HQ Trivia – the twice-a-day livestreamed trivia game built by the founders of Vine – continues to be a big thing. Recent games have had upwards of 200,000 players per session, each hoping to go home with the cash prize (or, at least, a share of it) for answering every question right.
And yet … it's iOS only. Type "HQ Trivia" into Google, and "HQ Trivia android" is the very first self-suggesting … so, clearly, plenty of people are itching for it to go cross platform.
Well, it's coming.
HQ Trivia tweeted out the following ̵
Adding Android to the mix introduces a few new challenges beyond just the porting process itself. As the player count has been ticked upward, the last few games have had pretty obvious moments of lag / buffering – a pretty stressful thing to see when you're up against the clock. Meanwhile, more players means more potential winners to split the pot (each game has a prize of at least $ 1000, but that's split among all winners). No one wants to make it all the way to the end only to split to $ 1,000 pot 10,000 ways.