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Doctor Who materialises on Android for the first time

Doctor Who materialises on Android for the first time
Stuart Dredge

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Devices / Android / August 17th 2011 at 11:09AM

BBC Worldwide dips its toes in the Google-powered waters with port of iOS game.

BBC Worldwide has released its first Android app: a port of iOS game Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time.

Originally developed by Scottish firm Tag Games, the game sees the Doctor and companion Amy Pond battling Cybermen, Daleks and Silurians. It came out on iPhone and iPad in December 2010.

On Android, the game is using in-app purchases as its business model. It comes with a set of free levels, with other packs available to buy within the game.

"Android users make up an increasing percentage of the mobile market and we’re thrilled that they’ll now be able to find their way out of our mazes," says BBC Worldwide EVP of digital entertainment Robert Nashak.

Games publishers in particular regularly complain that Android continue to underperform when it comes to sales of paid apps. However, the growing size of the platform, and Google's launch of in-app purchases, is convincing more companies to port their iOS hits across.