Mobile Phone Games
Aside online games and static game devices
like Playstation, mobile games are the next most popular games
The popularity has grown so big that
mobile operators are competing against each other by offering
their subscribers loads of both free and paid games for their
pleasure. Not only mobile operators, cell phone manufacturers
are also pre-programming their phones with a variety of games.
The growing interest in mobile gaming
is producing a lot of benefits for the mobile industry. The
operators are deriving sizable revenue from selling these
games, software developers are regularly deriving royalties
from phone manufacturers and the manufacturers themselves
are cashing in heavily on revenue from subscribers. You will
appreciate the level of income in this are if you consider
the fact that by the year 2009, there would be 220 million
mobile phone game fans in the world.
Now lets delve into the kinds of games
we have around:
We have the embedded games that are
factory coded into the phones, SMS games that operate by interacting
with a SMS server upon which the game resides and browser
games that are played online using the cell phones mini browser.
Of all these games the cheapest and most popular is the inbuilt
ones though the excitement offered by SMS and online games
are not a deterrent to people who would spend every dime to
get hooked on. The reason is browser games are of multi-media
origin and can be compared to the type experienced on Playstation
There are several ways to develop mobile
games though the most popular language used are C++, Java
and Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW) platform
Out of these three, Java is the most
popular method. The reason is obvious – java is widely supported
by the web and supported by all the principal phone manufacturers.
Again a medium like J2ME is open source and thus cheap to
use as a development medium.
Java as we know it is highly portable
across platforms and leaves developers with little worry that
their program will not work on certain phones. Programmers
choose this language platform because it does not interfere
with programs running natively on the phone.
But in reality the future of mobile
game development is in MIDP 2.0 API which is a compilation
of high end applications that allow developers to come up
with sophiscated and highly interactive games for fans. It
is fast to use and ensures a stable program after compilation.
It is projected that this program, though
futuristic, shall be the standard for mobile game developers
for a long time as it exhibits versatility and the quick deployment
– qualities programmer love.
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