Über iOS-publisher Chillingo (a division of Electronic Arts Inc.) has just announced that they are teaming up with Relentless Software to launch Quiz Climber for iPhone this Spring. Relentless Software is the company behind the hugely popular Buzz!™ series of trivia games for the the PS2/PS3. As a big fan of quiz games and the Buzz!™ series in particular, I am excited to see what Relentless brings to the iOS platform.

Right now details and screenshots are minimal as Chillingo is saving the big reveal until the Game Developers Conference (GDC), being held San Francisco at the end of the month. Here is what we know about Quiz Climber so far:

Quiz Climber is a social quiz where players pit their knowledge against their friends. Featuring 1000s of questions friends get competitive as the addictive gameplay leaves them desperate to leapfrog their pals in the leaderboards. Quizzers answer as many questions as possible in a row to climb the quiz tree. The only catch is the further they progress the harder it gets.

Andrew Eades, executive director at Relentless Software, commented: “We thought it would be great if you could play a quiz with all your friends and family and see how well you did. The gameplay sounds simple but it’s amazingly addictive as you overtake your friends whilst climbing the leaderboards. Every game we make is designed to appeal to as broad an audience as possible and we see this audience growing exponentially over the next 5-10 years. Whether you use a console, connected TV, iPhone or a browser to play, we’ll be making games that are easy to understand and fun for you – Quiz Climber is our next step in making our games available to and played by everyone.”

Andrew continued: “We’re delighted to make the move into mobile gaming with our partner Chillingo who are the experts in publishing iPhone games as far we we’re concerned.”

“Chillingo is proud to partner with award winning developer, Relentless Software to publish Quiz Climber,” explains Joe Wee, Co-General Manager of Chillingo. “Relentless Software is known for leveraging their seasoned expertise in creating genre-leading titles; we are confident that fans of all ages will enjoy the varied trivia and gameplay experience Quiz Climber will soon offer on the iPhone and iPod touch.”

Quiz Climber follows Relentless’ successful recipe of producing simple, familiar games that are instantly understandable and playable by everyone. Relentless’ long-term vision is to continue to create digital, episodic, social and casual games on many formats for a variety of delivery methods.