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What the Future of Mobile Gaming Might Look Like

Mobile gaming has been a part of mainstream culture since Tetris hit the very small screen in 1994 (bet you thought it was Snake in 1997). Fast forward 27 years and the landscape has evolved to include multi-player experiences, incredible graphics, and epic storylines. But, what’s next?

Here’s a list of 5 things experts expect for the future of mobile gaming.

1. Financially, mobile gaming is projected to grow.

$100 billion – that’s the revenue mobile gaming is set to reach by the end of 2021, according to Newzoo. The 2010’s were a double-digit decade of growth for the industry. With advances in tech and the saturation of iPhones (or Androids, we don’t judge), that number is likely to continue growing into the next decade.

2. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) will become increasingly common.

Remember back in 2016 when Oculus VR headsets were all the rage? Well, developers and engineers are continuously working on ways to bring that tech to our phones.

Features like Google AR and those flaw-erasing, super-popular Snapchat filters have made use of this tech already. Over time, experts expect people will become more accustomed to AR and VR, adding new elements to the mobile experience.

3. More devices will be designed with mobile gaming in mind.

Tech companies like Huawei, Asus, and Lenovo, both well-known for making computers, have released phones recommended for mobile gamers. Topping the list of features, they offer include faster refresh rates, gorgeous displays, and dual front-facing speakers.

As graphics and features continue to excel, the devices used to play will follow suit. Food for thought: If Apple made a phone for mobile gaming, would people buy it? Until then, check out TechRadar’s recommended gaming phones here.

4. 5G will make it easier to play in real-time.

One thing that’s created a community amongst console gamers throughout the years is the ability to team-up and play immersive games in real-time. With the emergence of 5G, mobile-first products will increasingly draw in players for this same reason.

Enjoy the camaraderie and instant action on the go? Get ready. Faster download speeds and stronger internet will create seamless playing experiences according to an article from the WSJ.

5. Cross-platform capabilities will continue to grow.

Whether a gamer’s primary console is a PlayStation or a Samsung, developers are making strides to connect them all. Fortnite now allows players from all platforms to compete in its free-to-play battle royale game.

The industry expects to see other companies expanding their cross-platform capabilities to attract new players and reach new markets.

We want to know: what are you looking forward to most? The surge of 5G networks, cross-platform expansion, or the potential for holograms? With the mobile gaming industry on the up-and-up, it’ll be interesting to see what we’re doing with our phones in another 27 years.

4 Mobile Gaming Accessories That Will Amp Up Your Gaming Experience

August 31, 2021

POV: It’s 1998, and you’re playing Snake on a dimly lit Nokia. You’re having the best time and are wondering if it gets any better than this.

We’re here to tell you: It does! Innovation has snuck its way into the world of mobile gaming yet again. Developers are now coming up with new and improved gadgets and accessories that will take your gaming session to a whole new level!

Here are four accessories that will spice up your gaming experience:

1. The Razer Kishi Controller 

We’ve got one word for this device: innovative. The Razer Kishi controller grabs onto both sides of your phone for a more natural gaming experience.

The controller is designed ergonomically with console controls, (think of a mix between a Nintendo Switch and an Xbox controller… pretty cool, right?)  giving you all the comfort you need to bring your A-game and win!

Since it connects via your mobile charging port, the Razer Kishi controller charges your phone as you play (A win-win situation).  This gadget is also compatible with both iOS and Android platforms, so you don’t have to worry about it not working with your phone.

Now that we’ve put you onto this super cool controller…what will you play first?

2. XO Touch Screen Game Controller Finger Sleeves

Long gone are the days of fogging up your phone screen with fingerprints and sweat… finger sleeves are here to save the day!

These non-slip finger and thumb sleeves are perfect for an all-night gaming session, keeping your screen clean and your head in the game.

Have no fear, these ultra lightweight sleeves are super breathable and stretchy, allowing you to be comfortable as you play the night away.

3. SteelSeries Stratus Duo Wireless Gaming Controller

You can kiss finger cramps and tapping on a mobile screen goodbye, the SteelSeries Stratus Duo controller is here to change the game! (pun intended)

Unlike the Razer Kishi controller, the SteelSeries Stratus Duo brings Android users back to a more traditional gaming experience that mirrors console gaming controllers.

This device allows you to win all your games with precise joysticks, responsive triggers, and minimal to no lag. The gadget connects to your phone via Bluetooth, making it easy for you to game on the go.

The SteelSeries Stratus Duo is also Steam-enabled. You can now easily play more than 5000 controller-enabled Steam games, with no additional software needed.

4. UGREEN HiTune T2 Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

As you know, sound and music are an integral part of your gaming experience. It’s time to juice up your mobile game sound with the UGREEN HiTune T2 Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds. 

These earbuds were created with mobile gaming in mind. The accessory contains a gaming mode to take your audio to the next level, with its 20 hour battery life and 60ms ultra-low latency sound.

The T2s connect to your phone via bluetooth and are a perfect fit for hours of nonstop mobile gaming. Like the Razer Kishi controller, they are also compatible with both iOS and Android platforms.

We are thrilled to see the mobile gaming industry step up its game and incorporate all of these amazing new accessories that enhance your gaming experience. Tell us, gamers: which of these devices will you most likely add to your wishlist?

4 Mobile Gaming Genres You Need To Know About

August 4, 2021

Just like books and movies, games have genres, too. If you’re an industry professional, understanding the top genres can be helpful in business. And, if you’re just an enthusiastic gamer, you might need this information for trivia eventually — you never know.

Here are four super-popular mobile gaming genres for Android users, according to Statista.


Flappy Bird, Super Nano Jumper, and Comic Boy are all considered casual games. So what makes a game… casual?

Well, typically these games have a lighter learning curve. They also don’t demand a lot of time from the player, meaning sessions are shorter.

Additionally, casual games are generally designed to appeal to a mass audience. It’s worth noting that plenty of mobile games are technically considered casual even if they fit into another genre. According to an article by Udonis, Casual games make up 78% of mobile game downloads.


You might have guessed already, but Puzzle games are notoriously popular on both the Google and Apple App Stores. Drop Four, Color Maze, and Tetris are just a few fun and challenging puzzle games we love. Depending on who you ask, Candy Crush and Bejeweled are also considered puzzle games, but a more specific type, called a Match 3.


Simulation games are characterized by their similarity to real life. Most often, these games replicate the feeling of real-life events, like the famous Sims game we all know and love. Other common themes include caring for a pet, interior designing, hunting, or flying an airplane.

Did you know simulation-style games are used for training purposes, too? Imagine playing a version of “The Office” to prepare for the dynamics of working 9-5.


Runners are those fun games you stand over your friends shoulder to watch. Subway Surfers and Temple Run are the two most notable runner games to date. One of the best things about runner games is that there are seemingly no limits to how far you can go.

If you have reached the end of one of these though, please tell us what happens.

Which of these genres do you find yourself playing most?

5 Things to Know About Mobile Gaming

July 7, 2021

If you’ve been on the internet lately (we know you have) you’ve probably read that the mobile gaming industry is on the rise. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned vet, there’s always more to know about the fast-paced world of gaming.

We asked our team, “what’s one thing you think everyone should know about mobile games and development?” After the expected, “I can’t pick just one,” here’s what they said.

1. “There is a game for everyone”

David, our Software Engineer Lead said, “There are games for everyone. Even if you don’t consider yourself a gamer, there is a game for you.” Whether you love solving puzzles, interior designing or crave to solve puzzles through interior design, your app store likely has the solution.

Key takeaway: You’re probably a gamer… you just don’t know it yet. 

2. “Mobile gaming is the future”

In 2018, mobile gaming generated 50% of global gaming revenue according to Newzoo. From a business perspective, jumping in the mobile gaming arena might be a wise decision. Even Netflix has thrown its hat in the ring, recently announcing it will begin dabbling in gaming. Allen, our Business Strategist, noted the mobile gaming industry has enormous growth potential.

You might be curious why mobile is growing so rapidly. We can attribute it, in part, to this stat: currently 67% of the world’s population has a mobile phone. This allows for mobile gaming to flourish since most players already have all the tools they need. No extra hardware needed for beginners to join in the fun.

Key takeaway: Mobile gaming is everywhere – and likely isn’t going away anytime soon.

3. “Developing a mobile game is a lot of work”

While you’re playing that mobile game you always turn to when you’re waiting, you probably don’t consider how much time went into making it – and that’s fair. We get it.

However, our Backend Developer Tim, said, “There can be thousands of hours of work that goes into the smallest part of a game.” Crafting a simple user experience is actually very complex. According to 3sidedcube, general app development takes an average of 9 months – the same amount of time it takes to have a child.

Key takeaway: Making a mobile game requires a lot of time and resources.

4. “Nobody works in a silo”

“From art to tech, all parts of game development require constant communication,” says our PM Ashlie. In order to create a cohesive experience for the player, everyone needs to be on the same page during development.

Fast changes and new builds require everyone to be in the loop. Not to mention, most developers and creatives have more than one talent that contributes to the end result of a game, so open communication is important to create the best experience for the player.

Key takeaway: Communication and collaboration makes the dream work.

5. “Planning takes a lot of time”

You’ve likely heard that failure to plan is planning to fail. Not only do you have to plan when you’ll execute your design and development, you also have to plan time to, well, plan.

Adam, our Project Coordinator, says, “Planning takes a lot of time. You have to make short term plans – from days to weeks – and long-term plans – extending to years in the future. You also have to plan for roadblocks and be able to have time allotted to course correct if a build breaks.”

Key takeaway: Have a plan but be able to adjust accordingly.

Mobile games are more accessible, social, and entertaining than ever before. Whether you make mobile games or play them, we want to know. What’s one thing everyone should know about mobile gaming?

4 Popular Mobile Gaming Trends to Look Out For

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, “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.

2. 5G Is Here to Spice Things Up

Innovation struck the mobile world yet again due to the 5G rollout last year. Newzoo’s Global Mobile Market Report tells us that more than 700 million smartphones will be 5G-compatible by the end of 2021, with no intention of slowing its roll.

Within the next two years, it is predicted that over 2.1 billion mobile phones will be 5G-compatible (which is pretty awesome if you ask us).

How exactly does this 5G technology benefit mobile games? We’re here to fill you in!

5G technology offers low latency, high speed connectivity, and a higher bandwidth to mobile phones, ultimately improving game performance and providing a better multiplayer experience.

So get excited, your gaming sessions with your besties are about to get a major upgrade in the near future!

3. More Hyper-Casual Games Are Being Released

According to Sensor Tower, in 2020, hyper-casual games were responsible for one-third (31%) of global downloads, equating to 6.3 billion downloads.

You might be wondering: what makes hyper-casual games so popular? Due to the simplicity and ease of use while playing, these games can certainly be highly addictive and not to mention, lots of fun.

If you find yourself stressed and in need of some relaxation, a fun hyper-casual game might be just what you need to melt all those troubles away. The next time you’re on the subway, glimpse over and you can probably find at least one person playing a hyper-casual game.

4.  The U.S. Tops Mobile Game Spending

We’ve got another fun fact from Sensor Tower for you: The U.S. remains the top market for mobile gaming, having already surpassed Japan in 2019.

Revenue has surpassed $6 billion just this year and likely will only keep growing from here.

The pandemic has definitely played a big part in this monetary success, as it amplified player spending by 35%, according to

With the recent success of the mobile gaming industry, we predict that revenue in the U.S. will only continue to skyrocket, especially since AAA games are being introduced to the mobile platform.

We’re thrilled to see how mobile gaming will continue to prosper and make its way to the top.

Now that you’re aware of all of the recent trends that have been happening in our favorite industry, which one surprised you the most?

3 Mobile Gaming Blogs to Explore

November 6, 2021

There are two words that can be used to describe the mobile gaming industry: always upgrading. Whether it’s a new accessory, a fresh trend, or a spike in revenue, our industry can’t help but churn out innovative ideas and products. But, who can blame us? There’s so much to create.

The convenience and versatility that mobile gaming provides players is unmatched, and developers are surely stepping up their game (literally!).

With all the information out there surrounding mobile games, we wanted to make a quick list of some of our go-to resources. Of course, we recommend our blog as a one-stop shop for the latest in gaming and tech, we recognize the killer resources provided by others in the industry.

Grab your reading glasses and get ready to be enlightened, here are three mobile gaming blogs we think every gamer and gaming professional should explore (once you’re caught up on our news, of course):

1. focuses on the business components of the industry that make mobile games happen. If you’re an aspiring game developer, a publisher, or an advertiser with a passion for gaming, this site has a blog post that will cater to you.

From industry news and interviews with gaming professionals to reports on mobile gaming events, there are a plethora of articles to explore.

This blog will also provide you with an industry analysis of current trends.  You can stay up to date on all things mobile gaming and see what current factors are driving the industry.

If you prefer to learn on the go, has got you covered with its very own podcast that centers around perspective and discussions about, yes, you’ve guessed it, happenings in the mobile gaming industry.

10 Games Industry Jobs to Apply for This Week is a great example of a helpful blog post for anyone who has an interest in working in gaming.

Since you’re now aware of how awesome this resource is, which article are you reading first?

2. Mobile Free To Play

For all of our fellow mobile gaming publishers out there, this one’s for you! The Mobile Free To Play blog is a haven for gaming publishing content and news. If you’re new to this industry and want a foot in the door, you may want to delve into their Free To Play Bible for high-quality educational material on the ins-and-outs of mobile gaming.

In addition to that resource, there are also many insightful articles regarding industry and market trends, game growth and marketing, design, development, monetization, and retention (we know, they’re out here slaying the game).

Their blog posts are also extremely well-written and easy to comprehend, due to some exceptional organizational skills.

If you’re looking to dip your toes into the wide pool of content they provide, Mobile Free to Play’s Top 10 Game Mechanics for Hyper Casual Games is a fantastic read.

Will you be keeping an eye on this blog?

3. Gamasutra Mobile

Last but not at all least, we’d like to present the Gamasutra Mobile Blog, which caters to anyone with a zest for mobile gaming!

Gamasutra has created this blog with mobile in mind, as it provides readers with continuous content of industry news, and analysis from the company’s gaming professionals that experience working in the mobile world.

Gamasutra editors have definitely done something right, as the blogging site contains some amazing and perceptive posts regarding programming, art and design, audio, production, and marketing.

Tips to Build Customer Support for the Golden Age of Mobile Games is an insightful article with suggestions on how to build customer support when developing mobile games.

Looking for a career in games? Like, Gamasutra Mobile also provides detailed job postings for those looking to enter the industry. Go on and apply for that dream job, we’re rooting for you!

Now that you know a bit more about these three awesome mobile gaming blogs, we’d like to know which one piques your interest the most (we couldn’t choose just one, which is why we wrote a blog post about it). Also, feel free to let us know other blogs to keep on our radar over on Twitter at @WaysunInc. Happy reading, gamers!

5 Surprising Benefits of mobile Gaming

August 4, 2021

You’ve just put down your mobile device after a two-hour gaming session and your win has you feeling on top of the world right now. 

You’re wondering if there could be any other benefit to mobile gaming than this rush of victory. We’re happy to report that there are a handful you should know. You might want to take a seat, because here are five benefits to mobile gaming that will blow your mind: 

1.  Mobile Gaming Can Improve Your Mood 

Do you find yourself a little overwhelmed with everyday tasks? Stress is definitely not the best feeling, and it can creep up on you if you’re not careful!

Did you know that playing mobile games can actually help alleviate that stress and anxiety? This can be quite an entertaining way to help manage and filter out those negative feelings. 

According to, “Playing mobile video games allow and enable users to engage in a sense of escapism, since these games require full engagement and deep concentration.” 

Being immersed in a good mobile game can promote relaxation and feelings of accomplishment. Get ready to throw all your pesky troubles away by plugging in those headphones and having a productive gaming session! 

2.  Playing Mobile Games Can Boost Brain Power 

You might be very confused as to how exactly a mobile game can improve your intellect…well we’re here to clue you in. Here’s a fun fact for you: states, “According to some preliminary research, strategy games can increase older adults’ brain functions, and perhaps even protect against dementia and Alzheimer’s.”

When played on a regular basis, certain mobile games such as Lumosity can actually promote brain health and power (Which is pretty awesome if you ask us). 

Playing these games increase this power by improving memory, keeping your brain engaged, and even enhancing overall awareness. Now that you know how mobile gaming can stimulate your mind…what are you playing next? 

3.  Mobile Gaming Keeps People Connected  

Four words for you: the more the merrier! Multiplayer games are not only a fun time with your besties, but also an amazing way to keep you in touch with your loved ones.

Like social media platforms, certain mobile games can help build a sense of community and togetherness. Scrabble GO is a great example of games bringing people together, especially in recent times.

It may be hard to keep in touch with your family and friends that live far away but playing a fun mobile game together can help maintain that relationship and create some great memories! Words with friends, anyone?

4.  Playing Mobile Games Improves Problem-Solving Skills 

You’ve likely played a game where you felt quite challenged by a certain level but managed to beat it anyway. Congrats, you’ve just brushed up on your problem-solving skills! 

There are so many mobile games out there that train your brain to work through problems and obstacles faster. This enhances your critical-thinking skills in the process. 

Call it a workout for your brain. When you’re able to overcome an obstacle in your favorite mobile game, your brain is training and getting stronger each time. Being able to define and solve puzzles in a game can help your observation skills in real life, too! (Sounds like a win-win situation to us).

5.  Mobile Gaming Can Get That Creativity Going 

Here’s a scenario for you: you’re on a strict deadline with two thousand words due tomorrow by the end of the day. Your professor will not extend that deadline. You’re panicking because writer’s block is hanging over you like a storm cloud. 

Have you ever considered playing a game on your phone to help get those creative juices flowing? 

Mobile gaming can actually promote creativity by expanding our imaginations, inspire new ideas, and spark new ways of thinking. 

Next time you find yourself with a creative block, see what sort of innovative ideas develop once you have that quick gaming session. 

Are your minds blown yet? Ours certainly are! The majority of people may not realize how beneficial playing a mobile game every so often can be. Now that you’re aware of these advantages, we can bet that you’re on your way to the app store to get gaming!  

5 Tips for Creating your First Game in Unity

Looking for some tips to make your first game in Unity? If you’re like us and have a passion for gaming (if you’re reading this you probably do), it’s possible you’ve come across Unity. In the world of game development, Unity is known as one of the most-used game engines out there for developing games.

Our amazing team of creatives and developers have given us insights on Unity for beginners, and here’s what they had to say:

1. Unity is relatively easy to use

Our Software Engineer David advised, “Unity doesn’t have a big barrier of entry. One of its strengths is that it’s relatively easy to use.”

You might find yourself wondering how exactly something as complicated as game development can be smooth sailing. Here are a few main reasons why:

  • The game engine has a straightforward game-building process, especially for smaller and mid-sized games. Unity also provides developers with accessible features, such as an easy animation controller and direct importation of animation and 3D modeling files.
  • Correcting missteps is simple. Worried about making a mistake? Not to worry! The platform makes it fairly uncomplicated for developers to correct their blunders in only a matter of minutes.
  • If you’re struggling to find the time to put into developing your game, Unity might help. The game engine is faster and less time-consuming compared to other ones out there. This is an extremely helpful feature for people that develop games for fun or have another full-time career.

Now that you know how easy Unity is to use, what will you create?

2. Unity has features for beginners

Our Software Engineer Chuck said, “I wasn’t a game developer prior to this, but learning Unity was fairly fast and easy.”

If you find yourself trying to dip your toes into the pool of game development, Unity can be a great tool for you to learn the process. Unity is an ideal engine for beginners to work with because:

  • There are plenty of free assets to get you started. The Unity Asset Store offers a variety of free assets, making it easy for new developers to get started. A few of these assets include 2D hand painted packs, first and third person starter assets, default UI shader with fog, pixel car pack, road system package, along with many more!
  • You’ll have access to tutorials. If you’re a newbie to the game development world, you might find yourself feeling a little intimidated. Have no fear! Unity tutorials are here! Unity developers have access to a plethora of helpful online tutorials and step-by-step learning materials. This is an amazing resource for anyone who’s starting their journey out in developing games. The assortment of these extensive resources can help new developers master the program at their own pace and time.
  • Unity has an easy coding process that offers multiple languages. This “Unity Script” is straightforward and simple, allowing newer developers to learn the process relatively fast. The availability of premade inputs for coding also makes the Unity coding process smoother and more efficient.
  • It’s relatively affordable. For developers that don’t have a big budget to start out with, you’ll be getting a good bang for your buck!

3. You can develop games for multiple platforms and players

Kevin, our Systems Engineer said, “Unity is great at creating games for multi-platforms.” 

Can’t decide what kind of game to develop? Not a problem! Whether you prefer to build a mobile, PC, or console game, Unity has what you’re looking for. 

The game engine supports and incorporates all major platforms, which makes it so attractive to developers across the globe. Mobile developers may find themselves especially drawn to the program. Unity makes it quite easy for them to build games for both iOS and Android software.

Want your game to be played amongst friends? The more the merrier! Unity makes it so that developers can transform their single player into multiplayer games with ease. 

Which platform will you build your game on?

Final Thoughts

If you’re at the beginning stages of developing your game, Unity might be a great resource for you to consider. Now that you’ve heard our side of things, we’d like to hear your thoughts! Developers, we want to know: will you build your first game with Unity?