June 21, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Dallas, Texas, USA - Dallas, Texas - The much-anticipated Trivie 1.0 for iOS, an exclusive trivia game, is now on the App Store. Trivie is a turn-based asynchronous game between 2 players in over 300 categories. Trivie features over 75,000 questions combined with slot machine mechanics and wagering in a lively social format with the look and feel of a game show.
The familiar and fun pace of Trivie makes it a guilty pleasure whether you're waiting for the bus, a train, or a plane. Trivie's pace is so quick flight attendants barely have time to scold Trivie addicts before takeoff.
Here's how Trivie works: Challenge a Facebook friend or let Trivie find a random opponent. Spend Trivie tokens to pick the perfect category to stump your buddy, or let Trivie choose the questions. Tokens are awarded for playing, advancing, winning, and even losing. A final round of Trivie allows contestants to wager tokens and turn around a not-so-stellar game to a win-it-all battle of wits! Anyone who has ever watched a game show will intuitively know how to play Trivie.
Categories of Trivie include everything from current events, sports, history, pop culture, to more challenging and addictive categories like famous album covers, ancient wars, chocolate, Charles Dickens, sports curses, and even Harry Potter. Trivie players need not to be trivia buffs. Clever yet challenging, Trivie is known to cause "A-ha!" moments - especially, when in-game factoids allow players to learn something new when they are in the middle of a match.
The App Store feedback of Trivie is noteworthy, "Addictive." "So fun." "A beautiful game." "A fast, fun, guilty pleasure." "My whole family is playing non-stop!"
History and Development: Dallas, Texas is a hotbed for digital gaming studios, for example, the ubiquitous Words With Friends phenomenon. Those roots run deep. Going back almost 20 years, industry defining titles such as Doom, Borderlands, and Brothers in Arms all hail from Dallas-Ft. Worth. The region continues to attract the talent and expertise to bring together new platforms and people for games as the trend towards iOS expands.
"Trivie brings together the very best elements of asynchronous social game play, mental challenge, and fun," said Evan McMahon, Lead Designer of Trivie. "Combined with beautiful aesthetics and rich content, we feel that Trivie will appeal to trivia buffs young and old."
"The inspiration for Trivie came from the inherent desire in human nature to share fun facts and to learn something new," noted Lawrence Schwartz, co-founder and CEO of Trivie. "We designed the simplicity and depth of Trivie to address that craving for knowledge, while making it extremely fun to enjoy with friends."
In app purchases of Trivie tokens are available to upgrade avatars, increase wagers, and select specific question categories tailored to a player's interests.
* 3/4G iPhone, iPad, or 3/4G iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 17.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Trivie 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. A free Trivie version is available on the App Store.
Trivie, Inc. is a Dallas based game studio co-founded by Lawrence Schwartz. Evan McMahon is the Lead Designer, and everyone at Trivie loves trivia. Copyright (C) 2012 Trivie, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.