Mobile gaming industry has grown enormous. In January 2013, Adobe put an infographic on its official blog which contained interesting figures regarding the gaming industry. According to the infographic, three billion hours are spent weekly on games and people who own tablets spent at least 67 percent of their time in playing games. Therefore, all those people who are looking forward to make some fortune in the mobile gaming sector have bright chances of doing so.
The infographic also showed that there are at least 500 million iPad, iPhone and Android devices that can install games, which are built with Flash via the app stores. Further, the interested persons must also know that mobile games account for 80 percent of the total revenues of the app stores. It is also being speculated by the gaming market experts that 2013 is going to see more growth in this sector.
Now, the interesting thing is that though, the current scenario of the market strongly favors monetary growth of an individual through mobile games, it is also going to be extremely tough for the individual to thrive in the strong competition. While heading for mobile game development, one must take care of six crucial factors that play decisive role in making your game a success in the market.
Type of Gaming App
Whether you’re an individual who have hired a game developer or you’re a professional game developer, before proceeding with game development, you must take an insight into the various types of gaming applications. While downloading or uploading games in the app stores, you must have noticed that there are various categories of games like action, adventure, board, arcade, racing, etc.
Analyze which categories are in demand and which ones have the most number of successful games. A careful analysis of the various types of gaming apps would help you to get an overview of the success rates, and it would also help you to realize that what type of game should you should go for.
As stated above, games account for the highest revenues. The application stores are piled up with games. While browsing games, you’ll come across several games those have stolen concepts from other popular games. If you aim for real success, completely avoid stealing concepts. Though it saves you from the brainstorming thing, in the long run, this isn’t going to help you at all.
The increasing number of mobile games has given rise to similarity of concepts between several games. Consumers are heavily looking for fresh concepts. So, come up with something new and unique. You can take ideas from different games and then combine those to create something different. But, be careful not to completely incorporate concepts alike as it will ruin your chances of success.
Design is an extremely important factor in mobile game development. During development of mobile games, you must remember that your design needs to be just perfect for the smaller screen sizes. Don’t try to make it extravagant as it would not appear as attractive as you expect it to on the screens of the small sizes. Try to keep the design simple, but don’t forget to include fun elements that would make it more attractive for the users. Remember, including too many features might make your app attractive but that could also make it complex. Therefore, be careful.
Gameplay is another crucial factor that accounts for a flawless game development. Keep the gameplay simple and neat. If your game is based on story, then be sure to show it to the users in an intuitive way. Try to make the gameplay engaging by using different challenging levels and extra power boosters. Further, you should also provide a good description about your characters and make sure that your users are well informed about the various levels, controls and extra powers of the games.
Take good care of these four factors and you’ll be able to get an infallible game for your users.
Game development is not at all an easy task as it requires a rich set of skills along with vast experience. IndiaNIC is one of the leading mobile game development firms, which has an extremely talented pool of game developers who can develop intuitive, outstanding games for you. IndiaNIC offer outsource iPhone app development solution at worldwide.