Project Creation and Project Types

Adding a Game

Developers that receive admin approval can create projects using the developer area. Click the Add Game button, then enter the project's key details. Please pay particular attention to the game type drop-down menu. You can't change this field once the project has been created.

Game Types

Free-to-Play

Browser-based or client-based free-to-play games. For a client-based game, the developer uploads the game distribution package to the Mail.ru servers. Browser games that run in an iFrame go on the games.mail.ru webpage. A browser game can have a client application, but this is not necessary. Next the developer customizes the promo page for their game. Mail.ru collects user payments and transfers the developers their revenue share.

Pay-to-Play

These are games for the https://games.mail.ru/play/download/ store. The developer uploads their game distribution package to the Mail.ru servers, sets the cost and designs the game's promo page. Mail.ru collects user payments and transfers the developers their revenue share.

After buying the game, a user can play it an unlimited number of times. DRM protection can be used at the developer’s request, binding the game to the user’s PC.

Migration from Steam

If your project has been published on Steam, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the Migration from Steam section in the Technical Information tab before creating a project in the developer area. Otherwise, leave the Steam Emulation Mode checkbox unchecked.