Netflix is releasing “Triviaverse,” an interactive game that lets users use their TV remotes to play against an all-knowing “Trivia master.” Players must answer questions rapidly to gain badges.
Today, the streaming service launches “Triviaverse” in nine languages: English, Latin, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Korean, and Japanese.
Simple gameplay. Players must use their remote’s arrow keys to answer as many questions as possible in a set time. Questions will cover history, science, and pop culture. After each round, they’ll get harder.
“Bird Brain,” “Preschool Graduate,” “Lucky Guesser,” “Shockingly Average,” “Mere Mortal,” “Ph.D. Dropout,” “Super Nerd,” “Potential Genius,” “Certified Genius,” and “Triviaverse God” are the badges players can acquire.
“Triviaverse” can be played one-on-one or two-on-two.
“Whether pushing a personal best to beat 4,000 points or dueling your friends to reach 10,000 points, we hope you learn something new and have fun!” Netflix Director of Product Management Rick Sanchez wrote in a blog post.
Netflix has tried interactive storytelling previously, but not always as a game. In 2017, the firm released interactive stories like “Cat Burglar” and “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” for subscribers. In April 2022, its interactive game “Trivia Quest” previewed the “Triviaverse” with daily episodes. However, the new game has a simpler format, as though Netflix intends to test if users will use its service as a game-playing platform instead of for interactive elements that convey stories.
One year after Netflix began investing in gaming, the firm released a quiz game.