Mobile Gaming Trends: What Is Popular Right Now

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As mobile phones have evolved over the years, so has mobile gaming. While decades ago, the only mobile game available was Snake, nowadays you can rack up hours of gameplay, all from the tiny screen of your mobile phone. The gaming industry, in general, has been on a steady increase within the last few decades, thanks to the constant evolution of technology. The advancements we have made in technology have allowed gamers to get even more invested and involved with their games than ever before. One of the biggest advancements we have made is in virtual reality; gamers can now fully immerse themselves in new worlds all by simply putting on a headset. 

In this article, we will go over a few different mobile gaming trends and discuss why they are so popular. As with any sort of trend, what is currently popular can change on a yearly basis, so this article will just go over what is popular right now. If you are a big gamer, then keep on reading if you want to find out more. 

Puzzle Games

Puzzle games have always been a popular option for people who need something to pass the time. Whether you are waiting for the bus or on a long car journey, being able to open your phone and play some puzzles is a great way to keep your mind distracted. Puzzle games are something that has always been and will always be popular. Because there is so much variety when it comes to puzzle games, there is really no way for them to go out of style. Not only this, but classic puzzle games like Sudoku and Chess have been around for hundreds of years, so it is clear that they are here to stay. The fact there isn’t an age limit, or a particular target demographic allows puzzle games to continue to thrive, and we are looking forward to seeing what comes next from the world of puzzles. 

Online Casinos

The next trend on the list is online casinos. This is a trend that has seen an increase in popularity over the last few years, largely due to the pandemic. After the pandemic forced casinos to close, people turned to online casinos and online gambling as a way to keep themselves entertained. Even after the casinos could open back up, many people decided that online casinos were the way forward and decided to keep using them permanently. While some people may set up their laptops for an evening to play in an online casino, for the more casual users, being able to play casino games on their phones works just as well. A lot of online casinos like those featured on this list give new users rewards when they sign up, so if you have never played any games before that would be a good place to start as you don’t have to know any of the rules yet. 

Story-Led Games

Story-led games are another super popular choice for mobile gamers at the moment. While some people play mobile games as a simple way to pass some time, others like to get more invested in their games and want a game that will take them on an adventure. Some of the most popular choices for story-led games are those that give you multiple-choice questions that can lead the story in different directions. This gives the user more control over the story and it can be exciting to see how your decision impacts the game. Being able to play story-led games on your mobile allows those people who cannot afford a gaming PC the chance to get lost in a game, and it is clear that story-led games are going to continue to evolve. Mobile phones are essentially minicomputers these days, so it will be interesting to see how much future mobile gaming will evolve.

Casual Games

While some people want the adventure of a story-led game, other people want their mobile games to be simple and easy. Casual games are another popular trend in mobile gaming and although the term may be a little vague, it is an apt description of a lot of the games out there. When we refer to mobile games as ‘casual’ what we mean are games that have no real storyline to follow and games that you can easily dip in and out of. These games are perfect for the casual user as it allows people to stay entertained, without having to invest too much of their time into a game. Some people just want a game that doesn’t require too much time or energy to play, and casual games are a perfect choice. Possibly one of the most popular casual games on the market is Candy Crush Saga which boasts over 300,000 UK daily players. The concept of the game is so simple, meaning that anyone is able to play the game. 

Games With Social Features

As mobile gaming and gaming, in general, have evolved, the gaming industry has started to introduce more and more social features into the game. Even though you may be playing a game by yourself in your home, gamers still want to connect with their friends so that they can have a shared experience of playing the game. Social features in mobile games allow users to interact with their friends or other fellow gamers and work together to complete different levels. Not only this but having social features introduces more of a competitive element into the game, which can help motivate you to play better. Seeing the scoreboard and rankings of each player gives you a healthy amount of competition which allows you to develop a stronger gaming technique and thrive within a game. Not everyone has access to a gaming PC, so being able to still connect and socialize with your friends while all playing the same game means that everyone can enjoy the gaming experience. 

Yash Chhabria

Yash Chhabria

Yash Chhabria is a Sports Management student. His interests lie in Sports, Fitness and Self-Help. He loves to express himself, and finds geekymint to be the perfect platform to do so. He wants to share his knowledge and help the world change for the better. His Instagram Id heproblemsolver, suggests his purpose for life.

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