November 22nd 2007: Northamptonshire, UK: In an exclusive interview, Keith Chegwin– star of Cheggers’ Party Quiz for PC, PlayStation®2 and Wii™– talks to Oxygen Games™ about his latest entertainment venture.
OG: What made you decide to put your name and talents into a videogame?
KC: The idea of being an animated character on Playstation, Wii and PC is the best offer I’ve had in 40 years of being in the Bizz– so I leapt at it.
OG: What has it been like working with Oxygen?
KC: They’re mad– but it’s great working with a team with such adventurous creativity. Plus they were so keen to let me do my own thing and have a real input into the project. Loved it!
OG: What’s been the best/most fun aspect of making this game?
KC: The voice over session– we recorded over 900 voice-overs– It was such a laugh!! And I think the fun we had making it is apparent when you play the game. Plus the build up to the launch– I’m so proud of this game.
OG: Would you consider doing more videogames in the future?
KC: Yes!! Deffo– I’m in talks about Cheggers’ Alien Invasion– and more..
OG: How does voicing a game differ from television or radio voice-over work?
KC: The recording session was much more fun than the TV and radio stuff– this was ad-lib– off the cuff– and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
OG: Which is your favourite part or feature of the game?
KC: There are so many– but the interaction between me, the character, and the player works so well– Plus thousands of questions, tons of vids and more– makes it a real family game and ideal for getting your mates round for a few bevvies and a quiz night!!
OG: Would you recommend Cheggers’ Party Quiz to your friends and family?
KC: It will be compulsory that all my friends play Cheggers’ Party Quiz– I’ve already sent them all emails so as they can get their advance order in for Christmas!!
OG: Would you recommend it to strangers?! Why? What about it makes it so good?
KC: Yes– it’s a great game– never a dull moment– competitive and a great Chrissy pressie
OG: Have you played Alan Hansen’s Sports Challenge? If not, would you and do you think you’d be any good at it?
KC: I’m not a sport fan– and not played it as yet - but I hear it’s a great game although I would think it may lack comedy as you don’t get Alan cracking many gags on TV
OG: Who’d do better– you playing Hansen’s quiz or Hansen playing yours?
KC: Alan would do better playing mine– The only sport I play is on a gaming platform– Got real thin fingers now!! I guarantee you’d see Alan smile.
Cheggers’ Party Quiz, for PlayStation®2 and PC is in the shops now, with the Wii™ version following shortly.
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About Oxygen Games™
Oxygen GamesTM boasts a broad range of fun&sociable titles to capture the imagination of the emerging games audience. With the focus on all major console platforms, Oxygen’s games are based on mainstream lifestyles and interests, whilst delivering contemporary content featuring sports, music&well known personalities. For more information, please visit www.oxygengames.net
About Keith Chegwin
With a career spanning more than three decades, Keith Chegwin rose to fame in the mid 1970s, in Multicoloured Swap Shop. With over 7,000 TV shows as a presenter under his belt– most famously, Cheggers Plays Pop - and a myriad guest appearances in the nation’s most popular television programmes, Keith has also fronted his own radio shows, written regular newspaper columns and made several records! Keith continues to be one of the Nation’s most hardworking and best-loved celebrities.
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