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PocketGamer.biz Week That Was: Microsoft streams Halo 4 on Lumia, Zynga folds on gambling, and Gamevil acquires Com2us
By Matthew Diener 05 October 2013
Game Name: PocketGamer.biz | Manufacturer: Steel Media | Format: Android, iPhone, PG.Biz, iPad, Windows Phone
The sun might be setting on the wild west days of mobile gaming.

While the App Store was once an area where a talented and passionate developer could strike it rich with a game that broke all the rules and flew in the face of triple-A console releases, we're starting to see patterns emerge in mobile gaming that threaten the success of smaller studios.

Iconic pillars of mobile gaming like Clash of Clans and Candy Crush Saga generate millions with a by-the-numbers approach to gaming, and emerging developers often struggle just to get their game seen.

Do the little guys stand a chance, or will they eventually have to fall in step with the tried-and-true approach of multi-million dollar mobile success? Might there be room for both types of game on the market?

It's still a little too early to know for sure, but we ponder these questions and more as we look back on the week that was.

Tools and platforms MonetisationIndustry voicesFunding, start ups and acquisitionsFinally, are you looking Looking to get your game discovered? Come show us what you've got at our Big Indie Pitch in London this month.

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