Hanx101 Trivia, a trivia sport that’s narrated by actor Tom Hanks, will quickly be one of many video games completely obtainable on the Apple Arcade subscription service (via Variety). Regardless of the identify, it’s not a sport devoted to quizzing you about Hanks’ profession — a press release from the game’s developer, Blueline Studios, says it’ll function “tens of 1000’s of questions” about topics like historical past, math, geography, and meals. (I’m hoping the later set comprises a minimum of one query a few field of chocolate.)
The sport will function a head-to-head competitors mode, a workforce mode, and a “Hanx101 mode” the place you apparently attempt to get a excessive rating whereas answering 101 questions. There will even apparently be “distinctive codecs corresponding to ‘Phrase Jam’ and ‘I Spy,’” although the advertising materials for the sport appears to depart what these will seem like as an open query. The sport is about to launch Friday, September 2nd.
I’ll be sincere, this looks as if a really bizarre undertaking to me. Initially, there’s the identify; Blueline’s official website for the sport particularly types it Hanx101 Trivia with no area between Hanx and 101, whereas the Apple Arcade itemizing does have an area. Secondly, it’s a sport being marketed as “a manner for Tom to share his love and keenness for trivia together with his followers, informal players, trivia aficionados, and YOU.” I had no concept he was such a trivia fiend.
Not that being bizarre is a foul factor. As I stated earlier than, I’m completely going to do that out. And it’s good to see Apple experimenting with what kinds of initiatives are coming to Arcade. Simply up to now few months, the service has gotten Cooking Mama and Frogger games, together with a sequel to Jetpack Joyride, a kart racing game featuring Hank Hill, and a port of the notorious Goat Simulator.
Hanks isn’t any stranger to creating content material for Apple’s providers; he stars in Finch and Greyhound, two motion pictures that premiered on Apple TV Plus.