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How Much Does it Cost to Make a Mobile Game App ? :Cost Estimation Case Study

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Mobile game development cost is often a matter of concern for most entrepreneurs. How much does mobile game development cost? For those who consider game development, we’ve enumerated top factors behind game dev costs, provided relevant stats and given some useful advice!
This article gives you an approximate budget required for mobile game creation depending on your requirements.

Do you wish to launch a mobile game in the App Store? What’s your motive behind this act? Most of the people get attracted to the field of mobile game development considering the big amount of money they get to earn following the success and popularity of game among audience.

If experienced and reputed mobile app development company is your choice, then be prepared with the budget ranging between $500,000 and $1,000,000. Is this figure too high for you? Consider hiring services of startup or less recognized company that can cost you between $150,000 and $450,000. However, if you have simple game idea in mind, budget between $50,000 and $100,000 may also do.

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How Much Does it Cost to Make a Mobile Game App ? :Cost Estimation Case Study

  1. 1. How to Estimate the Cost of Mobile Game Development Project How to Estimate the Cost of Mobile Game Development Project: Vital Factors Influencing the Budget Hidden Brains A Publication of Email : biz@hiddenbrains.com Skype : hiddenbrains
  2. 2. Mobile game development cost is often a matter of concern for most entrepreneurs. This article gives you an approximate budget required for mobile game creation depending on your requirements. Do you wish to launch a mobile game in the App Store? What’s your motive behind this act? Most of the people get attracted to the field of mobile game development considering the big amount of money they get to earn following the success and popularity of game among audience. Now that your monetary goals are clear, you would obviously think of maximizing it by reducing the associated development cost. This is when you come across the question ‘how much does it cost to build a mobile game?’ This question cannot be answered roughly for the fact that the development cost depends on several factors, namely complexity, features and platform for which it is to be built. Let’s consider these varying factors and fix an approximate budget for building mobile game. Complexity of Mobile Game What will be the complexity of mobile game you plan to release? Is it going to be simple one of earning points without much difficulties or levels? Or do you plan to launch a power pack and high graphics mobile game with lot many challenges coming up as you complete each stage?
  3. 3. Note down the answers to all these questions as they will form the base to calculate the making cost of mobile game. For example, the game with high-end functionalities will require inclusion of advanced code and graphics, thereby increasing the associated development cost. Which Platform do you choose? Android, iOS, Windows or Blackberry? The development cost largely depends on which platform do you plan to release the game? iPhone game development requires less time for its creation. On the contrary, Android game development takes longer as it has to account for the compatibility for several older versions. More development time means increased production costs. On the other hand, some of them demand the mobile game to be released on multiple platforms. In such cases, cross platform compatible mobile games have to be build, which may cost higher when compared to native mobile games. Whom do you Choose as your Development Partner? With the mobile app market booming, several start-ups as well as experienced firms engage in mobile game development work. The prices charged by these companies differ. Factors such as number of years of experience, past work, success and reputation in the market influence the rates charged by them.
  4. 4. Freelance developers are cheapest in terms of prices, but it is a bit unreliable to trust freelancers for high quality work. Start-ups usually charge lower than experienced firms to attract clients and build a good portfolio. Post Release: Game Maintenance Costs Once the game is released in the App Store, you have to keep a track of user feedback to find out possible bugs and scope of improvement. User feedback has to be acted upon so that you do not lose out existing audience. For this reasons, games come up with new updates and versions in the process of improving user experience. The development cost will vary according to how frequently you want to come up with updates for mobile game. Game maintenance and versioning costs have to be included while calculating the budget for mobile game development. To Conclude: If experienced and reputed mobile app development company is your choice, then be prepared with the budget ranging between $500,000 and $1,000,000. Is this figure too high for you? Consider hiring services of startup or less recognized company that can cost you between $150,000 and $450,000. However, if you have simple game idea in mind, budget between $50,000 and $100,000 may also do.
  5. 5. Caption and Photo Credit: www.hiddenbrains.com “ Mobile game development cost is often a matter of concern for most entrepreneurs. This article gives you an approximate budget required for mobile game creation depending on your requirements. “
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