Whilst our friends across the pond enjoy their annual National Video Games Day, The Quarry Theatre brings to you the fabulously entertaining WiFi Wars!
Wi-Fi Wars is a live comedy game show where you play along! Log in with your smartphone or tablet (make sure you’ve got plenty of battery!) and compete in a range of games, quizzes and challenges to win the show, and prizes!
Hosted by comedian and regular videogames commentator Steve McNeil (Team Captain on Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit, host/regular on Challenge TV’s Videogame Nation), the show has its own residency at the prestigious Royal Institution in London, where they broke a Guinness World Record for “Most People Playing A Single Game of Pong” (286 people, the previous record was 251) .
An early version of the technology used in the show was developed by Rob Sedgebeer and loaned to the live incarnation of Go 8-Bit, which you may have spotted in things such as Time Out (Critic’s Choice), Metro (Top Ten London Geek Nights Out), The Guardian (“Not To Be Missed”) and on BBC Radio 4 Extra. They also had their own stage at Eurogamer’s EGX, welcoming over 80,000 people to the event over its four day run at Earls’ Court. Rob’s tech is also used extensively in the TV show, and recently entertained the 8,000 people attending ESL One at Arena Birmingham.
WARNING: YOU NEED TO BRING A CHARGED SMARTPHONE – YOU WILL PLAY ALONG WITH THE ENTIRE SHOW ON IT.
“While Go 8-Bit is essentially a video game-themed interactive competitive comedy night, its offspring WiFi Wars asks an audience to crowd control video games on stage using their mobile phones together. Not to be missed!” THE GUARDIAN
“It might sound clichéd, but ‘fun’ is the most apt word for it….The games range from 8-bit classics to 3D first-person shooters, and they’re all mightily impressive. Remember the pure enjoyment of playing video games as a kid? Here, it’s recreated on a massive scale.” THE LIST
Recommended by: THE TIMES (Hot List) | METRO (Geek Diary/Top 10 London Geek Nights Out) | RADIO TIMES (10 of the Best Weird and Wonderful Shows, Edinburgh Fringe) | TIME OUT (Critic’s Choice) | DEN OF GEEK (“Incredible…Amazing… The best night out for classic videogame fans we can think of”) | SHORTLIST MAGAZINE (To Do List) | TV CREAM (“If you get the chance to see WiFi Wars, do so because…it’s brilliant fun” (Review of the Year)