Published on February 9th, 2007 | by Babar Bhatti3
Games on your Mobile
Have you ever been in a situation when you are stuck somewhere with time to kill and you start exploring whats on your phone and end up playing a game on your phone? If it has been a while that you played games on a small gadget then you may be in for some surprise. Mobile gaming experience has become much better over the last couple of years due to better processing power. As noted by eMarketer: The potential value of the mobile gaming market goes beyond the dollars earned from sales of games themselves. Users who play games on their phones spend more money on wireless phone services overall, and in-game ads and the branding power of games will make mobile gaming a strategically important tool for advertisers and marketers
Business recorder recently reported that Warid launched new Mobile Games. Warid claims to be the first to introduce 3D mobile games in Pakistan. Warid mobile games users will have a possibility to send their data to the global table for a truly unique experience. The Mobile Gaming part of Warid’s web site offers many choices and allows users to choose games for their handset.
Hamid Farooq, Chief Executive Officer, Warid Telecom said, “This experience will delight sensations for all video-gamers with its comprehensive list of 10 genres: Action, Adventures, Platform, Classic, Multiplayer, Sports, Pacing, Branded, 3D Games and Strategy.”
As explained at Wikipedia, Mobile games are developed using platforms and technologies such as Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Symbian OS, Macromedia’s Flash Lite, DoCoMo’s DoJa, Sun’s J2ME (Java 2 Micro Edition, recently rebranded simply “Java ME”), Qualcomm’s BREW (Binary Runtime for Wireless) or Infusio’s ExEn (Execution Environment). Other platforms are also available, but not as common. Java was initially the most common platform for mobile games, however its performance limitations have led to the adoption of various native binary formats for more sophisticated games.
For more about the current news and views about mobile gaming, see mobilegames.blogs.com.