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Gaming on the go: Mobile video games on the rise

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 15 2019   /  02:30 am

Compact form: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links brings the trading card game’s mechanics into a simplified version for smartphones. (Courtesy of 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 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 smart...