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Competitive Multiplayer Mobile Games: Synchronous vs. Asynchronous

By Hannah Press on January 23, 2020 in Articles, Game Developers

Multiplayer mobile games drive long-term player retention by allowing players to compete for bragging rights or real prizes, and encouraging players to build social connections and communities through gameplay. To build a successful multiplayer title, developers must consider the game genre, style of gameplay, audience needs, and budget to drive early player adoption. 

This blog focuses on two major types of gameplay for multiplayer mobile games — synchronous and asynchronous — including the benefits and drawbacks of both, as well as key developer considerations.