Playphone and Cocos2d-x: A Seamless Integration

nullPlayphone’s After Hours Party at GDC 2016 is right around the corner!

Join GungHo and other amazing Cocos2d-x developers as we celebrate the astounding accomplishments of the past year while looking forward to a brighter future.  Get your tickets today before they run out. http://psgn.co/5ljH

Cocos2d-x is a free and professional game-development toolkit, that enables developers to quickly create game content by simplifying it with straightforward GUI editors.

Through our partnership with Cocos2d-x, exposure of your games to millions of gamers is now easier than ever.  This seamless integration will allow you to increase engagement with your users and earn revenue in just a few simple steps.

Learn more about what Cocos2d-x and Playphone can do for your mobile game today, http://psgn.co/IDpt.

Already a Cocos2d-x game developer? Get started by following the steps below:
http://docs.sdkbox.com/en/plugins/playphone/v3-cpp/ by
1) Configure the secret key and public license key in the JSON,
2) Set store to Playphone
3) Configure Proguard.

For questions regarding Cocos2d-x or Playphone, please contact us at devrelations@playphone.com.

We are looking forward to meeting you at GDC 2016.

Playphone Takes Its High-Powered Game Store to GDC

nullIt’s that time of year again! The Game Developer Conference makes its way back to the Bay Area March 14-18 for GDC 2016. Not one to miss out on such an event, Playphone will be attending and hosting its own after hours party to celebrate the week’s festivities.

Playphone is coming off a stellar 2015 that saw its expansion into Taiwan and India with its localized mobile game stores. By partnering with industry leaders in Taiwan and India, Playphone’s social game stores now reach billions of potential mobile gamers. Momentum continues to build in 2016 as Playphone partners with top developers worldwide, offering exclusive games to users available only in the Playphone Game Stores.

Act now and join Playphone in reshaping the world of mobile gaming and schedule a meeting with our developer relations team at GDC 2016! Submit your email to devrelations@playphone.com today to set up a face-to-face meeting and find out what Playphone can do to take your game to the next level!

Can’t make it to the conference? Don’t worry! Join us for the 7th Annual Playphone After Hours Party on March 15 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Jillian’s in San Francisco. Kick back and take in the city life- courtesy of Playphone. RSVP today to reserve your spot in this exclusive event: http://psgn.co/5ljH

We look forward to seeing you all at GDC 2016!

Playphone launches Wynk Games- a subscription gaming service in India

Playphone launches Wynk Games- a subscription gaming service in India

Playphone is announcing the launch of Wynk Games- a subscription gaming service in India. In partnership with Airtel, the largest mobile operator in India, Wynk Games is a premier gaming destination for gamers.

Wynk Games is a premium subscription service that is available to all users in India that provides members access to unlimited premium games without paying for individual game downloads. Wynk Games subscriptions are free to Airtel users, while all other users pay a low monthly price of Rs. 29 for a premium subscription. The Wynk Game store can be downloaded from Wynk Games.

With 132 million gamers, India is one of the fastest growing mobile gaming markets, allowing Playphone to meet the increasing premium mobile game demands through Wynk Games. With the launch of Wynk Games, Playphone offers a new model of monetization to developers. All premium games that customers typically would pay for are free to customers through their Wynk subscription.

For developers, Playphone pays for every customer-initiated install of their mobile game. This provides additional downloads and increased opportunities for developers to monetize across 100% of their Android user base and maximize downloads. (repetitive)

Airtel is the perfect partner for Playphone to launch in India. With the huge success of Wynk Music and Wynk Movies, Airtel’s team has developed a deep understanding of marketing content to Indian users. The Playphone Game Store can utilize Airtel’s vast knowledge and integration with multiple billing platforms such as iPayy, PayTM and carrier billing to increase monetization for games in the region. Additionally, availability of Wynk Games through Airtel online as well as retail stores gives users a trusted and convenient way to acquire the store.

Any developer can submit games to the Playphone platform, and get access to 300M Android users in India as well as gamers around the world.

Playphone Partners with Gamania and GASH Bringing a New Gaming Destination to Taiwan

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We’re happy to announce our latest venture in Taiwan with the help of our local partners- Gamania and GASH!

The move to expand into Taiwan is the next logical step for Playphone. Given that Taiwan is a top 10 country in the mobile games market with engaged, tech-savvy users, the opportunity to enter the market is perfect for Playphone’s advanced gaming solution. This new, improved game store will feature a fully localized gaming experience designed to make the experience familiar for users. Battles allow gamers around the world to compete in tournaments and head-to-head matchups for Reward Points. Points won in battles, tournaments and other activities can be spent directly on game purchases, virtual goods and other physical goods, services and prizes!

Partnering with Gamania and GASH is the perfect fit for Playphone. Gamania’s team has developed a deep understanding in marketing games to Taiwanese gamers.  The Playphone Game Store can utilize Gamania’s vast knowledge of the Taiwanese market to localize and customize its store to fit the demands of Taiwanese gamers. By working with GASH POINT, an ideal partner currently available in all major convenience stores and used by millions of gamers in Taiwan, Playphone give users a preferred, easy payment experience. The Playphone Game Store has integrated GASH POINT to make it secure for Taiwanese gamers to buy games or virtual items.

Get 4X more installs in just 5 mins!

The Playphone Game Store provides the ability for users to brag about their scores and achievements. Users can compete for the top spot and battle each other to win reward points. Games that have Leaderboards integrated get ~4X more installs as compared to the others and it takes only less than 5 minutes to integrate.

Integrate Leaderboard with just 1-line of code as follows:
1. Login to http://developer.playphone.com and go to Your Games.
2. Select the game, go to the Leaderboard section for that game and follow the steps to add the Leaderboard.
3. Copy the Id that is automatically generated when you add the Leaderboard. You’ll need this in the next step.
4. Add the line of code below whenever the user gets a new score. This line should be added every time the user gets a new score and not just when they have a top score.

/* Add the following line every time the user gets a new score and not
* just when they have a top score.
* leaderboard_id is the id that you copied in Step 3 above */
PSGN.Leaderboards.submitScore(leaderboard_id, newly_obtained_score);

That’s it! Now all you need to do is build, test and submit the game to Playphone.
So go ahead, boost your installs by adding Playphone Leaderboards in minutes!

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Partnership Has It’s Privileges. Announcing Playphone Partners.

At Playphone, we’re dedicated to building robust, long-term relationships with our game developer partners. We understand that creating a game is a challenging labor of love, and that distribution & reach is often a challenge. That is why we are tirelessly seeking solutions to continually improve the Playphone developer experience. We want to make it as easy and seamless as possible for you to set-up, publish, distribute and monetize your games in today’s hottest emerging markets.

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Elegant Game Store Design Update Uses Lollipop OS to Deliver More Immersive Gaming Experience

Playphone Game Store’s new design update fully utilizes Android Lollipop’s material design feature to showcase spectacular graphics, more vivid colors, stunning typography and full-screen imagery, providing gamers with a richer, more immersive game discovery experience.

Building the UI/UX on top of the fluid and purposeful motions that come with material design elevates the gaming to a more intuitive and user-friendly experience.

  • Gamers always have access to the right information and actions at the right moment
  • Download, install and play actions are now persistent and available whenever needed, so gamers quickly get into the action, driving install rates and more conversions for your games

As Playphone takes your games to the fastest growing Android gaming markets, it is important to ensure your games are ready to dazzle gamers on the new Android OS.

We are ready for the latest and exciting Lollipop OS. Are you? Act now and test your games on the newest Android OS. Contact us for questions or help.

Save Data Costs with Wifi-Only Game Downloads

Starting today, gamers are now able to queue games to be downloaded over wifi instead of downloading over operator network. This is great news for gamers with limited data plans and for those those who like to download large games. Using the feature is easy. Gamers specify the maximum file size to be downloaded over operator networks on Download Options page in the Settings menu. Next time, a game that exceeds the file size is purchased, the game will automatically be queued to download over wifi. The download starts as soon as the device connects to a wifi network. Gamers can manage the download queue from their Download Options, and override the setting for those “got to have the game now” moments.

Game Downloads over Wifi

Playcredits are now Playpoints

We have renamed Playcredits to Playpoints and enhanced Playpoints functionality. The shift to Playpoints will make it even easier to track and use Playphone’s network virtual currency.  Playpoints are displayed in real currency, so it’s easy to know exactly what credits are available to purchase paid games and in-game items.  Other updates include:

  • When Playpoints are available in the player account, the Playpoints balance will be displayed instead of the price of games
  • Buy Playpoints by directly using the Playphone Wallet
  • Track Playpoints history and spend
  • Get exclusive deals on games and virtual goods by using Playpoints

Check out the new Playpoints section in the Playphone Game Store!

 Playpoints screenshots

Introducing Playphone Wallet

At Playphone, we are always thinking about making it easier for users to pay for the content they like. Today, we are introducing Playphone Wallet. Wallet is a simple and convenient way to manage your virtual currency, offers and payment methods. We are also introducing credit card as a way to pay for games. Using the Wallet, players would be able to:

  • Manage payment methods (credit cards/ debit cards/ Prepaid cards)
  • See current play credits balance
  • Manage Offers
  • Choose from multiple payment options while purchasing a game
  • Purchase more credits

When you purchase a game, players can select a payment method of their choice.

You can access Wallet in the store by opening the menu. You might even have some $$$ in it now that you can spend.