Computer Programming and Game Development
Mobile devices have greatly shaped the gaming industries. Apparently, most people have smart mobile devices; which they usually carry wherever they go. They also can easily access various games through the devices. As these devices grow popular each single day; so is the potential of game development for such devices.
There are many people making full-time income by developing and marketing various mobile games. I’m one of them. It all started back in 2007; when I started playing around with my computer programming skills in the Github community. I always wanted to contribute something positive to the community in my guest to build my portfolio. It is through these numerous contributions; that I realized most of the community members were so passionate about app development for the iOS and android devices. It was clear that a venture into app development was like landing into King Solomon’s mines. I wanted to be part of this.
After some interactions with several community members
They advised me that if I wanted to build a good portfolio; there was need for me to stick to a particular niche. I didn’t know what would work best for me at that time, since there was a broad market for various niches in app development. I took time to analyze all the facts at hand, and the possibility of likely demand in future and that is when I decided to stick to the mobile app game development.
Nonetheless, I didn’t have much to show for the next two years or so; as I fumbled through the world of creating gaming apps. It was a steep learning curve, but I was determined to make it and present my best. I knew that one day my efforts would pay off, even though I struggled for two years without landing on a good client. During this time, I was still making positive contribution to various computer programming issues in the Github community, and I knew that such contributions would positively benefit me one day.
Analyzing the Industry of Mobile Games
Indeed, my efforts paid off in 2009 when I got my first client who wanted to experiment with ads in gaming apps. Until, then I hadn’t thought that I could be making some money through ad monetization. I thought that my revenue would entirely come from the computer programming work that I was good at. According to his specifications, I needed a good partner to help me with arts and design. That wasn’t a problem to me because I had hanged around the community for a while and I knew a lot of good fellows who could be of help.
Furthermore, I teamed up with a nice designer and within three months we had the app ready. By that time, the app store was live and that when I realized the potential of mobile games and apps; entirely their monetization. Fortunately, there were fewer players then, hence the possibility to make a killing was huge. This was an opportunity I couldn’t waste and we began strategizing on how to make real money with gaming apps.
Game apps were in high demand and therefore we decided against taking a lot of time trying to concentrate on making several apps of various games and see which sticks. The more we did it, the better experience we got to produce high quality and well polished mobile games.
Making a Living Coding Mobile Games
However, you need to realize that most of the top-selling games are not made by professionals. Most of the mobile games which have and are still making money are usually designed to derive fun. Take candy Crush Saga or Angry Birds for instance. They are not good games, but entirely they are nice products which is full of fun and that is why it has been making huge profits for long. People love to have fun with their mobile games and gadgets, and that is entirely what you need to sell to them.
It is a matter of giving people what they want and they will love it. You just need to think outside the box and then come up with something that the masses will appreciate and then you will find yourself laughing all the way to the bank. Most importantly, as the competition in the field has become fiercer than it used to be, you have to come with something that stands out from the rest. Think outside the box.
Think of something new and do not try to imitate what is already on the app store. Also as the competition continues to rise, you will also have to market your app as you seek more downloads. There are various companies which you will have to pay for that, and soon, you game will be furnishing you with a full-time income.