Widespread adoption of smartphones and tablets has led to a large uptick in consumers who can be defined as “gamers.” Add in consumer demand for rich gaming experiences that are akin to those found in PC or console games, it’s fair to say that mobile gaming has significantly evolved since the days of playing Snake or Space Invaders on a flip phone.
While development for mobile games shares a lot with development for PC and console games, it also requires additional considerations given that PC games are highly configurable and console games are developed for a specific device or set of devices. Well-developed mobile games are functional not just on a couple different operating systems, but on a diversity of smartphone and tablets. Along with gameplay, there are other fundamental components of mobile games that affect the consumer experience, such as integration with other applications on the mobile device (e.g. app store, payments, updates, social media).
Once a game or release is built, testing at an alpha and beta level may have already taken place, but whether the game will hold up in a global environment on a variety of scenarios is still a risk, and testing requires a totally different approach.
Virtusa offers testing services for mobile games that accelerate quality assurance for game’s on a global scale across devices, operating systems, APIs, security needs and other diverse production-ready considerations.