The online gaming industry is nothing new. Players have been enjoying some of the most popular and best games of all time on the internet and if you are one of the millions of players of Everquest or World of Warcraft, then you know exactly what I am talking about. However, the next wave of online games are not on the PC, PlayStation or even the Xbox 360, they are on your mobile phone. Mobile gaming is now becoming even more popular than console gaming. This is no surprise to those who own a smart phone that offers a big screen with touch sensitive surface. These mobile phones are the perfect platform for game developers who want to take advantage of these new devices and offer gamers a more immersive experience than ever before.
If you want to see what the latest and greatest games are for your device you can usually just a take a look in the app store for your device. The Android App Store and the Apple App Store are two of the largest in the industry and they have hundreds if not thousands of professional quality games available to the owners of these devices. The best part is that many of these games are totally free to download and play. In the past game developers have tried to make their fortune off of the sales of their games. However, there is a new monetization method being used. Now the games are free, but if you want to get a head start on other players there are in game upgrades or funny money that you can purchase to give yourself the upper hand in a game. This is proving to be a very profitable method and has been well accepted by the player community.
Mobile gaming will only become more popular and continue to grow as the mobile devices players are using to access these games continue to get faster and offer better quality screens. The mobile phone market is growing at a rate that the sales for mobile devices will pass those of PC’s and consoles pretty soon. This is one reason that the companies with huge development teams are already shifting gears to mobile game development. Angry Birds is one of the most popular games of all times on mobile devices and its simplicity is one reason. However, there are real time first person shooters and other crazy cool mobile games available. The developers that will become most successful in this space, will find new ways to make player interaction even more realistic and fun!