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PayPal Announces New Payment Solution For Digital Goods

Battle Stations among First Social Games to Use New PayPal Digital Goods Solution
for Faster, More Convenient Gaming Experience

Innovate 2010, SINGAPORE – Oct. 27, 2010 – TYLER Projects has selected PayPal’s digital goods solution for payments within its flagship game, Battle Stations. TYLER Projects is enabling more than 300,000 monthly active users of Battle Stations across more than 14 countries to be among the first to enjoy a simpler, easier payment process that streamlines the overall game experience.

Making payments via PayPal without leaving the game and in just two clicks significantly reduces the number of pages players need to navigate, and the number of steps needed to complete a purchase. Previously, players would go to a separate Ocho site to select a credit top-up value and were then redirected to PayPal’s site to sign in and pay for the top-up purchase.  With PayPal for digital goods, players stay on the site and make payments using their PayPal account or credit/debit card* without leaving the game.

“We constantly try to improve the user experience for our players, and shopping for weapons and utilities is an integral part of the world of Battle Stations,” said Leonard Lin, TYLER Projects founder and CEO. “This innovative, new in-game top-up and purchase process with PayPal will help us to create a smoother, more enjoyable and convenient playing experience for our users.”

“We’ve used PayPal for Battle Stations payments over the past two years because of the inherent security for our users’ financial information, the built-in fraud and risk management to help protect us, and the ability to accept payments from all around the world,” said Ronnie Neo, COO of TYLER Projects who set up the payment system. “This new  digital goods solution from PayPal is easy to integrate and flexible in determining the user payment flow, so that game developers like us can focus on providing a better user experience instead of getting the payment system to work.”

“PayPal’s new digital goods solution will help improve the monetization process for thousands of gaming developers like TYLER Projects who are at the exciting forefront of the digital goods revolution, especially in the Asia Pacific region which is setting the pace for the global gaming market,” said Sam Shrauger, PayPal’s vice president of global product strategy.

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