Over half of game devs intend to release on tablets and smartphones, survey says

by Mike Rougeau

February 20 2014

The second annual State of the Industry survey, conducted in anticipation of the 2014 Game Developers Conference, shows that mobile development is bigger than ever.

Don't worry if you can't read the chart—all you need to know is that the big, green bar represents developers who intend to release their next game on smartphones and/or tablets.

The survey polled over 2,600 of the North American developers who attended last year's GDC in San Francisco, and it found that 51 percent are aiming at mobile platforms with their next releases. It also found that PS4 is the most popular platform among developers who focus on consoles.

In addition, self-publishing and self-funding across all game developers are unsurprisingly on the rise, at 64 percent and 52 percent of those polled, respectively.

Meanwhile, only 11 percent of all devs said they'd used crowdfunding.

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