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  1. What do you think about this guys? http://pspcore.ismachine.net/im/sandbox.jsf   I touched them. As I understand they concentrated in payment business, but could give me what I am looking for very cheap citing it with simplness of setup process.   Thanks!
  2. 2jbadams Thanks. But how I understood from their answer they cannot help me in my own in-game currency issuing(
  3. 2CasualKit What you can tell me about virtual currency issuing? And what payment gateways I can use? For example we should have server in South America, so could we plug-in their local payment systems?
  4. Ok, guys. Do you have somethink interesting for me about this stuff? I am deep in coding and endless meetings... I think time is running faster and faster... my brain gonna burn. But I still thinking about e-money and dont stop to shake a tree to find explanatory answer)
  5. 2Hodgman Its a little bit difficult to understand their services from site, what specifically they offer to you? Thanks
  6. For clarity, I need smt like that but in e-money direction) http://www.crytek.com/news/crytek-announces-its-cryengine-as-a-service-program-for-990-usd-per-month http://www.joystiq.com/2014/03/19/unreal-engine-4-available-for-all-in-new-subscription-model/
  7. So, guys. We still have no particular result). I unequivocally reject the idea develop this by ourselves, because it really would be nothing more than time and money wasting. I see only one simple way - implement ready system. Guys, who can just advice agregating platform for money input-output and circulation inside the game? Thanks for your answers!
  8. Thanks a lot for your answers, guys!
  9. Little elaboration - input of the real cash is just first part. Player must have ability to buy items in game-SHOPs and from another player, also players should be able to transfer money among each other. So we want to build advanced Virtual Economy system)
  10. Ok, thanks. But maybe it is possible to realize it by own efforts? Did you ever faced similar task? How much time and money we will waste?
  11. We want to implement some system which will give ability to input real cash in game and convert it in game-currency (gold or smth like that) and buy staff with it. Maybe you could recommend "ready" desicions? Thank you a lot!
  12. [background=#000000]Hi guys! Need some help for my indie-project. We wanna implement virtual currency in our game, so could you tell me any platforms for VC issuing? And your experience with it?[/background]