We were very excited to pass the 500,000,000 game play mark back on April 23rd. We were hoping to pass the mark before then, but an unexpected Amazon outage threw us off course a bit. Of course, we had a ton of users sign up for accounts and feverishly play away, but we only had one winner, a user named Ragnar.
Ragnar was introduced to Sporcle by a high school teacher (like many Sporcle users) and is a huge fan of our Eastern Roman Emperors quiz. He’s a history buff who loves the Byzantine Empire, Vikings and Medieval Europe. Sporcle cravings can strike at any time, and we bet he’s pretty glad he sat down to play a few quizzes on a Saturday afternoon.
We here at Sporcle are excited to conclude our first contest, and hope to add more countries and prizes to contests in the future. We’re also plenty excited to pass the 500 million play mark and we’re hoping to hit 1 billion sooner rather than later.
Thanks to everyone out there who’s played a Sporcle quiz. We really appreciate it.