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TV Licensing: Find Out if You’re Smarter Than a 5th Grader With New App

The popular show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? is being turned into an app, thanks to a licensing deal between THQ Nordic and MGM.

The two companies have announced plans to bring the classic Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? franchise to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, as well as PC later this year.

The game is in development with THQ Nordic-owned studio HandyGames. Developed by Massive Miniteam, the game will be published by THQ Nordic subsidiary HandyGames.

The original Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? game show ran for five successful seasons 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 remains relevant today, having been produced in more than 70 countries around the world, and enjoying success 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,” said Robert Marick, EVP Global Consumer Products, MGM. “Working with THQ Nordic and HandyGames on the upcoming video game, we are looking forward to providing fans of the franchise with a new way to enjoy the quiz show and test their knowledge.”

The app version of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?  is designed as an engaging and humorous quiz game based on the quiz show.

Multiple-choice questions, true-or-false challenges, and minigames will test user’s proficiency in more than 24 different subjects, but faced with a tough question, you can always rely on your classmates for help!

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. Users can meet the challenge alone or together with family and friends in co-op multiplayer gameplay to prove they are, in fact, smarter than a fifth 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 5th Grader? in the videogame space,” said Christopher Kassulke, CEO, HandyGames. “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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