The annual competition uncovers independent mobile game developers who can make the top of the app store charts

SAN FRANCISCO - (BUSINESS WIRE) -Lion Studios, a media division of AppLovin, Lion Studios', today announced the return of its global contest for independent mobile game developers Ultimate Game Changers. Lion Studios works with mobile developers of all sizes to publish, market, and grow their businesses. AppLovin will give away $ 300,000 USD in cash prizes to the developers of the four apps judged to have the most potential become number one in mobile games.

More than 230 applications from 32 countries were submitted to last year's inaugural competition, with 21-year-old Swedish developer Oliver Eriksson taking the top prize for his game Flip Trickster. With the help of Lion Studios, the casual gymnastics game hit the number one spot in the US and UK App stores just one month after winning the competition. Since its launch with Lion Studios, Flip Trickster has driven about 45mm installs worldwide.

"We had a great time to celebrate the launch of Lion Studios and we were impressed by the variety of creativity," said Rafael Vivas, President of Lion Studios. "Getting Flip Trickster to Number One Good luck with everyone's entering - "full potential."

"There are rarely a platform that offers the same to indies," said Steve Lie, CEO at Game5Mobile. "Lion Studios" Ultimate Game Changers is one of those rare opportunities. There is so much talent out there that goes unnoticed, but Ultimate Game Changers can be transformative for a game like Happy Glass that would otherwise be overlooked. "

“In this highly competitive industry, game developers are rarely given the opportunity to compete for top prize money. Lion Studios Ultimate Game Changers is one of them, "said Thomas Castel, Co-Founder of 1Button. "Indie games are rewarded as they are deserved." You don't need to be a big studio to have App Store success! "

This year's contest is open to independent game studios. Entries need to be available on the App Store or Google Play Store and have been downloaded less than 15 times. Games do not need to be new. - there are many great games waiting to be discovered. Winners will be announced on the contest home page on September 16, 2019.

Think your game has what it takes to be the next big mobile hit? More details about the Ultimate Game Changers contest can be found at

About AppLovin

AppLovin it helps mobile game developers connect with billions of global users each month so they can get discovered. Founded in 2012, the company provides a solution for mobile game developers to monetize, publish, understand, and grow their businesses — all in one place. Developers use AppLovin's powerful analytics tools to acquire new users and improve profitability. Lion Studios, AppLovin's independent media division, gives developers access to proven resources for publishing and promoting their apps. AppLovin is headquartered in Palo Alto with offices in San Francisco, Dublin, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Toronto and Berlin. Learn more at


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