Probably, only a few of us would care to look back on how video games started. Perhaps most of us are more interested in the big future of the industry. For those who don’t know, the history of video games started in 1940. American television pioneer Thomas T. Goldsmith, Jr. invented the first arcade game in 1947. That arcade game was first called as cathode ray tube amusement device. Arcades didn’t get mainstream exposure until the 1970s and 1980s when home computer consoles and games were introduced. The Golden Age of arcade video games took place in the late 1970s and early part of the 1980s. Among the important figures during this age were Taito and its Space Invaders, Pac-man creator Namco, and video game companies like Nintendo, Sega, Cinematronics, Williams, SNK, Centuri, and Konami.
Since this era, the video game industry never looked back. Some of the hottest consoles before were Atari 2600, Magnavox Odyssey, Famicom, NES, TurboGrafx-16 and SNK Playmore’s Neo Geo. Right now, only a few gamers would remember these companies. One thing that made all of these more forgettable is the advent of mobile games.
People can’t help but fall in love with mobile games. They’re too fond of such games that they even forgot how consoles delighted them before. You can’t blame people if they’re into games such as Hitman, Temple Run, FIFA, Word puzzles, Sims City, Modern Combat. These games, which are among those that flourish in the mobile game development, make everything easier for casino enthusiasts. On their smartphones, they can play slots, blackjack, roulette, and craps. All they need is a mobile computer that can connect to the internet. They can win cash right in the comfort of their own home. No need to drive through traffic, take a day off from their busy schedule, or get stressed out by incompetent land-based casino services. Everything you want from a casino is found on your smartphone. Mobile betting games are bigger in Europe, particularly the United Kingdom and France. According to a market report by Ofcom Communication, real money mobile games are worth US$ 2.2 billion and are expected to grow by US$4.5 billion after three years. That’s a whole lot of profit from casino mobile games alone.
The mobile game industry is rising, with more and more and developers leaning towards the creation of games fit for mobile computers. You can say that a brighter golden age for video games is in the offing. There’s nothing wrong if mobile computers are in the driver’s seat because for sure, they will take the video game industry in a place where it will grow even more. The future of the industry is bright, thanks to the legacy that Mr. Goldsmith, Space Invaders, Famicom, Pac-man, and Atari 2600 started.