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SkillPod Casual Games Platform - Publisher Presentation


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A detailed presentation highlighting the various features available across the SkillPod Media casual games platform for online, mobile and Facebook.

A detailed presentation highlighting the various features available across the SkillPod Media casual games platform for online, mobile and Facebook.

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  • 1. About SkillPod Media• SkillPod Media’s primary focus is the provision of world class online and mobile casual games platforms and related services• Focus on enabling global customers to provide sophisticated mobile and online gaming environments to consumers• Complete outsourced solution with mature technology, 7 years in the making• Little to no tech skills required by customers / reduced barrier and technical costs for customers• Provides customers with a turnkey casual games solution with direct & immediate revenue generation• Expert knowledge to leverage online media (16 years)• Used by top publishers incl. RTL Group, Media 24, DSTV• Clients in: SA, NL, BE, Lux, UK, USA, Turkey, UAE, Croatia
  • 2. Technology• Able to offer publishers turnkey solutions: – Online full featured gaming platform. – Mobile full featured gaming platform. – Social media integration – Facebook & Twitter. – App stores – Apple, Android and Symbian. – Comprehensive catalogue of game titles.• Modular approach to content formatting & delivery.• Platform and Games can be fully translated.• Built on highly scalable, customisable technologies (LAMP)• Multiple API’s available to 3rd party game developers.• Skilled team of passionate individuals.
  • 3. RDF - Online PlatformFeatures:• Full game selection & control Publishers: • Select from custom themes• Set featured content • Create unique templates• Facebook Connect & OpenID • Logo and header backgrounds• Friends management • Shuffle Content• Score logging + leaderboards • Translate site content• Challenge friends • Quick deployment• Tournaments platform • Custom domain name• Player profile pages: • % of revenue • Fav games • Top scores • Friends Users: • Pod transactions • Select from pre-defined site templates • Social media features • Create own custom template• Game info pages • Select backgrounds from library• Virtual Currency – Pods • Import own backgrounds• Rate games & players • Set background properties• Avatar creation tool • Shuffle certain content items• Integrated chat• Create custom games
  • 4. Facebook Platform – Key Features• Virtual Currency (Pods) Engine• Avatar Builder• Featured games and tournaments• High score boards + Twitter posts• Post Game Screens• Game Challenges• Tournaments and Prize Engine• Most Popular Games, Top Players, Most Active• Friends & Messaging• Post scores to Users Wall• Detailed Player Profile Pages• Live Tournament Leaderboards• Surveys for Advertisers• Player Grading• Game and Player Management• Extensive Reporting• Full translation of site elements
  • 5. Mobile Platform – Key Features • Player Access Control Features, time based free play, then subscribe • Download Games • Player registration engine, incl. Facebook Connect • Featured games and tournaments • High score boards & Tournament leader boards • Game Ratings • Game search engine • How to play guides • Refer a friend • Integrated Chat • Player support contact form • Game challenge • Tournaments engine • Most popular games listings • Search engine friendly content structure • Community elements: • Build friends lists, Messaging, Invite Facebook friends • Challenge friends for Pods • Detailed player profile pages - public and private • Surveys for advertisers • Payment provider integration – Zong, Integrat, PayPal + local providers • Extensive Backoffice Tools: • Player and game statistics • Game and player management • Tournament management • Promotions management – banners and surveys • Reporting including:Showcase: • game activity, player activity, demographics, revenue, tournaments, challenges, referrals, handsets, etc
  • 6. Pivatar• Select Gender• Build custom avatar, multiple features• Full customisation for skin tones• Full colour customisation for each clothing object• Full colour customisation of body features• Free items, paid for items and sponsored items• Full integration into Pods platform• Pod top-up purchases• Set Moods & poses• Pimp with fashion objects• Select from themes• Change Status, updates to Facebook & Twitter• Interactive Backgrounds, linked to users PC time• Status updates from sidebar widget• Mobile version• Objects selectable by publisher site• Use Avatar on Facebook and other sites• Sponsorship opportunity for advertisers / brands• Extensive reporting
  • 7. Power-ups - Purchase• Custom Power-ups per game, user selects Power-ups, purchase from Pods balance• If insufficient Pods users can buy Pods or get Free Pods by taking up marketing offers• Power-ups are immediately available in the game and stored if not used during that game session• Publishers earn % of the revenue from Pod purchases• Payment providers, incl. PayPal, Moneybookers and other local providers• Free Pod providers, incl. Blvd Media, Trial Pay and Sponsor Pay
  • 8. Power-ups - Use• Power-ups are game specific – currently available in 40 games, across multiple genres• Games have between 2 and 4 Power-ups that users can purchase• A Power-up console is available, shows purchased Power-ups + info• Power-up icons are displayed within the game console, once Power-ups have been enabled• In some instances Power-ups are reset and can be used in each level of the game• New games will be added on a weekly basis• The Power-ups will be integrated into the Custom Games = 1,000’s games with micro payments
  • 9. Game Customisation• Currently 20 titles available, new titles added monthly• User Games Categorised• Ability to name games• Add logos and products to the various game screens• Change the colour schemes (game specific)• Save games• Pay for the service with Pods• Translate games• Users custom games include the Power-up functionality• Users games will appear in their profile and in a customgames category
  • 10. Post Game Screen• Content read, via XML, from SQL• Theme customisable• Includes following features: • Auto score logging • Ability for Guests to register • Featured Games • Special Promo Games • Sponsors links + logo • Similar Games • Players Ranking• Future features: • Info on badges • Friend info • Challenges
  • 11. Virtual Currency - Pods62% of users actively use their Pod accountsHow are Pods Used / Earned: • Registration – Earn Free Pods for Registering • Refer a Friend – Earn Pods for Friends Joining • Challenges – Earn and Use • Tournaments – Earn and Use • Logging Scores – Earn • Playing Games - Use • Pimping Avatar – Use • Customising Games - Use • Virtual Gifts - Use • Buying Power-ups in Games - Use • Buy Pods via Credit Card, Moneybookers, PayPal, etc • Buy Download Versions of Online and Mobile Games
  • 12. AdverGame Creator• Ability to name games• Add logos & product images to game screens• Change the colour schemes (game specific)• Save games, edit them up to 3 times• Payments via Paypal & Moneybookers• Translate games (future release)• Detailed Reporting• Distribution code, including: iframe, embed code,Javascript and the ability to post to Facebook andother social networks• Platform incl. a simple user registration feature• Users can log their High Scores• Top 10 scores are displayed within the game
  • 13. Casual Games CatalogueCasual Games – current games catalogue: • 700+ free play online games, incl. multi player titles • 250+ high score games • 500 Games with full source code • 35 Mobile web based high score games • 26 Symbian S60 ver 5 games • Translated games: • Afrikaans games • Dutch games • Polish games • Ukrainian games • Spanish games • Turkish games • French games • Zulu games • Other Platforms: • Mochi Games • Google Gadgets • Custom Development: • Multiple titles developed + new titles in development
  • 14. Market Overview• Total game devices to exceed 4b by 2012.• 2009 research showed 220m+ casual gamers• 56m people in US play online games• 41% of online gamers are full-time workers• 95% play 2 – 3 times per week• Demographics: 60% Females, aged 25 to 55• Micro-payments = $1.6b during 2010 in USA• Our Market: • Online publishers – large or small (20k+ users) • Traditional publishers, female publications • Self service = tech savvy publishers • English & no-English countries
  • 15. Product Pipeline• Expand platform to include: – Matching = Friends + Games + Activity – Rewards & Recognition = Badges & Grading – Social Interaction = across Services / Modules – Refine Micro Payments platform + increase reach• Completion of Self Service Wizard + Development of plugins for: Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, etc• Develop Enhanced Multi Player Lobby, include Pivatar + Social Interaction + Who’s Online• Refine AdverGameCreator + add additional high end titles• Include Additional User Interaction = Comments, Bug Report, etc• Pivatar: – Save multiple versions – 3D modelling, with gestures• Expand Facebook platform to include single game deployment + FB Coins• Complete mobile “skilled based” gaming platform