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Mobile Gaming in SriLanka ( small survey )
« on: August 14, 2011, 11:38:46 am »
Ok i want all of your input on what you think the future of mobile gaming in srilanka will be ,

Is it likely to take off in a successfull manner ?

Are there a lot of independent developers willing to join the scene under a recognized distributor ?

How many of you would consider paying a small sum of money to purchase a mobile game with a srilankan context ?

Any ideas on how the mobile gaming scene could be improved compared to current situation ?

THanks in advance for participating :)  (Y)
Re: Mobile Gaming in SriLanka ( small survey )
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 03:22:20 pm »
There might be a small sector of ppl who will be OK with paying a few bucks for games on mobiles, these ppl are the ones who can afford a iPhone, i pad and so on. More like the luxury market. There might be a very niche set of people who will buy a game or two now and again. And im sure most indi devps will join not long before another distributor comes (its just business) Rite now i think it would be a good venture for the mobile gaming sector. But major promotions need to be done in advance.
Re: Mobile Gaming in SriLanka ( small survey )
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 06:10:43 am »
There were 3 Java games developed by Dialog which are sadly no longer available.

Colombo Ride 3D was the most successful mobile game produced in Sri Lanka:

Back to the questions,
Hopefully yes, thanks to GTS and all the other mobile game developers in SL.
Many would buy a mobile game if it did cost less than SLR. 100 or so, which is not at all a sufficient amount for the developers to gain some profit or benefit from. Most of the Sri Lankans including me, hardly have bought games or applications thanks to torrents and the vastly available cracks and serial numbers.
It will take sometime for us to learn the habit of paying for the developer's hard work on producing the game.

Sri Lanka still holds the second position in the whole world for having the most number of cracked softwares and games. (Bangladesh is the first)  ;)

The best way to improve mobile gaming is to make games with good graphics, that run fast (with less or no lag at all) and are also compatible for most of the mobile phones used in Sri Lanka today. This is never an easy task :)
Re: Mobile Gaming in SriLanka ( small survey )
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2011, 11:14:34 pm »
not a good idea tbh the mobile providers here will rip you off