Majority of mobile game developers struggle to make money

Mobile game developers are competing in one of the most difficult of all mobile application markets. Although the mobile game market is full of promise, it does not offer financial success to the vast majority of developers. The market is also entering a period of change, which will intensify competition. Mobile games are played by 101 million people in the United States, according to a recent study by Newzoo. Worldwide, the revenues are substantial. Juniper Research recently projected that the global mobile games market will be worth $18.3 billion by 2016. While some companies such as Rovio and Zynga have struck it rich, that type of success is the exception rather than the rule, as most game developers struggle to make meaningful revenues. Special Report