1. Should we get into the mobile gaming industry? Of the five gaming platforms, mobile games is the fastest growing, siphoning casual gamers away from handheld, PC and console. 70-80% of downloads to mobile devices are games. Mobile games are the least expensive platform to develop on, as the low computing power has kept user expectation at bay.
2. What platform should we build our games on? The two largest retail app stores in the mobile game value chain are Android and Apple. By 2015 they will have 81% of the phone / tablet market combined. Android and Apple control the majority of mobile developer communities worldwide.
3. Is mobile the right platform for edugame genre? The fastest growing genre of mobile games is puzzles. These kinds of games cross culture, language, age and sex. Mobile games-based learning revenues will reach US$263.3 million by 2015 in the US alone. Packaged mobile edugames will account for 90.5% of all revenues by 2015. Packaged mobile edugames are outselling non-mobile (PC and console) edugames.