by Jim Allen on November 25, 2019

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The mobile games industry has grown at an astonishing rate in recent years. It is estimated that there will be 2.7 billion mobile gamers around the world by 2021. Players can also pay using phone credit to purchase items in these games. This blog post will explain to you the factors contributing to the success of mobile games.


Mobile games have increased in popularity because they are easily accessible. Almost everyone has a smartphone nowadays, so players can play their favourite mobile games on the go. Even adults are drawn in by the addictive nature of games like Candy Crush. Downloading mobile games is also a very easy task and it can be done in a matter of seconds. All you have to do is open the app store and click on the download option of the chosen game.

You don’t have to buy any additional setup to play these games. Whether you’re in the queue or having a sip of coffee in the restaurant, games like Angry Birds and Subway Surfer are there to the rescue.

Reduction in prices

Unlike traditional gaming, smartphones have become a new distributional mechanism for games. Today, mobile games can be easily downloaded with the help of high-speed internet. Mobile games offer a more immersive and cinematic experience. This has drawn a large number of audiences towards mobile gaming.

New and innovative technologies allow millions of gamers around the world to enjoy gaming as a shared activity. Virtual Reality has now turned living rooms into tennis courts and conference rooms into hard-core gaming centres.

Changing technology

Since the last two decades, mobiles have gone from a cell phone technology to a device capable of managing all your activities seamlessly and effortlessly. The introduction of smartphones has changed the perception of the way people play games and mobile games development quickly outnumbered the traditional games. Pertaining to the perception, rather than typing a small group of people in a living room TV set, mobile games managed to fit into waiting rooms and travel along with road trips or commutes.

Improved Funding and reduced costs

Mobile games are easy to develop and this one of the most important reasons for their success. As mobile games do not offer detailed graphics like PC games, they rely on other characteristics to attract players. For instance, fun backstories or innovative mechanisms are commonly appealing traits and these traits are also easier to code than detailed graphics. Hence, mobile games represent a small investment of a few thousand dollars, while traditional gaming consoles can top 50 million. This has allowed small developers to enter into the mobile sphere and helped the market to grow rapidly. (See The Small Business Blog.)

Social gaming

Social gaming has a whole new world of possibilities for gamers. With social gaming, you have the opportunity to engage in communication with millions of other gamers. Games such as Fortnite has changed our concept of playing mobile games. This form of gaming is really beneficial and it is also helping real-world causes through charity. 

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