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Confetti, an Online Trivia Game With a Real-Life Cash Payout, Launches in the PH

It'll compete against the locally developed game show app Paydro.
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The mobile trivia game craze may finally go mainstream in the country, as social media giant Facebook launches Confetti, an interactive trivia game that may win users as much as $6,000.

Confetti launches today, Thursday, 13 December 2018,  and may be accessed through the Facebook Watch feature. The online game show was initially launched in the US in June, according to Variety, and has since been introduced in four other markets including Thailand, Canada, and Mexico.

For the Philippine version, Confetti will be hosted by Baninay Bautista, a former contestant in reality television show Pinoy Big Brother.

The mobile trivia game will largely follow the mechanics of most versions in the market: A host will ask a set of questions (in Confetti’s case, mostly about pop culture) while viewers try to answer in a limited time. By the end of the show, viewers or contestants who got all answers correctly will share the cash prize for the day. All participants may cash out their prizes through PayPal.

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In Confetti Philippines’ case, the game will be telecast at 6PM Thursdays to Mondays.

The mobile trivia game is set to compete against locally developed game show app Paydro, which hosted its first live game in April. Since then, Paydro has attracted thousands of viewers on its app at 12nn on weekdays, attracting as many as 30,000 participants per game. Cash prizes have ranged from Php20,000 to as much as Php250,000.

Filipino livestream and content mobile app Kumu also hosts a variety of interactive game shows, but with a relatively smaller audience. 

The mobile trivia game craze started in the US with the launch of the app HQ Trivia in August 2017. The app, developed by the people behind the now defunct social media app Vine, has the same mechanics as most trivia game apps available in the market including Confetti and Paydro. Since it rose to popularity, HQ Trivia has been called “the future of television” to the “preview of a dystopian future.”

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