Social mobile gaming is taking over the gaming industry. Social gaming is fun for everyone involved, and allows users to stay in touch with friends from a distance. Playing in groups with friends, or just one on one, has never been so convenient. With technology rapidly changing, it is no surprise that new trends emerge frequently. Here are some examples of potential trends from Omega Underground.
Spectator Gaming To Rise at an All-Time High
There’s a certain appeal to sitting back, relaxing and watching other people play games. This is why video platforms such as YouTube and Twitch have risen to immense heights over the last few years.
Spectator sport is enjoyable because it doesn’t require an investment- you won’t have to buy the latest console or spend a dozen hours or so to finish a game.
As people are forced to stay in their homes, the number of spectators in social mobile games will rise. In the same vein, e-tournaments will become commonplace and will be broadcast online.
Traditional to Online
Social games are mostly played in the same room with other people. A good example of this is casino games such as roulette, poker and bingo.
However, due to the pandemic the shift will favor online platforms. Games such bring enjoyment to individuals right in the comfort of their own homes.
Catering to the Millennials
Millennials hold the edge over Gen Z and others in that 40 percent of them prefer to spend their time playing social mobile games.
Developers will try to capture this segment of the market with their future games. That said, mechanics and features they like will probably take top precedent over others.
What could be more enticing than a game demo where you won’t need to download or install anything?
Interactive ads will dominate the marketing niche in social mobile gaming. Technology can make this happen and in a variety of devices, including tablets, smartphones and computers.