Hey there loyal Appspy readers!
For our second edition of ‘The Question’, I asked you what excited you so much about the iPhone platform. The majority of the responses mentioned not only the portability of the platform (as everyone takes their phone with them no matter where they go), but the accessibility of games as well. With dozens of titles released each week, it’s true that players are never at want for gaming content. Of course it is difficult to separate the good from the bad when there is such a consistent slew of releases, but that’s why Appspy is here, to help steer you right!
Now for my answer. What excites me most about the iOS platform more than anything else is the low barrier to entry for developers. I’m in my early 30s and have been playing videogames for the majority of that time (since I was three or four). One of the driving factors of entertainment is that we as consumers are always looking for something new. As we age, the same old experiences don’t excite us as they once had, and the triple A game industry has started to become stale during this last generation of consoles. Luckily as this was taking place, not only was there a huge indie resurgence on the PC (and the console downloadable networks), but the iPhone hit at the right time to take advantage of the movement.
With a new control interface and the notion of designing around quick experiences, the iOS has given rise to a swarm of unique, engaging, fantastic gaming moments, and this momentum does not look to be slowing down anytime soon (especially as a lot of triple A developers are forming their own studios and focusing on the platform). Even after this many years, the potential of the platform is as strong as ever, and I look forward to being swept along for the ride.
I’d like to thanks everyone that participated once again. I appreciate your input, and your passion, especially that of Djrella659 and DarkScience this week.
There will be a new question up on Monday. Have a great weekend, and happy gaming all!