The game development industry is challenging and rewarding at the same time. Though many games are published on the online platform, not all games shine in the limelight. This is because of the exceptional growth of mobile gaming technology. Games developed now are far different from the ones developed earlier.
There are a few common factors that affect the popularity of certain mobile games like user acquisition, lack of features and engaging elements, monetization tactics, complex gameplay, and poor innovation and creativity. Because of these reasons, the games fail to impress the audience.
Essentials Of Mobile Game Development
Innovative Idea and User’s View
The Play/App Stores are flooded with millions of mobile games and it is very competitive to outsmart the other games and top the leaderboard. You have to do a lot of research work regarding the game idea by taking reference to popular games and find out significant elements that make them famous among the players.
Similarly, who your target audience is based on that you can easily build your game idea. When you know your audience, it’s easy to know what they want and like and we can develop the game in accordance with it.
Once when the game idea is ready, the very next thing that you have to do is to finalize the game platform. You decide the right tool for your game based on the mobile platform, because it is the foundation of your game. Some of the popular mobile platforms are Android, iOs, Hybrid, and Blackberry.
Each platform has its boon and bain, and choosing it wisely will save a lot of cost and time in the future. While considering the platform, you have to keep in mind a few things like the targeted audience, graphic and technical requirements, resource availability, and processing speed. It is ideal to launch your games on multiple platforms as it helps you to connect with a lot of users.
Creative and Stunning UX/UI
The look and feel of the game is the first thing that the users experience in the game. If they are satisfied with it, they will spend more time playing the game. When designing the game, you should always keep the players in mind. The graphics should not be distorted or blur on high-resolution screens. So while designing the game, consider all resolution quality and screen sizes before starting with the graphics of the game.
The best way to engage and attract the players is by creating a mobile game that is compelling, user-friendly, and intuitive. However, in the process of making an appealing user interface do not overwhelm the game with complicated controls.
It is a known fact that sound effects and music are an integral part of the mobile game. The sound effects emit the emotion of the game and the best way to weave the music is to leverage the open library. You can select audio for free or you can customize your game’s sound effect.
The game you develop has a lot of chances to become the most attractive game and become a brand with custom-created music. Your audience would appreciate the hard work in customizing the sound effect for your mobile game because it lightens the mood and vibe of the game.
Make the Storyline Addictive
The mobile game stories are more addictive, be it a strategy game or a fantasy game increases user engagement and interest. The stunner stories amaze the users, the characters and objects enhance the worth of the game.
There is no magic for the game to be addictive, the only special formula is to be more creative and innovative. The most popular games on the store are the greatest example of their creativity. The Indian game developers make multiple iterations before the game is finalized.
Build Social Engagement
Social media is another popular platform that drives more engagement for the game. Players always love to share their victories and rewards, and performance scores with other players and friends, hence it increases the user base for your game. Social media integration improves the community value and it triggers publicity.
The more you focus on social media promotion, your game would have more new players. The social media platform is the common place where people of all age groups spend most of their time, and thus talking about your game will attract more audience.
These are vital points of mobile game development. By concentrating more on these key factors can enable you to easily create a successful game. Apart from these, you can practice relentless standards in testing for a bug-free smooth functional game. Testing the game before launching it will save a lot of time and money.
The significant way of receiving more retention for the mobile game is by frequently updating the game. You can get feedback and suggestions from different sources and introduce more updates. And the most important thing more than developing a mobile game is marketing. You have to be proactive with game promotion and branding activities.