The biggest iPhone game of 2017, HQ Trivia, is coming to Android for Christmas

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  • Smash-hit iPhone game “HQ Trivia” is coming to Android on Christmas, the game’s maker says.
  • The game combines trivia questions with a live video feed of a host, and it’s become a massive success.
  • Thus far, the game was limited by its availability on one platform.

The breakout hit iPhone game of 2017 has undoubtedly been “HQ Trivia,” a live trivia game that went from curiosity to viral hit seemingly overnight. And now, in a few weeks, it’s finally coming to Android.

The makers announced the news in a tweet on December 5, which read, “Hey world, we hear you also have Android phones? HQ has a nice little stocking stuffer coming your way.” The game’s Twitter profile more directly confirms the release date: “Coming for Android this Christmas,” it says.

In the last few weeks, “HQ Trivia” has exploded in popularity and users. Live games regularly garner a quarter million players, all attempting to answer every question correctly – winners get real cash as a prize, which is paid out to players through Paypal.

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It’s this combination of trivia, cash prizes, and a live video feed that’s drawn so many players. But it’s one of the game’s “hosts,” a man named Scott Rogowsky, who’s kept so many fans invested.

Rogowsky is the man in the suit seen above, known for his quirky personality and penchant for creating slang words. He calls players “HQties” (pronounced “H-cuties”), makes hilarious hand gestures, and lets slip little bits about himself while hosting the phone-based, live game show. He’s often the subject of memes from the game’s prolific, passionate fanbase.

He even appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” due to the game’s massive sudden popularity:

It’s not clear which Android phones will work with “HQ Trivia” when it arrives on December 25, but we’d expect the last few years of major flagship phones from Samsung, LG, and others to be included.

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