Free Doctor Who games coming to the PC

Fans of adventure games, Dr Who, and PC gaming have reason to celebrate, as it's been revealed that the BBC will be releasing a selection of Dr Who adventure games on an episodic basis, with the first arriving on 5 June.

They're set in the 1960s, and the first one features the multicoloured Daleks that attacked the Doctor recently on-screen. They've been developed by UK studio Sumo Digital, and Charles Cecil of Revolution Software is involved too - the chap behind legendary 90s point-and-click titles like Beneath a Steel Sky and the Broken Sword series.

The actors currently in the series, like Matt Smith and Karen Gillen, will be starring in the games, but the best news of all is that license fee funding means that the games are to be released absolutely free. Gratis. For nada. It also means that they'll be PC-exclusive, because releasing them for the Xbox, PS3 or Wii would mean paying licensing fees to the console manufacturers.

So what we Brits look to be getting out of this is a series of free games, with proven talent behind them, that'll be released on the most widespread platform there is. Can't really complain about that, can you?