Love Trivia? Enjoy matching wits with your friends? This Kickstarter project will fund the development of Diddly
from Trilobyte Games. Not just another trivia game, Diddly will fill the void in the mobile applications
market for a high-quality, smart and well produced trivia challenge. We believe
that the key to a successful trivia game is extremely clever and witty questions
- presented in an attractive, simple and user friendly way – that are
challenging, yet remain accessible by all demographic groups. A trivia game for
“real” trivia buffs who enjoy wrapping their minds around double entendre,
sub-text and subtlety. If that’s you, Diddly is your game. By pledging today, you’ll help make this game
a reality; joining with other, literate triviots in a new community
designed specifically for you. That’s
how we roll at Trilobyte Games. For
Diddly can be played solo, face-to-face, or remotely via the
Internet. Players play a common game with an iPad used for the main display
and each using his or her own iPhone or iPad. Those with an Apple TV can use
the television as the main display and their own mobile devices for individual
input. We call this, Party Mode. And it's awesome.
Trivia packs will be sold in-app
or via iTunes. Regular, new packs will be thematically based by general
categories, age levels and special interests. All will feature Diddly’s
signature wit & subtlety.
What features make Diddly different from other trivia apps on the market?
- Multiplayer capability: up to 4 players, either face-to-face or via the Internet
- Use of individual iPhones/iPods as buzzer and game controller
- Use iPad or HDTV as main game display board
- Special visual and audio trivia for added multi-media fun
- Wagering with “virtual” Diddly currency for strategic gambling
- Bonus lightning round to win extra money and achievement points
- Diddly will be distributed free, or at $1 price point combined with...
- Ttrivia packs available separately by category (Movies, Sports, The 60s, etc.) and/or by skill level (Kids, Family, Smarty Pants, Mensa)
The iPad is used for main game
board display. Display can be directed to television via Apple TV.
Up to 4 can play. Play is either face to face or via the
The game is hosted by a TV-style “Host.” He reads all the
questions, explains the answers, prompts the Players and guides them through
One game consists of a round of nine trivia questions. The
winner of the round moves on to play the Boner
Each question is assigned a money value, from $500 to $1,000 for the first
question, with each subsequent question increasing the value by a factor of .5.
Money values are determined by subjective difficulty level rating by authors
The question is read aloud by the “Host.” When the reading is complete, the
possible answers are revealed and the timer starts. Players have 12 seconds to
answer the question by simply tapping one of four possible answers at the
bottom of the screen. If a Player answers correctly, he/she wins the money and
that question is complete. If a Player answers incorrectly, the money value of
the question is deducted from Player's total score and that answer is removed
from the screen. The remaining Players have the opportunity to answer.
After each question, an explanation of the answer is given by the “Host.”
Players have 12 seconds to answer a question. Adding a
visual prompt, and a sense of urgency…an answer timer bar (Tempus Fuggit) starts
off as green and decreases in length, letter by letter, while turning to
yellow/orange and then to red.
Between questions, players may pause the game by pressing
the Pause/Play toggle button.
Audio & Visual Trivia
The image used for a
Visual Question will be the entire background.
In each Regular Round, there will be a Visual Question,
and an Audio Question.
Bet Your Bippy
The last question of each Regular
Round will allow the Players to wager game money on their answer. This is
similar to Final Jeopardy. This will give Players a chance to increase their
lead, or take the lead if they are behind so that they can play the Boner Round. First, the category is given and
Players who have money are eligible to play. They may bet any amount - up to
the amount of the Player with the most money. If they guess correctly, they win
the amount of money they have wagered. If they guess incorrectly, they lose the
amount of their wager. There is no reward for being first to answer. All participating
Players have the full 20 seconds to choose their answer after the question is
with the most money at the end of a Regular Round wins that round and moves on
to play a Boner lightning round in order to win more money.
A Boner Round consists of 12 questions
for which there are only two possible answers. (Therefore, Yes/No questions are
one form that can be used here) Boner questions are a little more
straightforward and presented very quickly.
Presentation is a little different. Questions come out at you and fade away,
accompanied by pulse pounding music. Player has 5 seconds to answer each one.
Each question is worth 10% of Player’s final Regular Round winnings. A correct
answer adds to Player's total score from the Regular Round. Money values are
deducted from Player's total for incorrect answers. (Therefore it is possible
to lose money playing the Boner Round).
The completion of the Boner Round ends
Final words: Contributors at the $20 & higher levels will receive a special, "collectors edition" Diddly T-shirt designed by gaming legend Rob Landeros just for this Kickstarter campaign. BONUS. You know you want one.