Game Over for The Adventure Games

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The remaining Doctor Who Adventure Games have been scrapped, according to Digital Spy.

There were originally three more games due, with last year’s The Gunpowder Plot being the first in the second series, but the BBC says they are now focusing their efforts elsewhere.

BBC’s Simon Harris explained: “Right now there are no current plans to develop any more Adventure Games, so [The Eternity Clock] is the next Doctor Who gaming exercise and we’re doing other things.

“Obviously we’ve got the browser-based MMO Doctor Who: Worlds In Time, we have other plans for other platforms and formats and we’ll be announcing those. But right now The Adventure Games have done a great job, and they’ve been done, we’re now going to move forward with the The Eternity Clock and we’ll continue to develop those plans as we go ahead.”

Of course, there’s one big difference between The Adventure Games and The Eternity Clock – the former was free to play for UK TV licence payers, the latter won’t be.

However, Harris adds: “The team down in Cardiff are going to concentrate on some other things – which I’ve seen some of their ideas they haven’t announced yet – but there is going to be some cool things around that to continue developing what they do around public service, around audience expansion for the UK licence payers.”