Game Trivia Catechism is a game by Multiple:Option, developed as homebrew for the Nintendo DS. is a multiple-choice trivia game, testing your knowledge of video gaming. It can be played as straight trivia, or as part of a story that follows Al and Sally as they compete in the King of Game Trivia Tournament.
To play Game Trivia Catechism, or its semi-sequel Game Trivia Catechism ~The Secret of Mister X~, you need to have a Nintendo DS flash cart such as an R4 or Acekard, or you can use an emulator like DeSmuME.
Game Trivia Catechism was selected by DS Fanboy (Joystiq) as one of the Best DS Homebrew of 2008.
Game Trivia Catechism ~The Secret of Mister X~ placed 6th in the Neoflash Summer Coding Competition 2008.
Having left his quiet hometown of Arkline Falls to live it up in the big city, Al Oakenbrand unexpectedly receives a paid ticket from his cousin Sally to come home. The real purpose of his trip isn’t made clear until Sally surprises him with an entry into the King of Game Trivia Tournament, a battle of knowledge for all things video-gaming. She has a plan and wants him to fulfil it: win the tournament, claim the $10,000 grand prize, and give her half the money. Al agrees for the fun of it, but, when he finds out why she needs the money, playtime is over, and things get serious. Can Al do what it takes to win while keeping sane amid Sally’s demands?
Game Trivia Catechism is a fascinating journey into the video game culture for gamers and nongamers alike, an exciting story of competition steeped in the world of video-gaming history and lore. And with actual trivia questions peppered throughout, you can play along too. It's the ultimate novel for gamers!
Game Trivia Catechism had the fortune of having a wonderful chiptune soundtrack provided by the artists under a Creative Commons license. Unfortunately the original site that hosted the tracks (8bitcollective.com) is no longer around, so here is a selection of the music found from various other sources.
"All of Us" - Eric Skiff, "Race To The Stars" - 8-Bit Terror, "[48h challenge] - A variety of Funks" - PDF format, "FINAL BOSS" - Breakfast Afternoon, "Good Moods" - Circles, "the end of the beginning" - ne7, "dear_sir_or_madam" - 777minus111, "A Walk In The Woods" - Girljoy, "Dark and Light" - Nintendude, "The Girl Oceanic Demo" - Falco Lombardi