Game industry has developed rapidly in recent years, coming along with the development of many new kinds of games. Each type has its own market share and its dominance compared to others. The question is, what kind of games should the game producers invest their time and money into? The answer of this question is just right here:
Firstly, Hyper- Casual Game seems to be leading the top charts.
Since 2020 hyper-casual titles have dominated the top game charts. It seems that many people turned to casual games during the 2020 pandemic, and it has continued until now. Most likely because these games are simple to play and allow people to have fun and relax during these tough times. Apparently, we have clues to believe that Hyper- Casual Games have big potential to rise more this year as its demand is still strong.
Secondly, AAA mobile games.
Normally, people don’t tend to choose making a game that consumes much time and budget, yet with AAA games things seem to be different. AAA games contain three elements: a lot of time, a lot of resources, a lot of money. However, it has been proved that this genre of game has big potential to become a big hit each time it releases and launches into the market. For example, there are some AAA games that make their own success like Ghost of Tsushima, Valorant, Call of duty: Warzone, Baldur’s Gate 3, Marvel’s Avengers, etc.
Thirdly, the puzzle games.
To many of us puzzle games are too familiar, and too casual, but don’t underestimate the power of this sort of game. In recent years, this genre has been through many changes and development to attract more and more of its audience.
Let’s take a look at some games like Homescapes, Gardenscapes, Clockmaker, and even new successful puzzle games like Project Makeover that all have fashion, décor, and storytelling meta-layers. That’s the result of market saturation. Because it’s hard to get noticed in the match-3 subgenre and beat giants like Candy Crush, developers are adding new and exciting elements to their games. Furthermore, this strategy allows developers to attract a broader audience. So instead of targeting only match-3 players, puzzle games with meta layers can attract gamers interested in design, fashion, or even storytelling games. All of these have proved that Puzzle Games have all necessary elements to continue developing further in the future.
Last but not least, Core games.
For your information, core games were dominating the top charts in 2020 in terms of gross revenue. On the list, there are some significant names like PUBG Mobile, Honour of Kings, Roblox, and Genshin Impact. Core games rely primarily on in-app purchases and subscription monetization models. That has proven to be very successful, so let wait and see this genre of game’s amazing progress this year.