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New 'Adventure Game' announced


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Troy Baker - Posted on 22 July 2011

The BBC has announced on it's 'Doctor Who' website that a new 'Adventure Game' will be released in October. This will be the first release since 'The Shadows of the Vashta Nerada' from last year.

The new game will be based on the story of Guy Fawkes and his gunpowder plot in 1650. The plot was an assassination attempt of James the 1st.

The game will be the first game to work in conjunction with BBC Learning.

 

For more information about the future release you can see the story here:

BBC - Doctor Who - New Adventure Game: The Explosive Details!

 

As usual the game will be free to the UK while we in the US (and other countries) will have to wait until later.

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The BBC's "Doctor Who" website has the new 'Adventure Game' available. "The Gunpowder Plot" was released earlier this week (Oct. 31) and if you are a resident of the UK you can download it for FREE here:

 

BBC - Doctor Who -  "Doctor Who: The Adventure Games"

 

System requirements for the game are:

OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7

Processor: Intel P4 2.5 GHz, or Athlon XP 2500+ (or greater)

Memory: 1 GB RAM

Other info: 128 MB (drive space? - unceartain about that),  DirectX 9 compatible.

 

Outside the UK you can download the game - for a price ($9.95), from Legacy Games at their website here:

Legacy Games - 'Doctor Who: The Gunpowder Plot"

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BTW: If you are teacher and would like this game for educational use, there is a web-page with teaching resources available, designed to be teaching tools for use with the game. You can find links 'The Plot', Childhood', 'Crime and Punishment' and 'London Life in 1605'.

Currently, only 'The Plot is available but more will be released throughout the next few months.'Childhood' will be available on Nov. 11th, 'Crime and Punishment' will be available on Dec. 12, and the final section will be available on Jan 1, 2012. You will need a program that can open PDF documents to use them.

You can find the teaching resources here:

BBC - Schools - Teachers - Doctor Who: The Adventure Games

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