The BBC's arguably most celebrated sci-fi series has seen a few video game adaptations over the decades, but few (if any) "Doctor Who" titles have really stood the test of time. A satisfying and contemporary "Who" gaming experience could very well be on the way this June, however, if the BBC and Sumo Digital's free downloadable "Doctor Who: The Adventure Games" series for PC and MAC lives up to its online preview.

Rather than tacking on forgettable bits of continuity to the already vast series, the BBC is touting "The Adventure Games" as an experience that augments this series' 13 episodes - going so far as to call each of the four games episodes in and of themselves.

"There aren't 13 episodes of Doctor Who this year," adds Piers Wenger, Head of Drama, BBC Wales and Executive Producer, Doctor Who. "There are 17 - four of which are interactive.

Fans shouldn't struggle too much with the idea, especially given the pretty impressive looking likeness of the eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond will be voiced by stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.Produced by showrunner Steven Moffat along with Piers Wenger, Beth Willis, Anwen Aspden and Charles Cecil with stories by previous "Who" and "Torchwood" writers Phil Ford and James Moran, the games seem to have a pretty substantial braintrust behind them.

The titles for each playable episode haven't been revealed just yet, but the BBC says to expect more details later this month. Here's hoping a video trailer or playable demo are on its agenda.

[Via BBC News]