BBC Worldwide and games publisher and developer Kalypso Media have collaborated to produce a brand new natural history-themed mobile quiz game, The BBC Earth Quiz, featuring content from the hit series Blue Planet II, as well as other award-winning BBC natural history documentaries.
The app is free to download now from Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kalypsomedia.bbcquiz and Apple’s App Store https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1218239849.
Blue Planet II was the UK’s most-viewed television show of 2017 and is now being enjoyed by millions of viewers around the world.
The BBC Earth Quiz includes over 4000 questions and clips drawn from the BBC’s critically acclaimed and hugely popular natural history series including Planet Earth, Planet Earth II, Life, Africa and The Blue Planet and Blue Planet II.
The quiz is designed for people of all ages to enjoy, testing the natural history knowledge of beginners through to budding naturalists. Players are cast in the role of a photographer travelling across eight different environments, including arid deserts, sweeping grasslands, dense jungles and the deepest oceans. They compete against an AI opponent to answer questions related to the environment that they are in, all against the clock. Each correct answer unlocks content from the BBC’s extensive natural history archive. Once the player has managed to unlock all the content from one environment, they are then able to progress to the next.
Players can opt for extra time to think of an answer, or choose 50/50, where two of the incorrect answers are removed. It’s also possible to take part in a global head-to-head multiplayer mode. The winner is the person with the most correct answers when the time runs out.
Bradley Crooks, Head of Digital Entertainment and Games at BBC Worldwide said
“BBC Worldwide is pleased to have partnered with Kalypso Media, a renowned name in the games industry, who have a track record of producing high quality interactive titles. The BBC Earth Quiz showcases the richness of the BBC’s natural history content and provides fans of all ages with a vibrant and educational experience.”
Marcus Behrens, Publishing Director of Mobile at Kalypso Media said ”We’re excited to have created a game based on such an iconic property. The BBC is known as the world leader in natural history programming, which have over the years been enjoyed and loved by millions. We have created a quality educational experience that provides fans with exciting new ways of interacting with this incredible content.”