KwizzBit upgrades interactive quiz platform following surge in demand during lockdown

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Left to right: Mark Walsh who founded KwizzBit, Chris Hart, Elliott Hart and Joel Slinn

KwizzBit, the interactive smartphone quiz platform, has seen an upsurge in the number of people competing in games during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Before the pandemic, the Leeds-based business primarily focused on providing pub quizzes to the hospitality sector. However, pub closures required a change of direction and saw the company pivot as a virtual platform, supplying its software to businesses, charities and families and friends stuck at home.

The interactive quiz company reports that up to 60,000 players have been signing up to take part in virtual quizzes during lockdown across the UK through live streaming channels such as Zoom, YouTube Live and Twitch with famous faces like Chris Tarrant and Neil Morrissey hosting quizzes.

Following KwizzBit’s growing popularity, the company has implemented new technological developments to improve the overall gameplay experience. This includes a redesigned game interface for hosts, the ability to connect up to 10,000 players to a single game, player accounts and improvements that make the system more financially efficient to run.

Such improvements have enabled the start up to roll out a number of consumer packages, where from £4.99 a month, customers can host an unlimited number of quizzes with a maximum of 5 people.

Other packages are aimed at expanding the platform’s services to enable corporate clients to engage with up to 500 employees at any one time as they continue to work from home.

Commenting on the new developments, CEO & Founder Mark Walsh, said: “The entire nation went quiz mad during lockdown. It really opened our eyes to all the possible applications for interactive quiz content and we believe these changes are the first step in creating a 21st century quiz experience for any occasion.”

Whilst KwizzBit’s focus is currently on helping newly re-opened pubs safely attract customers back into pubs, the company has big plans to develop the platform further, including scaling the system to allow up to 100,000 people to play a single quiz and enabling customers to write their own custom quizzes.

“We’re currently in talks with investors over big plans to develop the platform further and add to our existing team of staff by bringing in a Head of Content and an Office Manager” added Mark Walsh.