This incredible gameshow - built in Minecraft - will kindle fond childhood memories

Remember the Golden-age of kids' gameshows in the 1990s? Stuff like Funhouse, which you would probably have sacrificed your childhood pet to get a spot on? Well fast forward 20 years and... you can do it all without leaving the comfort of your own home. In Minecraft (opens in new tab).

Built by over thirty dedicated builders known as The Noxcrew (opens in new tab), the (aptly named) Noxcrew Gameshow (opens in new tab) has been constructed over a period of six months and all takes place inside one enormous factory location. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory style, two teams travel through tubes to reach over thirty mini games.

Contestants are pitted against one another in games such as A Bridge 3 Far where they must compete to build a bridge as fast as possible but need to shoot targets to get their blocks, or Pyramid where only one player is dropped into a map and the others must help from a control room. The Crystal Maze ain't got nothing on this. Except maybe a bald man with a harmonica.

Impressively, each game has its own logo, theme, design and soundtrack, all created and composed by members of the Noxcrew and there are two suitably over the top commentators to talk over the action. Four camera men 'shoot' each episode and there’s even a referee present.

Season 1 is already in production with the first episode available here (opens in new tab). Once again proving the endless creativity in the Minecraft community, it’s worth it entirely just to watch the incredible Decision Dome in action where chickens plummet from the ceiling and land on a pie chart to choose the game to play. Just don’t wait around for the Butcher who is tasked with ‘cleaning’ the Decision Dome for the next round of contestants.

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.