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a Hyper Casual Game Master!

Effortlessly Turbocharge your game creation without ever getting stuck for a new game idea again.

Transform the way you build your games


If you find yourself feeling stuck when thinking of your next big game idea you’re certainly not alone. Perhaps you’ve already launched your game and not seeing the results you’d hoped for.
Have you built a bunch of prototypes and that never reached those unicorn numbers?
Whether you’re seeking a Publisher deal or even self publishing, you need to master the Art of creating Attention Grabbing games. Games that will delight and wow your players and have them play day after day.
Whilst all the Hyper Casual games you see topping the charts might look simple on the surface, they all share common fundamentals. Under the hood they execute solid game design principles to earn their place.
Hyper-casual games are without doubt the hottest trend in the Appstore and are completely dominating. We break down the core ingredients of their success and what goes into their winning designs.
By deconstructing the game design and strategies from the latest “Snackable” hit games you can transform the way you approach building games forever.
If you’re looking to sign that life changing Publisher Deal and want smash that No.1 top spot, you’ll need to research and study these games, and that’s where we have you covered.

Here’s just some of the ways the Academy can help you…


We help you stay up to date with all the Hyper Casual Game trends in the AppStore, easily generate game ideas and learn the secrets behind powerful hyper casual game design and achieve better CPI, CTR and retention results.

Hyper Casual Games- Powerful Game Design

Become a Creative Game Designer

Hyper Casual Games- Discover the Top Publishers Key Metrics

Discover the Top Publishers Key Metrics

Hyper Casual Games - Hyper Casual Game Trends

Keep ahead of Hyper Casual Trends

Hyper Casual Games- Understand the Hyper Casual Market

Understand the Hyper Casual Market

Learn Powerful Game Design Techniques

Hyper Casual Games- Keep Focussed & Avoid Wasting Time

Keep Focussed & Stop Wasting Time

Hey there, we’re Kevin & Jilly ( AKA Team RisingHigh )

We’ve been in the mobile space for a little over 6 years now and extremely honoured to have amassed over 18 million downloads, signed 8 Major Mobile Publisher deals and are proud to have our games featured 13 times by Apple on the App Store homepage in over 140 countries worldwide.

The Academy was founded in 2017 as a place to share our Game Dev journey and all the knowledge we’ve learned as full time indie game developers.

It started out as a place to host our first course along with our behind the scenes documentary, and we just kept on going. We’ve now grown into a full-scale training company with weekly live shows, mobile game developer tools, courses, webinars, a podcast and a ton of other great resources.

We not only talk the talk but walk the walk too, and that’s why we created the Academy…

Kevin & Jilly
RisingHigh Academy Featured in the Media

Introducing the RisingHigh Academy

The Worlds Biggest library of Hyper Casual Mobile Games resources including all our Courses, Training Workshops, Publisher Interviews, Downloads, Weekly Livestreams and so much more…

RisingHigh Academy - Hyper Casual Game Developer Training & Courses

Who Joins The RisingHigh Academy?

 Solo Mobile Game Developers | Indie Game Studios | Mobile Publishers | Hyper Casual Publishing Managers & Teams.

Our members range from beginner mobile game devs right through to Apple Featured, solo indie game developers and experienced world class Hyper Casual Rockstars who’ve published games with some of the biggest publishers on the planet.

“Becoming a RisingHigh student was a great decision for me. The Academy has helped me learn game design, market research, discipline as a dev and many more key skills.”

Faisal Nazeer

Sling Birds 3D - Published by Voodoo

If you’re starting out in Hyper Casual you’re going to make a lot of mistakes and waste time. Learn from the knowledge & experience the Academy and the members have to share.”

Chris Trudeau

Boost Jump - Published by HOMA GAMES

Here’s just some of what’s inside for Academy Members

1 - Top Charts
Browse the latest games in the
Top iOS US Games Charts

Updated every Hour.

Academy StoreSpy - Top 200 Appstore Games Chart
2 - New Releases & Updates
All the Top Hyper Casual
Publishers New Game Releases

& Updates Tracked.

Academy StoreSpy - Hyper Casual Publishers New Games and Updates
5 - Game Details
Browse Screenshots, Chart
Rankings, Reviews, Game

Updates and Timeline.

Academy StoreSpy - Hyper Casual Game Details and Chart Ranking
Publisher Portfolio
Explore Full Game Portfolios
with the Latest Updates,

Publisher Info and Stats.

Academy StoreSpy - Hyper Casual Publisher Portfolio
3 - Watchlist
Spy on all the fresh prototypes
with our Hand Curated Top

Game Studio Watchlist.

Academy StoreSpy - Hyper Casual Top Game Studios Pre-Launch Watchlist
4 - Publisher Links
All the Major Hyper Casual
Publishers Details listed with

easy to use Quick Links.

Academy StoreSpy - Hyper Casual Game Publisher Quick Links

Re-imagine the way you research the Appstore with our

Exclusive Market Intelligence Tool Academy StoreSpy.

Our brand new market intelligence tool for keeping up to date with all the games hitting the US Appstore every hour!

Browse the Top 200 US Games Chart, view the game details and the publishers information. Quickly see a snapshot of the latest releases from all the Top Hyper Casual Publishers, their market share of the Appstore charts along with all the games they’ve updated each day.

View our hand curated list of Top Studios and their latest games in the StoreSpy Watchlist. You’ll find all the movers and shakers, their most recent prototypes currently in testing.

This is a great way to identify all the new trends, super power your ideation process and ensure you’re always one step ahead of the competition.

Keep Yourself Ahead of the Competition with Our Weekly instalment of

the ONLY Hyper Casual Game Design Show, Academy Live.


Come join us for Academy Live every Friday where you’ll understand Hyper Casual game design at a deeper level.

We play test and deconstruct the Top Hyper Casual Games from the App Store each week. We dive into their entire game design from their UI / UX, game mechanics, art style and onboarding to figure out what makes them successful and just why are they trailblazing the charts.

Academy Live - Hyper Casual Game Deconstructions

Typically lasting around 2 hours, our Live Streaming Workshops, Coaching and In-depth Market Analysis keeps you up to date with all the Trend Research you need. We see what’s hot and what’s not and do your homework for you.

With our up to the minute research ensures you’re creating games that your players will love and the Top Publishers will actually want to sign.

We love it, our members love it and we think you’ll love it too.

Can’t make it Live?

No problem at all, your Academy Weekly Roundup Email has the replay along with all games timestamped so you can quickly jump to your favourite game mentioned in the episode!

Our Latest Hyper Casual Game Deconstructions on Academy Live.


Learn the Secrets of Powerful Hyper Casual Game Design

with immediate Access to Hyper Casual Elite.


Game Design Reference

The Creativity Toolbox

Game Design Elements

The Player Experience

Everything you need to immerse yourself in the world of Hyper Casual Gaming.

Take your game building to a whole new level with our huge resource for everything Hyper Casual. All the genres, mechanics and control systems to ensure you understand what works and what doesn’t.

Our 4 stage roadmap covers our extensive Hyper Casual Game Design Reference, The Creativity Toolbox, Important Game Design Elements and The Player Experience.

Currently over 50 Videos with more coming soon, we focus on game ideation, inspiration and all the resources you need to transform yourself into a game idea wizard!

Private, Positive & Supportive Mobile Game Developer Community


Hyper Casual Games Community

Our RisingHigh Community is at the very heart of the Academy and the place to go for posting up your prototypes for feedback, asking questions and getting support for technical issues.

Meet fellow game developers and share game ideas along with keeping up with the latest news in the world of Hyper Casual Gaming.

Yes, it’s true, we’re super biased but we happen to think our members are simply amazing and with a whole range of skills, knowledge and expertise, they make the Academy forum an incredible resource to turn to at any time of the day or night.

With Game Icon Tester Pro you can see how your icons will look on real devices and 

download all the sizes you need in a single click.


Academy Game Icon Tester Pro allows you to test how your game icons look on both iPhone and iPad in both Light and Dark colour modes.

Once you’re happy with your design, we’ll generate every icon size you need before you submit to the iOS Apple Appstore and Google Play Store. Simply download your organised icon pack and drop straight into your project!

Game Icon Tester Pro

Just Some of Our Amazing Customers Include:


Hyper Casual Publisher - Voodoo
Wooga Games
Hyper Casual Publisher - Homa Games
Mobile Ad Network Applovin
Hyper Casual Publisher - Lion Studios
Huuuge Games
Half Brick Studios
Hyper Casual Publisher - TapNation
“Joining Rising High Academy was one of the best decisions of my career. If you are an indie dev looking to make it big in the industry, THIS is the place for you. Right from conceptualising game ideas through to publishing your game, they have got you covered on all fronts.

Not only are Kevin and Jilly extremely resourceful and honest in their approach, they also have great community of smart and experienced developers who help carve your games to its best shape.

The best thing about the academy is the Friday Live sessions that help analyse fresh trends every week and the Test Drive sessions where Kevin and Jilly help take the game to the next level with their highly insightful feedback.

The support and the content provided in Rising High is unmatched. I am grateful that I became a member right when I dived into game development. Saved me a lot of time since they gave all the resources required to succeed in the gaming industry!”


Founder Deven Studio, Archer Hero 3D - Voodoo

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