Samsung Invites Unity Devs to Take on US$185,000 ‘Tizen App Challenge’

Any developer who has designed a game with Unity that has reached more than 10,000 installs in the Google Play or Apple App Store may enter the challenge. Simply port the existing app to Tizen and start selling it in the Tizen Store. The first 50 people to enter will win US$3,000, and the entrant with the most popular app (attaining the highest number of Tizen Store installations) will win the grand prize of US$20,000.

Samsung Electronics has announced that the Tizen App Challenge for Unity developers commenced on August 18th, 2016—prior to the launch of the Samsung Z2, a new smartphone running on the Tizen operating system. If you are a developer who has made a Unity-based game that has reached more than 10,000 installs, you’re eligible to enter the challenge.

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The contest will run from August 18 to November 21, with a total amount of US$185,000 in prizes up for grabs. The first 50 participants to enter and have their apps approved for sale in the Tizen Store will receive an ‘Early Bird’ prize of US$3,000 cash. Additionally, top prizes will be awarded to three participants whose games reach the highest number of downloads during the contest period, in the amount of US$20,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.

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The challenge consists of two steps. Contestants must complete both in order to register their app and secure a chance to win the prizes.

  • Step 1: You’ll need to show that your game has been made with Unity and has reached at least 10,000 downloads in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
  • Once you complete Step 1, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Samsung. Then you’ll be able to port your app to Tizen and register it in the Tizen Store.
  • To complete Step 2, you must submit the unique Content ID you’ll receive once you’ve registered your app in the Tizen Store.

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For more information on the Tizen App Challenge, visithttp://unity3d.com/partners/samsung/tizen-challenge.


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