A new app’s creators think they know the key to dating success: a trivia-oriented game show where the questions revolve around a bachelorette. It’s a unique idea, for sure, albeit one that I can’t imagine having wide appeal. The game, called Quiz Date Live, comes from a company called East Meets East, which has raised $4 million in funding to get its iOS show off the ground. The team plans to monetize in a way similar to the mobile HQ game show by giving users the option to purchase extra lives. The game has two parts, and the second part has three rounds. Try to stick with me while I explain. The first part involves a contestant who the company chooses based on email entries, telling potential participants about herself. The second part is where that shared information comes into play. In round one, users have to answer multiple choice questions based on that live stream. In round two, the bachelorette asks players questions to get to know them better, which they then answer through SMS texts. The single person will pick her top three people (based on their answers) to be in round three. In round three, those final three are then asked to “impress” the contestant with a song, dance, poetry, or whatever else. This is streamed to viewers live. The winner, as chosen by the contestant, gets to go on an expense-paid date, like a helicopter ride or a dinner at a fancy restaurant. A host is… [Read full story]
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