Leeds-based Interactive quiz company KwizzBit has announced it is facilitating virtual quizzes for pubs to stay in contact with their customers, remote working businesses and families at home.

The cloud-based service means quizzes can be hosted and played online. Hosts can run a virtual pub quiz by logging into their account and streaming a feed to players using existing their choice of video streaming platform.

Players join by streaming the quiz on one device such as a laptop or TV while answering questions via the app on a second device with the app installed.

The firm reports that one student pub in Manchester recently used the app-based platform to play with a former international exchange student in Cuba.

Scores are calculated automatically with faster answers worth more points and entered into leaderboards to identify the winner.

KwizzBit reports that pubs are using the software to stay in touch with regular customers, and a recent game hosted on YouTube Live had up to 375 people.

KwizzBit’s CEO & Founder Mark Walsh said: “There’s a genuine sense of coming togetherness across social media amongst pubs hosting virtual quiz nights and their local communities despite physical social distancing measures. It’s keeping people sane!”

The virtual shift has also prompted KwizzBit to create subscription packages for remote working businesses who regularly meet using Zoom & Microsoft Teams.

Business subscriptions offer bespoke quiz writing for employee training, as well as full access to KwizzBit’s library of more than 3500 quizzes for team building.

Other features include custom branding and the ability to connect to more than 350 players at any one time.

Commenting on the shift into a new market, Walsh said: “It’s not just pubs who want to stay connected, it’s businesses too. Working from home can present its own unique challenges like lower productivity, morale and loneliness.

“Using KwizzBit allows companies to actively engage with their employees in a fun, interactive way that can help boost their spirits”.

New customer, Stacey Adams, who works for Rider Levett Bucknall, a property management firm in Leeds, said: “The quiz went down a storm in our virtual pub lunch. It's so important to stay connected and have fun whilst we are all working from home”.

Since quarantine began, KwizzBit said it has experienced a spike in sign-ups from families looking to entertain themselves.

In response, a family-orientated subscription has been introduced, which allows up to 5 people to play together.

KwizzBit is on course to launch new developments to the system which will enhance the gameplay experience for both hosts and players.