Mobile gaming is not an easy industry to break into.
Mobile gaming is getting bigger and better every day, and with more and more independent video game developers comes more saturation within the market. Today, some big names such as @callofduty Mobile, @pokemon Go, and Aquapark.io dominate the market, but just how much of the market share do they own, and who owns the big name brands.
Voodoo Games, a video game developer based out of Paris, France, has become one of the biggest developers on the mobile platform. Their game Aquapark.io has more than 25 million downloads on @apple devices, making it the most downloaded game of the second quarter of 2019. However, this is not the only game they have found success with-Helix Jump has been downloaded over 528 million times, Balls vs Block has been downloaded over 161 million times, and paper.io 2 has been downloaded over 213 million times.
While Voodoo has found massive success, companies like @microsoft, @ea, and @nintendo continue to dominate the market, with their games that are massive successes year after year. @activision owns Call of Duty: mobile, one of the hottest games on the market right now, while Electronic Arts owns big-name titles such as Madden Mobile, Fifa, and NBA Live.
With these major companies racking in the majority of the profits, one must wonder if small independent developers can make a living by making apps these days. It is always important to look for new releases from smaller companies to ensure that you are playing the best games out there.