Bhavnagar, India – NTQZ, recently released by iPhoneGameZone in Apple app store, is built around novel concept on how human brain grasps things. Unlike contemporary general knowledge trivia apps that force player to memorize facts, NTQZ emphasizes on knowledge in holistic sense.
Instead of making the player google for an answer that she doesn’t know, gain points (or completely avoid the question), and later forget about it, NTQZ takes the reverse approach. It asks the quizzer to compare all available options, weigh all answers for their relative truthfulness, and then pick, any guesses? The ‘wrongest’ of all! Yes, that’s why it’s ‘Anti’Quiz. NTQZ is a general knowledge trivia based on an idea that is being tried for the first time, on Apple app store.
The need for educational innovation is long felt, and it’s already happening. With NTQZ, quizzes are no exception. According to a study, current quiz format is inadequate for teaching students or even gauging them. A new, more engaging format of quizzes is on the wishlist of many teachers and quizzers alike, which NTQZ has finally fulfilled.
NTQZ free app contains all features. It contains questions from all disciplines to provide an antiquiz experience. From within the free version, player can pay to select more questions from geography, science and general knowledge. Each of these premium categories contains questions chosen through in-depth research. They provoke the quizzer to read and research about it, rather than simply score points. In NTQZ, big scores and fun are simply tools – the aim is true knowledge.
Maximum points are awarded for the wrongest answer, and correct answers are punished with negative points. This is an exceptional boost to lateral and critical thinking, enabling players’ all-round development. And yes, even if it’s antiquiz, player does get to know the correct answer. Wikipedia contextual help is available for quick reference. After tapping one of the answers, the app provides some witty feedback, like a poke. Irrespective of whether the player is right or wrong, it never hurts to be funny!
One wonders how much effective such general knowledge trivia could be. And iPhoneGameZone’s blog series (included in the bottom of this release) has an answer for it, which concludes: Leisure of being wrong is a fountainhead of creativity. NTQZ is an educational paradigm waiting to happen.
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3/4/5 gen) and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.1 or later
* 12.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
NTQZ 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
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