Saturday, 19 September 2015

Doctor Who Game Maker Launched!

The Doctor Who game maker has now launched on the official Doctor Who website. Here's the press release:

It requires no technical knowledge, no download and works on desktop and tablets meaning you can get creative whenever and wherever you want! The Game Maker allows you to build something simple in minutes before moving onto more complex ideas as you get the hang of it. You’ll also be able use the arcade feature on your mobile so you can play games on the go. But be careful… It’s addictive! 
Within minutes you can create a fun game from scratch, or use one of a selection of templates to help get you started! Templates include classic game formats with a Doctor Who twist, such as platform games, puzzles and racers. There’s a vast range of assets on offer to help you create your own unique games – including stunningly designed environments, monsters new and old, friends, foes, and spaceships from across the galaxy. 
The Doctor’s old Sontaran friend, Strax, is on hand to offer advice with a range of helpful guides that show you how to get started, change the games’ physics to make things fly, animate objects and even add special effects. And there’ll soon be an Arcade area letting people play games made by users from around the world!
Jo Pearce, Creative Director, BBC Cymru Wales Interactive, said: “The Doctor Who Game Maker rounds off a big year for Doctor Who as part of Make it Digital. Our Doctor and the Dalek 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.” 
Launched as part of the BBC’s Make it Digital season, the Doctor Who Game Maker gives young people the chance to get creative with digital technology and introduces them to game design. 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.

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