DURHAM, UK – November 12, 2017 – Goldsaucer Ltd. today announced that Askutron Quiz Show, the trivia party game, is now available for Windows, Linux, and Mac on Steam Early Access. The game's robotic host reads out aloud not only the 10,000+ English and German questions included with the game, but also questions created by players themselves with the quiz editor in 18 supported languages.
In this no-frills, family-friendly trivia game up to 8 players compete against each other locally or in the experimental online mode, which will be refined throughout Early Access. The game features several quiz modes and can be played using keyboard and mouse, gamepads or mobile phones.
Players can share their own themed quizzes via Steam Workshop. This way players will continuously be able to discover new specialized content in addition to the general trivia questions included with the game. Thanks to dedicated and industrious beta testers, today players can already find user-generated quizzes about topics such as dinosaurs, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones.
The technology behind the game's robotic host, which allows it to read out questions in 18 languages such as English, German, Russian, Portuguese, and Japanese, is some of the same that powers Amazon's Alexa and Echo. Using Amazon's text-to-speech web service "Polly" the game can voice even user-generated content on-the-fly.
Indie developer Goldsaucer Ltd. is comprised of the twin brothers Markus and Mathias Kahl, and is based in Durham (UK) and Berlin (Germany). Askutron Quiz Show will be the first game released since the founding of the company in January 2017.