Philippines-based Kuyi Mobile earned the winner title at Storm The World competition

Hyper-casual mobile game (HCG) publisher and social instant-play gaming company Storms announced that Kuyi Mobile, a Philippines-based indie gaming studio, has been named the winner of the inaugural Storm The World competition. 

Storm The World is a hyper-casual mobile game competition held by Storms in partnership with global app marketing analytics platform Adjust. It aims to boost the growth of high-potential indie mobile game developers yet to be discovered, by offering them the chance to win cash prizes and publishing contracts. 

With its arcade mobile game, Kuyi Mobile was selected from 250 submissions from  17 countries globally — including Australia, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Saudi  Arabia, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom and Vietnam — by a competition jury that comprises experts across areas such as game design, monetisation and user acquisition. 

Storms chief growth officer Benjamin Pommeraud said, “We received a great  number of quality projects through the Storm The World competition, but Kuyi  Mobile’s submission emerged as the game with the strongest potential among all  the submissions we received, and we are excited to be a partner in their growth.”

A Hobby That Turns into A Career
Kuyi Mobile was founded by a cartoonist named Erick Garayblas, who then started his career in the mobile gaming industry with the intent of only making it a hobby.  Armed with Garayblas’ programming background and passion for gaming, Kuyi  Mobile has published mobile games such as
Pocket Arcade, Idle Startup Inc and  Pin vs Ball

 Kuyi Mobile founder Garayblas said, “We are humbled to be recognised for our game’s potential and be named the winner of the Storm The World competition. Our eyes are set on creating fun and engaging games that people of  all ages can enjoy, and we are heartened to take part in this competition by the  Storms Publishing team, who truly understand the pain points that indie gaming  developers often face.” 

Adjust president of Asia Pacific Shawn Bonham, added, “As a global app marketing platform that has worked with many of the world’s leading mobile game developers, Adjust believes that collaborations are the key to developing an inclusive and sustainable global gaming ecosystem. We are thrilled to join Storms  in this initiative, and look forward to providing high-potential indie studios, such as  Kuyi Mobile, with a springboard into the global gaming scene.”