How to Create and Design a Successful Mobile Game

by Josh Biggs in Mobile on 15th July 2022

Mobile gaming has become a huge part of the gaming industry, and with good reason. Mobile games can be played anywhere, anytime, and are often free – making them an easy way to pass time on a long road trip or during boring meetings at work. However, creating a successful mobile game is not always as easy as it looks. Here are some tips for creating and designing your own successful mobile game:

  1. Staying Relevant and Up to Date with Gaming Trends is Key 

It is important to stay relevant and always check the latest gaming trends. Gaming trends are constantly changing, and you need to be aware of them if you want your mobile game to be successful. The success of other games can influence the popularity of certain types of games or can help show what trends are popular at a given time.

If your game does not take advantage of any new technology that is becoming available on other platforms, then it may not appeal as much to people who like playing similar kinds of games on those platforms.

  1. Choose the Right Genre

You should also choose the right genre for your game.

  • Choose a genre that’s trending. If you’re going to market your game and try to sell it, you need to know what’s popular in the market so that it will be easy for customers to find your app. It’s also easier for them to understand what type of game it is when they see it on store shelves or app stores because they can quickly associate a certain genre with a specific type of gameplay experience (for example, racing games usually involve driving cars fast).
  • Choose one that’s easy to develop. You want as little overhead as possible when developing your mobile game so that it doesn’t take too much time away from other projects that may have higher profit potentials than this one does or require more funding up front before making any money back through ads or in-app purchases (IAP) after launch day arrives later down the road once all those initial development costs have been paid off by sales revenue coming into their pockets from downloads made by other players around town who’ve heard about how good this title might turn out being once released onto Google Play Store or Apple App Store markets around the world.
  1. Learn from the Best

If you want to learn how to make a successful mobile game, there are two main things you need to do. First, take a look at the best-selling games in your genre and learn from them. Look at their features, layouts and design elements and see if there are any that you can use in your own game. You should also pay attention to what they did right: how did they make money? What kind of user experience did they create? Did the game have an interesting story or character? Did it have great graphics or sound effects? Was it fun for players (and not just addictive) because of its gameplay?

Second, take a look at some of the worst-performing games in your category (as well as those with major problems) and try to figure out why these titles failed despite having many good characteristics. This will help you avoid making similar mistakes when designing your own product.

  1. Don’t Procrastinate

Don’t procrastinate. As someone who has created and designed mobile games, I can tell you that it’s important to stay on task and avoid procrastination at all costs. When you’re in the middle of creating a new game, there will be tasks that come up that need your attention but aren’t immediately relevant to the main project. Don’t let these tasks sit on your To-Do list for too long: take care of them as soon as possible so they don’t become overwhelming later in the process! The same applies to emails—make sure to check them often so they don’t pile up in your inbox and distract you from working on what really matters (the game).

And finally, if there are any meetings or events scheduled in your calendar before launch day arrives (and there should be!), make sure not to neglect those either—these dates represent an opportunity not only for socializing but also for networking with other professionals who might contribute valuable insight into how best launch this title into its target market.

  1. Start Small, but Think Big

It’s important to start small and build up. You should really think big, but don’t overreach your abilities and resources. If you try to do too much on your own, chances are that you’re going to get overwhelmed and give up altogether. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! There are plenty of people who can help with specific tasks or parts of the project if you need them.

Finally, remember that developing a game is not something that happens overnight—even if it seems like it should be! While some games may be simple enough to create within a week or two, most games take months (and sometimes years) from inception until completion.


We hope you’ve learned a thing or two about how to create and design a successful mobile game. Remember: it’s all about creating something that people want to play. If you let your passion guide you, then your game will be able to soar through the ranks of the app store charts. Good luck!

Categories: Mobile