Creating games for mobile phones and other smart devices has become a lucrative business across the globe in recent times. Now you can think what is it that has made this business hugely popular and profitable at the same time. Well there are two perspectives to this-one is technology and the other is engagement. Mobile phones graduated into smartphones due to the rapid advancements in modern science and the latest technologies. Smartphones now are equipped with high-end technologies which are capable of executing multiple tasks or functionalities with ease and convenience. Initially, mobile phones were created mainly to ensure smooth communication among the users. But with time, the mobile devices have become a medium of communication, information and entertainment.
Now speaking of entertainment we are mainly talking about mobile games. 2019 has just set in and every mobile game development company is gearing up to bring in innovation and exclusivity in creating diverse games belonging to multiple genres. The trends of the previous years will be developed and some unique features will be added so that the mobile games can become more immersive and entertaining.
The two major platforms used mainly for creating mobile games are-2D and 3D. Depending upon your requirements you can contact either a 3D or a 2D game development company for building games.
In this article let us go through the following paragraphs to know what are the probable features coming up this year that can influence the scenario of mobile gaming and game development.
Console like gaming experience: Mobile game developers all over the world are working as a team for developing games to attract and retain gamers. 2019 can really bring in good news for gamers who have complaints about low-quality graphics. Mobile games this year are capable enough to offer console like gaming interface and experience. With mobile device capacities continuously getting better and enrich the mobile games have become more advanced and engaging. With the inclusion of more storage, high definition visual capability, random memory and networking, smartphones are rapidly keeping pace with gaming consoles to provide unmatched and sophisticated gameplay.
Going beyond in-app purchases: We can expect to see several significant changes with respect to monetization of mobile games in 2019. In order to stay afloat with constant growth and user acquisition in the global market mobile gaming apps have experienced tremendous competition. Among millions of games available, you can find only couple of games which are receiving mammoth share of mobile game revenue. For others, you will see that they have become stagnated. So in order to remove the stagnancy in terms of market share, new approaches for monetization will be created in 2019.
Revenue and pricing models can experience an array of changes. Although free to play game model will be the dominant one this year, but mobile game development companies are planning to move towards rewarded video ads to drive and engage more audience. The rewarded video ads will encourage for more consumption of in-game contents. Also, there will be changes in alternative payment methods like paying via other connected apps or bonus points earned through other apps. Subscription based revenue models that are already popular with streaming media channels like Netflix can also make an entry into the industry of mobile game development. This model can attract more gamers as they will not have to face any payment issues once subscribed for the chosen time period.
Innovation of AR gaming: With technologies becoming more advanced and unique Augmented Reality is being highly preferred by gamers these days. After the huge success of Pokemon Go, AR gaming has become an addiction for both serious and casual gamers across the globe. The integration of social gaming features with multiplayer AR games can make them more innovative. Hence developers will focus using AR techniques in creating games to provide distinctive experience and unparallel entertainment.
From this discussion, you can well guess, that the industry of mobile game development will see couple of distinctive changes in 2019. The developments mentioned can enable a mobile game development company to create customized games that can increase the numbers of serious gamers largely.
Author Bio: Mr. Arup Roy is the co-founder of Red Apple Technologies, a renowned 2D game development company based in India and abroad. Being a techno enthusiast, Mr. Roy is keen on learning new technologies for creating entertaining games with enriched gameplay.