Top 10: Most Awaited Mobile Games for 2016!

A person playing a game on his phone.Getting excited for the upcoming New Year blast about 2016? Of course, one thing is for sure, there are many forthcoming mobile games and applications that will be more challenging, interesting, fun and thrilling! Let’s take some sneak peeks for these 2016 most awaited game picks! Here are the lists of the entries:

  1. POKEMON GO the classic Pocket monster RPG and adventure mobile game is now in both Android and iOS. Trading, catching monsters, battling with other trainers are its main features. This new gaming console for Pokemon was developed in Niantic Labs.
  2. TELLTALE BATMAN is an interactive game with a series of villains that Batman has to defeat. It is a premier game launched and developed by Telltale Games.
  3. FNAF WORLD is an RPG mobile game that includes battles and all of the characters from Five Nights at Freddy are present.
  4. SPYJINX is an interactive mobile application that involves players which are the ultimate masterminds and manipulators of the game. The collaboration of JJ Abrahams of Star Wars and Bad Robot as well as ChAIR company will conduct this mobile game development.
  5. THE WALKING DEAD: MICHONNE is an action based game that follows a 3-chapter series that will account the story of Michonne. It is nearly available around February 2016 in iOS and Android.
  6. CRASHLANDS involves crafting, questing, battling and building often related to indie games. Its release is on January 2016 prospectively.
  7. IRON MARINES is a Science-fiction based game using real-time strategies. There are a series of actions, heroes and logical thinking in playing this app. Moreover, the predicted date of its release is in the middle months of 2016.
  8. ALBION ONLINE is a game play that has medieval MMO cross-platform with GVG, PvP and PVE action. In addition to its features are house building and farming.
  9. MARVEL AVENGERS ACADEMY is an interactive and a casual game for those who are avid fans of Marvel. You will be doing missions as a hero and customize the Marvel campus as well.
  10. DISNEY MAGIC KINGDOMS is an interactive mobile app in which its main features include completing quests, saving the parks from the villains and building your own Disney city and interact with the characters as well.

Stay tuned for more fun facts regarding the trend of the upcoming 2016 mobile games and other applications that will definitely suit your gaming skills! Check out your Android Play Store and iOS App Store now! Watch for their trailers and be amazed of these spectacular apps!

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Tabletop to Handheld

A Nintendo DS, PSP & iPhoneOne of the most fascinating trends in mobile gaming ever since it took hold has been the transfer of traditional, tabletop board games into a mobile gaming format. Board game apps are some of the most popular on the market, with many reaching over 10 million downloads each. These games allow groups of friends and families to have the same fun as board games have always provided without the hassle of setting up and then cleaning the seemingly countless tiny pieces and props that accompany many board games. It is now easier than ever to stop the game and pick up where you left off, which would previously have been a nearly impossible task. Another one of the benefits of these virtual board games is that it is now possible to play by yourself against a computer AI, allowing you to set the difficulty to whichever is most compatible with your level of experience. Some critics of this trend have complained that the apps have removed the face-to-face interaction and conversation that accompanied more traditional games, leaving the games more cold and impersonal than before.

The “portability” that these games have is probably one of the biggest reasons for their enduring popularity. I have spent many hours during bus rides, plane trips, or even during particularly boring classes playing game after game of Words With Friends or Trivia Crack. The latter has been easily one of my favorite mobile games of all time, and the intensity and frustration which can come with a losing game has resulted in many a nearly-cracked phone screen. Many others have been converted to the mobile format, such as Battleship, Yahtzee, Monopoly, and a number of card games. The change to a mobile format can in many cases vastly change the style of the game, often for the better.

It is not hard to see why these apps have been so popular. It is generally pretty easy for a developer to turn a board game into a mobile app, and the existing audience for such games means that the apps will be guaranteed to be downloaded and enjoyed by millions of people. The simplicity of the games leaves room for tons of fun and excitement, resulting in a highly universal appeal. It will be very interesting to see where this trend goes and what impact their developers will have on the world of mobile gaming.

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Mobile Game Developers Unlikely to Hit it Big

A mobile gamerMany of the wealthiest people in the world today have made their fortunes through tech entrepreneurship, and it’s not hard to see why. With minimal start-up capital and just the right idea, you can revolutionize the world and make literally billions of dollars in the process. As a result, mobile app development has been on the minds of countless teenagers and young adults seeking to make their way in the world. Many of them hope to hit the stroke of blind luck that seemingly affected other countless app developers who have hit it big. Among these lucky few are Robert Nay, the eighth grader who developed the immensely popular Bubble Ball, or the three students at Stanford University who created Snapchat. Highly successful apps such as these generate incomparably high returns on investment, with some of the most successful valued in the billions of dollars. These developers have struck it rich and will most likely earn enough from just these apps to live comfortably for quite a while. The reality for the majority of developers, however, is not so promising.

The Market Is Too Saturated

One reason for this is saturation of the market. Because the games are so cheap to create and distribute, anyone with a slight background in coding and animation has the potential to create a smartphone app. In addition, for every 1 app that is even considered a financial success (let alone hits it big), there are statistically hundreds of others that failed. The average app earns a meager $4,000 through the Apple app store and considerably less through the Google store, hardly anything given the amount of time and resources that developers invest into their products. Moreover, many of the most successful mobile games are developed by large corporations whose immense profits are rarely distributed to the individual programmers who made the app possible.

Free Apps Dominate the Market

Another part of the problem with trying to turn a profit off of a mobile game is that the vast majority are offered free of charge, meaning a developer must either produce such an exemplary product that users would be willing to spend money on it, or feature potentially annoying ads that might drive users away. It is certainly a challenging dilemma for the would-be entrepreneur. As a result of these circumstances,mobile game development has become increasingly split between the big corporations developing for profit and brand awareness, and the hobbyists who code for fun, with little room in between.

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