Glu adds games gifts to Eternity Warriors 3 to driver player engagement

Background

Found in 2001, Glu Mobile is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices.

The company makes extensive use of Google Play games services across its portfolio: in Eternity Warriors 3 this includes sign-in, leaderboards, achievements, and multiplayer games features.

What they did

To help drive installs and player engagement, Glu added games gifts to Eternity Warriors 3. They made this new feature accessible from the home screen, providing it exposure by grouping it with similar “freebies” options. In addition, so not to interrupt the in-game experience, they implemented an automatic transition back to the gifting screen after sending requests.

To promote the addition of games gifts Glu:

  • sent push notifications to users telling them about the gifting feature.
  • showed a full screen in-game screen promoting the gifting feature.
  • ran promos during promo events.

Glu went a step further by integrating friends invites into the gifts UI, with the option easily accessible in the Gifting screen.

Results

Gifting options are clearly displayed

Glu found that the gifting feature has a very high response rate and the gift requests’ fulfillment rate doubled within 30 days of the feature’s launch. Also these rates continued to increase over time among Eternity Warriors 3 players.

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