In case you didn’t know, it’s Doctor Who’s 50th birthday, and UK-based app developers Big Ideas Digital are celebrating with the release of their premium Doctor Who: Say What You See app, available on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire platform. Licensed by BBC Worldwide, this brain-melting puzzle game should delight Who fans around the world.
Released today, the app combines the brain-teasing game-play Say What You See, with the international popularity of Doctor Who. The premium app contains over 150 rebus puzzles related to the show, hidden in three large paintings. Rebus puzzles (popularized by the TV show Catchphrase in the UK, and found under Lone Star beer bottle caps in the US) are cryptic picture puzzles which suggest words or phrases. So a Doctor Who monster like a Sea Devil might be represented by a letter ‘C’ wearing devilish horns.
Each puzzle refers to a companion, gadget, episode title or monster, and it’ll take a true Whovian to unravel all 150 of them. Solving a puzzle will reward the player with a trivia-filled fact-file, including exclusive never-before revealed secrets. Painted by Ex-Rare concept artist Ryan Firchau, the artwork takes players on a journey through iconic Doctor Who locations – the home of the Time Lords, Gallifrey, Totter’s Lane (The first place the TARDIS materialised on Earth), and finally, the interior of the TARDIS itself.
The Big Ideas Digital team has worked in close collaboration with BBC Worldwide to ensure the authenticity of the game, and to make sure every rivet on the TARDIS is present and correct. Jon Hamblin, Director, Big Ideas Digital comments:
“There have been many Doctor Who games in the past, but this is the first that covers the entire span of the show’s history, referencing episodes, characters and monsters from every one of its 50 years. If this isn’t the first game to appeal to old-school, hardcore fans just as much as younger fans of modern Who, then I’ll eat my Tom Baker scarf!”
Doctor Who: Say What You See will be published by BBC Worldwide on the App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon Marketplace on 18th November.
more info: amazon.com/appstore, itunes