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GameSalad Announces New Partnership with Tencent

SFSF Posts: 35Executive Chef, Member GameSalad Employee
edited May 2012 in News from the Dev Team

Hi everyone,

Today we have some really exciting news to share: GameSalad is teaming up with Tencent, China’s leading mobile and internet services company, on a series of initiatives to bring GameSalad to China.

What exactly does that mean?

For GameSalad developers, it means that the best games have an opportunity to get in front of potentially hundreds of millions of players in China. In addition, some top performing GameSalad games will be eligible to get help with localization, marketing, monetization, and featured distribution in Tencent’s App Store in China.

We’ll also be launching a new version of GameSalad Creator, targeted toward the Chinese developer community. The Tencent version of GameSalad has been localized into simplified Chinese and integrates local carrier billing to facilitate in-app purchase, social networking functionality using QQ Game Center, and mobile advertising using Tencent’s MobWin.

Why China?

China recently overtook the U.S. as the largest smartphone market in the world and is quickly becoming an attractive opportunity for mobile game developers. In the coming years, we believe that China will be one of the largest markets for mobile games and it’s important for GameSalad to have a presence there. Our plan is to build up key relationships over time to help GameSalad developers maximize the potential of their games in the major international markets.

Why Tencent?

Tencent is the largest internet company in China, and third largest internet company in the world. They have hundreds of millions of users on their platform and have a large thriving community of gamers. We felt that if we wanted to be successful in China, it would be important to partner with a company that has a deep understanding of how to operate a platform in that country and the necessary resources to make it successful.

What’s next?

For those of you who are interested in potential distribution opportunities in China, we’ll have more details to share in the coming weeks. For now, hold tight and keep developing awesome games. We have a new release coming up in a week or so that includes some exciting new features such as writeable tables, retina display support for iPad 3, and a few other surprises, so stay tuned!

Cheers,

Steve

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  • SparkyidrSparkyidr Posts: 2,033Member
    Just saw this on the facebook feed....sounds kinda interesting.
  • simo103simo103 Posts: 1,331Member, PRO
    nice info .. thanks.
  • IsabelleKIsabelleK Posts: 2,807Member, Sous Chef

    Hi everyone,

    For GameSalad developers, it means that the best games have an opportunity to get in front of potentially hundreds of millions of players in China. In addition, some top performing GameSalad games will be eligible to get help with localization, marketing, monetization, and featured distribution in Tencent’s App Store in China.

    Don't quite get it. It means that Tencent has it's own App Store, or that our games can be publish under their account in Apple's App Store?
  • itwebsolutionitwebsolution Posts: 40Member
    學習中文×

    Just testing to see if the forums can handle Chinese characters!
  • simo103simo103 Posts: 1,331Member, PRO
    @TheMoonwalls .. probably Android
  • zombiesdrulezombiesdrule Posts: 131PRO
    Great News....
  • SaladStraightShooterSaladStraightShooter Austin, TxPosts: 3,081Member, Chef Emeritus
    edited May 2012

    Don't quite get it. It means that Tencent has it's own App Store, or that our games can be publish under their account in Apple's App Store?
    Tencent has their own Appstore, completely removed from the Apple App store.

    They also have their own forums, also completely removed from our community - so there will be likely very little, if any, development community crossover.

    Why do you keep using that word? I do not think it means what you think it means.

  • uptimistikuptimistik VenezuelaPosts: 3,602Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    woohoo!! doing business with/in china is extremely difficult, so this is an awesome opportunity Gamesalad! To actually get some a strong footing in their market is gonna be awesome for us guys.

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  • creativeappscreativeapps Posts: 1,771Member
    That is really awesome congratulations to you.
  • scrapee_netscrapee_net Posts: 424Member
    Wowo, Wow... Happy to hear about a new update. I hope it have some kind of ads for android, and maybe also open feint leaderboards or any other.
  • MarkOnTheIronMarkOnTheIron Posts: 1,447Member
    This seems like good news. Hope we will have more details on it soon. Being able to be present on such a big market as the chinese one is potentially huge.

  • beefy_clyrobeefy_clyro Posts: 5,390Member
    Sounds awesome, good work guys!
  • salah.rahalsalah.rahal Posts: 121Member
    nicee ... good work guys
  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 9,119Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee
    Awesome!
  • PhiliePhilie Posts: 240PRO
    Great to hear!
  • Rob2Rob2 Posts: 2,402Member
    er....wow :) So Android and HTML5 all the way ... massive implications for all.
  • bazookaBenbazookaBen Posts: 318Member
    this is great news!
  • AppTekAppTek Posts: 152Member
    Awesome, can't wait :)
  • theCodeMonsterstheCodeMonsters Posts: 359Member
    Okay... We'll that's very cool. I'm just not sure how this will benefit everyone who's not Chinese. So are you guys saying you'll have automatic translation from English->Chinese or something? or are you saying you'll have distribution to Tencent? I'm still a little confused about the benefit of others but I'm very happy for all who are Chinese and can now take advantage of GameSalad.
  • GraphicWarehouseGraphicWarehouse Posts: 927Member
    well we can use google translate if it isnt @thecodemonsters
  • GLGAMESGLGAMES SingaporePosts: 988Member
    Tencent has decades of history.
    It's the most popular client for pp in china.
    They have many features and one of them is game hosting.
    Just hope that we have a native language converter on our games so it works both in english and chinese natively :P
  • theCodeMonsterstheCodeMonsters Posts: 359Member
    well we can use google translate if it isnt @thecodemonsters
    Totally, but if we had some built in functionality that would be AWESOME!
  • YatelandYateland Posts: 81Member, PRO
    edited May 2012
    Tencent is a monopoly company in China,It will bring hundreds of thousands of chinese developers for GS,
    it is a huge impact to appstore!

    I can't image!


    Congratulations, GameSalad!
  • GraphicWarehouseGraphicWarehouse Posts: 927Member
    @ifunway I completely agree @thecodemonsters I agree again
  • The_Gamesalad_GuruThe_Gamesalad_Guru Posts: 9,906Member
    What this means is more profit for GS, which in turn allows them to grow the company and hire more programmers et.... Which in turn means a better product and staying power for a tool we all rely on. I'm expecting to be wowed by what GS will be releasing in the coming months.
  • stackpoolestackpoole Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaPosts: 473Member, PRO
    awesome!!

    Sydney Swans 2014!!

  • YatelandYateland Posts: 81Member, PRO
    edited May 2012
    我是中国人,Tencent给人的印象就是抄袭,一个欺负创业者的巨无霸,但是,腾讯是中国最赚钱的互联网公司。还有一家公司值得合作,他们也拥有庞大的用户群,那就是weibo.com。

    I am a Chinese, Tencent gives chinese the impression that it aways plagiarism, a giant who aways bully entrepreneurs, however, Tencent is China's most profitable Internet companies. A company worthy of cooperation, they also have a large user base, it is Weibo.com(like twitter)


  • YoRoosterYoRooster Posts: 159Member
    Can't wait to see what impact this deal has!
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