More than 150 million people in the US are playing mobile games, and 57% of all gaming revenue covers mobile gaming which is $20.45bn. Together, all this makes mobile game development one of the most profitable investments as of today.
However, games can be easily forgotten by people if they aren’t engaged or don’t deliver enough satisfaction to the user. To avoid failure, we can share some tips with you.
Technologies for Mobile Game Development
The tech stack you choose can influence the development by making the overall product more responsive. Here are some of the most popular technologies for mobile game development.
This is the mobile game development engine used by 61% of developers. Lots of successful mobile games were created with this engine and it supports different platforms from mobile to augmented reality.
Unity can be used for 3D and 2D mobile game development. It also makes the development process faster and cost-effective with the built-in code editor.
2. Spine 2D
One of the best tools for 2D animation in mobile game development. It allows you to animate a skeleton of a game character and gives your designers more freedom and control over the animation.
This tool also comes in handy for creating multiple characters since you can use one skeleton to animate different models. Spine 2D allows animating a few actions at the same time to make your character go and jump, run and throw objects, wave their hand and tilt their head, etc.
The fourth-largest programming language and one of the most “user-friendly” among them all. C# allows creating effective and highly productive mobile applications in a relatively short time. Since time may be your competitive advantage in mobile game development, C# can’t be disregarded.
It’s good for cross-platform mobile game development which leads to the chance of having a larger audience from the start. And it is adapted to work with the Unity engine, so this astounding combo will help you achieve the best results.
How much does Mobile Game Development Cost?
Mobile game development costs usually depend on the game and the number of people involved in the project.
For a small game, the price will be $5,000 – 13,000, and for AAA titles the development costs will vary around $1M.
Mobile game development isn’t a small investment. The budget you have for the project needs to cover marketing, maintaining, consulting, and other expenses, so making the development a little cheaper can be useful.
Here are some of the ways to ensure your mobile game development is indeed cost-effective.
How to make Mobile Game Development Cost-Effective?
1. Outsource the Mobile Game Development.
If you outsource the mobile game development, you can have the same quality but pay a lower price. In comparison, the hourly rates of development specialists from the US are around $70-150, and the same specialists’ rates in Ukraine are almost two times lower.
2. Start Small.
Start with a mini-game with your idea and wait for the response from your customers. If they enjoy playing your game, it’s time to scale!
How to find a Qualified Team for Mobile Game Development?
It’s crucial to find the right people for your mobile game development. We advise you to look at the software companies that have some experience in mobile game development and maybe even download some of the games they’ve created.
This way, you’ll see their work and try for yourself how engaging the software they’re making is.
It’s also important that the software company you work with has a wide variety of services, including post-release maintenance. You will most likely need to update your mobile game or order the development of new versions for it. These companies will do well if they already promised you this at the beginning.
Also, it’s important that the developers at the company you choose as your IT partner have experience with the above-mentioned tech. It might come in handy if you want to create a well-animated, smooth, and responsive cross-platform game.
Mobile game development is a lengthy process, so you might want to find yourself a company with a different engagement model to choose from. This way you get more control over the budget and can choose how many people and for how many hours will be engaged in the mobile game development.
Don’t forget about the client’s reviews. Look at what others say about the company you want to hire for mobile game development.
We hope that this article will help you achieve the best results with mobile game development and find your way to the smartphones of your users.
However, if you wish to know more about this process or find a dream team for mobile game development, you’re more than welcome to contact RexSoft. We’re ready to provide you with a consultation and bring your idea to life!