Alibaba Group launched its mobile game platform on Wednesday, news portal 163.com reported, citing Liu Chunning, chief of the group’s digital entertainment department. Liu was quoted as saying at game summit that Alibaba will provide completely free services for single-player stand-alone games on the platform for the first year. Revenue from jointly operated games will be split in the ratio of 70 percent for the game developer and 20 percent to Alibaba while the remaining 10 percent will go as donation to a rural education fund. At present, internet giant Tencent Holdings’ (00700.HK) joint-operation game platform offers only 10 percent revenue share to game developers.
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