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BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games announced the official launch of Doctor Who: Worlds in Time, the browser-based, free-to-play multiplayer online game based on the popular television series.

In a release, the Company noted the game was created in partnership with Three Rings, the developer of persistent online worlds Puzzle Pirates and Spiral Knights. The game transports fans and gamers alike on a journey throughout the boundless Doctor Who universe.

Doctor Who: Worlds in Time offers something for everyone, including an intriguing narrative for sci-fi followers and serious gamers and stimulating missions for game enthusiasts looking for a quick pick-up-and-play game. After preparing the Tardis, players travel to various immersive worlds (including Ember, Mars and New New York) and work together to defend civilization against infamous villains (including the Weeping Angels, Cybermen, Daleks, Autons, Oods and Zygons) bent on creating chaos and destruction in the universe. Since the open preview launch in December 2011, the BBC and Three Rings have worked to make more Doctor Who environments available, as well as introduce additional virtual items and create deeply engaging communal features.

"Worlds in Time offers players a multitude of elements and opportunities to socialize," said Robert Nashak, Executive Vice President, BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games. "From introducing beloved characters and progressive storylines to presenting additional guild play, our goal is to become the largest Doctor Who community ever assembled, while also being an enjoyable experience for all players."

While Doctor Who: Worlds in Time is free-to-play,players can enrich their gameplay and hasten their progress through the purchase of Chronons, which help them to customize their avatars, complete mini-games, build new contraptions and more.

"I have been a fan of Doctor Who since I was a child, so developing this game with BBC Worldwide is a dream come true," said Daniel James, CEO of Three Rings Design. "Like the Doctor, we have our own mission, to provide Doctor Who fans an experience matched only by the wondrous TV series, and casual gamers a warm opportunity to discover the marvelous world for themselves. It's exciting to see the Doctor Who universe come to life in such a unique way."

Doctor Who is a science fiction series and will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2013. It's the story of the Doctor, the mysterious traveller in time and space, who has saved the universe so many times. The Doctor is a Time Lord, one of a race of beings whose job it is to observe and record, but never interfere.

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games is a core business within BBC Worldwide.

Three Rings is a Sega game studio dedicated to making online games.

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