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How technology puts the social back in casino games.
The evolution of the powerful tool that each one of us now has in our pockets, the mobile phone, is quite the story. The origin of the mobile phone can be traced back to radio communication between ships and land, which later morphed into a device the size of a suitcase. In 1973 developers at Motorola showed off the first truly mobile phone. It weighed in at a whopping 2 kilos and would set you back almost $4,000. However, over the past 40 years, the mobile device has become an inseparable part of every one of us, while becoming pocket-sized and extremely powerful.
Games started to appear on phones in 1994 with the ever-popular Tetris. Nokia then introduced the world to “Snake” in the late 1990s and a cultural icon was born! As phones became more powerful, the game offerings became more amazing, more brilliant, and more enjoyable. These days every single game in every single variant is available to anyone, downloadable in seconds with only the click of the button, from anywhere they may be. This created an entire industry in a very short amount of time and left a lot of room to reinvent and re-imagine the classic games that have been played for 100’s of years in gambling halls throughout the world.
“Over the past 40 years, the mobile device has become an inseparable part of every one of us.”
Early versions of mobile casino games had the player competing against the computer, with a very flat experience, and simplistic visuals. These games were built for a single player, although to play and compete together, players would have to play their turn and pass the phone to each other. The issue with these games was that they were taking social games, and turning them into anti-social experiences. Thankfully as phones became more powerful, designers started to add new elements to the games, such as; improved graphics, quicker speeds, more intelligent computers to play against, tournaments, and in-game prizes.
Almost overnight any card game imaginable became available at the tip of everyone’s fingers. The games themselves became immersive, as all of a sudden you were able to play against other real people, no matter where they are in the world. What used to demand multiple people sitting together in one room, has morphed into random people playing against each other whilst in different parts of the world! Just like that, the social element reappeared and created a completely different and new experience! Imagine all of a sudden being able to play against people you cannot see, giving you a whole new experience every time you play, and the ability to make new friends all the time!
Developers continue to bend the ways in which we interact and take part in social experiences by allowing us to connect to others whenever we feel the need. It’s so easy to find other people to play age-old games with, such as Jacks or Better, Poker, Bridge, Gin Rummy, and more! Players can now chat with each other, buy online ‘gifts’, and share their skills and scores across multiple social platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. With new mini-games, fun animations, exciting tournaments, and other fantastic elements, these games have left the table and become a part of our lives — whenever we have a few minutes to play!
What used to demand a trip to a casino town, can now take place anytime and anywhere. All you need is to download your favourite game and start playing. With millions of users throughout the world, playing thousands of mobile games, there is no shortage of fun to be had!
The future of gaming is in the palm of your hand. Mobile gaming trends reveal a bright future!
“Mobile gaming will and must transcend the mere device screen and will integrate into our lives”
Mobile gaming has seen exponential growth over the last decade and an increase in mobile phone hardware has seen the rise of high-quality mobile gaming. Several trends have emerged that reveal how bright the future of mobile gaming will be. Read on to see how mobile gaming is quite possibly the future of the gaming industry!
Augmented reality has been a dream for gamers since the dawn of time. Since the very first pixelated game, gamers have desired a fully immersive experience that blends fiction with reality. Enter AR gaming and the virtual integrates with the real world. Gamers want immersion and AR provides this by the truckload!
AR games are typically represented as a virtual reality where game elements are superimposed into the real environment depicted through your device’s camera. Some AR games make extensive use of real-world elements to build a virtual environment. Just look to Pokémon GO or the string of “Laser Tag” styled games such as Reality Clash. Mobile gaming will and must transcend the mere device screen and will integrate into our lives.
“91% of the 4.5 billion global internet users use mobile devices… While the global gaming market is estimated at a whopping $152 billion with 45% of the market coming from mobile gaming”
Major console titles have found a home on mobile devices in recent years. We’ve already seen immense success from Epic Games’ Fortnite and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile. Two huge console titles are made into two incredibly high-quality mobile games with console playability, visuals, and player base. Mobile hardware has made significant leaps and bounds over the years and developers are taking advantage by pushing the limitations of mobile devices to create experiences on par with console games.
Major gaming titles and non-gaming brands alike have also used mobile gaming to promote and grow their fanbase. British heavy metal rockers Iron Maiden connected with Nodding Frog Ltd to develop and produce Legacy of the Beast, an incredibly high-quality turn-based RPG. CD Project brought GWENT, a popular mini-game within their Witcher franchise, to the mobile screen with all the quality the reputable developer is known for. We are only going to see mobile titles get better and the recent success seen from AAA developers is a sign of great things to come.
Mobile gaming won’t replace console gaming and nor should it. The future will be the blending of these great platforms — Imagine a gaming experience in which players can seamlessly switch and integrate between the two. We’ve seen it already in companion apps.
Remember Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs ctOS mobile that put “Chicago in the palm of your hand”. The app allowed a person to connect to anyone playing Watch Dogs and take control of the city in which they were playing in. How could anyone forget Bethesda’s Pip-Boy companion app that perfectly integrated your mobile device into your Fallout 4 game, giving you access to maps, inventory, and mini-games? The future will see further integration of mobile devices and console titles and quite possibly we will see mobile players competing against console players at the same time.
The mobile market continues to show a strong dominance with 91% of the 4.5 billion global internet users utilizing mobile devices to access the internet. The global gaming market is estimated at a whopping $152 billion with 45% of the market coming from mobile gaming. The mobile market cannot be denied and the increasing development of mobile device hardware will only drive further growth of the mobile gaming market.
You are what you play! What mobile games say about you.
“Merely a phone no longer, smartphones have become ‘personal life devices’, with most of the world unable to live without access to one”
Every story has a beginning… but where did the mobile games you’ve come to know and love start? The earliest models of mobile phones were only numeric and were not capable of hosting games. Other than spelling funny words with the numbers, the phone was exactly that — a phone.
While games did appear in some earlier models of phones, the mobile phone game genre only gained traction with the launch of ‘Snake’, which appeared on the Nokia 6600 in 1997. This game is one of the most well-known games in the world, that is still being played today and has become somewhat of a cultural icon. To have a Nokia phone and to be a Snake player was a status symbol among high-schoolers in this era. Owning an old Nokia with the original Snake game today is a badge of honour amongst nostalgic hipsters the world over.
Together with Tetris and a few other games that were available at the time, such as Solitaire or Dice, mobile games were built-in to the first generation of mobile phones. These games were extremely enjoyable but grew stagnant. The mobile game needed to progress along with the phones that they were being offered on.
“The Future of games is connected to our reality…”
The next generation of mobile phones enabled WAP (wireless application protocol) that allowed the phone to connect to the internet. The introduction of the internet raised the stakes in the mobile industry. Now that the phones were connected to the internet, the game could be hosted on a server, allowing for multiple players and for more games to be offered. The ability for users to take part in multiplayer games took pocket gaming to the next level.
As the years progressed from 2000 and on, the screens became brighter, the processing and internet speed grew in leaps and bounds, while the games that were offered became more and more complex and enjoyable. Progressing from simplistic 2D games where you need to move a pixelated snake around a screen, the mobile game industry could now produce role-playing games, adventure games, and classics, such as cards, bowling, and even snowboarding. There was one issue though, the phones were still black and white…OK well more greenish or maybe bluish but nobody could predict the truly awe-inspiring level of development to come.
From around 2006 onwards, mobile phones completely changed their entire purpose. Merely a phone no longer, smartphones have become ‘personal life devices’, with most of the world unable to live without access to one. With the introduction of the iPhone, Android operating system, and touch screens, there were no more limits to what these amazing devices could do.
Phones have become so powerful, their screens so vibrant, and the internet so fast, that anything that someone would want on their phone, could be there within minutes, if not seconds! All of a sudden, we defined ourselves by our online presence, by the phone we own, and of course by the games we play.
“Couple information with an online persona, and a very clear picture of their personality will emerge.”
Mobile game developers took all of this in and have created an entire industry that provides entertainment to millions of people around the globe. Up until 2006, for complete entertainment, users needed to have an MP3 device, a phone, and a book to read. However today, this one device can be anything that its user needs it to be, and the offerings are so enormous. App stores have 1000’s of new games and apps uploaded each day! With each passing day a new game company is created, new games appear on users’ phones, and our gaming dreams are made a reality through 24/7 content.
The games we have on our phones define who we are as people. Ask any person what games or apps they have downloaded and you will understand what entertains them. Couple this info with an online persona, and a very clear picture of their personality will emerge. In this day and age, mobile phone users have access to ideas, entertainment, and a plethora of information that was never available before, as access did not exist.
The future of games is connected to our reality, as we’ve already seen in the global phenomenon that was Pokémon Go, that brought virtual reality into the real world. What we consider amazing now, will be old school and dull in only 5 years. Game developers are scrambling to figure out what the next big thing in gaming will be, and the first to that mark will dominate gaming, if only for a short time.
Mobile phone games have become such an integral part of us, that it will not be surprising if the next level of gaming will turn our lives into one big game for us all to play.
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