Rec Room is a free-to-play, immersive game with over 30 million active users worldwide. They describe themselves as "the social app you play like a video game" that cross-plays on all devices, from phones to consoles to VR. Users can connect with friends from around the world to build and play games together, chat, hang out, and explore Rec Room original content along with player-created rooms. Time Magazine has listed them as one of the most influential companies of 2022, and they're #6 on Fast Company's list of Most Innovative Companies in Gaming!
Rec Room was looking for a quick and easy integration into their home-grown commerce platform that would help them monetize their free-to-download game and scale for rapid international growth. They wanted to enable players to purchase in-game tokens, using local currency, which can then be used to purchase content within the game. The company also wanted a solution that would eliminate the complexity and risk of international taxes and compliance so they could focus on building their brand.
Digital River Solution Detail:
Rec Room is integrating Digital River’s merchant of record solution, Global Seller Services, using the Digital River API and low-code checkout components integration. Digital River takes on the financial and legal responsibilities of selling internationally, including multi-currency management, local payment methods, multi-acquirer payment processing, fraud prevention, tax management, regulatory compliance, and financial reconciliation.
Why Digital River:
Rec Room chose Digital River for its global scale, ability to handle large traffic spikes and in-app purchases, an easy low-code integration option, and expertise in managing localized checkout experiences, fraud, taxes, and compliance. Ultimately, trust was a big factor in choosing their partner and Digital River succeeded by demonstrating global expertise and integrity.
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