Codices unleash new livestreaming platform
28 October 2022
Launchpad portfolio company Codices have released the first platform to allow anyone to create live interactive gameshows.
One of the UK’s leading interactive gameshow creators, Codices started their gameshow journey on the livestreaming platform Twitch where they launched their gameshow extension Quiz Kit, which amassed over four million monthly viewers and has been used by over a million different live streamers to create live online quiz shows.
It’s new platform, Moar, provides tools for creators to build their own live gameshow formats with the ability to make quiz shows, live polls, give out prizes and bring on live guests through their phone.
Codices aim is to help the UK become the leader of next generation entertainment - live mass participation gameshows, where everyone watching is a contestant. The trend started initially with the app HQ Trivia in 2017 which validated there was mass market appeal for interactive shows.
Codices co-founder and CEO Tim Edwards explained: “The reason we haven’t seen any mainstream live interactive gameshows since HQ Trivia is because they are hard to create and there isn’t really a platform setup for people to easily access them.
“The one thing everyone wants to do when watching a gameshow is play along. We found by making them live and interactive it increased the enjoyment factor significantly.”
Last year, after raising around £1m in investment, Codices set out to build a brand-new gameshow platform, Moar, to facilitate the creation and supply of mass participation shows.
Tim added: “Today, anyone can be a content creator and we didn’t want to restrict the tools to businesses or professionals by making them too complicated to use. Right now, we are in our open beta phase so it’s a great time to install and take advantage of our early offers and take a front row seat in seeing the platform develop.”
Adrian Scales, Senior Investment Manager at Falmouth University, said: “Following the success of Quiz Kit it's brilliant to see Codices launching their own standalone platform for content creators. We're incredibly excited to continue to work with the team on this next step in their journey.”
Through watching shows on Moar viewers can also earn ‘stubs’, similar to winning tickets on an arcade machine, which can be spent on in app rewards and a number of real-life prizes soon to be announced.
If you would like to experience Moar, either creating or watching some of their shows, you can find them on the iOS App Store by searching Moar where they are running daily trivia shows alongside shows run by new creators.