Fly the TARDIS in this Trailer for VR Adventure, Doctor Who: The Runaway

You wake up in a familiar space-time ship, and it’s up to you to help the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) pilot/negotiate with the TARDIS to save a mysterious creature from a malevolent force.

That’s the plot for the upcoming Virtual Reality (VR) adventure, Doctor Who: The Runaway. BBC Studios has just unveiled a new trailer for the 12-minute game, so check it out for an advanced look at the action…

You can play The Runaway on Oculus Rift & HTC Vive; 360 version for Oculus Go, Gear VR and YouTube.

Here’s the synopsis:

You’ve been in a collision. You wake inside the TARDIS. The Doctor introduces you to the person, or thing, you collided with. He’s a strange and magnificent ball of living energy called Volta. Part surly teenager, part bomb, Volta is very unstable. In fact, he’s primed to explode. Big time. Unless he can be returned to his home planet, sharpish. The problem is, a squad of galactic busybodies has other plans for Volta. Bad ones. Drawn into a frantic chase, you become The Doctor’s unlikely assistant as she races against time to get Volta home to his parents. Armed with a sonic screwdriver, it is down to you to help The Doctor as she faces the forces of evil, and teenage angst, in this animated 13-minute VR adventure from the team behind Doctor Who Series 11.


The Runaway is written by Death in Paradise‘s Victoria Asare-Archer and directed by Mathias Chelebourg, whose previous VR films include Alice, the Virtual Reality Play, and The Real Thing VR.

We’ll keep you updated when we hear about a release date, though it’ll surely be very soon.