8th July 2019, Falmouth, United Kingdom: Codices, producer of the leading game show extension on Twitch, has partnered with Jagex, creator of the legendary MMORPG RuneScape, to broadcast live interactive quiz shows on the official RuneScape Twitch channels www.twitch.tv/runescape and www.twitch.tv/jagex. The first shows are scheduled to take place in late July 2019 and will allow thousands of fans to play along with RuneScape-themed quizzes for the first time.
Codices, a team of interactive show pioneers who have been behind mould-breaking hits HQ Trivia and Big Brother, launched Quiz Kit in October 2018 enabling Twitch streamers and brands to effortlessly host live interactive, player-driven game shows. Recent updates include weekly ready-made quizzes and monetisation options.
Speaking on the partnership, Codices CEO Tim Edwards said:
“Since launching Quiz Kit, we’ve had 1.7million unique players and over 500 monthly active broadcasters providing streamers and brands a cost effective, hassle free way to engage and retain audiences. I’m over the moon to be able to offer our expertise and experience to a forward-thinking industry giant like Jagex.”
Jagex has been regularly broadcasting shows on the RuneScape and Old School RuneScape Twitch channels from its Cambridge studio. James Day, Jagex Head of Community Management & Social media, said:
“Quizzes have proved extremely popular among the RuneScape and Old School RuneScape communities, with players competing to show their superior knowledge of 18 years of game history. Quiz Kit offers our audience the next generation of interactive engagement, enabling them to play along competing for kudos and prizes, levelling up the entertainment and keeping players engaged with our games.”
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CEO Tim Edwards is available for interviews by using the email address above.
Founded in June 2018, Codices specialize in software, creative and production for live interactive shows, working with influencers and global brands. Their first product, Quiz Kit, allows Twitch broadcasters to create their own play along game shows, increasing audience engagement and retention. It has entertained over 1.7m unique players since launching in October 2018 and it is used by over 500 monthly active broadcasters . Their second product, Ask It, has recently launched and allows audiences to pay to ask poll questions to live stream audiences.
A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers. Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds. Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped. Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future. Jagex employs more than 360 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction. For more information visit, www.jagex.com