What is the show?

An interactive gameshow full of data corruption and ridiculous controllers

Hosted by Doctor Eggman himself, the show uses modified Sonic the Hedgehog games to create unusual challenges.

Control the game by shouting at the screen! Cooperate to use a controller whose buttons are shared between four people! In one challenge every time you collect a ring it adds glitches to your opponent's copy of the game!

Selected Performances

PLAY18 Festival, Hamburg - 3 Nov 2018
SCIxSW Know Show, Bristol - 24 Jan 2019
Spielkulturfestival, Remscheid - 8 Mar 2019
Game Days, Osnabrück - 17 Aug 2019
The Overkill, Enschede - 22-24 Nov 2019

About the technology

The technology that powers the show is of Alistair's own creation. He has modified an open source Genesis emulator to modify RAM based on his own scripts. It also outputs progress to a custom-made gameshow UI.

Artistic intention

The Scrambled Eggman Show is designed to explore many of the ideas spawned from The Incredible Playable Show. Core to the concept is to take a set of games considered "finished" and turn them into totally new experiences.

Alistair puts his own twist on the Doctor Eggman character that draws on his recent forays into clowning. Despite his villainous background, Alistair's Eggman is a mischievous, playful and generous host whose moustache just won't stay on!