Willing to have a crack at Web3 development?
Join the hackathon!
The hackathon
February 24-25:
in Saint Petersburg
Online result announcement
March 31:
$300 000 prize pool
SPb Hack-a-TONx
What is our hackathon like?
The hackathon gives video game developers an opportunity to prove themselves and present an attractive product.

You can learn about the TON ecosystem, find out more about TON Play, a platform for Web3 games, exchange knowledge, take part in discussions, and possibly start collaborating with other participants. In just two days, you’ll have a chance to develop technical solutions for the platform together with experts from TON Play and TON Tech. They will support and guide all participants of the Saint Petersburg hackathon, share useful experience, and help develop your case.
All this will happen offline in Saint Petersburg on February 24-25. Then organizers Hack-a-TON x DoraHacks will select Top 10 leading teams and announce results on March 31.
Prize Pool
Standard Tracks
$225K in TON for Top-5 teams:
  • 1st - $110K (including $10K sponsored from DWF Labs)
  • 2nd - $60K (including $10K sponsored from DWF Labs)
  • 3rd - $30K (including $5K sponsored from DWF Labs)
  • 4th - $15K
  • 5th - $10K
*Outside of the prize pool, the winners will receive future security audit subsidies, fast-tracked grants, ecosystem fund investment opportunities, and a chance to fly out to Dubai, UAE to meet the TON Foundation and investors.
The Hack-a-TONx DoraHacks hackathon is held in different countries worldwide from January 30 till March 31, 2023. The prize pool worth $300,000 will be distributed among 8 teams having the best projects in two categories:
Web 2.5 (The Ultimate Challenge)*
$75K in TON for Top-3 teams:
1st - $45K (including $15K sponsored from DWF Labs)
2nd - $20K (including $5K sponsored from DWF Labs)
3rd - $10K (including $5K sponsored from DWF Labs)
What do you need to do? Create your video game-related case aimed at promoting P2P transactions on the TON blockchain.
What additional materials can be used?
Who will win?
What are the criteria for selecting winners?
  • 1
    Projects are built for TON ecosystem.
  • 2
    Teams can close-source GitHub repo during the hackathon, but are required to open-source after the last day of BUIDL submission deadline. Teams can opt for open-source under BSL 1.1, which stipulates that the codes cannot be used for commercial purposes by other parties.
  • 3
    dApp must support ton-connect 2.0 standard
  • 4
    To win a prize, builders should submit their BUIDL projects via the official DoraHacks.io website by March 17 and be online on March 31st.
TON Play x DoraHacks
TON Play is a platform to play & create Web3 games.
TON is a fully decentralized layer-1 blockchain designed by Telegram to onboard billions of users.
DoraHacks is the Hub of Web3 Hackathons and Beyond.
February 1.
February 1.
Start of registration for the hackathon
February 20.
February 20.
The last day for registration
February 21.
February 21.
Participants will receive invitations to an offline hackathon in St. Petersburg*
February 24-25.
February 24-25.
Offline part of the hackathon in St. Petersburg
March 17.
March 17.
Deadline for project submission
March 24.
March 24.
Announcing Top 10 teams
March 27-29.
March 27-29.
March 31.
March 31.
Summing up, selecting winners, and announcing results
*Participants' applications will be pre-moderated, as the number of places is limited.
Registration is now closed, we have reached the maximum number of participants.
You are welcome to ask any organizational questions at meetups@tonplay.io