How Mobile Game App Development Is Making Its Presence Felt in the Market

There are many advantages of using gaming apps on phones and smart devices, For one, these devices are portable and these can be easily carried around. Increasing popularity of such games have led to tremendous scope for mobile game app development . Games that are available on smartphones and tablets today can either be embedded on the phone or downloaded from portals. MMS, SMS or GPS are also commonly used.

Software created through mobile 3D game development comes with realistic graphics. Better hardware and technology results in an enhanced gaming experience for the user. Interestingly, several reputed cellular phone manufacturers also come out with phones that have integrated gaming console features, which includes navigation and control buttons.

Games have been known to be highly lucrative mobile applications. For the iPhone, these apps have accelerated the popularity of its platform and the same is being witnessed by Android devices. Mobile game app development is also being used to engage car buyers, such as German auto major Volkswagen launching the new GTI through an all-mobile campaign. As a smart device, it is the iPad which is still far ahead of its competition due to innovative design and apps.

Different Types of Mobile Games in Use

Multi-player and 3D mobile games are heavily in demand throughout the current market. The following are the various types of games in the smart device market:

Location-Based Games: Under this type, games make use of GPS services from network providers to track the device user’s location. Treasure hunts, street games and adventure games are a part of these. An example of the same is Life is Magic, created by Red Robots.

Cross-platform Games: As the name suggests, this software can be used on multiple platforms. For example, it can be played both on the console and on the mobile phone. However, there would be some differences between the two.

Connected or Online games: Several users can participate together in this form of gaming, through a common network. Strategy games are an example of the same.

Community games: These can be used for the integration of various social communities. As an example, Facebook on phones can be used to participate in cricket.

Serious games: Today, m-Learning is gathering momentum in several countries. Main objectives of such games are education and learning. Certain health and nutrition-based games come under this category.

A mobile app design company has to carry out vigorous testing before launching a particular game. Specific programmers are recruited in a company who play these games again and again, to figure out the best course of development in these companies.

PES 2013 – The Only Video Game For Footy Fans

PES 2013 by Konami launches on PS3, XBOX 360, Wii and PC this autumn and will give FIFA 12 a run for its money this year if the online rumblings are to be believed. The PES franchise has been around for 16 years and progressed through many iterations both in title and game play style, so what makes Pro Evolution Soccer so popular?

If you live in North America, the chances are that unless you are a die-hard ‘soccer’ fan, this event will simply pass you by, but if you live in the rest of the world, most specifically in Europe, then as every PES fan knows, the football season starts in August, but you only get to play out your own footy fantasies come October, when the latest and greatest version of PES hits the video game shop shelves.

It all started way back in video game time, actually 1996, when Goal Storm was released on the PlayStation. Since then, PES has moved through several naming conventions and the latest update will be called PES 2013. It will go head to head like it has for the past 16 years with Electronic Arts (EA) and their masterpiece – FIFA (12). There are really only these two games vying for gamers’ hard cash every year and if anything that makes the competition even more fierce.

You see the two games have battled it out year on year and this year PES stands a chance of getting back to the top of the pile. It has been languishing behind for the past 5 or 6 years, due in part to complacency, but also the resurgence and downright brilliance of FIFA.

The facts of the case are this your honour;

FIFA (which stands for Federation Internationale de Football Association) as the name might suggest, is an officially endorsed football game, this means that the game comes replete with all the real player names, team names, football kits, competition names and stadia. PES has never had these rights and has had to rely on an editing mode and the ingenuity of the gamers who buy the game to recreate all of the aforementioned details, liveries and stadia. This has fostered a powerful online community purely along editing interests, but when coupled with the obvious game play advantages of PES you begin to see why the popularity of the game is still so high.

So what are these game play advantages?

Well, the trade off in the licensing situation has always been overcome by the sheer beauty of playing PES – it is a game for footy fans. The actual game play has always more closely mirrored the real game, whereas FIFA has traditionally suffered in this area. Playing PES in the first few years was always pure fun, games were high scoring, but varied, FIFA always felt staged and the ball never seemed to behave like a real football, feeling much too floaty. By comparison, PES footballs have always had a weight to them and challenges between players have felt meaty.

An analogy between the two games is to think of FIFA as being a Premier League or Champions League setup, it looks polished and has endorsements coming out of its ears, but it isn’t really true football, it’s a pre-packaged version of the game designed to ensnare glory hunting footy fans, the ones who shout about how great their team is despite knowing nothing about their own teams history.

Pro Evo on the other hand is jumpers for goalposts, dirty knees and eating soggy cornish pasties on a cold, wet Tuesday night away to Barnsley! The analogy might be lost on many and that to some degree proves a point, football isn’t always shiny, multiple step-overs and pink Nike boots, it’s about the teams outside the Premier League who still have fans that turn up for every home and away game, despite not having seen their side win anything for years. That is real football and that is what Konami have tried to encapsulate, despite being based in Japan.

To a large degree they have succeeded, but the line has been blurred between the two games in recent years. FIFA has now moved very close to matching the whole ethos of PES, some say their game play is actually better, I still disagree with that statement, but certainly with the online patches available now to PES gamers, they can sidestep the licensing issue and create photo-realistic players, teams and kits – which means the two games are very much on a collision course to meet in the middle.

Konami have cheered up their fans in previous years by securing licence rights to the England National team, two Premier League teams and various other leagues and players around Europe and the world. This has undoubtedly helped, but give me a fake named Man Red (Manchester united) and quality game play any day over the FIFA version of football. At the end of the day I buy football computer games because I like to play games that recreate the beautiful game, FIFA now does it well, but PES does it better and I’m just hoping that the next instalment of PES 2013 will again give me that option to take the mighty Derby County to European Glory!

Surrey BC Is Ahead Of The Game By Installing Electric Car Charging Stations

Surrey electric car station

The Surrey museum, in Surrey BC, has an electric car charging station that charges your electric car in about 30 minutes.

Surrey is the first city in BC to have two fast charging stations, one at the surrey museum and one at Powertech – a subsidiary of BC Hydro. It amazes me that we can charge an electric car faster than some cell phones. Just think, where we would we be if “big oil” hadn’t suppressed the electric car 20 years ago?

Surrey also requires gas stations to provide an alternative fuel service in all new gas stations being built. I’m not one for the government controlling everything in our lives, but when it comes to these huge industries (Oil) I think there needs to be some sort of regulation for our protection. If it were up to “big oil” we would be consuming even more then we do now.

There has been a lot of talk about sustainability lately; it’s nice to see some action. I attended the Langley Economic Forum last month and Key Note Speaker Don Burden (Director of Innovation and Inspiration, Wable and Livable Communities Institute) gave a great speech on sustainability and community awareness. He talked about neighbourhoods that are built around walking and cycling, not bigger roads for cars. A Community where our kids can walk to school comfortably and safely, and play in the park instead of putting their face in front of a screen.

I like this idea, it’s funny it kind of reminds me of my childhood. Although in my day (Okay I am officially “old”) this wasn’t an innovative idea, it was just “life”. We walked to school, we played outside, we only watched one show on TV, we got dirty, and we used our imagination. When did “being a kid” get so complicated? More cars, more phones, more computers and more TV’s aren’t as great as the advertisements claim.

Sorry I got on a bit of a rant there.

It’s hard to miss the news about the insane typhoon that devastated the Philippines last week. I watched in horror as families and homes were destroyed, and wonder if it could have been different. Our climate is changing before our very eyes; it’s about time we change too.

Being hit with a 100 year storm every year is not a future I want for my grandchildren.

We need more participation in alternative fuel innovation. My flex fuel car isn’t cutting it. Our oil addiction isn’t cutting it.

I believe that Surrey is on the right track with all the improvements to Surrey Centre City and their move towards alternative fuel services. It’s no wonder they are the #1 Real Estate Investment Community.