The New Durfee Addiction

Alexis Mota ‘16

Staff Reporter

January 9, 2015


Throughout the halls of Durfee, phones are buzzing with notifications from the hit new app “Trivia Crack”. From the day it was released in the app store, October 16, 2013, the app has had over 10 million downloads.

 


Shelby Chouinard beginning a new round of Trivia Crack.

                                     - Hilltop File Photo

According to an article on pocketgamer.com, “Trivia Crack’s Success Story Continues After Topping the App Store and Google Play Charts,” Trivia Crack was the #1 app in 19 countries before it became popular in the United States.

 

The app allows people to play against their friends or random opponents and determine who has the most trivia knowledge. There are six categories that round from sports, science, history, geography, art, and entertainment that are randomly chosen each round by spinning “Willy the Wheel." You win the game by earning each character from each category. If you’re stuck on a question you can use coins that were earned previously from other rounds to spin again or to get more power ups. The game has over 100 thousand questions with regular updates. Gamers also have the opportunity to submit their own questions or judge others.

 

The app is offered in 7 different languages, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, and Catalan, giving more people an opportunity to enjoy the game. The app is available on the App Store, Google play, Amazon, and also from the Windows Phone Store.

 

Senior Shelby Chouinard downloaded Trivia Crack sometime last month. "When I first got the game I couldn’t put it down, I had about 20 different games going on at once!” said Shelby. Chouinard's favorite part about the game is getting a question right when she thought she wouldn’t. “ I think I’m going to fail and then BAM, to my surprise it’s actually right, it’s a great feeling.”

 

Many students around Durfee have been challenging each other's trivia knowledge using the app. A simple quick download and you could be enjoying Trivia Crack too!