The Doctor and the Dalek: BBC's New Tablet Game Teaches Coding Concepts

Last year, the BBC announced The Doctor and the Dalek, a game that would let kids learn some of the key concepts behind programming. Now that game, which targets children ages 6 - 12, is available for anyone with an iPad or Android tablet. At least, as long as you're in the UK. In the bit of a twist from the TV series, in the game you control a renegade Dalek who has sided with The Doctor. To travel safely across the game's universe, you need to upgrade the Dalek by essentially programming the Dalek. Like the TV series, The Doctor and the Dalek finds the current Doctor from the TV series, Peter Capaldi, voicing The Doctor while Doctor Who's TV series writer Phil Ford, who also wrote the story for the Doctor Who: The Adventure Games, penned the story for the game. The game was developed by BBC's Richard Jenkins. Check out the video below for a quick run-through of the game.