Mobile technology is taking our lives by storm. The average time spent by people on their phones for non-voice content has increased almost five times in the past few years.
Research reveals that while it’s true that mostly those between the age 15 to 20 play mobile games daily, even more, adults ages 36 to 55 are also daily gamers and that’s alone in India. Mobile now accounts for almost 70% of digital media time.
2017 has been a special year for the mobile gaming industry in India and globally. In 2018,, we expect game developers to leverage latest updates in the mobile app market.
On that note, here are the top 5 trends that are likely to define 2018’s mobile gaming outlook:
1) Innovative and Interactive Social Features
Social gaming is not new when it comes to mobile games
. Mobile users are always excited to go social and like to share, invite and engage with other gaming friends while playing their favorite games. And now, implementing creative and more interactive social features in mobile games seems to have taken the shape of a wave in 2018.
2) Cloud-Based Games
Cloud-based games are here to redefine the way game development is done and the way gamers play the game. This unusual concept in the game development world can intrigue people who have never played cloud games. It lets players run live games on cloud server but can stream them on their mobile devices without having to download or install the game app.
3) More Cross-Platform Mobile Games
Reports confirm that smartphone and tablet games together contribute to almost 42% of total global gaming market revenue, which is obviously much higher than what PC games generate. This is why professional game development artists in India and abroad are inspired to create games that work well on mobile devices as on game consoles and PCs in 2018.
4) Rise of Live Activities and Features
With a variety of live features, gamers feel excited and inspired to play more, resulting in habitual addiction for constant use of mobile games. According to online data, nearly 60% of top 100 grossing games contain unique incentives and rewards that make players take part in live events. This trend is expected to continue with more intensity and impact in 2018.
5) Offline Games
Offline games allow players to continue their game sessions even when internet connectivity falters especially during travel. Fruit Ninja has earned the reputation of the most downloaded offline game in Apple store and made $1 million per month. No wonder Google has now added a novel category of offline game apps to its Play Store.
These 5 trends signify how mobile gaming industry is booming globally, inspiring game developers and brands to build and launch unique video games that will capture a big chunk of the mobile market.
If you are looking for a lucrative and unique mobile game development company in India
, Cogniter Technologies is the ideal choice. We have developed multiple award-winning and popular games in India. We cater to the global audience and develop games in multiple genres for our clients in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Germany and other countries.