The original “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?” game show ran for five sseasons on FOX Primetime and averaged 20 million viewers a week in its first season. That success was accompanied by 300 original episodes for syndication. The format has been produced in more than 70 countries, and viewed across multiple platforms including a YouTube channel and podcast.
“The ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?’ franchise is truly timeless and ideal for players of all ages to come together and show what they know,” says Robert Marick, executive vice president, global consumer products, MGM. “Working with THQ Nordic and HandyGames on the upcoming video game,
Multiple-choice questions, true-or-false challenges, and minigames test players’ proficiency in more than 24 different subjects. More than 6,800 questions on topics like animal sciences, vocabulary, math and more are delivered by a diverse, fully voiced and animated cast of characters. Players can meet each challenge alone or together with others in couch co-op multiplayer gameplay to prove that they are, in fact, smarter than a 5th Grader!
“With so many kids learning from home and so many of these gaming systems in homes worldwide, the time could not be better to revitalize ‘Are You Smarter Than A 5thGrader?’ in the videogame space,” says Adrienne Lauer, business development, Americas, THQ Nordic. “The development team at Massive Miniteam has done a beautiful job of creating a game show studio environment and building out an experience featuring 8-player couch co-op multiplayer.”
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