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Xsolla acquires Lightstream, Rainmaker, Api.Stream

October 11, 2023

Xsolla, a video game commerce company, has announced its strategic acquisition of Lightstream, Rainmaker, and from Videndum, the parent company. These innovative sets of tools are designed to revolutionise the landscape of content creation and distribution.

Xsolla says this acquisition underscores its recognition of the value creators bring to the gaming ecosystem and is dedicated to building and strengthening relationships with talent agencies, creators, and their audiences.

With the acquisition of Lightstream, Rainmaker, and, Xsolla says it will allow creators to go live within seconds via cloud streaming services, request free keys from game developers, participate in referral programmes, create their branded web shops, and sell digital goods for games in Xsolla’s portfolio.

Lightstream is a cloud-based streaming studio that allows creators to produce and share live content. By integrating Lightstream’s technology, Xsolla will enable creators to initiate live streams with minimal technical requirements.

The Rainmaker platform empowers creators to manage and grow their audience while maximising revenue opportunities. Integrating Rainmaker’s tools into the Xsolla Partner Network will provide creators with a suite of features designed to optimize audience engagement, monetisation, and distribution of free keys. stands as a team of engineers who have dedicated themselves to advancing the future of live-streaming production. With years of experience tackling the challenges and possibilities of live cloud-native output, has unlocked new avenues for creative expression in live streaming.

“Xsolla is committed to supporting creators and providing them with the tools they need to succeed,” said Chris Hewish, ​ CEO of Xsolla. “The acquisition of Lightstream, Rainmaker, and reinforces our dedication to delivering extra value to the gaming community and making the Xsolla Partner Network an all-encompassing solution for developers, publishers, creators, and their audiences.”

Xsolla assures current Lightstream users that the platform will continue to operate smoothly with ongoing partnerships with Microsoft, Xbox, Twitch, and Steelseries. The acquisition is aimed at enhancing the user experience and providing additional resources and features.

Financial details were not disclosed.

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