Huawei to award US $15,000 to each of the top three gaming apps of the Apps UP 2022 MEA edition

To celebrate the mobile gaming industry boom, Huawei is awarding US$15,000 to each of the top three gaming apps of the recently launched Huawei Global App Innovation Contest (Apps UP) 2022 – Middle East and Africa (MEA) edition. Huawei encourages mobile game developers through this competition and various initiatives. GenITeam was founded by the tech- entrepreneur Khurram Samad and benefitted from Huawei’s ongoing support.

Almost one billion players have downloaded Khurram’s games worldwide, which have topped the charts on all mobile platforms. Scary Teacher 3D, developed by GenITeam, earned the Apps UP “Best Game” award last year along with “Real Car Race Game 3D: Fun New Car Games 2020” and “Little Astro”. The easy and intuitive controls, paired with an intriguing spooky plot and funny pranks, have contributed to the game’s massive success.

“With the introduction of HMS core, Huawei has proven to be a great partner in terms of the services provided,” said Andleeb Nusrat, Senior Game Designer of Scary Teacher 3D. “The kits are extremely easy to integrate, user-friendly and has enabled us to deliver our players a great user experience. Partnering with Huawei has helped us expand into a new, diversified market, and their continuous support has allowed us to publish one of our most popular games, Scary Teacher 3D, on their platform with great success.”

Apps UP 2022 gives developers a unique chance to engage with industry leaders and evaluate their apps by the Apps UP judging panel, comprised of gaming, technology, and financial sector experts. Registration for Apps UP 2022 is already open, and developers may submit their entries until October 9th, 2022. A total of US$45,000 is available for the three best mobile games this year, with the overall prize pool for the MEA region being US$230,000.

Huawei offers unparalleled support to all developers via various HMS training workshops, certification programs, and webinars on the latest technologies, while the Huawei Developer Group MEAI can help them connect with fellow developers and community members.