The largest service providers in China include: Alipay (49.2%), TenPay (19.4%), Unionpay Merchants Services (11.6%) and 99Bill (6.9%). Also popular in China are China PNR, YeePay, and International Payment Solutions (iPS).
Gamescom 2014 proved to be truly spectacular regarding networking with and interviewing indie developers about their current games or games in production. Xsolla managed to get a hold of Out There creator, Michael Peiffert to hold a quick interview about his beautiful game.
Gamescom has come and gone once again leaving both spectators as well as attendees thirsty for more information on the next wave of upcoming releases and connections.
The magic of Gamescom lies in the fact that no matter what you do or where you came from, everyone is there because of their love of games. This stretches across all 10 Halls including business focused indie developers, gamers there to watch the professional CS:GO ESL Tournament, as well as exhibitors such as Nintendo and Xbox providing invaluable experiences for gamers to test out their upcoming franchise titles.
Passion is, quite often, an overlooked characteristic within the gaming industry as it is neither tangible nor palpable, but it can be what keeps the drive going when all else seems lost.
Will Dubé, designer and creator of Jotun, exemplifies this perfectly as he states, “Earlier this year, I quit my job as a mobile game designer to pursue my dream of making an indie game.”
Acquisitions happen naturally within any industry, with gaming companies being no exception.
Gaming in general has seen explosive success recently with the widespread adoption of updated technology such as mobile smartphones and tablet devices globally.
“Our generation grew up with couch multiplayer. Crash Team Racing, Mario Kart, Micro Machines and Mashed were some of our favourites,” - says Michael Davies, Lead Gameplay Developer of Space Dust Studios.
Conveying a very relatable message, Michael shows that inspiration can come from many different forms, even sprouting from a nostalgic aspect that was once part of our lives.
One of the main reasons the new Merchant Account came into being is to track analytics whether through numbers from sales, transactions by geographic location, or conversions.
Xsolla is launching a new personal account for game developers and you should be excited for it. This B2B-tool is used for effective data analysis and management of key business parameters while aiming towards the goal to increase the effectiveness of teamwork. Head of Software development, Zhvakin Anton tells us about the main advantages of the new version of the personal account.
1) The New Design
Key business parameters are summarized in a visual infographic: current balance, the number of returns and payments successful, the top 5 countries and payment systems.