Opportunities Available for Mobile Game Developers

The sales of smart devices are rapidly increasing in the world. Interestingly, a large number of them are sold due to gaming and the numbers are increasing every year. Playing on tablets such as iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 are more convenient than phones, due to the larger screen size. As per statistics, the smartphone game sales on just iOS and Android during 2009 comprised almost 19% of the market. Two years hence, it climbed up to 58% and is currently at the top of the apps market, generating expected revenues in excess of $8 million for 2013 and almost double for the next year. One can observe several new mobile game developers joining communities of gaming every day.

A common platform that is used for creating play software is Unity, which also has an SDK. The latest version of this is Unity 4, through which high quality games are made in lesser time and cost as compared to previous versions. Mobile game developers can use this software both for iOS and Android Operating Systems. Features worth mentioning in Unity 4 are real-time shadows, multi-screen Airplay and dynamic fonts which creates an entire mobile gaming ecosystem in itself.

There is tremendous scope for mobile game development in the market, as the industry is one of the most lucrative ones in the IT sector. Three years back, during 2010, it earned a total of US$ 800 million. Companies such as Sony are in the market with the Xperia Play (PlayStation phone), on which PlayStation games can be played using similar controls. In addition, Microsoft alsohas released its Windows Phone 7 that can connect to the Xbox 360 console.

Surprisingly, the international mobile gaming community comprises of an audience that is present across ages and not just youngsters. Adults between 50-59 years in the US are common users, closely followed by those in the 30-49 bracket. There is also a mobile game development company which promotes gaming for a socially beneficial cause. As per the demands of modern lifestyle, one is constantly moving around and thereby, s portable smart device with gaming capabilities is most convenient. Of course, it is quite unnecessary and inconvenient to carry an Xbox or a PlayStation console.

Along with gaming, tablets have now also been integrated into the customer service management module. An example of this is the Fiat Caffe across the world, where different features of company cars and services provides can be viewed. These apps actively engage enthusiastic customers at the Caffe. In general, the tablets can be used either to up-sell products and services or to collect feedback about customer experiences with the brand.

Today, there is a huge variety of apps both in the Apple Store and the Google Play store, many of which are for gaming. Some of these are free and some are paid. Bigger screens enable tablets to provide a great degree of fun while playing.

Looking For Girly Games? Find The Best Free Girly Games!

So, have you been looking for free girly games? That’s what I’m here for – I’ve gathered some of the best girly games for mobile devices that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere.

There are many girly games out there, and each one of them is different and unique in its own way. Some of these games are dress-up games, some are about love and romance, in some you will manage a beauty salon and some are just casual games. However, the one thing they all have in common is that they are fun and interesting for girls, and the things they are about are such that are very engaging for girls.

Here are some of the best free girly games for mobile devices, give them a try!

Nail Salon Makeover – In Nail Salon Makeover you will create your own nail art designs and be a manicure beauty salon artist. You will run your own nail spa and nail design salon and get to choose from different colored hands to manicure. Once you’ve picked your costumer’s hand you will wash the hand, put lotion on it, clip the nails and file them, remove the old nail paint and get ready to start designing. Create a nail design fit for any princess, from nail polishes, nail sets, nail stickers, gems, rings and even bracelets.

Girly Room Decoration Game – In this game you will get to design the dream room you’ve always wanted to have, including beautiful girly items, furniture and much more. You will select a room you’d like to decorate, choose the bed of your dreams, add a comfortable seating option for your friends to sit in, have fun choosing a desk and a mirror to complete your hair and makeup before heading out and finish by placing decorative items all around. Once finished you’re going to enjoy your lovely room and take pictures of it.

Sweet Little Talking Princess – In Sweet Little Talking Princess you will talk, dance and sing with the beautiful princess. She will answer you with her sweet voice and respond to your voice and touch. You will become a pop queen with this new modern princess and enjoy 3 mini-games. The game features high quality graphics, voice interaction, different and colorful animations, different songs, various dances and an option to record your hits and perform them.

If you’ve been looking for free girly games them the ones mentioned above are totally fun and entertaining, check them out!

Mobile Gaming – A Corporate Curse or Consumer Gift?

Since the iPhone was launched and the App store was released upon the world, we’ve seen thousands upon thousands of new apps and games flood the market from creative individuals and developers. This made mobile gaming a true platform to be enjoyed by literally everyone with access to a Smartphone, iPod touch or other compatible device. Specifically I’m talking mobiles/Smartphones/Tablets and not PS Vita or Nintendo DS/3DS.

From the age old classic of ‘Snake’ a decade or so ago in black and white, where having any game on your phone was a novelty in even the most basic of forms, to now almost PlayStation 2 level graphical quality with games such as N.O.V.A or Real Racing series by EA – mobile gaming has come a very long way indeed. Making calls and shooting zombies all on the same device has never been so rewarding or time consuming. From a good business standpoint it’s opened up the gaming market to the widest audience possible – a recent report found that 79% of 18-44 year olds have their Smartphones near them 22 hours a day. Giving consumers something fun to do while they are waiting or commuting whilst being engaged with a brand/mobile advertising is the best of both worlds one may think, but can this be destructive?

Games come in many varieties. Free, paid for or a disconcerting mixture called ‘Freemium’. Free games are generally supported by advertising (as are Freemium) whereas paid games generally speaking contain few or no advertisements. The paid or free games I take no issue with. Freemium however are cleverly disguised as ‘Free’ but soon either halt your game progress or constantly bombard you with slightly misleading options which make you unsure whether you have to pay or not. The aim is to get you so hooked with an addictive business model that you feel enamoured to spend money to continue. Granted, the issues arising from this are aimed at the younger audiences entering their Apple id and not realising there is a charge yet it’s an unsavoury practice. It’s much like a game demo but a very restrictive one that is rarely representative of a decent gaming experience. As a result this has caused untold grief for many people mistakenly making payments which were unclear and generally creating a bad taste in consumer’s mouth.

There is a fear in my mind that a Smartphone culture has made us all both less aware of what is going on around us, but also turning our brains on autopilot to an extent. On the train this morning out of 6 seats (split into 2 sets of 3 facing each other) every single person was deep into their Smartphone swiping and tapping. We’re in a digital age so naturally assume this to be pretty normal and there is almost a stigma attached to you if you don’t have a Smartphone, however I can’t help feeling a little jaded that most would spend all day with screens in offices and the natural instinct is to look at another screen on the way home. People miss train stops, lose track of time or even have been close to having an accident walking across the road due to playing on their Smartphone. Make no mistake, Smartphones will only get more advanced and more time sappingly engaging addictive games will arrive

Largely due to the complexity of mobile games we can now tweet, share and socially integrate ourselves with our digital counterparts. Perhaps cynically it’s a way to boost brands’ digital footprint under the guise of competing with your friends for a high score. In previous times the computer opponent was the only top score that mattered and now you’re up against the world – a daunting task if ever there was one, but empowering nonetheless.

Shady DLC practices and social monitoring aside, mobile gaming will simply continue to drain both time and money from many consumers but ultimately levitating any notion of boredom that ever existed when your train breaks down, your girlfriend is late or you’ve had that dodgy Indian curry and are ‘otherwise engaged’.