Posts Tagged ‘video game industry trends’

A Deeper Look into How Mobile Gaming is Changing the Market

Friday, June 14th, 2013

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?

Is the Videogame Console Obsolete?

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Is your mobile device your constant companion? If you are like most people, your answer is yes so it’s no wonder that those of us who enjoy videogames turn to our smart phone or tablet for entertainment.

Not only is it always by your side but you can access both big-name titles or small, independent titles with a just a few clicks.

According to this article in Venture Beat, the companies making games for consoles are hurrying along their own demise by churning out a long string of ‘been there, done that’ games and charging budget-busting prices for the privilege.

The article explores how mobile and console will change as they compete for attention, what will happen to the console developers and what to be aware of as mobile gaming continues to grow.

Are you going to miss your console games?