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How Skillz Works

Skillz is the world’s first cash tournament SDK, designed to make gaming more fun and game development more profitable. Skillz can be integrated into almost any mobile game, enabling an added layer of tournament play which allows gamers to play their favorite games for cash and prizes.

Developers integrate Skillz into their existing games in under an hour

Gamers create a Skillz account which works across all Skillz games

Players can compete in a variety of free or cash tournaments

Developers earn revenue on every cash tournament and players can withdraw winnings at any time

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About Us

In 2012, the top 25 development studios earned more than half of all mobile revenue, while 80% of developers couldn’t make enough money to survive as businesses. Unfortunately, the numbers show that mobile ads and in-app purchases aren’t enough to support a thriving developer community.

We want to change that.

We see a world where studios of all sizes can flourish. That’s why we created Skillz, the world’s first cash tournament SDK. Skillz enables new direct revenue for game developers, while enhancing the existing monetization tools inside most mobile games. Unlike ads and offer walls which often impede the user experience, Skillz generates revenue by tapping into gamers’ fundamental desire for meaningful competition.

Skillz games currently reach more than 25 million mobile gamers. Our offices are in Boston and San Francisco, and our team comes from companies like Google, Atari, and Electronic Arts. We’ve created award-winning video games, top 20 shopping apps, and the world’s first mobile self-checkout system. We’re built, tested, and trusted by gamers.

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Location: San Francisco, CA Department: Marketing
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Location: Boston, MA Department: Marketing
Type: Full Time Experience: Mid Level

You are a rising star in the world of public relations, looking for an opportunity to be the PR ambassador and media point-person for a hot new startup. You’ve established influencer relationships with various media outlets and you know how to get stories placed. You love video games and cutting edge technology, and would love to work for a company that combines both. You epitomize versatility and are looking for an opportunity to wear many hats. You are ambitious, hungry, and smart.

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12/20/2012 – StartupBeat
Lookout Gaming is disrupting indie games by helping developers generate more revenue

A Q&A with Lookout Gaming co-founder Casey Chafkin. The Boston–based company was founded in March of 2012 and closed a $1.3 million Seed funding round in mid-November. Investors include Atlas Venture and Nextview Ventures.

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11/15/2012 – TechCrunch
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Lookout Gaming Take $1.3M Seed Round to Accelerate Indie Game Revenues

Boston-based startup Lookout Gaming has drawn attention to the city’s often-overlooked consumer and mobile gaming community with a $1.3 million seed round from Boston investors Atlas Venture and Nextview Ventures, as well angels, including Mark Jung, former CEO of IGN.

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Skillz Case Study

Skillz drives APRU, Engagement, and Retention in Cave Runner

By harnessing Skillz, 3D Cave Runner offered a way for gamers to play for keeps. Its developers discovered a new way to monetize their game which enhanced existing revenue streams and delivered superlative engagement.
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Developers & Publishers

Have a mobile game? Discover how Skillz dramatically improves ARPU, drives downloads and boosts player engagement. As a fully managed service, Skillz takes less than an hour to integrate and is completely free for you. We handle all the intricacies of managing tournaments so you can focus on doing what you love: building great games.

Here’s what Skillz can do for you:

  • Deliver direct revenue that is incremental and complementary to other revenue streams like ads and in-app purchases
  • Enable turnkey multiplayer functionality encouraging users to invite their friends
  • Drive DAU retention, longer sessions, and enhanced app discovery
  • Promote the sale of virtual goods through “expert” tournaments

Skillz provides end-to-end service:

  • Tournament creation, management and payouts
  • Integrated solution for player cheating and fraud
  • Developer support and system service
  • Gamer account creation and management
  • Gamer customer support

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63 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215