HQ Trivia is the latest app that millennials are obsessed with—and it’s easy to understand why: anyone with a smartphone can win instant cash! At a certain time of the day, the app holds a TV-style live game show, which has over 100,000 players from around the world per episode. If you’re up for a fun challenge or just intrigued, here’s everything you need to know about the newest game craze:
1. The questions are savage!
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To win, players must only get 12 multiple questions correct. The topics include food, entertainment, and sports, and more. Simple, right? Not exactly. Like most games, it has a time limit; you’ll only have 10 seconds to answer each question, which means googling the answer is almost impossible to do. What’s more, the questions are designed to be tricky! As its host Scott Rogowsky would like to call it, there are “savage questions”, and it would instantly eliminate almost half of all the players. If you get one question wrong, you’re out of the game. Pro tip: if you invite your friends to download the app, you’ll earn an “Extra Life”.
2. You can seriously get rich
At the end of the game, the winners get a cut of the money in the prize pool—one can earn as small as P500 and as high as P300,000. Let’s face it: no matter how small the price is, earning instant money through a game show is a true thriller. Currently, one smart player who goes by the username “maelkins1” has already earned a total of one million! You can simply cash out the money using your PayPal account.
3. It’s founded by the creators of Vine
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HQ Trivia is formed by none other two of Vine’s founders, Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll. According to Time, it already tops off viral gaming apps in the likes of Pokemon Go, Clash of Clans, and Candy Crush Saga. And in case you’re wondering (or feeling a little skeptical) where the app gets all its funds, the prize money is sponsored by affiliates, marketers and brands alike. The app is free to download, and you can keep your notifications on to know when you can join in on the fun!
Featured image from: HQ/Photo Illustration by Allison Schaller