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What to Consider While Hiring a Mobile Game Development Company

14th Aug 2017 / Sheree Krause / Mobile Game

A mobile game can be defined as a specific form of a video game that can be played on a smartphone (both Android and Microsoft), tablet, or iPad.. People play games in their leisure time for entertainment and to de-stress. Since the invention of Nintendo, Xbox and PlayStation, a host of serious gamers who excel in these types of games have been appearing. To satisfy these gamers, as well as to entertain general mobile users,  mobile game development companies in India and other countries across the globe are incorporating versions of PC games, as well as making new ones, that can be played on mobile devices. These companies have skilled game development teams who come up with ingenious ideas to design new games every day.

Usually, smartphone users download these games from the App Store or Google Play. Mobile games are rapidly gaining in popularity as they offer advantages that you cannot get from traditional PC games. Some of these advantages are –

A.Easy accessibility:

Mobile games can be accessed anywhere unlike PC games. You can play them while you are en route to your office, or during a lunch break. All you need is to download the game from the App Store or Google Play and install it on your mobile device.

B.Less intricacy:

Mobile games are usually less complex than PC games. You don’t need to be a professional gamer to be able to play them. At the same time, professional gamers also enjoy playing these games.

C.Less space requirement:

Mobile games do not require much space to be installed on your phone. So, the chance of your smartphone functionality being sluggish is relatively low.

D.Free of cost:

Most of these mobile games can be downloaded and installed for free, which is one of the major reasons behind their growing popularity.

The list of famous mobile game companies includes Supercell, Glu Mobile, Kiloo, King, Ketchapp, EA Mobile, etc. As there are many top game development companies around the world, you might need to consider a few things before hiring one of them for your business. Here are some important factors to guide you for the selection procedure –

1.Acquire knowledge about the functionalities:

You need to have adequate knowledge about the technical functionalities of your game so you can communicate your desired outcome effectively with the game developer. You also need to educate yourself about various versions and updates of current popular games.

2.Reputation and experience:

It is important to consider the reputation and experience of the game developing company you’re about to hire. Experienced game developers with a proven track record of success are reliable options. You can determine their reputation in the market by going through online feedback and ratings. Consulting other people, gamers, who have been playing a certain game for a long time can also help.

3.The range of game development service:

Assess your requirements and verify whether the  game development company is going to be able to provide for all of your development needs. These services include Windows, Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and Flash.

4.Transparency of the procedure:

Select a game developer whose development procedure is entirely comprehensible to you. A decent mobile game developer will keep you updated every step of the way. These steps include –

Discussion of the initial concept and its evaluation
Refinement of the idea to make the game more user-friendly
Selection of the most appropriate design
Creating animation and background
Coding and creating UI (User interface) elements along with game level designs
Testing for coding errors and quality assurance
Final submission
Launching

5.Cost:

You need to compare the cost entity with the quality of the service you are getting from the developer. You should only make your final decision when this quality vs. cost ratio seems reasonable and affordable.

6.Speed of the game:

Determine the turnaround of the games the game developer is providing. Also, make sure that it would not face difficulty while running on a smartphone, once it gets launched.

If you thoroughly follow these points, hiring a suitable game development company for your organization should be trouble free.

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