This past Sunday, August 26, marked the one-year anniversary of HQ Trivia's launch on the App Store for iPhone.

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HQ host Scott Rogowsky appeared on Yahoo Finance's "Midday Movers" show on Friday to discuss the future of the game, revealing that parent company Intermedia Labs has plans to expand the live, interactive concept to other games.


The plans go beyond HQ Sports, hosted in the main HQ app twice a week, and the separate UK edition of the game:

We already have a sports vertical. HQ Sports goes live Tuesday and Friday nights at 10 o’clock. We have a UK edition. HQ UK. They have a whole team out there in London, working on building it nationally. There are other games in the pipeline. I can’t announce them, but I do know that we’re close to launching things… this is just the first brick in the wall of potentially a whole network of live mobile gaming that I think is really the full potential here.

Intermedia Labs will hope to replicate the success of HQ, which surged in popularity in its early months, going from just tens of players to over 2.4 million when Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson guest hosted the show in April.

HQ brought on its first corporate sponsors and advertisers in March. To celebrate Nike's Air Max Day, for example, there was a surprise 15-question game with a shared $100,000 prize. Two days later, there was a special $250,000 prize, sponsored by the Steven Spielberg film "Ready Player One."

Expanding into other games could also offset declining interest in HQ. The game has often seen fewer players as of late versus its peak in early 2018, as the novelty of the app wears off and a multitude of copycats try to mimic the experience.

HQ tasks players with answering a series of 12 questions correctly to win a cash prize. To reduce cheating, players have 10 seconds to choose one of three answers. The show is hosted every day at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and at 3:00 p.m. every weekday, most often by Rogowsky. Other hosts fill in occasionally.

If you haven't played HQ yet, you can download the game from the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. The app is also available on Android.

Top Rated Comments

OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
72 months ago
"Please keep us in the news. We're not a one hit wonder, we swear."
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Ultramove69 Avatar
72 months ago
Such a formula. Questions 1-3 so easy you always get them. Question 4 a little more difficult. Question 5 something that knocks out 60% of players. Show always reacts like OMGz we can’t believe so many got it wrong. The back to something not so hard. Every single game goes this way...
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ubersoldat Avatar
72 months ago
They lost a huge amount of players. In the beginning there were an average of 800k users. Now the average is around 200k. Whatvthry forgot to mention is that until a couple of weeks ago there was also a Germany edition which attracted only roughly 2k players. It was quietly discontinued.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Porco Avatar
72 months ago
That sounds like that game where you wait for new Apple products in the pipeline, but you get 10 years for an answer instead of 10 seconds... ;)
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