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Mobile Game Design Essentials by David Nolte, Dr. Claudio Scolastici

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Designing mobile games

So far we have discussed game design in general. In this section we will cover design specifically aimed to the mobile platforms. Designing for the mobile platform has its own unique drawbacks and advantages and only by overcoming its traps and exploiting its features will you be able to create a product that can emerge from the competition and make money.

The differences between mobile and other platforms such as Personal Computer (PC) and console are significant, ranging from hardware capabilities to control schemes, to fruition, business models, and pricing policies. Let's delve into each of such categories.

Hardware limitations

Though the advancement of mobile technology allows high-end devices to have the same capabilities ...

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