Answers to frequently asked questions.
Monetizr is a turn-key platform for game developers enabling to sell or give-away game gear right inside the game’s UI. Our goal is to make managing merchandise as simple as possible and add new ways of providing it. For everyone - game developers, manufacturers, shipping partners and of-course players themselves.
Monetizr is connecting vendors and manufacturers as well as shipping partners across the world into one place. It creates a unique opportunity to expand player experience with adding real life gear to the game and brand.
First, log into Monetizr Console. There you can find guides, manage and preview their offers. Then you need to install a Monetizr plugin or build a REST API. After that you provide the name (id) of the offer you want to use in the plugin code. After that it's time test test and launch. Along the way we're here to support you.
Monetizr offered gear items can be categorized as game gear (apparel, accessories, etc.), gift cards and brand-sponsored rewards. The Top5 products are a t-shirt, socks, pins, decals and gift cards. For more information, please see our blog post.
Yes! We'll help with the your first project set-up and offer our insights and knowledge to make your campaign a success story.
In the age of data privacy we treat the obligation to protect the data privacy of players and game developers themselves as one of our core principles.
Monetizr acquires payment and shipping details from players as part of the operations. We do not and will not sell these details to anyone. Monetizr does share some details with 3rd parties to fulfill the orders due to the nature of business. Here's what we share with 3rd parties:
We've found that the best time for integrating Monetizr is for games that have already launched and gained some traction with users. Experience tells us that for mobile games it's a good time to add Monetizr if:
But waiting for successful launch can limit the design options for advanced integrations. Don't hesitate to try out Monetizr at an earlier stage for a truly unique experience.
Monetizr utilizes Google Cloud Platform for server infrastructure. It makes our API services to have up-time close to 100%. It also allows to automatically scale the server capacity based on demand.
Video Games, particularly Social Casinos, need to be certain that offering merchandise to players does not constitute gambling. Gambling, in most jurisdictions, requires the meeting of 3 elements, 1. Consideration (an exchange of something of value), 2. Game of Chance, and 3. A prize. Monetizr recommends that developers ensure that games are designed to meet only two of the elements.
Border Line Examples
Have you ever seen an un-boxing video where the package contains a nice little surprise? That is what we at Monetizr understand as meta-experience. Little touches to products or their packaging adds to the overall enjoyment of receiving and using a product. We encourage all game developers to create meta-experiences for their players.
There are three main ways of how you can design a meta-experience:
Monetizr can handle additional product details and packaging. Doing anything in game is up to you but we can help in any way we can. For example our designers prepare professional artwork for posters.
On each transaction game developer can gain additional revenue by adding their preferred margin on top of item's production costs and Monetizr fee. Here's an example -
a player buys a poster for $10. Production costs are $4 and Monetizr fee is $1. For game developer revenue would consist of sale amount minus production costs and minus Monetizr fee.
Sale Amount = Production costs + Game Developer share + Monetizr Fee
Game Developer share = Sale Amount - Production costs - Monetizr Fee
In this case Game Developer would earn $5 from each poster sold ($10 - $4 - $1 = $5).
Monetizr takes care of all the things required for you to have customized physical rewards. That includes:
product designs from scratch or use game assets and art;
Monetizr creative services are made to help busy game developers to come up with product designs and player meta-experiences. Our designers can provide you ideas of how your products might look. But if you want you can also use our product .psd template files to design them yourself.
We work to provide high quality items by sourcing them only from vetted manufacturers. We sample all products before offering them to game developers for choice. Our quality monitoring process filters out manufacturers that have player complaints or issues for more than 1% of orders shipped. Finally, we've reviewed legal and compliance aspects, shipping, and return policies, geographical restrictions. Let us know if you want to learn more.