October 20, 2021
We’re happy to report that the mobile gaming industry has been bringing its A-game to the table lately (pun intended).
Partly due to the pandemic, mobile gaming revenue has skyrocketed and has only been leveling up since then.
According to AdColony.com, “The State of Mobile Gaming 2021 says revenue growth only accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic and users spent more than $22 billion in mobile games in Q1 2021”.
We’re about to throw more amazing statistics your way!
Did you know that just like social media and fashion, mobile gaming has trends, too? Here are four popular mobile gaming trends to look out for.
1. Gaming is Becoming More Inclusive
If you’ve ever played Words With Friends with your sweet, adorable grandma, you know this is true. The convenience of not being tied down by components like wires, consoles, and controllers makes mobile games so versatile for every generation. The simplicity of being able to download multiple games from different genres and play with anyone regardless of age is definitely appealing.
Not to mention, there are more than just first-person shooter games. From interior design and gardening to caring for pets, games appeal to more niches than ever before. Did you know there’s an entire genre dedicated to cozy games? 80% of downloaded games in 2020 were casual and only 11% were action/shooter games.
Whether you’re a busy mom trying to relax, a stressed college student looking for a creative outlet, or a kid that just loves gaming, there’s a game out there waiting for you in the App Store.