Wi-Fi Wars is a live comedy game show where you play along! Log in with your smartphone or tablet 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 was first performed as part of the Royal Institution's 2015 Summer Programme after Steve and Rob Sedgebeer's appearance on their 2014 BBC Christmas Lectures. In 2016 they returned with a new show, at which they broke the 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 kindly loaned to the live incarnation of McNeil and Pamphilon's videogaming/comedy show 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.
WARNING: BRING A CHARGED SMARTPHONE TO OUR LIVE SHOWS - YOU WILL USE IT TO PLAY THE ENTIRE SHOW!
"I have never heard the Royal Institution audience cheer as loudly, or laugh as hard, as they did for WiFi Wars" Martin Davies, Public Programming Manager, Royal Institution
WIFI WARS takes the cutting-edge smartphone technology developed for Go 8-Bit to the next level. It's a live comedy game show , where the audience play along! Two of them become team captains, and the whole audience compete in a range of games, quizzes and challenges, via controls we beam to their smartphones.
The classic Pub Quiz taken to a whole new level! Bring a charged smartphone, and compete on questions beamed to your phones in a series of quiz rounds, written by a bunch of special guest comedians!
From the team behind the hit TV show “Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit” and the world record-breaking “WiFi Wars” comes a brand new live videogaming/comedy show! See special guest comedians battle on classic videogames!