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Mobile development, and in general development for any kind of platform, is a long process that requires a careful approach from the studio, developers, etc.
Important steps in the development of a mobile game.
In order for you and your project to end up with a successful product, you need to start with the basics, the steps that are needed for any project. The stages can be divided into 8 separate parts.
1 – Study the market, come up with an idea. Market research is an important step that takes time. Look at what game a certain target audience is currently playing, where the most downloads are, what game is relevant for bloggers and streamers, what games have the most highlights on YouTube or TikTok. In movies – a script. In music – beat. And in games, this is of course the idea. So let’s start with that. But remember that there is nothing new in this world anymore. Developers, studios, gamedevs have launched and implemented countless games. You need to think carefully to come up with something really unique and original. But you can also take a familiar plot as a basis and present it in a creative skin. The idea of the game should attract any user. Remember, create a game that you yourself will enjoy playing.
2 – Select the category of the future game. Here you need to decide in which category you want to see your future game. Relaxing and uncomplicated type of games is called Hyper casual. They usually have the simplest mechanics and gameplay. For example Homescapers, 2048, Helix Jump.
The next category is Midcore. They require strategic thinking and usually involve ranking among other users. For example, any game from the Clash series.
And of course – Hardcore. This is a category for lovers of complexity. They say it’s a hardcore game. For example PUBG, FREE FIRE.
3 – Work out the process and mechanics. Before starting work, developers have two options: create a completely unique application or use proven game mechanics. Both options can lead to success and have their own advantages and disadvantages. The main problem is, of course, timing. If you are making completely new mechanics, then it will naturally take much more time.
4 – Select platform (OS). When developing games for mobile devices, you need to choose a platform (operating system). First of all, developers strive to create a mobile game for Android, a little less often for iOS. It would be more convenient to resort to a hybrid model, but with cross-platform development there will be additional costs.
5 – Creation of design. Creating a game design is much more difficult than creating a design for a regular application. There are many factors to consider: the story, the characters, and the final look. It’s the design that sets your game apart from the competition in the first place, but calculating complex details requires processing power – you need to strike a balance between good graphics and performance, taking into account the capabilities of mobile devices.
6 – Build a monetization plan. You can find 3 million apps on Google Play, but only 3% are paid. The freemium monetization model dominates the market today. It implies that the application can be downloaded for free, but all the variety of content and features are unlocked in it only for money.
7 – Well, the most important thing is the development itself.
8 – Testing and launch