HQ Trivia is aiming to draw extra gamers following a slight decline in downloads with a brand new, giant prize. The firm introduced right this moment it has bagged Target to sponsor to sponsor a particular Emmy-themed recreation that includes its biggest-ever single winner prize of $100,000. The recreation will air on Monday, September 17 at 9 PM ET, however can be performed in a distinct vogue than regular.
Typically, HQ Trivia gamers compete to win or break up a money prize, which regularly doesn’t quantity to rather more than sufficient for a cup of espresso. But 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.
Instead of a standard 12-question spherical with 10 second to reply, the sport will proceed till just one winner stays. Players can nonetheless use their additional lives, however solely till query quantity 15. After that, they gained’t work.
The recreation’s content material can be Emmy Awards-themed, that includes questions on reveals, actors, the Emmy telecast, and different historic information.
Target is stepping up as the sport’s sponsor for this winner-takes-all milestone recreation. The recreation itself may also be branded, however the actual nature of the inventive is one thing Target is protecting underneath wraps in the interim because it’s a primary for the retailer.
HQ Trivia has labored with quite a lot of different big-name manufacturers prior to now by way of its recreation, together with Warner Bros, Nike, MillerCoors, National 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.
Today, it’s the No. 135 recreation and No. 467 Overall app.
According to knowledge from Sensor Tower, the app has 12.eight million downloads throughout platforms, nearly all of which (11M) had been this yr.
HQ Trivia claims the app continues to have the “largest live audience on mobile daily.”
The company responded on the time that video games are a “hits business” and “don’t grow exponentially forever.” Rus Yusupov, CEO of HQ Trivia guardian firm Intermedia Labs, additionally famous that HQ was engaged on new recreation codecs consequently.
Despite the fickle nature of cell avid gamers, HQ Trivia has spawned quite a lot of clones and different dwell video games, together with Fox’s FN Genius, ProveIt, FameGame, Gravy, MajorityRules, Cash Show, and many others. Even Facebook caught onto the development, launching its own gameshows platform to help interactive video.
However, it stays to be seen if dwell game-playing is a long-lasting curiosity for cell avid gamers, or only a flash within the pan.