After one of the most meteoric rises in mobile App history, HQ Trivia is shutting down after 902 days of service. The trivia game peaked in popularity in 2018 when it hosted 2.4 million concurrent users. Unfortunately, the app was beset by a series of controversies and unfortunate tragedies. As many of you may recall, the CEO of the company in charge of HQ Trivia threatened to fire one of its hosts if The Daily Beast published an interview. Then, in 2018, one of the co-founders of HQ Trivia died of a drug overdose.
One final episode of HQ After Dark following the announcement of HQ's shuttering. This event was hosted by Matt Richards and Anna Roisman and the final prize was $5, which Matt paid for out of his own pocket. In case you missed it, the event was something truly "special."
The two hosts are doing a final HQ game and they’re super drunk and swearing and talking about how the investors ran out of money and how they should’ve unionized and the app is five seconds out of sync and glitching out and every trivia question is about Taco Bell and it’s great pic.twitter.com/lqC3E9r4eh— Andy Baio (@waxpancake) February 15, 2020