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A brief history of digital gaming

Published on November 14, 2014, by in Gaming.

Digital gaming is not a new phenomenon. It has been around since the time of indoor games; only changing its form. Digital gaming has evolved over the years and has become an independent industry with great creative and professional potential. Origins (1940 – 1960) The beginning of video games has its foundations in the attempts of developing artificial intelligence. From the installation of the very first ENIAC computer to the present day powerful microprocessors; video games have always witnessed growth along with developments in hardware and software. This is why it is difficult to pinpoint the very first video game ever created. There is a large possibility that any number of puzzles, arcade and card games and/ or military simulations that have long been forgotten from human memory could be contenders for the first video game. And yet, Nimrod, launched in 1951, is the very first popular, commercially available video

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Trends in Digital Gaming

Published on December 24, 2012, by in Gaming.

Digital Gaming is transforming at a tremendous pace. It is difficult for developers to come up with fixed formulae of success. Games are being developed for various digital spaces (online, mobile, consoles, tablets), opening multi-dimensional opportunities for developers. Research firm Ovum predicts that the digital gaming market, which comprises of online games played on the PC, console, or Smartphone, will double over the next five years to $53 billion. Statistics from Entertainment Software Association (Fig. 1) show the popularity of the gaming genres irrespective of the platform. Fig.1   Popular Trends in Gaming The gaming industry is popularly divided between two business models. 1) Free-to-Play Free-to-play (F2P) are games available free of cost for download/play on social media or mobile. The model was introduced in the form of multiplayer online games and helped to fight piracy. F2P further branched out to the Freemium model. Freemium model allows the player to avail and

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Mobile Gaming

Published on July 3, 2012, by in Gaming.

Stuck in a traffic jam or waiting in a queue or simply bored? Now, you can play your favourite Angry Birds, FarmVille or Words with Friends anywhere, anytime, thanks to the mobile gaming revolution. Mobile gaming is a craze that has revolutionized the hand held gaming experience on the go. The increased penetration of smartphones like Android devices & the iPhone, etc have made it much easier to download &play these games. Also, they provide a rich, realistic experience similar to computer based or console gaming, thanks to new & improved technology. A study by International Data Corporation, an analyst firm predicts the revenues from dedicated handhelds, mobiles, and tablets to cross $20 billion by 2015.   The leading companies that have dominated the mobile gaming space so far are Glu mobile, Rovio, EA Mobile, cap com, Gameloft, DeNA, and GREE.   Top 5 mobile games 2011   Zynga’s acquisition

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