Mobile gaming prospects: the challenges to become a serious industry
Mobile games are a main example of both a successful mobile application and the increasing range of platforms for the media and entertainment industries. Against this convergent background, the paper introduces the basic features of the mobile gaming market and its industrial ecosystem with main actors and activities. Its focus lies on the challenges ahead for its evolution into a potentially dominant game platform and on the possible disruptions along this road. The future role of context and the deep personal relationship with the mobile device are considered to further explore mobile games link with users’ perceptions, players’ strategies and pending techno-economic developments.