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$2 million first prize for puzzle game-creation tournament.

October 31, 2023

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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Voodoo | 31st October 2023, Paris - In a bid to reward innovative gaming concepts and attract top studios from the industry, Voodoo – the world’s number one mobile games publisher in terms of downloads – announces a new game competition starting from November 15th, 2023.


This unique event will give top studios & talent in the mobile games industry the opportunity to measure themselves against each other and showcase their creativity. The contest will specifically focus on the Puzzle genre, a category in which Voodoo has already achieved tremendous success with titles like "Collect Em All!" or "Block Jam 3D”. This genre offers significant potential for player engagement and revenue generation, making it a central focus for Voodoo since the company’s transition to Hybrid Casual gaming in 2022.


Charles Andreani, VP Core at Voodoo, said: "Voodoo's game competition is a great opportunity for studios worldwide to demonstrate their capabilities and connect with a major mobile gaming publisher. It’s also an unique chance to be onboarded within Voodoo’s ecosystem and product vision with the aim to replicate huge hit games such as Collect Em All or the more recent Block Jam 3D”.


Voodoo's latest game competition will also reward innovation and creativity by encouraging studios to develop original concepts that have not been tested on mobile devices previously.


Voodoo is set to reward excellence with three enticing prizes:


  1. $2 Million First Prize: the first game that becomes a hit within one year of the end of the competition will be eligible to receive up to two million USD, provided it meets the competition’s conditions.

  2. Best Prototype Prize : The game displaying the strongest metrics (retention and marketability) at the end of the competition will be eligible to receive  a prize of $10,000.

  3. Innovation & Creativity Prize : The game that Voodoo considers the most innovative puzzle game submitted and tested will be eligible to receive a prize of $10,000.


The competition is set to kick off on November 15th, 2023, with a special LinkedIn Live event held on Voodoo's LinkedIn page on November 8th, 2023 . Games can be submitted no later than February 15th, 2024 at 11:59 PM CEST. The competition will span three months, and the initial awards will be distributed during the second quarter of 2024.


To register for the competition and read the terms and conditions applicable, click here

To attend the LinkedIn Live event, sign up here.


About Voodoo


Voodoo is a tech company that creates mobile games and apps. With 6 billion downloads and over 150 million monthly active users, Voodoo is the #3 mobile publisher worldwide in terms of downloads after Google and Meta.


Voodoo successfully pivoted its product strategy from hyper-casual to hybrid casual in 2022. Hybrid casual games combine stickier gameplays with high monetization opportunities. Voodoo’s largest hit games with this strategy include Mob Control or Collect Em All.


Find out more about Voodoo here:

●      Website - https://www.voodoo.io/

●      LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/voodoo.io/

●      Twitter – https://twitter.com/voodooplatform

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