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So You Want to Develop A Game App?

If you take a look at the app world, you will note the dozens of categories that apps fall into. One of the most popular categories is gaming. This very competitive market has thousands of apps, regardless of the device, so the competition is fierce! Just check out the rapidly developing app stores for Android, Apple and Blackberry, and see for yourself. If you have developed, or are considering developing game apps for this lucrative niche, make sure to remember 3 key things.
1) Game Controls
Perhaps one of the most complained about issues is game controls. Often if the game is lacking in fluid easy control, it will quickly be disregarded and uninstalled. Jerky or clunky movement of a character, car, or ball, can make it difficult to play the game and move on to different levels. At some point the user will lose interest and quit playing.
2) Level Changes
A sense of accomplishment can go far in any setting, but in the gaming world - to succeed and continue to do better over time - is one of the most important elements. Working your way through different and harder levels draws and keeps interest in a game. If there is no difference from one level to another in difficulty, or at least in background variation, the sense of accomplishment and interest to see what's next, can quickly wane.
3) Backgrounds and Details
It's all in the details! Most of the time, people will not notice if there was careful attention to details in a game, but they will notice if there isn't. This situation may sound strange, but it's true. Simple games can still have high-resolution textures, and objects not based only on polygons. Additionally, using a unique background for the game (instead of cheesy wallpaper) can add to the perceived overall value. A little extra attention to detail can keep users coming back for more.