If you are preparing for a career as a Game Design Engineer, then this in-depth article in Game Industry about mobile gaming trends will give you some food for thought.
Juniper Research projects 64.1 billion downloads of game apps to mobile devices in 2017, compared to the 21 billion downloaded in 2012. According to the report, tablet owners will lead the charge. Juniper projects that tablet gamers will spend over $3 billion on in-app purchases in 2016, which is more than ten times the $301 million Juniper calculated for 2012 tablet game revenue.
Still, smartphones continue to outpace tablets, with more than $6 billion projected to be spent on them in 2016. The company’s study found a clear migration from portable game consoles to tablets and smartphone. The analysis also covers smart phone penetration by region, top mobile phone producers and an overview of the issues facing mobile game developers in their efforts to monetize their creations.
Have you considered creating games for the mobile market?