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Charitable Trivia Game Quingo Now Available for iPhone and iPod Touch

Entertaining, altruistic trivia-bingo game expands from September iPad release to new devices, and adds exciting new content

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Seattle, WA – October 24th, 2013 - Game It Forward’s free-to-play, fun, humorous trivia-bingo game Quingo is now available for iPhone and iPod Touch ( download here).This release expands on the iPad version launched  in September adding: support for new devices, 65 new free trivia questions from a variety of categories, new ways for players to challenge and share accomplishments with their friends, and a pack of 50 spooky questions available for purchase in the “spirit” of Halloween!

Quingo is a fresh take on trivia - each of its hundreds of questions had five correct answers hidden amongst twenty incorrect. Some incorrect answers are designed to trip players up, others to get a laugh. The correct answers for each question range in difficulty, making every question engaging for players of all skill levels.

Players earn money for their favorite causes just by playing Quingo. They select a charity project to play for, and Game It Forward shares the revenue from advertising and in-app purchases to fund those projects. Players can support projects from six top-notch charities: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Kiva, PAWS, Seattle Children’s, Splash, and The Martinez Foundation.

Seasoned game designer Brandon Bozzi started Game It Forward to create games that are fun-first, and also happen to make the world a better place.  This inspiration propelled Brandon to work with cofounder Morgan Belford and spend the last nine months growing the concept, assembling the charity partners, and crafting the game.

Quingo originated at the Game It Forward Summit last year, a ground-breaking collaboration between passionate social-change agents and some of the most talented game designers in the industry.  Bozzi’s thinking that inspired the summit, “People worldwide spend three billion hours a week playing games. If those games donated just one penny an hour, they could raise $30 million a week for people in need.” co-founder Belford comments, "We’re excited to enable people to help causes they believe in simply by playing a game they enjoy."  

Game It Forward plans to bring on new charity partners, add new questions and features, and expand Quingo to other platforms throughout the next twelve months.

About Game It Forward

Game It Forward is a Seattle-based Social Purpose Corporation dedicated to making fun games that have a positive impact on society. We use the compelling, interactive nature of games to support education, science, health care, and a variety of charitable causes. Our games are “fun first” - a completely entertaining experience aside from their particular mission. They just so happen to also make the world a better place. For more information check out: www.gameitforward.org, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

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