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PARTNER NETWORK INFLUENCER COMPENSATION OPTIONS

Which one is right for you? Choose the option that is most relevant for the way you plan to work with influencers, and build effective global marketing for your game.

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HOW TO FIND INVESTORS FOR YOUR GAME

Learn when to start looking for investors, where to find them, how to convince them, and how much money to ask for.

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DOES YOUR GAME NEED ESPORTS?

The pros and cons of esports — and whether an implementation makes sense for your game.

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GAME RELEASE & MYTH BUSTERS

Everything you need to know about maximizing pre-sales before your game launches on Steam

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SIMPLIFY YOUR DISTRIBUTION, UNIFY YOUR COMMUNITY

Bring your players together across multiple digital platforms by publishing your content across all of them at once.

Game Sales & Commerce

ATTRACTING IN-GAME SHOPPING NEWBIES

How to entice players to make their first in-game purchase and boost your monetization efforts.

Game Sales & Commerce

FIVE WAYS TO EXPAND YOUR MOBILE GAME

Follow these best practices to get the most out of your multi-platform experience as you expand your mobile game business beyond the app stores.

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How To Gain A Competitive Advantage With Your In-game Store

An in-game store can extend longevity and create many monetization opportunities for your game.

Payments

Four Things To Consider For Video Game Subscriptions

Best practices to implement a successful subscription program for your game or platform.

Game Sales & Commerce

How To Generate Game Sales From Your Online Store

Give your players a direct, one-stop shop for your full game catalog.

Game Sales & Commerce

How To Give Your Players The Virtual Goods They Want

Now you can do more, engage more, and earn more with an online store dedicated to your video game.

Payments

Why Tiered Subscriptions Are Beneficial For Your Live Streaming Platform

More benefits for your users also means more benefits for you.

Game Sales & Commerce

Top Features For A Performance-optimized Web Page

Here's what you need to know to ensure that your game's landing page is fit to perform.

Payments

5 Ways To Grow Cloud Gaming With Subscriptions

How to Get Started creating more access to your game in the cloud.

Payments

Best Practices For Growing Your Video Game In Thailand

You might be wondering, as a developer, why you should consider expanding your game into Thailand.

Payments

Best Practices For Growing Your Video Game In Brazil

If you’re a game developer with an eye on player and revenue growth, then you’ll definitely want to pay attention to the Brazilian video game market.

Game Sales & Commerce

Level Up Your Esports Revenue Game

How to Create Recurring Revenue and Long-Term Fan Loyalty

Game Sales & Commerce

Generate Recurring Revenue In Your F2P Game

How to Turn Free Players into Lifetime Subscribers

Payments

Start Selling Currencies, Items, And More

Sell Directly to Players online with Xsolla Site Builder in minutes

Game Sales & Commerce

Maximize Mobile Revenue On Android

Engage Fans While Saving Time, Money, and Resources

Game Sales & Commerce

5 Reasons You Need To Consider Subscriptions For Your MMO

How to get started.

Community Growth

Your Own Cross-platform Publishing Ecosystem

Build vs Buy

Game Sales & Commerce

How Early Game Key Sales Can Boost Organic Steam Revenue

Payments

Grow Your Audience In Japan

Thinking beyond standard payment methods

Community Growth

Xsolla Site Builder

Xsolla Site Builder Update Makes Landing Page Creation Even Easier

Payments

Successfully Transition From A Crowdfunding Platform To Xsolla Store

Step-by-step guide on what to do before, during, or after Kickstarter success.

Payments

Boost Revenue With Virtual Currency

A widely used video game monetization strategy is virtual currency. Virtual currencies are digital-only currencies gamers use to make transactions online.

Community Growth

Leveling The Playing Field, Full Tech Stack To Support Your Game

Xsolla’s comprehensive new suite of tools and services makes it easier than ever for game developers of all sizes to dream big.

Payments

TWO WAYS TO GROW YOUR MOBILE VIDEO GAME BUSINESS

Expanding your mobile game to PC and the web opens up new opportunities

XSOLLA LAUNCHES A VIRTUAL COLLECTIVE OF GAMING PROFESSIONALS

Join the Xsolla Diamond Club, the virtual collective of video game developers and publishers with insider access to industry events and collaborative networking opportunities.

BUILD THE IN-GAME STORE EVERYONE WANTS TO SHOP AT

How to make a successful in-game store that will be popular with your players and profitable for you

IN-GAME PURCHASES: THE INDIE DEV’S BEST REVENUE FRIEND

Compare different game monetization strategies and discover the best one for both free-to-play and premium indie games

Payments

MERCHANT OF RECORD: GLOBAL COMMERCE SUPPORT MADE EASY

When you’re ready to scale up your video game business, it may be time to tap Xsolla to act as your Merchant of Record.

Game Sales & Commerce

AMP YOUR GAME CONVERSIONS WITH PRICING MOJO

You can structure game subscription pricing to benefit your players and your revenue plan.

Game Sales & Commerce

TURN ESPORTS WINS INTO DOLLARS FOR YOUR GAME

How to enhance competitive gameplay to boost your earnings

Community Growth

EXPAND YOUR GAME WITH CROSS-PLATFORM ACCESS

Learn how you can go cross-platform easily and avoid challenges along the way.

Community Growth

PROMOTING YOUR GAME WITH SMALL AND MID-SIZED INFLUENCERS

How engaging with influencers and their audiences can help your game rise above the rest.

Payments

Why Fraud Prevention Matters, Now More Than Ever

As global gaming activity continues to spike, fraudsters follow the money — and a strong defense is critical for your business.

Payments

Creative Ways To Earn Extra Money For Game Development

These inventive strategies can rescue your gaming studio from financial hardship.

Payments

Unreal Engine: How To Get Started Developing Games

Learn how to harness this powerful piece of tech that continues to push the envelope for games, films, and more.

Payments

How To Set The Right Price For Your Game

Learn what influences price formation and how to choose a price that will suit all.

Payments

Where To Release Your Game To Multiply Success

Where’s the Money?

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Promoting Your Game With Small And Mid-sized Influencers

How engaging with influencers and their audiences can help your game rise above the rest.

Community Growth

5 Game Engines For Every Type Of Game

Choosing the right engine or framework is the most important first step for every developer.

Community Growth

Where To Find Assets For Your Game

Learn where to find art, textures, audio, maps, and models, and how much you can expect to pay for each.

Community Growth

How To Start Developing Games With Unity

A brief guide of what you need to know to work with game development platform Unity

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Introducing Xsolla Business Engine

Community Growth

Porting Mobile Games To The Web, Consoles, & PC

Get more users and more revenue by porting your mobile game to other platforms.

Community Growth

Early Access: Will It Help Or Hurt Your Game?

Some games benefit from it, others try it and fail. Do the pros of Early Access outweigh the cons?

Community Growth

Music For Your Game: What You Need To Know

A soundtrack can make your game come together, but what avenue is the best for your budget?

Payments

Grow With Push Payments: Access New Gamers In More Countries

How a unique payment model can help you capture up to 35% of an emerging $2 billion video game market.

Community Growth

Which Game Engine Is Best For You

Choosing the right game engine can make all the difference between the success or failure of your game.

Payments

How To Manage Chargebacks And Refunds

Learn about two overlooked costs of video game business and discover how to effectively manage them.

Community Growth

Your Game, Your Platform, Your Players

Publishing on a global scale has never been simpler for indie game developers

Payments

Reach These Three Big Markets— Enable Cash Payments

Here's how you do it

Community Growth

Are You Looking To Be A Video Game Designer?

Video game design is an exciting career that draws people of all skills and ages.

Funding

WHAT IT TAKES TO PITCH A GAME – PART 1

Ultimately, the purpose of this piece is to provide some practical and applicable insights into the mind of an investor/publisher. This is done to enable you to better prepare your pitch and give you the best possible shot at getting money to work on your game.

Funding

PITCHING YOUR GAME: THE ESSENTIALS YOU NEED TO KNOW – PART 2

Preparing a pitch may not be as exciting as game development, but the more work you put in up front, the more likely it is that you’ll reach your goals later. I suggest that your pitches contain the following...

Community Growth

ADAPTING YOUR MARKETING TO INFLUENCERS

How to effectively integrate Influencer marketing strategy into the marketing of your game.

Payments

5 QUICK TIPS TO OPTIMIZE YOUR PAYMENTS

Check out these helpful ways you can drive more users in more places to make purchases.

Community Growth

5 Words To Remember When Designing Your Game Menu

Before you launch your video game, you need to make sure the menu is user-friendly.

Payments

5 FRAUD TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Learn about recent developments in gaming fraud that are guaranteed to impact your business.

Game Sales & Commerce

Complete Guide To Video Game Founder’s Packs

Learn how a Founder's Pack works, features to include, and ways to make the most out of your game launch months before the official release.

Community Growth

Elements Of A Video Game Landing Page

The Key Elements of a Video Game Landing Page

Game Sales & Commerce

How To Grow Your Video Game In India

Find out how to successfully navigate one of the world's largest and fastest-growing gaming markets.

Funding

Funding 101: The Impact Of The Vertical Slice

Don't call it a demo.

Funding

Cheat Code In Video Game Funding

There’s no question about it: Making a video game is expensive

Community Growth

How To Avoid Getting Banned On Twitch For Music

Learn what content you shouldn’t be using and where to get stream-safe music.

Game Sales & Commerce

Breaking Into The New Market: Pre-orders

Everything you need to know about locking in sales before your game is released.

Community Growth

How To Work With Feedback On Steam Effectively

Find out how to get feedback on Steam, how it can benefit you, and the right way to put it to work.

Community Growth

How To Distribute Game Keys Among Video Influencers

Learn how to find and reach the right influencers to promote your game.

Community Growth

Self-Publish On Steam: The Ultimate Guide

Your game is ready to see the light of day. The journey from registration to release.

Community Growth

Now Sell It — The Role Of Marketing In Indie Development

You pulled all-nighters to make the perfect game. Why is nobody playing it?

Community Growth

Preparing Marketing Materials: Graphics

How to use visual materials to make players interested in your game.

Game Sales & Commerce

Monetizing Your Indie Game Back Catalog

Generate extra revenue from your old games by promoting them alongside new releases.

Community Growth

Preparing Video Marketing Materials

There’s nothing better for sales than a video of your game — a good video.

Community Growth

Professional Localization For Your Game

Learn how you can localize your title into one or several languages

Community Growth

How To Get Published On The Epic Games Store

What Epic looks for in new content, and how you can maximize your chance of getting published.

Community Growth

Score Dev Kits For Xbox, Playstation, And Nintendo

Learn how to register as a developer for Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo, where to acquire their official SDKs, and what a dev kit will cost you.

Funding

5 Contracts Every Game Developer Needs

What documents do you need when hiring a contractor, porting a game, or signing an exclusive deal?

Community Growth

Use A Customer Service Plan To Maximize Your Game’s Profits

Launch a customer service strategy that will exceed gamers' expectations.

Game Sales & Commerce

Mistakes To Avoid When Monetizing Your Game

Ready to take your game app to the next level with an in-app store and other monetization methods? Avoid these monetization mistakes.

Funding

Expand Your Video Game Investment Portfolio

Investors can explore Xsolla Funding Club to discover unique investment opportunities found at trade shows worldwide...and much more.

Game Sales & Commerce

5 Ways To Convert Players To Subscribers

Subscriptions are emerging as one of the most effective ways to build a strong revenue stream.

Funding

Why Xsolla Funding Club Was Founded

Bridging the gap between underfunded developers and gaming investors

Game Sales & Commerce

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Creating A Customized In-game Store

Creating an in-game store for your game app is a rewarding process.

Game Sales & Commerce

How To Design Founder Packs That Pop

- Remember the minimum features - Keep the offerings small but valuable - Under promise and over-deliver - Show, don’t tell - Create a friendly price point

Game Sales & Commerce

Crowdfunding And Game Launch

5 Ways to Use Crowdfunding to Launch Your Video Game

Game Sales & Commerce

The Step-by-step Guide To Expanding Your In-app Store

An in-app store is how you get paid for all the work to create, develop, and sell your game. When you're ready to expand your store, follow these steps.

Game Sales & Commerce

Methods Of Monetization That Benefit Players

From rewards for watching ads to a full-blown in-game economy

Game Sales & Commerce

Gaming Guide: Subscriptions & Promotional Products

Make the most out of a video game subscription package

Game Sales & Commerce

Monetization Is Not A Dirty Word

Players want to support the games they enjoy, and developers want to turn a profit to stay in business.

Community Growth

Xsolla And Keymailer Partnership Takes Influencer Programs To A New Level

Combining Affiliate Sales with Influencers

Community Growth

Social Media Integration For Mobile Games

Discover some considerations and potential benefits that social media integration can give you, your team, and your game development.

Community Growth

7 Tips To Increase Mobile Game’s User Retention

You need people to interact with your app, and you need them to keep doing it.

Community Growth

Design Video Games For Children

6 Tips When Designing Video Games for a Young Audience

Game Sales & Commerce

5 Game Subscription Features To Help Increase Revenue

A great video game will keep players coming back for more

Game Sales & Commerce

5 Types Of Micro-transactions To Help Your In-game Store Thrive

Console and mobile games often rely on microtransactions to make income and keep up with user engagement.

OWN3D MAXIMIZES INFLUENCER MARKETING WITH XSOLLA PARTNER NETWORK

With its influencer marketing tools, Xsolla Partner Network became a serious asset to a premium global streaming graphics business.

Get Easy Access To Payments In Unity & UE4

Our new Payments SDKs take you from a flexible integration to accepting more payments from more players in minutes.

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