The biggest hyper-casual Supersonic Superstars 4.0 contest from publisher Supersonic returns with a grand prize of $2 million, a $100,000 bonus for publishing a game based on the TikTok trend, and other prizes.

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The Supersonic Superstars contest kicked off Sept. 19 and will run through Oct. 31. Winners will be announced in the first quarter of 2023. Each developer can submit an unlimited number of games. Any hyper-casual game that meets the following conditions can participate:

  • The game must have at least 10,000 installations;
  • The game cannot have been previously tested at Supersonic;
  • Games that are designed for Android and iOS participate;
  • Prizes go to games submitted between Sept. 19 and Oct. 31, 2022.

At Supersonic Superstars, studios compete for prizes in three categories. The first group is CPI. There, three prizes of $5,000, $15,000 and $25,000 are up for grabs. To win, a game must meet the following conditions:

  • CPI of $0.40 or less and a D1>30% retention rate on Facebook, iOS or Android, U.S.;
  • CPI $0.30 or less and D1>30% retention on Facebook, on iOS or Android, USA;
  • CPI $0.25 or less and D1>30% retention on Facebook, iOS or Android, U.S.

The second category is the TikTok trend. TikTok is one of the best platforms for inspiration when creating a concept for a hyper-casual game. Developers can turn ideas into money and receive a $100k bonus. To participate, a hyper-casual game must be based on any trend in TikTok.

Finally, the third, most generous category in terms of prizes. The group is divided into three subcategories, for winning which the studio will receive $200k, $1 million and $2 million. To be eligible for these prizes, the game must meet the following conditions:

  • The game was approved or launched during or as a result of the contest;
  • The game has reached over 4 million downloads on iOS in the U.S.;
  • The game has reached more than 8 million downloads on iOS in the United States.

Supersonic also encourages participants to check out tutorials that will improve the studios’ hyper-casual games: