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QuizBlaster, a competitive trivia game for Windows Phone 8

QuizBlaster

If you like trivia games, QuizBlaster is a relatively new Windows Phone 8 game that will test your knowledge and speed. 

QuizBlaster is played in rounds of ten questions and you compete online against other QuizBlaster players to see who can score the most points.  There is a little room for improvement but overall, QuizBlaster is a challenging trivia game for Windows Phone 8.

When you first launch QuizBlaster, you will need to create a player account.  You can do by registering through your Facebook or Twitter account or you can create one through an email address.

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QuizBlaster Main Menu and Settings

Once an account is created you will be taken to the game’s main menu where options to play the game, view your stats, and view the online leaderboard are present.  The main menu also offers access to a help screen, the game’s settings and a link to contribute new questions to the developer.  Settings cover turning on/off the game sounds and music, edit your profile and sign out of the game.

Games are played in rounds of ten questions.  You have ten seconds to answer each question and the longer you take, the fewer points you earn.  Correct answers are highlighted in green when tapped and incorrect in red.  If you choose the wrong answer, the correct answer will be highlighted.

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QuizBlaster Game Screens and Scoring Summary

At the end of the round, your scoring summary will appear with an opportunity to review the questions/answers.  A few seconds later the round scoring summary will appear showing how your score faired compared to other player scores.  After a few seconds of reviewing the scoreboard, another round of questions will launch.

Question topics include geography, politics, science, arts, sports, and range from the simple to trivia master level.  QuizBlaster can be rather humbling.  While we found QuizBlaster to be a good, head-scratcher of a game but there is room for improvement.

For example, some of the questions are so wordy that it takes the full ten seconds to read.  I would not mind seeing the game show the question, give players a few seconds to read it, and then reveal the answers, which will start the ten-second timer.  The current format does add the challenge of speed to the game but at times, it is almost unfair.  Still, all in all, QuizBlaster is a nice option to consider if you need a quick trivia gaming fix.

QuizBlaster is a free game, available for Windows Phone 8 that you can pick up here in the Windows Phone Store.

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QuizBlaster, a competitive trivia game for Windows Phone 8

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The layout and the colors look great. I like trivia games in the vein of This Or That. Checking this one out.

+1MM

quizup will be the next words with friends, draw something, etc... its growth has been phenomenal, and its a really polished and sticky experience that's now beginning to go viral.

would love to see a wp release sometime soon, but unfortunately people won't really begin clamoring for it until its huge, then we'll get it a year later, right around the time people get bored with it and the next big app craze hits/as everyone else stops using it..

here's hoping they invest some of that cash pile they just raised and push to wp alongside android soon!!

RUDY!! i get that games may not be your thing, but if u can manage 6up (the name works!) as an unofficial quizup client, we'd be even more 'forever indebted' to you!!

I know same here. No offense to the developer, but based on the screenshots, QuizBlast seems like an uglier knock-off version of QuizUp. :(

Unfortunately, even if QuizBlast improves, I doubt it will gain the traction and quality that QuizUp's user base has built. I've heard that QuizUp even has real-life well-known experts that are active in their respective areas (ex: like NBA players on basketball trivia).

It's a bit sad that a lot of the devs with original/unique ideas and concepts for apps always head to iOS/Android first. Not that it doesn't make sense to do so, but you'd think there would be more devs that could appreciate or believe in WP and its users and make an app for us too. By which I mean they make an app while it's still relevant, not over a year or two later where the buzz has died down or in a beta form or released non-beta but lacks so much compared to iOS/Android versions.

Hey - thanks for all the great comments. We're working hard at reducing the wordiness of some of those questions. The timing is an interesting question - 10 secs keeps the pressure on and adds a sense of competition - but we can easily adjust, so keep giving us feedback! http://quizblaster.com

Another 5 seconds per question would fix it, by the time you've read some of the questions you only have 1-2 seconds left to read 4 possible answers, far too short time and spoils the fun, other than that it is a very enjoyable game, im keeping it installed and watching for any updates

Just to let you know - we've extended the games out a few seconds now to allow more reading time. Hope this makes it more enjoyable!