If you think that Trekkies and Star Wars fans are the kings of the sci-fi dorks, you obviously haven't heard of Doctor Who, the long-running BBC series that's been enjoying a renaissance in the last decade or so. The TV show already spawned a successful batch of free-for-download adventure games, but now the good doctor is getting a bit more ambitious.

BBC Worldwide has announced that the California-based game developer Three Rings is working on a free-to-play MMO based on the Doctor Who property.

“Doctor Who: Worlds in Time will be a free-to-play multiplayer online game that invites players to save the universe by using their wits to solve time-bending puzzles and pulse-pounding challenges," said BBC Worldwide's EVP of digital entertainment Robert Nashak.

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Source: MCV via 1UP