You've surely been watching a TV contest and thought that you knew all the answers and should have been there instead of the contestant. Well, you can now do so thanks to your phone and the Android app HQ Trivia, which has been available for iPhone for quite some time.
A quiz contest in which everyone can take part
As you can see, you can take part in a live TV contest from your mobile phone with the possibility to win money that will be paid into your PayPal account. Some people even say that this is the future of television. We don't dare to confirm such a statement but we can say that it offers us plenty of interesting things. It works as follows:
- Step 1: the contestants sign up to take part in the contest.
- Step 2: the contest will take place on a specific date and at a certain time, with a host who will present the show live to the audience.
- Step 3: the questions asked have three possible answers and the contestant only has a few seconds to answer them. Therefore, there's no chance to check Google or Wikipedia.
- Step 4: the contestants that don't answer correctly will be knocked out whilst those who give the right answer will get to the next round.
- Step 5: the game has 10 rounds with a final prize to be shared between the winners.
A game that reminds us of Black Mirror.
As you can also see, the app is a really interesting alternative to other trivial pursuit games as it also offers us real money for winning, apart from incorporating a host that provides the game with certain dynamism and tension.
The only drawback is that for the time being the game is at a pre-register stage so you won't be able to download the APK yet. Let's just hope it doesn't take too long to become available for our smartphones and tablets.