Quizdom is a new Greek smartphone app game that has managed to get more than 800,000 downloads in less than nine months.
The popular knowledge game is quite simple to operate. First Android and IOS users need to download the free app on their smartphone and create an account. After the first steps are complete, the app users can choose an opponent either from their friends list (through e-mail, Viber or Facebook), or from the thousands of other Quizdom users. After choosing an opponent, the player has to choose 2 out of the 16 question categories (Sports, Celebrities, History, Geography, Politics, Cinema, Music, Health, Games, Religion, Business, Arts, 20th Century, Science, Language and Food).
To win the player must answer correctly and quickly to 16 questions from 4 different categories (2 selected by each player). In case of a tie, the fastest player wins.
The game also gives players the ability to communicate via chat with their opponent, but also submit their own questions, contributing to game’s updates.
The app creators, Triantafullos Xylouris, Nikolas Georgoudelis, Panayiotis Vourtsis and Pantelis gave an interview to the Greek newspaper Eleftheros Typos where they explained that some Greeks spend up to 8 hours a day in front of their smartphone screens answering the games 30 million questions.
The reason that the game became so popular so fast is because, according to its creators, it combines the elements of competition, socialization and entertainment, since it enables users to expand their knowledge and play with friends, or to make new ones.
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