PR Log - Dec 19, 2012 - Trivie®, The Ultimate Battle of Wits, surpassed 1 million downloads in just a few short months since its summer release. The unprecedented tempo of Trivie’s popularity outpaced Facebook (1M downloads in 10 months), Twitter (1M downloads in 24 months), and Pinterest (1M downloads in 20 months). With the largest trivia database on the App Store, a staggering 11.8 million games have been played and over 400 million questions answered. In November alone, Trivie players clocked in a combined 45 years of game time. Trivie’s newest version, 1.5, launched last week and is one of the only native iOS, iPhone 5 trivia games available in the App Store. Trivie 1.5 takes trivia and mobile fun to a whole new level.
Lawrence Schwartz, says of Trivie, “We set out to build a game that was inviting, addictive, and fun to play with friends and family. And, since everybody loves trivia-- the mobile game playing community appears to have been waiting for a game just like Trivie. The download numbers, statistics, and reviews are just a byproduct of the fun factor and social context of our game.”
Schwartz and his team set out to build the perfect trivia app — one that combines the experience of a game show with the natural desire for learning and knowledge. Noted behavioral psychologist, Dr. Stuart J. Nathan, weighed in on why Trivie has become a very addictive ritual for many, “Understanding how we ‘process’ information and what keeps one’s interest is what Trivie, Inc. has managed to accomplish with their highly addictive, challenging, and intuitive game.” Dr. Nathan states that Trivie provides users with a visually appealing experience, and binds that to a positively rewarding cognitive experience. “Trivie has managed to tap into the psychology of the trivia player with a game that is challenging at many levels, appealing to a large base of players, combining one’s emotional desire to be social, intellectual, interactive, and relevant.”
Trivie’s users that share their reviews on the App Store are probably the best experts:
Love it! Much better than Words with Friends. Learn more too.
Awesome game. Matt
Great game, love playing against friends and family. Good for all ages.
How fun! Julie O
Grab all your friends and play! An electronic version of Trivial Pursuit :)
Love lovelove!!! Valerie
This is a game I can beat my boss playing! We have a great time with it. Playing people and matching "wits" is a blast! Best game ever!!!
About Trivie: Trivie is a social, turn-based trivia game you can play with your friends any time, anywhere. It’s fun, fast-paced, and filled with interesting facts about sports, TV, movies, history, pop culture, and more. You can challenge your friends on Facebook, battle a buddy from your contact list, or match wits with a stranger. With Trivie, you can have a battle of wits with anyone, anytime.
A free version of Trivie is available at the App Store. In addition, a paid version of Trivie is also available for $1.99.
Trivie Specs: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5 or later.