BBC Studios Entertainment and Music have been commissioned by the BBC to make a gaming show set to raise funds for BBC’s Children in Need.
Game to Give (w/t) will come live from Confetti X, an E Sports arena in Nottingham on Friday 10th November 2023. Live on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer, celebrities, content creators, influencers and gamers will challenge one another in a two-hour spectacle to raise money for BBC Children in Need.
The show will also see all the backstage action live streamed as Children in Need partner with social platform TikTok.
Game to Give will feature a number of different games across the night. These will include F1 Sim Rigs, where gamers will channel their inner racing driver as they navigate the new Las Vegas Grand Prix virtual track. Teams will battle it out in a live dance-off on Just Dance 2023. While Hado players will have sensors mounted on their heads and arms to interact with augmented reality – in a real life court.
Pete Ogden, Creative Director of Entertainment North, at BBC Studios, says: “Game to Give is a brand new and exciting initiative to add to the BBC Children in Need TV portfolio. It’ll be live, loud, and potentially a little manic, but most importantly it will raise vital funds. We know that the gaming community is filled with people dedicated to using their platforms to give back, so we’re thrilled to bring this to the BBC Three and BBC iPlayer audience.”
Nottingham’s Confetti X gaming arena is a 4,000 square feet esports venue and content studio offering the very best production and technology.
On the night viewers will be able to donate through Text to Donate, a prize draw and or through charity streams run by the online creators involved on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube.
More details on the show including how members of the public can get involved will be announced in due course.
Game to Give, a 1×120’ show for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer, is made by BBC Studios Entertainment and Music. It was commissioned by Kalpna Patel-Knight, Head of Entertainment Commissioning and Fiona Campbell, Controller, Youth Audience, BBC iPlayer and BBC Three. The Senior Commissioning Editor is Jo Wallace and Commissioning Executive is Jamie Dodds. Creative Director is Pete Ogden, Creative Director BBC Studios and will be Executive Produced by Gareth Edwards, BBC Studios.
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