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G2A Extends Keyblocking Tool Signup Deadline

The G2A Website has an update on their proposal to develop a tool to help developer block game keys (thanks GamesIndustry.biz). This was a response to complaint about illegally obtained keys being sold through the service, and they said they wanted at least 100 developers to express interest in such a tool before they underwent the time and expense to create it. They initially set an August 15th deadline for such notifications, but now say they are extending this cutoff until the end of this month, as only 19 companies have signed on so far. On a related note, Charlie Cleveland tweets that he figures G2A now owes Unknown Worlds $300K based on G2A's promise to refund developers 10X the credit card chargebacks developers have lost due to G2A key sales. Here's G2A's new update:
You may remember our last post where we offered creating a key blocker to help developers blacklist review and giveaway keys on G2A Marketplace.

Creating such a tool is going to be time-consuming and expensive for us. This is why it would be great if at least 100 developers signed up – we just want to make sure that our key blocker is going to be used by many.

19 developers have signed up so far. Here’s their list:

  • Beer Money Games,
  • Bossa Studios,
  • CCP Games,
  • Crimson Leaf LLC,
  • Deep Silver,
  • Dirty Beast Games,
  • Dynart,
  • Electrocosmos,
  • Farom Studio,
  • Fox Byte Games,
  • Hound Picked Games,
  • MetalBear,
  • Modoka Studios Entertainment,
  • Moonlight Mouse,
  • NYAARGH,
  • SimaGames,
  • Squidpunch Studios,
  • Tate Mutimedia,
  • Troglobytes Games.

Kudos to them!

We want to encourage more developers to join the cause, so we’re extending the deadline to the end of August 2019. This is also due to Gamescom coming up. We’ll get a chance to talk to many video game devs during the event and find out how we can help them more.

If you’re a developer and like our idea, don’t hesitate and sign up now!