iPhone Game Development from the House of Social Cubix
iPhone game developers have paved the way for the mobile games industry. Apple paid its developers $1 billion in 2010, $2.5b in 2011 and now $4b in 2012. With growth figures doubling year by year, mobile games are propelling smartphone and tablet sales. For the first-time iOS game developer, designing that next big iPhone game is a tempting prospect indeed.
Social Cubix has developed 100+ games for a variety of platforms since its establishment in 2008. It is now the largest smartphone and social media development house in North America in terms of the number of completed projects and employee count.
So without wasting any more time beating around the bush, let Social Cubix guide you with pro tips for iPhone game developers:
Keep the Scope of your mobile games smaller yet focused.
The first time developer has to keep an eye on ballooning development costs, so see to it that your game’s scope is feasible and achievable. Don’t overpromise on gameplay features. During your process of iPhone game development, compromises are part of the parcel. And besides, the average gamer likes a simple yet addictive game that keeps em hooked all day. Angry Birds and Cut the Rope are simple enough to pick and play aren’t they?
Graphics & Coding go hand in hand. So does the Audio.
Most game developers, in an attempt to save time, leave out sound development until after the game’s graphics and final code is finished. That’s a really big mistake to make. Try to take an iterative development approach. Consider tweaking and tinkering with sound design until it looks and feels natural. Sound isn’t just about hearing, it should serve as a natural companion to the graphics and gameplay.
Don’t keep your game development process under wraps.
This may have been cardinal rule of a pre-Facebook era but now it’s considered suicidal. Share concept art, character images, backgrounds, teaser trailers, etc. to build up a massive hype before you launch your game. Twitter and Facebook are perfect for earning a loyal fan base. If you are an indie game developer hoping to make your mark, social media remains the best marketing platform.
Hopefully these tips from Social Cubix can help you achieve the perfect mindset for developing your own iPhone game.
If you are a business hoping to cash in on the mobile gaming phenomenon, Social Cubix’s custom iPhone game developers have got you covered.