The goal of the new program is to leverage the power of Unity’s global community. Now, Asset Store publishers will benefit from a new discovery method while developers will be empowered to share how they solved their toughest problems. Affiliated content creators will now have the power to embed Asset Store content directly to their blogs or social media platforms using Unity’s Affiliate link-maker. Another benefit of participation is that through this content and these links, the Affiliate partners will earn commissions on all qualifying sales.
“It’s really just another avenue for developers who use the Asset Store and publishers to find one another,” says Clive Downie, CMO of Unity. “Plus, it offers a way for anyone who curates content, as an affiliate, to generate some passive income while contributing to the community.”
We really hope that the community uses our Affiliates Link-maker in combination with our recent release of Lists. With Lists, users can highlight, group, and include information about packages on the Asset Store.
One way Lists could be used is to incorporate them in the stories cómmunity members share online. For example, Bruno Toledano, community manager with Crema Games, recently described in his Made With Unity story “Even Immortal Rednecks Need Some Help” how his team used the Unity Asset Store to elevate the quality of their game. With the introduction of the Affiliate Program, Bruno could add the twelve assets to a list and then use the link-maker to embed the list directly to his article, earning their development team revenue on all qualifying sales generated from that link.