Xsolla Announces Acquisition of Lightstream, Rainmaker and API.stream

By | October 12, 2023


Xsolla, a global video game commerce company, has announced the acquisition of Lightstream, Rainmaker, and API.stream from Videndum, the parent company. These innovative sets of tools are designed to revolutionize the landscape of content creation and distribution.

This acquisition underscores Xsolla’s recognition of the tremendous value creators bring to the gaming ecosystem and is dedicated to building and strengthening relationships with talent agencies, creators, and their audiences.

Xsolla Partner Network already serves as a one-stop solution for engaging developers and publishers and exploring new revenue and rewards opportunities. With the acquisition of Lightstream, Rainmaker, and API.stream, Xsolla will allow creators to go live within seconds via cloud streaming services, request free keys from game developers, participate in referral programs, create their branded web shops, and sell digital goods for games in Xsolla’s portfolio.

Lightstream is a cloud-based streaming studio that allows creators to produce and share live content effortlessly. By integrating Lightstream’s technology, Xsolla will enable creators to easily initiate live streams with minimal technical requirements, facilitating an efficient and user-friendly streaming experience.

The Rainmaker platform empowers creators to manage and grow their audience while maximizing revenue opportunities. Integrating Rainmaker’s tools into the Xsolla Partner Network will provide creators with a comprehensive suite of features designed to optimize audience engagement, monetization, and distribution of free keys.

API.stream stands as a remarkable team of talented engineers who have dedicated themselves to advancing the future of live-streaming production. With years of experience tackling the challenges and possibilities of live cloud-native output, API.stream has unlocked new avenues for creative expression in live streaming.

“Xsolla is committed to supporting creators and providing them with the tools they need to succeed. 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,” Chris Hewish, CEO of Xsolla, said.

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