After the initial boom of the mobile gaming industry, an industry wide slow down has been noted in the latter part of 2007. There is some good news on the horizon though. Many analysts predict that the move of cellular companies to incorporate cutting edge cellular technologies into their future releases will likely result in a new resurgence in the mobile gaming industry.

What are these new technologies? For starters there is touch screens, GPS capability, high-speed data networks, faster processors, motion sensors and cameras. With these enhancements, mobile gaming developers are seeing a great potential in the making that will affect the entire mobile gaming industry as a whole.

One mobile gaming publisher, Gameloft, announced through its vice president of publishing Gonzague de Vallois, that the company is aggressively working for a foothold in the future of the mobile gaming industry. Gameloft is the second biggest player in the mobile gaming arena, and de Vallois has stated that the company’s eventual domination of the market will be dependent on a combination of several different factors.

The mobile gaming industry has admittedly encountered numerous challenges over its relatively short life. There has been a positively huge number of different phones released over the years–most of them with different configurations and operating systems–and developers have had to work double time to ensure that their games can accommodate the needs of as many consumers as possible. In some cases, mobile gaming developers have even had to come up with 100 different variations on a single game, just to meet their company’s distribution goals. As you can imagine, with so many different versions designed to work for so many different platforms, some issues regarding the stability and even the compatibility of the games are bound to come up…and they have.

Mobile gaming publishers have also encountered problems with regard to showcasing their releases on the menus of their carrier partner’s products. There is generally far too little space on the menus to describe a game effectively, and this has caused some problems for games that don’t have commonly recognizable names. The way that menus are set up also makes it hard for users to find them, and in many cases they simply give up trying to make sense of the tiny menus.

Of course as far as mobile gaming devices have come over the years–these are actually some pretty advanced pieces of equipment we are talking about here–the bottom line is that they simply cannot compare with dedicated hardware gaming consoles in terms of performance. This concern has been particularly noticeable in some of the more ambitious games that were originally designed for hardware consoles and have merely been ported over into mobile gaming platforms. Many of these types of games did not fare too well after the move, with overly simplified graphics, less than satisfying game play and cumbersome user controls being some of the more common complaints.

Nevertheless, with advanced cellular technology firmly behind it, the mobile gaming can only get bigger and better from this point on.

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