The Spectacular Rise of the 2000s Gaming Landscape

Adekunle Joshua

During the 2000s, mobile gaming was widely popularized and easily accessible thanks to the popularity of smartphones and tablets

Casual games are simple to learn, removing some of the complexities of other genres, with engaging game loops that appeal to a wide range of players

Due to the availability of mobile devices and the ease of casual games, gaming became more inclusive and approachable and enabled people to play games whenever and wherever they wanted

Centralized app stores were launched by mobile operating systems like Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, making it simple for users to find, download, and install games

This brought about the Free-to-Play Model (F2P) as a means of encouraging consumers to download and play games

Mobile games have taken advantage of social media connectivity and integration to improve the overall user experience