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Mobile Game Development Agency

One of the most profitable and successful app industry areas is mobile games. They frequently rank at the top of app marketplaces’ lists of most-downloaded offerings and can have millions of daily active users.

The mobile gaming market is immensely diversified, encompassing everything from 3D games with multi-billion dollar grossings to instructional apps for non-profits. Pearl Lemon Games is a top mobile game development agency, and this is largely because of our knowledge of and dedication to the industry and to the clients we create for.

The State of the Mobile Games Market

With record-breaking download and consumer spending rates across the app stores, mobile gaming was already in a league of its own by the year 2020. But the next two years raised the bar for engagement and the growth of mobile gaming is not showing any signs of slowing, even as the pandemic that was largely responsible for the huge growth in that time period recedes.

As a mobile game development agency, even we still marvel at some of the statistics. The top-level statistics from the industry’s State of Mobile Gaming 2022 report are extensive, but the following really stand out:

Global consumer spend on mobile games rose by $30.2 billion (+35%) from 2019 to 2021 to reach $116 billion

Global mobile game downloads increased by 14.9 billion (+22%) from 2019 to 2021 to hit 82.98 billion

174 mobile games generated more than $100 million in 2021 – up from 141 in 2019

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Another interesting – and lucrative development in the world of mobile gaming that we, as a mobile game development agency, find particularly exciting is GaaS model’s expansion into the mobile gaming space, and its utilization by businesses who have never even considered entering into the game space before.

GaaS, or “games as a service,” refers to how games are developed, delivered, and maintained in addition to how they are played. Gamers can stream games on their devices on demand thanks to GaaS. A subscription usually is required to access the games, providing a steady stream of revenue that is ongoing and not dependent on a single, one-time purchase.

The actual game software is kept on the servers of the hosting firm and is transmitted through video codec directly to the player’s device. As a result, the conventional game distribution model is drastically altered.

Mobile Game Technologies

As a mobile game development agency capable of serving a wide range of needs, our team is well-versed in the variety of mobile game technologies dominating the mobile game market right now. Those considering adding a mobile game to their marketing plans, or trying to turn their great game idea into a fully functional reality, are often not aware that there are options when it comes to mobile game development technology, or even what those are:

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Unity

As a team and a mobile game development agency, we’ve invested countless person-hours in mastering the complexities of Unity because it has established itself as the most frequently used game engine among mobile game developers. It is easier to prototype and publish ideas to various hardware platforms because of its user-friendly interface and compatibility with the many art asset formats.

Unity has established itself as the industry standard engine thanks to its integrated physics engine, strong scene editor, and unified structure. Pearl Lemon Games can create amazing and engaging  mobile games with Unity across a huge range of niches. You can make your game ideas come to life in 2D or 3D by collaborating with our team and basing it in Unity will help ensure that it is as playable a year down the line as it is at launch.

HTML 5

HTML5 and JavaScript have replaced Adobe Flash, which is no longer supported by the Adobe community and is no longer preferred for interactive web-based content. These new frameworks not only outperform Flash in terms of security, but they also benefit from increased native browser compatibility.

The main benefit of HTML5 for developers is its cross-platform support. As your mobile game development agency We can design games that adjust to different needs, including screen sizes, aspect ratios, and resolutions.

Games made with HTML5 can be played in all the most utilized web browsers as well as on various mobile platforms including iOS and Android and Windows based platforms. Some of the most successful mobile games in the world right now – including the behemoth that is Fortnite – make great use of this cross-platform ability and we can help ensure that your mobile game can too.

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iOS Game Center and Google Play

There are connections available to many APIs on each app store platform. As a result, users will be able to check real-time information from a variety of sources through operating system level apps.

This accessibility and other features offered by Apple and Google Play are crucial to a multiplayer game’s success, whether it be live updates to scores on a leaderboard or even tracking changes to account information across devices and screens.

Unlike some mobile game development agencies, Pearl Lemon Games is experienced in both iOS and Android game development, and not only will we ensure that your mobile game functions seamlessly across both platforms, but we can also help you with  the submission, app support, and management processes that will get your games accepted to these platforms.

This is an area where many mobile game developers hit a wall, especially when it comes to the stricter requirements of the iOS Game Center and the Apple App Store in general. As a mobile game development agency, we, however, have a stellar track record when it comes to succeeding in getting past these potential roadblocks to a mobile game’s success.

Skilled Art and Animation Teams

Our own staff of artists, 3D modelers, and animators are pros at using tools that are accepted as industry standard in the mobile game business. Our team is adept at modeling and animating characters in Maya and Blender, producing classic 2D concept art written in Adobe, and developing UI/UX designs using Autodesk technologies.

We are happy – and keen – to put our skills to work for you, and you can be assured that the project will be a success because we have years of combined experience working on high-quality animated features and mobile gaming projects for our clients.

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We Offer Access to Superior Marketing and Promotion

The development teams at Pearl Lemon Games are all about game development, but as a leading mobile game development agency, we know that even the most spectacular mobile games won’t thrive in a vacuum.  

We do have a secret weapon, though. As a part of the larger Pearl Lemon Group, a group of UK based but globally operating companies, we have access to some of the best digital marketing, SEO, social media and public relations professionals in the business, and can enlist their talents to help ensure that your mobile game gets the attention it deserves.

Ready to make your game ideas a reality? Contact us today, we’d love to explain how hiring Pearl Lemon Games as your mobile game development agency will make those dreams come true.

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