BBC releases 'Doctor Who' game to teach children programming
While he won’t be going by The Teacher anytime soon, Doctor Who‘s 12th Doctor will now be helping children to learn how to code.
On Monday, the BBC announced a new game based on world of Doctor Who titled The Doctor and the Dalek. The game will be written by one of the show’s writers, Phil Ford, and it will tell the story of the Doctor as he teams up with one of his mortal enemies, a Dalek, to save all of creation.
Don’t expect to play the game on a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, though—the educational game is being released via the CBBC website as a means of teaching programming to younger children. The game’s puzzles will actually complement a computing curriculum that has been instituted across the U.K.. The Doctor and the Dalek tasks players with repairing the Dalek back to full strength through a series of coding-focused puzzles.
The game will include voice acting by the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi, in an original story commissioned by BBC Learning. The Doctor and the Dalek will be made officially available on Wednesday, Oct. 22, but only to those living in the U.K. And while this isn’t the Doctor’s first appearance in the virtual space, it is the first video game dedicated to the 12th Doctor, who seems to be off to a more educational start than his predecessors.