Mobile game applications are the games that are played on smartphones, tablets, phones, etc. The earliest known mobile game is Tetrix which started in 1994. Since then different variants of it coupled with other mobile applications have been developed. Some of these games include Snake and other forms of the game application.
One thing about these games is that they are not downloadable. However, with time, people started downloading game applications from different app stores. However, downloadable games are made commercialized along with other contents like downloadable ringtones, wallpapers, etc.
With the development of technology, some game applications are now free to download. Apart from that, there has been an increase in the number of applications online. Thus, a smartphone is capable of downloading applications from app stores like Google Play Store or Apple App store and other websites like that of Betat casino.
Smartphones and Downloadable Games
Before 2000, games were not downloadable. It was “Les Games” portal which changed the market and made games downloadable. At that time, mobile operators became the distributors of games. Later, the number of downloadable games became increasingly high for the mobile operators to handle. The problem came up. There was no management effect any longer, and the workers become very ineffective.
Apple, having studied the market, decided to radicalize it by changing the way people used to download their games. Besides, it gave them the chance to upload their games to the app store.
Growing Revenue and Newcomers
The early mobile application developers faced many problems and enjoyed the early success of the industry. At the early stage of the industry when the competition was not as stiff as this, the developers developed several mobile games to be downloaded by people. Each downloaded applications added up to make the developers billionaires. This early success triggered the entrance of several individuals into the industry Some of these individuals were of the intention of making quick money while others are passionate about the industry. The result of this participation is the expansion of the market and the increase in the innovations that noticeable in the industry.
The Turning Point
2016 was a turning point for most mobile gaming companies as there was an increase in the investment people made. Apart from that, many billions of dollars deals were signed by companies like Tencent, Billzard among others. It was during that period that Augmented Reality Gaming comes into existence.
The trend continues until 2017 when mobile games have not only generated much attraction but have generated revenues. Different companies then bring more innovative applications to ensure that they top the app stores. Mobile casinos, 3D gaming, and other applications become more than popular and accessible.
Mobile Gaming – Augmented Reality
Consistently, augmented reality games seem to be winning the race as it is one of the top mobile game in 2017. Numerous new users are registered every month. Sooner, some companies introduced Role-Playing Games (RPG) genres to ginger the users and increase the number of users to 14 million users. However one of the most successful of all the AR game providers is Pokemon Go.
The increase in smartphones has led to the popularity of multipurpose games. Many games were developed with the aim of bringing health improvement and for educational purposes. Children rehabilitation and other similar games were put in place to serve the purpose of entertainment and also to serve another purpose.
Multiplayer Game in View
With the support of local Bluetooth and other similar technology, the mobile game became something that can be played by different players on mobile phones using live synchronous tournaments and other devices.
As time goes on, some game centers started matching people together to play a game. Facebook, Google+, Nextpeer among others are not left out as they introduce ideas by which two or more players connect with each other with the aim of playing a particular game.
Mobile Game Application Developers
The amount of billions being raked in by Mobile application has led to the increase in the number of developers. Many of them are in the industry just for the money while some are there for the medal or passion. Many startups for mobile game development sprang up in different countries of the world including the third world countries like Nigeria.
What Does the Future Hold?
With the increase in smartphones users, and the increase in money being realized in the industry, the popularity of mobile games application has grown geometrically. In fact, there is a probability that with a smartphone, a person is more likely going to play a game at least once a week.
These days, many games like Candy Crush Saga and Flappy Bird have taken the top games among smartphones owners. It has increasingly become so popular that they now carry paid advertisement services.
Looking at all the trends and happenings, it can be easily ascertained that the popularity of mobile gaming will grow in ten folds in some years to come.
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