QuizUp is a trivia-based game that will keep you hooked on for hours. The game was created by Plain Vanilla and published back in November 2013 by Glu game and became hugely popular all across the world soon after. It is said that by the March of 2014 over a billion matches were played all across the globe.
QuizUp follows a simple concept. You choose a topic of your choice from over thousands of topic related to Medicine, Science, General Knowledge, Game of Thrones, etc. The app matches you up against a player who chose the same topic as well. This player could be from anywhere in the world. You two are asked a series of multiple-choice question (7 to be precise) and are required to answer in a certain amount of time (10s). The time you took to answer determines your points. The last question is a bonus question which gives you double the points. At the end of the game which has seven questions, the player with the higher score wins.
You can even challenge your friends from different social networks such as google+. You can play against them in real time or send a “challenge” for them to beat at their leisure. The game gives you XP which help you level up in a category. It awards you with titles like “Newton’s Apple” to signify your mastery over a topic.
QuizUp has an attractive UI. It consists of Trivia categories whose icons and background are designed in a colorful and attractive manner. The app also has social-media-like features such as putting up status updates or messaging your friends. The app has some shortcomings though like if you suddenly lose connection during a match you have to forfeit it. There is no option to continue later or turn the game into the “challenge.”