Before connecting your app, a little preparation is needed.

  1. Get an account, if you still need one.
  2. Create an application. The minimum needed is name, link, and redirect uri. Link should point to the sponsor site and redirect uri, can be the same as the link.

HTTPS by default

As encryption has become standard, we are requesting all new submissions support https as the default. Visit the let’s Encrypt website to get a free certificate. The certbot tool comes with predefined methods for several web servers.

Approval Times

Once your game or app is testable, it must be submitted for review. Apps with pending API access, may have problems later if apps are not submitted for review.

If you need a place to temporarily host your game, use upload.y8.com. Just remember to switch the link to a permanent host after it gets accepeted.

To request a review, visit the application page, and click the Request Review button. Then allow up to 48 hours for our team to test.

Typically, partnered games take 4 or 5 days. Public submissions will take longer.

Getting Listed

The games catalog is handled by Y8. Visit the Y8 Upload page for details about getting your game listed on Y8.com. As there are 2 processes of review, it may work faster to do both at the same time.

Organization Support

To give multiple accounts access to one or more applications, please contact Y8 Account support. Setting up an organization will ensure someone always has access even as email addresses change over time.