For the first time in a long time, we here in Silicon Valley are seeing long stretches of rain and foul weather – sometimes lasting longer than a day! All of this rain is forcing us to stay indoors and, as we all know, there is only so much Netflix one can stream before they’re scraping the bottom. This brings us to the topic of the day: what to do when stuck inside for days at a time.
Tabletop games are a long established way of providing interactive entertainment across all cultures and peoples. If there is one universal fact about human nature, it’s that we love to play games. In more recent years, the interaction families and loved ones enjoy about games like Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, and Settlers of Catan have come to the land of app development.
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Gaming apps build relationships, create a sense of camaraderie, and strengthen existing ties to your loved one. Even better, prior to the digital revolution, games were largely confined to a local activity – i.e. everyone had to be the same room. Today, you could be in San Francisco playing a game with your loved one in Tokyo.
Apps are removing distances between partners by creating a digital communal space. Within this space, couples are finding more and more opportunities to connect, to have fun and to make a stronger relationship. Gaming apps are a big deal these days; that isn’t to say there is no money to be had. In fact, almost the opposite is true.
First and foremost, couples are a niche market. And what is one of the premier rules of digital marketing? Niche markets build your brand! Second, interactive apps are engaging and keep customers coming back for more. Engagement and reengagement are essential to the success of any product or service. Finally, with app development prices dropping rapidly, this is an excellent low investment opportunity with a high potential return.
So let’s take a look at the top interactive gaming apps for couples and what makes them the best.
Best Two Player Apps
1. Ticket to Ride
As a big fan of board games, this is one of my all-time favorite games. It basically involves players attempting to build the largest connect rail route in the game. Trust me, it’s a lot more fun than it seems. The good news is that the app is just as much fun, and doesn’t need a board to carry around. What makes this game app great? Other than a just being a fun game, the developers made it easy to play (aka lower obstacles to entry) and make it easy for multiple people to sign in and play. As an even cleverer step, the developers slightly altered gameplay and strategic approaches, making it a wholly second version (or tapping into the existing market). Develop your own gaming app today. Call Rob on 408.802.2885 and get a discount on your first app with SDI.
This game of economic domination is similar to the above and is a fun two player game. it has many different games possible depending upon the changing tiles. The app capitalizes on this unique feature and offers thousands of different game variants. Additionally, the developers use this to advertise their other Catan products, from the card game version to the expansions (offered as apps or as the original). This represents one of the most valuable marketing opportunities of the app world – the chance to push products to people who are highly interested in your products and very motivated to get newer versions. While this can be done in tabletop versions, an app allows a user to do it with a few clicks, without leaving Catan itself. Basically, it’s the perfect way to increase your revenue stream.
Who doesn’t love a good game of Trivia? Sure, it usually ends with someone sleeping on the couch, but it’s fun while it lasts! Trivia is a great way to learn fun facts and to test your Pop Culture knowledge. As an app, developers could ask for no better project. The obscure and minutia-based approach of Trivia plays extremely well into game app design. With the power of the internet, developers can provide thousand of categories. Like many game apps, QuizUp uses rewards and points to engage and re-engage users. Users can also purchase additional categories or sections with real money if they don’t want to wait for the point. Either way, you win.
4. Words with Friends
Basically Scrabble for the Millennial Generation, this app has been around for so long it could have little grandbaby apps. Despite its age, Words with Friends still regularly tops the list of best gaming apps around. This speaks to the abilities of the apps designers and developers: App development is an iterative process that continues well after launch. Users will get bored if content is updated and refreshed, or if bugs are corrected rapidly. The fact that Words with Friends is still one of the most popular interactive game apps on Android or iOS is a testament to their ability to listen to the market and make effective changes.
5. Draw Something
Draw Something is probably the most aptly named product on this list. Like a virtual game of Pictionary, this game offers a list of words from which users can pick one word to draw. The other user then attempts to guess what the word is from the drawing. This is probably the most simplistic games on the list, but is also one of the most addictive. This makes for a good-two punch combo of which app entrepreneurs should take notice: it’s inexpensive (both in terms of time and money) but has a high return. Even better, low maintenance and upkeep costs make this a great long-term venture for the smart businessperson.
Top Game App Developers
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