How to be a Successful iPhone Game Developer?
The developer world is struck with the iPhone Game Development craze and developers are more than excited to grab the opportunity to make a mark in the iPhone Game Development industry. Because of repetitive occurrence of iPhone developers making huge money in the news developers from across the world are being attracted to the lucrative opportunity the game development industry has brought. However, not all iPhone developers made huge money via the application store. There are many iPhone Developers who in spite of making good apps dint make enough profit, the reason being lack of proper knowledge on the industry and other technical nuances.
Unique gaming concept and easy user interface
Simply copying other established games is not going to fetch much of an advantage to you as detecting a fake concept game concept is easy to catch and people won’t be interested in downloading a game which they have already played. Compromising on usability and user interface could prove to be fatal cause the game will go hot on the AppStore only if users will find it easy to operate.
Game pricing model
Giving a game away for free is not going to fetch you any money neither owning a totally paid application is not wise as iPhone users will want to first test the app themselves before making a commitment. One good pricing model will be giving away the basic version of the game for free and making interested users pay for unlocking higher levels of the game.
App or Game marketing is a key aspect which many developers fail to realize the importance of. Many iPhone developers are in a false notion that a good game will market itself and one need not market it. But the fact is far from reality. Getting people to review the game on the AppStore and getting minimum number of downloads can do a lot to boost rankings. Press releases, blog reviews and social media marketing will help in building a buzz about the game in the pre-launch phase. (Source: Tech 4 World)