New York, NY– March 19, 2009– SwitchGames.com, the social marketplace for gamers, announced today a program that gives a portion of used-game transactions to developers and publishers. Until now, developers haven’t had a mechanism or claim to proceeds from used-games sales. SwitchGames members who buy or sell will be able to direct a percentage of their transaction proceeds to a game’s publisher and developer.
“We want to tackle a fair concern head-on,” said SwitchGames founder and CEO Jason Crawford,“and I think we’ve arrived at a practical solution. Current annual used game sales of $2.4 billion are a goldmine for retailers. But neither game publishers nor developers can touch that revenue. SwitchGames is changing that. When gamers sell used titles on SwitchGames they’ll have the option to share a percentage of a used game sale with the people who actually made the game. Like everything else at SwitchGames, gamers are always in control and it’s up to them to decide whether they’d like to cut in developers and publishers.”
Today, SwitchGames also announced a developer contract provision available on its website. The contractual language entitles developers to a percentage of any proceeds paid to publishers by SwitchGames. SwitchGames encourages developers to copy and paste the text into their development contracts with publishers. Find the provision text at:
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SwitchGames® ( www.switchgames.com), The Gamers Marketplace™, is an online community where members trade games, consoles, and accessories for free. Founded in 2005 by entrepreneur and game developer Jason Crawford, SwitchGames was relaunched in 2009 as a social marketplace that connects and empowers gamers and helps them receive fair market value for their hard-earned game assets.
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