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How to Set Up an Online Gaming Business

October 14th, 2016 | by Brainpulse
How to Set Up an Online Gaming Business

The competition in the field of online gaming is ever increasing, that said, the number of players opting for online gaming over a brick and mortar establishment is also on the rise. So, it is by all means a good idea to set up your own gaming platform. However, remember that a gaming platform that can fight it out with the best of the best will not come cheap. So, you have to first determine what your investment capability is.

Types of platforms and software

There are many different types of platform in which you can make your game available; desktop, mobile, browser or social media.

  • For desktop based games your users would need to download and install a gaming client through which they can access your game.
  • The mobile games are not very different from the desktop games except that they are lighter and less resource intensive.Image result for How to Set Up an Online Gaming Business
  • Browser games are easy to access and there is no need to download anything.
  • Social media games are hosted on social media sites like Facebook and players need to have an account on the social media platform to access the games you are offering.

Getting the right software

If you are a programmer then you can develop your own gaming software, or if you have the resources, then you can hire a dedicated group of expert developers to build the software from scratch. This is a cost intensive option but will ensure a rich and unique gaming experience for your players.

The next best option is to get highly customizable gaming software from a gaming software developing company. For a high end gaming software with unique features, you will need to spend big bucks. But on the bright side, you will also receive marketing and maintenance tools in the package.

The cheapest option is to sign up with a network. The advantage is that you will be able to open up your business at a very low budget and you will receive every necessary tool for marketing and maintaining the business, on the downside, your gaming platform will be almost identical to all the other businesses in this network, so there will be nothing unique on offer. Another disadvantage is that if any website in the network gets a bad reputation, it will effect your reputation as well.

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