Netflix has some seriously trivial news to share ... about trivia!!
That's because starting April 1, the popular streaming service is embracing video games with a new daily "Trivia Quest" interactive game that might look a little familiar to mobile-based app trivia buffs.
What is Netflix Trivia Quest?
Trivia Quest is a narrative interactive experience, where each "win" will help move the story along. But this isn't Netflix's first latest foray into interactive television and games. The service previously experimented with this type of format when it released titles such as Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, You vs. Wild: Out Cold, and the trivia-centered Cat Burglar.
Basically, it's Willy (and his caged pals who need their freedom) vs. Evil Rocky, and you're the only one who can save the day by answering trivia questions for points. There'll be a new episode available each day during April with 24 questions, half "standard" difficulty, and the other half "hard," according to a news release. Each correct answer helps the story progress, and helps Willy save his friends from Rocky.
But rest assured: Netflix is definitely putting its own spin on this iteration of the franchise, if the end of the trailer is any indication: Rocky gets some help from an animated Demogorgon, straight out of "Stranger Things"!
Netflix licensed the Trivia Crack game Etermax.
"TRIVIA QUEST JOINS A GROWING LIST OF INTERACTIVE SERIES ON NETFLIX"
Players will be able to replay the quizzes to rack up points and correctly answer questions they may have previously missed. Weil additionally writes that each individual quiz “features a definitive ending but we don’t want to tell you too much about that just yet. You’ll have to play to see.”
How to play Netflix Trivia Quest
Essentially, Trivia Quest is a game starring Willy and his caged pals versus the Evil Rocky. Only you can save them by answering questions for points. There will be a new episode available each day with 24 questions - 12 standard difficulty and 12 hard. By correctly answering the questions, the story progresses, and you can help Willy save his friends from Rocky.
Players will be able to replay the quizzes to score points and correctly answer questions they may have previously missed.
When will Netflix Trivia Quest be available?
A new episode of Trivia Quest will hit Netflix every day throughout April 2022, with 30 episodes in total. (Netflix promised "no, this isn’t an April Fool’s Joke".)
Which devices support Netflix Trivia Quest?
Trivia Quest will be playable on the following devices:
Android phones and tablets
iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches
Supported smart TVs, set-top boxes, and consoles
Desktops via the web.
A full list of supported devices can be found right here. Make sure your device is running the latest version of the Netflix app to experience Trivia Quest.
Want to play more interactive titles on Netflix?
Netflix has other interactive titles (below) where you can make choices for the characters and shape the story. Just look for the "spark" badge on titles - that means it's interactive.
Johnny Test's Ultimate Meatloaf Quest
Escape The Undertaker
You vs. Wild: Out Cold
Headspace: Unwind Your Mind
The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You
Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Movie
Spirit Riding Free: Ride Along Adventure
The Boss Baby: Get That Baby!
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend
Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal
Captain Underpants Epic Choice-o-Rama
You vs. Wild
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Minecraft: Story Mode
Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout
Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile
Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale