Doctor Who: you can now chat to the Doctor on Skype

Skype has added an official Doctor Who bot, featuring voice work from Peter Capaldi. Here's how to access it...

Here’s some fun news: a Doctor Who bot has been added to Skype, allowing fans of the show to chat to the iconic Time Lord and take part in an interactive story entitled The Saviour Of Time.

The Doctor Who Bot was developed and written by Joe Lidster of Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. It features voice work from Peter Capaldi himself.

Here’s a trailer…

The BBC’s official Doctor Who site describes the experience thusly…

“In a world first, players will experience the Doctor communicating with them directly and setting them challenges that can only be solved by the best companions. The game is launching across multiple territories today […]

The Doctor Who Bot includes challenges, logic puzzles, and quizzes, revolving around the search for a mysterious artefact known as the Key To Time. Scattered throughout time and space, users must locate all six segments of the Key and restore it, in order to save the Universe.”

Those territories are the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Italy, Spain, France, Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Portugal, Russia, Mexico, and Brazil.

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To join in with the fun, click this link and follow the instructions to add the Doctor Who bot to your contacts. If you have any trouble setting it up, the Beeb has some official guidelines at this link here.

Have fun!