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Games developers select smartphones as most popular platform

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/06/2011

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The iPhone and other smartphones became the most popular gaming platform for developers for the first time this year, according to a study by the industry trade body Tiga published on Thursday.

British developers are increasingly choosing to release their games as apps on smartphones and Facebook, rather than traditional players such as the PC or games consoles.

Almost half of UK developers now produce games for mobile devices and social networks - with two-thirds opting for Apple's iPhone - according to the survey of 104 businesses by Tiga.

The shift to a new generation of mobile phones and websites comes as gamers have flocked to Facebook for titles such as Farmville and Cityville, and Angry Birds has dominated the market on smartphones.

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"Games developers select smartphones as most popular platform", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2011. Consulté le 20/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/games-developers-select-smartphones-as-most-popular-platform