Every great mobile game has to start somewhere. For many, it’s an image or the thought of a really cool story. However, after the original idea, the game or application must be developed. For the mobile world we live in today, the face of games has been changing and development has been changing right along side it. It seems as if every day the mobile world changes just a little bit more. For those with great ideas, this means finding a way to get your idea developed into an actual game and having it maintained for consistent usage. For gamers though, all of these changes mean great new games that will only keep getting better.
Before you start working on your game or playing with new ideas and artwork, perhaps you should take a look at some of the most successful mobile games of 2012. When you look at these games, play them and just spend a little time interacting with them, you’ll start to get a great feel for what’s possible in the world of mobile gaming. What do you want to provide your gaming audience with? What type of game do you want to produce? The games below are sure to help you as you are coming up with new ideas and, if nothing else, they’ll definitely give you a fun distraction.
If you enjoy interactive games that keep you on your toes, The Act is a perfect game for you. Control of characters allows you to interact in this game like no other. Set at a hospital, the storyline focuses on a lovable window washer trying to save his brother and get the girl of his dreams. As the player, you get to help Edgar do all of it. Even if you’re not a hopeless romantic, you’re sure to find this game addicting as Edgar heads out on his next quest.
Angry Birds Space
It seems like everyone fell in love with Angry Birds, but eventually grew tired of the viral game. However, Angry Birds Space puts a great spin on the game and seems to make it new and fun all over again. Shoot your birds through space at new obstacles and face new gravity-based challenges that are sure to challenge even the most seasoned Angry Birds veteran. The birds are all spaced up and waiting for you to pull the slingshot!
It seemed like something of a risky idea when developers first began blending social media with mobile gaming, but Draw Something certainly picks up where all sorts of other games-with-friends releases have left off and takes the concept of social gaming to a whole new level. Not only do you get to play with friends through mobile devices, but the game itself is also totally open as to how you choose to illustrate a given word. The game just released 2,000 new words, so players are always kept guessing. Don’t forget that if you are feeling competitive, you can use the rival mode and see who draws better.
Heist: The Score
If first-person, fast-paced, action-packed shooter games are more your style and speed, you have to check out Heist: The Score. This game is packed with nonstop action and it’s sure to keep you on your toes as you navigate a bank robbery set in a 1920s world of crime. Start the game out as a low-level mafia enforcer and work your way up the ladder. As much about politics as it is action, a big part of this game is learning how to gain power without ticking off too many of the higher-ups.
Total War Battles: Shogun
Maybe you like testing your brain and using your tactical skills when you game. Total War Battles: Shogun provides you with the opportunity to build and manage battlefield units and provides you with real-time strategy situations. Make sure you’re up to the challenge, though — this is a fast-paced game that may just leave you lying on the battlefield.
With each passing generation of game development, the brilliant innovations of great games inspire newcomers to add their own spark to the industry. If you’re ready to start turning out mobile games, make sure you’ve taken the time to do plenty of hands-on research. You’re sure to find something to love in each of the games we’ve listed here, some of which is sure to work its way into your next big gaming project.