Xsolla Acquires Videndum’s Game Toolkits, Lightstream Rainmaker and Api.Stream
Xsolla, the global video game commerce company Xsolla, has acquired Lightstream, Rainmaker, and API.stream from their parent company, Videndum. According to Xsolla, the purpose of acquiring these advanced toolkits is to revolutionise the ecosystem of content production and delivery.
With the purchase of Lightstream, Rainmaker, and API.stream, Xsolla is able to provide creators with instant live streaming capabilities via cloud-based streaming services, free keys from game developers, referral programmes, custom web shops, and the ability to sell digital goods for games in the Xsolla catalogue.
Unpackaging Xsolla’s new tools
Lightstream is a streaming studio in the cloud that simplifies the creation and distribution of live content. Lightstream’s technology will be integrated into Xsolla, making it possible for creators to start live streams with minimal technical requirements and user-friendliness.
Xsolla has assured Lightstream’s current users that the acquisition will not affect the ongoing partnerships between the service and Microsoft, Xbox, Twitch, and Steelseries. The goal of the acquisition is to improve service quality and offer more tools and options to users.
The Rainmaker platform gives content makers the tools they need to build an interactive fan base and increase their earnings. By incorporating Rainmaker’s suite of products into the Xsolla Partner Network, content creators will have access to a powerful set of tools that can help them boost audience engagement, increase revenue, and give incentives.
API.stream brings together a team of brilliant developers who are committed to enhancing the development of live-streaming technology. It has unlocked new ways of expressing one’s creativity in live streaming by addressing the difficulties and opening up the possibilities of live cloud-native output.
Xsolla CEO Chris Hewish said, “The acquisition of Lightstream, Rainmaker, and API.stream reinforces our dedication to delivering extra value to the gaming community and making the Xsolla Partner Network an all-encompassing solution for developers, publishers, creators, and their audiences.”
Xsolla Partner Network is already a one-stop shop for attracting and retaining developers and publishers, as well as discovering new avenues for earning and earning rewards. With this purchase, Xsolla has demonstrated that it values the contributions creators make to the gaming industry and is committed to strengthening linkages between talent agencies, creators, and fans.