The Top Players in Mobile Game Development
Mobile gaming is big business, projected Jameindy
to generate over $100 billion in revenues in 2022. Let’s look at some of the top companies driving this booming industry.
King Digital Entertainment
King hit gold in 2012 with Candy Crush Saga, which went on to become one of the most lucrative mobile games ever. King has published many other hit titles in the years since, including Farm Heroes Saga and Bubble Witch Saga. The company was acquired by Activision Blizzard in 2016.
The Finnish developer Supercell has released just a handful of games, but they have been tremendously successful. Clash of Clans, Hay Day and Clash Royale have earned Supercell billions in profits. The company is lauded for meticulous game design and constant updates.
Niantic scored a massive mobile gaming hit with Pokémon GO in 2016, which leveraged augmented reality and location technology for a groundbreaking gaming experience. Niantic has continued to innovate with AR mobile games like Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Chinese tech giant Tencent dominates the Asian mobile gaming market. Tencent publishes many of the top-grossing games on the App Store and Google Play in China, including Honor of Kings and PUBG Mobile. The company also owns Riot Games.
With intelligent game design, polished execution and clever monetization, these mobile game makers have figured out the recipe for success. The future lies in their hands as mobile gaming continues its meteoric rise.