One of the most commonly used platforms for the development of Java games for cell phones is the Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME). Most cell phones from well-known brands are Java enabled. Leading handset manufacturers depend on Java platform; it has become more of an industry standard in the design and development of mobile games. It has been found to be appropriate for the development of interesting mobile Java games. And there are a number of reasons for this trend.
A free and open platform, the Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) is a low-cost option for game development. There are several other reasons which make the Java platform ideal for the development of mobile games. The Java platform incorporates the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP). This means that the constraints and limitations of developing Java games for small devices such as are taken care of. Consequently, the development of games for mobile phones becomes quicker as well as easier.
The security features of the Java platform are also commendable. Applications running on a particular mobile phone handset are not adversely affected by mobile Java games that are running on the same device.
Mobile written for a specific type of handset is capable of running on all other types of Java enabled handsets. This inherent portability of the makes it ideal for the development of mobile games.
Because of all these reasons, the Java platform is being used to design and develop a host of interesting and innovative mobile Java games for different models of mobile phone handsets.