Recycling old mobiles could allow individuals to enjoy more games on their phone

11 August 2010 — 2:50 PM

Recycling old mobiles could allow individuals to enjoy more games on their phone

Games fans may want to recycle their old mobile so they can buy an iPhone, after it was revealed British game developers are focusing on creating games for the handset.

According to a survey from trade body Tiga, more than 50 per cent of makers made programmes for the iPhone and fewer titles were made for consoles such as the Xbox or PlayStation 3 over the last year.

Tiga's chief executive Richard Wilson said self-publishing gives those in the industry the chance to create a more diverse range of products.

"It also offers the opportunity for developers to establish and maintain a direct connection with consumers," he added.

Mr Wilson noted the popularity of smartphones and social networking sites like Facebook has led to a "surge" in online gaming, which has revived the independent development division over the last 12 months.

In a recent article for the Nokia Conservations Blog, a writer - known only as Ian - claimed retro games are making a comeback.

He explained Pac-Man is now available from the brand's Ovi Store.

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