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Anzu’s award-winning solution, which enables developers to monetize their titles with non-disruptive in-game ads, has become verified by Unity
Today, Anzu has become the first in-game advertising company to join Unity’s Verified Solutions Partner Program. Being a Verified Solutions Partner means that Unity’s Verified Solutions Partner team has tested and verified that the Anzu SDK for Unity is optimized for the latest version of the Unity editor, providing a seamless experience for Unity developers.
Verified Solutions Partners highlight best-in-class products and services that serve to deliver direct value to Unity developers across industries and applications. From third-party SDKs, plugins, editor applications, cloud services, and more, these solutions are verified to comply with Unity’s latest releases.
Anzu’s award-winning in-game advertising solution which is trusted by publishers worldwide, allows developers to open their games up to in-game ads that sit on 3D objects like buildings, billboards, and banners. Advertisers can then programmatically run their ad campaigns within the games, providing developers with a consistent and reliable revenue stream that doesn’t interrupt the gaming experience.
Anzu’s Co-Founder and CPO, Ben Fenster, said: “We are very excited to be the first in-game advertising company recognized by Unity as a verified solutions partner. This move will bring our technology to even more developers, who are increasingly looking for a reliable and non-disruptive solution to help them monetize their games. Many Unity titles, including Axis Football, World Cricket Championship 2, Ultimate Car Driving Simulator, and Slapshot: Rebound, have already integrated Anzu’s SDK and are benefiting from our churn-friendly, non-clickable, and non-disruptive ads that keep players in the game, our easy drag-and-drop integration, the high fill rate of OpenRTB coupled with high CPMs of direct deals with name brands, and full inventory control over the content, data, pricing, ad formats, frequency, and ad density.”
Axis Games, a Unity developer who has been working with Anzu’s in-game advertising solution within their hit title Axis Football said: “We were looking for a way to liven up our stadiums and add a better sense of immersion so dynamic ads that provide additional revenue were a perfect fit. The revenue we’ve seen from them is roughly equivalent to our revenue from game sales on a single platform, and it continues to grow significantly. Compared to the previous year, our revenue for December from in-game advertising increased by 775%!”
With gamers more open to in-game advertising, it has become a reliable and effective way for developers to monetize their titles for the first time or as an additional monetization solution that works alongside other methods and respects the gaming experience. A recent research study by Anzu on UK and US gamers found that seven in ten gamers are positive or neutral towards in-game advertising if it’s done right, and two-thirds of gamers said they welcome marketing investment into gaming.