Episode 41: Top Eight Mobile Game Trends in 2023

Mobile GameDev Playbook podcast by GameRefinery

What trends and features to look forward to in 2023? In this episode of the Mobile GameDev Playbook, we’re joined by Wilhelm Voutilainen and Teemu Palomäki, Chief Game Analysts from GameRefinery, a Liftoff Company, to discuss key trends in 2023.

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We discuss upcoming releases, potential new genres, and exciting trends. We also cover shooter games, predictions for monetization changes, events trends, and what will happen with blockchain games in 2023.

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Topics we will cover in this episode:

  1. Introduction
  2. What mobile games to look out for in 2023?
  3. 2022 was a tricky year for casual games. How’s 2023 looking like?
  4. Shooters have been a hot area over the last year or so
  5. IP trend will continue in 2023
  6. What does the future of gachas look like?
  7. Have we yet to see every iteration of Battle Pass possible? Clearly not
  8. Everyone wants to avoid App Store fees
  9. The popularity of subscriptions in mobile games has grown
  10. As games become more social, cosmetic monetization grows in popularity
  11. In-game event trends
  12. The biggest blockchain game teams have been silently developing their games

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