GoQuest’s 65 x 35-minute format looks to democratise game shows by questioning passers-by on simple facts about six phone contacts and giving them the opportunity to win €1,000 ($1,400) in the process.
Playing is easy – the candidate must choose the contacts on their phone and answer a personal question about four of them. Each correct answer makes them richer by hundreds of euros.
Once the participant gives four correct answers, they have the option to put the entire winnings at stake for the bonus question, which could win them the entire €1,000. To do this, one of the two remaining contacts must correctly answer a very personal question about the participant.
The Indiscreet Call does not look for knowledge in history, literature, culture or sport, but rather focuses on general trivia about the contestant’s best friends, according to Jimmy George, VP of sales and acquisitions at GoQuest Media Ventures.
“We wanted a show that is fun and different from the regular quiz format,” he says. “We think we know people close to us better than they know themselves, but this is not always the case. It’s where the surprise element kicks in.”
The format will be arriving at NATPE Miami in January. George says The Indiscreet Call “is economic and easy to produce” making it an ideal international format.