I used to sit in lectures and play ‘snake’ on my Nokia 3390 phone. I could pass a few boring minutes of anthropology with my trusty Nokia game. I could have brought in my old Nintento Gameboy for a round of Tetris, but the fact of carrying a game only addition to my already full pockets was too far of a stretch for me. Today I don’t find myself buying a PSP or Nintendo DS simply because I’d need a purse to carry everything that I have. I do carry a mobile phone around with me everywhere, and according to some, that’s a game console in itself.
“People have a gaming machine in their hand whether they want a gaming machine or not,” says Greg Ballard, CEO of Sorrent, a mobile gaming developer and publisher.
I can see downloading games to your phone mimicking today’s downloading of ringtones, what do you think?