AAPL Stock: 110.38 ( + 0.8 )

Printed from

Samsung teams with Electronic Arts to boost game catalog

updated 04:10 pm EST, Wed February 6, 2013

Mobile game publisher Chillingo launching '100% indie' program

In an unusual move for Samsung, it has teamed up with Electronic Arts in an effort to lure developers to the Korean company's app store, offering strong financial incentives to expand its library of games. EA's mobile division Chillingo will lead the "100 percent indie" initiative, and offer its developers 100 percent of a game's revenue for six months.

The program launches March 4, and is designed to increase the quirkier indie developers' games along with more mainstream games like Angry Birds. The program isn't exclusive, so developers can release titles on other stores as well or bring existing titles to the Samsung app store.

After six months, Samsung will take 10 percent of a game's revenue. After a year, Samsung's cut rises to 20 percent. Only after the third year, does the cut paid to the phone manufacturer equal what Apple takes from day one of release.

Joe Wee, co-founder of Chillingo said that "Samsung is selling more phones than ever and content and hardware," and adds that apps "always go hand in hand" with a phone. The initiative is designed to raise developer awareness of Samsung's App store, which is separate from Google Play.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Polk Hinge Wireless headphones

Polk, a company well-established in the audio market, recently released a new set of headphones aimed at the lifestyle market. The Hin ...

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...


Most Commented