We’ve been crafting games for mobiles since the release of Unity, and iOS game development is now one of our main verticals.
At least half of our 460+ completed projects within the industry are games for iPhone and iPad. Players enjoy them: the games we’ve co-developed for the App Store achieved top review ratings, took Editor’s Choice awards, and got lots of positive comments.
If you’re searching for a development company for your iOS game, take a look at what we offer below — or check our portfolio.
IOS game development is developing video games for the iOS platform — for iPads and iPhones.
There are fewer games for iOS than for Android: Android game development is a bit cheaper. There’s a one-time fee of $25 you’re asked to pay before publishing — as opposed to the $99/year fee Apple asks of publishers; there’s also a less rigorous review process.
Because Apple introduced a more explicit opt-in for user data sharing in 2021, most mobile game advertisers (70%) are also on Android. That’s why game companies prefer to roll out early access/MVP versions of their games on Android first (especially if they monetize via ads) — but they do release them in the App Store after testing the waters within the Play Store.
Apple’s rigorousness about user privacy pays off, quite literally, in games’ revenue: iOS players cover about 58% of the total revenue companies and individuals receive by publishing gaming apps.
Game development & post-production for iOS is also often much easier: because Apple is a vendor of both hardware and OS, we can anticipate OS/device updates and prepare for them — within our games’ UI & UX, promotion opportunities, and so on. Android systems are very siloed, and Android devices are many.
Outsourcing iOS game development is a popular option for many companies. It can save time
and money and help you tap into a larger talent pool. It can help redirect your main team’s efforts towards other projects — new ones or those demanding your immediate attention. That’s the reason lots of studios choose outsourcing after releasing their game in early access on the Play Store. People also outsource if they want to create games in collaboration with more experienced players in the industry, if they lack specific talent and have no resources to look for it, and if they want a fresh perspective on the gamedev they’ve been doing.
There are three main stages of iOS game development (and any development, really): pre-production, production, and post-production.
Pre-production is all about planning what your game will be about, what the main mechanics, story, and visual style will be, etc. At this stage, it’s also best to understand how you’ll be monetizing your game and study Apple’s guidelines and terms related to implementing subscriptions or in-app purchases. The pre-production stage ends with crafting a visual style guide, GDD, and other documents that outline what’s going to happen in the game — in as much detail as possible.
Production is a multi-layered development process: designers work to make your world and characters visible, authentic, and lived-in. Developers make the world interactable, moving around the players — start-up all the gears. QA specialists catch bugs and errors after tests and run tests again. Then, the game is released.
Post-production is what happens after: the implementation of fixes & improvements based on players’ insights, data analytics, LiveOps services, support & maintenance.
Somewhere in the middle of the development process, marketing departments & artists start building campaigns for the game’s promotion — so that they would be ready for early access/full-blown launch.
IOS game developers, as we’ve mentioned, usually have less to worry about various screen sizes/OS versions, so it takes a little bit less time to build for this system than for Android.
The time it takes to create iOS game with iLogos varies depending on the size and complexity of the project. We can build a simple game in as little as 2-3 months, while a more complex game can take up to six months or more.
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