The Social Network Game Development industry is continuing to quickly expand and revenue is anticipated to grow exponentially in the five years to 2013. The surging adoption of the internet and social networks, increased leisure time, and the penetration of new markets, has driven revenue higher over the period. Although the industry will experience slow growth over the next five years, beneficial trends such as increased broadband connections and rising disposable income, will keep industry revenue rising.
Companies in this industry develop video games played on a social network platform. This includes websites such as Facebook and smartphone applications. The games developed within this industry are free to play and do not require the user to own any software or console to participate. Companies earn revenue through the sale of virtual goods within a game and also via advertisements. The Social Network Game Development industry is a fairly new research area that was established in 2007.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.