Originally Posted by PopNationOnline
Hi, I've been reading about releasing games in China and so far I am not really sure how to do it. I know there are dozens of app stores other than google play and the app store. Putting the game there won't be a big problem I guess, but the in-game purchases will have to go through the google and apple accounts of the users. Now that I do not know if will be an issue for Chinese players. How do Chinese players pay for games? Do they use credit cards?
Also there is localization which I will do my best to get at least in mandarin and spanish.
If not, the single-player will be free anyway (albeit with ads), while the multiplayer will get a candy-crush style system of hearts you lose for a loss and you have to buy in order to play more.
Releasing game in China is tricky but not impossible.
First you must decide how you are going to make money.
If you go with the mobile ads route, then just find company that has an SDK that provides ads.
If you want in-app purchase, you just need to find a Chinese payment SDK that takes Chinese payment methods.
Google play is not supported well in China so you will have to find a different submission service that takes your APK and send it to all top stores in China.
My favorite is appigniter.com
They have payment and mobile ads SDK. And pays you through your paypal account.
There are others like
All interesting choices but not sure how good they work.