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8 Reasons Why Gaming App Development Industry is on The Rise

by Pranav Raj on 09/29/21 10:29:00 am

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According to the Mobile Marketing Association's (MMA) report titled "The Power of Mobile Gaming in India," India is one of the world's top five mobile gaming markets. Mobile gaming is one of the world's fastest expanding industries, particularly in India. Mobile games have become the preferred form of entertainment for people from all walks of life and across all demographics in recent years.


The video game industry has undergone significant changes in terms of products, prices, and revenue during the last few years. The emergence of the mobile game was particularly noticeable in the late 2000s and early 2010s. Modern mobile games take full advantage of portable technologies like smartphones and tablets, whereas early mobile games were rudimentary and difficult to reach. They've vastly improved in terms of graphics and gameplay, cover a wide range of genres, and appeal to a wide range of people. Almost everyone who owns a phone, whether it's an Android, iOS, or BlackBerry, has played a game at some point. Mobile gaming is unquestionably on the rise, with new trends and innovations emerging each year.


Mobile gaming has grown from a nascent business to a multibillion-dollar industry, with revenue likely to double again in the near future. So, what elements have played a role in this meteoric rise? Although technological advancements have aided the rise of on-demand app development, it has also been influenced by a range of variables in the video game industry as a whole.

Accessibility to Smartphones

In the game industry, the smartphone sector is extremely important. Increased competition necessitates more reasonable pricing. As a result, anyone can now afford a high-end smartphone. This, together with the availability of faster internet connections, creates ideal conditions for the rise of online gaming. When more people have access to a mobile device, the market will expand even more.

Investments by Chinese Tech firms

Chinese tech firms have made investments in the Indian gaming industry. They managed to invest an extremely hefty amount in the tech sector, according to estimates. Alibaba and Tencent have acquired shares in some of India's largest gaming companies. During the Covid 19 outbreak, the government recently imposed limits on Chinese investments.

More People Equals to More Players

India has the world's second-largest population, with approximately 1.3 billion people as of the beginning of 2020. This indicates that India's gaming business has a large untapped market, which has already benefited the Indian economy significantly. Some games become popular as a result of people talking to one another, inviting their family members to group games, influencing their peer groups, and spreading the word about their games. This opens up a lot of possibilities for the game business to explore.

Skill Gaming Options

In India, children like playing skill games. When it comes to the internet availability of various games, this industry has reached new heights. Indians can choose from a variety of websites to play their favourite games. The market needs to broaden its possibilities and provide many more options for people of various tastes. More free games for devoted gamers should be introduced by game producers.

Growing Culture

As the number of players grows, a more comfortable gaming culture emerges. The cash earned will aid in the growth of the gaming industry, as well as local gaming communities and ecosystems that involve both developers and consumers. The number of Indian game production companies has surged from 25 to 250 in the previous decade, with new gaming startups popping up every month. Spending money on firms and enterprises who manufacture products adapted to their own local tastes is more enticing to the public.

Costs and Funding

Another reason for the early success of mobile games was their low production costs. Mobile games are not only easier to distribute than traditional games, but they also cost less to develop in general. Another reason for their sudden success is this. Because mobile games lack the resources to produce detailed cinematic images, they must rely on other factors to attract players.

Stagnation in Traditional Games

Low development costs and readily available finance have contributed to the mobile industry's fluidity, allowing it to change in response to consumer expectations. This has also proven to be advantageous because more traditional games have a hard time adapting. The PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii, all of which were released around the same time as the App Store, are only now being replaced. As a result, mobile technology has been able to make significant advancements in terms of its capabilities.

Integrate with Social Media Channels 

These days, people are preoccupied with social media. People like to play in a recognised buddy circle, so integrating mobile games with social media is a rapidly expanding trend. Game apps that allow people to engage, interact, and invite friends through social media platforms, on the other hand, are more likely to grow their user base quickly.


Although one can debate the creative and entertainment value of mobile games, it is reasonable to state that this genre of gaming is here to stay. It is simple to use, inexpensive, and inventive, making it appealing to a wide range of potential gamers. It is also a significant source of cash for developers, who will continue to make mobile games as long as users desire them. The quick expansion of the mobile game, on the other hand, cannot be attributed to a single factor; rather, it was the result of a confluence of circumstances that allowed for such rapid growth and bodes well for future success.


In light of the fact that the pandemic may take some time to settle and chill down, the on demand app development industry expects to maintain its upward growth trajectory. With a continual influx of new titles, social media campaigns, quizzes, and competitions, the gaming community is anticipating a post-pandemic gaming future. The Gaming Industry, which has caused individuals to interact in crisis situations, is unstoppable.

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