And so, without further ado, we're excited to introduce PhotoPop, Wikia's first game application, created for fans, by fans!
PhotoPop is a fast-paced photo trivia game that features photos of your favorite pop culture characters hidden behind a mask of tiles. Tap the tiles to get a glimpse of the hidden characters, and then quickly try to identify them. Be careful about how many tiles you tap and incorrect guesses you make -- the faster you guess correctly, the more points you earn. Wikia staff members have been developing a slight addiction to PhotoPop, and let me tell you, competition to get the highest score is FIERCE.
For a selected wiki, the game pulls page titles and photos from pages in a designated category. Per game round, a photo is randomly selected from the pool of photos from all of the pages. Each photo is accompanied by four answer choices; three are randomly selected titles and one (the one that's the correct answer) is the title of the photo's page.
The mobile team would love to give a shout out to the community members who generously donated their time and effort to curate images for PhotoPop. To celebrate two November movie releases, we're releasing the game with spotlights on Twilight and Muppets. We plan to add more wikis in the future, so stay tuned and keep up the great work!
One last interesting fact about PhotoPop is that it's composed of CSS3 and HTML5. This technology enabled us to release the game on three different platforms at once. Play the game on whatever platform you prefer: prove your pop culture expertise by playing the web version or by downloading Android mobile app. It's also coming soon to the iTunes App Store.
If you enjoy the game, please give us ratings and feedback in the Android marketplace and in the comments section of this blog post.
Stay tuned for the next mobile team update. If all goes well, you'll be receiving a big Wikia Mobile holiday present.
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