Storms announces Storm the World 2021 competition for indie mobile game creators

  • Game studios, developers get chance to win total prize pool of US$270K
  • Top three winners will receive exclusive publishing contract with Storms

Storms announces Storm the World 2021 competition for indie mobile game creators

Game publisher and social gaming community app Storms has announced the inaugural Storm the World 2021 Competition, which is described as a “hyper-casual game competition” offering indie mobile game studios and developers around the world the chance to win a total prize pool of US$270,000 (SG$360,000).

[SG$1 = US$0.752]

The competition is now open for submissions at The top three winners will be revealed in late March. Submissions will be judged based on the games’ potential for success, focusing on its user acquisition prospects and user retention capability.

The top three winning submissions will receive an exclusive publishing contract with Storms, on top of cash prizes of SG$80,000 for third place; SG$120,000 for second place; and SG$160,000 for the top prize.

In addition, Storms will offer bonus prizes worth up to SG$30,000 per game for qualifying submissions which fail to make it to the top three.

“We created ‘Storm the World’ because many indie game studios and developers lack the necessary financial resources and expertise to scale their business locally and globally,” says Storms’ chief executive officer David Yin (pic, above).

Yin is also an experienced mentor on Google’s Indie Games Accelerator (IGA) program and 500 Startups. “With this competition, Storms wants to discover the world’s best indie game creators, and support them around paid user acquisition and strategic game advice, so they can focus on fully exploring their visions and passion for gaming whilst securing marketability and future success.”

Storms is no stranger to the publishing scene, with recent successes including Zombeast: Survival Zombie Shooter, an offline first-person shooter mobile game which has achieved 3 million downloads and a 4.7 rating on GooglePlay Store; and Umbra: Amulet of Light – a 3D puzzle game developed by Indonesian indie game studio, Niji Games, which was nominated for the 2nd International Mobile Gaming Awards, Southeast Asia.

The competition is held in partnership with Adjust, a global app marketing platform working with many of the world’s leading mobile game developers, to help promote the competition and drive submissions.

“Storms can accomplish more with the right partner: Working towards the common goal of accelerating indie game developers’ growth, we’re delighted to be leveraging a best-in-class app marketing platform like Adjust and their cutting edge tools to drive growth, optimize app users’ retention and maximise life time value”, says Storms’ head of marketing, Shn Juay.

Developers can learn more and submit their entries at, starting today, 12th January 2021 through 28 February 2021.


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