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Do I need an Indie Studio Name?

The name is the centre focus of your entire brand, so it's something to think over carefully before you publish your first product. Using your real name can show that personable touch you apply to ...
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Do I need an Indie Studio Name?

Use your real name, or a nickname, because you're not a studio right now. Players have higher expectations if it looks like the game is written by a studio, and are less forgiving of rough edges. ...
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How can I change the Google Play Console language?

From the Google Support Page: The Admin console uses the same language you choose in your Account settings. So to change the language you have to change your language in account settings. To do ...
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How can I change the Google Play Console language?

In the url change hl=ru to hl=en.
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Unable to rollout release to alpha in Google Play Console

You are required to supply information in the sections marked with a grey checkmark (now a grey triangle with exclamation mark), in all required fields (marked with a blue asterisk). This includes, ...
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For Google Play, what kinds documentation can I provide to prove I have permission to use a third party's music in my game?

Ideally you should have some manner of legally binding contract between you and your artist & I would expect that would satisfy their documentation requirements. As a somewhat related topic, you ...
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How do I create a closed beta on Google Play?

Sign in to your Google Play Developer Console. Select an app. On the left menu, select APK > Beta testing. If you see Choose a testing method, select the drop-down arrow. Select Set up Closed Beta ...
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Do I need an Indie Studio Name?

Well having your own name as the sole developer should only be used if you are the only one who made the game. If an artist or writer were used then you should use a studio name because that means ...
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How can I change the Google Play Console language?

Nowadays, i could not see language prefs on Google Play Console. Instead of Play Console, you can change language via Google Account. After you click on it, Click Data & personalization, Scroll ...
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Is attribution sufficient for CC BY-SA 3.0-licenced music in a commercial mobile game?

The text of the licence states: Share Alike—If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same, similar or a compatible license. and in more ...
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Do Google Play and the Apple App Store allow symbols such as square brackets app names?

It seems fairly obvious that exclamation marks, brackets and square brackets are legal characters in application names, on both the Google Play Store and Apple iTunes Store. We find evidence of this ...
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How to handle a Google Play game's privacy policy

Before you read this, I'm not a lawyer. As far as I understand, the "Designed for Children" refers to apps that primarily target children, like educational apps, or cartoon-games. They do not affect ...
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What is the revenue split between me and Google in the Play store?

what i got from here https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/112622?hl=en , 0.50 * 70% = 0.35 $ or 35 cents
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How to get Google Play to suggest my app?

Google won't release the exact algorithm used for getting featured or getting listed on the store front, probably because they want to minimize the amount people try game the system. Having said that ...
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How can I change the Google Play Console language?

You can do this by changing URL only. As it is a client account, I don't want to mess things up for him by changing whole account language so I only add parameter ...
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Mobile Game: Google Play no supported dev country and capitalization alternatives (no policies violation or suspicious behavior)?

If your country is marked red crossed in merchant account then you are not allowed to do any kind of direct bank transaction. Example: In-app purchase of any kind, sell premium app, Ad remove purchase ...
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What's the "appLinkUrl" parameter in the "AppInvite" method for?

It is NOT play store link or your web page link. It is a link to specially setup page that must response with applink format, see an example in App invite documentation. Looks like this: ...
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My game got stolen, what do I do?

The same thing has happened to me in the past. Here are a few things I learnt from it. Remember if they distribute your game it's not ideal, however you primarily lose out on ratings and publicity on ...
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How can I remove scores or ban users from Google Play leaderboards?

For future strugglers as this is not well documented. You can hide players by adding a web application in your Google Play Console and using the OAuth Playground, to execute the REST APIs Scores: list ...
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Google on different versions of games

It is not forbidden by Google play. I have published several games using the same game engine. They don't have a problem with it. In fact, the game engine is one I modified from a book and I know that ...
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About making game development account for publishing Android-related games?

Steam is a lot more strict, than something like the play store. You either need a publisher, who has a contract with Valve or you need to submit you game to Steam Direct, which costs you $500 dollars, ...
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Can I use Marvel characters in games?

No, you can not include Marvel and DC characters in your game1. Yes, Marvel and DC both copyright their characters. No, you can not copy them without extreme risk of gross legal repercussions, and Yes,...
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How to un-publish a game with minimum impact?

You're admitting there is really no way for you to provide the support you want, so I think the solution is simply that you shut down the game, and you shut down your business. It didn't work out, ...
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Android Unity black screen on game start up

The problem was caused by it being a development build with script debugging, a normal build works as expected.
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Can I publish the games I learnt from tutorials and modified as per my style of game-play?

I am not a lawyer. This is a layman interpretation of copyright law which might be wrong. Also keep in mind that copyright laws might be slightly different in different parts of the world. When you ...
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New game shows up as an update instead of a release

I assume that while you were developing the game, you had a version of it installed in your device. Development versions of apps are able to be installed on devices without much checking. When you ...
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How can I defy competing games who are forcing their users to write 5 star reviews?

Stop relying on store ranking systems to drive users to your game. The google play store is broken in several ways. Use other channels to promote your game and send them directly to your store page. ...
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can you release a game made by unity free on google play store

It's all on the website. If your company currently makes more than $100k in annual gross revenues or has raised funds in excess of $100k, you are not permitted to use Unity Personal, for ...
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Google Play exclude devices

You can use the Android Manifest device compatibility properties to specify required device features like minimum screen size/density, memory/graphics specs, network/touchscreen/accelerator ...
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