YaGames - Yandex.Games SDK for Defold


YaGames is the Yandex.Games SDK extension for the Defold game engine.

What is Yandex.Games? It is a collection of HTML5 games for smartphones and computers. The games are available in Yandex Browser and the Yandex app. Games from the catalogue are displayed in Yandex recommendation systems, which have a total audience of more than 50 million users per month.

You can check here the size of Yandex.Games audience. The platform is constantly growing. It’s a great opportunity for Defold developers to publish their HTML5 games!

The only requirement of Yandex.Games is to implement its SDK. It’s straightforward to do with this extension. Also, it’s an excellent idea to translate your game into the Russian language. And the title, too. 99% of the audience is Russian-speaking.

Feel free to ask any questions. I’ll help you as much as I can.

Where to start:

The source code of the extension is on GitHub:


BIGFISH.com does anybody here sell on there?

The SDK version 0.3.0 is released, which added support of Yandex Native Cache.

By the way, Yandex.Games’ MAU is 11M now, and it means that it has an incredible 250% YoY growth rate!

If anyone releases a game on Yandex, consider adding “defold” to the game’s Keywords list to find all games made with Defold:





Hi, this is excellent… I will give it a go…

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Looking at the categories on the left, it looks like right now is a very good time to try and target some of those underserved niches before they get as flooded as some of the others. Card, Casino, Economy (Zero!!!), and RPG have very few games listed. Publish some Defold made ones!!

  1. Translate your game to the Russian language.

We have worked with https://www.fiverr.com/brightsiderus multiple times now for games translation from English to Russian and every time native speakers have praised the quality.



Yes, your point is absolutely right! There are not so many quality games, and it’s easy to be featured in “Our choice” category and get lots of traffic for free - send an email to the moderators.

*In fact, not all games have English translations, and you should look at the Russian version of the portal with the .ru domain. For example, the economic games category.



That’s a good catch. Russian version still has only a few RPG ones. I remember when I tested a while ago a lot of the games had not very impressive quality. Don’t sleep on this opportunity people! And the same game you make for Yandex Games can be published on other Instant game platforms / as a web game / as a mobile game.

Also interesting that Russian version has some unique categories / is lacking some. For example, Russian side has a Masculinity category. Very interesting!

@marat.giliazov Could you add a “defold” keyword to your Catapult game so it shows up in the search?



Ok published my game on there…Hopefully it is implemented correctly… I put the defold keyword in there as you suggest… any idea aglitchman how long it will take…



It usually takes 1-3 days.



Click “File verified” to test your implementation and your game: