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Gaming on the go: mobile video games on the rise

Josa Lukman
Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Mon, October 14, 2019  /  05:35 pm
Gaming on the go: mobile video games on the rise

Compact form: 'Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links' brings the trading card game’s mechanics into a simplified version for smartphones. (Konami/-)

Plop down in any public space one of these days, and there will be at least one person glued to their phone screen while tapping furiously as sounds of battle rage on. Phone-based video games have come a long way since the low-res snake games you used to get on old Nokia phones, with some titles offering gameplay and graphics that could rival recent generation gaming consoles or desktops in experience. There is always something for everyone on the app markets both for Android and IoS. From casual titles such as Candy Crush to story and character-driven role playing games such as Final Fantasy and highly competitive action games such as PUBG and Fortnite. Indonesia is home to an avid mobile gaming market thanks to the relative affordability of smartphones, data plans and developers who are increasingly keen to enter the market. The latest title to be introduced to In...