Cooperation in the online games growth market: Goodgame Studios is now a Wirecard client

Worldwide credit card acceptance, secure payment processing via tokenization

Jana Tilz
Corporate media inquiries
Jana Tilz

VP Corporate Communications & Branding

Mar 10, 2016

Wirecard has gained a new client in the rapidly growing online games market: Germany’s market leader of games software, Goodgame Studios, is to begin using Wirecard’s payment services. The Hamburg-based company exclusively sells internally developed games via its own portal as well as an extended worldwide network of partners. More than 300 million customers around the world can choose between more than ten mobile and browser games which are available in 26 languages.

Goodgame Studios will use Wirecard’s Checkout Seamless Integration. This enables the provider to seamlessly integrate the payment process, in turn allowing players to make convenient card payments for browser games wherever they may be in the world. As a fraud prevention measure, automated real-time risk management tools will run alongside each individual payment. To ensure payments are as simple as possible, Goodgame Studios uses Wirecard’s tokenization service. This enables customers to access stored payment data using what is known as a token, meaning that the customer doesn’t have to save any sensitive data themselves, instead using the certified and secured Wirecard server environment.

Bruno Sousa, Lead Payment Manager at Goodgame Studios: “Our innovative developments mean that we are in touch with the needs of our users. While creating experience worlds and enjoyment of the game are important, seamless processes such as secure and convenient payment processing are an absolute must – this applies to all gamers across all payment platforms. Wirecard really impressed us with their consultancy and implementation.”

Head of Sales Digital Goods at Wirecard, Julia Kitzinger: “The online games industry is growing rapidly and the market segment’s potential is huge. In America and Asia, the games market grows by as much as 15% - 18% per year, and Europe is catching up. Mobile devices and ever-increasing internet speeds are just two of the driving factors. For this reason, we are pleased that Goodgame Studios has chosen us as their online payment provider and that we too can profit from what this exciting growth market has to offer.”

The Wirecard Group supports online games providers with individual payment solutions. These include online payment processing of local and international payment methods, micro payments, subscription-based billing, risk management solutions, credit card acceptance (acquiring) and accompanying call centre services. Many online games platforms have already placed their trust in Wirecard’s solutions.