Spil Games' Unsung Heroes will launch your game to 130 million gamers

Plus $50,000 marketing support

Spil Games' Unsung Heroes will launch your game to 130 million gamers

Originally floated at Casual Connect Europe 2015, Spil Games has formally launched its Unsung Heroes publishing initiative.

The concept is simple to understand.

There are plenty of good mobile games available, and lots of people playing mobile games, but connecting the two groups is the difficult bit.

Direct the firehose

With over 130 million active players on a monthly basis, Spil Games is sure it has the audience, so now it's looking for completed games to promote.

Indeed, it says that by just entering the competition, developers - especially those who submit their games early - will gain more attention for their games thanks to the open way in which Spil is running the Unsung Heroes process on its own sites and with Pocket Gamer. 

It's decided to do this because an important element of the competition will be to persuade gamers to play a wider variety of games.

We're demonstrating our commitment to finding an audience for awesome mobile games.
Tung Nguyen-Khac

As for the winner of Unsung Heroes, it will be formally published by Spil Games, gaining help in terms of marketing - for example, writing and optimizing app-store descriptions - as well as localisation and monetisation.

And there's also the small matter of $50,000 in terms of marketing and support.

Now live

"We had a huge response to Unsung Heroes when we launched it at Casual Connect in February," says Spil Games' new CEO Tung Nguyen-Khac.

"Developers really got what we were trying to do. With this competition, we're taking things to the next level and demonstrating our commitment to finding an audience for their awesome mobile games."

Developers can find full details at the Unsung Heroes' website.

Entries are open now and will close on 23 June 2015.

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