Made for Samsung exclusivity programme opens up to indie games

first_imgMade for Samsung exclusivity programme opens up to indie gamesSamsung pledges to, “push your game to a very good audience,” as it seeks to bolster its Galaxy App StoreMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefThursday 5th May 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd.Samsung is extending its mobile exclusivity programme to include indie games, offering a variety of free services to developers as it seeks to improve the content on its app store.The “Made for Samsung” programme doesn’t offer cash incentives for exclusivity. Rather, it offers developers payment in kind through services like free testing, analytics, operations and, crucially, promotion. Speaking at the Gamesbeat Summit yesterday, Samsung’s VP of emerging platforms, Mihai Pohontu, referred to the problems around visibility on the iOS App Store and Google Play.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “Exclusivity for us can be time bound,” he said, as reported by Yahoo! News. “We can continue to promote an app or game even after the exclusivity program is over. In the game industry, developers would normally find it hard to obtain Hero image featuring in the other app stores.”Samsung is no charity, of course, and the Made for Samsung programme has been one of the principal methods for populating its Galaxy Apps Store. Pohontu listed The Weather Channel and CNN as examples of established, respected companies that have partnered with Samsung in this way, and he claimed that exclusive apps receive, on average, 40,000 installs every month.”We will push your game to a very good audience,” he said. “We realise the biggest developers won’t do this, but we are thinking of under-served areas of the world.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesSamsung scraps PlayGalaxy Link streaming serviceGames streaming service canned after five-month beta trial period, ends March 27By James Batchelor A year agoSamsung acquires VR studio VRBGear VR maker reportedly paid $5.5 million for developer of The Launch, VRB HomeBy Brendan Sinclair 3 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more