HQ Trivia is aiming to draw extra gamers following a slight decline in downloads with a brand new, giant prize. The corporate introduced immediately it has bagged Goal to sponsor to sponsor a particular Emmy-themed recreation that includes its biggest-ever single winner prize of $100,000. The sport will air on Monday, September 17 at 9 PM ET, however will likely be performed in a distinct vogue than common.
Sometimes, HQ Trivia gamers compete to win or break up a money prize, which frequently doesn’t quantity to rather more than sufficient for a cup of espresso. However this time round, HQ Trivia will run in a “one winner takes all” format, which means just one particular person will earn the winnings from the sport.
As a substitute of a traditional 12-question spherical with 10 second to reply, the sport will proceed till just one winner stays. Gamers can nonetheless use their further lives, however solely till query quantity 15. After that, they gained’t work.
The sport’s content material will likely be Emmy Awards-themed, that includes questions on exhibits, actors, the Emmy telecast, and different historic details.
Target is stepping up as the sport’s sponsor for this winner-takes-all milestone recreation. The sport itself can even be branded, however the precise nature of the artistic is one thing Goal is maintaining beneath wraps in the meanwhile because it’s a primary for the retailer.
HQ Trivia has labored with various different big-name manufacturers prior to now by way of its recreation, together with Warner Bros, Nike, MillerCoors, Nationwide Geographic, Chase, Viacom, and NBCUniversal.
The information of the milestone recreation comes at a time when HQ Trivia’s downloads have been trending barely downwards. As TechCrunch’s Josh Constine reported last month for the app’s Apple TV launch, the iOS model of HQ Trivia had fallen from being the No. 1 U.S. trivia recreation to No. 10, and the No. 44 recreation to No. 196.
As we speak, it’s the No. 135 recreation and No. 467 General app.
In line with knowledge from Sensor Tower, the app has 12.eight million downloads throughout platforms, nearly all of which (11M) had been this 12 months.
HQ Trivia claims the app continues to have the “largest reside viewers on cellular day by day.”
The company responded on the time that video games are a “hits enterprise” and “don’t develop exponentially without end.” Rus Yusupov, CEO of HQ Trivia guardian firm Intermedia Labs, additionally famous that HQ was engaged on new recreation codecs consequently.
Regardless of the fickle nature of cellular players, HQ Trivia has spawned various clones and different reside video games, together with Fox’s FN Genius, ProveIt, FameGame, Gravy, MajorityRules, Cash Show, and many others. Even Fb caught onto the development, launching its own gameshows platform to assist interactive video.
Nonetheless, it stays to be seen if reside game-playing is a long-lasting curiosity for cellular players, or only a flash within the pan.