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Zarzilla - Year of the Card Game 2021
                                    “Better Graphics, Better Gameplay, Better be better than your friends❗”

Who are Zarzilla?

Zarzilla games formed in 2018 with a single goal in mind – To make TODAY as fun as possible. Our team of stars are fuelled by a single purpose to connect players from all over the world through our fun, social, and ground-breaking mobile games! All day long we bathe in the sunny rays of Malta and transfer our happiness into the pleasure of thousands of mobile gamers across this great globe.

We continue to strive towards revolutionising how you play social card games. As pioneers of the social casino card game industry, we implement social elements into everything we touch - ensuring our community can connect on levels like no other.

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A Bright Future

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Zarzilla games is the space to watch in 2021. Big changes are coming. We have completely overhauled our amazing rummy game, Gin Rummy Super, and you believe your eyes when you see it! New ways to win, more ways to connect with players from around the world, and enhancements like never before. 

It Won’t Stop There

Nobody can possibly imagine what we’ll come up with next because we don’t think we’ll ever stop innovating!? 2021 will be the year of the update. Massive revolutionary changes to some of our biggest titles and even more ways to be social. The Zarzilla office can’t stop imagining and we’re working hard to bring our imaginations into reality – meaning more gaming pleasure to delight your senses!

Zarzilla proudly makes social mobile games for Android and iOS devices ~


5 Amazing Mobile Gaming Statistics

At Zarzilla, we all love games! We all love gaming – everything about it. Step into the Zarzilla office and you’ll most likely hear heated debates not just about our favourite games but about the ins and outs of this exciting industry.

The mobile gaming industry amazes us every day and motivates us to keep making the most fun and social games for your enjoyment. Check out these surprising mobile gaming statistics for 2021.

1.     There will be almost 3 billion global mobile gamers by the end of the year. 

Mobile gaming is not just about hardcore gamers. In fact, it appears we all play games! The mobile gaming industry has expanded into so many different genres, it is of no surprise that almost everyone can find something to play.

2.     Mobile gaming accounts for more than half of global gaming revenues.

That’s right! It’s not console gamers or PC gamers – Mobile gaming is the biggest earner in the industry. In 2019, mobile gaming accounted for 51% of the industries $152 billion dollars.

3.     Casual games rule them all!

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At a staggering 58%, casual games are the most popular mobile gaming genre. No surprise there – with games like Gin Rummy Super offering simple game mechanics and fast-action gameplay. Considering more than half of mobile gamers are over the age of 34, one can see why classic card games like solitaire, poker, and gin rummy are so popular.

Casual and card gamers are loyal and dedicated too! With a high stickiness and the longest average session lengths of any other genre, casual card players clearly know what they like!

4.     Not Just for the Young

Many developers miss this little fact. 55% of gamers are around 55 years old. In fact, only 8% of mobile gamers are teenagers. Games are really not just for kids anymore and developers should really consider the full scope of their audience.

5.     We Like to Play in the Bathroom

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Seriously – apparently so. According to a study at MediaPost, more than 50% of gamers play mobile games in the bathroom. That means when you defeat a worthy rival in a game of Gin Rummy Super, they may be playing in the bath… but hey you may very well be celebrating in the bath too!

Mobile Games for Everyone

If these mind-blowing statistics tell us anything, it is that mobile gaming is here to stay and that mobile gaming is for everyone – young or old, rich or poor. Among the best of social card games, is Gin Rummy Super – standing tall among the mountain of choices, Zarzilla’s rummy title provides the fastest, most social, and truly global card game experience.

~ Download and play GIN RUMMY SUPER for FREE~


5 Reasons to Play at Social Casinos in 2021

Over past year, it’s been pretty difficult to get to a casino. But social casinos have long been the answer to playing your favourite casino games anytime and almost anywhere you want. Zarzilla are big lovers of the social casino and we make incredibly exciting casino titles for all our global players!

For those just thinking about trying about playing at a social casino for the very first time, here are 5 of the best reasons to do so.

Play and Try for Free

Most social casinos are 100% free – Casinozilla is totally free to play and free to win! No real money wagering or sign-up fees. Players who want to take their casino gaming a little more seriously, but are still learning the ropes, can try casino games and practice for free.

You can learn the rules of a casino game without any fear of risking real money or having to ruin anyone else’s game. You can even be introduced to a game you didn’t even consider! There is no better and way to practice casino games than at a social casino like Casinozilla.

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Anytime and Anywhere

You don’t need to travel to Vegas to play at a social casino. You can play anywhere and anytime – the social casino is always open. Can’t sleep at 3am, stuck in the waiting office, or that meeting is running a touch long? Social casinos are just one click away.

It doesn’t really matter where you are; your social casino is totally mobile, and ready whenever you are!

Spice It Up

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Social casinos offer multiple casino games in a single package. You can play poker for 10 minutes and then seamlessly switch to a bit of bingo – all without leaving the same game. Despite having a game of choice, be it poker, blackjack, Teen Patti, or good ol’ Gin Rummy, players do need to switch it up from time to time.

Casinozilla offers multiple variations of poker – and that’s just for poker players! Social casinos offer players a vast selection of casino games and multiple ways to play them.

 

Super Intuitive

Gin Rummy Super can be opened and a game started within several seconds – it really is that fast and easy. Social casinos are designed with fun in mind! The games are user-friendly, with easy-to-follow rules and super intuitive controls. Gin Rummy Super even features a seriously hands-on tutorial stage – just to make it that much easier!

You can play at social casinos without really thinking or concentrating – perfect for unwinding after a long day. A session at a social casino can be as casual as you want it to be!

Play your way in Your Environment

You know what you can’t do at a real-life, land-based casino? Play upside, on your sofa, in your underwear… Not 100% sure why you would do that, but whatever makes you comfortable. The point is you can play at social casinos anyway you like. Nobody is watching. There is no security guard to tap you on the shoulder and say you cant do that.

There are so many rules to adhere at real casinos. Some casinos take forever just to get past security and the concierge. Social casinos take only a few seconds to enter and sit at your favourite casino game table.

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Stu Ungar - The Man Who Killed Rummy

Arguably the greatest gin rummy player to ever exist – and a handy poker player too – Stu Ungar gin skills were so revered; Vegas wouldn’t let him play anymore.

Widely considered to be a legend in both poker and rummy, Stu Ungar was far from your ordinary World Series of Poker champion. The son of bookmaker and loan shark, Stu won his first Gin Rummy tournament at the age of 10 and dropped out of school to pursue gambling full-time.

Early-Life

Born in 1953, Stu Ungar was a talent child. He skipped the 7th grade in school and was earning 10s of thousands of dollars in gin tournaments throughout his early teens. Before he could finish the 10th grade, Stu’s father, who ran illegal gambling parlours in Manhattan, died. Stu’s mother was poor of health and at the age of 13, Stu was the sole provider for the household. Of course, Stu was already a talented card player by this stage and he gambled his way to adulthood.

By the time he was 17, Stu was well on his way to legendary status in the underground world of New York gambling. He eventually fell in with the Victor Romano crew. Yes, that Victor Romano – the famed card player and Genovese crime family soldier. Stu was a renowned sore winner and loser, but under Romano’s protection, he could play absolutely anyone. By the mid 1970’s, Stu Ungar was regarded as the best gin player in New York.

“Imagine if Stu was a rival on Gin Rummy Super? Think you could best him!?”

Vegas, Baby, Vegas

The young, talent card player had a major vice – the ponies! Stu would regularly blow all his monstrous card game winnings at the racetrack and by the late 70’s his gambling debts were starting to catch up to him. Stu had destroyed all the New York competition and he decided he need to seek new action. After a short refuge in Miami, Florida, Stu headed to a realm filled with the most elite and reputed gamblers in the world – Las Vegas.

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The obvious game of choice was Gin Rummy and quickly Stu destroyed all the competition. Some say the reason gin rummy is no longer played in Vegas casinos, and as such most casinos around the world, is because of Stu Ungar. His name as a participant alone had players running the other way, eventually leading to calls for his ban from professional matches.

Thankfully, for the rest of us, there is Gin Rummy Super!

The final blow to gin rummy in Las Vegas, came when Ungar faced off against the worlds best Gin player, at the time, Harry “Yonkie” Stein. Ungar utterly destroyed him. In a high-stakes game of Hollywood Gin, Ungar defeated Stein 86 to nothing. Stein stopped playing professionally following that match and some say the man was never the same again.

But just like that, no one wanted to play against Ungar. Despite offering several handicaps against his opponents, the competition dried up and Ungar needed to find a new game.

World Series of Poker

Stu went on to become a poker legend, winning the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 3 times, including a triumphant comeback in 1997. He became the youngest champion in its history (an achievement since surpassed by others) and he won in more than just Texas Hold’em. Ungar won WSOP events in No-Limit Deuce to Seven and 7 Card stud.

Think you’re a poker star? Try your hand at Casinozilla for free!
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Play like Stu

If you’re reading this thinking Stu Ungar left some fabled rummy tips to help you defeat your rivals in Gin Rummy Super, you are, unfortunately, going to be disappointed. The best gin rummy player in the world had a near-clairvoyant ability to read other peoples hands and had perfect recall and an uncanny ability to count cards.

That’s ok though - That just means you can jump into Gin Rummy Super and forge your own legacy as a rummy star! Gin Rummy Super is free to play and available on the App Store and Google Play. So be like Stu, play your hands aggressively and defeat your rivals in Gin Rummy Super!


Gin on the Big Screen - Pop Culture Icon

Gin Rummy is going through a serious period of renaissance of late – wildly popular in India for decades and now retaking the rest of the world by storm. Once quite a popular game through the 1950’s till around the late 1970s when the game fell out of favour in Vegas.

But Gin Rummy has been seen in some pretty big places. Here are 4 instances of Gin Rummy in popular culture:

1.     Bond plays Gin.

What’s the best way to unwind after destroying a Latin American drug lab? Obviously, a holiday in Miami and a few rounds of Gin Rummy – well that’s exactly what James Bond did in the 1964 classic, Goldfinger.

Bond is asked to confirm whether the films antagonist, Auric Goldfinger, is cheating in a game of Gin Rummy. The original Ian Fleming novel featured Canasta, specifically in this scene, which is a variation of 500 rum. Don’t worry there is no cheating in Gin Rummy Super – Unless like Auric Goldfinger, you have a femme fatale with binoculars spying on your rival’s smartphone!

2.     It’s a Me… Mario!

Nintendo’s favourite main character, Mario, is known for a lot of things. Jumping, beating up innocent creatures, picking up princesses, and sometimes plumbing… actually has anyone ever seen him plumbing? Back in 1995, Mario also turned his skilful hand to a new role – Card mini-game dealer and rival!

Mario’s FUNdamentals and Mario’s Game Gallery are among some of the rarest Nintendo titles to track down, but they reportedly feature a Gin Rummy playing Mario. What can’t that amazing plumber do!?

3.     Gin in the title!

If you have ever been home sick or forced to watch something your mother or grandmother like, you’ll be no stranger to the hit-and-miss wonders of day time TV. In 2003 somebody decided to reunite Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore in TV film about Gin Rummy! Well, it’s not actually about Gin Rummy but it’s got Gin in the tile.

The Gin Game features an elderly man and woman in a retirement home come to terms over a game of a certain card game we all love – That’s right! It was Gin Rummy. The film was based on the 1976 play about two senior citizens, with no friends, who battle each other in conversation and gin. Gin Rummy Super can bring people together – teach your friends, spouse, or the quiet guy at work.

4.     Indian Mythology

Gin Rummy, or Teen Patti as it is known in India, is one of the most popular games in the 2nd most populous countries in the world. That means there’s a hell of a lot of Gin Rummy Super fans in India! Teen Patti can even be played at major online casinos.

Games of skill and fate feature prominently in Indian mythology. You must have heard the one about Yudhishthira losing a game of dice against Duryodhana? A man ended up being put to the stake! We wouldn’t recommend you take your Gin Rummy that seriously though.

Gin Rummy is popular in India, mostly because of religious festivals such as Diwali – a feast that heavily features games of Teen Patti. The game brings families together – much like Gin Rummy Super.

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So Many Reasons to Play!

Gin has featured in pop culture for over half a century and that’s no surprise – It’s just so much fun. Gin Rummy Super is the ultimate way to enjoy rummy from anywhere and against anyone in the world. Download Gin Rummy Super and become part of a cultural phenomenon!


Social Gaming - Isolation Solution

It's one of the fastest-growing industries in mobile gaming. An aspect of gaming that has been a secret to the mainstream world but a cold-hard fact for gamers throughout the generations – beyond the game screen is a community! The truly exponential growth of mobile gaming since the start of the global pandemic is a testament to the need for social connection in isolation.

Gamers Know the Secret

Covid-19 restrictions have been observed the world over but a cure for our isolation blues have been for the longest time experienced by gamers. Now we are all picking up a controller, or smartphone, for a bit of relief from working at home or a break from your being by yourself.

Gamers know, full well, that sitting in isolation and playing video games does not mean you are alone. Players of video games are never totally isolated and some are forging lifelong friends over the internet. When the lockdown orders came down, technological diversions filled the void that social interaction once occupied.

Zoom quizzes kept our minds sharp, Netflix viewing parties let us enjoy a film together, and social video games connected complete strangers. What a success social games have been during this strange and difficult time – Sneaky space saboteur mobile game Among Us has drawn in over 100 million people, Online party games brought back family game nights, and Indie developer, Zarzilla made sure quick card games could be played with anyone from around the world.

Mobile Gaming - Socialisation for the Future

So what has this pandemic done for mobile gaming? It certainly has opened all our eyes to the power gaming has to bring people together. Streaming platform Twitch has reported an 83% increase in video game content engagement in 2020 and global revenue of the gaming industry in 2020 is estimated to have clocked in at almost $180 billion.

As mental health concerns arise during this period of extended social isolation, mental health professionals are seeing direct psychological benefits to playing social games for all ages. Playing Gin Rummy Super is not only a great way to play a classic card game, it is also a means to improve your social and mental wellbeing. Social games hold the key to global socialisation.  

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Social Card Games for an Enriched Life

More than just some of the oldest games in existence, card games have proven to be amazingly beneficial to our lives. Especially as we get older and the need to keep our minds sharp, social card games can ensure an enriched life. But how you may ask? Read on to see just a few of the astonishing ways social card games can enrich your life.

Promotes socialisation

Video games are not what they once were in the 1980s when coin-operated game machines offered nothing in social activity. Thousands of free to play games populate multiple gaming platforms that offer social gaming to a global audience. Some of the most social of all are card games. Great for all ages, easy to learn, with plenty of opportunities for social interaction.

Playing cards helps the conversation flow, you already have something in common in the cards in front of you. Friendly banter can develop, the conversation can steer to any avenue, and friendly competition is encouraged.

Work that brain

Many studies have been conducted and proven the immense cognitive benefits of playing card games such as Poker, Gin Rummy, or Blackjack. Using all the different parts of your brain each and every single day is so important for preventing degenerative functions such as memory loss or even dementia. You can improve memory and communicative skills just by learning the basic rules of a new card game.

Dealing with pressure? Card games will teach you to be cool under stressful situations and give you the tools to make informed decisions when the going gets tough. Need to learn to trust your judgement? Just play a few rounds of Gin Rummy. Take a breath before each move and watch as your educated decisions bear fruit! Problem-solving skills can be developed very quickly through intense analysis of the cards you are dealt and how best to make the perfect hand.

Reduce Stress

Relevant now more than ever in a world of lockdowns, work from homes, reduced hours, and isolation, stress can pose serious health implications and negatively impact both your physical and mental well-being.

Card games are quite a shift from some of the most popular mobile games on the market. Card games don’t let you feel rushed, they are not overly team-based with tremendous associated peer-pressure, and the stakes are low. You can take your time, play at your own pace, and stop whenever you like. There is also no pressure to actually engage socially with anyone. You can just pay quietly if you so choose.

It’s Time to Play!

There clearly is no better way to unwind, socially interact with friends and strangers alike, and engage in beneficial physical and mental health practices. So why not download a free card game like Gin Rummy Super and ease into the evening after a hard day’s work or study? 

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Social Casino - More than just your average casino experience

In 2017, the social casino industry generated over $3 billion and current predictions see the industry rising to over $5.5 billion by 2022. Research conducted by Super Research estimated that 20% of all social gamers – play social casino games. It appears that everyone plays mobile games now and the guys & gals at Zarzilla love to make them!

What is Social Casino?

A social casino is an online platform in which players can play their popular casino card games like Black Jack, Poker, Roulette, and Slot Machines. The focus is on the social components with players being able to interact with each other, post their big wins, compete in exciting tournaments, and challenge their friends.

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The key motivation for playing at a social casino is – surprise, surprise – the social component. A truly social casino involves absolutely zero real money gambling and there is no means to win money in any fashion. This is, of course, the point. Social casinos offer the glitzy, exciting, and glamourous casino gaming experience with none of the financial risk.

Why can’t casino games be played without wagering any real money? The popularity of social casinos is evidence enough that the games themselves are exciting and the thrill of wagering real money is only a small component of the overall experience.

Social casino card games are more than just mere no real money gambling versions of your favourite casino titles. We generally think of only gambling when we think of poker, gin, baccarat or even bingo. But why can’t these games be played for fun? Moreover, why can’t these games be as exciting as any other social game on your smartphone?!

The Fun Factory

Zarzilla, at the forefront of social experience games and gamification of casino card games, is home to just this. Fun, thrilling games that feature more than just card games - but also challenges, unique experiences, progression, and a safe space to compete against the world.

Leader boards, high scores, unlocking rooms and tables, exclusive content… Videogame or social casino? If you walk into a physical, land-based casino everything is open to you and where’s the fun in that. You want reward. You need a sense of achievement and a reason to play a bit of everything.

Enter social casino – Keep the best tables locked so you have to play the smaller tables to unlock them. Your skills will grow, your level will rise, and your sense of achievement will be immense. Defeat 100 opponents to finally reach the legendary table and face only the best players in the world. This is the gamified casino experience.

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Join in the Fun!!

Leading the charge in the free to play, gamified social casino is Zarzilla’s Casinozilla and Gin Rummy Super. Casinozilla, a monstrously large online casino experience with challenges, raging tournaments, engaging social features, and an ever-growing catalogue of the best casino card games. Gin Rummy Super is the ultimate way to play one of the most renowned card games, the world over! Overcome challenges, defeat friend and foe in PvP battle, Climb the global leaderboard, and collect as many gems as humanly possible – Gin Rummy Super is not your ordinary social card game.

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Coming Soon...

Coming Soon…

Something big is on the horizon…

This isn’t the same Gin Rummy Super. The rules may be the same but this game has changed.

Look out for a new experience, a new reason to play, and a new playground to battle players from around the world. A social experience like no other, the new Gin Rummy Super will change the social card game platform forever.

Exciting game modes that change how you play with friends and rivals. So many ways to level up, loads more prizes, and the most unique ways to grow your bank! More ways to win and more ways to engage with players on a massively global scale.

So keep your eyes and ears open for everything Zarzilla – We’re going to be dropping this beauty real soon!!

 


The Evolution of Casino Games on your Phone

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!

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The Bright Future of Mobile Gaming

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!

AR Gaming

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”

AAA Quality

 

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.

Cross-Platform Gaming

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.

Final Thoughts

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.


How Mobile Phone Games Define Us?

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…”

Age of the Internet

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.

I Can’t Live Without My Phone

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.

Learn What They Play and You’ll Learn Who They Are

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.

 


What is Social Casino?

You’ve heard of social gaming and you’ve heard of a casino. But something truly magical happens when you combine the two. This is Social Casino!

When most people think of the word casino their thoughts probably go straight to a scene from Ocean’s 11, the Hangover, 21, or any number of films that depict the glitz and glamour of the entertainment capital of the world. As modern technology developed so did the means to access our favourite casino games.

What is Social Casino

A social casino is an online platform in which players can play their popular casino card games like Black Jack, Poker, Roulette, and Slot Machines. The focus is on the social components with players being able to interact with each other, post their big wins, compete in exciting tournaments, and challenge their friends.

Free to play and accessed from anywhere in the world”

Bringing the Casino to YOU

Remember when the only way to play poker was either in the dingy back room of a pub or by dressing up and hitting a land-based casino — usually miles away and you needed to make a weekend of it! Neither do I because the internet and mobile devices have given us access to our favourite casino games for years. Social casino apps can be downloaded on both Android and iOS devices, at the touch of a button.

“You don’t have to spend money to experience the excitement of a Vegas casino.”

Social casino apps are free to play and can be accessed from anywhere in the world. The casino is brought directly to you. This is fantastic for those living in countries where gambling has been regulated or outlawed to the point that it is difficult to enjoy a simple game of Texas Hold’em. You can sit at a table whilst on the train, in a boring meeting (We don’t necessarily recommend that!) or while enjoying the outdoors.

Play Risk-Free and Have Fun

Social is the name of the game with these casinos. There is absolutely zero real money gambling in a social casino — The betting is for fun and is all about creating an exciting experience akin to being a high roller in the city of sin. Players can jump into a game with zero experience, experimenting with the hands they are dealt with and learning as they go.

There is no risk to your wallet so, one can hone their skills without fear. Play with friends, compete against rivals, engage with real people from around the world through in-game chat and gifting, and above all enjoy casino games together.

Join in the FUN

Social casinos are the safest way to play free casino games that you love. Play for free with millions of players from around the world and engage in a community that play purely for fun and social activity. You don’t have to spend money to experience the excitement of a Vegas casino. Just log into your favourite social casino and join in the fun!


Facebook Gameroom

Now there is even more ways to have monstrous fun with Zarzilla! Casinozilla is now proudly available to play in the Facebook Gameroom. Playing your favourite card games couldn’t be easier or faster. Finished scrolling through your feed and posting the perfect picture from your weekend out with friends? Fantastic! Now you can jump right into a game of rummy or 5 poker, all within your internet browser.

Casinozilla on Facebook today and share with your friends.


Hidden gems: top card games to play

 Play Gin Rummy Super by Zarzilla Games and enjoy the best rummy card game online experience on Android. Super Gin Rummy features a Free Multiplayer gameplay, leaderboards, daily gifts and much more! Click here


Jacks or Better Full Release on January 8th!

To everyone who has downloaded and already enjoyed our game of Jacks or Better....on January 8th you will have the full version of the game for your enjoyment!

We thank all who downloaded and gave us their feedback.... We will continue to bring you great entertainment and amazing games!


Merry Christmas & Happy New Years!

Zarzilla Games wishes all its friends and fans a happy and healthy holiday season! 2019 is going to be epic! Share us with your friends! Give us a like where we need it most...

See you in 2019 with enough entertainment and adventure to keep you busy.


Get ready for the rollout of 'Megawheel'!

Zarzilla Megawheel, also know as the Big 6 wheel, or Big Wheel is a casino favorite the world over! The game is easy to play, quick, and very fun! The makeup of the game is a large wheel, with 52 subsections divided into numbers and other symbols, much like the game of roulette.. Bets are placed by the players, the vertically positioned wheel is spun. When the spin is completed and the wheel has stopped on a symbol, all losing bets are collected by the dealer and all winning bets are paid out. A new round will then begin again with players once again placing bets.

Zarzilla brings all this fun straight to your pocket! With great graphics, enormous payouts and awesome bonuses and extras, you are sure to enjoy this casino classic... right from your pocket.


Full Feature Beta Release of Jacks or Better!

Zarzilla Games is proud to announce that it has released it first full feature game, the popular title “Jacks or Better’, which also happens to be the most popular variant of video poker! As lovers of card games and casino favorites, we realized that some of the best games out there are not getting the treatment they deserve!

While there are 100's of variations of poker in the app stores, there is a big hole when it comes to games like Jacks or Better, as well as some of the other big casino games! This is where Zarzilla Games has decided to step in.

 

The Jacks or Better game is now available for download, and anyone who wants to give it a try, is more than welcome. Just follow the link in this article, and be sure to give us feedback! Many more games are expected to be released and we want YOU to be on the ground floor of each and every one of them!

(Link- https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.zarzilla.JacksOrBetter)

We made sure to put in the best graphics, best interface, leading to a great UX (User experience). We pride ourselves on keeping it interesting, so each level has its own little toys, whether it may be larger wagers, ‘better’ cities, bigger payouts etc.

Become a part of our beta testing team! Join Zarzilla markets and receive bonus rewards when our games are released! The best thing is that you dont need to do anything… except try the beta version and let us know what you think!


Jacks or Better is on its way to launch!

After a few holdups, the release of Jacks or Better is almost upon us! Working on the game has been great enjoyment for the entire team and we hope that you will enjoy!

Check back soon for the download link and don't forget to share us with your friends!


Updating and animating 'Jack or Better'

Our developers have been working very hard to create the best game experience possible! We have reached the animation stage, where every popup and every screen has elements that should keep everygamer interested. The key to a good game is not only the game itself. Its the EXPERIENCE! Let us know if you have any ideas. We always love to hear from our users and fans! Follow us on Instagram, Pinterest Facebook. Just look for Zarzilla Games.


THE BEST - IN SMALL PACKAGES

While brainstorming, our developers started sketching ideas for mini-games...those 5 minutes where you can break your concentration and just have a good time.

What can you do with a bird, some dots... and WILD imaginations??

BUILD AWESOME MINI GAMES.. THATS WHAT!

Just wait and see what we did.

They may be small but they pack in tons of Zarzilla fun.


We stand WITH the dragon!

No matter where you come from in the world, virtually all societies, dating back thousands of years, have believed in mythical creatures called dragons!

With the high intelligence and ability to do magical things..like fly or breathe fire...

At Zarzilla we incorporate the magic of dragons into everything we do. We like to think...what can make this MORE AMAZING?? and then we build.

We hope you enjoy all what Zarzilla has to offer! 

 

ITS GAMETIME!


We believe in playing games!

When designing games, we put alot of though into how it will be enjoyed. Will having popups and ads every few turns lead to user ecstasy? NOPE!

We do offer to watch ads for chips, but we dont want to force you to fill your time with commercials. That is not why you are playing! 

With great pricing on chips, and many ways to win FREE chips, Zarzilla makes sure thta YOU are having fun whenever you cruise into our world!


Big Things Are Coming!

After four long months of strenuous thought, design and programming... Zarzilla Games is proud to announce that this November, Jacks or Better, our first mobile based game, will be making its appearance in the Apple and Google App Stores! The game has great design elements and turns this video poker favorite, into a great time for all!

We hope that stay updated on our progress and are sure you will be come a Zarzillard!