Ian Pinnell

IAN PINNELL

Your Marketing, Design & PR Guy

Q Live – A Quiz in your Hand

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e all love a good game, whether it’s a classic board game like Monopoly or a game of Candy Crush on our smartphone. We like the thrill of the competition, putting our brains to good use. Now, there’s a new game in town, and it’s a game changer.

Q-Live is one of the new kids on the block. You could consider it the UK version of the hit US HQ Trivia quiz. For Q Live though, a host of presenters give you twelve questions – you have ten seconds in which to select an answer. If you reach the end, you win either £500 or £1,000 (Or a share of the prize pot). The amount of money depends on when you play.

The best element to this game, compared to others in your app stores, is the LIVE element. There’s no pre-recorded presenter, giving days old shoutouts here. There is genuinely someone, in a studio, somewhere in London, talking to you in the palm of your hand. Vertically.

The presenters enthusiasm really shines through. They’re not just people from the street either. Pandora from Kiss FM, Sam & Amy from Virgin Radio and Charlie Hopkins (I believe from shopping TV) are a few I’ve seen – broadcasters who know how visuals work, who know how to entertain and interact with an audience. That for me, is one of the big draws into this fifteen minute game.

Fifteen minutes, to win £500 (Or £1,000). Twice a day.  Your weekday quizzes appear to be at 13:00, perfect for those just going on lunch whilst at work, it’ll be the talk of the office all afternoon, or even better 20:00, great for getting your mates involved in your place, or down the pub. There’s logic behind the fancy graphics and fun exterior of the presenters.

When I’ve played, over 10,000 people have joined in at anyone time. To think, 10,000 people, across the UK, have this app open. A presenter in a booth, probably on their own with the autocue, and team in a gallery nearby, hosting this vertical fifteen minute show to us all. It beats any pre-recorded quiz apps you get, surely?

It really is like watching a mini series in the palm of your hand. You don’t want it to end. My only criticism so far would be to make the show slightly longer, even by another five minutes – get a few more shouts in there, or make it a full half-hour. But then, that might indeed detract from the fifteen minutes of fast paced, quizziness we all get to experience.

If you’re interested, you can download the app via this website. Oh, it’s free too you know…! When they ask if someone’s referred you, tell them ‘pinnell’ sent you…

There’s an exciting future with quizzes and our technology, and this is just the start.

1 Comment

  1. Brad

    Hi Ian, just to clarify – it’s Chris Hopkins and Charlie Baker, otherwise an excellent article about QLive

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