Building a gaming app is one of the most profitable areas in the IT world. At the present with the availability of advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence, AR and VR, the expectations of game app owners seem to increase. This is also a challenge for mobile game developers. We need to understand that the game development process is a difficult one and consists of many issues that may occur from time to time. Here are some examples:
Firstly, Feature Creep Problem: It is often seen that developers start off with an idea in mind that is the crux of the actual game. But most of the time, they end up making a complicated game that does not truly fulfill its motive. In such a scenario, it is preferable to adopt an iterative approach where you build the core functionalities first and move as you go.
Secondly, Not Targeting Right Audience: As a game developer, it is difficult to do the research and analysis task but without it you might end up making a game that does not have enough users. For instance, if you want to build an action game, you need to make storylines, research the age group behavior of that particular country you are planning to launch your game in. For this, you can use online surveys like Survey Monkey or Google trends, they would be useful.
Thirdly, Operating System Fragmentation: There are a lot of operating systems that are coming up every now and then. Moreover, all of them have their own set of rules and SDK. It would become an issue if it means that you need to design the game as per separate operating systems. But no, the solution here is using cross-platform tools like Unity, MOSync and PhoneGap to develop your game, because this way is easy to streamline the code and make the game available to be used for other Operating systems.
Fourthly, Dealing with Security Concerns: Most of the apps require users to provide their information from time to time, so ensuring the security of the users’ information and their data is the responsibility of the mobile game development company. For this, encrypted methods can greatly help in making sure if any unauthorized access is taking place or not. This way will ensure the security of users’ information in case the device is lost or damaged.
Last but not least, Maintenance: The gaming application that you built needs periodic maintenance activities whether it is bug fixing, or launching new upgrades or improving its load time. Moreover, an app requires time and money to launch these new and improved versions. This is an important part in the game development process, so make sure you have prepared a strategy for this.