Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on November 22, 2011.
About this project
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 example:
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 Internet.
The game is hosted by a TV-style “Host.” He reads all the questions, explains the answers, prompts the Players and guides them through the game.
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 and editors.
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 read.
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 the game.
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.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
- (60 days)