LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the largest names of the Internet, Rhett & Link and Chester See, have teamed up with 62 top digital stars including Tyler Oakley, Lilly Singh, Grace Helbig and Shane Dawson to launch Trivy, a first-of-its kind mobile trivia game.
Trivy consists of general trivia questions with a wide range of topics including entertainment, science, current events and many more, which users can download from iTunes for free. Users also have the option to purchase add-on trivia packs, which contain questions from 64 of the biggest content creators on YouTube, Vine, Twitter and Snapchat, a group that collectively has over 175 million subscribers on YouTube alone. In a move unseen in the digital world, the questions in the creators' trivia packs come from the creators themselves, so fans are getting a very personal look into the lives of their favorite stars.
"We teamed up with tech entrepreneur and former venture capitalist Abdul Khan, who has been behind companies like Pandora and Ancestry.com, to create a game that transcends the current benefits of the direct to consumer model by introducing a new way of engaging with fans," says See. "Once we started development, we realized it was an opportunity for the biggest digital names to get involved, and for #TeamInternet to band together," Link Neal and Rhett McLaughlin add.
The concept of the trivia packs is simple: fans test their knowledge of their favorite digital creators to see how much they know about them. As players answer questions correctly, they advance to higher levels and unlock coins they may use later when a question arises they may not know. Players can also use the "streak" feature to answer as many questions as possible in a row, with the goal of continuously trying to beat their highest score. Unlike other trivia games, players can play both on their own and against others by sharing their scores, and the digital creators have the ability to update their question packs, creating a fresh and constantly-evolving game for users.
Trivy is now available for download in the iTunes Store and at http://trivygame.com/app with 64 Creator packs. As more Creators join the game, additional packs will be available. The following packs are available at launch:
AJ Rafael, Ali Spagnola, Andrea Russet, Andreaschoice, Andrew Garcia, Andy Lange, Anna Akana, Annoying Orange, Bart Baker, Boyce Avenue, Brittani Louise Taylor, Chester See, Christian Collins, Crawford Collins, Dan Avidan, Dan Nampaikid, DeStorm Power, Devinsupertramp, D-trix, Elliott Morgan, Epic Rap Battles of History, Felicia Day, Flula, Frankie Grande, General Trivia, GloZell, Grace Helbig, Gregory Brothers, Hannah Hart, Harley Morenstein, Jack & Dean, James Maslow, Josh Golden, Josh Sundquist, Justin James Hughes, Kingsley, Lee Newton, Lilly Singh, Lindsey Stirling, Logan Paul, Mamrie Hart, Matthew Santoro, Megan Batoon, Michael Buckley, Mitchell Davis, MysteryGuitarMan, Nikki Limo, Olga Kay, Rhett & Link, Sam Pottorff, Shane Dawson, Shay Carl, Smosh, Stampy Cat, Stassiebaby, Steve Zaragoza, Tay Zonday, Tiffany Alvord, Timothy DeLaGhetto, TomSka, Troye Sivan, Tyler Oakley, Tyler Ward, VlogBrothers and Wassabi Productions.
About Rhett & Link
Rhett & Link, best friends since the first grade, are a comedic duo known for their wildly popular comedic songs and sketches on YouTube, their viral low-budget local commercials, their innovative weekly audio podcast, "Ear Biscuits," and their daily morning show, "Good Mythical Morning."
Rhett & Link's YouTube channels have over 2.4 billion total views, and they have been fundamental in the YouTube entertainment community since 2006. They had their own show on IFC chronicling the production of comedic local commercials, "Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings," and their show, "Good Mythical Morning," is the most watched daily show on the Internet.
About Chester See
Chester is an entrepreneur and new media pioneer, having built an audience of over 1.6 million subscribers on YouTube by creating original content and music. Most recently, Chester partnered with ABC Family to executive produce, write, and star in a TV series called "Over the Top," which will take viewers on a scripted, behind the scenes look at what it takes to achieve stardom in the digital world. Previously, Chester Co-Founded the YouTube Originals Network, YOMYOMF. In 2013, See executive produced and co-starred in "Side Effects," a Glee-style movie that debuted on Awesomeness TV with 2 million views in its first week and eventually was broadcast on E!. He portrayed rock star Stacee Jaxx on Broadway's Rock of Ages in 2014, and has since been nominated for 6 Streamy awards, winning Best Original Song for his hit "Whistle While I Work It."
About Abdul Khan
Abdul is the founder and CEO of Keeply, Inc. and the Co-Founder of the YouTube Originals Networks, The YOMYOMF Network and The NOC, which subsequently became Vice Sports. Abdul has invested in or founded multiple consumer technology startups, including Pandora, Omniture, Ancestry.com and IBY, Inc., the largest athlete-owned social engagement platform, which reached 100 million views and over 250,000 user-created contests prior to its sale to Photobucket.