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Features » Smartphone/Tablet
How to Design Your iOS Game to Grow: Learning from the Style of Tiger Style 5
by Wagner James Au [11.01.12]
In this excerpt from Game Design Secrets by Wagner James Au Randy Smith from Tiger Style (Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor and Waking Mars) shares the story of how he and David Kalina built a successful mobile game studio building thoughtful, artful, genre-defying games for iOS.
Design, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

The Evolution of Puzzle Craft 7
by Artur Ganszyniec [10.25.12]
On the road to smartphone success, there significant are challenges -- game design, business model, and look and feel. How did one developer navigate those waters? This candid look back examines all of these crucial elements of building a mobile game.
Design, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Tiny MMOs, Massive Opportunities? 1
by Caleb Bridge [10.11.12]
The MMO genre is running into trouble on PCs, but what's the state of it on mobile devices? Gamasutra speaks to three developers about what challenges and successes they've faced in building online multiplayer RPGs for Android and iOS.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Solving Smartphone Performance Problems 12
by Itay Duvdevani [10.03.12]
In this technical article, MoMinis programmer Itay Duvdevani explains how he and his colleagues solved what should have been a very simple sorting problem creatively, and upgraded their smartphone game engine in the process.
Programming, Smartphone/Tablet

Guerrilla Multiplayer Development 5
by Ernest Woo [09.13.12]
What's the best way to get a networked game up and running on a smartphone? For his space battle game ErnCon, Ernest Woo investigated existing network techniques and integrated them together, coming up with a solution useful to iOS and Android developers, which he shares within.
Design, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Secret Knowledge from the Future 1
by Christian Nutt [08.13.12]
Ngmoco CEO Neil Young talks about his view of the future of the mobile social games space, how he hopes to delight both players and developers, and why he thinks that Mobage is the number one service in the world.
Business/Marketing, Interview, Smartphone/Tablet

Trusting Your Gut: The Story of a Successful Side Project 9
by Array [08.08.12]
Experienced mobile developer Jeremy Alessi writes about how a simple side project turned into a surprisingly successful app -- covering both the original idea, the technical implementation, and business model.
Business/Marketing, Design, Smartphone/Tablet

Staying Triple-A: How Big Independent Studios are Turning to Mobile and Social 3
by Michael Thomsen [07.13.12]
In this feature, Gamasutra speaks to Insomniac's Ted Price, David Jaffe, and more, to find out how and why these developers with a lot of console experience are turning to new markets to make the best of their craft.
Business/Marketing, Interview, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Congratulations, Your First Indie Game is a Flop 74
by Matej Jan [06.27.12]
An indie developer reflects on how he spent too much time and effort trying to make a failure into a success, sharing his experiences about going from iOS to PC and Mac, and why being first out of the gate doesn't substitute for having a truly compelling game.
Business/Marketing, Design, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Sponsored Feature: The Cost of Ignorance 1
by Justin Mauldin [06.18.12]
PapayaMobile director of marketing Justin Mauldin reviews the latest statistics on user acquisition costs and conversion rates, and offers up some helpful tips on how to make sure users get engaged with your free-to-play Android game and stick around.
Sponsored Feature, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet