High School Quiz Show game premieres on Facebook

  • 02 Jun 2011 12:28 PM
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    WGBH and Pod Digital Design collaborate on competitive brain game

    Facebook followers everywhere now can play the popular High School Quiz Show game as a result of a collaboration between WGBH Boston and Pod Digital Design. Like the Emmy Award-winning public TV show, the Facebook version is fast-paced, competitive and sure to challenge even the biggest know-it-all.

    Working with producers of High School Quiz Show, Pod Digital Design created a dynamic, live multiplayer version of the show for Facebook, allowing players from all over the world to compete in live head-to-head competition. Earlier this year WGBH teamed with Pod to launch a web version of the game.

     “We’re excited to launch High School Quiz Show in Facebook. Now everyone who’s been playing along with the televised series can compete anytime, anywhere against family and friends for the highest spot on the leaderboard,” said Hillary Wells, Executive Producer of High School Quiz Show.

    The game allows players to log-in any time of the day and compete in live play against players on Facebook, as well as computer “bot” players, to raise the competitive bar. Players race against the clock answering questions selected from over 20,000 questions and answers across multiple subject areas. The faster questions are answered, the higher the scores.

    “Our goal was to translate the excitement of the television show, and make it a engaging, social and competitive experience online,” said Steve Curran, Founder and Creative Director of Pod Digital Design.

    On Facebook, players can challenge friends to beat their high-score, and see how they rate against their friends on their leaderboard. The dynamic leaderboard not only shows players’ daily, weekly and monthly scores, but also displays what level of achievement they have earned, their score histories, and percentage of questions they have answered correctly in each subject.

    To play the game on Facebook, go to http://apps.facebook.com/hsquizshow/. The web version of the game can be played at: http://www.wgbh.org/quizshow/index.cfm. Major sponsorship for High School Quiz Show is provided by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Safety Insurance, Comcast, Massachusetts Teachers Association, Newbury Comics, and Harvard University Division of Continuing Education.

    Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George, and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBH 44, and digital channels World and Create. Local WGBH TV productions that focus on the region’s diverse community include Greater Boston, Basic Black, and María Hinojosa: One-on-One. WGBH Radio serves listeners from Cape Cod to New Hampshire with 89.7 WGBH, Boston’s NPR® Station for News and Culture; 99.5 All Classical; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also produces the national radio news program The World. WGBH is a leading producer of online content and a pioneer in developing educational multimedia and new technologies that make media accessible for people with disabilities. Find more information at www.wgbh.org

    Since 2002 Pod Digital Design has conceived, designed and produced engaging interactive branding solutions and branded entertainment for some of the most exciting companies in the world of entertainment, technology and consumer goods. Pod is a leading developer of social games and applications, mobile games and applications, branded game development, viral campaign development and website design. Pod has designed and produced award-winning and highly effective entertainment-based solutions, for clients including History Channel, AETN, Discovery Channel International, Sony Pictures Entertainment Worldwide, Yahoo!, GSN, Daily Grommet, and many others. http://www.poddesign.com

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