The Edge of Reality (video game)

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The Edge of Reality is a 2021 console video game developed by Maze Theory and published by Playstack. It features the Thirteenth Doctor's voice performed by Jodie Whittaker. It is an expanded continuation of the 2019 virtual reality game The Edge of Time, providing mostly the same experience with a few changes as well as an extra chapter to the story, featuring David Tennant voicing the Tenth Doctor and a new foe known as the CyberReaper.

Publisher's summary[[edit]]

Wield the sonic screwdriver as you join the Thirteenth Doctor (voiced by Jodie Whittaker) on a quest to save the universe, and meet the Tenth Doctor along the way (voiced by David Tennant in a guest appearance).

Experience an unforgettable adventure through space and time, face terrifying monsters and solve a mind-bending mystery!

Plot[[edit]]

Chapter 1[[edit]]

The Doctor recruits someone to help her against a reality virus. The companion escapes a London laundrette, filled with incubated Hydrorcs, using the Doctor's sonic screwdriver she transmatted in the manager's office safe and calls the TARDIS, narrowly escaping a Dalek spaceship which detected the Gallifreyan technology.

Chapter 2[[edit]]

The companion then goes collecting three zeiton crystals to help the Doctor use a vortex manipulator to escape the end of time and deal with the reality virus. First, landing in a jungle which is revealed to be only one of over 2,000 environments of the spaceship SS Lucia Minor. Guided by the female voice of Emer, the companion goes to zone 7 to discover the ship abandoned, with hybernating Zlysters. In the cockpit, the companion discover that EMER was the lifesupport AI of the ship which became sentient after Zlysters changed into Tazmas, massacred the passengers and planned to escape the ship and be captured by the Shadow Proclamation to gain attention. Emer and the Companion change the course of the ship, take the Time Crystal from the circuits and get inside the TARDIS after it was transmatted in the cockpit, Emer being downloaded inside the sonic screwdriver.

Chapter 3[[edit]]

The Companion and Emer then go to Sir Manfred Grayle's home in late Victorian era London to get the Time Crystal from Magnus Greel's Time cabinet under it while escaping Weeping Angels. It is opened using the trionic lattice hidden in a gramophone.

Chapter 4[[edit]]

After the Doctor explains that the First, the original living being in the universe and creator of all other life, is responsible for the reality virus, the companion and Emer take the third and final crystal in the Temple of the First on Metebelis IV, a sentient planet invaded by Bronze Daleks trying to harness the power of the crystal. The companion manages to get through by getting inside and using a Dalek casing. They then use the three crystals to open a stone structure and reveal the TARDIS.

Chapter 5[[edit]]

The TARDIS has its interior deleted by the virus and by exiting it the companion arrives in the Inner Temple of the First and meets her. She explains her plan to kill the universe and rebirth its inhabitants better. The Doctor reveals that she lied to the companion: she did not need the crystals and planted them so that the companion could visit the locations so that they were the last to disappear since the First would spy on them. The Doctor met the First to try and failed to make her change her opinion of the universe. She then tells the companion to go to the visited location by thought while the universe is being destroyed to collect three disguised objects which actually are a Time Lord device created to put the First in a time loop.

Chapter 6[[edit]]

to be added...

Cast[[edit]]

Gameplay[[edit]]

to be added

Collectables[[edit]]

Please note that this section contains spoilers for the locations of collectables within the game. Please skip this section if you don't want to know this information.

Journal pages[[edit]]

Page Location Image
The Tardis Chapter 1
On a bench at the laundrette.
to be added
The sonic screwdriver Chapter 1
On a box in the manager's office at the laundrette.
to be added
Daleks Chapter 1
On a shelf in the Reception building at 76 Totter's Lane.
to be added
Dalek invasion of Earth to be added to be added
Hydrorcs to be added to be added
Miniscope Chapter 1
Inside the Doctor's TARDIS, on the miniscope.
to be added
The Reality Virus Chapter 1
Inside the Doctor's TARDIS, on the floor.
to be added
Zeiton Chapter 1
Inside the Doctor's TARDIS, on the floor.
to be added
Time Lords Chapter 1
Inside the Doctor's TARDIS, on the floor.
to be added
The pod Chapter 1
Inside the Doctor's TARDIS, on the floor.
to be added
The Tazmas to be added to be added
The CyberReaper: Origins to be added to be added
The Engineer's Story to be added to be added
The Lucia Minor to be added to be added
The Zlysters to be added to be added
The Doctor and Emer to be added to be added
Emer: Her history to be added to be added
The CyberReaper: The Legends to be added to be added
Victorian London to be added to be added
The Weeping Angels to be added to be added
The Time cabinet of Magnus Greel to be added to be added
Trionic lattices to be added to be added
Sir Manfred Grayle to be added to be added
Metebelis IV to be added to be added
Dalek invasion of Metebelis IV to be added to be added
Dalek technology to be added to be added
The CyberReaper: Status to be added to be added

Miniscope items[[edit]]

Item Location Image
First Doctor’s ring Chapter 1
In a washing machine at the laundrette.
to be added
Seventh Doctor's umbrella Chapter 1
In the manager's office at the laundrette.
to be added
Ninth Doctor's leather jacket Chapter 1
On a coat rack in the Reception building at 76 Totter's Lane.
to be added
Fish fingers and custard Chapter 1
In a shipping container at 76 Totter's Lane.
to be added
Fifth Doctor's cricket ball Chapter 1
On top of a barrel, tucked away in the shadows, near the entrance to 76 Totter's Lane.
to be added
O Chapter 1
On the TARDIS console. Accessible whenever inside the TARDIS.
to be added
Twelfth Doctor's electric guitar Chapter 2
At a campsite in the wooded area aboard the SS Lucia Minor.
to be added
Seventh Doctor's hat Chapter 2
In the wooded area aboard the SS Lucia Minor, sat on top of a tent at the end of a long trail.
to be added
Second Doctor's recorder Chapter 2
Through a hole in the ceiling found upon disabling the gravity aboard the SS Lucia Minor. The recorder is floating in the air.
to be added
Tenth Doctor's 3D glasses Chapter 2
Found in the entrance to the Zlyster's chamber.
to be added
Cup of Athelstan Chapter 3
On the edge of a fountain in Time Park.
to be added
Wanted poster Chapter 3
On the pillar of a gate in Victorian London.
to be added
Auton hand Chapter 3
On the second floor of the stairwell in the home of Sir Manfred Grayle.
to be added
Osiran Lodestone Chapter 3
On the second floor of the stairwell in the home of Sir Manfred Grayle.
to be added
Roboman helmet Chapter 4
In the Temple of the First, to the right of the sliding panel on top of a destroyed pillar.
to be added
Larry Nightingale's mobile phone Chapter 6
Beneath a laundry basket in the laundrette.
to be added
Eleventh Doctor's fez and bow tie Chapter 6
In the manager's office at the laundrette. On a shelf to the left of the power switch.
to be added
Fourth Doctor's scarf Chapter 6
In the manager's office at the laundrette. On a coat rail next to the back door.
to be added
Cyberman head Chapter 6
At 76 Totter's Lane. Picked up in order to proceed with the story.
to be added

Crew[[edit]]

to be added

Worldbuilding[[edit]]

Notes[[edit]]

  • In the Nintendo Switch version of the game, the textures are lower resolution and the colour grading is different, being much more neutral to its PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 counterparts; for instance, the Cyber-ship appears bright on the Nintendo Switch version, versus the other versions which are lit in a dark teal colour grade.
  • The First acts similar to Perpetua from the DC comics, where she created a universe and went "inactive". When she woke up, she displeased with what had become of the universe and decided to recreate it. The First's reality virus acts similar to Perpetua's godly power.
  • It's confirmed only Metebelis III is a dangerous planet, sitting between Metebelis I through IV.
  • The Doctor has been trapped without the TARDIS numerous times before[which?] and had to use others' help to get it back.
  • The Doctor once again[which?] makes the companion make a difficult choice since she doesn't want to do it.

Continuity[[edit]]

to be added

External links[[edit]]