- <*> Interface makes uploading self-developed games even simpler *> <*> Revenue shares significantly increased to the benefit of developers *>
August 16th 2010, Hamburg : The 133 million registered Bigpoint users from more than 120 countries provide a perfect distribution platform for any browser game developers wishing to professionally release their games. For that reason, the 8.15.2010 will see Bigpoint exclusively unveil its redesigned DevLounge ( http://devlounge.bigpoint.com) to coincide with the GDC Europe in Cologne. DevLounge is an interface for integrating external browser games that makes it possible to upload self-developed games in three simple steps.
Since its launch in May 2009, Bigpoint's DevLounge has undergone a complete redesign. This includes markedly improved user-friendliness, an in-house developer wiki, and a new, incredibly comprehensive analysis tool for developers. The revenue share scheme has also been increased from 30 to 70 percent in favor of developers– just another incentive for using the interface to upload self-developed games.
The figures speak for themselves: Since its launch in May 2009, DevLounge has already seen more than 50 games uploaded via the interface– including top titles such as Runescape. By the end of the year, that figure will have risen to around 100 games. The latest browser games released via DevLounge include the strategy and conquest game Venetians, and the fantasy game Tanadu.
"The redesign of DevLounge reflects our wish to give even more talented game developers the chance to get their games out to a huge gaming community of more than 130 million users," says Bigpoint's CMO Lothar Eckstein.
In the restricted members-only area ( http://devlounge.bigpoint.com), game developers are led step by step through a simple-to-integrate API: The integration process and subsequent quality control guarantee that every new game meets Bigpoint's high standards. This includes games complying with our "free to play" policy. Bigpoint browser games offer free gaming enjoyment, whereby users also have the opportunity to purchase, for a small fee, virtual goods that provide them with time, and therefore, gaming benefits. On a revenue share basis of 70% for the developer and 30% for Bigpoint, game developers can use game money to make their games profitable.
Bigpoint ( http://www.bigpoint.com) is an online games developer, content provider for media companies and publisher. Bigpoint develops games that are available in more than 25 languages and are played for free without the need to download additional software by more than 130 million people around the world. The company's portfolio includes games of a quality only previously possible with CDs and consoles. Over 450 employees from more than 35 countries work at the world's biggest browser game portal, which is based in Eppendorf, Hamburg. The company also has branches in Berlin, San Francisco, and on Malta. Bigpoint has won numerous awards, including Media Momentum awards for Fastest Growing Larger Company and Uniqueness of Offering in 2010, as well as an MTV Skyscraper award for excellent achievement in game development. Further information as well as logos and screenshots from games can be found in the Bigpoint press area, underwww.bigpoint.net.
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