LUXEMBOURG, January 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Pay for premium content at Goodgame Studios in a fast, safe and simple way with your smartphone / Enhanced security with expenditure control and alternative transmission of payment information
Empire, Shadow Kings, Big Farm & Co.: Browser games by leading game developer Goodgame Studios entertain many gamers, with over 240 million users currently registered worldwide. Gamers in German-speaking countries such as Germany, Austria and Luxembourg are especially active – and for them it is now possible to use an extremely player-friendly payment method: To purchase rubies or diamonds, for example, they simply scan a QR code with the Yapital app on their smartphone – that’s it. The game is interrupted only for a few seconds as logging into an online account or tediously entering credit card information is no longer necessary.
Since the beginning of the New Year, payment at Goodgame has become a lot user-friendlier with Yapital. The first European cross-channel payment solution not only allows fast and easy payment – Yapital also offers additional security: Firstly, users benefit from a real-time overview of their spending with the app’s included transaction list. Secondly, users don’t need to enter payment-related data in the browser: The information required for Yapital payments is stored in the Yapital account and is protected with the latest encryption and security technologies. As a licensed Electronic Money Institution, Yapital also complies with the strictest banking regulations and regulatory requirements.
“We are very happy to win an additional acceptance point in this important consumer industry by partnering with Goodgame Studios,” says Niels Lohmüller, Executive Vice President of Business Development at Yapital. “Both Yapital and Goodgame Studios appeal to online-savvy consumers, who use smartphones as part of their everyday lives and who are open to an innovative mobile payment method.”
“Yapital is a very player-friendly payment solution,” adds Oleg Savschouk, Head of Monetization and Payment at Goodgame Studios. “It allows our users to purchase premium content without having to pause the game for more than a few seconds. For gamers, this is an important added value, as they want to fully concentrate on the game. We are convinced that many of our players will use the ability to pay quickly and securely with Yapital.”
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About Yapital Financial AG
Yapital is the first European, cashless cross-channel payment solution operating across all channels: in-store, mobile, online and by invoice. Operation is easy, fast and secure: following online registration, the user can immediately make payments, send and receive money with Yapital, across all channels.
For business customers, Yapital is a guaranteed means of payment - this provides process security and reduces administrative costs. In addition, Yapital seamlessly covers all trade and service channels, thus enabling marketing channels to be converted into sales channels. Business customers can therefore not only reduce costs with Yapital, but can also simultaneously open up new revenue potential.
Yapital was established in 2011 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Otto Group. Yapital Financial AG is licensed in Luxembourg as an electronic money institution.
Yapital Financial AG
About Goodgame Studios
Goodgame Studios is Germany’s leading developer and publisher of gaming software and specializes in the free-to-play market, with a focus on mobile and browser games. The company offers more than 10 games in 25 languages and has over 240 million registered users worldwide. With more than 1100 employees, the company has the largest workforce compared to other German computer game developers. Goodgame Studios was founded in Hamburg in 2009 and is owner-operated. Along with the headquarters, there are also subsidiaries in Tokyo and Seoul. Goodgame Studios only markets and publishes games which it develops in-house. You can find them on its portal, as well as through an extensive global partner network.
The development of the company has been recognized by multiple awards, among them "Entrepreneur of the Year 2011" from Ernst & Young, the "Technology Fast 50 Award 2014" from Deloitte for being the fastest growing German technology company in 2014, and "Best European Studio" at the European Games Awards 2014. The company's games have also received several industry awards; most recently, Goodgame Empire was awarded “Best European Browser Game” and Empire: Four Kingdoms “Best European Mobile Game” at the European Game Awards 2014.
SOURCE Yapital Financial AG