WiFi Wars is the new, live, interactive show featuring top gamers Steve McNeil and Rob Sedgebeer. It is a live comedy game show where you play along too!

Login with your smartphone or tablet (make sure it is fully charged) and compete in a range of games, quizzes and challenges to win the show - and prizes.

To tell us more, we put Steve and Rob in the hotseat and gave him this starter for ten....

1 Why should people come to WiFi Wars?

Rob: "They should come and play a range of fun video games with the rest of the audience, using the latest smartphone technology. With the added bonus of watching two sweaty men panic on stage."

2. How did the idea for the show come about?

Rob: "I've been going to live comedy for over 20 years and my girlfriend, a fellow comedy fan, introduced me to Steve and his sketch partner, Sam Pamphilon.

"I offered them my tech for their Go 8 Bit live show and became part of the team. Somewhere along the way the Royal Institution mistook us for actual scientists and asked us to give a talk about the technology used in the show, which is how WiFi Wars came about".

3.What’s the dynamic like between the two of you in/out of the show?

Rob: "Outside the show, Steve does all the admin work, I do all the coding. During the show, Steve does the talking, I do the buttons. It's a fair division of labour."

Steve: "My favourite tweet about the show was from an audience member, @damienrobertson, who described us as “Penn & Teller for video games. One does the talking, the other the impressive stuff”.

4. Can you explain how the audience gets involved in WiFi Wars?

Rob: "The audience connects to our WiFi network using their phone or tablet. From there I can send games and controls to their device, using web-based technology. No wizard magic required!"

5. How does the show differ from other live shows out there?

Rob: "It's the ultimate in audience interaction. No other live show demands you keep your mobile phone switched on!"

Steve: "EVERYONE in the audience PLAYS THE ENTIRE SHOW."

6. What excites you most about the show?

Rob: "It's an entirely new form of live entertainment. We get to build and play video games with huge numbers of people in a way that has never been done before."

Steve: "Smartphones and games can often become scapegoats for antisocial/lonely experiences. At our show, we take both, and make them celebratory, communal things. Instead of staring at your phone and ignoring everyone and everything around you, at our show, by tapping away at your screen you become part of a shared and joyful experience."

7. Do you have to have pre-existing knowledge of both gaming and technology to enjoy the show?

Rob: "Absolutely not! The tech is basically a means to an end, in that it allows us to build games that we can all play together. Forget for a moment that we're talking about video games, and imagine instead, that we’re using other forms of multi-player games; board games, card games, or sports games.

"Imagine a massive footie game. With hundreds of players and multiple balls. It would be absolute chaos, but so much fun. That's our show, as that's what the tech lets us do. But with loads more different games."

8. Go 8-Bit was your original live comedy gaming show that has been commissioned as a TV series on Dave to air this autumn. How is the TV series similar/different to WiFi Wars?

Rob: "Go 8 Bit is all about watching beloved comedians making fools of themselves playing classic video games. The audience do get to play along with a few games, but in WiFi Wars they get to play ALL the games. It's a much more interactive show."

9. Tell us about your upcoming world record attempt due to take place on July 22 at the London Royal Institution.

Rob: "We're going to attempt to break the world record for the most number of people playing a single game of Pong. We met Kriss Akabusi at the recent Go 8 Bit TV recordings, so hopefully Steve picked up some hints and tips. Or at least a cheat code."

Steve: "Apparently the world record for ‘most people playing a single game of pong’ is currently 251. They did it with laser pointers. We’re going to try to do 400 with the tech Rob created. And Rob just pointed out to me that Pong’s the first game we play in our show, so we’re opening the show with a World Record attempt. So, no pressure…"

WiFi Wars, Great Yorkshire Fringe, The Turn Pot, Parliament Street, York,  Saturday, July 16, 4pm and 6pm. Tickets: £15/£13 concs/£10 under-16s (11+)