Despite the fact that the shell has its own play store and a paid subscription in the first place the service is perceived as a messenger. Probably, for this reason, the owners of the site decided to expand the possibilities of gaming communities that belong to developers and publishers.
The official game servers in the shell help the players to communicate with other community members and to directly contact developers. Starting today, developers can pay a small fee and get access to the channels of the shop and news channels.
News feed allows developers to place information announcements. Each user shell is the activity feed that tells him what his friends and what’s going on with the game. Now developers will get more control over the messages on this screen.
The biggest change store to a separate server. Instead of forcing customers to go to the General store, developers can sell their game directly on to your server shell. This will help the most loyal fans to easily navigate the games favorite studios, as well as easier to find microtransactions and downloadable content.
Shell argues that the changes will help the game makers to better integrate Commerce into community. In order to help more effectively to track activity of gamers, the service also decided to give developers access to a more robust set of Analytics tools – some of them are already available.
In addition, the staff of Discord created a number of tools designed to make development even easier. Getting access to the shell Game SDK, developers will be able to use the new features, covering a wide range of applications – from cloud storage, and voice chat to networking and lobby.
Find out the details in the official blog of the shell.