is a tactical Match Three Game
with Role-Playing Game
elements based on Doctor Who
, published for tablets and smartphones by Tiny Rebel Games. It's part of the Doctor Who Expanded Universe
Notable for its gorgeous art and its Continuity Porn
, Doctor Who: Legacy
proves that there's No Problem with Licensed Games
. It's made for dorks, by dorks, and aims to celebrate all 50 years of the show. The game makes no division between "new" and "classic" Doctor Who
, nor between the Whoniverse
and the Doctor Who Expanded Universe
: the game is filled to the brim with references and Continuity Nod
moments, going beyond the televised canon and into the worlds of Big Finish
, IDW comics, and so on.
The story starts with the Sontaran empire, which has gotten its hands on time travel technology and is causing a massive Time Crash
in the process. The Eleventh Doctor, Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint resolve to prevent the universe from collapsing, using colourful orbs of Circular Gallifreyan. They soon stumble upon the Tenth and Seventh Doctors, and eventually encounter Doctors, companions and friends from all over time and space. Scenes and battles from throughout history get mashed up together by the Time Crash
— not that the Sontarans care, because if the glorious Sontaran empire becomes the last surviving stable point in time, it means they'll have conquered the universe. And there are others, much more cunning than the Sontarans, who would use the shredded Web of Time for their own purposes...
New content is constantly added — version 1.0 started with adventures throughout Series 7 of the revived TV show, and earlier seasons and special episodes are gradually released. The game has an active fan community, and the creators frequently ask the fans for input and suggestions, which are directly reflected in new updates. Gamers who spend a little bit of money are also allowed access to beta levels, bonus levels and fan-created content.
Doctor Who: Legacy provides examples of the following tropes: