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Mobile gaming to make a bigger splash in 2013

Mobile Gaming SplashTheo Sanders provides some insight on the industry and mobile gaming

The advent of mobile gaming has caused quite a stir in the game industry. As 2012 comes to a close, the industry has begun gearing for a new year of possibilities, with many developers adopting a strong focus on mobile gaming. Recently, SPOnG, a gaming news source, interviewed Theo Sanders, Lead Producer for Ubisoft Singapore. Through the interview, Sanders provided some insight on how the game industry views mobile gaming and what the future may hold for mobile platforms.

Developers begin to show serious focus on mobile platforms

Though mobile gaming now represents a massive market, the sector itself is still relatively new to the game industry. Large development studios have long held focus on traditional platforms, such as PCs and consoles. These developers have adhered to these platforms for decades, only recently beginning to show interest in the mobile gaming space. Sanders suggests that many major game developers are still unfamiliar with mobile platforms and that 2013 may be the year in which gamers see their favorite developers begin pushing their own boundaries and producing higher quality mobile games.

Mobile gaming helps keep game industry solvent

Sanders suggests that game developers are likely to produce some quality products despite the economic problems they face. Over the past year, the game industry has performed well in comparison to other industries. Mobile games helped keep the industry solvent. While most mobile gaming applications cost between $1 and $3 — with many more being completely free — sales volumes have been sky high. The financial clout of the mobile gaming market has helped propel the game industry through turbulent economic waters.

2013 may be a major year for mobile games

Mobile gaming is expected to pick up more momentum in 2013. Next year, consumers will have access to more advanced mobile devices that will allow them to play a wider range of games. The mobile game market will not likely have a shortage of new content any time soon, so consumers will likely have more than enough to keep themselves occupied well into the future.

Supercell showing how successful mobile games can be

Mobile games tabletSupercell finds success with tablets

Tablet gaming has been growing in popularity over the past several years. Tablet devices have managed to capture the interest and support of consumers all over the world, many of whom are highly interested in mobile gaming. Game developers are taking notice of this growing interest in mobile gaming, especially on the tablet front, and have been focusing more on developing games for tablet devices specifically. Supercell, a Finnish game developer, has taken the approach of developing games for tablet platforms before any other platform.

Developer generates $1 million in revenue daily

Supercell is a small development company comprised of roughly 70 people. Though the development studio is quite small, it has managed to etch out a great deal of success. Supercell is currently generating approximately $1 million in revenue on a daily basis, which is coming from two games: Hay Day and Clash of Clans, which are both available only for the iOS. This means that the developer has gained a significant amount of momentum since October of this year, when The New York Times reported that it was only making $500,000 daily from the same games.

Supercell overcomes Electronic Arts

Supercell has surpassed Electronic Arts in the realm of revenue generated through the iOS platform each month. This is a major milestone for any development company since Electronic Arts has long been one of the dominating forces in the game industry. Electronic Arts accounts for more than 960 mobile gaming applications that are available through the Apple App Store, all of which have been beaten by the 2 mobile games that come from Supercell.

Supercell may soon become the next super power in gaming

Supercell has established a strong presence in the mobile gaming space. Backed by strong support from tablet gamers, the developer is expected to continue gaining momentum into the future. If the developer can mimic the success of its first two games, it may soon become one of the next major development studios in the game industry.