HQ Trivia is aiming to attract more actors following a slight decline in downloads with a new, massive prize. The corporation announced today it has pocketed Target to sponsor to sponsor a special Emmy-themed game boasting its biggest-ever single champion loot of $100,000. The tournament will air on Monday, September 17 at 9 PM ET, but will be played in a different pattern than usual.
Typically, HQ Trivia actors vie to earn or divide a cash prize, which often doesn’t amount to much more than enough for a bowl of chocolate. But this time around, HQ Trivia will run in a” one winner takes all” format, wanting only private individuals will give the victories from the game.
Instead of a regular 12 -question round with 10 second to answer, video games will continue until simply one winner abides. Players can still use their extra lives, but simply until question digit 15. After that, they won’t work.
The game’s content will be Emmy Awards-themed, peculiarity questions about indicates, performers, the Emmy telecast, and other historical facts.
Target is stepping up as the game’s sponsor for this winner-takes-all milestone activity. The activity itself will also be branded, but the exact quality of the inventive is something Target is keeping under wraps for the time being as it’s a first for the retailer.
HQ Trivia has worked with a number of other big-name symbols in the past through its recreation, including Warner Bros, Nike, MillerCoors, National Geographic, Chase, Viacom, and NBCUniversal.
The news of the milestone game comes at a time when HQ Trivia’s downloads have been trending slightly downwards. As TechCrunch’s Josh Constine reported last-place month for the app’s Apple TV launch, the iOS copy of HQ Trivia had descended from being the No. 1 U.S. trivia game to No. 10, and the No. 44 recreation to No. 196.
Today, it’s the No. 135 play and No. 467 Overall app.
According to data from Sensor Tower, the app has 12.8 million downloads across stages, the majority of members of which( 11 M) were this year.
HQ Trivia claims the app continues to have the” largest live public on mobile daily .”
The company responded at the time that activities are a” stumbles business” and” don’t develop exponentially forever .” Rus Yusupov, CEO of HQ Trivia parent fellowship Intermedia Labs, likewise noted that HQ was working on new game formats as a result.
Despite the flighty mood of mobile gamers, HQ Trivia has spawned a number of clones and other live games, including Fox’s FN Genius, ProveIt, FameGame, Gravy, MajorityRules, Cash Show , and many others. Even Facebook caught onto the trend, launching its own gameshows platform to support interactive video.
However, it remains to be seen if live game-playing is a long-lasting fascinate for mobile gamers, or merely a flash in the pan.