LUXEMBOURG, October 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Mobile payment in Europe: Yapital expands its presence / Leading game developer to start cooperation with Yapital before the end of this year
Yapital continues its expansion into key consumer industries: Goodgame Studios, the game developer with the largest workforce in Germany, has selected Yapital as a partner. The first European cross-channel payment solution will be integrated as a new payment method before the end of this year.
Soon, over 230 million registered gamers can quickly and easily pay for virtual goods in games such as Shadow Kings, Goodgame Empire and Goodgame Big Farm, by simply scanning a QR code with the Yapital smartphone app or through the Yapital web checkout. In addition, online gamers can access the Yapital transaction overview at any time to view a comprehensive and up-to-date summary of all payments.
Goodgame Studios is a leading developer and publisher of mobile and browser games with more than 150,000 new user registrations every day. Currently, over 10 games are available in 26 languages. The company also develops and publishes social online games and is working with more than 7,000 publishing partners as well as 20,000 partner sites to constantly expand the gamer base.
"The cooperation with Goodgame Studios moves us directly to the next level in the games industry," says Nils Winkler, CEO of Yapital. "Online gamers are extremely receptive to innovative mobile payment methods, as we´ve seen from cooperating with other partners. It makes sense, because virtual goods can be paid for quickly, easily and securely, without having to tediously type in payment details. With millions of gamers around the globe and the number of gamers growing rapidly, Goodgame Studios makes a significant contribution to our continued positioning as an Everywhere Payment solution."
Oleg Savschouk, Head of Monetization and Payment, Goodgame Studios, adds: "In the same way that we focus on the development and publishing of compelling games, gamers want to concentrate on gaming. This is precisely what Yapital enables us to do, because it is very easy for gamers to buy the premium content they want. We are pleased to provide significant added value for our users and expect that the gamers will quickly accept this offer."
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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 enables 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.
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About Goodgame Studios
Goodgame Studios is a leading company in game software and specializes in the free to play market. The company offers more than 10 games in 26 languages and has over 230 million registered users worldwide. The focus is on mobile and browser games. With more than 1,000 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 reputed awards like "Entrepreneur of the Year 2011" from Ernst & Young, as well as "Best European Studio" at the European Games Awards 2014. The company's games have been recipients of several industry awards on a regular basis.
Andreas Haase, Press Officer
SOURCE Yapital Financial AG