Terms & Conditions -
Storm the World

Important information – please read carefully:

Organising Committee:

These Storm the World Online Terms and Conditions (together with the attached links and/or other attachments, the “Terms”) are legally binding and enforceable terms between Digital Games Pte Ltd. (the “Company”, “we”, “us”, “our” or “Storms Publishing”) and you, a mobile applications developer (“you” or “developer”), and govern the Storm the World Contest organized by Storms Publishing.

By clicking “submit your game” (or any similar language) and/or by otherwise participating in the Storm the World Contest, you agree and undertake to be bound by these Terms. If you do not accept or agree to these Terms or any part hereof, you may not participate in the Storm the World Contest. In addition, you consent to the use of electronic means and/or records to preserve your acceptance of these Terms and storing information related to these Terms.

Scope

As of 04 January 2021 and until February 28 2021, you can submit your mobile application game(s) (each submitted mobile application game, a “Game”) to the Storm the World Contest. By submitting your Game, you hereby agree, in addition to these Terms, to the Storms Publishing Testing Terms.

Upon submission, Storms Publishing will examine each Game and, based on its sole discretion, will approve or reject the Game for testing and participation in the Storm the World Contest. By 29 March 2021, Storms Publishing will announce the winners (if any) of the Storm the World Contest. Storms Publishing reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend, or suspend the Storm the World Contest, for any or for no reason, in its sole discretion.

Am I eligible to submit my game?

YES!

  1. Only if you are 18 years old or older
  2. Your game should be available on the Google Play Store and/or Apple App Store.
    a.
    Your game should be in Open Testing or Live Production, and available to all countries.
  3. Your game should be integrated with a Mobile Measurement Partner.
    Note: We use Adjust as our Mobile Measurement Partner of choice. If you are already using another mobile measurement partner such as Appsflyer, Branch or Kochava, we can continue to use this for game testing purposes. You just need to provide us with access to your mobile measurement partner platform.
  4. Your game to be set up as an app under your Facebook for Developer account and share access with us.
  5. Your game cannot be previously tested with Storms.
  6. Provide at least 4 videos which are 15s to 20s long in 4:5 format (1080x1350).
  7. You may submit an unlimited amount of games
  8. Your game should preferably be integrated with an analytics tool such as Firebase and have gone through cost per installation tests
    a.
    If so, please do share with us screenshots of your cost per installation achieved and the retention rates of D1.

If one of the above requirements does not apply to you, please do not submit your Game to the Storms the World Contest.

Not this time…

If your Game was already tested by Storms Publishing OR if your Game is subject to a publishing agreement between you and Storms Publishing or between you and any third party, OR if you (including your Game) do not comply with these Terms.

Timeline

04.01.21-28.02.21 – Submission period

28.02.21-29.03.21 – Eligibility Check and assessment of all submissions

29.03.21 – The winners (if any) will be announced

Judging Criteria & Top Prizes

The selection will be based on retention and cost metrics. Your game will go through CPI & Retention testing in the US market. We are looking for games with lowest Cost per Install (“CPI”) and the highest Day-1 Retention (“D1”).

  • Expected CPI should be at or below USD $0.25
  • Expected D1 Retention > 35%

Up to 3 Winners will receive an exclusive Publishing Contract with Storms Publishing, as well as prizes as such:

  • First Prize - USD $120,000
  • Second Prize - USD $90,000
  • Third Prize - USD $60,000

In addition, we will be giving out bonus prizes for other games which have performed well in the CPI & Retention test.

Please note that in order to be entitled to the above prizes, you must participate in media and other publicity events and engagements in connection with the Contest and sign a publishing agreement with Storms Publishing (“Publishing Contract”). Each participant whose submission is selected for publishing, signs a Publishing Contract and whose game is successfully launched will receive the prize money as a minimum guarantee payment under the Publishing Contract. The winner will receive the payment upon acceptance of the game under the Publishing Contract and the prize sum will be recoupable from royalties as defined in the Publishing Contract.

For the avoidance of doubt, there can be a maximum of three winners and there can be no winners at all.

Your Representation, Warranties, and Undertakings

You hereby undertake, represent, and warrant that (i) you are the developer and owner of the Game(s) and you have all rights required to participate in the Storms the World Contest; (ii) the information provided by you to Storms Publishing is correct and accurate; (iii) the Game(s) submitted by you does not and will not (A) be copied from and/or (B) misappropriate or infringe any rights of Storms Publishing or any third party; (iv) you and the Game(s) do not and will not violate any applicable law (including any anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws), rule, regulation or guidelines, including those of the applicable mobile application stores; and (v) you are not located and/or work in a black-listed country as established by OFAC, or considered a Specially Designated National (“SDN”) by OFAC.

IP & Data

You hereby agree to provide Storms Publishing, its affiliated companies and co-sponsors of the Storm the World Contest like Adjust GmbH (“Sponsors”) with the right to use your Game’s name, logo or other trademarks as a reference for marketing or promotional purposes. You acknowledge and agree that by submitting your Game and accepting these Terms, your registration information (which includes name, email, company and country) will be stored and processed by Sponsors for the purposes of performance of these Terms, marketing, internal operations and in order to satisfy any applicable laws and regulations. We will store your registration information as long as it is necessary in order to fulfill the above purposes. We will not sell, share or otherwise disclose your personal information other than sharing it with other Sponsors, our service providers and corporate affiliates (in order to fulfill the above purposes), which may be located in a country that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction. To the extent granted by applicable data protection legislation, you may request access, modification, restriction of data processing or deletion of your personal information, or exercise your right to data portability. You may exercise your rights by contacting us at help@storms.com. If you are located in the European Economic Area, the United Kingdom, or Switzerland, you also have the right to file a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority (e.g. of your country or domicile) where Storms Publishing has not addressed your concerns.

No Warranty

Storms Publishing makes no warranties and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning the Storms the World Contest. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the prizes (if any) are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, and Storms Publishing hereby disclaims all such warranties, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for particular purpose. You agree to release and hold harmless Storms Publishing from and against any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that you may have, or which may arise, against you for any liability for any cause whatsoever, including but not limited to any loss or damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from your participation in the Storm the World Contest.

Assignment

You may not assign these Terms, your participation in the Storm the World Contest or any of the prizes to any third party, any such assignment shall be null and void.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

These Terms are governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of Israel, without regard to its conflicts of law principles or provisions. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms and/or the Storm the World Contest shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Singapore.