It’s safe to say that mobile games are the future of the video game industry. Already, half of the global revenue for video games is generated by mobile games. These games are taking over, and they’re here to stay.
One of the reasons the gaming industry has risen through the ranks so steadily is the availability of and access to the internet, and the declining prices of mobile prices. A cheap smartphone costs only $150 in many developing countries!
An unprecedented push to the industry came during the lockdown. People are stuck indoors and mobile games are a welcome espace to many. It also helps that many games are engaging to the point where it’s difficult to leave your phone.
The industry is expected to reach $165.9 billion dollars by the end of the year, an estimated 57% of the global revenue. Currently, China, the USA, Germany, South Korea, and Japan are the largest contributors to the mobile game industry.
The most important question for a computer game developer is how to generate an income from the game. The most common method is to use in-app adds and purchases. If your game is coveted and provides enough value to the players, you can sell the game itself, but this is not as common and would require a large number of purchases for you to make a sufficient income.
You can also use in-app product placement, and collaborate with brands and celebrities to generate income. The best however, would be to use a combination of a few of the elements to your optimum advantage, in a way that keeps the player hooked.