Mobile gaming as an industry has witnessed mind-boggling growth in recent years. There are at least 100 million gamers (that’s 1/3rd of the total population) in United States alone. What’s more, mobile gaming industry will be worth $54 billion by 2015. Almost 64% of the gamers play various games every day using their smart phones. In the years to come, mobile gaming is all set to achieve new heights. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular trends in mobile gaming.
Augmented Reality – With AR all set to become the next big thing, mobile gaming will surely see a mega transformation. Augmented Reality blurs the line between what’s real and what’s not. So, with AR based mobile games, users can have a more immersive or real-time experience playing games. It will definitely take the gamers’ experience to the next level. DroidShooting is the best example of this trend.
Multiplayer Games – When it comes to mobile game development, multiplayer games are becoming highly popular. Games that allow two or more players to fight with one another will also see an upward trend. Plus, cloud gaming is all set to witness a huge growth in recent years.
Retro Games – There are various old games that are now being revived. Examples include Monkey Island, Final Fantasy 4, Pitfall etc. The Retro classics such as these will reemerge to offer users the best gaming experience ever!
Community Building Games –Do you enjoy playing Happy Street, Smurf’s Village, Jurassic Park Builder etc.? Well, it’s the community building games we are talking about. The demand for such games is on the rise in recent years and is sure to increase in coming years as well. What makes these more interesting is that these games are quite challenging. It’s not so easy to attain your goals in these because it’s necessary to use some game currency to reach the next stage. This can only be done through the in-app purchase facility.
Markets such as Africa and India seem to be very lucrative when it comes to mobile gaming. As more number of people, start having access to high-end phones, it creates innumerable opportunities for mobile game developers. Mobile gaming is definitely going to see some major transformations in coming years. What do you think?