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Online jlgarfield

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RIP HQ Trivia 2017-2020
« on: February 14, 2020, 11:39:41 PM »
https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/14/hq-trivia-shuts-down/ - Well, my fave mobile trivia game, HQ Trivia, has shut down. A last-minute purchase of the company fell through, so it's the end of the line for one of the best apps, IMO, after three years.

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Re: RIP HQ Trivia 2017-2020
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2020, 12:38:59 AM »
Welp, time to cash out my $3.29...

Fun idea. Loved the way it felt like a "live game show in your hand", complete with host. Haven't played it in a year, (I think I stopped around the time Scott Regowsky left), but it broke ground in bringing game shows and "game show"y content to new media.

Even though the company ran their business in the red, apparently running it was profitable "on a per-show basis". Imagine an alternate universe where TV licensed games got in on the action with an official Jeopardy or Cash Cab daily game promoting the show.
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"The sign of a good game, is when you don't have to explain it every day. The key is not simplicity, but apparent simplicity. Password looks like any idiot could have made it up, but we have 14 of our people working on that show. There is a great complexity behind the screen. It requires great work to keep it simple."

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Re: RIP HQ Trivia 2017-2020
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2020, 06:41:56 PM »
Scott was HQ Trivia. After he left the show went down.
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Re: RIP HQ Trivia 2017-2020
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2020, 01:45:13 PM »
https://twitter.com/rus/status/1229782831083204609 - It looks like HQ Trivia may survive after all.