CABA Information Series

(IS-2012-110) Trends in Digital Gaming: Free-to-play, Social and Mobile Games

This report from Parks Associates explores current trends in digital gaming. Most gamers are casual gamers and have been attracted to the gaming world by social or free-to-play games through platforms like smartphones and tablets. Free-to-play games allow players to play for free and only pay when they want to enhance their gaming experience. Social/Facebook games are often viral and can scale up their user base very fast. The number of mobile phone gamers is on the rise with the increase of smartphones. Tablets will have a large impact on the mobile gaming market and its monetization potential. Revenue models for mobile gaming are discussed.






















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