Web 3.0 self-publishing service for game developers launches

ECD Systems today announced at the Game Developers Conference that the Revolution Games Network has signed dozens of developers from all around the world. RGNgames.com is the industry’s first self-publishing gaming portal and social networking community for game developers and avid gamers. Game developers are invited to join the Revolution Games Network, now in beta testing, which will provide an online, interactive community through which they can develop, share, market and distribute their games.

RGNgames.com developer services will help participants take more control over the business side of game development while enabling them to produce better games. Self-publishing capabilities, which are powered by ECD Systems’ FairShare technology, create a unique, multi-stream revenue sharing business model for developers that encompasses game sales, advertising, merchandising and distribution. As a result, developers are able to leverage the comprehensive marketing services to help them build game franchises, reach a broader audience, sell more games and maximize revenue.

RGNgames.com will allow independent developers to expand their reach to PC gamers, by far the largest audience of any gaming platform. By targeting PC gamers as opposed to gamers using proprietary consoles or mobile gaming platforms, developers are able to cultivate broader audiences with unprecedented reach and ROI possibilities. According to the recent Game Market Forecast report from DFC Intelligence, the personal computer was the number one platform for games in 2007 with online PC game revenue alone surpassing $7 billion.

In addition to increased reach and ROI opportunities, RGNgames.com provides several unique developer services, including:

Fun Tuning capabilities, which help developers improve entertainment value with player input
Fanalysis service, which helps developers build their fan base with an official fan base
RGN Gear, a service that enables developers and artisans to sell merchandise based on their game art The RGNgames.com site was built using the FairShare, ECD Systems’ innovative technology that delivers a complete suite of services to digital content owners. ECD Systems will demo the new community at the Austin Game Developers Conference, taking place September 15-17. ECD is offering two free months of their premium developer services to any developer that signs up for game distribution during the month of September. At the Austin GDC, ECD will also raffle off a full year of their premium developer services to a developer for a game title that they sign up for distribution on RGNGames.com.

Independent game developers interested in joining the Revolution Games Network can find more information at www.rgngames.com.