"When I listened to my tutor's music I could tell she put in a lot of effort and if I want to be that good I am going to need to put in a lot of effort too. And now I have the skills, I will."Kem, Digital Music student
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The Great Big Monster Videogame Quiz!
Reckon you know videogames? Then pit your wits against your competitors in our All Live Great Big Videogame Monster Challenge Quiz! Led by our funky, all-knowing Videogame Quiz Leader, we’ll deliver rapid-fire questions about videogames new and old, and maybe even delve into some of the techie stuff behind them.
The Great Big Monster Videogame Quiz!
For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).
A great fun learning experience
Learn about the history of videogames in a safe competitive environment
How games work
Discover things you didn't know about the technology behind some of the world's most popular games
Score fast and high and see how you compare to the rest of your opponents. Excellent performance will be rewarded with awesome shout outs!
What is a Fire Tech Experience?
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, …
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, Fire Tech Experiences introduce you to new worlds and ideas from the comfort of home.
Reckon you know videogames? Then pit your wits against your competitors in our All Live Great Big Videogame Monster Challenge Quiz!
Led by our funky, all-knowing Videogame Quiz Leader, we’ll deliver rapid-fire questions about videogames new and old, and maybe even delve into some of the techie stuff behind them. Hands up if you know what a sprite is?!
Know your Fortnite from your Apex? Your Minecraft from your Roblox? What about your Terraria from your Stardew Valley? We’ll have special rounds on shoot-em-ups, platformers and construction games, along with film tie-ins, next generation consoles and even some of the “unreal” technology behind your favourite pastime. What about the games your parents played!? Some of those were even fun! Allegedly.
This Videogame Quiz is a Live Experience, with competitive leader boards and lots of fun shout outs to the hotshots and the fastest movers and encouragement for even the shakiest competitors.
Perfect for taking part with – and defeating – friends, aged 13-17. Prizes include the ability to brag about your extensive videogame knowledge and brilliance, and an hour of non-stop gripping entertainment!
FireTech Experiences are a new series of short, high interest, fun and engaging tech demonstrations and talks. These are delivered in webinar style, using Zoom, with the main expert tutor showcasing a new interesting aspect of technology and learning. Apart from Zoom, no other downloads are required.
What your child will learn
- Key concepts of videogame design and gamification
- The origin of gameplay features that all games rely upon
- Safe videogaming behaviours
- How to find out more about the technologies that make modern video games possible