27_image_75af5Today, game development is a business critical function that drives up the growth of a multibillion industry worldwide.
By the end of 2013 global game revenues are expected to reach $70.4 billion and see a 6% year-on-year (YoY) increase, according to the market research group Newzoo. In particular, with its 192 million players the U.S. gaming industry is expected to grow 2% YoY and earn $22.8 billion in revenue, while EMEA with an estimated population of 446 million players is projected to earn $19.5 billion and reflect a 4% YoY growth.
Mobile games represent the fastest growing sector that is predicted to reach 18% of the global market share and become a $12.3 billion industry by 2014.
Casual and social games segment accounts for 9% of the global gaming market share and is projected to bring in $6.6 billion, while PC boxed games are forecast to earn $6 billion in 2013.
Newzoo experts say consoles will continue holding onto the lion’s share of the global market – 43%, while computer screens will beat our TV as the primary viewing device.

Being at the forefront of game development since late 2000s, Intersog understands well the key trends and challenges of the gaming industry and offers high-end IT staffing and managed services allowing you to create cutting-edge games fast and cost-effectively and offer unsurpassed user experiences to your gamer audience.

Typically, there’re 14 game genres that can be developed at Intersog:

  • Action (2D/3D, adventure, combat, ball & paddle, party, stealth, time management)
  • Adventure (text-based, interactive movie, horror)
  • Compilation (role playing, sports, puzzle, shooter, strategy, simulation, racing)
  • Educational (interactive book, quiz games, test preparation)
  • Fighting (2D/3D)
  • Puzzle (action, adventure, maze)
  • Racing (aircraft/watercraft, demolition, Formula-1/indie, cycling, mission)
  • Role playing (isometric, strategy)
  • Shooter (platform, squad-based, vertical scrolling, fixed-screen, side scrolling)
  • Simulation (business / building / train sim, sports management, life development)
  • Sports (everything from baseball to martial arts to soccer to racing to ice skating, etc)
  • Strategy (real-time, empire building, card battle, tower defense)
  • Traditional (pinball, card games, hidden objects, jigsaw puzzle, game show, logic / trivia games)
  • X/Adult (action, casino, board game, screensaver, sports game)

A standard game development process consists of 7 consistent steps:

Initial planning

game developmentAt this stage you’ve got a game idea, have done a comprehensive research including competition, average gamer profile, market conditions and other factors, and have compiled your future game’s description in a requirements document with detailed elaboration on the game themes, volatility levels, key featured and perks, etc.

Technical review

At this stage you involve game development consultants and technical specialists into your game description review and receive their feedback and suggestions on resources, platforms and technologies needed to develop your game in the best possible way.

Game development and design teams setup

Based on the input from technical specialists and project management, you build up your game development and design teams (either onshore or offshore or create a distributed development environment) and get your project manager’s and team leads’ feedback on the concept art, development milestones, deliveries, post-release marketing, etc.

Features and math

At this stage your game development partner involves mathematicians to define and create unique math models and algorithms to best reflect your game ideas and objectives as determined during the previous analytical steps.

Game design and artwork

Your game design team creates and submits static art and design elements for your approval. At this stage all templates and other design specs are created and sound and visual effects are finalized. The outcome is a playable game demo.

Game integration

At this stage your game development team integrates the game to the chosen game development platform. It requires gathering the necessary documentation, APIs and server support as well as game product quality assurance and control.

Game delivery

This is the final stage at which your game developer partner provides you with all game assets, source code and release documentation.

After the game has been developed, you submit it to an appropriate marketplace (an app store or e-commerce site such as Amazon), promote it and start earning your game revenue.

The biggest advantage of choosing Intersog as your game development service provider is that we have access to all major e-skills and technologies needed to develop your casual, social or mobile game quickly and at a lower cost.