Robot Cache, Brian Fargo’s blockchain-based game distribution platform, has announced even more partnered publishers ahead of its early access period alongside a "partner portal" for developers to register for the platform. Furthermore, these partners will bring over 700 games to Robot Cache upon launch.
Joining publishers like 505 Games, Paradox Interactive, and THQ Nordic, this updated lists contains powerhouses such as Devolver Digital Inc. and IMGN.PRO. The full list of new publishers:
- 1C Publishing
- Bigben Interactive
- Ci Games S.A.
- Devolver Digital Inc.
- Hyperkinetic Studios
- Playdius Games/Plug In Digital
- Revival Productions
- Running with Scissors
- 505 Games
- Anuman Interactive SA
- Entrada Interactive
- Forthright Entertainment
- inXile Entertainment
- Maximum Games
- Modus Games
- Paradox Interactive
- THQ Nordic
- Versus Evil
“These creators are bringing more than 700 great games to the platform at launch next year. Their support means that we will be able to give gamers the largest launch library in the history of video games with even more to be announced soon. And today any developer or publisher from around the world can submit games for approval with an easy to use self-service portal.”Thanks to blockchain technology, Robot Cache will enable publishers to take up to 95 percent of each sale. This was an extremely high number during the announcement of Robot Cache, Epic Games recently announced their storefront featured an 88/12 split in favor of the developers making it appear less outlandish.
Interestingly, Steam has recently altered their split policy to compete. Right now, games will sit at the usual 70/30 split until reaching $10 million in profit, in which developers will then get 75 percent of sales. Finally, once a game hits $50 million in profit, that split will rise to 80/20 in favor of the game maker.
Other promised features of the store include users having the ability to trade around purchased games, developers have more control over their storefronts, and the platform even has its own digital currency in the form of IRON.
In addition to the publisher count, Robot Cache revealed the launch of their Partner Portal. This creator-focused segment streamlines the partnership process, allowing game makers to “register their company, upload games, provide marketing assets and manage sales and reporting through robust analytics tools.” Interested parties can view the platform in detail here.
“Whether you are a single person indie or a massive publisher, we have created the Partner Portal to provide you with a simple step-by-step process to participate in the Robot Cache platform,” asserts Jacobson. Another goal is for the team to build a “healthy ecosystem” in which game creators can maximize their profits. As a result, marketing, analytics, and all other vital information will be available in an easily accessible format to ensure success.
Earlier this year, Robot Cache announced a partnership with the Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX) Token. This asset enables users to create their own storefronts on the platform. Here, creators can make a living off of virtual goods such as weapon skins.
In contrast, Equiti Games is creating its own blockchain-based game distribution platform which you can read about here. Another competitor, Ultra, is also making waves in the blockchain-based gaming space.