Video Game Porting Becomes More Accessible To Indie Developers
Worry not about porting your game to other platforms. We’ve got you covered! Our team will:
- Evaluate your game’s codePrepare,
- Adapt it to console requirements and specificsCode,
- Run QA and Compliance Tests, Submit for the console releasesTest.
Your job? None! It’s our job now. You just sit down and relax.
Let Us Port Your Masterpiece
Some game development companies can port their games on their own.
If you belong to the latter, we’re here to help you.
You’ve Got Our People
Our team of experienced porting game devs will make sure your game works on ported platforms just as well as it works on the source platform.
You’ve Got Our Time
You’ve got only 24 hours a day. Our people have 24 hours each. One word from you and their time is your time.
And You’ve Got Our Resources
We have ported 24 games to PlayStation, 23 games to Xbox and 15 games to Nintendo Switch since 2017. We’re experienced porting programmers and console publishers with success in game development. We have the know-how, the people, and the hardware – including all the necessary dev kits.
We Made Mistakes, So You Don’t Have To
Video game industry is a dangerous and unforgiving place to be.
Do you want to port your PC game to a new platform, like Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo Switch? We’ve got it! We know the game porting process in and out.
It is why game porting service is so in demand right now.
We’re Helping You Thrive Since 2017
It’s been a couple of years now that we’ve been providing video game porting services to multiple platforms. We have ported X games to PlayStation, X games to Xbox and X games to Nintendo Switch since 2017.
Porting games becomes more and more our core business. We improved and today we find porting and console publishing as our expertise. We decided to continue expanding this porting pillar of Klabater and it is where we will continue to grow. Grow with us!
Download our Porting & Console Publishing business presentation (as of January 2023) – [PDF].
How Does The Porting Process Work?
It is when the porting game process begins. We found your game or you found us! We sign an NDA. We analyze your game code to identify the scope of porting work.
Based on the code evaluation and P&L analysis, we prepare a business proposal. Once agreed on terms, we prepare a draft of the agreement for your review and signature.
Porting stage - After signing, we submit and set up the projects on console platforms. Based on a comprehensive porting plan per platform, with a time schedule and milestones, we start the engineering process.
We master the release plan by estimating the release date, pricing, editions, and pre-order/ launch offer. We create a PR & marketing plan. We start working on console assets and set up store pages on console platforms.
QA and certification stage
QA tests start from the first playable builds. In the beginning, we perform functional tests to get the game fully functional and optimized, then at a later stage, we focus on compliance tests to meet platform-specific requirements. After the game build passes internal tests we submit it for certification to get it ready for release.
We execute the marketing plan, including press release distribution, influencer outreach, review round, media coverage, community management, and social media activities. After the game is certified we set up final product store pages, pre-orders/ discounts, and the release date.
Launch and beyond
We launch your game! After the release, we analyze the results and define further activities. The game becomes a catalog title, we manage its life-cycle and plan its presence in publisher and themed sales and special offers. We run the tech support and post-release patching.
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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions About Porting Games
Porting refers to the process of adapting a video game that was originally developed for one platform (such as a console or PC) to be able to run on another platform. This can involve re-writing parts of the game's code and making adjustments to the game's graphics and controls to suit the target platform. The goal of porting is to make the game available to a wider audience by allowing it to be played on different devices.
Porting a game can vary in difficulty depending on a number of factors, such as the complexity of the original game, the differences between the source and target platforms.
Porting a game from from one console to another, can be relatively straightforward, as consoles tend to use similar hardware. However, porting a game to a mobile platform can be more challenging as there is a lot of hardware variations on the market and software enviroment differ from both PC and console. The game usually needs to be redesigned in the terms of visual interfaces and gameplay, which sums up to a whole new, separate development process
Additionally, porting a game from one engine to another can be challenging, especially if the new engine has different capabilities or limitations. When the game is developed in a game engine like Unity or Unreal Engine it gets easier.
The cost of porting a game can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including the complexity of the game, the platforms it is being ported to, and the development team doing the work. On the low end, a simple game with a small development team could cost as little as $10,000 to port to a single platform. However, more complex games with larger development teams and multiple platform releases can cost upwards of $500,000 or more. Additionally, it's worth noting that the cost of porting a game can also vary depending on the region, as labor costs can differ greatly.
The time it takes to port a game to a console can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including the complexity of the game, the platform it is being ported to, and the development team doing the work. A simple game with a small development team could take as little as a few weeks to port to a single console. However, more complex games with larger development teams and multiple platform releases could take several months or even a year or more to complete. Additionally, it's worth noting that the time frame for porting a game can also depend on the readiness of the target console platform, and on the developer's experience with the target platform. Overall, the time required to port a game to a console can be a significant undertaking, requiring a significant investment of both time and resources.
The term is likely derived from the idea of "portability", which refers to the ability of a game or software to run on different systems or platforms. The word "port" in computer science refers to the way of connecting different hardware and software, that term was borrowed to refer to the process of adapting a game to different platforms.
We are porting game as a publisher. After signing a deal, we are porting and publishing the game under the brand of Klabater, and we are sharing profits with you.