This week, at the Dublin Web Summit, OteetO, an Irish social games developer, is planning to launch the mobile app version of its popular Texas Ask&Em Poker game.
The new iPhone app will be available for free and with no real money on the line, though in-app purchases will provide revenue for the game&s developers.
Texas Ask&Em Poker is a card game with a trivia twist: two cards are dealt to each player to start, but before their hand is revealed they must answer a multiple choice question as quickly as possible, and the fastest correct answer ranks first and receives the best hand.
It continues as a Texas Hold &Em poker game where players keep their poker skills handy if they want to win and correct answers are revealed at the end of the hand, along with each players& response.
Originally launched on Facebook in May this year, Texas Ask&Em Poker players ever since have answered more than a million questions and sent more than 750,000 invites to friends.
“To be honest, we are a little concerned about some of our fans that play so often – some have answered over 35,000 questions in just four months – but it is refreshing to know that they are at least learning and having fun as they play,” said the creator of the game Neal O&Gorman, CEO and co-founder of OteetO.