Market analysis: iPhone Games and Development

gamingdevice_hero20090909Game Developer Research has revealed select results of its first ever State of iPhone Game Development report, helping to illuminate the iPhone and iPod Touch game software market.

The iPhone game development market is growing, and  game development projects are becoming more ambitious. Select report metrics have revealed a trend towards longer development cycles for iPhone games currently in production.

The full 39-page report uses iPhone App Store data and an anonymous survey of almost 150 current iPhone developers to outline a number of important data points. These include purchase prices for iPhone games, the effects of and reason for post-launch price adjustments on games, download number ranges, game porting trends, and many other vital stats.

“This survey shows the increasing importance and maturity of the iPhone game market,” said Simon Carless, director of Game Developer Research. “The open platform seems to be encouraging a multitude of developers to jump on board, creating an intriguing melting pot of short form and more sophisticated game titles.”

For more information on the report, which should be extremely useful for businesses and individuals considering pricing and genre possibilities in the packed iPhone game space, please visit the official Game Developer Research website.