From snake game to Pokemon Go, mobile gaming apps have come a long way!
For more than two decades, the term gaming had a different meaning than it is today. Why? Well, let us refresh your memory then.
Back in the day, there were big chunky Nokia handsets with black and white displays that people couldn't even fit in their pockets. But since then, we have come a long way because now it's all about games like Pokemon Go, Fortnite and PUBG. What a great time to be alive!
Speaking of the 'Last Man Standing" concept, there are various mobile games that have used this survival concept. Fortnite Battle Royale just took it to another level by becoming one of the highest engagement console games and then launching the game for the mobile app versions i.e. Android and iOS platforms.
In the early days of mobile gaming apps, the phones had a very limiting processing capability. In comparison to present-day scenarios, the digital watches that will have today can alone put those mobile devices to shame. Having limited processing power meant that the level of scope was also limited to the devices' functionalities that included games as well.
One of the most famous mobile games from the early days is 'Snake', do you agree? Let us know in the comment section down below! This mobile game was a pretty simple game where an eponymous snake will continuously grow while increasing the speed as it consumes more and more blocks. The main job of the player was to keep on guiding the snake to consume more blocks without any collision.
But as we moved from black and white screens to standard colored ones, the processing speed, as well as other functionalities of devices like memory space, evolved drastically.
If we look back at the past few years, playing video games has remained a popular form of entertainment that is still being chosen by hundreds and thousands of people, if not millions of people from all around the globe. Gamers of all ages and gender come together to immerse themselves in a virtual world through their preferred platform of choice.
And now mobile gaming is online, which elevates the user experience even more. There's no denying the fact that mobile gaming has taken off in a big way, by delivering tough competition to the already existing gaming market that was previously dominated by the likes of PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. After seeing this potential, various independent gaming developers are now encouraged to collaborate with leading companies.
The image above shows the recent statistics by Statista, regarding the growth of the online casino industry. As per the reports, the size of the global online gambling market is predicted to rise to 59.79 billion U.S. dollars by the year 2020.
This is where many industries like online casinos benefit from online gaming via mobile apps by converting their Web-based presence into a mobile-centered audience. And that's not it, social gambling with mobile slot machines is currently at its all-time high and all thanks to mobile gaming apps.
Now, it's time to direct our attention toward the future of mobile gaming, for instance, the foreseeable future for the next four to five years. Because considering the pace of technology advancements, any predictions beyond the mentioned time frame would be very uncertain to even act upon.
This future can be referred to as where gaming will constantly launch new advancements in hardware as well as software perspective along with other advancements. Some of these advancements also include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) etc. that will be integrated to offer highly personalized experiences to users.
With that being said, we can conclude that the market for online gaming via mobile apps is on the rise and in the upcoming year, it is more likely to mature. This will further help these emerging industries like online casinos to achieve greater heights while covering a much wider audience.
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