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Tablets preferred for mobile games

Study shows consumers play mobile games on their tablets more so than other platforms

Frank N. Magid Associates, a media and entertainment research firm, has released a new study concerning mobile games. These games have been growing in popularity for some time, experiencing the bulk of this growth over the past five years. As consumers become more involved in their smartphones and tablets, these games are finding a foothold with a larger audience. The prominence of mobile technology has made mobile games a very lucrative and influential part of the game industry.

Tablets account for $914 million in in-game spending

The study shows that mobile games have established a strong following, but that the majority of those that play these games prefer to do so on tablet devices. The study suggests that 69% of tablet users play games on their device, with 31% of these gamers participating in in-game transactions. These gamers spent an average of $48 each on mobile games over the past year. This translates into tablets representing some $914 million of in-game spending.

tablet mobile gamesTablets offer better experience for mobile games

The reason people seem to prefer tablets over smartphones when it comes to mobile games is relatively straightforward. Tablets feature larger screens that are typically more responsive than those than can be found on smaller mobile devices. This allows for better control in mobile games as well as the opportunity to experience these games on a larger scale rather than be forced to view games on a small, somewhat restrictive screen. The larger size of tablet devices is also accommodating to higher quality hardware, allowing these devices to offer more graphical power to mobile games than smartphones.

Android may be catching up to iOS

Tablets have established themselves as the primary platform for mobile games. This is not likely to change in the immediate future, despite the fact that new smartphones are emerging with better graphics processing units and other such hardware. Currently, the iPad is the most popular tablet for mobile games, but the study shows that Android tablets are beginning to gain momentum among consumers.

Wormhole Games forms to take on tablets

Wormhole Games Tablet Mobile GamingWormhole Games sets sights on tablet mobile gaming

Game industry veterans Jamil Moledina and James Kelm have broken away from their former development studio (Funzio) to open up their own. The developers have launched Wormhole Games, a new development studio with a focus on social games designed specifically for tablet devices. The studio aims to usher in a new era for the game industry, one focused on meshing the qualities of classic games with the community aspects of social and mobile games. If the studio can tap into the massive hype surrounding mobile gaming, it may be able to find the success it is looking for.

Tablets offer new avenue for the game industry

Mobile gaming has been on the rise for years, but has only been gaining serious traction since 2010. As mobile devices become more common and powerful, the kind of games they are able to support also become more impressive. Tablets, in particular, have become a very promising platform for mobile games. The larger screen and higher processing power of tablets allow developers to create high resolution games that can make use of more resources than titles designed for smart phones and smaller devices.

Wormhole Games to draw from traditional models while reinventing them

Wormhole Games will have a strong focus on transforming traditional industry models while still using these models to etch out success. The studio is one of the few that is focusing exclusively on the tablet platform for its mobile games and Moledina and Kelm believe that their mix of social and traditional game mechanics will earn respect within the game industry.

Mobile gaming continues generating buzz

Mobile gaming is showing no signs of slowing down. Consumers are demanding better mobile games and more variety. Many mobile games tend to be very similar, due to the fickle nature of consumers and the difficulty developers can have in keeping these people entertained for long periods of time. The tablet platforms offers a little more flexibility, but it has yet to be seen whether Wormhole Games will be able to deliver on its vision.