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About Mobile Game Development

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As the most popular category of app, games have the potential to reach an incredible number of users. Whether passing a few minutes with a casual puzzle or getting engrossed in an interactive storyline, mobile device users love games.

Games offer several alternatives for monetization. The simplest is the pay-to-download model, in which a user pays a certain amount to download the game initially. Much more common now is the in-app purchase model; with this strategy, the game itself is free, but special powers, additional vehicles, and other extras can be bought within the game. Finally, a free game can be supported by advertising. Here at Zco, we can advise you about all your options.

Unity

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For rapid and reliable game development, Unity is often the engine of choice. The integrated Unity Editor shows all assets and previews the look of the game without repeated compiling. Unity also accepts meshes, textures, anims, and bones from a number of different 3D modeling programs, including Maya, 3D Studio Max, Blender, and Lightwave.

Zco can build everything for you or take the 3D assets you’ve already made and fold them into a game. Output for iOS and Android devices makes cross-platform development simple, and the games can even be made for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and web browsers.

2D Games

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Millions of users of Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry have prompted developers to reinvent 2D games. RPGs, MMORPGs, arcade games, simulations, adventure games, and puzzles can all be enjoyed on smartphones and tablets.

With low hardware requirements, 2D games can be played on even older mobile devices, reaching a wide audience. Zco can provide concept design, character creation, 2D animation, game programming, and testing.

3D Games

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The most immersive games are rendered in 3D. With over 20 years of experience in game development, Zco brings expertise to both desktop and mobile projects. Using all the hardware on mobile devices – like the camera, accelerometer, and GPS – can make modern games even more engrossing.

Complete 3D games can be huge projects. With Zco, customers are free to provide their own 3D models, storyboards, and other assets to reduce costs. However much of the game development Zco ultimately handles, it’s all done in close consultation with the client.

HTML5 Games

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Browser-based games can be played on virtually any device. By taking advantage of robust built-in multimedia capabilities, HTML5 games reduce development time and reach the widest possible audience. HTML5 games can also be wrapped in native code for distribution on iOS, Android, Windows, and BlackBerry app stores.

HTML5 games, when hosted online, can be updated at any time without relying on the user. They’re easy to share with friends by sending a simple link. Page layout can always be adjusted to include different ads or promote new content.

Game Center

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Apple’s social gaming network, Game Center, is a powerful way to spread a game to new users. When developing games for iOS and Mac OS X, integrating Game Center functionality helps it get discovered and stay popular.

Game Center supports features like multiplayer, auto-matching to introduce players to each other, high score leaderboards, achievement tracking, and play between friends. Zco’s experience with the Game Kit APIs ensures that Game Center apps always work flawlessly.

Serious Games

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Whether your plans are aimed toward classroom education, physical health, strategy-based innovation, or even business development and training, Zco, as one of the pioneering serious games companies, can work closely with you to produce the best possible results for your users.

Serious games bring the fun and interactivity of gaming to bear on topics that need to be learned. From creating iconic characters for visual impact, to outlining game mechanics and requirements, to the full creation of the game itself, Zco can help with all aspects of translating any training regimen to a mobile game.

Gamification

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When aspects of competition and achievement are integrated into otherwise practical apps, that’s gamification. Badges, trophies, and scoreboards can motivate employees to be more thorough when using company apps. Both morale and productivity go up at the same time.

Zco offers extensive application development experience, including gamification for corporate and consumer apps. The more users enjoy an app, the better they’ll be at completing tasks with it.

Working With Zco

The development process considers the user interface, hardware capabilities, game mechanics, and visual appeal. Some clients come to Zco with every single detail of a game already mapped out and designed; we then integrate all existing assets with the game code. Others have a more general idea what they want the game to do, and we fill in the whole picture.

As with any project, we begin with a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to protect all parties. An Account Executive and Project Manager guide customers through the whole process, answering questions and providing updates the entire way.

  • Word-Ed

    The market for word-based mobile games is huge. Minor variations on placing tiles to score points abound, but Lissanded wanted to make something more unique. With a $0.99 price point, Word-Ed scratches the wordy itch with something different.

    Word-Ed is not only an entertaining game, but also a vocabulary-building activity. Players roll dice and guess where words in a list are hidden. Three different skill levels provide a challenge for players of all ages, and choosing a real-life or computer opponent makes the game both a solitary and social experience.

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  • AgRacer

    Fastline connects buyers and sellers of farm, construction, and trucking equipment through print publications, email newsletters, and online banner and classified ads. To increase brand awareness and connect with a younger demographic, Fastline engaged Zco to create a branded game.

    With detailed 3D graphics, AgRacer gives players a basic lawn tractor to race against other farm equipment. Tilting the phone or tablet steers the tractor. As the player progresses, he or she can upgrade to faster vehicles. The best players win real-world prizes. It is free to download and generates revenue through in-app purchases and billboards from advertisers within the game.

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Why Choose Zco?

 
  • Dependable 24-year veterans in the custom software industry
  • Large development team with unparalleled in-house technical proficiencies
  • Solution provider for hundreds of businesses including Fortune 500 enterprises
  • Builder of best-selling, award-winning apps generating millions in revenue & national media recognition
  • Time-tested project management built to maximize ROI on schedule and on budget
 
  • The people at Zco are true professionals, and I would highly recommend anyone looking for a software developer to take a close look at what they have to offer.


    Ron Caoua
    Morning Star

  • Thanks for the prompt turnaround, Zco rocks!!


    J. Ed Smith
    Utz Quality Foods, Inc.

  • You guys are amazing! Thank you for being such a good partner with us during our project and beyond!


    Kelly Alvord
    Patient Advocate Foundation

  • Michael and David did a great job and we’re very pleased with the end result.


    Kelly Caton
    BBC AMERICA

  • You guys are awesome, we will do business again!


    Ty Pham
    VNP TECHNOLOGIES

  • Zco did a great job, it is a pleasure working with them.


    Travis Davis
    Point N Time Software

  • I now have one of the coolest iPhone apps on the market. And it’s all thanks to the folks at Zco.


    Jimmy Dunn
    Eck App