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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 "publish" an Android game without Google Play?

Android is an open platform, so you are free to exchange APKs by other means—for instance by email. The Android Development Center discusses this. The caveat: App installation from non-marketplace ...
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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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Is it legal to sell or monetize games created with the Unity 3D free edition?

From the Unity FAQ: Can we sell games and make money with the free version of Unity? Yes you can create and sell a game with the free version of Unity, without paying royalties or any ...
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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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Programatically find out which app store install came from?

I'm going to assume you're writing in Java as you're writing for Android, but if you're not you can look up methods in your language of choice to get the same sort of result. Since Java has no built ...
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How can I "publish" an Android game without Google Play?

Yes there are other platform where you can publish your game and they have huge market there. Amazon App Store Samsung Galaxy Apps
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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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What organic traffic can I expect from publishing on Google Play, without other marketing?

Just throwing an app into an app store (however it is called on your platform) and waiting for people to download it is not enough to have a game take off. The usual user behavior is to either listen ...
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Marketing my mobile game

A great way to get some cheap advertisement for your game out there, is to go out and buy a nice, large bell. The initial investment might set you back about $20, but it will keep you out of having ...
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How can I "publish" an Android game without Google Play?

Apart from the usual communication methods (such as email, and just downloading it from a website) there are places you can upload an APK (like an alternate store. For example, Aptoide). Naturally, ...
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'Resetting' Google Play Games Services so app forgets it previously connected (so it shows confirmation screen again)

Follow these steps to "deauthorize" an app with G+ sign-in: Open the Google Settings app on your device. Next select the ...
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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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How can I remove scores or ban users from Google Play leaderboards?

You can use the Google REST API gamesManagement.players.hide to hide a player from your applications leaderboard.
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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'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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What's the "appLinkUrl" parameter in the "AppInvite" method for?

In simple words, it is modified url to redirect user to your app via facebook app invite. For example if you have created Android Facebook app you want to use facebook app invite through your game, ...
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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 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?

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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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 you check your users' unlocked achievements (Google Play Game Services)?

Callback approach Apart from some small errors in the accepted answer I prefer the callback approach to get the results so we don't have to perform all of this in the background. To simplify ...
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How can you check your users' unlocked achievements (Google Play Game Services)?

The Google Play Games service actually provides an API for doing just that. I have provided an example for querying the state of all achievements in this answer on SO - but I will provide that ...
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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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