Game distribution via Launcher

How It Works

Xsolla Launcher supports the following ways of game distribution:

Who Can Use It

  • Partners with free-to-play games who have Launcher integrated.
  • Partners with premium games who have integrated Launcher and Store with the Game Keys module.

How to Get It

Configuration depends on the way of game distribution you choose.

Free-to-play Games

By default, you can distribute free-to-play games without any additional integration. Select a project in Publisher Account and make sure the Quick-buy and Activation of game keys for specific projects modules in Launcher settings are disabled.

Premium Games with Automatic Key Activation

The setup is performed in Publisher Account.

  1. In Store settings, create a game keys package for DRM Free and enable the Activation of DRM Free keys module. To disable webhooks, please contact your Account Manager.
  2. Enable the Quick-buy module in Launcher settings.
  3. Enter action_open_key_auto_redeem:{SKU} in Store URL, where {SKU} is a SKU of the game keys package.

Info: For this particular way of game distribution, you can create a Sell game banner.

Premium Games with Manual Key Activation

The setup is performed in Publisher Account.

  1. In Store settings, create a game keys package for DRM Free and enable the Activation of DRM Free keys module. To disable webhooks, please contact your Account Manager.
  2. Request game keys on the Keys tab. The game keys will be sent to the email you specified upon registration.
  3. Send game keys to the users.
  4. In Launcher settings, enable the Activation of game keys for specific projects module and select the projects for which manual key input will be available.

Premium Games with Automatic and Manual Key Activation

If you sell your game not only in Launcher, but also via a website or distribute free keys for the game promotion, you can use a combination of the two distribution ways.

Configure several game keys packages: with automatic and manual activation. A user will see two buttons for one game in Launcher: Buy and Activate.