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Mobile Gaming In 2017 – A Whole New Chapter Of The Same Story

There's no doubt that video games are no longer meant to be played exclusively on consoles or computers. Smartphones open doors to whole new realms of possibility, which is why mobile gaming has taken off with a “boom”. Graphics, options and the technology itself is ever-improving, meaning that more and more of us are getting involved. In America alone, 77% of people own a smartphone, and this figure is up on the previous year. Mobile gaming is accessible to every single one of them, if that’s what they choose to do.

Apps Are Where It’s At

Many of the games which are currently available are easily accessed through apps. In fact, looking at sample data from May 2016, 43% of all the apps on iPhones Apple Store were gaming apps, compared to other categories like business, news and education. People are clearly quite content to play games, and as there’s a projection for there to be 73% more apps by the end of 2020, this number is highly likely to grow. On Google Play and Android systems, games are also leading the pack there, too.

Apps are popular because of how easy they are to use. You can use them “on the go”, which makes them highly attractive. When you game on an app, you can become familiar with it. Typically, an app has simplicity of design in the interface, usually goes a long way to making them easy-to-use. Internet connectivity is usually better through them, and in some cases, you barely require data at all – once they’re downloaded, it’s often possible to play offline.

All of these factors make it very easy to jump into the world of online gaming; since they’re so convenient, no matter where (or who) you are.

Mobile Gaming Is Changing Up Old Games

iGaming gives a new take on games that many people will know and love. Plenty of different niches are catered to in this industry, meaning that no matter your interests or gaming experiences, you will find something to enjoy. One of the sectors which are enjoying success is that of iGaming. This particular type of game emulates traditional casino gambling and bingo options, the models of which most people will be familiar with.

There’s a lot of cross-platform references, for example themed games which heavily rely on pop-culture. Game of Thrones is perhaps the most-loved TV show of our time, with a record 16.5 million Americans tuning in for this year’s season finale, which aired recently. There’s now a Game of Thrones slot for people to play, featuring many different references to the storyline and graphics taken straight from the screen.

When it comes to bingo, many people have grown up playing it, whether in traditional halls, at new bingo clubs designed for young people, or as part of their education, with many teachers favoring the game when teaching languages. It’s now popular online, thanks to the fact that people can play it from the comfort of their phone, and in fact, it’s now so popular that there are even mobile bingo review sites which help players sift through their many, many choices.

Mobile Gaming Offers Totally New Games

When 2016’s Pokémon Go stormed onto the mobile gaming scene, it really changed the shape of the industry. It was, quite literally, a game-changer – but for mobile. It was popular, too. Estimates say that in the early stages of release, up to 21million players were playing daily, worldwide.

Thanks to augmented reality (where your real-world experience interacts with that in the game), it allowed geolocation to make a difference in the way the game was played, offering players added bonuses and Pokémon depending on the actual locations they can venture on out to.

With regular updates, Pokémon Go has managed to stay relevant. Players can now compete with other players in raids, adding another social element to the already-social aspect of having to get out and about. There’s even the draw of “region-locked” Pokémon, which means that players in Europe are able to find certain Pokémon that would be unavailable in Australia, for example.

If anything, it’s turned the tables on gaming and stopped it from being something that you do while sitting down – you can now game as you walk. Instead of having to go to the likes of Amazon to purchase Pokémon games for consoles, you can now just access their releases easily from your phone.

Of course, this has just opened doors for the future. There’s now nothing to stop other franchises from wanting a slice of the action, and Harry Potter may well be next!

Who’s Playing

There are no “profiles” of gamers anymore, and that’s because there’s such variety. In fact, there are way too many games on the market to even mention. The technology that we are dealing with in 2017 isn’t just offering new games; it’s offering new ways of playing ones that we’ve already played before.

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