There are more mobile games than ever. So why are great ones so hard to find?

Puzzle game or Platformer? City Builder or Adventure?

With half a million mobile games to choose from, it’s only natural to start out your search by checking out the “Top 50” on a platform like the App Store. How else to find the best games on the market? After all, the higher the number of downloads, the better the game.

Right?

Maybe. But maybe not.

What’s the secret to becoming a “Top 50” game? Is it addictive, well-designed gameplay? Quality, eye-popping artwork? Engaging, deeply-immersive plot?

…Or is it something to the tune of $150,000?

When it comes to mobile app downloads, it’s no secret that quantity often stems from massive marketing budgets.

This is because the mobile app market is beyond saturated. As the total number of mobile games grows, so do marketing budgets. And as a result, games with the budget to get onto the Top 50 list tend to stay on the Top 50 list.

So what does all this mean? It means that there are thousands of great games you’ll never find on a “Top __” list. It means that you probably wouldn’t get the chance to play those games by flipping through download popularity charts. And it means that if you’re looking for a way to find those games, we have something for you.

Curious? Let’s end with a quick quiz.

Do you want to:

  1. Explore the wide mobile games landscape?
  2. Find the games most relevant to your tastes?

If your answer to either of those questions was “yes,” then this is for you:

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Welcome to a brand-new mobile expedition experience!

screen-01Chances are, you’ve heard of Bejewelled, Angry Birds, and Temple Run. So have all your friends. (And so has most of the world.)

Beyond these famous names, though, what else is there? You have a feeling that a whole hidden trove of games waiting to be discovered. But how would you find them? They’re not on the iTunes Top 10, or on the Google Play store.

You could furtively, hopefully, try typing specific things into the search bar: ‘racing’, ‘car’, but when you’re being shown a drop-down list of 10 out of a myriad of search results, it feels hopelessly tedious.

screen-02(And why, when you ask Google Play to show you other games you might like after a particularly satisfying game of Angry Birds, does it offer you Brothers in Arms?)

The world of mobile games deserves to be discovered in a way that does fuller justice to the amount of diversity, possibility, and fun out there. Current platforms don’t seem to cut it, so we created our own.

We’re the team behind Yttro: Game App Discovery, a mobile platform that helps you intuitively explore and discover game apps by upgrading your online browsing into a lavish, exploratory, and yet relevant mobile expedition.

What that means for users: is no-holds-barred access to a much fuller buffet of mobile game options, which unlocks much greater possibility for quality game app discovery than ever before.

What that means for developers: is a more levelled playing field that disrupts the hold of the app store top charts, providing unprecedented app exposure without the drawbacks of orthodox advertising.

We like it. We hope you do too! Be the first in on the action at yttromobile.com.