Mobile trivia games have become a fan favorite, and now there is a new one on the market. TriviaMob, a live game show app, allows players to face off in two separate “mobs,” where they answer questions about art, science, entertainment, and more to win prizes.
The platform was created by Cedric Rogers and Shawn Newsum, the co-founders of Culture Genesis, the company behind the trivia game.
“The live stream kicks off every Sunday at 9 p.m. (EST) and 6 p.m. (PST) with two hosts leading separate mobs and asking the same trivia questions at the same time,” said Rogers.
“The mob that gets a higher percentage of correct questions gets to select the category for the next question. Audiences will be answering questions about art, history, entertainment, science, and other topics. Players who answer all 10 questions correctly split a cash prize, while the winning mob receives mob points they can redeem for sponsored prizes.”
TriviaMob was inspired by now defunct, BET’s “106 & Park.” The co-founders loved the dynamic energy and cultural relevance of the show and felt like it would be a good fit for an online gaming platform.
“We have great hosts lined up who align well with our vision for the game. Melvin Gregg, who is known for his role on the Netflix show “American Vandal,” is our co-host and creative director,” continued Rogers. “He will be joined by Brittany Lucio, who is an actress and former Miss USA contestant; DJ Damage, co-host of “REVOLT Live” on Sean P. Diddy Combs’ REVOLT TV network; Jessica Flores, social media personality; and Dariany Santana, who is a TV host and actress.”
The launch of TriviaMob sits at the intersection of two trends across culture and tech: 73% of African Americans and 72% of U.S. Latinos aged 13 and older identify as gamers, compared to 66% of the total population, according to Nielsen. Additionally, African Americans and Latinos both view their mobile phone as a primary source of entertainment.
TriviaMob is currently available on the Apple store and will be released for Android in the coming weeks. If you’re interested in partaking in the festivities, click here and sign up for the next go-round.