Lisbon, Portugal, April 4, 2013 – UOL BoaCompra, the leader in emerging markets and digital goods payments in Latin America, and InnoGames, a leading online game developer and publisher, today announced that they have extended their partnership to monetize the German-based company’s games in Latin America, Portugal and Spain using BoaCompra’s online stores.
Gamers in Latin America, Portugal and Spain can now purchase credits at InnoGames games with their local currency and preferred payment methods – from Boleto Bancário in Brazil to cash payments in Argentina, and Multibanco in Portugal. Local credit cards, SMS and direct debit are also among BoaCompra’s wide range of purchase options available to players.
InnoGames has been using BoaCompra’s E-pin prepaid vouchers since 2009, and now the successful partnership has been extended to a monetizing agreement. From Spain and Portugal to LATAM, through BoaCompra’s game monetization network with more than 120,000 POS, InnoGames will extend its reach and global gaming market penetration. BoaCompra enables large foreign and regional game developers and publishers quick and easy access to this large, profitable and rapidly expanding market.
“We are very excited to take our partnership with InnoGames to the next level. Latin-America, Portugal and Spain are thriving markets and we are confident InnoGames will expand its reach through our network,” said Julian Migura, director of international business development at UOL BoaCompra.
“Offering the right payment methods is key when it comes to monetization of free-to-play games. That is why we are always carefully evaluating which partners to choose,” said Armin Busen, Chief Financial Officer of InnoGames. “With BoaCompra, we have established a very well working long-time partnership and we are very happy to expand it now – especially in a region that will play a major factor in our future strategies.”
About UOL BoaCompra:
Founded in 2004, UOL BoaCompra specializes in publishing and monetizing online games while offering and servicing over 200 games across multiple platforms. The company aggregates over 1.2 billion gaming-related page views per month and reaches over 70% of all Brazilian internet users. BoaCompra is defining online gaming in emerging markets, with offices in Maringá, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul, Lisbon and Shanghai; and is currently active in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Portugal and Spain. BoaCompra provides local payment methods, cross media marketing management, community management, and customer support and hosting for companies interested in doing business in Latin American, Brazil or southern European markets including Turkey. BoaCompra is partnering with some of the largest gaming companies including Valve, Riot Games, Bigpoint, Gameforge, Webzen, SmileGate and Aeria Games. www.boacompra.com
With about 100 million registered players, InnoGames is one of the worldwide leading developers and publishers of online games. Currently, 230 people from more than 20 nations are working in the Hamburg-based headquarters. At InnoGames, community management, development and system administration work seamlessly together. This, combined with close contact to our players, creates a strong foundation that promotes the continued improvement of our games. The company’s goal is to offer our players games that provide both long-lasting entertainment and continued satisfaction. InnoGames achieves this through our dedication to development, constant system monitoring and excellent support done by a large and active team of moderators.