Outsourcing of game development
In this globalized world, outsourcing the development of software applications became very common. Starting from small apps to complex banking applications, everything is being outsourced to reliable and reputed offshore firms. Internationally popular firms are also outsourcing their projects and this behaviour is encouraging the small firms to try outsourcing once. Most of the small firms are extremely happy with the output received from offshore developers and the increased number of outsourced projects proves this trend. If one closely observes this trend, India and Ukraine are the top gainers of outsourcing and several start-ups turned into million dollar corporate companies.
Game development is one of the few sectors which have been growing at a constant pace for the last two decades. Clients are coming up with new ideas and developers are implementing them perfectly. Computer games, console games, web based games, gaming apps etc. come under the gaming category and of all these, mobile gaming apps are growing at an unprecedented rate. Popular gaming companies like EA sports, Ubisoft, Bandai Namco Games etc. started developing smart phone games way back. Most of these companies also outsource some part of the game development to offshore firms.
Dedicated software development kits are also available for games development. For example, most of the professional android game developers use Unity to develop games. Some game development kits are free to download and use where as some SDKs are expensive. Some SDKs are suitable for some types of applications and only experienced firms knew these details. Offshore firms which dedicated themselves for games development have better understanding on these things and it is always better to opt for such firms.
Every client wants their games to be professional, user friendly and unique. But most of the clients hesitate to outsource the game development doubting the ability and reliability of the off shore firms. Most of the start-ups try their level best to offer utmost satisfaction to clients as this help in spreading positive mouth talk. Also, the established firms try to retain their clients and safeguard their reputation by offering high quality services. There are some instances of clients getting substandard services and delay in services but such instances are very rare.
Realistic and virtual games are popular from long back and movie production houses are also taking advantage of this. Some production houses are releasing games based on their movie themes and promoting movies. Also, some production houses got ready to produce movies based on games that are successful. Angry Birds, Warcraft, Need for Speed etc. are some of the movies which were made based on the game themes. So, movie and gaming industries are importing popular things from one to other and indirectly helping each other.
This is the perfect time to enter gaming market if your ideas are creative and unique. Flappy Bird, created by a Vietnamese app developer Dong Nguyen, became very popular in 2013-14 and the developer was able to earn more than $50,000 per day through in-app advertising. So, anyone can become successful in the gaming industry if his ideas are innovative. Those who have unique ideas can fulfil their dreams by outsourcing the game development to professional offshore firms.
Game development is an art and only creative minds can master it. Several things like user interface, level based difficulty, colour combinations etc. play an important role in game’s success and professionals can do a better job in selecting all these things. It is really hard to master all these things if one doesn’t have any previous experience in game development. Even a small mistake in any of these things can give disastrous results and these mishaps can be easily prevented by opting for offshore firms.
If you are inexperienced, it is really hard to assess the chances of game becoming success and making money. Only an experienced firm can offer valuable monetization tips which are very important to reach final goal. Implementing the right strategies is very important to reach your target and offshore firms are very good at offering suggestions. Note that the client will have the final authority to take decisions and it is up to him to implement the suggestions offered or not. In Google Play and iTunes appStore, freemium model games are the new trend and in these games, in-app purchase feature is included to generate revenue. Outsourced firms are really good at adding these in-app purchases.
Project completion time can be drastically reduced in case of outsourced projects. It is the responsibility of the client to explain things in the right manner and in the first meeting itself; he should clearly tell the developers about his requirements. This way, there will be more changes of project becoming success without any hiccups. The client should give utmost importance to first briefing and continue the same spirit throughout the end.