Hot Five

Lessons from Angry Birds 2, the rise of hyper-casual, and HQ Trivia monetisation

Lessons from Angry Birds 2, the rise of hyper-casual, and HQ Trivia monetisation

One of the hottest games on mobile right now is actually more like a quiz show.

Created by the co-founders of the popular but now defunct video app Vine, HQ Trivia is now attracting millions of players for its quizzes, which run twice a day on weekdays and once a day at weekends.

It's perhaps little surprise then that our most read article of the last week is our look into how the game works and how it might monetise its large userbase.

Hyper-casual, secret success and big investments

Second up in our Hot Five is our analysis of one of mobile's biggest recent trends - the rise of hyper-casual titles.

Third up, UX expert Om Tandon deconstructs the design of Rovio's Angry Birds 2 and delves into how casual games at large are maturing (except for those hyper-casual titles, of course).

Next our contributing editor Jon Jordan looks at the rise of mobile publisher G5 Entertainment and mobile advertising firm Taptica raises $52.6 million.

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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of and He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.


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