How mobile gaming companies are now aiming to gain player loyalty

| September 23, 2019

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Massive advancements in technology have affected almost all sectors — including, of course, the gaming industry. Games these days are so much more than the beloved consoles of the 90s; and no longer are they just associated with children. Players come from all ages, backgrounds and classes — it’s now a dynamic – and for its developers, lucrative – form of entertainment. The growth has been dramatic: according to the World Economic Forum LLC, there were just 100 million gamers around the world. By 2018, that number had grown to 2.6 billion global players, with the average age of gamers in the U.S. at 35 years old. The revenue from gaming activities exceeded the $100 billion mark in 2017 — and is expected to reach $128 billion in revenues from 2020.

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