We've known for a while that Torchwood: Miracle Day would be supplemented with an animated motion comic series for the Web, featuring the voices of Eliza Dushku, John Barrowman and Eve Myles. It turns out that Torchwood: Web of Lies is more than that—it's also a game, available on iTunes.
MTV writes that this game "will consist of 10 three-minute chapters ... in bundles of three for ninety-nine cents." Players can also purchase the whole series for $2.99.
The press release, also from MTV, reads:
Torchwood: Web of Lies is an episodic interactive experience for iOS that fuses together motion comic and gameplay elements to tell an original and digitally exclusive Torchwood story. Players will participate in a parallel storyline to Torchwood: Miracle Day that includes lead characters Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper—voiced by John Barrowman and Eve Myles.
Torchwood: Web of Lies runs alongside weekly premieres of Torchwood: Miracle Day, providing fans with a way to engage in the world of Torchwood between episodes. It reveals a past day in the lives of Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper—a day they've both forgotten. The events of that day fuel a modern day conspiracy-laced treasure hunt, as Holly Mokri, voiced by Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Tru Calling, Buffy The Vampire Slayer), labors to uncover the secrets of Miracle Day. Each week a new episode unlocks, allowing players to access another piece of original motion comic narrative and game which ties into and extends plot developments of the show, as well as providing new twists in its own narrative.
Do you understand it? Because we're not sure we do. We have so many questions, and not enough answers.
♦ How will the app relate to the Web series?
♦ What kind of gameplay does this involve, and how do you win?
♦ Will Web of Lies also become available for AndroidOS?
♦ This isn't just some excuse to cull $3 off of each viewer, is it?
But then there's another question that may be the most important one of all:
♦ Do we get to play Eliza Dushku?