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble and Wilfred Mott
    Warlord Games: Tenth Doctor and Companions (cover) (Credit: Warlord Games)
  • Warlord Games: Twelfth Doctor and Companions (Credit: Warlord Games)12th Doctor and Companions five figure pewter set
    Consisting of: The 12th Doctor, Clara Oswald, Strax, Jenny and Madame Vastra
    Warlord Games: Twelfth Doctor and Companions (cover) (Credit: Warlord Games)
  • Warlord Games: Judoon (Credit: Warlord Games)Judoon three figure pewter set
    Warlord Games: Judoon (cover) (Credit: Warlord Games)
  • Warlord Games: The Silence (Credit: Warlord Games)The Silence three figure pewter set
    Warlord Games: The Silence (cover) (Credit: Warlord Games)
  • Warlord Games: Zygons (Credit: Warlord Games)Zygon two figure pewter set
    Warlord Games: Zygons (cover) (Credit: Warlord Games)

INTO THE TIME VORTEX - BOX GAME


Our first game, Into The time Vortex, will be released in early 2017 and will feature Daleks V Cybermen. The Doctor and his various companions all have a role in setting the scenario, objectives and the special rules for the game. Additional releases introduce many of the Doctor’s foes and allies, each with their own unique characteristics.

The gameplay allows for three different levels of play, ranging from the harsh environment of the Battle, through the world of the Adventure and finally allowing you to take part in an Episode. Each level of play has its own challenges, as dictated by eight scenarios that come with the game. The Doctor and his companions all have key roles in the scenarios and have their own rules that add to the experience. The rules booklets are simple to use. The basic game uses Battle cards that can be played to enhance your own plans or thwart those of your enemies. There are also clearly laid out Faction Recruitment cards that detail the forces being used, their individual weapons and abilities, plus generic and character specific Adventure cards that may be used to create more advanced versions of the game. In addition, a set of Event cards can be found in the box, providing the means to weld all the aspects of the game together and take part in the type of adventures that make the TV programme what it is.

Warlord Games: Cybermen figures (Credit: Warlord Games)The initial release consists of everything you need to play, including specially created plastic miniatures of two of The Doctor’s iconic foes, the Daleks and the Cybermen. There are 12 ‘snap fit’ miniatures for each of these factions, plus the Cybermen sprue includes six Cybernates that can aid their larger brethren. Of course, no Doctor Who based game is complete without The Doctor himself, so you will also find a miniature of the 12th Doctor, ready to take part in the action.

One boxed set, three ways to play! But that’s not all, as there are a number of further releases planned which will add more miniatures, cards and opportunities to gain victory over your opponent. New factions, Companions and additional Doctors will become available over time, so the game can keep growing, as will your collection of finely crafted pewter and plastic heroes and villains.

More details can be found via the dedicated Doctor Who Into The Time Vortex website.

COMING SOON:

  • Warlord Games: Cybermen Collectors Set (cover) (Credit: Warlord Games)Cyberman ten figure pewter set. This release, to mark the 50th Anniversary of The Cybermen, will feature 10 key designs from over the years.
  • The Ninth Doctor and Companions pewter set
  • The Eleventh Doctor and Companions pewter set
  • Voyage of the Damned Pewter set
  • The Dominators pewter set
  • The Vervoids pewter set
  • The Ogrons pewter set
  • Cybermen plastic boxed set
  • Daleks plastic boxed set

Competition

To be in with a chance to win a set of the first five releases courtesy of Warlord Games, simply answer the following question:
Name the televised Doctor Who episode which featured an all-out battle between the Daleks and the Cybermen.
Please send your answers along with your name, address and where you heard about the competition (news site, news app, other website, etc.) to comp-warlordgames@doctorwhonews.net with the subject "Pest Control". The competition is open worldwide, closing date 11th December 2016. Only one entry per household will be accepted.




Digital Pinball Game ReleasedBookmark and Share

Monday, 3 October 2016 - Reported by Marcus

Farsight Studios have released their digital recreation of the 1992 Doctor Who Pinball Machine.

The table has been released for iOS, Google Play, Steam (Mac/Windows), Mac App Store, Amazon and Ouya. The table is inspired by the TV series and features the original Doctor Who theme song, TARDIS, Doctors, companions, and villains from the series.

The digital version of the table was produced after a Kickstarter campaign raised over $56,000, enough to purchase the the licences allowing Farsight studios to develop the replica of the machine.

The innovative game, designed by Barry Oursler and Bill Pfutzenreuter, tasks the player with rescuing each of the original 7 Doctors from the Master, each one adding a new dimension to the ruleset. Multiball is played via a 3 level "Time Expander" mini playfield that raises up to reveal more targets, allowing players to defeat Davros and his Daleks and restore Earth's time to normal.

Preview on Twitch




Legacy - Bigger on the InsideBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 3 August 2016 - Reported by Marcus
Legacy - Bigger on the Inside (Credit: Tiny Rebel Press)Tiny Rebel Games and Seed Studio today launch the latest level pack for the online game Doctor Who: Legacy.

Bigger on the Inside: Chapter 1 is the continuation of the pixelated saga that began last year with the free Bigger on the Inside Prologue, which sees all of the Doctors facing a dire threat as an unknown virus invades the TARDIS.

Bigger on the Inside: Chapter 1 is written by George Mann (writer of the Engines of War novel, as well as many Doctor Who Titan comic books) and features pixelated art by the PixelWho team.

Follow the War and 8th Doctors as they try to save the TARDIS and figure out who is behind the deadly attack, traveling from turn of the century San Francisco back to deep inside the Time War, and many places in between. As well as grouping with allies such as Grace Holloway, Cinder and the Gallifreyan General, BOTI: C1 also sees the introduction of Josie Day from the 8th Doctor Titan comics to the Legacy universe.
This 31 level premium pack costs $4.99 USD, and players get 31 new levels as well as 20 new pixel costumes, and the allies associated with those costumes.

The pack also introduces Legacy's first wholly original enemy, the History Eater, as visually realized by artist, Pest Jiang, adapted by the PixelWho team, and based on a collaborative creation of the Legacy team and George Mann in association with the Doctor Who brand team.

Doctor Who: Legacy has now been live for 3 years and is played by over 2 million people. More information about Bigger on the Inside can be found on the Legacy website

Legacy - Bigger on the Inside (Credit: Tiny Rebel Press)Legacy - Bigger on the Inside (Credit: Tiny Rebel Press)Legacy - Bigger on the Inside (Credit: Tiny Rebel Press)Legacy - Bigger on the Inside (Credit: Tiny Rebel Press)




Legacy - Husbands of River Song - Director's CutBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - Reported by Marcus
Tiny Rebel Press have launched the Husbands of River Song level in the official Doctor Who Legacy Game.

The game, now in its 3rd year with over 2 million installs, is played by nearly 2 million fans and has over 100 hours of playable content. The new level is in response to customer demand and includes new costumes, new allies, new enemies and new backgrounds to the game.

Tiny Rebel Press said
Our player community voted and we listened -- they loved the Christmas special so much that they wanted us to more fully recreate it in game! Last night, February 16th, we launched a 10 level premium pack. The level is on sale this week for a special reduced price of $2.99 USD
The game already includes all 13 Doctors, nearly 200 playable allies and companions, enemies from both modern and classic Doctor Who, and extended universe content from Big Finish, Titan Comics, and George Mann’s Engines of War novel as well as the Bigger on the Inside 8-bit style retro adventure.

Credit: Tiny Rebel PressCredit: Tiny Rebel PressCredit: Tiny Rebel PressCredit: Tiny Rebel PressCredit: Tiny Rebel Press




Doctor Who Digital Pinball Table - Fully FundedBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - Reported by Marcus

The kickstarter project to help recreate the 1990's Doctor Who Pinball Table in digital form, has reached its target.

With three days to go the project has raised over $56,000, enough to purchase the the licences to allow Farsight studios to recreate the famous 1992 Doctor Who Pinball Table for Consoles and Mobile devices.

In addition the makers have announced that, as well as recreating the classic Doctor Who table, they intend to develop an modern version of the table, featuring the latest doctors and new material from the show.

New tiers have been added to the Kickstarter campaign that include early access to this new version of the table.

The campaign closes on Saturday.

For full details see the project's Kickstarter page.




Digitizing the Doctor Who Pinball TableBookmark and Share

Friday, 22 January 2016 - Reported by Marcus
A kickstarter project has been launched to help recreate the 1990's Doctor Who Pinball Table in digital form.

FarSight Studios are looking to add the famous 1992 Doctor Who Pinball Table to their successful Pinball Arcade game for Consoles and Mobile devices.

The independent developer has over 25 years of experience, developing video games on consoles, phones and tablets. For the last ten years, the company has been developing modern videogame recreations of classic pinball tables. The Pinball Arcade is currently available on a wide variety of platforms: the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Ouya, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Play Station 4, PS Vita and Steam for PC and Mac, with the Nintendo Wii U version being released very soon.

The Doctor Who pinball table was originally released by Williams/Bally in 1992. It is considered one of the best designed licensed tables in pinball history. The gameplay is based around the various seven incarnations of the Doctor and each Doctor affects the rules of the playfield differently. The player must "collect" all Doctors throughout the game. After collecting a Doctor, rule changes are applied.

The Kickstarter project will allow the developers to secure the licences for the Doctor Who game, a cost of $72,000 or around £50,000. The development costs will then be met by FarSight Studios.
The process of digitizing these tables is very complex. We first acquire the actual physical pinball table we want to digitize. We want our videogame version to play exactly the same as the table played when it was new. We strip the table down to the bare wood playfield and take high-resolution digital photographs of every part. We use these to create three-dimensional computer models of each of the components on the playfield. When the modeling is complete we export the data into our graphics engine, which displays the table on each of our target platforms.
Previous projects have raised money to recreate games based on The Addams Family, Twilight Zone, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Terminator 2: Judgement Day

For full details see the projects Kickstarter page.




Topps Doctor Who Trading CardsBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 6 January 2016 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Topps trading cards have recently been released in the United States.

Topps Doctor Who trading cards is the first comprehensive Doctor Who trading card released in the US. Featuring 200 base cards, this set explores characters and storylines from across the whole 50+ years of the Doctor Who saga.

There are 5 insert sets to chase:
  • Memorable Moments
  • Companions
  • Christmas Time
  • Who Is The Doctor
  • Gadgets
Featuring 2 hits per hobby box.

30 TARDIS patch cards
Autographs from 31 signers including David Tennant, Tom Baker, Colin Baker, Paul McGann, Peter Davison, Billie Piper, Alex Kingston, Freema Agyeman, Noel Clarke, John Barrowman, Carole Ann Ford and many more!

4 Costume pieces including The Doctor’s Suit Trousers, Ood Alien Costume, Sally Sparrow’s Coat and Rory’s Green Shirt 15 Signed TARDIS Patch Cards from Doctors and Companions

3 Ultra Rare cut signatures from the original three Doctors

1 Ultra Rare signed costume piece featuring David Tennant

An additional set, Doctor Who Timeless, will be released in May.



Order on Amazon




Legacy Christmas UpdateBookmark and Share

Sunday, 20 December 2015 - Reported by Marcus
Credit: Tiny Rebel PressTiny Rebel Press have revealed their upcoming plans for the online game, Doctor Who Legacy.

This week sees the addition of rewards for those who unlock the Fan Area in the game. The Fan Area is a special reward area that unlocks as soon as players make their first purchase of a Handful of Time Crystals.

The Fan Area will be the home to the Signature Series which launched yesterday. Each day players will unlock an exclusive version of an ally which includes the actor's real signature. This ally series will be ongoing, but begins this week with Saibra (Pippa Bennett-Warner), Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker), Jo Grant (Katy Manning), Van Gogh (Tony Curran), Ace (Sophie Aldred), and Rigsy (Joivan Wade).

Christmas Eve for the Fan Area will add the Twelfth Doctor's fan favorite velvet jacket to his ever-growing wardrobe.

Christmas weekend will see the launch a new level based on "The Husbands of River Song" for all players with the reward of a new ally. In January, players can expect a first ever "Director's Cut" edition of the same episode with costumes galore.

Doctor Who: Legacy continues to thrive and grow, 2 years post launch, recently earning "Top Developer" status for the team on Google Play and passing the 1 million install mark on Google Play as well.

Next year's plans include the dynamic "Event" which has been hinted at in media, as well as the next instalment of Bigger on the Inside, which is being co-penned with George Mann (author of Engines of War) and more tie-ins with Titan Comics.

Credit: Tiny Rebel PressCredit: Tiny Rebel PressCredit: Tiny Rebel PressCredit: Tiny Rebel Press




Doctor Who: Legacy - New ReleasesBookmark and Share

Monday, 21 September 2015 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who: Legacy (Credit: Tiny Rebel Press)Doctor Who: Legacy has announced a weekly content release to tie in with Series 9 of Doctor Who, and campaign going through to the Christmas episode in December.

Every Sunday night, the team will release at least one new level based on that Saturday's television episode. This began last night with The Magician's Apprentice, rewarding players with Ohila, the High Priestess of the Sisterhood of Karn.

Next Sunday night, the day after The Witch's Familiar, players will get to take on Davros himself and be rewarded with a new costume for the Twelfth Doctor, complete with guitar.

Also, for the next few days, Google Play fans can purchase Sonic Adventures premium area for 40% off (and also purchase Series 8 of the TV series for 40% off in US, UK, Canada, and Australia.)

Doctor Who: Legacy, is played by nearly 2 million fans. It now has over 100 hours of playable content and includes all 13 Doctors, over 140 playable allies and companions. The game also includes enemies from throughout the 51 year history of the show, extended universe content from Big Finish, Titan Comics, and George Mann’s Engines of War novel, as well as the Bigger on the Inside 8-bit style retro adventure.

Doctor Who: Legacy (Credit: Tiny Rebel Press) Doctor Who: Legacy (Credit: Tiny Rebel Press) Doctor Who: Legacy (Credit: Tiny Rebel Press) Doctor Who: Legacy (Credit: Tiny Rebel Press)




Doctor Who Game Maker launchedBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - Reported by Harry Ward
The BBC has launched Doctor Who: Game Maker as part of the corporation's Make it Digital season. The game will allow fans to create their own adventures by manipulating the Doctor Who universe. Characters which can be used in game include the Doctor, Clara, Missy, and various monsters and alien worlds from the series. Users can create their own game from scratch or use an existing template which includes classic game formats with a Doctor Who twist, including platform games, puzzles and racers.

Strax will be able to offer advice by showing users how to get started, change a game’s physics to make things fly, animate objects and even add special effects.

Games can be created on tablet devices and desktop computers, and there will soon be an Arcade area which will let people play games on mobile devices.

Jo Pearce, Creative Director, BBC Cymru Wales Interactive, says:
The Doctor Who Game Maker rounds off a big year for Doctor Who as part of BBC Make it Digital. Our game introduced our audiences to coding basics, Mission Dalek competition encouraged fans to create stories using digital technology, and now we’re giving fans the chance to make their own games. It’s hugely exciting and we can’t wait to see what people come up with.


Doctor Who: Game Maker (Credit: BBC) Doctor Who: Game Maker (Credit: BBC) Doctor Who: Game Maker (Credit: BBC) Doctor Who: Game Maker (Credit: BBC)

The Game Maker was produced in collaboration between BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Digital, Aardman Animations, Aerian and BBC Connected Studio, and is built using the BBC’s new mixital technology.
(with thanks to BBC Digital)





Doctor Who: Legacy 3.0Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 20 August 2015 - Reported by Harry Ward
Tiny Rebel Games have launched the latest version of the mobile based game, Doctor Who: Legacy. The update brings new storylines with the addition of Sonic Adventures and Doctor Who: Legacy Kids as well as a variety of new gameplay features and levels. 3.0 will lead in to the new series of Doctor Who with new levels inspired by the television episodes.

The Sonic Adventures story arc is led by the First Doctor and includes new "sonic" versions of fan favourite characters Captain Jack Harkness, Mickey Smith, River Song, and the introduction of the classic Third Doctor companion, Jo Grant and the addition of the First Doctor’s Signet Ring. Players of Sonic Adventures will be able to unlock a full team of new Sonic Adventure characters. This optional add-on to the game will cost 9.99 USD (7.68 GBP) which will unlock access to 30 new levels and over 20 guaranteed reward characters including sonic screwdrivers, sonic lipstick, sonic cane, and more.

Doctor Who: Legacy Kids is a dedicated area for younger fans and is inspired by the "Anna's Playground" levels. The new optional area of the game comes with a new art style created by BBC Worldwide. The Kids area unlocks for 4.99 USD and allows children a simplified experience of the game with no team creation and easier enemies.

Doctor Who: Legacy - Sonic Adventures (Credit: Tiny Rebel Games) Doctor Who: Legacy - Kids (Credit: Tiny Rebel Games)

More details and images can be found here.