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HomeNews10K South Korean Players Join QuizKit Game Show Revolution
9 May 2019

Falmouth Stories

10K South Korean Players Join QuizKit Game Show Revolution

One of the businesses built on the University’s Launchpad programme, Codices Interactive, is launching their interactive game show app QuizKit in South Korea, during the massive PlayX4 gaming event.

QuizKit will run on South Korea’s official Twitch channel for a live gameshow on the main stage and to a massive audience of between 10,000 and 14,000 players.

Game shows have been a popular part of culture since the first shows were broadcast in the 1930s - as television has evolved, so too have game shows, to remain relevant to a modern audience. Now, broadcast media has been revolutionised by streaming services such as Amazon’s Twitch platform, boasting over 2.9 million record concurrent viewers in 2018. QuizKit is the interactive solution for game shows to be relevant for this enormous modern audience.

QuizKit was launched in English in 2018, and gives Twitch streamers and viewers the ability to participate ininteractive, player driven quiz shows.

Speaking on the growth of QuizKit, Codices CEO Tim Edwards said: “Since we launched our beta version last October, we’ve had a million unique players taking part in the game shows using our app. We also have just over 400 monthly active broadcasters using Quiz Kit.” 

QuizKit is now being translated into South Korean after being spotted by South Korean delegates, who saw thatQuizKit would be the perfect partner for PlayX4 and the trend setting region of Korea. Viewers of the event will be able to participate even more directly with the event thanks to QuizKit, bringing them closer to their favourite gaming celebrities and personalities. The event is attended by global giants such as Google, Amazon and NCSOFT.

Tim Edwards has said of the launch: “We’re super excited to be launching in South Korea, especially as it's one of gaming’s biggest markets. It is also one of Twitch’s fastest growing markets...This is the start of a number of products we will offer to streamers around the world.”

PlayX4 is a huge celebration of gaming in South Korea, spanning across all media such as board games and card games, as well as global phenomenon video game franchises such as Overwatch and League of Legends. Viewers will be able to watch the broadcast on South Korea’s official Twitch channel starting on 3AM GMT 9th May, available for anyone with internet access to view here.

Launchpad is Falmouth University’s post graduate business incubation and acceleration programme. It brings together teams of highly skilled software, creative digital and business minds, to develop high-growth, high-value digital companies to meet identified market demand in only 12 months. The teams do that in collaboration with business partners, which have so far included Amazon, the BBC and Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Funded by the ERDF, Cornwall Council and the University, the programme is designed to foster a digital economy in Cornwall, creating high-value jobs, attracting investment and driving growth.