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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Seattle, WA -- September 19, 2013. Game It Forward’s
Quingo -- a free-to-play, fun, and light-hearted combination of
trivia and bingo -- is now available for iPad through the iTunes
Quingo is a fresh take on trivia, featuring a sizable library
of questions, each with five correct answers hidden amongst twenty
incorrect answers. Some of the incorrect answers are designed to
trip players up, others are included to get a chuckle. 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
with its charity partners to fund those projects. At launch,
players can support projects from one of six top-notch charities:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center,
The Martinez Foundation.
“We want to make sure our players can see the concrete
results of their contributions, so we worked hard with our charity
partners to define specific projects that will receive the
funds,” says Morgan Belford, Game It Forward Co-Founder.
“To that end, players can see how much they've
contributed and how well each project is doing.”
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 spend
the last nine months growing the concept, building the team, and
assembling the charity partners.
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,
“What if I paired talented game designers with people
passionately working for social change? The games that come from
this collaboration could be world-changing.”
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 Bozzi 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.
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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