In January 2012 Bigpoint, an online game leader, surpassed 250 million registered players for its free-to-play (F2P), browser-based online games, attracting over 250,000 new players to its key titles every day.
The online video game company recently also opened regional offices in the English and French capitals, to help focus on expanding the sales network, in order to promote Bigpoint’s portfolio, which currently consists of approximately 70 games.
This week it has been announced that Bigpoint and Mazooma, a next generation payment solution provider for online commerce, have made an agreement that will enable its players in the United States to use Mazooma’s instant online bank transfer service to purchase virtual credits for popular online games.
“We are thrilled to partner with an industry leader like Bigpoint,” said Wilson Lee, president of Mazooma. “Our online bank transfer solution was designed to fill a void in the U.S. market for companies like Bigpoint, and is a cost-effective micropayment processing alternative to credit cards.”
Mazooma’s services will be integrated into Bigpoint’s payment system, where users can choose Mazooma’s “Pay with Online Banking” option to complete their purchase, without having to enter their credit card information. Mazooma’s payment platform is available to Bigpoint users through their smartphones, tablets and laptops.
“The use of online bank transfers is pervasive in Europe, where we are headquartered, so we are pleased with the opportunity to partner with Mazooma to offer a similar option in the U.S. market,” said Linus Menden, SVP of Finance for Bigpoint. “Mazooma is the only vendor in the U.S. that offers real-time bank transfers, which allows us to continue delivering the best online experience to our community,” added Menden.
Mazooma’s payment network supports 15 of the largest U.S. banks and provides merchants with broad consumer access to over 55 million American households that actively use online banking.
Reported by Maggie B.