Doctor Who For The Mobile Gaming World?
East Side Games Group, a Vancouver-based game developer, recently announced over Twitter that they had entered a partnership with BBC Studios to create a Doctor Who video game. Comic Book reports that this will apparently be a multi-year partnership between the companies, so they have plenty of time to develop at the very least a workable video game we can enjoy. That is if it weren’t a mobile game.
Now admittedly, East Side Games Group has not released many details about this Doctor Who mobile game. Likely because it’s so new. Heck, they don’t even have a release date for this game yet, so maybe we shouldn’t get so down about it right now. Even in spite of the mobile game thing.
Untitled Doctor Who Mobile Game: Details
The few details East Side Games Group released about this untitled Doctor Who mobile game are sparse, but are as follows. The game will be a free-to-pay, I mean play, game, so that already raises red flags for me. The game will “both new and classic storylines from the franchise”, so that helps a bit. A bit vague, but still helps.
Comic Book adds that this untitled Doctor Who mobile game will also utilize the proprietary Game Kit technology East Side Games Group developed. Unfortunately, they give no specifics about what this proprietary technology actually does. We’re just basically left to guess as to what this game will actually be like. We do, however, have East Side Games Group’s previous mobile games to go off of. These games, taken from their official website, include RuPaul’s Drag Race Superstar, Trailer Park Boys: Grease Money, The Office: Somehow We Manage, It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile, and Archer: Danger Phone.
Most of these games have gotten pretty good reception for mobile games, with scores of over 4.5/5 on app stores. I suppose this bodes well for this Doctor Who mobile game, but as for whether it will be a good game period? Well, I guess that’s what we’ll have to see when the game actually comes out.