How I feel about the mobile gaming revolution

Today, mobile phones aren’t what they were. None of us just make calls from them. Instead we surf the net, send emails, play videogames all at the same time. The fact is, today, we use phones to play videogames featuring high quality graphics that look even more vivid than real life! Not only are they beatiful to look at but they’e extremely fun to play, even more so when they can be played online! |You are now able to lay on the sofa and play for hours without getting tired, due to the screen most phones have, along with the huge variety of games on offer. Let’s begin with the earliest game to be played on mobile.

According to records, a clone of the popular tetris game was played on a 1994 Hagenuk MT-2000, and then 3 years later, the mobile gaming industry really took off with the snake game, that supposedly achieved 400 million copies world wide. A outstanding number, if you consider the budget of games back then.

The latest game to dominate both the desktop gaming market as well as the App Stores for Andorid and iOS is Agar. The game averages 2 million players eevryday on desktop and figures for mobile are not yet available but will likely be higher.

The problem with the relatively new market of mobile games has been the limitations of the mobile devices but are we beginning to see those restrictions ease? Another point in favour of Agar is its simplicity. Shown by its success complicated mechanics and crazy graphics clearly aren’t a requirement to go viral. Obviously they help, iI’m not denying that but there is definitely scope for more innovative simple games that people stille enjoy just as much as the AAA titles.

The improvements to the technology offered inside the phones will definitdly complement the use of mobiles when gaming. These improvements include the A5 chip, which is the same as the one used in the iPad 2. This provides twice as much CPU speed as the iPhone 4. It also has a dual core graphics processor that is seven times faster than the iPhone 4. These two features, along with the extended battery life, all make for a more game-oriented device.

This, of course, is great news for the casual gamers you see tapping their iPhone screens on the bus on the way to work in the morning, because it means a better gaming experience; whether it will be enough to attract serious gamers as well as mums, dads and kids, is not so clear.

As I mentioned above Agar is perhaps the best example of the developing industry, the best site to find out more about the game and the strategy involved in winning the game is, where they constantly provide the most up-to-date information as soon as it’s released to the community.


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