Mobile Gaming Development

Mobile games are the great example of successful mobile application which range from simple free games to paid games, of course with a lot of in-app purchases available in the “free games” for players to fasten up their mobile gaming experiences.

In-app purchases itself has been the fundamental sales of any games for decades. It’s mostly found in any games but mostly in the MMORPG games. A massive multiplayer role-playing game is the best way to make profitable in-app sales, because it involves competition among players. Let’s say a website games like Wartune has been embedded their in-app purchase in monthly events, and weekly events, and its getting costly for players to get even catch up with the big shark players of the game.

In-app purchases makes a player stays ahead in the game and also make game challenges easier and satisfactory. But is it going to beat the revenue of game’s platform like PS4, X-Box, and Microsoft? I surely doubt that.

So how much the cost to build a mobile app? Kinvey said at the average of USD 270,000 per app which can be developed in 7 to 12 months. The most expensive mobile games among them are Clown Punching game (USD 300) and Gun Bros Apathy Bear (USD 600), which is totally not worth it to purchase. With that amount of money, you can get few awesome games with lower prize.

With that being said, what are the pros and cons of mobile games compared to other platforms?

Pros :

  1. Despite the fact that they are games in Mobile Phone with lesser graphic than other platform, it is actually still has it’s edge on the excellent graphics and sound, but of course there are bunch of worst graphic games which i rather not say.
  2. It has pretty much simple control for more challenging games, and easy game controls. As such in shooting games like Gangstar New Orleans, it use pretty much perfect auto aim.
  3. They are cheap and low cost but still fun and satisfactory to pass time or to build character over time, such as Blades of Brims and Pro Evolution Soccer Club Manager which you don’t have to be there everyday to do the game but simply do it when you have time.
  4. As many other games, some mobile games can be very addictive, and there the in-app purchases offer is there for you to engage.
  5. It has the multiplayer also, league, and leaderboards which extend the game further which are very great for competitions.

Cons :

  1. Mobile Games are very easy to dismissed by the Developer, I have 4 to 5 games that i play consistently and someday the developers “SADLY” stop its production, meanwhile I already “invested” in the game with my in-app purchases.
  2. Some game difficulty is inconsistent, easy games are great, but going to a dungeon with same level enemies as the characters and still die is unthinkable.
  3. There is some problem with mobile screen for finger sweeps, a fps game with manual shooting is hell for mobile game, but even with other type of games, sometimes we missed the finger placements.
  4. Some levels are repetitive and you have to use many sweep tickets for obtaining a lot of resources for upgrades which pretty much unbelievable took time if you do manual grinding.

So, final words, mobile gaming has low cost development rather than any other platform games, yet it has provide gamers with easy and great value even though the control is not as comfortable as console or PC gaming as an example.

But any video games has very great opportunities to grow no matter what platform they were, and selling video games is one of other thing people do to make money out of this enormous games developments.



I would appreciate your opinion about this matter, so that we can learn from each other better to live this life abundantly!


Gamer Vs Clubber, If It’s as Simple as It Is!!

Recently I play World of Warcraft when a friend of mine barged in to my room and telling me that Its Friday night and wants me to come with him to a club in Jakarta, namely “Illigals”. Well, I said “It’s illegal to ask me to go when I’m in the middle of the game”, and he laughed.

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It’s been 1 year playing this game, not a very fan of it but still its fun to play especially when you know what to do in World of Warcraft. It’s one of the best MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing) games which was released by Blizzard Entertainment in 2004.

World Of Worldcraft

The fascinating about World of Warcraft is that it has a very massive maps with additional expansion which makes it a very vast world to explore. It consumes time and dedication to play this kind of game, matching with other players and get to know them is fun also in finishing difficult quests and brag on Titles and Achievements is a climax. Some people said, you do not know MMORPG if you have not played World of Warcraft. {click to tweet}

Another MMORPG game I play also is Wartune, a real-time MMORPG which featuring Sylphs, Eudaemon, and Mounts to defeat your enemies. Still have an account there, but has been vacuum for months.

I try to explain what games are these to my happyfeet clubber’s friend, and he is not even listening. He said,”Sitting here and staring at laptop will not get you anywhere!” I said rightaway “exactly! so please just leave!”

My friend is a flirty guy, that play a “game” in totally different level which he may has already “kill the nightmare bosses” in the game, if you know what i mean.

At the end of his wits, he said “Lets go to Blowfish then!”. Well, it blows my mind that he is not giving up.

One of my friend, back then told me that he is not into a mobile game and can’t push himself to like a game as I do. We play billiards together back then, he loves it. Then he was introduced to a billiard/pool mobile game, since then he always play that specific game. So I think that I don’t have to push myself to explain what game is to a clubber, well, he is a “player” anyway. Sooner or later he’ll try the games and let’s see if he’s still in the clubs every Friday.

But thinking about his invitation, i think i will go clubbing tomorrow night. Maybe I will find one of this WoW’s character there.

Have you ever been dragged out of your comfort chair to go outside and leave your game events forcefully?

I would appreciate your opinion about this matter, so that we can learn from each other better to live this life abundantly!

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