This title is to be the first idle mobile game based on the franchise and will be driven by its narrative, with both new and classic plots to follow. Characters and companions featured in the game will come from across the 'Who-niverse'.
"We’re delighted to be working with East Side Games Group to bring a new narrative-driven Doctor Who game to mobile," said BBC Studios senior producer Kevin Jorge.
"This new partnership will allow gamers and fans the opportunity to meet and collect a huge cast of iconic characters from across the Who-niverse, relive fan favourite adventures and defeat iconic enemies as they try to save the Doctor in an exciting new story."
License to thrill
The game is being published by East Side Games and is planned to be released sometime this year on both iOS and Android devices.
Development is being leveraged with East Side Games Group’s Game Kit, a software platform on which other licensed games include Archer: Danger Phone, The Goldbergs: Back to the 80s, and the upcoming The Office: Somehow We Manage.
"Doctor Who has been capturing the imaginations of people for almost 60 years and we couldn’t be more thrilled and honoured to have the opportunity to bring this legendary franchise to mobile," commented East Side Games Group CEO Darcy Taylor.
"This agreement with BBC Studios allows us to bring a truly iconic, globally-recognised franchise to an enduring fan base of new and diehard fans and further strengthens our ‘Super Marquee’ game publishing portfolio."
Japanese mobile games developer KLab recently revealed having worldwide distribution rights for a new mobile game based on the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime series.