The HQ Trivia app will soon be making its way to Android smartphones and tablets, with its listing recently appearing on the Google Play Store where the popular game is already available for pre-registrations. Created by Vine co-founders Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll, the app rose to popularity shortly after debuting on Apple's iOS App Store earlier this fall by promising cash prizes to trivia buffs. In essence, HQ Trivia is a mobile version of traditional trivia shows and streams two such games on a daily basis, at 3 PM and 9 PM. Every episode of the show tasks users with answering 12 questions and those that get all of them right split the daily cash reward offered by the company with other people who successfully managed to do so.
As is usually the case with trivia shows, answering a dozen questions is easier said than done, especially since HQ Trivia only provides you with ten seconds to submit each one of your answers and getting just a single question wrong means you're out of the race. Still, the straightforward format of the game and its general accessibility quickly propelled it to the top of many App Store charts and after establishing itself as the go-to live trivia solution on iPhones and iPads, the project will now be seeking to do the same on Android. The average game usually has a total cash prize of approximately $2,000, though some quizzes already offered as much as $12,000 to winners. As expected, the higher the prize is, the more difficult the questions are. Likewise, the fact that the prize pool is shared by all winners means that even the know-all users who win the game aren't likely to receive more than a few hundred dollars. To date, the single largest prize awarded to winners of one HQ Trivia game sits at $560 per user.
No firm availability window has yet been attached to the Android version of HQ Trivia but the appearance of its Google Play Store listing and the fact users can already pre-register to be notified when the game is available both suggest that its launch will happen in early 2018. You can make your interest in the mobile game official by referring to the Play Store banner below. While Yusupov and Kroll are presently committed to HQ Trivia, another Vine co-creator recently hinted at a possible return of the popular video service that Twitter shut down in late 2016, four years after acquiring it for a reported $30 million.