Mobile drives game design

With mobile internet usage surpassing that of desktop internet usage in 2016, there is no denying that the future lies in mobile. In the gaming space, operators are already upwards of 70 percent of their total user engagement coming from the mobile channel, according to Calvin Kent, CEO of ReelNRG. So, when it comes to game design, if it doesn’t start with mobile, you’re out of the loop. “Mobile design is effectively where any game design starts these days, rather than originating with desktop and adapting for mobile as it may have been two or three years ago,” said Daniel Long, head of sales at Habanero. “It’s not hard to see why when you look at countries like South Korea with its lightning-quick connectivity, young, educated population, and mass adoption of handheld devices,” he added. “I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that 80-90 percent penetration on mobile could become the industry norm...

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