The Unity Distribution Portal helps developers launch Android games on alternative app stores
While the Google Play Store is the biggest mobile game market on Android, there are several other third-party app stores where developers can publish their games. By publishing their games on these third-party app stores, developers can multiply their revenue manyfold but every app store has its own set of requirements, and publishing on multiple platforms could prove to be a daunting task for developers with small teams. This is where the Unity Distribution Portal comes in.
In case you’re an Android game developer, the Unity Distribution Portal (UDP) can help you easily publish your games on alternative app stores with just one build managed from a single dashboard. UDP is capable of automatically creating builds with all required SDKs in the background for each alternative app store, which can help you save a substantial amount of time while publishing to multiple app stores. The portal is designed in a way that even a solo developer can use it to share their game on several app distribution platforms.
To get started, all you need to do is create a developer’s account on each target app store where you want to publish your game. Then you can create a listing for your game, add the screenshots/description, and add your game binary. UDP will then create store-specific builds for your game and help you push them to each individual store. You get the option to choose which app stores you wish to publish on and the best part is that it’s completely free to use. In case you have any further queries, you can check out the tutorial linked above to start distributing your games with UDP.
UDP works closely with several app stores, including Samsung Galaxy Store, Huawei AppGallery, Xiaomi GetApps, QooApp, Uptodown, SHAREit, ONE store, TPAY Mobile, and more to help you easily distribute your games on multiple platforms. The portal can help you reach users in 188 countries and it keeps adding support for new stores to expand your reach even further. Over 400 Android game development studios already use UDP to boost their sales and you can now join this list by following the link below. You can learn about all the participant stores by following this link and if you have any feedback, you can submit it on the UDP forum.