AppLovin and Casual Connect are proud to support indie developers with the 2018 Indie Prize

by Lewis Leong on Jun 14, 2018

During Casual Connect Europe, AppLovin selected nine indie developers from the Indie Prize competition to receive a special award: a three-day all-expenses-paid workshop at our San Francisco office. These nine winners will spend those three days getting trained by our experts in monetization, app optimization, and will receive advice on how to grow their businesses. Additionally, the winners will receive a $2,000 UA credit to kick-start monetizing their game.

Dumpling Design Casual Connect Europe Indie Dev prize

Dumpling Design receives the award at Casual Connect Europe.

We’re excited to announce the nine winning studios:

Dumpling Design

Dumpling is a three-person team from Sheffield, England. They launched Dashy Crashy, an arcade-style mobile game, and have been developing an AR game called Smash Tanks.


PocApp is an eight-person team from Sweden who met in a university program. They took their school project and transformed it into a profitable game.

Recontact Games

Recontact Games is an Istanbul-based brother and sister duo with backgrounds as film producers, which is reflected in their game Recontact Istanbul:Eyes Of Sky.

Lionbird Games

Lionbird is a four-person team based in Hong Kong. They have created a casual 2048-style game that combines world geography and culture.

Suji Games

Suji Games started as a group of four guys who shared a passion for games. They bootstrapped the company and spent the last year and a half building and releasing multiple games.

Dropout Games

Dropout Games is a team of four from India who have been building their studio for the past three years. Their game, Blyss, received more than 2 million installs organically.

Tiny Bytes

TinyBytes hails from Chile and they’ve been making games for the past fourteen years. Their portfolio consists of over fifty games across console, PC, online, and mobile.  

Fanoos Games

Fanoos is an all-female team of four from Iran. They developed the gorgeous puzzle platformer Linn: Path to Orchards and the endless runner Granny and Grim.

Imperia Online

Bulgaria-based Imperia Online has been producing games for the past thirteen years. The studio boasts over 45 million players worldwide and has accumulated €30 million in revenue.

AppLovin Casual Connect Europe

Our team selected the winners from a large pool of Indie Prize finalists and selected twenty six to interview in person at Casual Connect Europe. Then we narrowed down the list to the nine winners you see above.

We are excited to meet each developer team as they arrive in San Francisco from July to September and are looking forward to helping grow their businesses!

Lewis Leong is AppLovin's Content Marketing Manager.