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Types of games ?

paul nisset
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What types of games work best on an android or any mobile device for that matter?
Have you found certain classes of game s more popular than others ?
Mario Zechner
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There is not clear cut answer to that. Casual games like Angry Birds or Abduction (Doodle Jump game) or even simpler games are pretty big due to them catching the largest audience (non-hardcore gamers). However, there are also a couple of titles that are less casual but still successful.

I think what's more important than the genre is the accesibility of a game (how easy is it to pick it up) as well as the marketing that goes along with releasing the game. If people don't know about your game it can be as good as can be, you won't have any players.


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paul nisset
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Thanks. That is an important point for any software platform.
Does your book cover the marketing aspects of mobile games?
Mario Zechner
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Only very briefly with some general advice. I'm a programmer not so much a marketing guy i'm afraid
paul nisset
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Yeah. That's the issue for a lot us.
We end up working for marketing guys.
Hauke Ingmar Schmidt
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paul nisset wrote:Yeah. That's the issue for a lot us.
We end up working for marketing guys.


With, hopefully.

Marketing is a very important part of a project and not easy.
 
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