The long running BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who has become massively popular across the world and now the broadcaster is turning its attention to virtual reality (VR). Today, the BBC has announced the launch of a new immersive mobile videogame called Doctor Who Time Vortex 360.
As they speed through time, the title sees players pilot the TARDIS, tackling hazards and obstacles emerging from the future ahead of them, but as it’s a 360-degree experience they’ll sometimes need to physically turn themselves to look backwards in time in order to evade threats emerging from the past.
The endless runner was designed for the BBC by Goodboy Digital, the videogame utilises HTML5 and WebGL using PixiJS v5.0 to create a time travelling journey that works on a wide range of hardware.
Jo Pearce, creative director, BBC Digital Drama, said in a statement: “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.”
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